College of Charleston Department of Biology

College of Charleston Department of Biology

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Hey #BioMajors! I have opportunity for Paid Internship, from freshmen to recent graduates. You'll be dealing with Horsehoecrab that has a blueblood which contains important immune cells that are exceptionally sensitive to toxic bacteria. These crab are used in different vaccines and other medical purposes.

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What have our interns been getting up to in the last year? A little peak into our marine research.

Check out my two minute video round up of our projects, including shark tag and release, white shark populations, intertidal zones, cetacean tracking, Sea the Change, shark/skate egg cases, and more.

#OceansResearch #MarineScience

What have our interns been getting up to in the last year? A little peak into our marine research.

Check out my two minute video round up of our projects, including shark tag and release, white shark populations, intertidal zones, cetacean tracking, Sea the Change, shark/skate egg cases, and more.

#OceansResearch #MarineScience

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Check out my video for the Sea the Change development program, which aims to provide marine related job skills in communities where unemployment levels are high.

Aspects involve boat seamanship, marine research, life saving / first-aid certificates and learning to swim (as many of our youth do not know how, and there are over 1,500 drownings each year in South Africa).

We are empowering selected local youth, by educating them, and developing these skills. We also help them to gain a better understanding of conservation and the marine environment.
We are very excited to progress this program and youth development in our communities.

https://www.facebook.com/80871762664/posts/10156027899997665/
Shark Deterrent Fail

Electronic Shark Defense System (ESDS)TM did not hold up in tests carried out on our Oceans Research vessels.

The latest research, published in the journal PLoS One PLoS One highlights the potential risk that the public face when they put their trust into untested shark deterrent devices.

Read the full story:
Sophu Qoma was an intern with Oceans Research for most of last year, as part of her Diploma in Nature Conservation. She has now returned to us as an outreach officer, with big plans for community education projects. She’s also an ambassador with conservation campaign, Keep Fin Alive.

Read my interview with Sophu on our website, about her new project, which aims to bring marine related job skills to disadvantaged communities.

www.oceans-research.com
Sophu Qoma was an intern with Oceans Research for most of last year, as part of her Diploma in Nature Conservation. She has now returned to us as an outreach officer, with big plans for community education projects. She’s also an ambassador with conservation campaign, Keep Fin Alive.

Read my interview with Sophu on our website, about her new project, which aims to bring marine related job skills to disadvantaged communities.

www.oceans-research.com
“When I analysed their DNA, I found a majority of the sharks shared the same mother, and some even shared the same mother and father!”

Check out my interview with shark geneticist, Gibbs Kuguru.

Gibbs’ studies primarily focus on the population dynamics of smooth hammerhead sharks. He spent six years researching sharks with White Shark Africa, a white shark cage diving company in Mossel Bay, in tandem with Stellenbosch University. Our Oceans Research director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari, was one of his supervisors.

You can link to his interview from our home page: www.oceans-research.com
“When I analysed their DNA, I found a majority of the sharks shared the same mother, and some even shared the same mother and father!”

Check out my interview with shark geneticist, Gibbs Kuguru.

Gibbs’ studies primarily focus on the population dynamics of smooth hammerhead sharks. He spent six years researching sharks with White Shark Africa, a white shark cage diving company in Mossel Bay, in tandem with Stellenbosch University. Our Oceans Research director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari, was one of his supervisors.

You can link to his interview from our home page: www.oceans-research.com
Did you get the chance to read our Ocean’s Research, director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari’s article?

Scary things happening in the white shark capital of the world, causing the disappearance of the species.

http://www.oceans-research.com/news/air-jaws-happening-white-shark-capital-world

Oceans Research internship 2018: www.bit.ly/ORInterns2018
Did you get the chance to read our Ocean’s Research, director of research, Dr Enrico Gennari’s article?

Scary things happening in the white shark capital of the world, causing the disappearance of the species.

The role of the Department is to provide students with an understanding of the science of living systems within the context of a liberal arts education.

