Faculty members serve as mentors for student researchers. A fully equipped student research lab is available for senior research projects and Catawba College Biology Students regularly present their research at state, regional and national meetings. Catawba College Biology majors have received grants from the North Carolina Academy of Science and Beta Beta Beta.
Recent presentations include:
- Mecham, John A., Catherine Vogl, Jessica Tolbert, and Patricia Allison, Immunostimulatory effects of murine interferon-y and interleukin-12 on Schistosoma manson, ASB Annual Meeting. University of North Carolina at Wilmington
- Mark D. Hjelmeland, The Fractal Geometry of Dimorphism in the Yeast Candida albicans, Beta Beta Beta Southeastern Region Meeting. Wilmington, North Carolina
- Jessica Madden, The Effects of Antibacterial Handsoap on Resistance in Gram Positive Skin Bacteria, Beta Beta Beta Southeastern Region Meeting. Wilmington, North Carolina
- Thomas, Leslie N., Paul R. Baker, and Robert L. Wykle, Regulation of PAF Formation in Human Neutrophils, Beta Beta Beta Southeastern Region Meeting. Wilmington, North Carolina (Honorable Mention Frank G. Brooks Award)
- Catherine Vogl, Immunostimulatory Effects of Murine Interferon K and Interleukin-12 on Schistosoma mansoni, NC Academy of Science Meeting, Greensboro, NC, (Derieux Award Winner)
- Catherine Vogl, Age Related Changes in Skeletal Muscle L-type Ca+2 Channel and Ryanodine Receptor Gene Expression, Beta Beta Beta National Convention, San Diego, CA (1st Place Johnson Award Winner)
- Justin Miller, The Kinetics of Pseudohyphal Growth of Yeast.
Beta Beta Beta Southeastern Region Meeting. Monroe, LA (3rd Place Frank G. Brooks Award)
- Dawn Geverd, Cellular Differentiation in Yeast Dimorphism.
Beta Beta Beta Southeastern Region Meeting. Greenville, SC
- Erika Vedikis, The Effect of Cytoskeleton Inhibitors on the Dynamics of Physarum polycephalum Shuttle Streaming. Beta Beta Beta*, Southeastern Regional Meeting,Greenville, SC (3rd place Frank G. Brooks Award Winner)
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Beta Beta Beta is the national biology honor society dedicated to scholarship, research and service. Since its founding in 1992 the Catawba College Tau Eta chapter has inducted over 150 members. This dynamic chapter has sponsored events supporting the American Cancer Society and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, tutored elementary school students, decorated the Catawba College Chapel for the Annual Christmas Concert, and its members have served as officers for the southeastern region of Beta Beta Beta.