Biology Seminar Schedule - Spring 2021

Given the uncertainties surrounding the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Biology will hold virtual seminars during Spring 2021 semester.  Please contact Dr. Xiaoping Pan, Seminar Committee chair, for details.

DateTimeSpeakerSpeaker AffiliationPresentation Title
Thursday, January 21, 20214:00 p.m.Elizabeth AblesECUWhat can microscopy do for your research?
Thursday, January 28, 20214:00 p.m.Rebecca TarvinUC BerkleyFine-Scale Evolution of Aposematism in Poison Frogs
Thursday, February 4, 20214:00 p.m.Dave ChalcraftECUBiology Chair Candidate Presentation
Thursday, February 18, 20214:00 p.m.Jim CarltonWilliams CollegeThe Age of Invasions Meets the Age of Plastics: How Tsunamis, Megarafting,
Coastal Development, and Climate Change May All Be Related
Thursday, February 25, 20214:00 p.m.Yiping QiImproved CRISPR tools for multiplexed plant genome engineering
Thursday, March 4, 20214:00 p.m.Dave NelsonUC RiversideHow fire followers and parasitic plants know when to grow
Thursday, March 11, 20214:00 p.m.Andres BendeskyColumbia UniversityThe Genetic Bases of Betta Fish Domestication
Thursday, March 18, 20214:00 p.m.Chun PengYork UniversityThe TGF-beta signaling pathway and its modulating microRNAs in placental development and pregnancy complication
Thursday, March 25, 20214:00 p.m.Cheryl S. HarrisonUniversity of Texas, Rio Grande ValleySim Turtle: Identifying global favorable habitat for little loggerheads
Thursday, April 1, 20214:00 p.m.Dr. Nyssa SilbigerCal State-Northridge"pH"ingerprinting coastal ecosystems: connecting climate change, natural variability, and biological feedbacks
Thursday, April 8, 20214:00 p.m.Kimberly TannerSan Francisco State UniversityTalk Matters: Investigating the Nature of Non-Content Classroom Language – Instructor Talk – that May Mediate Student Inclusion, Engagement, and Learning
Thursday, April 15, 20214:00 p.m.Jon EisenbackVirginia TechWhat nematodes know about soil health and the environment
Thursday, April 22, 20214:00 p.m.Michelle StaudingerUniversity of MassachusettsPhenological diversity in the Gulf of Maine