Henry Gund Professor of Biology David Bruce Conn

Dr. Bruce Conn was the invited keynote speaker for the American Microscopical Society Keynote Lecture presented at the recent meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology in Tampa, Fla.  The title of his lecture was “Infectious Disease Epidemiology Meets Functional Morphology: How Parasites Move Between and Within Hosts.”

Conn also authored two papers in biomedical science that were published with collaborators from Helsinki, Finland and Warsaw, Poland.  These papers are:

1.      Immunoproteomics and surfaceomics of the adult tapeworm Hymenolepis diminuta. Frontiers in Immunology. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2018.02487
2.      Effect of povidone iodine, chlorhexidine digluconate and toyocamycin on amphizoic amoebic strains, infectious agents of Acanthamoeba keratitis – a growing threat to human health worldwide. Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine.  https://dx.doi.org/10.26444/aaem/99683

 

Biochem major sets her sights on Ph.D.

Senior Amber Kelley may have arrived at Berry undecided about her trajectory in life, but she will be graduating in spring on a definite path toward becoming a medical chemistry researcher.

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Berry alum works as a nuclear engineer

Berry alumnus James Padgett (2018 grad) is working as a nuclear engineer with Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Last year, James graduated with two degrees from two schools. How? He was a member of Berry’s Dual-Degree Engineering program, which allows students to acquire both a meaningful liberal arts education and a world-class technical education.

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Director of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor of Anthropology Brian Campbell

Dr. Campbell has been invited to showcase an exhibit of his Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation project (the Berry ABC Project, https://sites.berry.edu/abc/) at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta in their newest traveling exhibition – FOOD: Our Global Kitchen (created by the American Museum of Natural History.) He will work with current Berry College student and ABC Project Research Assistant, Conlan DeLorenzo, and Berry alum, Emily Cornell, to simulate a seed swap and educate visitors on agricultural biodiversity conservation, seed saving methods, and related nutritional and agricultural information.

Not just a job

Two weeks as a 12-year old patient at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta set Melody Dreyer on a dream path to becoming a pediatric nurse – in that same prestigious institution. A decade later, before she’d even completed her Berry nursing degree, she had a job offer to do just that.

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Environmental science grad makes his passion for community service a reality

Just 10 days after graduation, Jake Hager (18C) accepted the job which includes managing more than 65 programs for the state of Georgia, including tax credits, housing assistance, state community service and much more. Jake’s work is primarily with the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Team as a Development Associate with a focus on long term recovery strategies for the South Georgia cities and counties affected by hurricanes.

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