Thesis defense by Navinder Brar, biology. Thesis title: "Evaluating Differential Gene Expression of Metolachlor Treated Human Liver Cells by Micro-Array Analysis."
Thesis defense by Hannah Bergan, biology. Thesis title: "A Neural Outgrowth Culture Model for Autism Using Valproic Acid."
Thesis defense by Josh Otten, biology. Thesis title: "Factors Influencing Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) Home Range Size in Iowa: A Comparison Between Suburban and Rural Populations."
This month's STEM Chat is a tour of the biology department's SynDaver Lab. The SynDavers (synthetic cadavers) are used to study anatomy, explore placement of medical devices and for surgical simulations. The SynDavers will have their organs in place during the tour. Those who wish to continue the discussion after the tour can walk to Maucker Union.
Daryl Smith and Bruce Stiles will lead the prairie walk. Paper bags for seeds will be provided. Meet at the Thunder Ridge Mall parking lot in Cedar Falls before 4:30 p.m. to car pool/caravan to the prairie. For those who want to join the group at the site, the prairie is located at the intersection of Butler and Mark roads. Park on the east side of Butler road south of the intersection near the sign of the west entrance.
Join the Friends of the Tallgrass Prairie for an evening of friends, fun and relaxation at Cedar Valley Art and Wine. Painting supplies and snacks will be provided. Registration and payment options are available online at http://www.cedarvalleyartandwine.com/September.
Maurine Neiman: "Sex in the Wild (and especially in New Zealand)."
Craig Tepper: "Symbiotic associations between Symbiodinium and two Marine Invertebrates."
Sarah Clayton: Sensitization of Hypertension: How Life Translates to Disease."
Alexa Sedlacek: "Weathering the Early Triassic: Linking strontium isotope stratigraphy to silicate weathering rates during the Permian mass extinction and Early Triassic biotic recovery."