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Biology Department Seminars

Seminars will be held Tuesdays at 12:30 pm
in G100 Bondurant Hall.
Everyone is welcome, so please join us!

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Fall 2017 Seminars

"Super-resolution imaging of transcription in live mammalian cells"
Speaker: Ibrahim Cissé, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: L300 Carrington Hall (Fox Auditorium)
Host: Vincent Boudreau/BGSA

Distinguished Seminar in Cell Biology

"Are RNA granules liquid organelles? Regulation of P granule dynamics by intrinsically disordered proteins."
Speaker: Geraldine Seydoux, HHMI and Johns Hopkins University
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Amy Maddox
"Tending the Microtubule Garden - Pruners, Protectors and Growers"
Speaker: Ram Dixit, Washington University in St. Louis
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Mark Peifer
"Exploring the origin of multicellularity through experimental evolution"
Speaker: William Ratcliff, Georgia Institute of Technology
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Elizabeth Shank
"Leveraging Existing Student Interests to Excite Undergraduates About Science"
Speaker: Sarah Eddy, Florida International University
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Kelly Hogan
"Barriers to Overcome in Becoming an Independent Scientist"
Speaker: Gary McDowell, The Future of Research, Inc.
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Bob Goldstein
“Animal personalities and their implications for social dynamics (sexual selection) and ecological dynamics (invasions and parasite spread)”
Speaker: Andy Sih, University of California at Davis
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Becca O'Brien/BGSA
"Biomechanics of Animal Flight in the Field"
Speaker: Ty Hedrick, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Vicki Bautch
"From molecules to models and machines - uncovering the mesoscale mechanisms of cell shape change"
Speaker: Amy Shaub Maddox, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Vicki Bautch

Distinguished Seminar in Ecology

“The Multiple Dimensions of Biodiversity Loss - Examples from a Temperate Forest, Alaskan Tundra, and the Avifauna of the Solomon Islands”
Speaker: Shahid Naeem, Columbia University
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Joel Kingsolver
"Androgens and the animal athletes they make-insights from a bird with an unusual courtship dance"
Speaker: Matt Fuxjager, Wake Forest University
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Keith Sockman

Spring 2018 Seminars

Seminar Title TBA
Speaker: Lydia Contreras, University of Texas at Austin
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Alain Laederach

Distinguished Seminar in Genetics

"Charting the Genotype-Phenotype map-Lessons from Drosophila"
Speaker: Trudy Mackay, North Carolina State University
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Daniel Matute
Seminar Title TBA
Speaker: Chris Balakrishnan, East Carolina University
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Chris Willett
Seminar Title TBA
Speaker: Ray Keller, University of Virginia
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Frank Conlon
"Developmental Programming of the Epigenome - A Role for Vitamin D?"
Speaker: Folami Ideraabdullah, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 12:30PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: David Pfennig

Distinguished Seminar in Evolution

"Can the Fisher-Lande Process Account for Birds of Paradise and other Sexual Radiations?"
Speaker: Stevan Arnold, Oregon State University
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Chris Martin
“The Race for Spring: How Climate Change Alters Plant Communities”
Speaker: Elizabeth Wolkovich, Harvard University
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Caroline Tucker

The Max and Fran Hommersand Distinguished Lecture in Biology

“From the Bee's Eyes - Working Lands Conservation and Diversified Agriculture”
Speaker: Claire Kremen, University of California-Berkeley
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Joel Kingsolver
"The Role of Nuclear Architecture in Adult Stem Cell Homeostasis"
Speaker: Pam Geyer, University of Iowa
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Jeff Sekelsky

Lawrence Gilbert Distinguished Seminar in Biology

"Neuroendocrine Control of Drosophila Metamorphosis"
Speaker: Mike O'Connor, University of Minnesota
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Daniel McKay
"Chemical Communication in the Soil Microbiome"
Speaker: Elizabeth Shank, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 12:30 PM
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Vicki Bautch
"Mechanisms of Cell Pairing and Fusion in Yeast"
Speaker: Sophie Martin, University of Lausanne
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Location: G100 Bondurant Hall
Host: Amy Gladfelter