Department of Biology

Seminar Series 2015/2016

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.

Join us Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 PM, In-person & Virtually.

Fall 2015

Sep. 3, 2015

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

Oct. 1, 2015

Dr. 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’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

Dr. Manus Patten
Georgetown University
The long reach of genetic conflicts

Oct. 22, 2015

Dr. 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 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 Dacks
West Virginia University
Serotonergic Neuromodulation of Olfaction
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Coate

Dec. 3, 2015

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

Spring 2016

Jan. 21, 2016

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 J. Robinson
Howard University
Dissecting Insect-Associated Microbial Communities
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald

Feb. 4, 2016

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

Feb. 11, 2016

Dr. Joseph Neale
Georgetown University
A Research Life

Mar. 3, 2016

Dr. Glenda Gillaspy [Graduate student nominated speaker!]
 Virginia Tech
Plant Cell Communication and Inositol Phosphates

Mar. 17, 2016

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