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Faculty and students present at Experimental Biology meeting


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A group of Union students and faculty from biology and chemistry attended the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego.

The faculty included:

Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biology, organized/chaired a symposium on the Comparative Biology of Aging and Senescence and served as the Program Officer for the Comparative and Evolutionary Biology Section of the American Physiological Society. He also coauthored three student poster presentations.

Kristin Fox, associate professor of chemistry, organized the Undergraduate Student Poster Competition and chaired a symposium on "Promoting Concept-Driven Teaching Strategies." She also coauthored three student poster presentations.

Quynh Chu-LaGraff, associate professor of biology, coauthored a student poster presentation.

The students that attended the meeting and presented their research were:

Chelsea Aitken '14, Megan Dondarski '14, Nicholas Ferrara '15, Song My Hoang '14, Anne Kaminski '14, Sarah Rand '14, Zachary Spencer '14, Samantha Tyler '14 and Deanna Zembrzuski '14.

Experimental Biology is an annual meeting comprised of over 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and multiple guest societies. General fields of study include anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry, nutrition, and pharmacology.  This multidisciplinary meeting features plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and posters sessions, and on-site career services.