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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 12-11-05


November 5 through November 9, 2012

Monday, November 5, 10:00 am, 2057 KIN—THESIS DEFENSE, "Spatial and temporal variation of freshwater influence on juvenile spot (leiostomus xanthurus) in a river-dominated estuary, apalachicola bay, florida: a diet and stable isotope analysis," Mollie Taylor, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Don R. Levitan.

Monday, November 5, 12:00 pm, 2057 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Models of foreign body reaction and cancer growth and treatment," Dr. Harsh V. Jain, Department of Mathematics, FSU. Host: Dr. Hank W. Bass.

Tuesday, November 6, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Unmask CTD code for transcription regulation," Dr. Y. Jessie Zhang, University of Texas, Austin. Host: Dr. Wei Yang.

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 pm, IMAX Theater, Challenger Learning Center, Kleman Plaza, Tallahassee—TALLAHASSEE SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY GOLD MEDAL SPEAKER, "Marching lobsters and climbing snails: How provocative phenomena generate inquiry in science and the classroom," Dr. William F. Herrnkind, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Everyone is welcome; refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Thursday, November 8, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Synchronization of plant hormone with insect circadian behavior for defense (discussion of Goodspeed et al., 2012, PNAS 109:4674-4677)," Hardeep Gumber, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, November 8, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "The evolution of herbivory in insects: insights from ecology, neuroscience, and genomics," Dr. Noah K. Whiteman, University of Arizona, Tucson. Host: Joshua Grinath.

Thursday, November 8, 4:00 pm, 1400 MSB—COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS, "The origins and outcomes of the Affordable Care Act," Dr. Jill Quadagno, Claude Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, FSU. Host: Dr. John Fogarty.

Friday, November 9, 3:35 pm, 101 LOV—MATHEMATICS COLLOQUIUM, "The evolution of reproductive skew under imperfect information: mechanism design for biology," Dr. Erol Ak├žay, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Host: Dr. Mike Mesterton-Gibbons. Refreshments will be provided at 3:00 p.m. in 204 LOV.

Friday, November 9, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Life in a leaf: direct and indirect effects of phyllosphere bacteria and herbivorous insects on the ecology of an alpine plant," Dr. Noah K. Whiteman, University of Arizona, Tucson. Host: Joshua Grinath.

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