Life Sciences Resources

Below you will find websites related to the topics presented at Bite of Science in the areas of BiotechnologyCell BiologyAnatomy and PhysiologyMarine BiologyBotany, and Ecology.
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Parasite Developmental Biology and Antimalarial Drug Discovery - Dr. Kirsten Hanson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Texas at San Antonio; March 6, 2019 - San Antonio, TX
Molecular Diagnostics + Automation: Impacting Patient Lives through Accurate and Reliable Clinical Testing - Dr. Tamara Johnson, Scientist, R&D Assay Development, Hologic; February 19, 2019 - San Diego, CA
Techniques and Skills for Biotech: Godfrey Ssenyonga, Forensics Biology Laboratory Instructor, Frederick Community College, Senior Laboratory Technician/ Lab manager, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; November 1, 2018 - Frederick, MD
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering of Plants - Hannah Weeden, Research Technologist, Central PA Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels; October 4, 2018 - Harrisburg, PA
Evolution of Antibacterial Discovery - Dr. Laura McDowell, Senior Investigator, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research; October 10, 2017 - Hayward, CA
Creating Vaccines, Protecting Life - Dr. Brian, Schanen, Associate Director of Systems Approaches, Sanofi Pasteur VaxDesign; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL 
An Introduction to Bioinformatics and Teaching it in the Classroom - Dr. Ashley Haines, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Norfolk State University; October 18, 2016 - Norfolk, VA
Signal Transduction & Precision Medicine - Dr. Claudius Mueller, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University; April 5, 2016 - Manassas, VA
TechLab, Inc. & Careers in the Life Sciences - Rob Day, Chief Operating Officer, TechLab; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
Industrial Microbiology Uses and Symbiosis - Rasmus Rune Hansen, Sr. Department Manager of R&D, Novozymes Biologicals, Inc; March 26, 2015 - Roanoke, VA
The Promise of Pluripotent Stem Cells - Dr. Joanna Asprer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences Group, ThermoFisher Scientific; January 29, 2015 - San Diego, CA
Multi-pronged Approach to Treat Cancer - Dr. Jonathan Rios-Doria, Scientist II, Oncology Research, MedImmune; September 10, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
Drug development, Drug Packaging, Bioassays -  Dr. Shawn Bairstow, Research Scientist II, Medical Products: Pharmaceutical Development, Baxter Healthcare Corporation; November 6, 2013 – Chicago, IL
Nanoscience, Novel Research on Statins - Dr. Gloria Gutierrez, Principal Scientist, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute; March 21, 2013 – San Antonio, TX
Drug Development - Dr. Robert Kernstock, Astellas Pharma Global Development; October 9, 2012 - Oak Brook, IL
Nanotechnology, Cancer Detection - Dr. Alessandra Luchini, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University; September 18, 2012 - Manassas, VA

Curiosity, Creativity, Communication, and Coping - John C. Chappell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute; September 11, 2019 - Roanoke VA
How to Survive Through Stress: Lessons Learned from Cancer Cells - Dr. Deepali Bhandari, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University Long Beach; February 20, 2019 - Long Beach, CA
Toxoplasma gondii: Master Cellular Hijacker - Dr. Pascale S. Guiton, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Cal State East Bay; October 25, 2018 - Hayward, CA
Controlling the Cell's Blueprint - Dr. Angie Hilliker, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond; September 25, 2018 - Richmond, VA
From Farm to Phage - Dr. Andrea Beyer, Assistant Professor, Virginia State University; March 21, 2018 - Petersburg, VA
Transcription/Epigenetic Factors As Therapeutic Drug Targets - Dr. Sepideh Khorasanizadeh, Integrative Metabolism Program, SBP Medical Discovery Institute; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL
New Tools to Understand How Large Groups of Brain Cells Work Together to Drive Action - Dr. Peyman Golshani, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA; February 23, 2017 - Los Angeles, CA
Viruses and Diseases - Dr. Jackie Dudley, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin; January 24, 2017 - Austin, TX
Curiosity, Creativity, Communication, and Coping - Dr. John C. Chappell, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
Bugs, Thugs, and the Law - Dr. David Rivers, Director of Forensic Studies Minor, Loyola University Maryland; December 3, 2015 - Baltimore, MD
Matrix Biology and Science Education - Dr. Isi Ero-Tolliver, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Hampton University; October 22, 2015 - Hampton, VA
From Country Boy to Neuroscientist: A Winding Path, a Colorful Vision - Dr. Michael Grace, Associate Dean, College of Science, Professor of Biological Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology; September 29, 2015 - Melbourne, FL
Cryo-Electron Microscopy and Live Cancer Cell Imaging - Dr. Debbie Kelly, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; March 26, 2015 - Roanoke, VA
Healed by a Crocodile: The Search for Novel Antibiotics - Dr. Monique Van Hoek, Associate Professor, NCBID, George Mason University; February 12, 2015 - Manassas, VA
Neurotransmitters, Transporters, and Flies - Dr. David Krantz, Associate Professor in Residence, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; January 28, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Immune System and Allergies - Dr. John J. Ryan, Immunologist, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 9, 2013 – Richmond, VA
Cell Biology, Staph infection, Drug development - Dr. Susan McDowell, Department of Biology, Ball State University; September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
Biochemistry, protein structure and folding - Dr. Clark Gedney, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University; September 26, 2012 - West Lafayette, IN
-  Cn3D Macromolecular Structure Viewer - view proteins in 3-D within your web browser

