Seminar Series: Spring 2016

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.


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
                            spatial scales”

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"

March 31          Student Research Options for
                        Summer AND Fall '16            

                            All students interested in enrolling in
                            BIOL-302 MUST attend

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 27 & 28     Biology Honors Symposium

May 3-5            Jr. Research Symposium

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