I came to Meredith College in 1981 where I am presently Professor of Biology and Health Science. I received my Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University in 1984. I also have a B.S. and M.S. in Zoology. Currently, my research concerns the behavioral adaptations of the Asian Tiger Mosquito. Overall, I would describe myself as a zoologist with specializations in parasitology, entomology and microscopy. As to teaching my primary list would include the following course: Invertebrate Zoology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Parasitology, Histology and Microscopy. In the Governor’s School my course covers such topics as microscopy, parasitology, epidemiology, and invertebrate diversity.
Larry R. Grimes
Professor of Biology and Health Sciences
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298
(919) 760-8437 or fax (919) 760-2819
Ph.D., Entomology Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
Aug. 1984, Major Entomology, Minor Botany
The Comparative Morphology of the Maxillae of Last Stage Larval Pyralidae, Including a Survey of selected Ditrysian Families (Lepidoptera). August 1984
M.S., Zoology Department (Parasitology), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
Jul.1974, Major Zoology, Minor Entomology
The Seasonal Periodicity and Biology of the Caryophyllaeidae (Cestoda) in Erimyzon oblongus, the Creek Chubsucker.
B.S. With Honors, Zoology Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C.
Dec.1970, Major Zoology
1994 to present Professor of Biology & Health Sc.
1997 to 2000 Acting Department Head of Biology and Health Sc.
1987 to 1993 Associate Professor of Biology&Health Sc.
1984 to 1986 Assistant Professor of Biology&Health Sc.
1981 to 1984 Instructor of Biology & Health Sc.
Academic Experience Cont’d
NCSU Summer School (1980 to Present)
Visiting Professor of Zoology , teach Parasitology Zo 315
NCSU Instructor, Teaching Assistant, and Technician
Graduate Teaching Assistant 1971, 1972, 1977-1980, 1980-1981
Biological Sciences Interdepartment Teaching Program-
Laboratory Instructor and Technician for Electron Microscope Center
Zoology Department, Laboratory TA for Histology, Parasitology, and Human Anatomy and Physiology
Summer Course in General Biology for High School Biology Teachers
Instructor (full time faculty position), Instructor and Laboratory Coordinator for Biological Sciences Interdepartmental Teaching Program, 1974- 1977
Technician, Stream Macroinvertebrate Study, Sport Fishery Unit, 1973
Developed new Science and Society Course on Epidemic Disease
Honors Colloquim course: Creativity, Fall semester 2001
Directorof Middle School Science Summer Camp, GlaxoWellcome Foundation, 2000 - present
Co-director of Pilot Middle School Science Summer Camp, 2001
PKAL National Conference, Davidson, NC, 1999
Acting Head of the Dept. Of Biology and Health Science Spring, 1997- Spring 2000
Coordinated Meeting of N.C. Baptist Colleges Educators in Science and Mathematics, at Meredith College, 1997
Dupont Capstone Faculty Fellow, 1994-2000
District 5 Co-director, North Carolina Student Academy of Science, 1987-1990
Conference for Educators in Science and Mathematics, N.C. Baptist Colleges, 1982, 1984, and 1986
Perspectives in Biology Symposium, Wake Forest University, 1985 and 1986
Summer Study at British Museum of Natural History, London, 1984
Summer Study at Station Biologique, Roscoff France, 1984
Conference on Medical Education, Washington, D.C., 1982
Directed Coastal Field Trips to Duke Marine Laboratory (spring, 4 years)
Attended Lehigh University, Dept. of Material Engineering, one week summer institute of Scanning Electron Microscopy, 1987
Grimes, L.R. and G.C. Miller. 1975. Caryophyllaeid Cestodes in the Creek Chubsucker. Journal of Parasitology. 61(5):973-974
Grimes, L.R. and G.C. Miller. 1976. Seasonal Periodicity of Three Species of Caryophyllaeid Cestodes in the Creek Chubsucker. Journal of Parasitology. 63(3):434-441
Grimes, L.R. And H.H. Neunzig. 1984. The Larvae and Pupae of Three Phycitine Species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) That Occur in Florida. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 86(2):411-421
Grimes, L.R. And H.H. Neunzig. 1986. Morphological Survey of the Maxillae in Last Stage Larvae of the Suborder Ditrysia (Lepidoptera): Palpi. Ann. Entomological Soc. Am. 79(3):491-509.
Grimes, L.R. And H.H. Neunzig. 1986. Morphological Survey of the Maxillae in Last Stage Larvae of the Suborder Ditrysia (Lepidoptera): Mesal Lobes (Laciniogaleae). Ann. Entomological Soc. Am. 79(3):510-526.
North Carolina Academy of Science
Entomological Society of America
American Society of Parasitology
Award, Grants, Fellowships
Undergraduate research grant for video camera
Technology Grant 2003 software for image storage and analysis
Sabattical granted, fall 2002
Attended Sensor Workshop, August 2002, San Hose, California
Creative Ideas Fund, Pilot for Middle School Science Summer Camp, 2001
The Harry and Marion Eberly Faculty Development Award, 1993
Meredith Study Grants: Summers 1984, 85, and 86
Burroughs Wellcome Summer Fellowship, for video-microscopy during summer, 1986
Burroughs Wellcome Summer Fellowship, for summer study in England and France, 1984
Graduate Teaching Award, 1980, NCSU