Dr. Stuart Gregory Gordon

Assistant Professor of Biology
206 Lassiter Hall
(864) 833-8405 (office)
(800) 476-7272 (switchboard)
sggordon@presby.edu

Education

College of Wooster (Biology), B.A.
Ohio State University (Crop Breeding and Genetics), Ph.D.
Ohio State University (Plant Pathology), Post Doctoral Education

Areas of Specialty

Microbial genomics
Genetics of host-plant resistance

Courses Taught

Introductory Biology (Bio 101-102)
Genetics

Selected Publications

R. Pratt, S. Gordon, P. Lipps, G. Asea, G. Bigirwa and K. Pixley. 2003. Use of IPM in the control of multiple diseases in maize: strategies for selection of host resistance. African Crop Sci. J. 11:189-198.

Gordon, S. G., Bartsch M., Matthies, I., Lipps, P.E., Gevers, H.O. and Pratt, R.C. 2004. Linkage of molecular markers to Cercospora zeae-maydis resistance in maize via selective genotyping. Crop Science 44:628-636.

Pratt, R. C. and Gordon, S. G. 2005. Breeding for resistance to maize foliar pathogens. Plant Breeding Rev. 27:119-174.

G. Asea, P.E. Lipps, R.C. Pratt, S.G. Gordon and E. Adipala. 2005. Development of Greenhouse Inoculation Procedures for Evaluation of Partial Resistance to Cercospora zeae-maydis in Maize Inbreds. J. of Phytopathology 153:647-653.

Gordon, S. G., S. K. St. Martin and A. E. Dorrance. 2005. Rps8 maps to a R-gene rich region on soybean linkage group F. Crop Sci. 46:168-173.

Gordon, S. G., Lipps, P. E. and Pratt, R. C. 2006. Components of resistance to Cercospora zeae-maydis inherited from the maize inbred VO613Y. Phytopathology 96:593-598.

Brett M. Tyler, Sucheta Tripathy, Xuemin Zhang, Paramvir Dehal, Rays H.Y. Jiang, Andrea Aerts, Felipe D. Arredondo, Laura Baxter, Douda Bensasson, Jim L. Beynon, Jarrod Chapman, Cynthia M.B. Damasceno, Anne E. Dorrance, Daolong Dou, Allan W. Dickerman, Inna L. Dubchak, Matteo Garbelotto, Mark Gijzen, Stuart G. Gordon, Francine Govers, Niklaus J. Grunwald, et al. 2006. Phytophthora Genome Sequences Uncover Evolutionary Origins and Mechanisms of Pathogenesis. Science 313:1261-1266.

Gordon, S. G., S. A. Berry, S. K. St. Martin and A. E. Dorrance. 2007. Genetic analysis of soybean plant introductions with resistance to Phytophthora sojae. Phytopathology 97:106-112.

Gordon, S. G., K. Kowitwanich, W. Pipatpongpinyo, S. K. St. Martin and A. E. Dorrance. 2007. Molecular marker analysis of soybean plant introductions with resistance to Phytophthora sojae. Phytopathology 97:113-118.

Dr. Troy R Nash

Professor of Biology
105 Lassiter Hall
(864) 833-8402 (p)
(864) 833-8993 (f)
tnash@presby.edu
B.S. Biology – Lander University, 1997
Ph.D. Zoology – Clemson University, 2002

Areas of Interest

Invertebrate Physiology
Marine Ecology
Parasitology

Courses Taught

General Biology I and II: Fall and Spring
Principles of Biology II: Spring
Invertebrate Zoology: Fall
Parasitology: Spring
Physiology: Fall
Flexi 2005: Natural History of the Florida Coastline – co-taught with Dr. Mike Rischbieter
Flexi 2006: Natural History of the Galapagos Islands and BellaVista Cloudforest, Ecuador – co-taught with Drs. Mike Rischbieter and Jim Wetzel
Flexi 2009: Natural History of the Ecuador – The Amazon, Galapagos Islands, and Andes Mountains – co-taught with Dr. Mike Rischbieter
Flexi 2012: Natural History of the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Galapagos Islands – co-taught with Dr. Mike Rischbieter

Click Here to See the Flexi 2005 Photo Galleries from Flexi 2009. 2006 and 2005

Publications and Presentations

Hammett, J.T., Petz, J.K., & Nash T.R. 2012. Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii among Cats and Humans. Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast. USC School of Medicine – Columbia, S.C.

