Category: Cellular and Developmental

3 Biology Faculty Receive CHS Seed Awards

From the left, Lesley Bulluck, Bill Eggleston, Karen Kester

The College of Humanities and Sciences announced today that three VCU Biology faculty would receive Seed Awards for 2018.  Scott Gronert, Associate Dean for Research writes, “the Seed awards were established to foster the development of successful grant proposals and nationally or internationally peer-reviewed scholarly and/or creative works.”

Assistant Professor Leslie Bulluck (pictured above, left) will receive a Seed award for her project “Using DNA barcoding to measure diet variation of a riparian consumer.”

Associate Professor Bill Eggleston (pictured above, center) will receive a Seed award for his project “Molecular analysis of loss of canalization and habituation in maize.”

Associate Professor Karen Kester (pictured above, right) will receive a Seed award for her project “Save the wasps! Maintaining productive collaborations and nurturing future funding opportunities.”

VCU Biology Research Suggests Some E-Cig Flavors More Harmful Than Others

A man exhales smoke from an e-cigarette. Photo by Mark Blinch, Reuters.

Amanda Dickinson, Associate Professor in VCU Biology, coauthored a study that evaluated the effects of six e-cigarette flavors by testing the vapors on tadpoles.  The Atlantic reports her findings.

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