Seminar Series: Fall 2017

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, 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 7      Mini Symposium: Student Summer Activities
                               Hosted by Tri-Beta; reception to follow

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
                                 Drosophila melanogaster

September 28    Nanda Cortes, Diversity Postdoctoral Teaching
Fellow, Department of Biology, Ithaca College
                               “Population genomics of the Mariana Crow
                                  (Corvus kubaryi)”

October 5           Student Research Options for Spring 2018
                               Mandatory if enrolling in BIOL-30200

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  
                             Polytechnic Institute

                                “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"

MON., Dec.11     Biochemistry Research Symposium

December 12-14 Biology Jr. Research Symposium

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