Seminar Series: Spring 2014
*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 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
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
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
April 17 Julius Lucks, Cornell University
(Maki Inada) "Controlling Cells through