Paleontology: Rediscovering the natural history of biodiversity on Earth - Adam Pritchard, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Paleontology, Virginia Museum of Natural History; September 12, 2019 - Danville, VA
Small Ruminants at VSU: Making Assisted Reproduction Work on Small Farms - Dr. Stephen Wildeus, Professor, College of Agriculture; May, 2019 - Petersburg, VA
Life in the Fast Lane: Effects of Sustained Swimming on Growth and Performance of Juvenile Fishes - Dr. Sue Lowery, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences, University of San Diego; February 19, 2019 - San Diego, CA
Muscles Have Feelings Too: Unraveling How Stretch Sensitive Muscle Neurons Work & What Makes Them Malfunction - Dr. Katie Wilkinson, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, San Jose State University; October 24, 2018 - San Jose, CA
Sex, Ageing and Clocks - Dr. Jennifer Swann, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University; October 3, 2018 - Lehigh Valley, PA
Seasonal Reproductive Sheep Physiology and the Pre-Health Professions Program at Ferrum College - Dr. Katie Goff, Associate Professor of Biology, Ferrum College; September 12, 2018 - Rocky Mount, VA
The Microbiome and Human Metabolism - Dr. Karen D. Corbin, Investigator, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes; Februrary 28, 2018 - Orlando, FL
Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Friend, Foe or Fraud? - Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Maryland; November 13, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
The Selfish Microbiome - Dr. Patrick Gillevet, Director, Microbiome Analysis Center, Professor , Department of Biology, George Mason University; March 16, 2017 - Manassas, VA
Exercise Science: A Launch Pad for a Career in the Health Sciences and Beyond - Dr. Jessica L. Kutz, Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, Shenandoah University; February 16, 2017 - Middletown, VA
Acute Therapies For Stroke Translational Stroke Research - Dr. Louise D. McCullough, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, McGovern Medical School, UT Health Science Center at Houston; January 26, 2017 - Houston, TX
Artemisinin Regulation of Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer Cells - Dr. Shyam Sundar, Faculty, Biology Department, Ohlone College; September 29, 2016 - Fremont, CA
Skeletal Muscle Adaptation(s): From the Field to the Lab and Clinic - Dr. Robert Standley, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Translational Research Institute For Metabolism And Diabetes; March 3, 2016 - Orlando, FL
High? Low? Fast or Slow? Blood Pressure, Medical Science, and the Art of Asking Questions - Dr. Dena Rifkin, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego Health; February 18, 2016 - San Diego, CA
Insights into the Teenage Brain - Dr. Adriana Galván, Associate Professor of Psychology, Brain Research Institute, UCLA; February 16, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA
Key Concepts and Principles of Learning and Memory - Dr. John Byrne, Professor and Chairman, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Associate Dean for Research, UTHealth, McGovern Medical School; January 25, 2016 - Houston, TX
Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Cameron Jeter, Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, UT Health Science Center at Houston; February 25, 2015 - Houston, TX
 Studying the Sense of Smell Using Worms - Dr. Elissa Hallem, Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics Department, University California Los Angeles; January 28, 2015 - Los Angeles, CA
Brain Synapses and Learning - Dr. Michael Friedlander, Director, VT Carilion Research Institiute; February 25, 2014 - Roanoke, VA
Chocolate, Epicatecins and Heart Disease - Dr. Pam Taub, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD; January 30, 2014 - San Diego, CA 
Genetics of diabetes and other common diseases - Dr. Leslie J. Raffel, Assoc. Director, Common Diseases Genetics Prgm, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; January 29, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Huntington's Disease research - Dr. William Yang, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; February 26, 2013- Los Angeles, CA

