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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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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Dr. Vincent Lynch, University of Chicago

"On the (im)possibility of elephants"

Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
3:30 p.m.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Dr. Kathryn Turner, Pennsylvania State University

"Evolution of invasive plants" 

Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
Noon

Monday, February 4, 2019

Dr. Rafael Guerrero, Indiana University

"Genetics of Population Divergence: Hybrid Incompatibilities, Gene Regulation, and Ancestral Variation"

Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
Noon

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Hongying Sun, University of Rochester

"RNA folding nearest neighbor parameters derivation and RNA secondary structure prediction"

Medical Center 1-6823
1 p.m.

PhD Thesis Defense 


Thursday, February 7, 2019

Dr. Norah Saarman, Yale University

"Applications of population genetics, landscape modeling, and functional genomics to vector control in Uganda"

Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
3:30 p.m.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Dr. Ryan Bracewell, University of California, Berkeley

"Understanding 'an inordinate fondness': Sex chromosome evolution and speciation in beetles

Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
Noon

Friday, February 22, 2019

Dr. Yuseob Kim, Ewha Womans University in Seoul

“How often does negative frequency-dependent selection occur?”

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Dr. Parris Humphrey, Harvard University

"The dynamics, genetics, and ecology of fitness in multiple environments"

Lander Auditorium-Hutchison 140
Noon

Monday, March 4, 2019

Dr. Amanda Amodeo, Princeton University

“The role of histone availability in cell cycle and transcriptional regulation in the early embryo”

Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140
Noon

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Dr. Daniel Sloan, Colorado State University

"Causes and Consequences of Extreme Mitochondrial Mutation Rates"

Wegmans Hall--Room 1400
2 p.m.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Dr. Zenglong Gu, Cornell University

TBA

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Dr. Mark Hochstrasser, Yale University

"Molecular mechanisms of host reproductive manipulation by bacterial endosymbionts"

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, March 22, 2019

Ching-Ho Chang, University of Rochester

TBA

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Dr. Scott Hawley, Stowers Institute

"Molecular biology of meiosis"

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, March 29, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth McGraw, Pennsylvania State University

"Using evolutionary approaches to dissect the genetic basis of Wolbachia-mediated viral blocking in mosquitoes"

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Dr. Robert Shmookler-Reis, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

“When good proteins turn bad: Understanding age- and pathology-associated aggregation”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, April 5, 2019

Dr. Quinn McFrederick, University of California, Riverside

“Leveraging microbes for bee conservation”

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Dr. Neal Silverman, University of Massachusetts Medical School

"Adventures in insect innate immunity"

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, April 12, 2019

Xiaolu Wei, University of Rochester

TBA

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Dr. Jenny Tung, Duke University

"The evolutionary and molecular impact of social relationships in mammals"

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, April 19, 2019

Dr. Molly Schumer, Harvard Medical School

TBA

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Dr. Patrick Murphy, URMC, Department of Biomedical Genetics

“The Role of H2A.Z in Epigenetic Inheritance and Developmental Enhancer Activation”

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, April 26, 2019

Omid Saleh Ziabari, University of Rochester

TBA

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Dr. Danica Chen, University of California, Berkeley

"Mitochondrial metabolic checkpoint, stem cell aging and rejuvenation"

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, May 3, 2019

Nilima Walunjkar, University of Rochester

TBA

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Dr. David Matus, Stony Brook University

"Cell cycle regulation of differentiation and morphogenesis: Insights from worms and cancer"

Hutchison Hall, Lander Auditorium
Noon

Friday, May 10, 2019

Emery Longan, University of Rochester

TBA

Hutchison 316
3 p.m.