Fascinated by chemistry and biology, Dr. Price Blair spent most of his college career aiming to help invent and test new medicines. But along the way, he discovered a passion for teaching, too. When he finished his postdoctoral work at Harvard, he applied for pharmaceutical research jobs, but he also applied to teach at University […]
University of Lynchburg recently hosted researchers from the Smithsonian Institute who wanted to study of Central Virginia’s native purple fringeless orchid, a rare flower that is the focus of conservation efforts. LC’s Claytor Nature Study Center boasts one of the largest known populations of the flower. Biology professor Dr. Nancy Cowden led two researchers from […]
Biology professor Dr. Takashi Maie and two students traveled to Japan last month to experience the country’s culture and also study the goby fish, an “evolutionary marvel” known for its ability to climb waterfalls during upstream migration. Ben Giustiniani ’18, Kierstin Reid ’17, and Dr. Maie studied bioethics and also visited many historic sites in […]
From spiders in Panama to a 3D-printed syringe pump, the Student Scholar Showcase on April 6 will highlight a variety of projects by more than 150 Lynchburg College students. This year’s showcase includes two poster presentation sessions — one in Memorial Ballroom at noon and one in the Flint Family Lobby of Schewel Hall at 4 p.m. Oral presentations will take place in Hopwood Auditorium, Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel room 231 and 232 throughout the day.
Lynchburg College students recently dug up earthworms — and data — for a national study that will help biologists understand the nature of invasive species. They collected more than 100 earthworms and identified the species of each one.
Alyson Black ’16 lives to learn. She reads constantly. She asks questions and seeks out the answers. Lately, she has spent a lot of time in a chemistry lab exploring the way some molecules in the human immune system respond to E. coli. Grades are a nice result of all this work, but they are […]
University of Lynchburg will rededicate its science building as the Thomas Gibson Hobbs and Julius A. Sigler Science Center at a reception on September 4 at 5 p.m. at the building’s front entrance. The building was previously named for T. Gibson Hobbs, a member of the Class of 1904 who served on College’s Board of […]
Catching pollinators on the purple fringeless orchid requires patience—and more patience. Just ask Tresa Scruggs ’16 and Phil Deyerle ’16. They spent part of their summer studying the flowers at University of Lynchburg’s Claytor Nature Study, which is one of several sites scientists know for an abundance of the otherwise-rare Platanthera peramoena. After parking along […]
Katarina “Katie” Stoffers ’15 spent 12 weeks this past summer at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
She worked in Division of Hemostasis and Thrombosis under the direction of Dr.
Biology majors Daniel Clement ’14 of Flint Hill, Va., and Anna Ledin ’16 of Lynchburg, Va., are working with Dr. John Styrsky in Panama this summer to solve some mysteries.