Biology Dept. Welcomes New Faculty Member

by emostoll on September 5, 2014

Claire Fournier

This year, the Biology Department has welcomed a new addition to the college staff:  Dr. Claire Fournier, Lecturer and Lab Coordinator in the Biology Department.  Claire is local to the area, having earned her B.S. from University of Saint Joseph and her Ph.D. from Wesleyan University. She joins the faculty to teach Introductory Biology labs and future non-majors classes. Claire also plans to mentor students in undergraduate research projects based on molecular genetic and proteomic experiments.


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Renovations to LSC

by emostoll on August 21, 2014

The intro bio lab has been completely renovated!


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The Boyer Auditorium was also renovated!

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Professor Fleming and James Curlin ’15 attend Gordon Conference at Bates College

July 30, 2014

Professor Fleming and James Curlin ’15 presented their research at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on “Notch Signaling in Development, Regeneration & Disease.”  Their poster was titled “Development of Gene Constructs to Test the Function of the Notch Inhibitory Region within the Serrate Ligand.”

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Past and Present Members of the Schneider Seaweed Lab at 53rd NEAS in Newport RI

June 26, 2014

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. […]

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Professor Dunlap in Panama

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 […]

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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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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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