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Fall 2017 Biology Seminar Series

Unless indicated, all seminars are on Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Gottwald Science Center Auditorium (A-001).

August 28

No seminar, registered students attend only

September 4

Rebecca Adikes, UNC Chapel Hill
Control of microtubule dynamics using an optogenetic microtubule plus end-F-actin cross-linker

September 11

Brendan Halligan, University of Richmond 
Advice and opportunities for biology internships and careers

September 18

Dr. John Chan, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Targeting Serotonin Receptors to Treat Parasitic Blood Fluke Infections

September 22- special date/time

Dr. Lee Dugatkin, University of Louisville
How to Tame a Fox and Build a Dog
1:30 pm in Jepson 120

Dr. Anita Layton, Duke University
Unraveling Kidney Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics: A Modeling Approach
4 pm in Gottwald A001

September 25

Caitlin Smith Williams, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Copper Resistance in the Emerging Pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii

October 2

Dr. Chris Todd Hittinger, University of Wisocnsin
Yeast genomic diversity and how to tap it

October 9

Dr. Cara Fiore, Appalachian State University
Phosphorus flow mediated by sponge symbionts

October 16

No seminar, Fall Break

October 23

Dr. Felize Elefant, Drexel University
Epigenetic mechanisms underlying cognitive deficits in Alzheimer's Disease

October 30

Speaker TBD

November 6

Speaker TBD

November 13

Speaker TBD

November 20

Student Seminars

Jamar Washington (SMART Award): Using Imaging Approaches to Identify Mitochondria-Related Phenotypes in MYO19 Knockdown 
Eric Chang (Dickenson Award): Identifying muscle-like contractile machinery Sponges

November 27

No seminar, registered students attend only

December 4

Dr. Jennifer Sevin, University of Richmond
Every 15 minutes: Combating the rise of illegal wildlife trade

Contact seminar series organizer Dr. Angie Hilliker with questions.