NE Algal Symposium

Members of the Trinity Algae Lab attending the 53rd Northeast Algal Symposium in April 2014 at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI.

L to R, Chris Lane (’99), Assoc. Prof. of Biology, URI; Nik Schultz (’14); Gina Filloramo (’10), grad student UNB; Craig Schneider; John Perella, honorary member; Thea Popolizio, grad student in URI and Trinity labs. Nik presented his senior research on western Atlantic Lobophora.

 

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Professor Dunlap in Panama

by emostoll on June 25, 2014

In Spring 2014, Prof. Kent Dunlap is on leave conducting research on electric fish in Panama. Working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Dunlap is investigating the effects of the natural environment on the brain and hormones of electric fish. In particular, he is examining how naturally occurring  predators influence the  rate of brain cell proliferation and stress hormone production in electric fish. This work expands on his previous work on the effect of seasonal changes on the brains of electric fish conducted in Uruguay in 2009.  His research is done in collaboration with researchers from Canada and Germany and is funded by a grant from Trinity’s Faculty Research Committee. In the photo Dunlap is shown at one of his field sites on the Tapagrillas River 100 miles east of Panama City.

Professor Dunlap in Panama

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Abigail Whalen ’15 at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology

June 22, 2014

Abigail Whalen presented her research conducted in Professor Foster’s lab at the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Boston, MA; May, 2014.  Her abstract was titled “The Effect on the Normal Flora of the Upper Respiratory of Children in Certain Age Groups with Asthma.”

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Published Papers and Presentations

June 15, 2014

Over the past year, members of the biology faculty have published eleven papers and book chapters.  Seven former Trinity students are included as coauthors: Michael Chung ’11, James Castellano ’05, Gina V. Filloramo ‘10, Jillian M. Langer ‘08, Christopher E. Lane ‘99, Ayiti C. Maharaj-Best ’13, and Todd Chengsupanimit ’13.  The publications are as follows: […]

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Alumni Updates

June 1, 2014

Kristina Pappas ’10 – Bentley School teaching Biology, AP Biology, and Chemistry. She had previously been teaching at the American School of Sophia in Bulgaria. Jason Gallant ’05 -  Assistant Prof at the Dept of Zoology at Michigan State University. His recent publication in Science has received press coverage. View it here! James Castellano ’05 – Intern at […]

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Willington Bog – Marine & Freshwater Botany students have all the fun!

May 16, 2014

Those that have taken this field trip know why we have ladders in the lab! Breaking and entering. Pitcher plant and Black spruce:

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Marine and Freshwater Botany Field Trips

May 16, 2014

Professor Schneider’s Marine and Freshwater Botany course visited Iron Mine, New Hope R., and Ashford in April.  No snow this time!

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Honors Day 2014

May 5, 2014

Several of the Biology Department’s students received awards during the Honors Day Ceremony on May 2, 2014. Congratulations to all! Hannah Brickley ’14:  The Thomas Hume Bissonnette Biology Achievement Award, The Susan E. Martin “Outstanding Scholar-Athlete” Award, and The Robert R. Bartlett Award for combined excellence in athletics with devotion to service Anne E. Collier […]

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Bird Banding at Laurel Marsh

April 28, 2014

Professor Morrison took the Illing Middle School Science Club bird banding at Laurel Marsh in Manchester. She was assisted by Zac Garber ’16 and Prof. Gan Jing from China. They got only 3 birds in the mist-nets due to cold, windy conditions but all the 7-8 graders got to observe the birds up-close and collected […]

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Marine & Freshwater Botany Field Trips

April 3, 2014

Professor Schneider’s Marine and Freshwater Botany class has been busy in the field! Below are pictures from Bolton Lake, Clough Brook, Harkness Memorial St Park (estuary), and Pleasure Beach (rocky intertidal).      

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