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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!

Directions & Contact Info

Fall 2013 Seminars

A Bacterial Symbiont that Shapes the Life History of a Tiny Host
Speaker: Rebecca Case, University of Alberta
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Elizabeth Shank
Evidence-Based Teaching in Biology
Speaker: Scott Freeman, University of Washington
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Kelly Hogan
Integrating the Dynamics of Plants Across Individual, Population and Landscape Scales
Speaker: David Peart, Dartmouth College
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Peter White & Bob Peet
The Role of Sexual Selection in Speciation and Species Maintenance
Speaker: Maria Servedio, UNC-Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch

Lawrence Gilbert Lecture in Biology

Innate Immunity: From Flies to Humans
Speaker: Jules Hoffmann, IBMC Strasbourg, Nobel Prize Laureate
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Larry Gilbert
Dynamics and Dimensions in Cell-Matrix Interactions and Morphogenesis
Speaker: Kenneth Yamada, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Bob Goldstein
Regulating Cytoskeletal Form and Function from Centrioles to Cilia
Speaker: Kevin Slep, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch
Adaptation to Salinity and Emerging Reproductive Isolation in Killifish
Speaker: Rebecca Fuller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Chris Willett

The Max and Fran Hommersand Distinguished Lecture in Biology

Synthesizing Research on the Adaptable Snowbird: Seasonality, Geographic Variation, and Evolutionary Endocrinology
Speaker: Ellen Ketterson, Indiana University
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Keith Sockman
Integrative Neuroethology: From Reflexes to Motivational States
Speaker: Richard Satterlie, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Ken Lohmann

Distinguished Seminar in Ecology

Booms and Busts in the Midges of Mývatn
Speaker: Anthony Ives, University of Wisconsin
Date and Time: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Joel Kingsolver

Distinguished Seminar in Molecular Biology

Translation Drives mRNA Surveillance
Speaker: Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Alain Laederach
Mass Spectrometric-based Phosphoproteomics with Arabidopsis Reveals a Novel Mechanism of Growth Control
Speaker: Michael Sussman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Alan Jones
Biotensegrity - Bioarchitecture and Dynamic Anatomy
Speaker: Stephen Levin, Ezekiel Biomechanics Group
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Albert Harris
Life and Death in a Tidepool: Evolutionary Adaptation to Stress and Speciation Genetics in the Copepod Tigriopus californicus
Speaker: Christopher Willett, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Vicki Bautch
Microengineered Devices for Biomedical Research
Speaker: Nancy Allbritton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Bill Kier
Building Stereotyped Molecular Machines
Speaker: Jackie Vogel, McGill University
Date and Time: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Alain Laederach

Spring 2014 Seminars

Plant Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

The Evolutionary Genomics of Ecological Adaptation in Plants
Speaker: David Lowry, University of Texas at Austin
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Greg Copenhaver

Plant Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Mating System and the Evolution of Plant Genomes
Speaker: Daniel Koenig, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
Date and Time: Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Jason Reed
DNA Double-strand Break Endgames and Resection
Speaker: Michael Resnick, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Greg Copenhaver

Plant Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Systems Proteomics in Maize: Quantitative Studies of Protein Dynamics
Speaker: Justin Walley, University of California, San Diego
Date and Time: Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Joe Kieber
Stem Cell Differentiation, Sexual Identity and Tumors in the Drosophila Ovary
Speaker: Helen Salz, Case Western Reserve University
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Gregory Matera

Plant Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Leveraging Genomic Tools to Uncover the Full Recognition Potential of Plant Immune Receptors
Speaker: Ksenia Krasileva, University of California, Davis
Date and Time: Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Jeff Dangl

Distinguished Seminar in Evolutionary Biology

Phenotypic Plasticity, Adaptation, and Extinction in a Changing Environment
Speaker: Russell Lande, Imperial College
Date and Time: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Maria Servedio

Plant Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Epigenomics of DNA Methylation and Chromatin Structure
Speaker: Assaf Zemach, University of California, Berkeley
Date and Time: Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Sarah Grant

Evolutionary Biology Faculty Search Seminar

Ecology and the Evolution of Morphological Diversity in Radiations of Anolis Lizards
Speaker: Luke Mahler, University of California, Davis
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Joel Kingsolver

Evolutionary Biology Faculty Search Seminar

Color, Cuckoos and the Visual World of Birds
Speaker: Mary Caswell Stoddard, Harvard University
Date and Time: Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Elizabeth Shank

Evolutionary Biology Faculty Search Seminar

Tempo and Mode of Morphological Evolution in Mammals
Speaker: Graham Slater, Smithsonian Institution
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Todd Vision

Evolutionary Biology Faculty Search Seminar

Biogeographic Insights from Past and Present Megafauna DNA
Speaker: Eline Lorenzen, University of California, Berkeley
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Karin Pfennig

Developmental Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Dynamic Access to Regulatory Information in Drosophila Development
Speaker: Daniel McKay, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Date and Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Daniel Pomp

Developmental Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Interrogating Gene Regulatory Circuit Function using Natural Variation in Animals
Speaker: Zeba Wunderlich, Harvard Medical School
Date and Time: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Amy Maddox

Distinguished Seminar in Cell Biology

*CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS*
Speaker: Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Bob Goldstein

Evolutionary Biology Faculty Search Seminar

Nothing in Evolution Makes Sense Except in the Light of Fitness Landscapes: Integrated Case Studies of Adaptive Radiation in Caribbean Pupfishes and Cameroon Crater Lake Cichlids
Speaker: Chris Martin, University of California, Berkeley
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Maria Servedio

Developmental Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Using Histone Variants to Modify the Epigenetic Landscape
Speaker: Laura Banaszynski, The Rockefeller University
Date and Time: Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Wilson 107 (note location change)
Host: Mark Peifer

Developmental Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Systematic and Functional Decoding of the Mammalian cis-Regulome
Speaker: Yin Shen, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Bondurant Hall, G100 (note location change)
Host: Shawn Ahmed

Developmental Genomics Faculty Search Seminar

Small RNA Sorting is Critical for Germline Surveillance and Fertility
Speaker: Carolyn Phillips, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Date and Time: Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Bondurant Hall, G100 (note location change)
Host: Alain Laederach
Molecular Insights into Amphibian and Reptile Diversity and Conservation
Speaker: Bryan Stuart, N. C. Museum of Natural Sciences
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Location: CANCELLED
Host: Karin Pfennig
Pausing of RNA Polymerase II: From Fundamental Mechanisms to Immune Regulation
Speaker: Karen Adelman, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences-Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Date and Time: Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Greg Matera

Mangelsdorf Seminar

Visiting the Blind Watchmaker: Experimental Evolution in Budding Yeast
Speaker: Andrew Murray, Harvard University
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Biology Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

Distinguished Seminar in Evolutionary Ecology

Reproductive Isolation and the Ecology of Species Diversification
Speaker: Daniel Rabosky, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Allen Hurlbert
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER, FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS
Speaker: Daniel Bolnick, University of Texas at Austin
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 @ 4:00 PM
Location: Coker 201
Host: Allen Hurlbert