Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Alexis A. Kordis, Department of Biological Sciences, is one of only 6 students in the nation to be awarded the prestigious 2013 Richard and Mary Finkelstein Student Travel Grant, which funded her travel to the 113th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology in Denver, Colorado on May 18-21, 2013. The most important selection criterion for the award was the scientific quality of the submitted abstract. The grant also qualified her to present a poster and give a short oral presentation of the abstract, “Evidence for the contribution of toxAvapA to the survival of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae during infection”, authored by Dabin Ren, Alexis A. Kordis and Dayle A. Daines.
Eric Walters, Assistant Professor of Biology, and is students had a very eventful year.
Starting in November his Ornithology class students identified a Northern Lapwing, a bird never recorded in Virginia until then (http://www.odu.edu/news/2012/11/northern_lapwing_sig).
Recently, Erin Heller an MS student working under the guidance of Dr Walters got credit for sighting a Dusky Flycatcher at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, another first for the area (http://www.odu.edu/news/2013/3/odu_student_adds_dus).
Dr Walters also mentored LaCheryl Ball in a study of Virginia Zoo Monkeys that won national award from the Charles H. Turner Program of the Animal Behavior Society and the Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (http://www.odu.edu/news/2013/3/_very_special_biolog). To top this off, LaCheryl also received the highest honor given to a graduating ODU students, the Kaufman prize (http://www.odu.edu/news/2013/5/kaufman_award).
Yet another of Eric’s students (Jame Kling) a freshman in the CMC LEAP program was recognized as the ODU Student Employee of the Year (http://blue.odu.edu/ao/ia/insideodu/20130425/kudos1.php).
Eric's work shows that the Biology Department attracts the best and brightest, and that we have great faculty who are willing to go the extra distance for their students.
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