Life Sciences Resources


Below you can find links to free online resources relevant to topics discussed at Bite of Science sessions.  Recent news articles on Bite of Science topics can be found in the Topics in the News drawer.
Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering of Plants - Hannah Weeden, Research Technologist, Central PA Research and Teaching Laboratory for Biofuels; October 4, 2018 - Harrisburg, PA
Sex, Ageing and Clocks - Dr. Jennifer Swann, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Lehigh University; October 3, 2018 - Lehigh Valley, PA
Controlling the Cell's Blueprint - Dr. Angie Hilliker, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond; September 25, 2018 - Richmond, VA
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 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
A View from the Bottom: 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 Reefs
  -  Coral Facts
From Farm to Phage - Dr. Andrea Beyer, Assistant Professor, Virginia State University; March 21, 2018 - Petersburg, VA
The Microbiome and Human Metabolism - Karen D. Corbin, Ph.D., R.D., Investigator, Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes; Februrary 28, 2018 - Orlando, FL
Coral and Phage Research - Dr. Forest Rohwer, Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University; January 22, 2018 - San Diego, CA
  -  Coral Reefs
Complementary and Alternative Medicines: Friend, Foe or Fraud? - Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Loyola University Maryland; November 13, 2017 - Baltimore, MD
My Story - Microbes and Biofilms  - Dr. Mina Izadjoo, Chief Science Officer, Trideum Biosciences; November 2, 2017 - Frederick, MD
My Story, Rare Plant Conservation-  Dr. Alan Griffith, Professor of Biology, University of Mary Washington; October 26, 2017 - Fredericksburg, VA
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
Evolution of Antibacterial Lead Discovery - Dr. Laura McDowell, Senior Investigator, Novartis Institute of Biomedical Research; October 10, 2017 - Hayward, CA
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
  -  Tuatara
Using Automated Analysis to Assess Student Ideas in Ecology - Dr. Luanna Prevost, Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida; March 30, 2017 - Tampa, FL
Creating Vaccines, Protecting Life - Dr. Brian, Schanen, Associate Director of Systems Approaches, Sanofi Pasteur VaxDesign; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL
Transcription/Epigenetic Factors As Therapeutic Drug Targets - Dr. Sepideh Khorasanizadeh, Integrative Metabolism Program, SBP Medical Discovery Institute; March 29, 2017 - Orlando, FL
The Selfish Microbiome - Dr. Patrick Gillevet, Director, Microbiome Analysis Center, Professor , Department of Biology, George Mason University; March 16, 2017 - Manassas, VA
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
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
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
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
Viruses and Diseases - Dr. Jackie Dudley, Professor, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin; January 24, 2017 - Austin, TX
Where Have all the Pollinators Gone? - Dr. Jordanna Sprayberry, Assistant Professor of Biology, Muhlenberg College; November 3, 2016 - Allentown, PA
“Animals” that Photosynthesize and “Plants” that Eat - Dr. Dale Holen, Associate Professor of Biology, PSU Worthington-Scranton; November 2, 2016 - Scranton, PA
Turtles and Turtle Egg Physiology - Dr. Todd Rimkus, Professor & Department Chair, Biology & Physical Sciences, Marymount University; October 20, 2016 - Arlington, VA
An Introduction to Bioinformatics and Teaching it in the Classroom - Ashley Haines, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Norfolk State University; October 18, 2016 - Norfolk, VA
The Direction of Post-Secondary STEM Education & Research / Frog and Salamander Biodiversity - Kerry O. Cresawn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, James Madison University; October 12, 2016 - Harrisonburg, VA
Artemisinin Regulation of Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer Cells Shyam Sundar, Ph.D., Faculty, Biology Department, Ohlone College; September 29, 2016 - Fremont, CA
MBARI Reaches Out - George I. Matsumoto, Ph.D.,  Senior Education and Research Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute; September 27, 2016 - Gilroy, 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
Wildsumaco Biological Station - Travis W. Knowles, Associate Professor of Biology and Director, Wildsumaco Biological Station, Francis Marion University; September 15, 2016 - Florence, SC
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