Marine Science Careers & the UCF Marine Turtle Research Group - Kate Mansfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Central Florida; April 8, 2019 - Orlando, FL
How to Study Dolphins Without Really Trying - Dr. Samuel Urmy, Postdoctoral Fellow, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; October 23, 2018 - Monterey Bay, CA
Marine Behavioral Biology: Caribbean Spiny Lobsters - Dr. Michael Childress, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences Department, Clemson University; April 25, 2018 - Clemson, SC
Coral ecology, coral diseases and bleaching: What will coral reefs look like in the future? - Dr. Laura D. Mydlarz, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington; March 29, 2018 - Dallas, TX
Coral and Phage Research - Dr. Forest Rohwer, Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University; January 22, 2018 - San Diego, CA
Deep-sea carbon uptake off the California Coast? - Dr. Christine Huffard, Senior Research Technician, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; October 12, 2017 - Moss Landing, CA
Hobcaw Barony and the USC Baruch Marine Field Laboratory - Dr. James L. Pinckney, Professor, Marine Science Program and  Department of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina; September 14, 2016 - Columbia, SC

My Story, Rare Plant Conservation-  Dr. Alan Griffith, Professor of Biology, University of Mary Washington; October 26, 2017 - Fredericksburg, VA
Exploiting Genomics and Team Science for Better Management of Plant Diseases - Dr. John McDowell, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science, Virginia Tech; February 15, 2017 - Roanoke, VA
“Animals” that Photosynthesize and “Plants” that Eat - Dr. Dale Holen, Associate Professor of Biology, PSU Worthington-Scranton; November 2, 2016 - Scranton, PA
Symbiotic Relations, Fungal infections, Plant Toxins - Dr. T.J. Sullivan, Molecular Ecologist, Indiana University-Kokomo; September 11, 2013 – Kokomo, IN
Botany, Plants of Indiana - Michael Homoya, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN

Bees and Bytes: Advancing Science Using Tools of the Maker Movement - Dr. Jeff Groff, Chair, Institute of Environmental and Physical Sciences, Sheperd University; March 26, 2018 - Martinsburg, WV
Bugs, Plants, and Microbes - Dr. Josephine Antwi, Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington; November 8, 2018 - Fredericksburg, VA
The Smell of Success in Snakes: Hormonal Control of Pheromone Production in Snakes - Dr. Rocky Parker, Assistant Professor of Biology, James Madison University; September 11, 2018 - Harrisonburg, VA
Watershed Ecology Center Outreach -  Dr. Jack A. Turner, Retired Professor of Biology, Director of the Watershed Ecology Center, USC Upstate
Bringing Ecological Research to the Classroom to Teach Quantitative Literacy - Dr. Kristine Grayson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Richmond; April 27, 2017 - Chester, VA
Where Have all the Pollinators Gone? - Dr. Jordanna Sprayberry, Assistant Professor of Biology, Muhlenberg College; November 3, 2016 - Allentown, PA
Turtles and Turtle Egg Physiology - Dr. Todd Rimkus, Professor & Department Chair, Biology & Physical Sciences, Marymount University; October 20, 2016 - Arlington, VA
Frog and Salamander Biodiversity / The Direction of Post-Secondary STEM Education & Research  - Dr. Kerry Cresawn, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University; October 12, 2016 - Harrisonburg, VA
Electrophoresis, Fish Reproduction, and Bacterial Genetics - Dr. Bert Ely, Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Director, Center for Science Education, University of South Carolina; March 16, 2016 - Columbia, SC
Assembling the Conservation Puzzle: Conservation Science and Decision Making - Dr. Stephanie Lessard-Pilon, Term Assistant Professor of Conservation Studies, Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation; February 10, 2016 - Front Royal, VA
Ecology Evolution & Behavior - Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin; January 27, 2016 - Austin, TX
Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity - Dr. James Vonesh, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 1, 2014 - Richmond, VA
The Environment and You, All Part of the Web - Dr. James Saunders, Retired Professor, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Towson University; September 10, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
Stream testing, Fish population analysis - Dr. Jerry Sweeten, Department of Biology, Manchester University; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, IN