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Event Canceled - Research and Applying to Graduate School Focus of Presentation this Wednesday

March 30, 2012

Dr. Rosemary Knapp 

Dr. Rosemary Knapp, associate professor at the University of Oklahoma, will present a lecture on her research and applying to graduate school during Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Science Seminar Series this Wednesday, April 4, on the Weatherford campus. 

Knapp will present a two-part seminar entitled “Hormones and Alternative Male Reproductive Phenotypes” and “Applying to Biology Graduate Programs” at 4 p.m. in Room 212  of the Old Science Building on the SWOSU campus. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. 

Dr. Knapp received her master’s degree in zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her PhD in zoology from Arizona State University. After graduate school, she continued postdoctoral training at Cornell University before joining the OU faculty in 1998. At OU, she has served as the director of graduate studies for the Department of Zoology for several years.

Although Dr. Knapp has a number of research interests related to hormones and behavior, she will describe some of her work with the multiple male types of bluegill sunfish and tree lizards. Her work has produced over 30 peer-reviewed publications and over 60 presentations at meetings. Dr. Knapp will also provide an overview of the application process for biology graduate programs and the types of financial support available to graduate students in this field.

Although this will be her first visit to the SWOSU campus, Dr. Knapp anticipates many more trips to Weatherford.  She has recently agreed to be part of the careers in science advisory committee organized to advise SWOSU students applying to PhD programs. 

Dr. Knapp will be available to speak with students about careers in scientific research during an informal dinner scheduled at 5 pm. For further information (including dinner reservations), contact Dr. Holgado at andrea.holgado@swosu.edu .

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