Seminar Series: Fall 2017
*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, Brooks Miner
- CLASS NOTE: -- August 31 -- there is a brief introductory meeting for students taking the class prior to the start of the seminar talk.
August 31 Jaime Lisack (Biochemistry ’16), Fulbright Scholar
“Bier, Bratwurst, and Biology: a Fulbright's
guide to science abroad”
September 14 Ed Cluett, Biology
Sabbatical report, "Cholesterol--still crazy
after all these years"
September 21 Anthony Fiumera, Binghamton University
“Unintended targets: The genetic basis of
susceptibility to herbicide exposure in
September 28 Nanda Cortes, Diversity Postdoctoral Teaching
Fellow, Department of Biology, Ithaca College
“Population genomics of the Mariana Crow
October 12 Heather Fiumera, Binghamton University
“Functional variation in mtDNA in yeast: A tug of war
between growth and mitochondrial genome integrity”
October 26 Taylor Leach and Luke Winslow, Rensselaer
“Climate change and acid rain: the physical,
chemical and biological response of
northeastern lakes to multiple-stressors”
November 9 Carrie Adler, Cornell University
“Stem cells and organ regeneration
in planarian flatworms”
November 30 Anthony Bretscher, Cornell
“How do cells establish and maintain polarity?
Insights from epithelial cells”
December 7 David LaPuma, Cape May Bird Observatory,
New Jersey Audubon
“Keeping our finger on the pulse of migration
over the last 40 years"