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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  • Jan26

    “The moment of truth: Hybridization in recently sympatric birds with neo-sex chromosomes”

    Dr. Elsie Shogren, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, January 26, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 316
  • Feb12

    “Evolution of centromere composition in Drosophila”

    Dr. Amanda Larracuente, University of Rochester

    Date
    Monday, February 12, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • Feb19

    “Emerging roles for tRNA modification in development and disease”

    Dr. Dragony Fu, University of Rochester

    Date
    Monday, February 19, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • Feb22

    "Out of the woods: understanding how genomes shape and are shaped by macroevolutionary pattern and process"

    Mark Hibbins, University of Toronto

    Date
    Thursday, February 22, 2024
    Time
    3:30 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Computer Studies Bldg, Room 209
  • Feb29

    "The evolution of germline mutation rates in mammals"

    Richard Wang, Indiana University

    Date
    Thursday, February 29, 2024
    Time
    3:30 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Computer Studies Bldg, Room 209
  • Mar11

    "Integrating population genetic models with emerging functional genomic technologies to reveal the rules of proteome evolution"

    Alexander Cope, Rutgers University

    Date
    Monday, March 11, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • Mar14

    "Population Genomic Footprints of Adaptation, Old and Young"

    Xiaoheng Cheng, University of Chicago

    Date
    Thursday, March 14, 2024
    Time
    3:30 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Computer Studies Bldg, Room 209
  • Mar18

    "From nucleotides to phenotypes: molecular evolution in extinct and extant seals"

    Stephen Gaughran, Princeton University

    Date
    Monday, March 18, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • Mar18

    "Increased hyaluronan by naked mole-rat hyaluronic acid synthase 2 extends lifespan and enhances healthspan in mice"

    Zhihui Zhang, University of Rochester

    Date
    Monday, March 18, 2024
    Time
    12:50 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Bausch & Lomb, 109 Lecture Hall

    Thesis Defense

  • Apr1

    “Pulling the plug on phage infection: the pore behavior CRISPR-Cas13 activated membrane effector proteins”

    Dr. Mitchell O’Connell, URMC, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

    Date
    Monday, April 1, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • Apr5

    TBA

    Rose Driscoll, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, April 5, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 316
  • Apr11

    "Folding, Oxidation and Processing of Nascent Polypeptides Probed by Mass Spectrometry"

    Ruiyue Tan, University of Rochester

    Date
    Thursday, April 11, 2024
    Time
    2 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Gavett Hall, 202

    Thesis Defense

  • Apr12

    “Flashy feathers to microscopic mechanisms: How and why birds are colorful”

    Dr. Allison Shultz, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

    Date
    Friday, April 12, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 473
  • Apr15

    “Geographic structure in genetic data and its implications for discovery of variants and trait associations”

    Dr. John Novembre, University of Chicago

    Date
    Monday, April 15, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • Apr19

    TBA

    Maria Castaño, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, April 19, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 316
  • Apr22

    “Vectorial appearance of polypeptide chains enhances protein folding yield”

    Dr. Patricia Clark, University of Notre Dame

    Date
    Monday, April 22, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • Apr26

    TBA

    Faye Romero, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, April 26, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 316
  • Apr29

    “Organization of a multipartite bacterial genome”

    Dr. Xindan Wang, Indiana University

    Date
    Monday, April 29, 2024
    Time
    Noon
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 140, Lander Auditorium
  • May3

    TBA

    Dr. Lin Chao, University of California San Diego

    Date
    Friday, May 3, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 473
  • May10

    TBA

    Emiliano Marti, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, May 10, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 316
  • May17

    TBA

    Xiaomi Liu, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, May 17, 2024
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Offline Location
    Hutchison Hall, Room 316