The department offers a B.S. or B.A. in Biology, B.S. in Marine Biology, and an M.S. in Marine Biology. The department excels at promoting undergraduate and graduate research and has long had an excellent reputation for mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, having received a commendation of excellence from the South Carolina Commission of Higher Education in 1998. About 75 Biology and Mar

Operating as usual

College of Charleston EMS Comes to the Rescue on Campus and Beyond 09/14/2021

College of Charleston EMS Comes to the Rescue on Campus and Beyond

College of Charleston EMS Comes to the Rescue on Campus and Beyond The above video shows scenes from a training scenario, not an actual emergency. Day in and day out, many people pass by the College of Charleston ambulance tucked between the St. Philip Street Parking Garage and the BellSouth Building without a glance until its lights and siren signal an emergency.....

Timeline Photos 09/07/2021

Timeline Photos

This past Saturday, a small band of biologists fulfilled their kayak check-out requirements with Capt. Pete. In addition to kayaking, they looked for shark teeth along the beach, and they finished up by catching an assortment of critters (shrimp, anchovies, tonguefish, crabs, flounder, stingrays, and butterfly rays) while seining! #cofc #cofcbiology #marinebiology #biology

09/01/2021

Have you been wanting to study abroad? Wait no longer for information! Next week is the CIE Study Abroad Fair! Check out this link for more information:

https://blogs.cofc.edu/cofcstudyabroadfair/ #cofc #cofcstudyabroad

Have you been wanting to study abroad? Wait no longer for information! Next week is the CIE Study Abroad Fair! Check out this link for more information:

https://blogs.cofc.edu/cofcstudyabroadfair/ #cofc #cofcstudyabroad

08/30/2021

A huge kudos to Taylor Williams, a graduate student in the Marine Biology program. She came back from two successful research cruises this past summer in the northwestern Hawaiian islands. You can read the two press releases by NOAA at these links: https://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/.../08/02/nuisance-algae/
https://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/.../08/24/cruise-returns/

08/25/2021

Bailey Fallon ('20, Marine Biology) and Dr. Chris Freeman from the College of Charleston Department of Biology recently published their work on microplastics and sponges in PeerJ: peerj.com/articles/11638/.

Bailey (pictured below) and Chris began work on this project in the Fall of 2018. In 2019, they collected samples at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panamá. From fall 2019 to the present they analyzed the samples and prepared the manuscript. Congrats!

College of Charleston, Trident Tech to require masks in wake of SC Supreme Court ruling 08/18/2021

College of Charleston, Trident Tech to require masks in wake of SC Supreme Court ruling

College of Charleston, Trident Tech to require masks in wake of SC Supreme Court ruling Starting Aug. 18, masks will be required for anyone indoors at Trident Technical College and College of Charleston buildings.

08/16/2021

Just in: In May 2022 join Dr. Phil Dustan for Biology of Coral Reefs in Raja Ampat, West Papua! Click on the link in our bio for more information. #cofc #cofcbiology #marinebiology

Just in: In May 2022 join Dr. Phil Dustan for Biology of Coral Reefs in Raja Ampat, West Papua! Click on the link in our bio for more information. #cofc #cofcbiology #marinebiology

08/11/2021

Max Flota is studying mycobacteriophage genomes in the lab of Dr. Christine Byrum and preparing manuscripts for publication. In this project he has been reviewing genome annotations that were previously done by College of Charleston Molecular Biology lab students, checking that gene start/stop sites, tRNA/tmRNA sequences, and transmembrane proteins were correctly identified. He's also reviewing the functional roles that were reported for each gene and determining which features are conserved and which are unique.

