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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 12-03-12


March 12 through March 16, 2012

Monday, March 12, 10:00 am, A113 COE—CHEMICAL AND BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR, "'Smart' nanomedicine: enhancing the targeted delivery of therapeutics," Dr. Allan E. David, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. David is a candidate for a faculty position.

Monday, March 12, 3:30 pm, 2057 KIN—HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "The suffering embrace of landscape and the picturesque conditioning of ecology," Dr. Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts. Host: Dr. Brian D. Inouye.

Monday, March 12, 4:00 pm, 1003 CSL—INTEGRATIVE NANOSCIENCE INSTITUTE SEMINAR, "Nanotecnology approaches for regulating cancer/stem cell fate," Dr. KiBum Lee, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Tuesday, March 13, 3:30 pm, 1024—SPECIAL BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE SEMINAR, "Identifying, anticipating, and intervening in ecological regime shifts," Dr. Aaron M. Ellison, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts. Host: Dr. Brian D. Inouye.

Tuesday, March 13, 4:00 pm, 1400 COM—INSTITUTE FOR SUCCESSFUL LONGEVITY SEMINAR, "Take a walk: aging, activity and brain health," Dr. Arthur F. Kramer , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Seminar jointly sponsored by the Psychology Department and its Cognitive Psychology Area. A reception will follow in the College of Medicine atrium.

Wednesday, March 14, 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, "The Cheminoles: research in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at FSU," Dr. Timothy M. Logan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FSU.

Wednesday, March 14, 3:00 pm, 310 LAW—ENVIRONMENTAL LAW DISTINGUISHED LECTURE. A two-hour symposium featuring ocean panelists Dr. Josh Eagle, University of South Carolina School of Law; Dr. Alison Rieser, University of Hawai'i at Manoa; Dr. William H. Rogers, Jr., University of Washington School of Law; and coastal panelists Dr. John D. Echeverria, Vermont Law School; Dr. Richard McLaughlin, Texas A&M University; Dr. Michael Allan Wolf, University of Florida College of Law. A reception will follow the symposium in the College of Law Rotunda. More information is available at

Wednesday, March 14, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Building a better hormone therapy? How understanding rapid effects of estrogens could lead to new therapies for age-related memory decline," Dr. Karyn Frick, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Host: Dr. Joshua S. Rodefer.

Thursday, March 15, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Lotus japonicus symRK-14 uncouples the cortical and epidermal symbiotic program (discussion of Kosuta et al., 2011, Plant Journal 67, 929­-940)," Hajeewaka Mendis, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, March 15, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, STUDENT PRESENTATIONS, "NMR analysis of complex biological mixtures," Kerem Bingol, and "Structure determination of Mtb cell division protein CrgA by solid state NMR spectroscopy," Nabanita Das.

Thursday, March 15, 1:30 pm, 333 BIO—THESIS DEFENSE, "Nuclear cardiac troponins, tropomyosin, and the actin in native ventricular cardiomyocytes," Faizal Asumda, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. P. Bryant Chase.

Thursday, March 15, 3:45 pm, 101 UPL—LANNUTTI MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES, "Mysteries of neutrinos," Dr. Pier Oddone, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois. Host: Dr. Todd Adams.

Thursday, March 15, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Kinetochores get a grip: investigations into the chromosome-microtubule Interface," Dr. Trisha N. Davis, University of Washington, Seattle. Host: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu.

Friday, March 16, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Monitoring movement patterns of juvenile smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) using acoustic monitoring and tracking in a nursery habitat in southwest Florida," Lisa Hollensead, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Host: Dr. R. Dean Grubbs.

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