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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.
 
 

 

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule

Date

 Name, Affiliation  

         Title              Host    Summary Paper
28 -Jan.

 

 

     
04 - Feb

Dr. Hernan Lopez-Fernandez

University of Michigan

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

"Neotropical Riverine Cichlids: Adaptive Radiation and Macroevolution at Continental Scales"

Ivan Castro-Arellano

PDF PDF
11 - Feb

Dr. Charles Watson

Texas A&M University San Antonio

https://watsonecolab.com/

"Decoy Coloration in Lizards: A Tail of Deception"

Caitlin Gabor PDF PDF
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 PDF PDF
25 - Feb

 

 

Colloquium 

     
04 - Mar

Dr. Cris Argueso

Colorado State University

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

"A double edged-sword: Cytokinins in disease resistance and susceptibility of plants to pathogens"

Hong-Gu Kang PDF PDF
11 - Mar

Dr. Drew Davis

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

www.drewrdavis.com

“Using emerging technologies to understand the distribution of imperiled species” Joseph Veech PDF PDF
25 - Mar

Dr. Laura Mydlarz

University of Texas at Arlington

http://www.themydlarzlab.com/

"Immunity to community: applying coral immune concepts to understanding reef declines" Lauren Fuess PDF PDF
01 - Apr

Dr. Sarah Fritts

Texas State University

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

 

"The unintended consequences of intelligent tinkering: revisiting renewable energy ​resources to benefit biodiversity"

Presidential Seminar

(McCoy Hall 119)

   
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 PDF PDF
15 - Apr

Dr. Lily Khadempour

Rutgers University

https://lilykhadempour.com/

“Leaf-cutters and honeypots: Ant-microbe symbioses as models for microbial ecology and evolution” Camila Carlos-Shanley PDF PDF
22 - Apr

Mr. David Buggs

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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

"The value of people diversity to the future of conservation"

Clay Green    
29-Apr

 

Awards Day      

 

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

 

"Engineering upcycling of invasive aquatic plants"

Sunethra Dharmasiri

PDF

 

24 - Sept.

Dr. Vikram Kapoor

University of Texas at San Antonio

 

"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

 

"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