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Ten graduate students from the Department of Biology at the University of North Dakota will present their research at the 10th Annual Graduate School Scholarly Forum in March.

Biology faculty and students have embraced the opportunity to showcase the work of their grad students who are involved in a variety of research projects. Not only do the students gain presentation experience, but they also learn to communicate their research to a broad audience and field questions from peers and colleagues. Furthermore, undergraduate students will have an opportunity to learn more about the graduate experience.

UND’s Department of Biology offers research emphases in cellular molecular and developmental biology, and in evolution and ecology. Our students will present the following papers:

1. Effects of wind energy development on the survival of upland nesting ducks – Tanner Gue
2. Microarray analysis of cadmium treated salamanders utilizing the FlexArray software package – Kenneth Carbarle (read his Grad Story here)
3. Spatial ecology of amphibians and their parasites in the Sheyenne National Grasslands, ND – Kyle Gustafson
4. Population genetics of introduced pigs in North America: National and regional perspectives with implications for management – Blake McCann
5. Identification of Populus genes that negatively impact Orgyia leucostigma feeding and developmentJustin Burum
6.Haemosporidia parasites in grassland passerines of Northwest Minnesota – Danielle Kvasager
7. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor regulation of neurovascular interactions in early mouse central nervous system development – Jacob Cain
8. The ecology of host-seeking mosquitoes and their role in disease transmission in the Red River Valley Joseph O. Mehus
9. Androgen stabilization of the Wolffian duct in the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) – Anthony Schroeder
10. Examination of gene flow in populations of gypsy moth
, Lymantria dispar dispar (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Lymantriinae) – Nirosha Ranawaka.

The Biology Student session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 from 8.30am  – 11.45am in the Lecture Bowl at the Memorial Union. Stay tuned for the complete Scholarly Forum schedule which will be posted here soon!

Written by School of Graduate Studies

February 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

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