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 2018 seminar series speakers include:

Aug. 30, 2018
Dianne NewmanDr. Yan Wong
Evolutionary Biologist
Oxford University 
Inferring the Ancestry of Everyone 
Hosted by: Steven Singer 

 

Sep. 13, 2018
DominiqueDr. Cassandra Quave
Assistant Professor, (Department of Biology)
Emory University
Discovery of anti-infective botanical natural products
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

Sep. 20, 2018
Dr. Vanessa Dr. Vanessa Sperandio
Professor (Department of Biology)
UT Southwestern Medical Center
You’re hot and you’re cold: neurotransmitters modulation of bacterial virulence expression
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade and Dr. Steven Singer 

 

Sep. 27, 2018
Amy ZanneDr. Amy Zanne
Associate Professor (Department of Biology)
The George Washington University 
Something's rotten: Examining drivers of wood decay trajectories
Hosted by: Dr. Gina Wimp

 

Oct. 4, 2018
Dr. Blythe ShepardDr. Blythe Shepard
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing and Health Studies
The Sniffing Kidney: Uncovering Novel Physiological Roles for Olfactory Receptors
Hosted by: Ronda Rolfes 

 

Oct. 18, 2018
Dr. David SternDr. David Stern
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigator
HHMI Janelia Farms
How does the brain evolve? Evidence from the love song of the fruit fly”
Hosted by: Dr. Mark Rose

 

Nov. 1, 2018
Tallamy-Doug.jpgDr. Doug Tallamy
Professor (Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
University of Delaware
Are Alien Plants Bad? 
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

 

Nov. 8, 2018
Jeff_Boyd.jpgDr. Jeffrey Boyd
Associate Professor (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology)
Rutgers
Dissecting Staphylococcus aureus Physiology to Decrease Disease Burden
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

 

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

None

 

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 Semester

Spring term 2019 speakers include:

Jan. 10, 2019
Peri KurshanPeri Kurshan
Post-doctoral Researcher
Department of Biology
Stanford University
"Towards a molecular understanding of synapse formation"

 

Jan. 17, 2019
Isaac SandovalIsaac Sandoval
Senior Staff Scientist
Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute
"Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms for Active Forgetting"

 

Jan. 24, 2019
ErinErin Barnhart
Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Biology
New York University
"Cellular mechanisms for efficient coding in the Drosophila visual system"

 

Jan. 31, 2019
Dr. Qiuxiang ZhangDr. Qiuxiang Zhang
Post-doctoral Fellow
Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute f Health
"From Sensory Transduction to Transmission: imaging Sensory Encoding in Zebrafish Hair Cells"

 

Feb. 7, 2019
Haiyan HeDr. Haiyan He
Staff Scientist
Neuroscience Department
The Scripps Reseach Institute
"Push and Pull- a Tale of Two Neurons"

 

Feb. 28, 2019
Ting Ting Wang Dr. Ting Ting Wang
GU - Pharmacology
Stabilizing Synapse Function via Glial Epigenetic Signaling
hosted by: Drs. Jeff Huang and Tom Coate

 

Mar. 21, 2019
Maya GomezMaya Gomes
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Tardigrades: an emerging model for studying the evolution of animal body plans and survival of biological materials in extreme conditions
hosted by: Dr. Sarah Johnson

 

Mar. 28, 2019
Bob Goldenstein Dr. Bob Goldstein
UNC-Chapel Hill
Microbial Mat Taphonomy: Modern Insights into One of Earth's Earliest Ecosystems
hosted by: Biology Graduate Students

 

Apr. 4, 2019
AndreiDr. Andrei Seluanov
Professor
University of Rochester
Hosted by: Dr. Elena Silva

 

Apr. 25, 2019
Dr. Mandy Oglesby-SherrouseDr. Mandy Oglesby-Sherrouse
Assistant professor
University of Maryland
PrrF small RNA regulation of iron homeostasis and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

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

TBA

 

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

Summer 2019

TBA