Long-term Sabbatical

1) attracting minority graduate applicants into careers in evolutionary biology and 2) develop research in molecular systematics

PI(s): John Clamp (North Carolina Central University)
Start Date: 1-Sep-2005
End Date: 31-May-2006

First, I will help develop a program to attract minority graduate students into evolutionary biology by compiling data on the existing minority presence in evolutionary biology, forming a diverse and representative planning group, bringing them together for brainstorming sessions, and establishing NESCent as the major sponsor of program activities. Second, I will continue working on molecular systematics of peritrich and apostome ciliates in Dr. Cliff Cunningham's laboratory at Duke University, expand my research at N.C. Central University to include molecular systematics, and advance a project to construct a morphology-based phylogeny of one of the families of peritrich ciliates.

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