Nash, T.R., Ruppert, E.E., & Colacino, J.M. 2009. The absorption efficiency and respiration rate of the Florida Lancelet, Branchiostoma floridae. Comp Biochem Phys, Part A. 154: 570-574.

Ruppert E.E. & Nash T.R. 2000. The size range of suspended particles trapped and ingested by the filter-feeding lancelet Branchiostoma floridae (Cephalochordata, Acrania). J Mar Biol Ass UK. 80: 329-332.

Nash T.R. & Fox R.S. 1997. Seasonal succession of planktonic Cladocera in Lake Greenwood, South Carolina. Bull S Carolina Acad Sci. 59:125.

Fox, R.S., Nash, T.R., Taylor, N., & Vahjen, M. 1997. The exotic zooplankter, Daphnia lumholtzi(Crustacea: Cladocera) in South Carolina reservoirs. Bull S Carolina Acad Sci. 59:94.

Research

My research focuses primarily on the ecology and physiology of filter-feeding invertebrates. Using dyed and fluorescently-labeled microbeads, I attempt to elucidate the mechanism and efficiency of particle capture and trace the path of the particle through the digestive tract.

I am also interested in using cellulose acetate electrophoresis to analyze allozymes in an attempt to elucidate information about the evolution and genetic diversity of certain invertebrate populations.

Finally, I’ve recently become interested in using molecular techniques (PCR and/or ELISA) to determine the presence of parasitic helminthes and protists.

Student Research Projects (**denotes Honors Research)

Traver, J.L. & Nash T.R. 2012. Effects of Toxoplasma gondii Infection on Reaction Time While Driving.**

Hammett, J.T., Petz, J.K., & Nash T.R. 2011. Prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii Amongs Cats and Humans.

Hamilton, T.P. & Nash, T.R. 2011. Prevalence of Avian Schistosomes in SC Freshwater Reservoirs.**

Harris, M.T. & Nash, T.R. 2010. Enyzmatic Analysis of the Hepatic Cecum from the Florida Lancelet, Branchiostoma floridae.**

Twitty, S.E. & Nash, T.R. 2010. Molecular Detection of Parasitic Helminthes in South Carolina Soils.**

Ragan, A.L. & Nash, T.R. 2007. Particle Capture Ability of Freshwater Mussels.**

Friday, E.N. & Nash, T.R. 2006. Asexual Reproduction and Allozyme Analysis of the Brown Sea Anemone, Aiptasia pallida.**

Mills, R.A. & Nash, T.R. 2006. Nutrient Uptake in the Gastrovascular Cavity of the Brown Sea Anemone, Aiptasia pallida.**

Web Links

Links to interesting and helpful websites about invertebrates, parasites, and other cool stuff:

CDC – Division of Parasitic Diseases – a great site for info about parasites

Grice Marine Laboratory – excellent tips for collecting inverts in the Charleston area

Gulf Specimen – a supplier of information about and live specimens of marine inverts

Southeastern Regional Taxonomic Center – lots of great photos of SC marine inverts

Tree of Life – a wonderful phylogenetics resource

Dr. Rachel Pigg

Assistant Professor of Biology
Freshman Biology Coordinator
108 Lassiter Hall
(864) 833.8513
rmpigg@presby.edu

Education

B.S., Rhodes College
Ph.D, Kansas State University

Areas of Interest

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Evolutionary Ecology
Landscape Ecology

Mrs. Diane Sue Rischbieter

Adjunct – Biology
(864) 833-8410
drischbi@presby.edu

Dr. Michael O. Rischbieter

Professor of Biology
Pre-Pharmacy Advisor
106 Lassiter Hall
(864) 833-8403 (office)
(800) 476-7272 (switchboard)
miker@presby.edu

Education

B.S., University of Washington (Botany)
M.S., Western Illinois University (Biology)
Ph.D., University of South Carolina (Geology)

My Research Interests

Paleoecology of Carboniferous Coal Swamp floras in the midwestern and southeastern USA.
Palynology of the Pleistocene of South Carolina.
Biostratigraphy of Eocene/Oligocene mammals of the badlands near Douglas, Wyoming.

