Spring Semester Seminars 2018

All Seminars will be held in Olin 1, at 1 pm.


February 16

Tommy Stoughton, Plymouth State University

Title: Alpine Plant Biogeography and Systematics

Host: Christopher Moore

March 16

Andrew Gardner, New England Biolabs Inc.

Title: DNA Replication and Repair in Thermophilic Archaea

Host: Ron Peck

April 13

Dr. Joshua Kavaler, Colby College

Title: MicroRNA Control of Neuronal Fate in Drosophila Sensory Organs

Host: Tariq Ahmad

Fall Semester Seminars 2017

All seminars will be held in Olin 1, at 1 pm.

September 15

Dr. Alexis Norris, Johns Hopkins

Title: “Bioinformatics: A Data Odyssey”

Host, Allison Moloney

October 27

Dr. Anna Zinovyeva, Kansas State University

Title: “microRNAs: what regulates these small but mighty gene repressors?”

Host, David Angelini

November 10

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