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Yonathan Ararso ‘13 Presents Melanoma Research at VA Collegiate Honors Council

On Saturday, April 21, junior biology major Yonathan Ararso gave a poster presentation at the 2012 Spring Conference for the Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Meeting held at Randolph-Macon College.  Yonathan presented research conducted in the summer of 2011 under the supervision of Hampden-Sydney College biology professor Dr. Kristian Hargadon.  Yonathan’s research focused on comparing the gene […] Continue reading

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Dr. Timothy Bullock Speaks on Immunity to Cancer

On Thursday, March 29 Dr. Timothy Bullock, Associate Professor of Pathology and Human Immune Therapy Center Investigator at the University of Virginia, spoke to Hampden-Sydney Biology students and faculty as a part of the Biology Department Seminar Series.  Dr. Bullock’s talk entitled “Invigorating T Cell Immunity to Cancer” focused on current challenges faced by researchers in […] Continue reading

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Dr. Kristian Hargadon, H-SC Students Publish Cancer Research

The current issue of the research journal Cellular Immunology features an article authored by Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian Hargadon and undergraduates Osric Forrest ‘12 and Pranay Reddy ‘11.  The article entitled “Suppression of the Maturation and Activation of the Dendritic Cell Line DC2.4 by Melanoma-derived Factors” describes work conducted by Dr. Hargadon and his students over the past two […] Continue reading

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H-SC Students Present Cancer Research at National and International Meetings

Over the weekend of November 11-13, two Hampden-Sydney biology majors, Osric Forrest ‘12 and Yonathan Ararso ‘13, presented findings from the cancer research they have been conducting with Biology Professor Dr. Kristian Hargadon at two research conferences.  Dr. Hargadon’s laboratory has recently demonstrated that melanoma tumor cells are capable of suppressing the activity of dendritic […] Continue reading

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Osric Forrest ‘12 Conducts Honors Research on Immunity to Melanoma

Osric Forrest, a current senior biology major at H-SC, is conducting Departmental Honors research on immune responses to melanoma under the guidance of Dr. Kristian Hargadon.  Previous work by Osric and other undergraduates in Dr. Hargadon’s lab has demonstrated that melanoma tumors are capable of suppressing the maturation and activation of dendritic cells, an immune […] Continue reading

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Yonathan Ararso ‘13, Dr. Kristian Hargadon Studying Immunity to Melanoma

As part of the College’s Summer Research Program, rising junior Yonathan Ararso has been collaborating with Dr. Kristian Hargadon to investigate the production of immunosuppressive factors by melanoma cells and to study the influence of these factors on the activity of dendritic cells, a group of cells responsible for the induction of immune responses.  Previous work […] Continue reading

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Pranay Reddy ‘11 Presents Biology Honors Research at Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Pranay Reddy, a senior Biology major, recently delivered a poster presenation of his Honors Project research at the 2011 Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Spring Conference held at Marymount University.  Under the guidance of Dr. Kristian Hargadon, during his senior year Pranay conducted a genetic characterization of two mouse melanoma cell lines that exhibit different patterns of tumor […] Continue reading

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Osric Forrest ‘12 Receives Sigma Xi Research Grant

Osric Forrest ‘12, a rising senior Biology major, was recently awarded a $1,000 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research.  Sigma Xi is an honorary scientific research society designed to promote scientific research programs and honor scientific achievement.  The grant-in-aid of research award will be used to support Osric’s senior year Honors Project in Biology.  Under the guidance of […] Continue reading

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H-SC Virology Students Making Influenza Virus!

It’s that time of the year when most people want to avoid the flu.  Well not the case for H-SC Virology students!!!!  This semester students in Dr. Kristian Hargadon’s Virology class are employing cutting edge molecular genetic techniques to reconstruct an influenza virus strain that first struck Puerto Rico in 1934!  Viruses are quite simple […] Continue reading

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Dr. Kristian Hargadon, Osric Forrest ‘12 Present Research at American Society for Microbiology State Meeting

On November 5, 2010, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian Hargadon ‘01 and junior biology major Osric Forrest ‘12 presented their recent collaborative research at Lynchburg College at the VA Branch State Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Dr. Hargadon delivered an oral presentation, and Osric Forrest presented a poster, on their work evaluating […] Continue reading

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