Amelia Helms

East Carolina University
Biology
Amelia is a Biology PhD student in the Ables lab at East Carolina University. She received her MS from the Molecular Medicine and Translational Science program at Wake Forest University in 2013. She received her BS in Biology from Elon University in 2010. She is broadly interested in cell and developmental biology, and regenerative medicine. Her current work studies stem cells of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) ovary, and how steroid hormone signaling affects tissue resident stem cell fate and function.

Debbie Lichti

East Carolina University
Biology
Debbie (@Debbie_A_Lichti) is a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program In Biological Sciences at East Carolina University. Her current research focuses on anthropogenic effects on the nutritional quality (lipids and fatty acids) of food sources for larval river herring.  She graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s Degree in Biology, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Science from Purdue University. Debbie loves passing along her passion for science through local community outreach, and is a co-Founder of SciREN Greenville.