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Biology Department Seminars

Biology Department Seminars

Charles Darwin
Biology Departmental Seminars are usually held on Fridays at 2 pm in Room 116 of the Supple (Science) Building, or as announced below. A brief Q&A period typically follows each seminar. After that, everyone (age 21 and over only) is welcome to attend a reception for the speaker in the courtyard of the Old Greenhouse, liquid refreshments provided. To find out more about the speakers, follow the links to their web pages, and check out the seminar (you never know what interesting person might be speaking). TBA indicates "to be announced" unless the date arrives and no seminar speaker has been scheduled at which point it means we do not have a seminar speaker for that day.  Please check frequently.
 
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Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule
 

Date Name, Affiliation Title Host Summary Paper
01 - Sept

Dr. Chris Butler

University of Central Oklahoma 

http://sites.uco.edu/cms/biology/faculty-and-staff.asp

"A Naturalist's Year in South Africa"  Clay Green    
08 -Sept 

Dr. Lisa Boucher,

University of Texas, Austin

http://utexas.academia.edu/LisaBoucher

"Cretaceous landscape heterogeneity and the evolution of paleofloras"

Gary Upchurch PDF PDF
15 - Sept

 Dr. Jennifer Lewis

 University of California, Berkeley.

 http://plantandmicrobiology.berkeley.edu/profile/lewis

"Functional analysis of immune receptor complex reveals key residues and domains for immunity and protein-protein interactions".

HongGu Kang PDF PDF
22 - Sept

Dr. Kristy Daniel

Texas State University

http://www.bio.txstate.edu/about/Faculty---Staff/faculty/Daniel--Kristy.html

“Supporting effective biology learning environments through research in education, communication, and engagement.” Dittmar Hahn    PDF PDF
29 - Sept

 Dr. Carla Harper,

 University of Kansas

 https://eeb.ku.edu/carla-harper

“Ancient microbes in extreme environments” David Lemke    PDF PDF
06 - Oct

 Dr. Hannah Adams,

 Trinity University

"Streptococcus mitis and S. oralis mutate an 'essential' gene upon exposure to daptomycin."

Bob McLean PDF  
13 - Oct

Dr. Kent Chapman

University North Texas

http://www.biol.unt.edu/~chapman/

“Imaging Lipids in Plant Seed Tissues by Mass Spectrometry” Nihal Dharmasiri PDF PDF
20 - Oct

Dr. Cheryl Murphy.

Michigan State University

http://cit.msu.edu/faculty/murphy.html

“Scaling sublethal effects of contaminants and stressors to population effect in fish: an adverse outcome pathway framework.”

Mar Huertas PDF PDF

27 - Oct

 Dr. Robert Page

 Texas A&M University - San Antonio

"Insights into the Introduction Histories and Population Genetic Dynamics of Two Large Invasive Lizards in Florida" Caitlin Gabor PDF PDF
03 - Nov

 Yogendra Bordiya

 Texas State University

"Epigenetic regulation of immune response in Arabidopsis thaliana"

HongGu Kang PDF

PDF

10 - Nov
 Dr. Gaurav Varshney
Oklahoma Medical Research foundation

“A High-Throughput workflow for CRISPR/Cas9 mediated targeted mutagenesis to model human disease genes in zebrafish”

Manish Kumar PDF PDF
17 - Nov

 Dr. Russell Perry

 USGS - Columbia Research Laboratory

"The Stream Salmonid Simulator: a dynamic simulation model for assessing how habitat and water management actions affect growth, movement, and survival of juvenile salmonid populations."

Thom Hardy    PDF  
01 - Dec

Dr. Butch Weckerly

Texas State University

www.bio.txstate.edu/contacts/faculty/floyd-weckerly.html

"Redundancy and resiliency of Roosevelt elk herds in Redwood National and State Parks."

Dittmar Hahn PDF PDF

 

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule

Date

 Name, Affiliation  

         Title              Host    Summary Paper
 26 - Jan

Dr. Bryan Tarbox

Texas State University

TBA Clay Green    
02 - Feb

Dr. Mark Ott

NASA - JSC

TBA Bob McLean    
09 - Feb

Dr. David Rodriguez,

Texas State University

http://drdz.wp.txstate.edu/

TBA Dittmar Hahn    
16 - Feb

Dr. Jessica Dutton

Texas State University

http://www.bio.txstate.edu/about/Faculty---Staff/faculty/Jessica-Dutton.html

TBA Dittmar Hahn    
23 - Feb    Biology Colloquium      
02 - March

 Dr. Hua Lu

 University of Maryland

 http://biology.umbc.edu/directory/faculty/lu/

TBA HongGu Kang    
09 - March

Dr. Doug Woodhams

University of Massachusetts

http://woodhamslab.com/

"Ecology and Evolution on Amphibian Skin:  Responding to Disease Emergence with Microbial Therapy" Caitlin Gabor    
23 - March

Dr. Mark Merchant

McNeese State University

http://chemistry.mcneese.edu/?q=node/54

       TBA David Rodriguez    
30 - March

Dr. John Nason 

Iowa State University

https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/people/john-nason

TBA

Kristy

Daniel

   
06 - April          
13 - April   SWAN meeting      
20 - April

Dr. Joshua Jahner

University of Nevada

https://jjahner.wordpress.com/

TBA Chris Nice    
27 - April    Awards day