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 2019 Seminars: 

DATE Faculty speaker / Student speaker TOPIC
 08/23/19   Graduate student/faculty mixer
 08/30/19 Ulrike Müller / Maxwell Hall Introduction to course / Prey capture in carnivorous plants
 09/06/19 Joshua Reece / Robert Boria (UC Merced) A tale of two mammals: Understanding the population structure and historical demography
 09/13/19 Rory Telemeco / Dalton Leibold Temperature-oxygen performance surfaces of lizard
 09/20/19 Jason Bush / Sarah Abuelreich Cancer metabolomics
 09/27/19 Alija Mujic / Chris Bivins
Are Mycoheterotrophs Actually Parasitic?
 10/04/19 Hwan Youn Christian Montiel Cancelled
 10/11/19 Steve Blumenshine / Stephen Winsor Juvenile salmon bioenergetics
 10/18/19 Cindy Morgan, Aisha Furqan (Gen. Counseling) Genetic Counseling: An Emerging Frontier in Medicine
 10/25/19 Ali Hansen (plus panel) Panel Discussion on Pathways for Careers in Teaching
 11/01/19 Alexandria Pabst (UC Merced) Non-invasive modulation of motor and parietal cortices during procedural and declarative memory tasks
 11/08/19 Joshua Reece / Shelby Moshier Coastal nourishment - climate change and dredging
 11/15/19 Kate Waselkov / Romy Lum Agricultural Invasions and "Superweeds" - The Characterization of Herbicide Resistance of a Central Valley Weed
 11/22/19 Tricia Van Laar / Manny Flores We did something bad: is this the end of the antibiotic era? | Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacillus Strains Found in Probiotics
 11/29/19    Thanksgiving break
 12/06/19 Ulrike Müller (plus panel) How to give a good science talk – lessons learned


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.