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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 14-11-10


November 10 through November 14, 2014

Monday, November 10, 9:00 am, 2057 KIN—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Nucleosome fragility and resistance: an additional dimension of chromatin structure information in eukaryotic genomes," Daniel Vera, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Major Professors: Drs. Hank W. Bass and Jonathan H. Dennis.

Monday, November 10, 11:45 am, KIN 2057—POSTODOCTORAL SEMINAR, "Active lecturing: engaging students in large lecture classes." Drs.Trisha Terebelski, and Jonathan Dennis, Department of Biological Science,, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Nicolas Thiebaud. Pizza will be provided.

Monday, November 10, 1:00 pm, A211 PDB—THESIS DEFENSE, "Exploring the link between olfaction and cognition," Genevieve Bell, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Debra A. Fadool.

Wednesday, November 12, 12:00 pm, 1302 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR , "Motors, mutations, and mice: studying intracellular transport," Dr. Stephen J. King, college of Medicine, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL. Host: Dr. Yi Zhou.

Wednesday, November 12, 1:30 pm, A211 PDB—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Carbon monoxide neurotransmission in the anterior hypothalamus: cellular mechanisms, behavioral effects, and neuroendocrine considerations," Chris Robison, Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Elaine Hull.

Wednesday, November 12, 3:00 pm, King Life Sciences Building Lobby—, Biological Science Department Awards Reception and Presentations.

Wednesday, November 12, 3:30 pm, 112 KLB—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "An investigation into the effect of the S2 domain of smooth muscle myosin II on its interactions with actin," Zhuan Qin, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Kenneth A. Taylor.

Wednesday, November 12, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "A novel urocortin-containing neurocircuit regulating rewards: evidence from drunk mice and voles," Dr. Andrey E. Ryabinin, Behavioral Neuroscience Department, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. There will also be an informal lunch with Dr. Ryabinin, Thursday, November 13, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in A204 PDB. Graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral scholars are invited to meet the speaker.

Wednesday, November 12, 5:30 pm, Askew Student Life Center Theater—5+2 DAYS OF OPENING MINDS, "The Educational Revolution and the GooYouWiki World," Sir Harold Kroto, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, FSU. Host: 5+2 Days of Opening Minds seminar series, GEOSET Studios and FSU Chemistry.

Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 pm, COM Auditorium—PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION EVENT, "Ebola: the biomedical perspective." College of Medicine experts in viral biology, infectious diseases, public health systems, and global medicine will discuss the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, clinical care, and the protection of health care professionals and the general public. Sponsored by the Florida State University Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Thursday, November 13, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Towards natural product libraries on a chip: a discussion of O. Potterat and M. Hamburger, 2014, Planta Medica 80, 1171-1181.," Dr. Steven Lenhert, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, November 13, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—YERGER LECTURE, "What does it take to become a biologist? Or, come with me to Shangri-la," Dr. D. Bruce Means. Host: Dr. Scott Steppan.

Thursday, November 13, 4:00 pm, 1400 MSB—COLLEGE OF MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDSDr. Jeanette E.South-Paul, Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Hosts: Drs. Kendall M. Campbell, M.D. and Jose E. Rodriguez, M.D., Department of Family Medicine and Rural Health, Florida State University.

Friday, November 14, 3:30 pm, 1003 CSL—CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR, "Harnessing extracellular matrix enzymes mechanisms to fight invasive diseases," Prof. Irit Sagi, Department of Biological Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.. Host: Dr. Qing-Xiang Amy Sang.

Friday, November 14, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, TBA, Dr. Janna Fierst, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Host: Dr. David Houle.

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