Biology Seminar: Spring 2017

The bio seminars happen every Thursday at noon, in RKC 103 (large auditorium). The list of speakers and talks this semester:

    • 2-Feb: Information session
    • 9-Feb: Cancelled because of a snowstorm
    • 16-Feb: Emma Rosi; Cary Institute; Our Rivers on Drugs
    • 23-Feb: Kirk Haltaufderhyde; University of RI; Characterization of Human T cell Response to Dengue
    • 2-Mar: Paolo Forni; SUNY Albany; Terminal differentiation of vomeronasal sensory neurons and GnRH-1 neuronal migration, from new models to new stories
    • 9-Mar: Jordan Ruybal; U Scranton; The influence of climate change and evolution on mosquito life history traits and pathogen transmission
    • 16-Mar: Cathy Collins, on the ecology of plant-fungal interactions
    • 23-Mar: Spring Recess
    • 30-Mar: Sarita Lagalwar; Skidmore; Ataxin1-pS776: Single site phosphorylation and its impact on neurodegenerative disease
    • 6-Apr: Chris Elphick; U Connecticut; Canaries in the saltmarsh: tidal marsh conservation in the face of sea level rise
    • 13-Apr: Cancelled
    • 20-Apr: Sarah Bowden; Cary Institute; The ecology of West Nile virus in the United States
    • 27-Apr: Charvann Bailey; Vassar; Molecular mechanisms of SLUG-induced chemotherapeutic resistance in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC)
    • 4-May: Alexander Petroff; Rockefeller; tbc (mathematical dynamics of microbial cooperation)
    • 11-May: Michelle Hersh; Sarah Lawrence; tbc (ecology of fungal-plant interactions)
    • 18-May: Student talks:
      • Abiba Salahou: A Novel Approach for Exploring the Effects of Fluoxetine on Xenopus laevis tadpole Feeding Behavior.
      • Virginia Caponera: The Insectivore’s Dilemma: An assessment of the potential role of red-backed salamander predation on tick populations.
      • Biz Osborne-Schwartz: Attachment affinity of Vibrio cholerae to resistant starches: testing the benefit of adding resistant starches to an oral rehydration therapy.

Illustration: Scholars at an Abbasid library, House of Wisdom, Baghdad. A miniature by Yahyá al-Wasiti, 1237, from the Maqamat of al-Hariri manuscript.