NCAS Meeting, 2011 | UNCG Biology

UNCG Biology Department Represented at 2011 NCAS Meeting

Congratulations to the UNCG Biology students who represented the department at the North Carolina Academy of Science meeting held at Elon University on Friday and Saturday, March 25-26th. The UNCG Biology department was represented by both graduate and undergraduate students who gave poster and oral presentations.

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Andrew Blank - Presentation
  • Luke Dixon - Presentation
  • Matt Jester - Poster
  • Laura White - Presentation
  • Graduate Students
  • Kim Briones - Presentation
  • Freddy O. Herrera - Poster
  • Chia-Chi Hsu - Poster
  • Nicole Joyner-Powell - Presentation
  • Ryan Kuster - Presentation
  • Cordelia Sackey-Mensah - Presentation
  • Theophile Tamini - Presentation
  • Kaira Wagoner - Presentation


Congratulations to undergraduates Andrew Blank, Luke Dixon and Laura White who each won a 2nd place Derieux Award for their talks.

Andrew Blank - How are reproductive traits in plants modified by temperature? An examination of Plantago lanceolata

Luke Dixon - Testing genomic regions for their effect on aging in honey bee workers

Laura White - Evaluation of four models of mosquito traps for the surveillance of La Crosse Encephalitis vectors in western North Carolina

Graduate student McKenzie Smith was awarded a Robert R. Bryden Research Award from the NC Academy of Science for her thesis work: Methanogens and methane oxidizing bacteria in pristine, urban impaired and urban restored streams. Congratulations McKenzie!

April, 2011