SC INBRE
College of Charleston Department of Biology
College of Charleston - Office of Admissions
College of Charleston Honors College

#cofcssm #IamSCINBRE #undergraduateresearch

08/05/2021

The REU interns did a fantastic job with their presentations! For those who were not able attend, here is a video of the colloquium.
fhttps://cofc.zoom.us/rec/share/f0dZ5bDJ3pexW-O36ad63CeVS09zK29cZVxW0TuXbTjEDv7AMpddySkiW5AfoqOf.Ig_kLln4FvukcTTY

08/05/2021

Julia Hopkins, a rising senior at the College of Charleston and INBRE summer research student, is working in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Janech (CofC) to determine whether there is a correlation between specific proteins present in urinary sediment and the number of “muddy brown” granular casts present in the same sediment.

The presence of “muddy brown” granular casts is pathognomonic for acute tubular necrosis (ATN) which is a major cause of acute kidney injury in the ICU. Teaming up with Dr. Juan Carlos Velez at Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans and the UROCUP team at CofC, Julia’s work will assess whether specific proteins can help medical doctors to determine the degree of kidney injury due to ATN by using less subjective and time-consuming methods. Julia has been working diligently to learn and apply immunoblotting techniques as a semi-quantitative means to address this question.

SC INBRE
College of Charleston Department of Biology
College of Charleston - Office of Admissions
College of Charleston Honors College
#cofcssm #IamSCINBRE #undergraduateresearch

08/03/2021

“Researchers Collect Data on Nuisance Alga in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument” Dr. Heather Spalding and graduate student Taylor Williams were on a research expedition at sea for 20 days collecting data on a nuisance seaweed at Manawai. Click here to read more and watch the video: https://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/new-news/2021/08/02/nuisance-algae/ #cofc #cofcbiology #marinebiology #papahānaumokuākea

“Researchers Collect Data on Nuisance Alga in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument” Dr. Heather Spalding and graduate student Taylor Williams were on a research expedition at sea for 20 days collecting data on a nuisance seaweed at Manawai. Click here to read more and watch the video: https://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/new-news/2021/08/02/nuisance-algae/ #cofc #cofcbiology #marinebiology #papahānaumokuākea

07/30/2021

Dr. Christine Byrum in the College of Charleston Department of Biology and her Molecular Biology lab students had a Lolalove genome annotation paper published in Microbiology Resource Announcements: https://journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/MRA.00493-21.

This virus was isolated by Hannah Marie Rozier in Spring 2018 Molecular Biology labs (BIOL 312-Section 1) from dark soil found at a Shell gas station in Charleston. She and other students in the class isolated the DNA and it was sent to the University of Pittsburgh to be sequenced. Students in a Spring 2020 Molecular Biology lab (BIOL 312-Section 4) identified gene features in the genome (annotated it) and after review of the data by lab staff and HHMI's review panel, the published paper came out this summer.

07/27/2021

Research Assistant Ansley Elkins and Dr. Renaud Geslain were super happy to meet the students from Monroe, NC. What an awesome group! They played Molecular Biology bingo, talked about recombinant protein expression, and had fun with green glowing bacteria. Thank you for visiting! #cofc #cofcbiology #molecularbiology #bacteria

Research Assistant Ansley Elkins and Dr. Renaud Geslain were super happy to meet the students from Monroe, NC. What an awesome group! They played Molecular Biology bingo, talked about recombinant protein expression, and had fun with green glowing bacteria. Thank you for visiting! #cofc #cofcbiology #molecularbiology #bacteria

07/23/2021

Faith Emetu (B.S. Biology - Molecular Biology, 2022) is shown analyzing a DNA gel. Faith is determining the molecular cause of a patient mutation that results in mitochondrial disease.

SC INBRE
College of Charleston - Office of Admissions
College of Charleston Honors College
College of Charleston Department of Biology
Chem and Biochem at the College of Charleston

#cofcssm #IamSCINBRE #undergraduateresearch

Photos from Grice Marine Lab's post 07/21/2021

Photos from Grice Marine Lab's post

07/20/2021

This evening! It might be rainy, so bring an umbrella☔️

Tomorrow! Join Grice Marine Lab’s REUs at this CULTIVATE Science+Art! Check out the link in our bio to register for this FREE event! #cofc #cofcbiology @gricelab #cultivatescienceart

Photos from Grice Marine Lab's post 07/19/2021

Yum!

