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at Florida State University

BioNotes, 14-03-31

BioNotes

March 31 through April 4, 2014


Monday, March 31, 12:00 pm, KIN3075—THESIS DEFENSE, "Characterization of human macroH2A through gene targeting," Shawn Moseley, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Brian P. Chadwick.

Monday, March 31, 1:00 pm, 2057 KIN—THESIS DEFENSE, "Trophic dynamics of an estuarine predator in a river-dominated coastal estuary," Travis Richards, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. R. Dean Grubbs .

Monday, March 31, 3:00 pm, 208 BIO—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Polyelectrolyte multilayers and extracellular matrix effects on mesenchymal cell growth and differentiation," Sudhakara rao Pattabhi, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Thomas C. S. Keller.

Tuesday, April 1, 9:30 am, Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House—, "14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium." This year's symposium will feature presentations from many students in Biological Science and related disciplines.

Tuesday, April 1, 11:00 am, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "The influence of morphology, skeletal chracteristics, and investment in defensive chemistry on the growth, regeneration, and reattachment of Caribbean reef sponges and its application to coral reef restoration," Brendan C. Biggs, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. Janie L. Wulff.

Tuesday, April 1, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Engineering enzymatic pericyclic reactions," Dr. Audrey L. Lamb, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Host: Dr. Brian G. Miller.

Tuesday, April 1, 3:30 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE/NEUROSCIENCE SPECIAL COLLOQUIUM, "Neuromodulation in the olfactory bulb and odor processing," Dr. Ricardo Araneda, Department of Neurobiology, University of Maryland. Host: Dr. Debra A. Fadool. Dr. Araneda is a job candidate for the Brain Health & Disease Initiative. He will also provide a chalk talk of future research plans on Wednesday, April 2 at noon in 2057 KIN.

Wednesday, April 2, 1:00 pm, 2057 KIN—THESIS DEFENSE, "Distribution and abundance, community structure, and trophic ecology of sharks and teleost fishes in the Florida Big Bend," Cheston T. Peterson, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Advisor: Dr. R. Dean Grubbs II.

Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 pm, Ruby Diamond Auditorium—EARTH MONTH EVENT, "Our blue planet: lecture and book signing," Dr. Sylvia Earle, marine biologist, author, and National Geographic Explorer In Residence. Host: Elizabeth Swiman, Director of Campus Sustainability, FSU. Dr. Earle, an FSU alumna ('55), will be on campus April 2-3; contact her host for more information or to request a meeting.

Wednesday, April 2, 8:00 pm, College of Medicine Auditorium—LANNUTTI PUBLIC LECTURE, "Higgs: the theory, the discovery, and the fate of the universe," Dr. Joanne Hewett, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Hosts: Dr. Todd Adams, Department of Physics, FSU; Dr. Penny Gilmer, Professor Emerita of Chemistry and representative,Tallahassee Scientific Society.

Thursday, April 3, 3:30 pm, 208 BIO—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE FACULTY MEETING. Executive meeting follows.

Thursday, April 3, 3:45 pm, 101 UPL—LANNUTTI MEMORIAL LECTURE, "The LHC confronts supersymmetry," Dr. Joanne Hewett, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Hosts: Dr. Todd Adams, Department of Physics, FSU; Dr. Penny Gilmer, Professor Emerita of Chemistry and representative, Tallahassee Scientific Society.

Friday, April 4, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "The phylogenomics of beaksedges (Cyperaceae) and insights into diversification in tropical American savannas," Christopher Buddenhagen, Department of Biological Science, FSU. Host: Dr. Austin Mast.


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