Courses I Teach

Biological Concepts (Biology 105–Fall)
Organismal Biology (Biology 112–Spring)
Evolution (Biology 212–Spring Semester)
Biogeography (Biology 207–Alternate Fall Semesters)
Paleontology (Biology 320–Alternate Fall Semesters)
Botany (Biology 203–Spring Semester)
Plant Systematics (Biology 206–Fall Semester)
Flexicourses (Maymester)

Paleobiology of the Southeastern U.S: this was a Maymester course I ran quite a few years back where we spent 3 weeks surveying many of the classic fossil localities in the Southeast. A pdf overview of the course can be found at this link:
flexi2001

Research

My primary focus at this point is to involve students in the research process. My particular area of interest has been the Carboniferous paleoflora of the southeast. I have been actively collecting fossils from Virginia south through Georgia and west to Alabama. With student help, I have been attempting to reconstruct the change in plant communities in the southeast through geologic time. Along the way, students have been learning how to curate and maintain a paleobotanical collection, and how to manage a fossil database.

This past year, I was exceptionally lucky to stumble upon an amazing private collection of plant fossils while in Birmingham, Alabama, now called “The John Cooke Collection”. I have been actively involved over the past several months in  getting the material curated, and have transported part of the collection to the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, where these fossils will be used for research and display. The story of the Cooke Collection was recently described in this article at AL.com: The John Cooke Collection Story

Another exciting line of research biology students and I have been involved in is the study of the palynology of the 450,000 year old Pleistocene deposits from Harleyville, South Carolina. Three Honors Projects (Delaney and Hayne [2004], and Beaty [2005], and Sheppard [2006]) have focused on the environmental interpretation made possible by the extensive palynoflora present in these sediments. In an interesting twist on this research, I decided to test the working hypothesis of these paleoecosystem reconstructions by having students work on a modern pond ecosystem to see if the pollen and spores that were being deposited in the sediments of the pond reflected accurately the plants growing adjacent to the pond. Three Honor’s Research projects were the result of this idea: Carly Eargle (see Carly Eargle’s Abstract for her presentation at the CUR 2009 Poster’s on the Hill Symposium here: CUR Abstract), and Heather Hawkins [2008] worked on the palynology, and Nicholas Blake [2008] worked on the plant component of the surrounding pond environment.

Over the last four years, I have also been pursuing, along with a number of students, another line of research that centers around the Eocene and Oligocene mammals of the Badlands of Wyoming. I had the opportunity in 2007 to attend the TATE Conference in Casper, Wyoming, where I met Dr. Kent Sundell of Capser College. He leases approximately 10,000 acres of land near Douglas, Wyoming, which is right in the heart of the Badlands. The ‘badlands” are amazing topographic features that result from the actions of modern erosional forces cutting the mudstones deposited by the ancient Platte River, and is loaded with fossils, including oreodonts, horses, camels, nimravid “cats”, the huge suidArchaeotherium , and a myriad of smaller rodents. I returned with Dr. Inman and eight PC students in May 2008, and we spent several days collecting fossils in an untouched corner of Kent’s land which is controlled by the Bureau of Land Management (I had obtained a permit to do this!). Many of these fossils, encased in their mudstone tomb, are now being worked by students at PC. Allison Serdah completed a Honor’s project in 2008. Nick Plaisted also learned the techniques associated with preparing these fossils. More recently (2011), James Wilson completed a semester-long Internship learning how to use the airscribe to free fossils from the matrix. The ability to use the airscribe requiring fine-touch motor skills was especially useful to James in his aspirations of becoming a dentist after his 4 years at PC. Learn more

One other really interesting line of research that I began with Becca Miller two years ago, and will  be continuing with Sydney Fontenot in the Fall of 2015 is the use of tree-ring analysis in understanding the nature of climate variability throughout the Pleistocene and Holocene Epochs. I am following the same approach as I did with the pollen and spore proxy data; we have been and will continue to take core samples from local trees to see if the tree ring measurements match the rainfall and temperature patterns recorded for this area. One interesting outcome of this research came from a pine tree I took a core from right next to Neville Hall. This tree turned out to be over 150 years old…predating the actual opening of Presbyterian College!!

