Jon O’Brien, PhD, and Andrew Stewart, PhD, assistant professors of biology, took three students to the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference (MEEC) at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana from Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19. Two seniors, Andrew Beiter (photo below) and Kyle Samson (in the spotlight) presented at the conference.
Andrew’s talk focused on an analysis of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) viability of different dietary sterols. Kyle spoke about relative body-size scaling in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies).
MEEC is an annual regional conference is organized and directed entirely by graduate students and is hosted by a different Midwestern institution each year. The conference focuses on students of all levels and provides a professional atmosphere to interact with and learn from their peers. This is the second year Canisius has sent students to participate in the MEEC conference.
Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, Academic Affairs