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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

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

Biology Seminar: Fall 2016

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

  • 1-Sep; Information session
  • 8-Sep: Alexandra Bettina; Univesity of Virginia. Macrophage-colony stimulating factor promotes the survival of mononuclear phagocytes and controls secondary liver damage during Klebsiella pneumonia
  • 15-Sep: Peter Lipke; CUNY Brooklyn. Using the Force with Amyloids for Good and Evil: Ale, Biofilms, Commensalism, and Disease
  • 22-Sep: Chris Solomon; Cary Institute. Why We Turned a Lake Brown and What We Learned
  • 29-Sep: Jozsef Meszaros; Columbia. Two Diverging Roads Differing in Risk and Reward
  • 6-Oct: Paul Turner; Yale. Virus Adaptation (or not) to Environmental Change
  • 13-Oct: Arseny Khakhalin, Bard
  • 20-Oct: Petko Bogdanov; SUNY Albany. Mining processes in biological networks
  • 27-Oct: Ayse Aydemir; BHSEC Manhattan. Remodeling Under Pressure: Bone cell differentiation in response to mechanical stimulation
  • 3-Nov: Heather Bennett; Philadelphia Children’s Hospital. Using C. elegans to Investigate How Animals Survive in Low Oxygen Conditions
  • 10-Nov: Wendy E. Nack-Lawlor; Taconic Biosciences. Title to be confirmed (industry, biotechnology)
  • 17-Nov: Ludmilla Aristilde; Cornell. Using Molecular Biology Tools to Understand Molecular Environmental Chemistry: My Interdisciplinary Journey in Academia
  • 24-Nov: Thanksgiving, no seminar
  • 1-Dec: Annalisa Scimemi; SUNY Albany. A novel role for astrocytes in hemorrhagic brain stroke
  • 8-Dec: Student talks

Volunteer with the Eel Project

(by Olivia Williams)

Each spring, glass eels make their way from the Sargasso Sea to the Hudson River and then swim up various tributaries, including the Saw Kill. The New York DEC organizes the Eel Project where they set up eel nets across the Hudson River tributaries to track and count eel populations and migrations. The Bard College Field Station is one of the many locations that collects the data, and on March 28 we will be installing the eel net! For the next two months or so, we are looking for volunteers to come down to the field station and record data. Experience is not necessary as we will have trainings for the first week, and there will always be an experienced eel monitor with each group! To sign up, e-mail Olivia Williams.

eel-hand

Biology Seminar series: Spring 2016

Biology seminar schedule

Spring 2016

Bard Science Outreach Days

It’s that time of year when we welcome 8th graders from Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook to spend a day at Bard taking science courses. Kids go through a sequence of 40-minute classes in computer science, math, chemistry, physics, and biology.

Bard biology students led an activity with microbial fuel cell batteries developed by Professor Brooke Jude. In the photo: Alessia Zabrano and Annie Kissel help to troubleshoot the wiring for the batteries.

Screening of “The Fly Room” by Alexis Gambis ’03

This Tuesday, November 3, Alexis Gambis ’03 will be on campus to show his film, The Fly Room.

In May 2013 Alexis came to the Bard campus to film The Fly Room with the help of Bard students, alumnae, faculty, and staff. He is delighted to return to share the film with the Bard Community. Please come out to support this very Bardian film.

Alexis is a French-Venezuelan scientist, filmmaker, and founder of Imagine Science Films, a nonprofit focused on scientific storytelling through film. The Fly Room, his first feature film, is a sweeping yet intimate portrait of the complicated relationship between Calvin Bridges, father of modern genetics, and his wide-eyed, ten-year-old daughter Betsey. The story helps bring to life one of the most important scientific laboratories of the 20th century, taking place predominantly in one location: the original Fly Room laboratory at Columbia University.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015. 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
Running time: 75 minutes. Q&A to follow. Refreshments.
Bertelsmann Campus Center, Weis Cinema

Summer Research Poster Session

The Summer Research Poster Session happened in RKC on Sep 24. Students presented results of their summer projects, both from the Bard Summer Research Institute (BSRI) program, and from various external research internships. About eighty people attended the session, which was quite a crowd for this late hour, and some incredibly interesting conversations happened at the posters.