Biology Colloquium

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.

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:

  • Malika Sahni – Tuesday, April 1 @ 3 PM, Science 2, room 107 “Metabolomic analysis of HER2-positive breast cancer cells”
  • Michael DeWall – Wednesday, April 9 @ 8 AM, Science 2, room 108 “Effect of Fertilizer and Irrigation Rates on CO2 and N2O Emissions from Tomatoes Grown on a Sandy Loam Soil”
  • Pallavi Bekal– Thursday, April 10, 11 AM, PHS 106 “Learning and memory deficits associated with overexpression of the Alzheimer’s disease associated protein tau in Drosphila melanogaster
  • Monica Ramirez – Friday, April 11, 4 PM, Science 2, room 109 “Probing the role of Caspase-8 in cell survival”
  • Cynthia Contreras – Monday, April 21, 3 PM, Science 2, room 109 “Cytotoxic mechanisms of zoledronic acid on osteotropic breast cancer cells”
  • Rakesh Kumar – Tuesday, April 22, 11 AM, PHS 213 “Transformation of Dunaliella primolecta using Agrobacterium tumefaciens
  • Kyle Griffiths – Wednesday, April 23, 3 PM, Science 2, room 109 “Predation in an altered environment of the San Joaquin River”
  • Shloka Shetty – Thursday, April 24, 10 AM, ED 195 Tentative title -“Multiplex qPCR for simultaneous detection of Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli 0157:H7”
  • Martin Bhumireddy – Friday, April 25, 9 AM, ED-138 No title submitted yet.
  • Derek Vargas – Monday, April 28, 3 PM, Science 2, room 109 Tentative title -“Thiol dependent detoxification of aldehydes and nitric oxide in Mycobacterium smegmatis
  • Darcy Gill – Tuesday, April 29, 4 PM, Science 2, room 107 “Identifying molecular markers associated with salt and boron tolerance in poplar trees”
  • Pierre Boivin – Tuesday, April 29, 5 PM, Science 2, room 107 “Using new genomic data in peppers, Capsicum annuum, to discover molecular anchor markers for the analysis of genes of horticultural interest”
  • Max Henning – Wednesday, April 30, 4 PM, Science 2, room 109 “Seasonal variation in Phenolic profiles of a peach X almond hybrid F2 Generation”