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Seminars in the Department of Biology are typically held weekly or biweekly. The members of the Department invite speakers from other institutions and from within the University to give seminar lectures on their research. In addition, graduate students present their research as part of their degree requirements. Seminars are a valuable time for the members of Biology to come together for socialization and scientific discourse.

 

Department of Biology Seminar Series

Unless otherwise stated, all seminars begin on Thursdays at 4:15 p.m. in DeGrace 312.

Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule

 

Name Date Institution Seminar Title Topic Area Host

 

Dr. Gregory Sutton

 

 

 

9/8/16

 

University of Bristol

‘Springs, sensors, and gears: lessons in mechanical design learned from insects’

 

Insect sensory & locomotor behavior.

CWRU Biology Graduate student-invited seminar

 

Dr. Chris Ford

 

 

 

9/15/16

 

 

Case Western Reserve University –

Physiology

 

“Signaling by neuromodulators in striatal circuits”

 

Neuroscience

 

Dr. Jessica Fox

 

Dr. Amir Avishai

 

9/22/16

 

CWRU: SCSAM imaging facility

 

“Structural & Compositional Analysis Solutions
for Biology Applications”

 

Introduction to facilities available for biology imaging application.

 

Dr. Jessica Fox

 

Dr. David Ward

 

9/29/16

 

Kent State University

 

“Why are trees taking over our grasslands?”

 

 

 

Ecology

 

Drs. Karen Abbott/Mike Benard

 

Dr. Rob DeSalle

 

10/6/16

 

 

American Museum of Natural History.

 

“Genomics Promises to Evolutionary Biology”

 

 

Molecular systematics, microbial evolution, genomics Joint seminar between CWRU Dept. of Biology and Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

 

Dr. Greg Pauly

 

 

10/13/16

Natural History Museum in LA. “Mating signal evolution and sexual selection in the western toad species group.”

Biogeography/evolution/

citizen science

 

Dr. Mike Benard

 

 

 

 

Dr. Sarah Woodley

 

10/20/16

 

 

Duquesne University

“Life in the slow lane: stress physiology in plethodontid salamanders”

 

Environmental physiology/stress

 

Dr. Mike Benard

 

Dr. Ron Conlon

 

10/27/16

 

Case Western Reserve University – Genetics

 

“Gene targeting with CRISPR/Cas9”

 

 

 

Genome editing

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

 

Dr. Jerry Silver

 

 

11/3/16

Case Western Reserve University-Neurosciences

 

“Functional regeneration beyond the glial scar”

 

 

Aging

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

 

Adrienne Varga

 

 

11/10/16

 

Case Western Reserve University

 

“Neural basis of head-direction in the insect central complex”.

 

Insect neurobiology

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

 

Dr. Yohannes Haite-Selassie

 

11/17/16

 

 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 

“Seven million years in the making: reconstructing human evolutionary history from the fossil record”

 

 

 

Paleoanthropology

 

Dr. Mike Benard

 

Thanksgiving Break

 

11/24/16

 

 

 

No seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jeff Bush

 

 

12/1/16

 

University of San Francisco- cranio facial development

 

 

“Eph/ephrin signaling in morphogenesis and congenital disease”

 

 

 

Developmental Biology

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

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