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.

Fall 2018 Seminars: 





Aug. 24 Dr. Emily Walter Class Orientation Biology, California State University, Fresno
Aug. 31 Dr. Ming-Chi Tsai Seeing Neuropharmacology in a New Light Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
Sept. 7 Dr. Earvin Balderama

Dr. Mario Banuelos
Space-time models for ecological applications

Improving structural variation prediction with sparsity and relatedness models
Mathematics, California State University, Fresno
Sept. 14 Perot Saelao Genomic analysis of the chicken host immune response to viral infection under abiotic stress Integrative Genetics and Genomics, University of California, Davis
Sept. 21 Dr. Michael Angilletta Will behavior buffer climate change? Lessons from a model organism in ecology and evolution. School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Sept. 28 Dr. Jean Pennycook Living and Working with Adelie Penguins in Antarctica Independent Researcher
Oct. 5 Dr. Elizabeth Barnes Religious Cultural Competence in Evolution Education School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University
Oct. 12 Dr. Robert J. Clarke Target Preferences of Regenerating Retinal Rod and Cone Photoreceptors in vitro Revealed by Optical Tweezers END Technologist, Fresno Community Hospital
Oct. 19   CANCELLED  
Oct. 26 Dr. Katherine Waselkov Hidden in Plain Sight: The Natural History Collections of the Fresno State Biology Department Biology, California State University, Fresno
Nov. 2 Dr. Christopher Meyer The Importance of Ideas Labs College of Science and Mathematics, California State University, Fresno
Nov. 9 Maxine Umeh Investigating the role of microRNAs in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Davis
Nov. 16 Cameron Osborne Tick-borne Relapsing Fever in Ornithodoros parkeri collected near Fresno, CA
Biology, California State University, Fresno
Nov. 23                  HOLIDAY  
Nov. 30 TBD    
Dec. 7 TBD    


Thesis Exit Seminars

Graduate students in the Biology and Biotechnology Masters programs present their thesis research in a culminating Thesis Exit Seminar to the department's faculty and students.