Student Research (* Honors Research)

2016. Sydney Fontenot*. A study of the dendroclimatic signal of white oak (Quercas alba) compared with the Palmer Drought Severity Index.

2016. Anna MacGregor*. Palynology and Biostratigraphy of the lower Permian Alfredo Wagner locality in Santa Catarina St., Brazil.

2016. Ivey Parr. An SEM study of dental microwear patterns of the Oligocene deer-like mammal Leptomeryx.

2015. Lauren Berkey*. Analysis of tooth-wear patterns in the Merycoidodontoidea from the Oligocene of Wyoming and Nebraska.

2014-15. Billy Joe Mullinax*. A study of the megaflora and palynoflora from the lower Permian of southeastern Brazil.

2014. Cassie Walker. The effect of drought conditions on complex information exchange in air and soil media of Phaseolus lunatus.Summer Fellows Research project.

2013. Becca Miller*. Testing the accuracy of dendroclimatology in a mixed deciduous-pine ecosystem in South Carolina.

2012. Caitlin Basnight*. Analysis of the paleodiet of 2 Oligocene-aged mammals of the White River Badlands using tooth striation microanalysis techniques.

2011. Caitlin Basnight. Reconstructing the paleoenvironment of the White River Formation of Wyoming based on the dentition of Oligocene-aged mammals. Summer Fellows Research project.

2011. Kaitlyn O’Gorman. Paleopathology of an Oligocene-aged camel jaw from the White River Formation of Wyoming. Summer Fellows Research project.

2011. Meghan Skinner*. Effects of CO2 on stomata density in Arabidopsis thaliana.

2010. Claire Hann. SEM and light microscopic analysis of the pollen and spores of the Young Pond depositional environment.

2009. Nick Plaisted. Techniques in fossil preparation.

2008. Nicholas Blake*. An ecological study of the relative density and relative dominance of the trees and understory plants contributing to the pollen rains in the pond sedimentary basins in and around Clinton SC.

2008. Carly Eargle*. An analysis of the pollen and spores contributing to the pond sediments in and around Clinton SC: light microscopy.

2008. Heather Hawkins*. An analysis of the pollen and spores contributing to the pond sediments in and around Clinton SC: electron microscopy.

2008. Allison Serdah*. The use of a modified air abrasion technique to analyze the structures used in the cladistic analysis of two Oligocene oreodonts.

2007. Sarah Cash*. A microfaunal analysis of the late Middle Pliocene Walrus Ditch Locality near Summerville, South Carolina.

2006. Danielle Gill*. Are the dinoflagellates of the Camelot Locality Eocene contamination or signs of a sea-level change in the Pleistocene?

Publications & Articles

Fontenot, Sydney and Michael O. Rischbieter. 2016. “A study of the dendroclimatic signal of white oak (Quercas alba) compared with the Palmer Drought Severity Index.,” NCUR-UNC Asheville 30th Annual Conference Abstracts.

Michael T. Dunn, Prescott Atkinson, James Lacefield, and Michael Rischbieter, 2012. Winslowia tuscumbiana gen. et sp. nov. (Chaloneriaceae): A Cormose, Heterosporous, Ligulate Lycopsid Reconstructed from the Inside Out from the Pride Mountain Formation (Late Mississippian/Serpukhovian) of Northern Alabama. Int. J. Plant Sci. 173(1):96–111. Winslowia

Carly Eargle and Michael O. Rischbieter, 2009. “An Analysis of the Pollen Profiles in Pond Deposition Basins and Associated Plant Community Structure in Young’s Pond, Clinton, SC”. Council of Undergraduate Research “Posters on the Hill” Abstract.

Eargle, C and M.O. Rischbieter, 2009. An analysis of the pollen and spores contributing to the pond sediments in and around Clinton SC . BigSURS Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstracts. UNC-Asheville.

