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Hyla Sweet

Associate Professor
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science

585-475-5143
Office Location

Hyla Sweet

Associate Professor
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science

Education

BS, Union College; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

585-475-5143

Currently Teaching

BIOL-495
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory or field work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.
BIOL-798
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed, graduate level tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum.
BIOL-498
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their final two years of study.
BIOL-301
1 - 4 Credits
This course allows students to assist in a class or laboratory for which they have previously earned credit. The student will assist the instructor in the operation of the course. Assistance by the student may include fielding questions, helping in workshops, and assisting in review sessions. In the case of labs, students may also be asked to help with supervising safety practices, waste manifestation, and instrumentation.
BIOL-211
4 Credits
A study of the biology of invertebrate animals with emphasis on phylogeny and functional morphology.
BIOL-599
3 Credits
This course is intended for students with significant research experience to work closely with their faculty mentors to prepare a manuscript for publication or write a proposal for external funding. Students will devote significant time to writing, revision and peer review. A submission-quality manuscript or proposal is expected at the end of the semester.
BIOL-298
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their first three years of study.
BIOL-322
4 Credits
This course is a study of the processes of growth, differentiation and development that lead to the mature form of an organism. The course will also address how developmental biology is integrated with other aspects of biology including disease, ecology, and evolution.
BIOL-295
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their first three years of study.

Select Scholarship

Invited Keynote/Presentation
Doolin, Megan, et al. "Development of the Muscular and Nervous Systems in a Brittle Star with Abbreviated Development." Society for Developmental Biology Northeast Regional Meeting. Marine Biological Laboratory. Woods Hole, MA. 15 Apr. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Granata, Danielle, et al. "Unique Cleavage Patterns of Cidaroid Sea Urchins." Rochester Academy of Science 43rd Annual Fall Scientific Paper Session. Roberts Wesleyan College. Rochester, NY. 12 Nov. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Coots, Ashley, et al. "Specific Cell-type Staining and Imaging of Eucidaris Tribuloides Embryos." Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin XXII. Marine Biological Laboratory. Woods Hole, MA. 24 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Freyn, Alec, et al. "Swimming Behavior in Embryos and Larvae of the Brooding Brittle star Ophioplocus Esmarki." Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin XXII. Marine Biological Laboratory. Woods Hole, MA. 24 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Sweet, Hyla. "Developmental Biology Lab: In Situ Hybridization Screen for Candidate Genes Identified From a Transcriptome Sequencing Project." Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin XX. Marine Biological Laboratory. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. 30 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Sharma, Deepika, Rae Ann Covington, and Hyla Sweet. "Spatial Expression Patterns of Delta, gcm and Brachyury in the Cidaroid Sea Urchin Eucidaris Tribuloides." Developmental Biology of the Sea Urchin XX. Marine Biological Laboratory. Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. 28 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Published Article
Lambert, JD, X.Y. Chan, B. Spiecker, and H. Sweet.“Characterizing the embryonictranscriptome of the snail Ilyanassa”.Integrative and Comparative Biology,50.5 (2010): 768-777. Print. †≠*
Newman, D. L., L. K Wright and H. C. Sweet. “A structured undergraduate research program that trains and prepares students forpost-graduate education and scientific careers.” Proceedings of the International Conference of Educational Research and Innovation, 15-17 November 2010. 5010-5019. Print.
Formal Presentation
Sharma, D. and H.Sweet. “Analysis of the spatial expression pattern of Etgcm and Etbra in the cidaroidsea urchin Eucidaris tribuloides.” RochesterAcademy of Sciences, 6 November 2010.Presentation. †