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 – John B. Davis, Visiting Scientist, 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, ‘Spying on the enemy: Investigating and inhibiting bacterial quorum sensing.’ Joint seminar with Chemistry

May 18, 2017 – Minerva fellows: David Roy (Neuroscience & Pre-med), “Witkoppen Health & Welfare Centre: Prevention and Treatment of Maternal and Pediatric HIV”; Matthew Wolford (Bioengineering), “Minerva Fellowship: experiences from a clinic in rural Uganda

June 1, 2017 – Barry Trimmer, Professor & Director of Neuromechanics and Biomimetic Devices Laboratory, Tufts University,Soft Approaches to Hard Problems: Movement in Deformable Animals and Robots,”  Joint seminar with Computer Science

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