Cash, S. and M.O. Rischbieter, 2007. A Microfaunal Analysis of the Walrus Ditch Locality. BigSURS Undergraduate Research Symposium Abstracts. Coastal Carolina University.

Rischbieter, M.O., Carpenter, J.R., and Saunders, O., 1996. Life Science Source Book: A guide to Life Science Activities, Vol. 1: Ecology. Center for Science Education, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

Rischbieter, M.O., Ryan, J.M., and Carpenter, J.R., 1993. “Use of microethnographic strategies to analyze some affective aspects of learning-cycle-based minicourses in paleontology for teachers.” Journal of Geological Education, v. 41, p. 208-218.

Rischbieter, M.O., and Stidd, B.M., 1985. Anatomically and morphologically preserved Linopteris obliqua Bunbury from the Herrin No. 6 Coal of Sokuthern Illinois. Amer. J. Bot. Abstr., 72 (6): 899.

Stidd, B.M., Rischbieter, M.O., and Phillips, T.L., 1985. “A new lyginopterid pollen organ with alveolate pollen exines.” Amer. J. Bot., 72 (4): 501-508.

Rischbieter, M.O., Stidd, B.M., and Phillips, T.L., 1984. “A new seed fern pollen organ from the Pennsylvanian of Kentucky,” Amer. J. Bot. Abstr., 71(5/2):77.

DiMichele, W.A., Rischbieter, M.O., Eggert, D.L., Gastaldo, R.A., 1984. “Stem and leaf cuticle of Karinopteris: source of cuticles from the Indiana ‘paper’ coal,” Amer. J. Bot., 71(5): 626-637.

Dr. James T. Wetzel

The Pulaski L. Bealy Smith Professor of Biology
Joined PC in 1990
202 Lassiter
(864) 833-8412
jwetzel@presby.edu

Education

B.S., Point Park College
M.A., California State University
Ph.D., Clemson University

Areas of Specialty

Vertebrate reproduction and embryonic development, biology of seahorses, ichthyology, electron microscopy.

Courses Taught

Introductory Biology
Developmental Biology
Comparative Anatomy
Human Anatomy and Embryology
Electron Microscopy

Professional Activities

Electron Microscopy Society of America
American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists
Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology
South Carolina Academy of Sciences

Honors and Recognition

First place, Polaroid Corporation International Scientific
Photographic Competition: Electron microscopy category (1994)
“Biologist At Large,” Appalachian Region EM Society (1995)
“Visiting Scholar” at Belle Baruch Institute, SC (Summer 2001)

Publications and Articles

Wetzel, J., Wourms, J.P., and Friel, J. Comparative morphology of cotylephores in Platystacus and Solenostomus; modifications of the integument for egg attachment in skin-brooding fishes. Envir. Biol. Fish. 50(1). (1996)

Wetzel, J. and Wourms, J.P. Adaptations for reproduction and development in the skin-brooding ghost pipefishes, Solenostomus. Envir. Biol. Fish. 44:363-384. (1995)

Bartsch, J., Ergle, S., Kokkala, I., and Wetzel, J. Development of the lateral line in embryos of the the dwarf seahorse, Hippocampus zosterae. ASB Bull. 41 (2):82. (1994)

Wourms, J. and Wetzel, J. Evolutionary morphology of cotylephores: egg attachment sites in skin-brooding fishes. Amer. Zool. 32 (5): 160A. (1992)

Wetzel, J., Wourms, J.P., and Poss, S.G. Cotylephores of the ghost pipefish: sites of egg attachment and maternal-embryonic exchange. Amer. Zool. 32 (5): 154A. (1992)

Wetzel, J. and Wourms, J.P. Paternal-embryonic relationships in seahorses and pipefishes (Syngnathidae). Amer. Zool. 31:83A. (1991)

Presentations

“Evolution and function of the seahorse brood pouch.” South Carolina Marine Education Association (1996)

“The evolution of the paternal brood sac in Syngnathid fishes.” Winthrop University (1993)

“Paternal-embryonic relations “Species diversity in the eastern and western pacific.” Bodega Marine Laboratory (1986); Tokai University, Kumamoto, Japan (1987); Amucksa Aquarium, Amucksa, Japan (1987)

Dr. Suann Yang

Assistant Professor of Biology
Director of Environmental Studies
102 Lassiter Hall
(864) 833.8416
syang@presby.edu

Education

B.S. Biology – Cornell University
Ph.D. Botany – Washington State University

Areas of Specialty

Evolutionary Ecology
Community Ecology
Conservation Biology

Courses Taught

Biological Concepts
Organismal Biology
Ecology
Environmental Science

Research Projects

I have two main areas of research:  1) ecology and 2) biology education.

