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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 2018 Seminar Series, Held in Hall of Science Room 102, 4pm

Date Presenter and Topic
Jan 25 Dr. Loren Merrill, IL Natural History Survey, Urbana-Champaign, "Understanding the causes and consequences of phenotypic variation in terrestrial vertebrates"
Feb 1 Organizational meeting, No Seminar
Feb 8 Dr. Maya deVries, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, "The story of the strike: feeding ecology and morphology of mantis shrimp and other interesting invertebrates"
Feb 15 Dr. Conor Taff, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, "Within-individual variation in behavior and physiology: integrating stress, signals, sex, and senescence"
Feb 22 Dr. Shawn McCracken, Texas State University, "Identifying triggers of biodiversity loss: spanning borders by bridging concepts"
Mar 1 Dr. Ari Martinez, Museum of Comparative Zoology, UCB, "Eavesdropping influences the realized niche of neotropical mixed-species bird flocks"
Mar 8 Dr. Melissa Jones, UCSD, "Stem cell techniques for modeling and treating vision disorders"
Mar 15 Dr. Jeff Olberding, UCI, "Temperature and scale in elastically powered movements"
Mar 22 Dr. Travis Lee, Salk Institute, "Walking the dog(ma) in low oxygen: From DNA to RNA to protein synthesis in response to and recovery from hypoxia"
Apr 5 Dr. Isaac Pessah, UC Davis, Depart Molecular Biosciences, "Collision of marine and anthropogenic halopyrroles on ryanodine receptor signaling"
Apr 12 Mr. David Bader, Aquarium of the Pacific. "Vaquita: The world's most endangered marine mammal"
Apr 19 Dr. Erika Holland, CSULB, "Screening for risks associated with calcium signaling disruption"
Apr 26 TBA
May 3 Dr. Renaud Berlemont, CSU Long Beach. "Bioinformatics and Biology"