Department Seminars & Events

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT SEMINARS & EVENTS AT A GLANCE

 The Friday Biology Seminar Series will be held in Gilmer Hall Rm. 190 at noon unless otherwise noted below. 

Friday, Sept. 8 Professor Anne Taylor, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Neuroscience. "Investigating axotomy-induced synaptic remodeling of long projection pyramidal neurons". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Chris Deppmann.
 
Friday, Sept. 15 Professor Robert Johnston, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University. "Stochastic patterning of photoreceptors in fly and human retinas". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Alan Bergland.
 
Friday, Sept. 22 Professor Matthew Lazzara, Associate Professor, University of Virginia Dept. of Chemical Engineering. "Multivariate Cell Signaling Control of Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition".  12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Keith Kozminski.
 
Friday, Sept. 29 Professor Eli Zunder, Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Dept. of Biomedical Engineering. "Mapping the nervous system with single-cell mass cytometry". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Chris Deppmann.
 
Friday, Oct. 6 Professor Carlos Lois, Research Professor of Neurobiology, Caltech Division of Biology and Biological Engineering. "Assembly, connectivity, and resilience of brain circuits". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Hosts: Chris Deppmann & Tracy Larson.
 
Friday, Oct.13 Dr. Siegfried Hekimi, Professor, McGill University. "ROS metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging process of animals: untangling the knot". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Eyleen O'Rourke.
 
Friday, Oct. 20 Professor Mollie Manier, Assistant Professor, The George Washington University Dept. of Biological Sciences. "Why do Drosophila have such long sperm?". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Robert Cox.
 
Friday, Oct. 27 Dr. Mary Lilly, Senior Investigator, NIH - Cell Biology and Neurobiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. "Metabolic regulation of development: A conserved nutrient stress pathway regulates meiotic progression and genome stability in metazoans".  12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Sarah Siegrist. 
 
Friday, Nov. 3 Professor Joel G. Kingsolver, Kenan Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. "Insects in changing and variable climates:  Modeling stress, plasticity and evolution". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: GSPA. 
 
Friday, Nov. 10 Professor Quan Yuan, Investigator, The NIH National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Talk title TBD. 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Barry Condron.
 
Friday, Nov. 17 Professor Steven Reppert, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts. Talk title TBD. 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: Ignacio Provencio.
 
Friday, Dec. 1 Professor Joe Corbo, Professor, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. "Extreme color vision". 12:00 noon, Gilmer Hall Rm. 190. Refreshments served 11:45. Host: David Parichy.