Ecology

The primary focus of my ecological research is the interaction between species, particularly in disturbed and constructed habitats. Here is a sample of past and current projects.

  1. Biotic interactions during primary succession: How do interactions between species influence the trajectory of a developing ecological community? (Mount St. Helens, WA)
  2. Community impacts of invasive species: How do invasive plant species interact with each other and their native insect pollinators? (Pennsylvania)
  3. Dynamics of mutualistic communities: How does the network of interactions between species affect the development and stability of a regenerating tropical forest community? (Puerto Rico)
  4. Parasitic mistletoes and their hosts: What are the host trees of mistletoe? How does mistletoe spread between hosts? How does mistletoe infect a tree? (Clinton, SC)

Getting undergraduate students involved in research has been a crucial element of my research program throughout my career. Since 2012, many PC students have worked with me on the mistletoe project: Carla Burgess, Arkeia Drummond, Cat Ellis, Whitney Exum, Allyson Hollis, Will Irick, Danielle Jolly, Karen Magsino, Billy Joe Mullinax, Cyntia Pedro, Caitlin Sanders, Katlyn Sepsey, Toivo Thomas, Helen Tran, Matthew Treaster, Susannah Vickers, Cassie Walker, and Eric Washington. Arkeia, Cat, Katlyn, and Toivo went on to conduct independent research projects. Katlyn is now continuing her work as a PC Summer Fellow.

I also mentored the honors research of Theresa Freeman (’14, Biology), who studied the allelopathic effects of the invasive species kudzu on the early life stages of native plant species.

Biology Education

Being involved in the scholarly aspects of teaching helps me to prepare students more effectively for our changing knowledge economy. Together with Dr. Tarren Shaw (University of Oklahoma), I obtained a National Science Foundation Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science (TUES) grant to implement an inquiry-based introductory biology course here at PC (Biological Concepts – BIOL 105). This effort includes the development of curricular materials, the training of undergraduate Peer Mentors and faculty instructors, and the evaluation of our teaching methods on student learning and attitudes.

Selected Publications (*undergraduate collaborator)

  1. *LaBar, T., C. Campbell, S. Yang, R. Albert, and K. Shea. 2014. Restoration of plant-pollinator networks via species translocation. Theoretical Ecology: 1-12.
  2. Yang, S., R. Albert, and T.A. Carlo. 2014. Transience and constancy of interactions in a plant-frugivore network. Ecosphere 4: 147.
  3. González-Castro, A., S. Yang, M. Nogales, and T.A. Carlo. 2012. What determines the temporal changes of species degree and strength in an oceanic island plant-disperser network? PLoS ONE 7: e41385.
  4. Yang, S., E. Jongejans, **S. Yang, and J.G. Bishop. 2011. The effect of consumers and mutualists of Vaccinium membranaceum at Mount St. Helens: Dependence on successional context. PLoS ONE 6: e26094.
  5. Campbell, C.E., S. Yang, R. Albert, and K. Shea. 2011. A network model for plant-pollinator community assembly. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108: 197-202.
  6. Yang, S., M.J. Ferrari, and K. Shea. 2011Pollinator behavior mediates negative interactions between two congeneric invasive plant species. American Naturalist 177: 110-118.
  7. *Costa, C. and S. Yang. 2009Counting pollen grains using a freely-available image processing and analysis software. Annals of Botany 104: 1005-1010.
  8. Yang, S., J. G. Bishop, and M. S. Webster. 2008. Colonization genetics of an animal-dispersed plant (Vaccinium membranaceum) at Mount St Helens, Washington. Molecular Ecology 17:731-740.

