Seminar Series: Spring 2014

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT  
4:00 pm*
CNS 112

*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.

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January 23           Introductory meeting for students taking
                                  Biology Seminar BIOL-411/41200  (PDF)

January 30                NTEN Assistant Professor Candidate, Genetics
                                            "Control of prokaryotic gene expression"

February 6                NTEN Assistant Professor Candidate, Genetics
                                              “Beyond Mendelian Inheritance”

February 13              NTEN Assistant Professor Candidate, Genetics
**CNS 333 **                   “From smoking to cancer: how behavior
                                             can change our genes”

February 20            Brad Cosentino, Hobart William Smith
(Leann Kanda)            “Responses of biodiversity to restoration of
                                         desert grasslands at landscape scales”                                                                    

February 27            Joseph Thompson, Franklin & Marshall College
(Andrew Smith)          "The consequences of shape: Non-uniform
                                      muscle dynamics in hollow, cylindrical muscular
                                      organs"                                                                         

March 6                  Adrianus Van Der Velden, SUNY Stony Brook
(Dave Gondek)            “Host Interactions with Salmonella”

March 20                D. Brandon Williams, Vanderbilt University
(Ian Woods)                “Obesity: Causes & Cures”
                                      He will also present to the premedical students
                                         A career in medicine: choices along the way
                                           12:10 p.m., CNS 115

March 27             Student Research Options in Summer and Fall:          
                                All students interested in enrolling in BIOL-302
                                MUST attend

April 3                      Karl Niklas, Cornell University
(Peter Melcher)         "A Biomechanical Perspective
                                       of Plant Evolution"

April 10                   Phil Feinberg, Biochemistry ‘11
(Jean Hardwick)        "The polycomb repressive complex 2
                                        (PRC2) governs neuronal function
                                        and survival"                                                         

April 17                   Julius Lucks, Cornell University 
(Maki Inada)                  "Controlling Cells through
                                           RNA Folding"                            

April 24                 Biology Honors Symposium

April 30-May 1     Jr. Research Symposium
Wed. & Thurs

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