Seminar Series: Spring 2016
*unless otherwise noted
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm)
CNS first floor lobby
*Please bring your own reusable mug for beverages. Reuse, reduce, recycle!
The Biology department offers a seminar (BIOL 41100/41200) series each semester representing a broad range of topics in biology. These seminars are open to the entire community. Refreshments are offered prior to the seminar and students are invited to meet with the speaker in a small group following the talk to answer questions related to the topic presented, or to answer questions regarding different careers in Biology.
January 28 Introductory meeting for students taking
Biology Seminar BIOL-411/41200
February 4 Geoffrey Holm, Colgate University
"Barring the Gates: Innate Immune Restriction
of Reovirus Entry"
February 11 Sarah Refi Hind, Boyce Thompson Institute
"The tomato receptor FLAGELLIN-SENSING 3
perceives flgII-28 and activates immune signaling"
February 18 Leann Kanda, Sabbatical Report
"From hamster wheels to moonlit migratory flights:
influences on animal movement across taxa and
February 25 Julia Schmidt, Biology '13
"How a gap year changed my life"
March 3 Eric Haag, University of Maryland, College Park
"How to make a hermaphrodite, and the surprising
consequences of doing so"
March 10 Leeann Thornton, The College of New Jersey
"Boosting the biochemical arsenal: enzymes involved
in plant defense against insects"
March 24 Laura Schoenle, Virginia Tech Global Change Center
"Surviving or thriving with malaria?: The role of stress
hormones in mediating resistance and tolerance to
infection in wild birds"
April 7 Susan Witherup, Sabbatical Report
"Adventures in paradise: stalking the native Scaevola"
April 21 Joe Goodliffe, Biochemistry ‘09
"Spatiotemporal Development of the Forebrain in the
Dp16 Mouse Model of Down Syndrome"
April 28 Biology Honors Symposium
May 3-5 Jr. Research Symposium