Seminar Series

2016 Fall Seminar Series

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Michelle Barton, Ph.D.
Dean, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Professor, Dept. of Epigenetics & Molecular
Carcinogenesis, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

2016 Spring Seminar Series

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Sean Mullen, Ph.D.
"Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies."
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland L2

Monday, April 11, 2016
The Isabelle Sprague Lecture
Scott Edwards, Ph.D.
"Genomics and the evolutionary transition from dinosaurs to birds"
4:30 p.m.
Hooker Auditorium

2015 Fall Seminar Series

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Marian Wong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Wollongong, Australia
School of Biological Sciences
"Why animals forego reproduction in complex societies: a tale of two fishes"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland L2

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Robert Shivers, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist/Microbiology Team Lead
"Can you see me now?:  Developing an enrichment-free pathogen detection assay."
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland L2

2015 Spring Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Geoff Tanner, Ph.D.
"Neurons, Diet, and Disease"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L-1

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Sarah Berke, Ph.D.
"Interactions between an invasive alga and native invertebrates in Virginia's coastal bays"
Co-Sponsored with Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L-1

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The Isabelle Sprague Lecture
Sharon Swartz, Ph.D.
"The Wind in the Wings:  Aerodynamic Function and Structural Architecture of the Wings of Bats"
4:30 p.m.
Hooker Auditorium

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sunita Sharma, MD.
"Using genomics to identify the developmental origin of asthma"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L-1

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The 50th Christianna Smith Lecture
Mansi Srivastava '03, Ph.D.
"The evolution of regeneration: insights from a new model acoel species"
4:30 p.m.
Hooker Auditorium

2014 Fall Seminar Series

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Robert Drewell, Ph.D.
"Investigating genomic imprinting in the honeybee methylome using next generation sequencing"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L2 

2014 Spring Seminar Series 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Elizabeth Swanner '03, Ph.D.
"Did environmental conditions limit oxygen production by early cyanobacteria?"
4:30 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L1
(Sponsored by Biochemistry, Geology and Biological Sciences)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Jason Andras, Ph.D.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mt. Holyoke College
"Exhuming the Red Queen: Hot/parasite Coevolution recorded in pond sediments"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L2

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Liv Baker '98, Ph.D.
"Understanding the individual in Wildlife Conservation: How Animal Welfare Science Can Save Endangered Species"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L1

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The Christianna Smith Lecture
Richard Losick, Ph.D.
"Swimming, Chaining, and Group Behavior"
4:15 p.m.
Hooker Auditorium-Room L1
*Refreshments at 4:15

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
John Finnerty, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Boston University
"The evolution of NF-kappaB signaling-insights from "basal" animal phyla"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L2

2013 Fall Seminar Series 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Craig Woodard, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Sciences
Mount Holyoke College
"Coordinated regulation of tissue remodeling and insulin signaling"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L2

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Heather Ajzenman, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
"The effect of hippotherapy on motor control, adaptive behaviors, and participation in children with autism spectrum disorders."
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland-Room L2

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Dana Hunt Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbial Ecology
Duke University
Microbiology at the bacterial scale:  spatial and temporal patchiness in marine microbial ecology"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland - Room L3
*Co-sponsored with the Five College Coastal and Marine Science Program

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Isabelle Sprague Lecture
Patricia Brennan, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Department of Psychology
UMass Amherst
"Sexual conflict and genital evolution in waterfowl"
4:30 p.m.
Hooker Auditorium

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Aimee Shen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Vermont
"Sporulation and spore germination in the nosocomial pathogen Clostridium difficile"
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland Room L2

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Laura Katz, Ph.D.
Elsie Damon Simonds Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Smith College
Genome Dynamics Across the (Eukaryotic) Tree of Life
4:15 p.m.
Cleveland Room L2