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
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
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
TechLab, Inc. & Careers in the Life Sciences - Mr. Rob Day, Chief Operating Officer, TechLab; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
Curiosity, Creativity, Communication, and Coping - Dr. John C. Chappell, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute; February 9, 2016 - Roanoke, VA
Ecology Evolution & Behavior - Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin; January 27, 2016 - Austin, TX
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
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
Industrial Microbiology Uses and Symbiosis - Rasmus Rune Hansen, Sr. Department Manager of R&D, Novozymes Biologicals, Inc; March 26, 2015 - Roanoke, VA
Biofuels and CO2 Fixation - Dr. Mitch Ruzek, Program Director, Algenol; March 11, 2015 - Fort Myers, FL
Biomarkers of Traumatic Brain Injury - Dr. Cameron Jeter, Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, UT Health Science Center at Houston; February 25, 2015 - Houston, TX
Healed by a Crocodile: The Search for Novel Antibiotics - Dr. Monique Van Hoek, Associate Professor, NCBID, George Mason University; February 12, 2015 - Manassas, 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
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
  -  Smell Disorders  
Population Collapse During the Transition to Farming in Europe - Dr. Sean Downey, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland; November 5, 2014 - College Park, MD
Preparation and Retention of College Biology Majors - Dr. Claudette Davis, Term-Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, George Mason University, October 8, 2014 - Fairfax, VA
Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity - Dr. James Vonesh, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 1, 2014 - Richmond, VA
Multi-pronged Approach to Treat Cancer - Dr. Jonathan Rios-Doria, Scientist II, Oncology Research, MedImmune; September 10, 2014 - Baltimore, MD
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
HIV Infection - Dr. Yuntao Wu, Professor, NCBID, School of System Biology, George Mason University; March 26, 2014 - Manassas, VA
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
Neurotransmitters, Transporters, and Flies - David Krantz, M.D., Ph.D., Assoc. Prof in Residence, Dept of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA; January 28, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA
Drug development, Drug Packaging, Bioassays - Shawn Bairstow, Ph.D., Research Scientist II, Medical Products: Pharmaceutical Development, Baxter Healthcare Corporation; November 6, 2013 – Chicago, IL
  -, a digital resource of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine
Immune System and Allergies - Dr. John J. Ryan, Immunologist, Virginia Commonwealth University; October 9, 2013 – Richmond, VA
Symbiotic Relations, Fungal infections, Plant Toxins - Dr. T.J. Sullivan, Molecular Ecologist, Indiana University-Kokomo; September 11, 2013 – Kokomo, IN
Nanoscience, Novel Research on Statins - Gloria Gutierrez, MD, Principal Scientist, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute; March 21, 2013 – San Antonio, TX
  -  Overview of osteoporosis from Pubmed Health
Science Research Experiences, Operating room fire experiments - Soham Roy, MD, Otolaryngologist, UT Health Science Center at Houston; March 19, 2013 – Houston, TX
Pharma Manufacturing, Career advice for B.S. pharma jobs - Tia Lyles-Williams, Manufacturing Associate, Baxter Bioscience; February 27,2013 – Los Angeles, CA
  - - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Magazine
Huntington's Disease research - William Yang, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; February 26, 2013- Los Angeles, CA
  -  Huntington’s Disease Information from the Mayo Clinic
Drug Development - Dr. Robert Kernstock, Astellas Pharma Global Development; October 9, 2012 - Oak Brook, IL
Cell Biology, Staph infection, Drug development - Dr. Susan McDowell, Department of Biology, Ball State University; September 27, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN
Botany, Plants of Indiana - Michael Homoya, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; 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
Stream testing, Fish population analysis - Dr. Jerry Sweeten, Department of Biology, Manchester University; September 25, 2012 - Logansport, IN
  -  Water Properties and Measurements from the USGS Water Science School
Nanotechnology, Cancer Detection - Dr. Alessandra Luchini, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, George Mason University; September 18, 2012 - Manassas, VA