Departmental Seminar Series
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 PM, Regents 239

The Department invites scholars in Biology to present their research on most Thursdays throughout the academic year. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session. 

Fall term 2015

Fall term 2015 seminar series speakers include:

Sep. 3, 2015
Dr. Michael RungeDr. Michael C. Runge
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
The Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan: Cooperative management in a changing climate
Hosted by: Dr. Shweta Bansal

 

Sep. 10, 2015
Dr. Ira DaarDr. Ira Daar
National Cancer Institute
Signaling Mechanisms Of EphrinBs In Cell Adhesion And Migration
Hosted by: Drs. Elena Silva and Maria Donoghue

 

Sep. 17, 2015
Dr. Mark RoseDr. Mark Rose
Princeton University
Kar4p, a protein at the intersection of meiosis and mating
Hosted by: Dr. Ronda Rolfes 

 

Oct. 1, 2015
Dr. Mark SmeltzerDr. Mark Smeltzer
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Bad to the Bone: Staphylococcus aureus as an Orthopaedic Pathogen
Hosted: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

Oct. 8, 2015
Dr. Santosh D’MelloDr. Santosh D’Mello
Southern Methodist University
Friend and foe: Histone deactylase-3 in brain development and neuronal survival
Hosted by: Drs. Elena Silva and Maria Donoghue

 

Oct. 15, 2015
Prof. Manus PattenDr. Manus Patten
Georgetown University
The long reach of genetic conflicts

 

Oct. 22, 2015
Dr. Keryn GedanDr. Keryn Gedan
University of Maryland
Ecology of tidal wetland plant communities experiencing climate change and accelerated sea-level rise
Hosted by: Dr. Leslie Ries

 

Nov. 5, 2015
Dr. T'ai RoulstonDr. T'ai Roulston
University of Virginia
The Beast of the Belly: Ecological and Evolutionary Struggles Between Parasitoid Conopid Flies and their Bumble Bee Hosts
Hosts: Drs. Gina Wimp and Martha Weiss)

 

Nov. 12, 2015
Dr. Andrew DacksDr. Andrew Dacks
West Virginia University
Serotonergic Neuromodulation of Olfaction
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Coate

 

Dec. 3, 2015
Dr. Daniel A. GorelickDr. Daniel A. Gorelick
University of Alabama, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Using zebrafish to monitor environmental endocrine disrupting compounds
Hosted by: Dr. Tagide deCarvalho

 

Special Seminar Series
These are seminars that happen at days or times outside of the weekly Thursday departmental seminar

Dr. Dwight BerglesNov. 30, 2015, at 2:00 pm in Regents Hall, room 239
Dr. Dwight Bergles from Johns Hopkins University 
 "Sounds in silence: How glial cells in the ear stimulate development of the auditory system"

 

Tim NewfieldDec. 4, 2015, at 3:00 pm in Regents Hall, room 239
Tim Newfield, Princeton University. 
"Animal and Human Disease, Past and Present"

 

Dr. Andrew ReadDec. 7, 2015, at 3-4pm in Healey Family Student Center Social Room
Professor Andrew Read, FRS
"Treating infections and the evolution of drug resistance"

Departmental Seminar Series
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 PM, Regents 239

The Department invites scholars in Biology to present their research on most Thursdays throughout the academic year. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session.

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 speakers include:

Jan. 21, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Gardner        Dr. Jeffrey Gardner
  The University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Functional Characterization of Cellulose Degradation in Bacterial Systems: Study of Requirement Versus Sufficiency
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

Jan. 28, 2016
Dr. Courtney RobinsonDr. Courtney J. Robinson
  Howard University
Dissecting Insect-Associated Microbial Communities
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald

 

Feb. 4, 2016
Dr. zach AdelmanDr. Zack Adelman
  Virginia Tech
Manipulating the mosquito genome to decipher the genetics of arboviral transmission
Hosted by: Dr. Peter Armbuster

 

Feb. 11, 2016
  Dr. Sarah Johnson
Sarah Johnson   Georgetown University
Mars and the Search for Life
Hosted by: Dr. Elena Silva

 

Feb. 18, 2016
' Joseph Neale   Dr. Joseph Neale
  Georgetown University
A Research Life

 

Mar. 3, 2016
Dr. Glenda GillaspyDr. Glenda Gillaspy Graduate student nominated  speaker!
  Virginia Tech
Plant Cell Communication and Inositol Phosphates

 

Mar. 17, 2016
  Dr. Danelle Devenport
Dr. Danelle Devenport   Princeton University
Coordinating long-range tissue polarity in an expansive and regenerative epithelium
Hosted by: Dr. Jeffery Huang

 

Mar. 31, 2016
Dr. Joshua Weiner   Dr. Joshua Weiner
  University of IOWA
Match and grow: Specificity of Protocadherin cell-cell interactions drives dendrite arbor complexity
Hosted by: Dr. Maria Donoghue

 

May. 5, 2016
Dr. Paul C. CrossDr. Paul C. Cross
  Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, USGS & Department of Interior
Transmission across species and disciplines in disease ecology
Hosted by: Dr. Shweta Bansal 

 

Special Seminar Series
These are seminars that happens at days or times outside of the weekly Thursday departmental seminar

Rachel Gross

Mar. 22nd, 2016 from 9:00-9:50 am in White-Gravenor 208
Rachel Gross, science journalist
Conversation with biology grad students and post-docs on careers in science writing

 

video conference

Mar. 22nd from 10:30-11:30 am in 5th floor Regents Conference room 551
Video conference with science journalist
presentation on science journalism in the Gateway courses for undergrads

 

Kevin Mlynek

Feb. 2nd from 12:00pm-1:00 pm in Medical-Dental NE301
Kevin Myle
Small RNA-Directed Antiviral Immunity In Disease-Vector Mosquitoes

During the summer semester there are NO Departmental Seminar Series; however, there could be special series

Summer 2016

Summer 2016 speakers include:

May 24th, 2016 at 1:30 in Regents Hall, room 239
Dr. Wendy Lewis
A 20 min presentation; she will pick out a topic from among the current needs (Genetics, Cell, Biochem, or Physiology), followed by 10 min Q&A session

 

May 25th, 2016 at 1:30 in Regents Hall, room 239
Dr. Robert Ray
A 20 min presentation; he will pick out a topic from among the current needs (Genetics, Cell, Biochem, or Physiology), followed by 10 min Q&A session