Dr. Ronald J.C. Zimmerman

Professor of Biology and Chair of Department
Joined PC in 1991
208 Lassiter
(864) 833-8418
rzim@presby.edu

Education

B.A., Goshen College
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Areas of Specialty

Cell Biology
Immunology
Biochemistry

Courses taught

Cell Biology(Fall Semester)
Immunology (Spring Semesters)
DNA Fingerprinting (Freshman Semester, Fall 2005)
The Ecology and Natural History of the Colorado Plateau (Fleximester 2003)
Serengeti Safari (Maymester 2010)

Colorado Plateau Photo Gallery

Publications and Articles

Caitlin Rinz, Ron Zimmerman, Tim Wood (2009), Screening for Medium Chain Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Adults in South Carolina. Proceedings of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Matt Madden, Ron Michaelis, Ron Zimmerman (2003), The Involvement of Mutations in G Protein Receptor 50 (GPR50) in X-Linked Mental Retardation (XLMR). Bulletin of the South Carolina Academy of Science.

Jenny Bell, Sarah Plank, Ron Michaelis, Ron Zimmerman (2000), Methyl-CpG-Binding Protein 2 and Its Link to Autism. Bulletin of the South Carolina Academy of Science.

Sarah Plank, Jenny Bell, Ron Michaelis, Ron Zimmerman (2000), Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Gene and Its Link to Autism. Bulletin of the South Carolina Academy of Science.

R.C. Zimmerman and C.E. Carter (1995), In Vitro Culture of Schistosoma japonicum Eggs: Synthesis and Release of a 140 Kilodalton Glycoprotein with Leucine Aminopeptidase Activity. Acta Medica Philippina 31 (3): 87-102.

J.D. Liberatos, R.C. Zimmerman, C.E. Carter (1992), In Vitro Culture of Schistosoma japonicum Eggs: Synthesis of a 70 kilodalton Heat Shock Protein. Proceedings of the Lousiana Academy of Sciences.

J.D.Liberatos, R.C. Zimmerman, C.E. Carter (1989), In Vitro Culture of Schistosoma japonicum Eggs: Synthesis of an Immunogenic 70 Kilodalton Heat Shock Protein (HSP-70). FASEB Journal 3 (4):1340.

Honors Research Projects

Caitlin Rinz (2009-2010) Screening for Medium Chain Acyl-Coenzyme A Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Adults in South Carolina.

Sean Foley (2008), Do Mutations in the MAGT1 Gene Cause Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation?

Vidya Fleetwood (2007), Do Mutations in SLC35A Cause Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation?

Thomas Knackstedt (2007) Genetic Mutations of Cohen’s Syndrome.

Katie Thomas (2006), Genetic Mutations in C.H.A.R.G.E. Syndrome.

Matt Madden (2003), The Involvement of Mutations in G Protein Receptor 50 (GPR50) in X-Linked Mental Retardation (XLMR).

Andrew Evans (2001), Defective Herpes Virus Expressing GAD65 Injected into the Inferior Colliculus.

Jenny Bell (2000), Methyl-CpG-Binding Protein 2 and Its Link to Autism.

Sarah Plank (2000), A Polymorphic Tetranucleotide Repeat Within the NF1 Gene and its Possible Link to Autism.

Julie Adair (1999), Sequencing of the SALL1 Gene for Mutations in Townes-Brocks Syndrome.

Meredith Koegler (1996-97), Determination of the Phylogenetic Relationship between Three Subspecies of Wild Turkey using the Sequence of the 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene D1 Region.

Craig Sanders (1996), Phylogeny of the Family Ictaluridae Based on the Nucleotide Sequence of the 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene.

David Wilkes (1996), DNA Nucleotide Sequence and Restriction Enzyme Map of the 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene of the North American Wild Turkey Meleagris gallapavo.

Hearon McCravy (1994), Determination of the Relative Phylogeny of the Seahorse (Hippocampus sp.) from the Sequence of the 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene.

Andrew Welch II (1994), Phylogeny of the Pipefish (Sygnathus floridae) from the Sequence of the 28S Ribosomal RNA Gene.