99th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science

All events held on the Messiah University campus

Program Booklet

Abstract Booklet

Friday Evening, April 12th

5:00 – 6:45  PM PAS Board Meeting and Dinner Eisenhower Campus Center ECC152
7:00 – 8:00 PM Meeting Check-In Jordan Science Center Lobby
7:00 – 9:00 PM Hors d’oeuvres reception

Self-guided museum exploration & conversations

Jordan Science Center Lobby & The Oakes Museum


Saturday Morning Sessions, April 13th

8:00 – 9:00 AM Meeting Check-in Jordan Lobby
8:00 – 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast Bar & Coffee Jordan Lobby
8:50 – 9:15 AM Opening Remarks

(NO FOOD or DRINK are permitted in Parmer Hall)

Parmer Auditorium, High Center
Dr. Alison Noble, Interim Provost Messiah University
Dr. Andre Walther, President PAS
Dr. Lawrence Mylin, Messiah University
9:30/10:00 – 11:00 AM Coffee Breaks in both Jordan Lobby & Martin Commons
Jordan Lobby & Martin Commons
10:30 – 11:45 AM Oral Presentations I:  Cell Biology Kline 120
10:30-11:45 AM Oral Presentation II:  Microbiology I Frey 110
9:45-11:45 AM Poster Session I (Poster set-up 9:15-9:45 AM): Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, and Other Martin Commons (ECC)


Saturday Lunch Sessions, April 13th

11:45 – 12:00 PM Pick up box Lunches Jordan Lobby
12:00–1:30 PM PAS Business Meeting/Lunch (Open to all members) PAWC 310
12:00 – 1:30  PM Student Lunch Panel: Career Panel: Organismal & FIeld Biology Kline 120
12:00 – 1:30  PM Student Lunch Panel: Career Panel: Industry Frey 150
12:00 – 1:30  PM Student Lunch Panel: Career Panel: Healthcare Frey 110

*Business Meeting Election slate found here.

Saturday Afternoon Sessions, April 13th

2:00 – 4:00 PM Coffee Break Jordan Lobby
2:00–3:15 PM Oral Presentations III: Behavior Kline 120
2:15–3:00 PM Oral Presentations IV: Microbiology II Frey 150
3:15-4:30 PM Oral Presentations V: Ecology Frey 110
4:30-5:30 PM Planning Meeting for the 100th Annual Meeting Jordan 159


Saturday Evening Sessions, April 13th

5:30-6:30 PM Dinner  (Buffet Banquet) Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center
6:30-7:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Twists and turns in drug discovery: An antimalarial drug discovery case study that deciphers unique biology and identifies a potent development drug candidate.

Dr. David B. Olsen, Scientific Associate Vice President

Merck Research Laboratories

Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center


Sunday Sessions, April 14th

7:30–8:30 AM Meeting Check-In Jordan Lobby
7:30-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast Bar & Coffee Jordan Lobby
8:00-9:15 AM PAS Board Meeting ECC Board Room
9:30–11:30 AM Coffee Break Jordan Lobby &     Martin Commons
9:45-11:00 AM Oral Presentations VI: Plant Biology and Environmental Science Kline 120
9:30-11:00 AM Poster Session II (Poster set-up 8:00-9:00 AM): Microbiology and Ecology Martin Commons (ECC)
11:45-12:00 Pick up box lunches for Awards Ceremony Frey Lobby
12:15-1:30 PM Awards Ceremony Frey 110