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Spring 2018 Biology Seminar Series

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

January 22

Dr, Dick Dickens, Visiting Research Scholar, University of Richmond; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech
Sensing repellents and feeding deterrents in mosquitoes: Stimulating, confusing and bittersweet

January 29

Dr. Lomax Boyd, Rockefeller University
Genetic and developmental contributions to human brain size evolution

February 5

No seminar- seminar students meet with Dr. Hilliker

February 12

Dr. Roy Parker, University of Colorado, Boulder
RNP granules in health and disease

February 19

Dr. Laura Runyen-Janecky, University of Richmond
Heme Tolerance in a Bacterial Symbiont of the tsetse fly

February 26

Dr. W. Seth Childers, University of Pittsburgh
Using synthetic biology to make cell based therapeutics

March 5

Dr. Derek Applewhite, Reed College
Crosslinks between actin and microtubules in development

March 12

No seminar, Spring Break

March 19

Dr. John Warrick, University of Richmond
Genetics of Machado-Joseph Disease

March 26

No seminar- seminar students meet with Dr. Hilliker

April 2

Honors Presentations
Hannah Small: Using excitable oocytes to study the modulation of action potentials by potassium ion channels
Alec D'Alessandro: The effect of methylation on Ded1 function in translation

April 9

Honors Presentations
Christopher Clark: Determinants of Microbial Community Structure in Disease Vectors
Hilary Rinsland: Conservation and Disease of the Front Range American Pika
Hannah Cornman: Tracking the Trek of Borrelia burgdorferi Across Virginia: Lyme Disease Prevalence as a Matter of Bacterial Genetic Disparity

April 16

Honor Presentations
John Catalano: Understanding the Structural Basis of SIKE Interactions using Computational Approaches
Andi Levorse: Interactions between two key amphibian defenses to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Panamanian Glass Frogs (Espadarana prosoblepon)

April 23

Biology Awards Luncheon

Contact seminar series organizer Dr. Angie Hilliker with questions.