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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.

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

Name Date Institution Seminar Title Topic Area Host
Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris

 

1/29/15

 

CWRU Genetics

“Investigating the pathophysiology of human neurogenetic diseases by modeling in mice and induced pluripotent stem cells.”

 

Developmental Genetics & Autism

 

 

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

 

Dr. James Watling

 

2/5/15

 

John Caroll University

“Landscape complexity alters species distributions in fragmented habitat”

Environmental Science

http://goo.gl/lyG4tt

 

Dr. Mike Benard

 

Dr. Kristen Lukas

 

 

2/12/15

 

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

 

TBA

Zoo Biology

 

 

Dr. Mike Benard

 

Dr. Angela Ridgel

 

2/19/15

 

Kent State University

 

“Neuroplasticity in Parkinson’s disease

 

Exercise Science & Physiology

 

 

Dr. Roy Ritzmann

 

Sebastian Chada

 

2/26/15

Case Western Reserve University Lab/thesis seminar

 

“Scaling and Modification of Axis Specification in the Drosophila Embryo” investigating dorso-ventral patterning and morphogenetic gradient formation

 

Dr. Claudia Mizutani

 

Dr. Lisle Gibbs

 

 

3/5/15

 

 

Ohio State University

“Rare Snakes that Rattle: Conservation Genetics of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus).”

 

evolutionary biology, molecular ecology and conservation genetics

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mike Benard

No seminar

 

3/12/15 Spring Break

 

Dr. Matthew Dugas

 

3/19/15

Case Western Reserve University/Ecology

 

“Begging or Boasting? How and why offspring communicate with parents”

 

Ecology

 

 

Dr. Mike Benard

Dr. Scott Weatherbee  3/26/15 Yale University Dept. of Genetics “Using Forward Genetics to Identify Genes Critical for Embryonic Development and Patterning”

Cell & Developmental  Biology

 

 Dr. Radhika Atit
 Dr. Kurt Runge 4/2/15 Cleveland Clinic Fnd.
Geneticts
 Dr. Barb Kuemerle
Dr. Sandeep Kalantry 4/9/15  University of Michigan  “Novel Modes of X-Chromosome Inactivation”

Epigentics

 

 Dr. Radhika Atit
 Dr. Stephen Matter  4/16/15  University of Cincinnati “The effects of local population extinction within spatial population networks”

Spatial Ecology

 

 Dr. Karen Abbott
 Dr. Nicole Burt  4/23/15  Cleveland Museum of Natural History  “You Are What You Eat: Stable Isotope Analysis of Modern and Archaeological Human Tissues.”

Human Health and Evolutionary Medicine

 

 Dr. Mike Benard