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Biological Sciences Seminar Series

The Biological Sciences Department Seminar Series invites to our campus professional scientists to give a lecture on their current research. It is an important weekly event for our program, in which new findings and ideas are shared and discussed within an open and social setting. Department faculty members, staff, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students routinely attend the seminar. In addition, interested persons from the campus and greater community are very welcome to participate.

Spring 2016 Seminar Series, Held in Lecture Hall Room 150, 4pm

Date Presenter and Topic
Jan. 21 Dr. Ray Wilson and Dr. Henry Fung. Organizational meeting.
Jan. 28 Dr. Misty Paig-Tran, CSU Fullerton. Feeding at the mega scale: exploring mechanics of filter feeding in car-sized fishes.
Feb. 4 Dr. Breanna Harris, Texas Tech. The role of stress in behavior and health: comparative approach.
Feb. 11 Dr. Melissa Neuman, NMFS. Indications of recovery trends in three species of abalone in California, with apparent links to ocean-scale temperature anomalies.
Feb. 18 Dr. Heidy Contreras, La Verne UniversityTBA
Feb. 25 Dr. Sandy Kawanao, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Relating form to function: implications of phenotypic diversity on the evolution and ecology of fishes and amphibians.
Mar. 3 Dr. Michael Harris, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks. Breathing for Dummies.
Mar. 10 Dr. Renaud Berlemont, CSU Long Beach Can I get a coffee with cream and a computer please?
Mar. 17 Mr. Kenn Schiff, SCCWRP. Collaborative and integrated regional monitoring in the Southern California Bight.
Mar. 24 Dr. José de la Torre, CSU San Francisco. Physiology, ecology, and evolution of archaeal nitrifiers.
Mar. 31 No Seminar Have a safe and wonderful Spring Break.
Apr. 7 Dr. Sergio Iñiguez, CSU San Bernardino. Antidepressant exposure during adolescence alters emotional behavior in adulthood.
Apr. 14 Dr. Nick Wegner, SWFSC La Jolla. Some fish like it hot: A whole-body form of endothermy in a mesopelagic fish, the opah, Lampris gutattus.
Apr. 21 Dr. Brenda Grewell, USDA Phenotypic plasticity of invasive Spartina densiflora (Poaceae) along the Pacific coast of North America
Apr. 28 Dr. Eric Allen, UC San Diego. Mining the ocean microbiome for polybrominated natural-product synthesis.
May 5 Dr. Brian Livingston, CSULBA comparative proteomic approach to studying echinoderm skeleton formation