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.

Spring 2019 Seminars: 

Date

Speaker

Title

Affiliation

Jan. 18 Dr. Larry Riley Class Orientation Biology, California State University, Fresno
Jan. 25 Dr. Collin Closek Use and optimization of molecular tools for assessing marine systems Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Feb. 1 Drew Kebbel Next-Generation Sequencing Illumina, Inc.
Feb. 8 Dr. Joseph Ross The Molecules that Define Races, Species, and Everything in Between Biology, California State University, Fresno
Feb. 15 Dr. LeRoy Westerling Recent Changes and Long Term Context for Western US Wildfire School of Engineering, University of California, Merced
Feb. 22 Dr. Quinn McFrederick Leveraging Symbionts to Protect Pollinator Populations University of California, Riverside
Mar. 1 Dr. Emily Moran How Should We Manage Forests in an Era of Climate Change? School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced
Mar. 8 Dr. Heather Liwanag Ice, Ice, Baby! Thermal Physiology of Polar Seal Pups? Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Mar. 15 Ryan Dunk Investigating the Relationship of Evolution Acceptance to Knowledge, Attitudes, and Demographic Factors Syracuse University
Mar. 22 Dr. Justin Yeakel Collapse of an ecological network in Ancient Egypt School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced
Mar. 29 Dr. Xuecai (Susan) Ge Defining Cell Signaling in the Primary Cilium of the Developing Brain University of California, Merced
Apr. 5 Dr. Scott Stephens Fire, Forests, and Water in the Sierra Nevada, California University of California, Berkeley
Apr. 12 Dr. Shingo Kajimura The Color of Fat: Brown, Beige, White, and More Cell and Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco
Apr. 19  NO CLASS                SPRING BREAK  
Apr. 26 Dr. Kristin Hardy Metabolic and Structural Consequences of "Extreme" Fiber Size in Crustacean Muscle Cells Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
May 3 Dr. J. Michael Beman The Dark Side of the Sea: How Microbial Communities Process Carbon, Nutrients, and Oxygen and Alter Marine Ecosystems School of Natural Sciences, University of California, Merced

 

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.