Fridays at 3:00-4:00 PM in Science II, Room 109 (unless otherwise noted)
All talks are open to the public. Upcoming speakers and their topics are listed below.
Please click on the seminar titles for further details. If you have any questions
or comments, please email the coordinator or call the Department of Biology at 559•278•2001. For other public science lectures,
please check out the Central Valley Café Scientifique.
Spring 2015 Seminars:
- May 8, 2015: TBA. Dr. Melissa Lodoen University of California, Irvine.
- May 1, 2015: Bcl-2 family proteins: a direct regulatory link between cell survival and metabolism? Dr. Laurent Dejean, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno.
- April 24, 2015: TBA. Dr. Anshu Agrawal, University of California, Irvine.
- April 17, 2015: CD4 T Cell Response During Chronic Viral Infection. Dr. Elina Zuniga, University of California, San Diego.
- March 20, 2015: Drought induced rapid carbon loss from high elevation meadows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Merced.
- March 13, 2015: T cell-mediated autoimmune disease – a tale of two anemias. Dr. Katrina Hoyer, Molecular Cell Biology Group, University of California, Merced.
- March 4, 2015: Microbial Experimental Evolution With the Vibrionaceae: Case Studies With Squid-Vibrio Mutualism.
- February 27, 2015: Good Drugs Gone Bad: An Investigation of Antimicrobial Resistance/Tolerance in War Wound Pathogens.
- February 26, 2015: APOBEC3 Proteins: Protective Roles and Pathogenic Consequences.
- February 20, 2015: Using the Disentanglement Principle to improve the science of evolution and climate change education.
- February 18, 2015. Disentangling Surface Deposited Microbes from Endemic Microbes in a Terrestrial Hot Spring
- February 13, 2015: Science, Language, and Power: Access for Today's StudePONED - DATE TBA: Bcl-2 family proteins: a direct regulatory link between cell survival and metabolism? Dr. Laurent Dejean, Department of Chemistry, California State University, Fresno.
- February 6, 2015: The role of tunneling nanotubes and Myosin X in disease. Dr. Karine Gousset, Department of Biology, CSU-Fresno.
- January 30, 2015: Studying bacterial transcription factors in the post-genomic era. Dr. Hwan Youn, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno.
- January 28, 2015: The Young and the Restless: Evolutionary Explorations in the Plant Genera Amaranthus and Phlox. Dr. Katherine Waselkov. Division of Biology, Kansas State University.
- January 26, 2015: An integrative approach to the study of plant diversity and diversification. Dr. Filipe Zapata, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Brown University.
- January 23, 2015: Comparative morphology, anatomy, (and development) in Aquifoliales - pollen and fruit. Dr. Melanie Schori, Department of Environmental & Plant Biology, Ohio University.
- January 16, 2015: Quantitative approaches to intercellular communication in plants. Dr. Heidi Rutschow, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Fall 2014 Seminars:
- November 14, 2014: California Ocean Acidification Science Thrust: A COAST to COAST study of porcelain crab responses to ocean acidification and warming. Dr. Jonathon Stillman, San Francisco State University
- November 7, 2014: Rational Design of Antibiotic Treatment Plans. Dr. Miriam Barlow, University of California, Merced
- October 31, 2014: Fish Tales of the San Joaquin River: A Fisheries Approach to River Restoration. Dr. Don Portz, US Bureau of Reclamation
- October 24, 2014: TBA - How Plants See Their Neighbors: Variations on a Theme. Dr. Julin Maloof, University of California, Davis.
- October 17, 2014: Whole-body regeneration in a marine invertebrate - Dr. Elena Keeling, Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- October 10, 2014: Restoration of Chinook Salmon in the San Joaquin River: Challenges in Times of Drought - Dr. Steve Blumenshine, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno
- October 3, 2014: From bacteria to salamanders: tetrodotoxin is an evolutionary mystery - Dr. Amber Stokes, Department of Biology, California State University, Bakersfield
- September 26, 2014: Proteomes in changing environments: global warming and ocean acidification - Dr. Lars Tomanek, Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
- September 19, 2014: Regeneration lost and found: Evolution of regeneration loss in planarians and annelids. Dr. James Sikes, University of San Francisco
- September 12, 2014: The fastest predator is a plant! Feeding strikes of the carnivorous bladderwort. Dr. Ulrike Muller, Department of Biology, California State University, Fresno
- September 5, 2009: Dynamic regulation of mRNA decay during Drosophila neural development - Dr. Mike Cleary, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Merced
- August 29, 2014: Novel reproductive modes and pathoevolution in root-knot nematodes - Dr. Valerie Williamson, Department of Nematology, University of California, Davis
Spring 2014 seminars:
- May 5, 2014, 3:00PM: Genomic views of transcriptional and post-transcriptional gene regulation - Dr. Vishwanath (Vishy) Iyer, University of Texas, Austin; A RIMI Seminar
- May 2, 2014, 3:00PM: How Cyanobacteria Tell Time - Dr. Susan Golden, University of California, San Diego; A RIMI Seminar
- May 2, 2014, 4:00PM: Cyanobacterial synthetic biology, genetic tools, and production of renewable products, such as biofuels - Dr. James Golden, University of California, San Diego; A RIMI Seminar
- April 25, 2014: Unlocking Autism: Massively Parallel Strategies and Shifting Genetic Paradigms - Dr. Brian J. O'Roak, Oregon Health & Science University
- February 12, 2014: Darwin Day Lecture - Dr. Lee Alan Dugatkin, University of Louisville
- February 7, 2014: Biodiversity in the Concrete Jungles of the Anthropocene - Dr. Madhusudan Katti
Thesis Exit Seminars
Graduate students in the Biology and Biotechnology Masters programs present their dissertation research in a culminating Thesis Exit Seminar to the department's faculty and students. The following students present their seminars during the Spring 2014 semester, at the date, time, and venue indicated: