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Seminars

Seminars are held in Hutchison Hall, on the River Campus. (Campus map) Contact the Department of Biology at (585) 273-1139 at least three days in advance to request any special accommodations or if you would like to meet with an outside speaker. Refreshments provided.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Dr. Ian Dworkin, McMaster University

“Genes, genomes and natural selection: how they shape a complex trait”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Dr. Sally Horne-Badovinac, University of Chicago

“Going in circles gets you somewhere – mechanisms controlling egg chamber elongation in Drosophila

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Dr. Melissa Wilson Sayers, Arizona State University

"Sex-biased genome evolution”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Dr. Yukiko Yamashita, University of Michigan

“The function of satellite DNA in Drosophila

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Dr. Martha Weiss, Georgetown University

"Host-switching by the silver-spotted skipper butterfly: temporal variation in bottom-up and top-down effects”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Dr. Carole LaBonne, Northwestern University

“Stem cells, gene regulatory networks, and the evolution of vertebrates”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Dr. John Treanor, University of Rochester Medical Center

"Prospects for a Universal Flu Vaccine"

Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Upstairs Common Room
7:00 p.m.

Rochester Science Café Series


Friday, September 29, 2017

Dr. Jeffrey Wyatt, University of Rochester

“The repatriated lake sturgeon, a novel bioindicator of persistent chemical contaminants in the Genesee River”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Dr. Sina Ghaemmaghami, University of Rochester

“Global analyses of proteome turnover”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Dr. Allison Hansen, University of Illinois

“A mutualistic endosymbiont with a reduced genome regulates its own protein expression by utilizing sRNAs inside its aphid host”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Dr. Jennifer Brisson, University of Rochester

“Aphid wing dimorphisms: contrasting environmental and genetic control mechanisms”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Dr. J. Arvid Agren, Cornell University

“Causes and consequences of genomic conflicts”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Dr. Jeff Sekelsky, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“The Dark Knight Bloom helicase trilogy: preventing, promoting, and patterning crossovers”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dr. John Jaenike, University of Rochester

"Scientific Challenges to Darwin's Theory of Evolution"

Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Upstairs Common Room
7:00 p.m.

Rochester Science Café Series


Friday, October 27, 2017

Dr. Alan Moses, University of Toronto

“Tinkering with signaling: evolution of post-translational regulatory networks”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Dr. Lori Wallrath, University of Iowa

“Myopathic lamin mutations cause loss of genome integrity, proteostasis, and redox homeostasis”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Dr. Omer Gokcumen, State University of New York at Buffalo

“A million ways to survive: complex evolutionary trajectories of genomic structural variants”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Dr. Helen McNeil, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

“Spegless regulates fertility and nuclear structure”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Dr. Maren Vitousek, Cornell University

“Coping with challenges: the hormonal mechanisms of phenotypic flexibility”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Dr. Pamela Geyer, University of Iowa

“The nuclear lamina and adult stem cell homeostasis: lessons from Drosophila LEM-domain proteins”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dr. Kristen Covino, Canisius College

“Hormonal mechanisms of breeding development in migrating songbirds”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dr. Ilya Ruvinsky, Northwestern University

“Social signals that regulate physiology, development, and aging”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Dr. Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalez, University of Toronto

“Embryonic wound repair: cellular and molecular dynamics at the leading edge”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dr. Mark Bocko, University of Rochester

"Life After Smartphones: The Evolution of the Human-information Interface"

Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Upstairs Common Room
7:00 p.m.

Rochester Science Café Series




Friday, December 1, 2017

Dr. Fay-Wei Li, Cornell University

“The ferntastic genomes reveal unique evolution of ferns and cyanobacterial symbiosis”

Hutchison 316
3:00 p.m.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dr. Robert Minckley and Melanie McCalmont, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“The impact of Ward & Howell Museum collections on the history of biology”

Rush Rhees, Humanities Center
12:00 p.m.

Special Seminar – held in Rush Rhees, Humanities Center, Room D (202)


Monday, December 11, 2017

Dr. J. C. Price, Brigham Young University

“Investigating dynamics of ribosome structure and activity”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Dr. Frank L.H. Wolfs, University of Rochester

"Dark Matter and Dark Energy: Where is 95% of the Universe?"

Pittsford Barnes & Noble, Upstairs Common Room
7:00 p.m.

Rochester Science Café Series