Test your KQ
Match these Kenyon biologists, past and present, with organisms that have figured in their research. (Some professors are associated with more than one organism.)
|1. Christopher Gillen||A. Ants|
|2. Raymond Heithaus||B. Bluebirds|
|3. Dorthy Jegla||C. Crayfish|
|4. Maxwell Power||D. E. coli|
|5. Joan Slonczewski||E. Fruit flies|
1-c. Gillen, a faculty member since 1997, has studied the regulation of calcium transport in the freshwater crayfish. 2-a, b. Heithaus '68, an emeritus professor who joined the faculty in 1980, has done research involving both ant colonies and bluebirds. 3-f. Jegla, who died in 2011 after teaching at Kenyon from 1971 to 1997, was a plant developmental biologist with expertise on sunflowers. 4-e. Power, who taught at Kenyon from 1947 until his death in 1954 (he was killed in a car crash in Iraq, where he was a Fulbright lecturer), was an authority on the brain and nervous system of Drosophila melanogaster, the fruit fly. 5-d, g. Slonczewski, a microbiologist, does research on how Escherichia coli bacteria survive in extreme acid or base environments. Slonczewski is also an award-winning science fiction writer, and in her course "Biology in Science Fiction" she has examined population explosions by considering tribbles, the furry, fast-reproducing (fictional) species from Star Trek.