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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.
 
 

Fall 2021 Seminar Schedule

Date

 Name, Affiliation   

         Title         

    Host   

Summary

Paper

 03 - Sept.

Dr. Starla Thornhill

Texas State University

https://mcleanlab.wp.txstate.edu/current-lab-members/

"Bacterial Adhesion and Corrosion in Space Flight"

Robert McLean

PDF

 

10 - Sept.

Mr. Richard Shultz

Santa Fe Community College

https://www.sfcc.edu/programs/controlled-environment-agriculture/

 “Evolution of Aquaponics over a Long Career”

Mar Huertas

PDF

PDF

17 - Sept.

Dr. Sangchul Hwang

Texas State University

https://www.engineering.txstate.edu/Contact/faculty/hwang.html

"Engineering upcycling of invasive aquatic plants"

Sunethra Dharmasiri

PDF

 

24 - Sept.

Dr. Vikram Kapoor

University of Texas at San Antonio

https://engineering.utsa.edu/vkapoor/

"Microbial source tracking in the recharge and contributing zones of Edwards Aquifer"

Camila Carlos-Shanley

PDF PDF

01 - Oct.

Dr. Mar Huertas

Texas State University

https://www.bio.txstate.edu/about/Faculty---Staff/faculty/Mar-Huertas.html

“When the nose fails: pathogens, pollution and COVID stories”

Dittmar Hahn

PDF PDF

08 - Oct.

Dr. Sarah Fritts

Texas State University

https://www.bio.txstate.edu/about/Faculty---Staff/faculty/Sarah-Fritts.html

“Gone with the wind: implications of renewable energy on bat populations”

Dittmar Hahn

PDF  

15 - Oct.

Dr. Noland Martin

Texas State University

https://www.bio.txstate.edu/about/Faculty---Staff/faculty/Noland-Martin.html

"Evolutionary consequences of natural hybridization"

Dittmar Hahn

PDF PDF
22 - Oct.

Dr. Keiko Torri

University of Texas at Austin

https://www.plant-stomata.org/

"Breaking the Silence: How to Make Small Plant Mouths that Support Our Sustenance"

Hong-Gu Kang PDF PDF
29 - Oct.

Dr. Yuan Lu

Texas State University

https://xrg.chemistry.txstate.edu/

"From ornamental fish to disease model - Oncogenic allelic interaction in Xiphophorus highlights hybrid incompatibility" Caitlin Gabor PDF PDF
05 - Nov.

Dr. Keisuke Ikehata

Texas State University

https://ikehata.wp.txstate.edu/

"Using Brackish Diatoms for the Treatment of Desalination Wastewater – Squeezing More Usable Water"

Nihal Dharmasiri PDF PDF
12 - Nov.

Dr. Thomas Devitt

University of Texas at Austin

https://cns.utexas.edu/directory/item/7-integrative-biology/1198-devitt-tom?Itemid=349

“A CURE for the Biodiversity Crisis: Integrating Biodiversity Research with Education to Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.”

Dana Garcia PDF PDF
19 - Nov.

Dr. Laura Ellis

Texas State University

http://huertaslab.com/people/

“Fish Talks: Environmental impacts on cellular biology” Mar Huertas PDF  
26 - Nov.  

Thanksgiving

     

 

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Date

 Name, Affiliation  

         Title              Host    Summary Paper
28 -Jan.

Dr. Charles Watson

Texas A&M University San Antonio

https://watsonecolab.com/

TBD

Caitlin Gabor    
04 - Feb

Dr. Hernan Lopez-Fernandez

University of Michigan

https://sites.google.com/site/hlffishes/home?authuser=0

TBD

Ivan Castro-Arellano

   
11 - Feb

Dr. Jason Martina

Texas State University

https://www.bio.txstate.edu/about/Faculty---Staff/faculty/Jason-Martina.html

TBD

Dittmar Hahn    
18 - Feb

Dr. Garrett Street

Mississippi State University

https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/people/wfa.asp

"A Body in Motion: Movement and Its Consequences for Wildlife Ecology"

Floyd Weckerly    
25 - Feb

 

 

Colloquium 

     
04 - Mar

Dr. Cris Argueso

Colorado State University

https://agsci.colostate.edu/agbio/cris-argueso-2/

TBD

Hong-Gu Kang    
11 - Mar

Dr. Drew Davis

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

www.drewrdavis.com

TBD Joseph Veech    
25 - Mar

Dr. Laura Mydlarz

University of Texas at Arlington

http://www.themydlarzlab.com/

TBD Lauren Fuess    
01 - Apr   Reserved       
08 - Apr

Dr. William Gray

University of Minnesota

https://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/william-m-gray

"Regulation of Auxin mediated cell expansion by SAUR proteins"

Nihal Dharmasiri    
15 - Apr

Dr. Lily Khadempour

Rutgers University

https://lilykhadempour.com/

TBD Camila Carlos-Shanley    
22 - Apr

Mr. David Buggs

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

https://passporttotexas.org/cultivating-diversity-at-texas-parks-and-wildlife/

TBD

Clay Green    
29-Apr

 

Awards Day