PRESENTATIONS

Selected Conference Presentations

2019

Duffus, A.L.J. 2019. Creating a supportive environment for undergraduate research students. Teaching Matters, Gordon State College, March 12-13.

2018

Henson, L. M., Klaus, J. M., Vanderbush, N., and A. L. J. Duffus. 2018. Ranavirus distributions in the herpetofauna of the USA: Examining the utility of databases and the literature. Fourth Annual Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory PALOOZA, Florida Natural History Museum, Gainesville, FL, April 2.
 

Duffus, A.L.J. 2018. Is Openstax a realistic and viable alternative for non-majors classes without significant modification? Teaching Matters, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA, March 7 - 8.

2017

Duffus, A.L.J., and J. Esquibel. 2017. A C.U.R.E. for introductory non-majors biology courses. Teaching Matters, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA, March 4 and 5.

Rosario, S.E., C.R. Phipps, and A.L.J. Duffus. 2017. Are herp enclosures hot spots of Salmonella colonization? Georgia Academy of Sciences, Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA, March 24 and 25.
Abstract available at: http://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol75/iss1/39

2014

Duffus, A.L. J. 2014. Extra credit with a purpose: An example in herpetology. Teaching Matters, Gordon State College, Barnesville, GA, April 4-5.

2013

Duffus, A.L. J., Nichols, R. A., and T. W. J. Garner. 2013. Ranaviral Disease in the UK – Common Frogs and Common Toads Are Not Created Equal: Experimental Assessment of Virulence and Host Specificity of UK Ranavirus Isolates in Rana temporaria and Bufo bufo tadpoles. 62nd International Meeting of the Wildlife Disease Association, Knoxville, TN, July 28– August 2.

Duffus, A.L.J. 2013. Mathematical Modelling of Ranavirus Ecology. Second International Symposium on Ranaviruses, Knoxville, TN, July 27-28.

Duffus, A.L.J. 2013. Teaching Evolution Through Case Studies and Examples. The 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference for Teachers of Undergraduates (Teaching Matters), Gordon State College, March 22-23.

Selected Poster Presentations * Denotes Student Led Research

2019

Davis, A.J., Fuller, R.B., Garner, A.R., Mileham, A.M., Serna, J.D., Brue, D.E., Harding, C.M., Dodgen, C.D., Culpepper, W., Piatt, B., Rosario, S.E., and A.L.J. Duffus. 2019. Examining the 26 Iridovirus core genes for alternatives to the major capsid protein for phylogenetic reconstruction in ranaviruses: An ongoing saga. 5th International Symposium on Ranaviruses, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia, June 4 – 6.*

(Presented in Abstentia)

Carey, A.K., Brue,D.E., Ward, T.M. and A. L. J. Duffus. 2019. Distribution of ranaviruses in wild amphibians and reptiles in the USA. Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Annual Meeting, Black Mountain NC, February 14-17.*

Fuller, R.B., and A.L.J. Duffus. 2019. Analyzing phylogenetic relationships among ranaviruses: Myristilated membrane protein and other potential alternatives to major capsid protein. Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA, November 2 – 3.*
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol77/iss1/68

Henson, L.M., and A.L.J. Duffus. 2019. Analyzing Ranavirus core genes for phylogenetic reconstruction. Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA, November 2 – 3.*
Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol77/iss1/69

Davis, A.J., Serna, J.D., and A.L.J. Duffus. 2018. Are the eIF2- α and putative tyrosine kinase proteins of ranaviruses suitable targets for phylogenetic reconstruction? Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA, November 2 – 3.*
Abstract Available: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/gurc/2018/masterschedule/133/

Mileham, A.D., and A.L.J. Duffus. 2018. Bioinformatic analysis of Insect Iridovirus 6 (IIV6) proposes novel open reading frames and supports previously described putative protein products. Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA, November 2 – 3.*
Abstract Available:
https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/gurc/2018/masterschedule/48/

2018

Garner, A. R., and A.L.J. Duffus 2018.  Alternative genes for exploring Ranavirus phylogenetics: A comparison of an immediate early protein ICP-46 to the major capsid protein genes for reconstruction. Undergraduate Research Symposium, Gordon State College, April 20.*

Davis, A.J., Serna, J.D., and A.L.J. Duffus. 2018. Are the eIF2- α and putative tyrosine kinase proteins of ranaviruses suitable targets for phylogenetic reconstruction? Georgia Academy of Sciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, April 13 – 14.*
Abstract Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol76/iss1/84

Fuller, R.B, and A.L.J. Duffus. 2018. Is the myristilated membrane protein of ranaviruses an acceptable alternative for phylogenetic analysis? Georgia Academy of Sciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, April 13 – 14.*
Abstract Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol76/iss1/99

Henson, L. M., Subramanian, K., Duffus, A.L.J., and T.B. Waltzek. 2018. Are partial major capsid protein and eIF2- α sequences enough to detect recombination in UK Ranavirus isolates? Georgia Academy of Sciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, April 13 – 14.*
Abstract Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol76/iss1/98

Mileham, A.D., and A.L.J. Duffus. 2018. Analysis of the deoxynucleoside kinase gene from Ranavirus genomes suggests an new model for phylogenetic study. Georgia Academy of Sciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, April 13 – 14.*

Abstract Available at: https://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol76/iss1/115

Henson, L. M., Klaus, J. M., Vanderbush, N., and A. L. J. Duffus. 2018. Ranavirus Distributions in North America: Examining the Utility of Databases and the Literature. SEPARC Annual Meeting, Helen, GA, February 22-25.

2017

Harding, C.M., B. Piatt, W. Culpepper, C.D. Dodgen, S.E. Rosario, and A.L.J. Duffus. 2017. Whole genome Ranavirus phylogenies: An in-depth look. Georgia Academy of Sciences, Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA, March 24 and 25*
Abstract available at: http://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol75/iss1/34

Heiney, A., A.S. Leblond, and A.L.J. Duffus. (2017) Exploring alternate genes for Ranavirus phylogenetics. Georgia Academy of Sciences, Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA, March 24 and 25*
Abstract available at: http://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol75/iss1/23

Mileham, A. D., J. Scemama, A.L.J. Duffus, and A. Davis. 2017. Bioinformatics analysis of the striped (Morone sacatilis) bass HOX2a and HOX2b genomics DNA suggests evolutionary conservation of gene regulation. Georgia Academy of Sciences, Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA, March 24 and 25*
Abstract available at: http://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol75/iss1/20

2016

Adams, N., A.L.J. Duffus, and J. C. George. 2016. Modelling Ranavirus epidemiology in common frogs (Rana temporara) in the United Kingdom via recurrence relations. Georgia Academy of Sciences, Gordon State College, April 1 and 2.*

Campbell, J.B., S.E. Rosario, and A.L.J. Duffus 2016. Are partial Ranavirus major capsid protein sequences enough for phylogenetic reconstruction? Georgia Academy of Sciences, Gordon State College, April 1 and 2. (Student won an award for this poster)*

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