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Fall 2015

Oct. 15

"The Direct and Indirect Effects of the Caribbean Cymothoid Parasite Anilocra haemuli on Host Energetics, Behavior, and Trophic Interactions"

Ms. Rachel L. Welicky
Environmental Sciences Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Paul Sikkel

1:00 p.m., ABI 107

Oct. 20

"Effectiveness of Agricultural Drainage Systems on Contaminant Mitigation:  The Influence of Landscape Properties"

Ms. Oluwayinka Iseyemi
Environmental Sciences Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jerry Farris

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

Oct. 21

"From Freshman to Seniors:  Incorporating Research into all Phases of the Biology Curriculum"

Dr. Nathan Reyna, Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Ouachita Baptist University

Hosted by:  Department of Biological Sciences and EVS/MBS Graduate Programs

3:30 p.m., ABI 107

Oct. 28

"A Statistical Approach for Optimizing Parameters for Electrodeposition of Indium (III) Sulfide (In2S3) Films, Potential Low-Hazard Buffer Layers for Photovoltaic Applications"

Mr. Maqsood Ali Mughal
Environmental Sciences Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Robert Engelken

3:00 p.m., LSW 153

Oct. 30

"Functional Studies of the Antisense Long Non-coding RNA RP11-15B17.1 in Regulating the Histone Variant H2AFZ Gene Expression and Function"

Ms. Haitao Zhang
Molecular Biosciences Candidacy Exam
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Guolei Zhou

9:00 a.m., ABI 107

Nov. 13

"Elucidating the Anticancer Mechanism of Prenylated Stilbenoids Against Breast Cancer Cells"

Mr. Tianhong Yang
Molecular Biosciences Candidacy Exam
Arkansas State University

Mentored by: Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar


10:00 a.m., ABI 107

Nov. 20

"Assessing Foliar Ascorbate Content in a Rice Diversity Panel and in Selected Mapping Population Lines with Varying Levels of Seedling Cold Tolerance"

Ms. Elizabeth Castillo-Gonzalez
Environmental Sciences Thesis Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Argelia Lorence

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

Dec. 07

"Cadmium Bioaccumulation by Aquatic Organisms from Abandoned Lead and Zinc Mining Along the Buffalo National River"

Mr. Jacob R. McCauley
Environmental Sciences Thesis Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Boulding

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

Dec. 14

"Using Guanabana (Annona Muricata L.) Leaves as a Natural Gout Treatment"

Ms. Jessica Patricia Yacatyo-Chang
Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. Candidacy Exam
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Argelia Lorence

10:00 a.m., ABI 320