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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  • Sept6

    "Segregation Distorter and satellite DNA regulation in Drosophila melanogaster"

    Xiaolu Wei, University of Rochester

    Date
    Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    Time
    9 a.m.
    Place
    G-9425 Class of '62 Auditorium

    The Department of Biomedical Genetics

    Ph.D. Thesis Defense 

    Advisor: Amanda Larracuente

  • Sept9

    “The reshuffling of pigmentation genes leads to rapid phenotypic evolution in a finch radiation”

    Dr. Leonardo Campagna, Cornell University

    Date
    Friday, September 9, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchison Hall - Room 316

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.

  • Sept16

    SEMINAR CANCELLED

    Dr. Gaelen Burke, University of Georgia

    Date
    Friday, September 16, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
  • Sept19

    “Systemic control of cell stress response pathways”

    Dr. Veena Prahlad, University of Iowa

    Date
    Monday, September 19, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • Sept23

    “Ancestral cross-wiring of tergal and pleural gene regulatory networks may have facilitated the dual-origin of insect wings”

    Dr. Kevin Deem, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, September 23, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
  • Sept26

    “Single molecule detection of pseudouridine modifications in the human transcriptome”

    Dr. Sara Rouhanifard, Northeastern University

    Date
    Monday, September 26, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • Sept30

    “Natural selection on sympatric Monkeyflower species: Variation over space and time”

    Dr. Kathleen Ferris, Tulane University

    Date
    Friday, September 30, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
  • Oct3

    “Engineering across the tree of life: Standardized genetics for proteobacteria”

    Dr. Eric Young, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Date
    Monday, October 3, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • Oct7

    “Cross species incompatibility between a DNA satellite and a DNA satellite-associated protein poisons germline genome integrity”

    Dr. Cara Brand, University of Pennsylvania

    Date
    Friday, October 7, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
  • Oct14

    “The dual role of parental conflict in speciation”

    Dr. Jennifer Coughlan, Yale University

    Date
    Friday, October 14, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
  • Oct17

    “Birds, yeast, worms, snails, fish: One path to biotech”

    Dr. Jeremy Rabinowitz, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    Date
    Monday, October 17, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    1:00-1:45 p.m.

    Q & A session with Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Oct21

    “Queen polymorphism in Leptothorax ergatogyneous: Discovery of a novel social chromosome?”

    Dr. Samuel Arsenault, Harvard University

    Date
    Friday, October 21, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchinson Hall - Room 316
  • Oct24

    “From genes to speciation: How ecological divergence causes reproductive isolation”

    Dr. Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky

    Date
    Monday, October 24, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • Oct31

    “Quantifying protein and cell lifetimes in vivo to understand (pathological) aging”

    Dr. Abigail Buchwalter, University of California, San Francisco

    Date
    Monday, October 31, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • Nov7

    “The role of adaptation in speciation: A comparative and integrative approach”

    Dr. Rebecca Safran, University of Colorado, Boulder

    Date
    Monday, November 7, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • Nov14

    “Genetic evolution caught on the butterfly wing”

    Dr. Arnaud Martin, George Washington University

    Date
    Monday, November 14, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140
  • Nov21

    "How to start a biotech startup"

    Dr. Tony Kulesa, Pillar VC, Principal & Co-founder of Petri

    Date
    Monday, November 21, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    The webinar will be broadcast live in Lander Auditorium for those who wish to watch in a seminar setting.

    Click here to attend via Zoom

  • Nov28

    “From the physics to the cell biology of lipid droplets”

    Dr. Abdou Rachid Thiam, CNRS/Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France

    Date
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Virtual location

    The webinar will be broadcast live in Lander Auditorium for those who wish to watch in a seminar setting.

    Click here to attend via Zoom

  • Dec5

    “Investigating molecular mechanisms of microcephaly: What the fruit fly can tell us about human disease”

    Dr. Todd Schoborg, University of Wyoming

    Date
    Monday, December 5, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140