Seminar Series: Spring 2018

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

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

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
                                    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

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                  Nancy Stamp, 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"

Wed., April 25       Biology Honors Symposium

April   26 & 27       Biochemistry Honors Symposium
(Thurs & Fri)

Mon., Apr. 30        Biochemistry Jr. Research Symposia

May 1-3                  Biology Jr. Research Symposia



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