07/19/2021

Tomorrow! Join Grice Marine Lab’s REUs at this CULTIVATE Science+Art! Check out the link in our bio to register for this FREE event! #cofc #cofcbiology @gricelab #cultivatescienceart

Tomorrow! Join Grice Marine Lab’s REUs at this CULTIVATE Science+Art! Check out the link in our bio to register for this FREE event! #cofc #cofcbiology @gricelab #cultivatescienceart

07/08/2021

Congratulations to Bailey Fallon who’s article was published in PeerJLife. Bailey worked along side @thatsasponge researching microplastics and marine sponges. Read more at the link in our bio! #cofc #cofcbiology #microplastics #marinesponge #sponges

Congratulations to Bailey Fallon who’s article was published in PeerJLife. Bailey worked along side @thatsasponge researching microplastics and marine sponges. Read more at the link in our bio! #cofc #cofcbiology #microplastics #marinesponge #sponges

07/07/2021

This week’s lunch and learn is with Dr. Andrew Clark. Our REUs are learning about his path into science by way of zookeeping. #cofc #cofcbiology

07/02/2021

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07/01/2021

This summer, rising sophomore, and Honors student Ansley Elkins is working with Dr. Renaud Geslain to study transfer RNAs (tRNAs), a class of macromolecules that are expressed in all living organisms and that are essential for the biosynthesis of proteins.

Ansley's research project aims at establishing the first atlas of tRNA expression in mouse tissues. So far, she dissected 10 different mouse organs, generated nearly 30 replicates, and successfully optimized the protocols for the isolation of their tRNAs. During the second part of her summer internship, Ansley will monitor the abundance of 56 tRNA species across those different tissue samples using a tRNA microarray technique developed in the lab.

Once her analysis platform is up and running, she will introduce new variables such as different stages of development and different model of diseases.

SC INBRE
College of Charleston Department of Biology
College of Charleston Honors College
College of Charleston - Office of Admissions

#cofcssm #IamSCINBRE #undergraduateresearch

06/28/2021

President’s List honoree Will Troublefield is a sophomore in the College of Charleston Department of Biology. Will is also a member of the Pre-Vet Society at CofC, and will be serving as their social media manager during the 2021-2022 school year. After graduation, Will plans to pursue a graduate degree.

06/17/2021

“Alumnus’ Kayak Voyage Aims to Raise Climate Change Awareness” Biology alumni Will Freund ‘17, is kayaking down the Intercoastal Waterway to raise climate change awareness by asking people who live on the coast what they have noticed changing. Read more by clicking the link in our bio! #cofc #cofcbiology #climatechange #kayaking

“Alumnus’ Kayak Voyage Aims to Raise Climate Change Awareness” Biology alumni Will Freund ‘17, is kayaking down the Intercoastal Waterway to raise climate change awareness by asking people who live on the coast what they have noticed changing. Read more by clicking the link in our bio! #cofc #cofcbiology #climatechange #kayaking

06/11/2021

Joseph Bazzle is doing research in Dr. Eric McElroy’s lab this summer. Pictured above is Joseph chasing a Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynsoma cornutum) down a racetrack while filming with high speed video. #cofc #cofcbiology #texashornedlizard #golizardgo

Joseph Bazzle is doing research in Dr. Eric McElroy’s lab this summer. Pictured above is Joseph chasing a Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynsoma cornutum) down a racetrack while filming with high speed video. #cofc #cofcbiology #texashornedlizard #golizardgo

Photos from Grice Marine Lab's post 06/11/2021

Photos from Grice Marine Lab's post

06/11/2021

Need help with your SSM classes during Summer I? The College of Charleston Center for Student Learning has you covered with supplemental instruction.
https://csl.cofc.edu/supplemental-instruction/index.php

Timeline Photos 06/10/2021

Gabbie is a current grad student in the Marine Biology program!

