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Biology Department Seminars

Seminars will be held Tuesdays at 4:00 pm in Coker 201 unless otherwise noted below.
Refreshments will be served before seminars at 3:45 in Coker 215. Everyone is
welcome, so please join us!

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Fall 2014 Seminars

Divisions and Decisions-The Role of Spindle Orientation in Epithelial Morphogenesis
Speaker: Scott Williams, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch

Distinguished Seminar in Ecology

Your Site is my Replicate-Inference from a Global Grassland Experiment
Speaker: Elizabeth Borer, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 9, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: John Bruno
Evidence-based Methods to Improve Student Learning in the Life Sciences
Speaker: Jenny Knight, University of Colorado
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Kelly Hogan
Hands-on workshop: Best practices with active learning in the classroom and "clickers"
Speaker: Jenny Knight, University of Colorado
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 12:30 PM
Location: Coker 215
Host: Blaire Steinwand
From Fast to Ultrafast: The Evolutionary Dynamics of Extreme Movements
Speaker: Sheila Patek, Duke University
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Bill Kier

Annual Grad Student-Selected Speaker

Community Dimensions of Island Biogeography
Speaker: Rosemary Gillespie, University of California, Berkeley
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Distinguished Seminar in Plant Biology

Plant Evolution Turned Upside Down: Biome Shifting in Viburnum and Dying Embers of a Tropical Past
Speaker: Mike Donoghue, Yale University
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Joel Kingsolver
Molecular Insights into Amphibian and Reptile Diversity and Conservation
Speaker: Bryan Stuart, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Location: Coker 201
Host: Karin Pfennig
Common Structural Features of RNA in the Human Transcriptome
Speaker: Alain Laederach, UNC-Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch
The Cell Biology and Biochemistry of Microtubule Nucleation
Speaker: Gary Brouhard, McGill University
Date and Time: Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Paul Maddox
Human Cell Divisions: Insights from Chemical Biology
Speaker: Mark Burkard, University of Wisconsin
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 4:00PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Amy Maddox
Investigating Key Regulatory Mechanisms during Mammalian Meiosis
Speaker: Paula Cohen, Cornell University
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Greg Copenhaver

The Max and Fran Hommersand Distinguished Lecture in Biology

Constraints on the Evolution of Influenza Virus
Speaker: Jesse Bloom, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Christina Burch
Genome-wide Profiling of RNA Structure in vivo
Speaker: Phil Bevilacqua, Penn State University
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Alain Laederach
Innovations in Color and Structure - Insights from the Avian World
Speaker: Mary Caswell Stoddard, Harvard University
Date and Time: Monday, December 1, 2014
Location: Coker 201
Host: Laura Miller
Kinesin Motors and Intracellular Transport
Speaker: Kristen Verhey, University of Michigan
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Kevin Slep

Spring 2015 Seminars

Distinguished Seminar in Cell Biology

Navigating the Cellular Landscape with New Optical Probes, Imaging Strategies and Technical Innovations
Speaker: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Bob Goldstein
Geographical Patterns of Species Richness: Ecological and Evolutionary Insights
Speaker: Allen Hurlbert, UNC-Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch
Transmissions and Interactions of Viruses and Fungi Infecting Wild Plants
Speaker: Charles Mitchell, UNC-Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Thursday, January 15, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch
Longevity and Anticancer Mechanisms in the Longest-lived Rodent, the Naked Mole Rat
Speaker: Vera Gorbunova, University of Rochester
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Shawn Ahmed
TBA
Speaker: Alan S. Weakley, UNC-Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch
Using Disease Data to Inform Models of Protein Evolution
Speaker: Jeff Thorne, North Carolina State University
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Alan Jones

Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology Speaker - Selected by the BGSA

Functional Design of the Neuronal Cytoskeleton
Speaker: Tatyana Svitkina, University of Pennsylvania
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Biology Graduate Student Association

Distinguished Seminar in Evolution

Sexual Selection and Plant Speciation
Speaker: Loren Rieseberg, University of British Columbia
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Pat Gensel

Lawrence Gilbert Distinguished Seminar in Biology

TBA
Speaker: Baldomero Olivera, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Utah
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Darrel Stafford