Spring Semester Seminars 2018
All Seminars will be held in Olin 1, at 1 pm.
Tommy Stoughton, Plymouth State University
Title: Alpine Plant Biogeography and Systematics
Host: Christopher Moore
Andrew Gardner, New England Biolabs Inc.
Title: DNA Replication and Repair in Thermophilic Archaea
Host: Ron Peck
Fall Semester Seminars 2017
All seminars will be held in Olin 1, at 1 pm.
Dr. Alexis Norris, Johns Hopkins
Title: “Bioinformatics: A Data Odyssey”
Host, Allison Moloney
Dr. Anna Zinovyeva, Kansas State University
Title: “microRNAs: what regulates these small but mighty gene repressors?”
Host, David Angelini
Dr. Michael Kinnison, U Maine
Title: “The Far-Flung Features of Fishes: A Story in Two Parts”
We often perceive fish and other organisms in terms of their identity as individuals of particular species that in turn have very specific local roles (niches) in their communities and ecosystems. However, emerging research suggests that the roles of particular species are not really as fixed or localized as we often treat them. Dr. Kinnison will present examples from two major areas of work in his lab, eco-evolutionary dynamics and environmental DNA (eDNA), that provide insights into why it can be useful to think about fish and other organisms in a more ‘far-flung’ fashion.
Host, Cathy Bevier