Sunday, March 8, 2020

Faculty and Students Attend the Society for Integrative Biology Conference

Dr. Surmacz, Hannah Anderson, Dr. Hranitz, Stephen Tapsak, Heather Llewellyn, and Dr. Corbin
Students and faculty from the Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences traveled to Austin, TX In January to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative Biology (SICB). SICB is a national professional organization whose mission is to promote research in many fields of specialization in biology from molecules and cells to ecology and evolution. SICB supports biology education and scholarship at all levels, from kindergarten to postgraduate. SICB strives to inform the public, policy makers, and grant agencies of new knowledge in biology and its potential applications. Research is presented in a series of plenary sessions, symposia, workshops, exhibits, and oral and written poster sessions. The theme of the 2020 conference was on the importance and impact of interdisciplinary research. Presenting research at the 2020 SICB meeting this year were graduate students Hannah Anderson and Heather Llewellyn,  undergraduate Stephen Tapsak and faculty members Drs. Clay Corbin, John Hranitz, and Cindy Surmacz.  Stephen Tapsak, BS Biology major, presented research that he conducted in Lesvos, Greece as part of an National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program.


Tapsak, ST, Hranitz JM,
 Percival CR, Pulley KL, Gonzalez VH, Petanidou T, Tscheulin T, Kantsa A, Barthell, JF,  Generalist Polinators are the Foundation of a Summer Coastal Pollination Network in Dune Habitat.

Pulley KL, Percival C, 
Tapsak S, Tscheulin T, Pentanidou, T, Gonzalez VH, Hranitz JM, and Barthell JF. Differences in Critical Thermal Maximum between Crepuscular vs  diurnal species of Xylocopa

Anderson HB, 
Hutchinson M, Corbin CE, Hranitz JMAvian Host Diversity Detected in Blood Meal Analysis of Two Species of Culex Mosquitoes Collected from Urban Habitats in Pennsylvania.

Corbin CE and Roper VG. Linking Effects of Aid Mine Drainage to Ecology and Morphology or Riparian Birds.

Llewellyn, HJ, Hare-Harris A, Hranitz JM, Surmacz CA. 
Sublethal Doses of the Neonicotinoid Imidacloprid alters Cellular and Molecular Responses of Honey Bees.

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