Seminar Series: Spring 2018

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
4:00 pm*
CNS 112

*unless otherwise noted

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.

Seminar Organizer, Susan Witherup
(Host/hostess)

January 25 Introductory meeting for students enrolled in the class

Mon., Jan. 29 Assistant Professor, Molecular Ecologist Candidate
“Coping with chronic infection: Do stress hormones
influence the consequences of avian malaria infection?”

February 1 Assistant Professor, Molecular Ecologist Candidate
“Barriers to gene flow and their impacts on the evolution
and phylogeography of island bird populations”

February 8 Assistant Professor, Molecular Ecologist Candidate
“The Ecology of Colors and Smells (Plant Molecular
and Chemical Ecology)”

February 15 Amy Williams, Cornell University
(Rebecca Brady) “Leveraging and inferring properties of ungenotyped
ancestors enables high resolution relatedness
detection”

February 22 Peter Melcher's Sabbatical Report
"Supercool, electrifying and a bit invasive"

March 1 Daniel Weller '12, Cornell University
(Leann Kanda) “Microbe detectives: forecasting pathogen
contamination in produce production
environments"
Co-sponsored with ENVS & the
Office of Alumni Relations

March 8 Bayly Wheeler, Rhodes College
(Te-Wen Lo) "DNA sequences and the establishment
and maintenance of centromeric
heterochromatin"

March 22 Brian Weil '05, University at Buffalo
(Te-Wen Lo) "Lost in Clinical Translation: Cell-Based
Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease"
Co-sponsored with the
Office of Alumni Relations & HSHP

March 29 Student Research Options for Fall
BIOL-302 -- Mandatory
BIOC-390 with BIOL FACULTY are highly
encouraged to attend

April 5 Corinne Kiessling, Binghamton University-SUNY
(Dave Gondek) "Walk in a freshman, walk out a researcher:
Making the most of course-based research experience"

April 19 Kevin Omland, University of Maryland,
(Nanda Cortes) Baltimore County
"Conservation Biology of the Bahama Oriole:
New habitat findings overturn previous
assumptions about a critically
endangered species"

April 25-27 Biology & Biochemistry Honors Symposia
(Wed-Fri)

Mon., Apr. 30 Biochemistry Jr. Research Symposia

May 1-3 Biology Jr. Research Symposia
(Tues-Thurs)

We hope you can join us!
We hope you can join us.

Everyone is welcome to attend!
Refreshments beforehand* (3:45-4:00pm)
CNS first floor lobby.

Print the schedule here.