Research In Progress (RIP) Seminar Series

Our RIP series is designed to give up-and-coming biologists a chance to practice their presentation skills in a formal, but friendly environment. RIP speakers are primarily invited speakers from the surrounding area as well as our Masters students preparing to defend their thesis. We try to cater to a variety of interests throughout the semester, although some semesters we are more one-dimensional than others.

This year we have initiated a new mini workshop series focused on providing graduate students the tools that they need to succeed in science, no matter where they may end up after graduating. We are very excited about this workshop series and we feel that they will be beneficial to all attendees. We hope to see many ECU biology students for these, and welcome others who wish to better themselves as scientists.

Hope to see you all on Mondays at noon this semester!

Seminars are held in room N106 in the Howell Science Complex.







September 5


State holiday, no classes




September 12

Fellowship Writing Workshop

Panel Discussion



Amelia Helms & Dan Newhouse

September 19






September 26

Chronic mild stress or cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonist THC treatments alter zebra finch song behavior in developmentally-dependent manner

Tessa Holland

Pharmacology & Toxicology, ECU

Ken Soderstrom

Amelia Helms

October 3

Altmetrics in Research Publication

Panel Discussion



Amelia Helms & Dan Newhouse

October 10


Fall break, no classes




October 17

Research Presentation

Matt Louder

Biology, ECU

Chris Balakrishnan

Dan Newhouse

October 24

3 Minute Thesis Workshop

Group Roundtable Discussion




October 31

Research Presentation

Amanda Rushing

Microbiology & Immunology, ECU

Isabelle Lemasson

Amelia Helms

November 7


Faculty Candidate Interview




November 14


Faculty Candidate Interview




November 21


Thanksgiving Break!




November 28


Faculty Candidate Interview




December 5


Faculty Candidate Interview




*Undergraduates (or their faculty mentors) who want to present a poster should contact Adam Stuckert (stuckerta10[at]

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