Girl loves a good spreadsheet! And, has some serious Excel skills to boot. Special shout out to Gabbie for all the help with the Creek Watcher citizen-science program! Thanks for being patient with us folks, we've had way more demand for this program then we're able to meet with current staff and funding.

Learn more: CharlestonWaterkeeper.org/creekwatcher

#standup #showup #speakup #cleanwater #chaswaterkeeper

06/09/2021

Summer is a busy time at The College! We have over 50 students participating in summer research with over 20 different faculty. Olivia is working with Dr. Fullerton on analyzing and comparing microbiomes of different algal species found in ‘Ewa, Hawai’i. @gricelab #cofc #cofcbiology #algae

Summer is a busy time at The College! We have over 50 students participating in summer research with over 20 different faculty. Olivia is working with Dr. Fullerton on analyzing and comparing microbiomes of different algal species found in ‘Ewa, Hawai’i. @gricelab #cofc #cofcbiology #algae

Honors College Scholarship Memorializes Graduate 06/04/2021

Honors College Scholarship Memorializes Graduate

Congratulations to Maddie Davis ’21, the first recipient of the Chad V. Adams ’18 Memorial Scholarship.

https://today.cofc.edu/2021/06/03/chad-v-adams-memorial-scholarship/

Honors College Scholarship Memorializes Graduate Ask anyone who knew Chad V. Adams ’18, and you’ll be met with enthusiasm. He was a true friend, solid student and passionate fisherman. He loved the Lowcountry and was known to snap his fishing rod into the ski rack on top of his Mini Cooper and go catch, and then release, redfish. An active mem...

Honors College Scholarship Memorializes Graduate 06/04/2021

Honors College Scholarship Memorializes Graduate

Congratulations to Maddie Davis ’21 for being the first recipient of the Chad V. Adams ’18 Memorial Scholarship.

Honors College Scholarship Memorializes Graduate Ask anyone who knew Chad V. Adams ’18, and you’ll be met with enthusiasm. He was a true friend, solid student and passionate fisherman. He loved the Lowcountry and was known to snap his fishing rod into the ski rack on top of his Mini Cooper and go catch, and then release, redfish. An active mem...

05/27/2021

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. Left to right: Emily Dombrowski, a marine biology and French double major, chose to study marine biology because she wanted to “explore the effects of climate change in the seas” and better understand the processes being used to navigate these challenges.

Claire White, a marine biology major and a double-minor in environmental and sustainability studies and Spanish, has always dreamed of becoming a marine biologist and studying the ocean.

Congratulations to you both as well as the other four on these fantastic scholarships! Check the link in our bio to read the article! #cofc #cofcbiology #noaahollings #noahollings2021

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholars. Left to right: Emily Dombrowski, a marine biology and French double major, chose to study marine biology because she wanted to “explore the effects of climate change in the seas” and better understand the processes being used to navigate these challenges.

Claire White, a marine biology major and a double-minor in environmental and sustainability studies and Spanish, has always dreamed of becoming a marine biologist and studying the ocean.

Congratulations to you both as well as the other four on these fantastic scholarships! Check the link in our bio to read the article! #cofc #cofcbiology #noaahollings #noahollings2021

Photos from College of Charleston School of Sciences & Mathematics's post 05/27/2021

Photos from College of Charleston School of Sciences & Mathematics's post

Timeline Photos 05/26/2021

Timeline Photos

President's List honoree Casey O'Brien is a rising sophomore College of Charleston Department of Biology major and Spanish minor. He enjoys going to the beach, surfing, and skateboarding. After graduating from CofC, he would like to continue studying biology and hopes to work in healthcare someday.

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Photos from Grice Marine Lab's post 05/25/2021

Photos from Grice Marine Lab's post

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Rita Hollings Science Center, 58 Coming Street, Ste 245-255
Charleston, SC
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