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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  • Mar25

    “Biology and evolution of myrmecophilous Ophiocordyceps, the Zombie-Ant Fungi”

    Dr. João Araujo, The New York Botanical Garden

    Date
    Friday, March 25, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 2162

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 467895.

  • Mar28

    “Synthetic genetic circuits to modify plant root development”

    Dr. Jennifer Brophy, Stanford University

    Date
    Monday, March 28, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 844083.

     

  • Apr1

    “Why do populations stay susceptible to Gene Drive?: Investigating the target of Segregation Distorter”

    Matthew Lindsay, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, April 1, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 2162

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 351405. 

     

  • Apr4

    “The functional evolution of target receptor binding in coronaviruses in the past, present, and uncertain future”

    Dr. Gregory Babbitt, Rochester Institute of Technology

    Date
    Monday, April 4, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 167176.

  • Apr8

    “Behavioral and Neural correlates of facial recognition in a paper wasp”

    Dr. Christopher Jernigan, Cornell University

    Date
    Friday, April 8, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 2162

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 820116.

  • Apr11

    “Determinants of the fitness effects of mutations”

    Dr. Marc Ostermeier, Johns Hopkins University

    Date
    Monday, April 11, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 534751.

  • Apr15

    “The pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum as a model for epigenetics”

    Xiaomi Liu, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, April 15, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 2162

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 953937. 

  • Apr18

    “The evolution and regulation of complex social behavior in paper wasps”

    Dr. Amy Toth, Iowa State University

    Date
    Monday, April 18, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 780080.

  • Apr22

    “Red queen and the lost boys: The role of RNAi in defending sex chromosome conflict”

    Dr. Jeffrey Vedanayagam, Sloan-Kettering Institute

    Date
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 2162

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 541177. 

  • Apr25

    “Collective cell movements and tissue-scale patterns in the mammalian epidermis”

    Dr. Maureen Cetera, University of Minnesota

    Date
    Monday, April 25, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Virtual location
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  • Apr29

    “Measuring biology using biology: Development of biosensors for biotechnology applications”

    Dr. Karen Polizzi, Imperial College London

    Date
    Friday, April 29, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 2162

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 398117. 

  • May2

    “Pioneers, settlers and life on the OregonR Trail: Transcriptional regulation during development”

    Dr. Melissa Harrison, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

    Date
    Monday, May 2, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 025014.

  • May6

    “Migratory behavior and speciation in birds”

    Dr. Valentina Gómez-Bahamón, Pennsylvania State University

    Date
    Friday, May 6, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 1-101

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 880893. 

  • May9

    “Dancing DNA and acrobatic enzymes: Mechanistic studies of protein-DNA interactions”

    Dr. Elio Abbondanzieri, University of Rochester

    Date
    Monday, May 9, 2022
    Time
    Noon
    Place
    Lander Auditorium - Hutchinson 140

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 913029. 

  • May20

    “Is Evolution Predictable? A comparison between replicated hybrid zones and its implications for reproductive isolation”

    María Castaño, University of Rochester

    Date
    Friday, May 20, 2022
    Time
    3 p.m.
    Place
    Dewey Hall, Room 2162

    Hybrid seminar.  Click here to attend via Zoom.  Passcode is 690582

  • Jun21

    "Characterizing tRNA methyltransferase enzyme families to understand the biological impact of tRNA modifications"

    Jenna Lentini, University of Rochester

    Date
    Tuesday, June 21, 2022
    Time
    2 p.m.
    Place
    Hutchison, 140, Lander Auditorium

    PhD Thesis Defense

    Hybrid seminar.  Zoom link: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/96868635264