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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

Please note, time has changed to 4:00pm

 

Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

 

Name Date Institution Seminar Title Topic Area Host

 

Dr. Vera Moiseenkova-Bell

 

 

 

 

1/26/2017

 

 

CWRU- Department of Pharmacology

 

“Molecular insight into the structure and function of TRPV channels”

**A post seminar happy hour will be in Clapp 405 immediately following the seminar.

 

 

Ion channels in sensory neurons

 

Dr. Jessica Fox

 

Dr. Andrew Hendry

 

 

 

2/2/17

 

McGill University

“From genes to ecosystems: the interplay between evolutionary and ecological dynamics”

 

Evolutionary ecology

 

Dr. Ryan Martin

 

 

Dr. Nicole Gunter

 

 

2/9/17

 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 

“Unrolling the evolutionary history of dung beetles”

 

Phylogenetics & Entomology

 

Dr. Mike Benard

 

Dr. Kris Palczewski

 

 

 

2/16/2017

 

CWRU- Department of Pharmacology

 

“Chemistry that converts light into vision” 

 

Protein biology

 

 

Dr. Jessica Fox

 

Dr. Andy Jones

 

2/23/2017

 

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 

“Hybridization and Evolutionary History in Some North American Birds”

 

 

Ornithology

 

Dr. Mike Benard

 

 

Dr. Darcy Kelley

 

 

 

3/2/2017

 

 

Columbia University

 

“Shaping vocal communication: neurobiology and evolution”.

 

 

Frog auditory neuroethology

 

Dr. Jessica Fox

 

 

Dr. Nathan Morehouse

 

 

3/9/2017

 

University of Pittsburgh

 

“The evolution of looking and seeing: new insights from colorful jumping spiders.”

 

 

Jumping spider behavior

 

Dr. Jessica Fox

 

SPRING BREAK

 

3/16/2017

 

 

No Seminar

 

Dr. Polyxeni Phillippidou

 

 

 

3/23/2017

 

CWRU- Department of Neuroscience

 

“Molecular mechanisms of respiratory neuron development.”

**A post seminar happy hour will be in Clapp 405 immediately following the seminar.

 

 

 

Developmental neurobiology

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

 

Dr. Mukesh Jain

 

 

 

3/30/2017

 

CWRU- Department of Cardiology

 

“Novel insights into metabolism and aging”

 

Molecular cardiology

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

 

Dr. Yan Li

 

 

04/06/2017

CWRU – Department of Genetics

“High-throughput single cell transcriptome analysis and CRISPR screening identify key β-cell specific diabetic Genes”

 

 

Epigenetics

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

 

 

Dr. Shannon McCauley

 

 

4/13/2017

 

 

University Toronto

 

 

“Freshwater communities in a changing world.”

 

 

Ecology / evolution

 

Michael Moore & Ecology graduate students.

 

Dr. Michael Shapiro

 

 

4/20/17

 

University of Utah

 

“Feathered feet and fancy features: genetic and developmental diversity in Darwin’s pigeons.”

**A post seminar happy hour will be in Clapp 405 immediately following the seminar.

 

Evolutionary Development

 

Dr. Radhika Atit

Dr. Kay Havens 4/27/2017 Chicago Botanic Garden “Consequences of fecundity reduction in invasive plants and implications for biocontrol.” ** seminar will be located at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in University Circle Plant Ecology & Conservation Dr. Mike Benard

 

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