Departmental Activities

BIOLOGY SEMINARS
All seminars are at 4:00 p.m. in Park 229.
 Refreshments will be served before the lecture.

Fall 2016

September 26, 2016
Brent Helliker., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

"Hydraulic efficiency and the evolution of C4 photosynthesis in grasses"

October 24, 2016
Kristen Whalen, Ph.D.
Haverford College
Department of Biology

"PharmEcology: decoding the Ocean's chemoinformatic landscape"

November 28, 2016
Karina Schafer, Ph.D.,
Rutgers Unviersity

 

December 5, 2016
Mia Levine, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

 

 

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Spring 2016

February 1, 2016
Matthew S. Kayser, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neuroscience

"Why we sleep and what happens when we don't:  insights from fruit flies"

March 14, 2016
Brooke Maslo, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources
 
April 4, 2016
Paul F. Bates, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Department of Microbiology

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September 21, 2015
Molly Schumer
Princeton University
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

"Hybridization and Speciation in Swordtail Fish"

October 5, 2015
Rob Kulathinal, Ph.D.
Temple University
Department of Biology
"Neurogenomics and the Rapid Evolution of Behavioral Isolation"
 
November 2, 2015
Alex Baugh, Ph.D.
Swarthmore College
Department of Biology, Animal Behavior
"Do Hormonal Syndromes Underlie Behavioral Syndromes?  Decomposing Notoriously Variable Traits in a Wild Songbird."
 
November 23, 2015
Paul Katz, Ph.D.
Georgia State University
Neuroscience Institute
Department of Biology, Neuroscience
 
Fall 2014
September 29, 2014
Gregory Lang, Ph.D.
Lehigh University, Department of Biological Sciences

"Experimental Evolution in Yeast"

 

October 27, 2014
Elodie Ghedin, Ph.D.
New York University, Department of Biology, Public Health

"The Microbiome and the Lung"

 

November 10, 2014

Robert F. Margolskee, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Monell Chemical Senses Center
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"Taste Cells of the Gut and Endocrine Cells of the Tongue"

 

                                  

December 8, 2014
MELISSA MCCORMICK, PH.D.
Research Scientist
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

 

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Spring 2014

 
February 10, 2014
Matthew A. Wund, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, College of New Jersey
Title: TBA

http://www.tcnj.edu/~wundm/Wund_Lab/Welcome.html

 

March 24, 2014
Virginia Man-Yee Lee, Ph.D.
Center for Neurogenerative Disease Research, University of Pennsylvania
Title: TBA

http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g275/p12536

 

April 21, 2014
Henry Daniell, Ph.D.
School of Dentistry
University of Pennsylvania
Title: TBA

 

 

Fall 2013

September 23, 2013
Dr. Carrie A. Wu
University of Richmond
“Where to draw the line?  Determining the invasion front of introduced Phragmites in Virginia's York River watershed” 
http://biology.richmond.edu/research/labs/carrie-wu-lab.html

 

October 7, 2013
Dr. Kelly Maloney
USGS Northern Appalachian Research Laboratory
title: TBA; fracking in Pennsylvania
http://www.lsc.usgs.gov/?q=narb-kelly-maloney

 

October 21, 2013
Dr. Quentin Gaudry
University of Maryland, College Park
"Synapses, spikes and strides: neural coding of odor location in the Drosophila brain"
 
 
November 2013
Computational Ecology job talks
 

Spring 2013

February 4, 2013
Dr. Erica Golemis
Fox Chase Cancer Center
IDENTIFYING AND TARGETING SIGNALING HUBS IN CANCER
 
February 25, 2013
Dr. Mark Y. Stoeckle
The Rockefeller University, Program for the Human Environment
DNA BARCODING: IDENTIFYING LIFE BY DNA
 
April 8, 2013
Staci Lewis
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
HOW SCIENTISTS INFORM PUBLIC POLICY--A SCIENTIST IN DC'S PERSPECTIVE
 
April 22, 2013
Samantha Chapman, Ph.D.
Villanova University
MANGROVES MARCHING NORTHWARD: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPLICATIONS OF SPECIES SHIFTS FOR COASTAL ECOSYSTEM SERVICES  
          

Fall 2012

 

December 3, 2012

Gianluca Gallo, Ph.D.

Temple University

MECHANISMS OF AXON BRANCHING

 

 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Support

Grants from HHMI have helped us to strengthen science education by supporting interdisciplinary approaches to teaching in biology and the related sciences; undergraduate research opportunities; use of computing technologies in the sciences; and professional development for precollege science teachers. For more information, contact Dr. Peter Brodfuehrer.

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