True Lookenott Quorum Sensing

Science Living: True Lookenott, Microbiology Researcher

True Lookenott (2020) is a junior biology major at Truett-McConnell University. Along with his professor, Dr. Diby Paul, and a fellow student, True is researching ways to prevent the formation of biofilms. A biofilm is a thin, slick layer of bacteria and secretions that can develop on all kinds of surfaces. To form these films,…

Claire Gallion Research

Science Living: Claire Gallion, COVID-19 Research Intern

Claire Gallion, ‘18, is a senior premed student at Birmingham-Southern College (BSC). She spent the summer of 2021 in a lab as a research intern at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where she studied how COVID-19 infection affects the innate immune response to fungi. We asked Claire to give a high-level description of…

Rich Hull Plant Voucher

Science Living: Rich Hull, PhD Student in Plant Ecology

Rich Hull, ‘17, majored in biology at the University of Georgia and is working on his PhD at Indiana University’s Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Program (EEB) where he is studying plant ecology. His current project, which will also be his PhD thesis, is documenting a comprehensive modern flora of the Wabash River corridor in western…


Science Living: Alaina Davis, Field Researcher

Alaina Davis, ’18, is majoring in fisheries and wildlife at the University of Georgia, and this summer she studied Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon–which means she spent her days out on on the Altamaha and Savannah rivers catching, examining, weighing, and measuring sturgeon. After graduation (Spring, 2022) she plans to pursue a Master’s degree in aquatic…

Oliver in Lab

Science Living: Oliver Erasmus, Forensic Chemist

Oliver Erasmus, ’17, is a senior at Kennesaw State University studying forensic chemistry. This year, he is conducting research that will allow law enforcement of the future to detect organic gunshot residues from heavy-metal-free ammunition. This ammunition is increasingly common because it alleviates environmental risks associated with the heavy metal content of traditional ammunition. Since…

Kelly teaching about insects

Science Living: Kelly Tims, Entomologist

While most Living Science students go on to focus on something other than science, many do, in fact, study science. In this series of short posts, we highlight Living Science alumni who are currently involved in scientific research. Working towards a PhD in Entomology… Kelly Tims, ’16, majored in biological sciences and entomology at the…

John 3:16

For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.