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Research

research.jpgFaculty members serve as mentors for student researchers.

A fully equipped student research lab is available for senior research projects and Catawba College Biology Students regularly present their research at state, regional and national meetings. Catawba College Biology majors have received grants from the North Carolina Academy of Science and Beta Beta Beta.

Past presentations include:

  • Marlon Barber and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Effects of ocean acidification on the growth of a marine hydroid, Hydractinia symbiologicarpus.  Poster Presentation, North Carolina Academy of Science.  Awarded the Derieux Research Award for the best poster presentation in Biology!
  • Jessica Bound, and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Changes in composition of coral larvae exposed to different levels of carbon dioxide.  Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society National Conference, Puerto Rico.  Awarded 2nd Derieux Research Award for the poster presentation in Biology!
  • Rachel Cone, Mark Sabo, and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Temperature and carbon dioxide effects on carbonic anhydrase in Aiptasia spp.  Association of Southeastern Biologist/Tri-Beta Southeastern Regional.
  • Juliana Conte, Thomas Benton, Mark Sabo, and Carmony Hartwig.  Investigating Peroxidation of Lipid by Heme-artemisinin Adducts in vitro. North Carolina Academy of Sciences, Raleigh, NC. First place award in the Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology, and Behavioral Science Division.
  • Juliana Conte, Thomas Benton, Mark Sabo, and Carmony Hartwig.  Investigating Peroxidation of Lipid by Heme-artemisinin Adducts in vitro. American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, Dallas, TX.
  • Jonathan Cooley and Jay Bolin.  Multi-taxa biological inventory of Catawba College’s Fred Stanback Jr. Ecological Preserve and the adjacent Salisbury Nature Study Area.  Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting in Charleston WVA.
  • Jonathan Cooley and Joseph Poston.  Interactions between red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) and yellow-bellied sliders (T. s. scripta). Association of Southeastern Biologists, Charleston WV.
  • Susan Ethridge and Sue Calcagni.  An Aminoglycoside Antibiotic Does Not Alter Growth, Feeding, or Reproduction in Daphnia pulex.  Carolinas Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry Annual Meeting.
  • John Gurski and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Effects of elevated environmental calcium on growth in newly-settled coral.  Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science, Asheville, NC.
  • Evan Hall and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Differential attachment of glochidia on male and female mosquito fish.  Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science, Asheville, NC.
  • David Idol and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Sharing resistance to glochidia larva of freshwater mussels between bluegill sunfish.  Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science, Greensboro, NC.
  • Lindsey Jackson and Sue Calcagni.   A Common Antibiotic Alters Physiological Processes in a Freshwater Crustacean.  Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society Southeastern Conference and the Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting.
  • Lindsey Jackson and Sue Calcagni.  Pharmaceutical Contaminants: The effects of kanamycin on growth, feeding, and reproduction in a common freshwater invertebrate.  North Carolina Academy of Sciences.  Awarded the Derieux Research Award for the best oral presentation in Biology!
  • Jaenel Martinez, Marlon Barber, Joshua York, and Carmony Hartwig.  Morphological and Molecular Identification of Mosquito Diversity in the Fred Stanback Jr. Ecological Preserve at Catawba College. State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium (SNURCS), Charlotte, NC.
  • Katrina Pergerson and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Effects of motility on growth in newly-settle coral.  Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science, Asheville, NC.
  • Mary Podgorak-Lagro and Jay Bolin.  The germination ecology of Ashe’s Sumac (Rhus asheii) a hybrid plant of the endangered Michaux’s Sumac (Rhus michauxiiI)and common Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra).  State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium.
  • Mary Podgorak-Lagro and Jay Bolin.  An evaluation of hybrid intermediacy in the germination ecology of Ashe’s Sumac, Rhus asheii (Rhus michauxii X Rhus glabra).  North Carolina Academy of Science Meeting at UNC Pembroke.  Awarded the Derieux Research Award for the best oral presentation in Botany!
  • Devin Rodgers and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide alters growth and calcification in coral and hydroids.  Beta Beta Beta Southeastern Region Meeting.
  • Devin Rodgers and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Effects of elevated CO2 on calcification in a hydroid.  State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium, Wilmington, NC.
  • Taylor Spillman, Finn Furstenwerth, Duncan Cameron, and Jay Bolin.  Isotopic investigation of mycoheterotrophy in the Southern Blue Thread (Burmannia capitata).  Association of Southeastern Biologists Meeting in Spartanburg, SC.  Won 2nd place in the John Johnson Award for Excellence in Research!
  • Rene Welfare, Jeremy Proctor, and Jay Bolin.  The germination of the federally endangered Michaux’s sumac (Rhus michauxii, Anacardiaceae) including endozoochory. Association of Southeastern Biologist Meeting, Athens GA.
  • Sarah Wike and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Effects of ocean acidification on the growth of a marine hydroid, Janaria mirabilis.  State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium.
  • Amanda Williams and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Metabolic response to ocean acidification in the colonial cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus.  Association of Southeastern Biologist/Tri-Beta Southeastern Regional.
  • Erin Witalison and Constance Rogers-Lowery.  Proteomic analysis of metamorphosis in a hydroid.  Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Academy of Science.
  • Joshua York, Jaenel Martinez, Marlon Barber, Bob Harrison, and Carmony Hartwig.  Morphological and Molecular Identification of Mosquito Diversity in the Fred Stanback Jr. Ecological Preserve at Catawba College.  North Carolina Academy of Sciences, Raleigh, NC.

 


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