IMG_46082016/2017 Biology Seminars

Biology seminars are normally held in Olin 115 on Thursdays, from 12:50 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  A current listing of seminars scheduled for the school year, 2016/2017 can be found below.

October 6, 2016 – Dr. Scott Tenenbaum, Associate Professor, SUNY College of Nanoscale & Engineering, “Developing therapeutics and diagnostics through understanding RNA tertiary structure”

October 20, 2016 –  Professor Jeffrey Corbin, Associate Professor, Union College, “Plants and soils and butterflies, oh my!  Restoring Albany’s Pine Bush habitat”

October 27, 2016 – Dr. Nandan Nerurkar, Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, “Molecular control of physical forces duringi morphogenesis of the vertebrate gut”

November 3, 2016 – Amy Loya, “Proteomic characterization of jump muscles in Drosophila”.  Joint seminar with BNG

November 10, 2016 – Faculty on Parade

January 19, 2017 – Roman Yukilevich, Assistant Professor, Union College, Solving Darwin’s ‘Mystery of Mysteries’ (Deciphering the mechanisms that drive speciation using Drosophila)

January 26, 2017 – Dr. Maria Apostolopoulou, Postdoctoral Researcher at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

February 9, 2017 – Professor Pat Wadsworth, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

February 16, 2017 – Professor Lauren Jacobsen, Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, Albany Medical College ‘Depression and the HPA Axis’

February 23 2017 –  Founder’s Day – No Seminar

March 2, 2017 – Dr. Justin Werfel, Senior Research Scientist, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, ‘Collective Construction and Evolved Death: Environmental Mediated Coordination in Biological Systems.  Joint seminar with CS. At 5:30pm in Olin 107, Dr. Werfel will also be presenting, ‘Automating Construction with Robot Swarms‘.

April 6, 2017 – Dr. John B. Davis, University at Albany, ‘Current estimates of wild bird losses from free-roaming cats (Felis catus) in the United States: A literature review’

April 11, 2017 – (Tuesday) – Chen Liwen, Ph.D. Candidate, ‘Waste management and incineration in China’

April 13, 2017 – Dr. Rebecca Fuller, Ph.D., Department of Animal Biology, University of Illinois will be presenting, ‘The pervasive effects of lighting environments on color pattern and color vision in killifish’

April 20, 2017 William Landesman, Green Mountain College, ‘Application of high throughput sequencing for microbial community analysis

May 11, 2017- Tanya Schneider, Connecticut College; Joint seminar with Chemistry


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