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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 15-01-26


January 26 through January 30, 2015

Monday, January 26, 8:15 am, KIN 2057—POSTDOCTORAL MENTORING SEMINAR, "Obtaining a tenure-track academic position: training and experiences," Dr. Jessica H. Brann, Department of Biology, Loyola University, chicago, IL. Host: Dr. Nicolas Thiebaud.

Tuesday, January 27, 2:00 pm, 2057 KIN—IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR, "Knowing is half the battle: host-pathogen interactions elucidate host defenses and guide drug discovery," Dr. Natalia Kirienko, Harvard University and Massachussetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Host: Dr. Hengli Tang. Dr. Kirienko is a candidate for an Immunologist faculty position. She will also present an informal 'chalk talk' on current research at 11:30 a.m., January 28, in 2057 KIN.

Wednesday, January 28, 1:30 pm, 112 KLB—MOLCULAR BIOPHYSICS DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "A novel FT-ICR ion trap for ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry and its biological application," Tong Chen, Program in Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University, and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL. Host: Dr. Alan G. Marshall.

Wednesday, January 28, 3:30 pm, 499 DSL—DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SEMINAR, "The skills that make them want you: how to prepare for a job in industry," Myron "Mike" Sussman, Department of Mathematics, University of Pittsburgh, PA. The speaker spent thirty years at Bettis Laboratories, a "government owned, company operated" engineering laboratory. This talk, aimed at graduate students who are interested in proceeding from academia to industry, will address some differences between industry and academia and steps to become more attractive in a non-academic job interview.

Thursday, January 29, 12:00 pm, 2057 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Conflict, cooperation and context-dependence in a plant-microbe mutualism," Stephanie Porter, University of California, Riverside, CA. Host: Dr. Emily C. Lemmon. Dr. Porter is a candidate for a Coastal and Marine Initiative faculty position.

Thursday, January 29, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Rett syndrome iPS cell models of MECP2 isoform function," Dr. James Ellis, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program, Hospital for Sick Children, and Professor, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto, Canada. Host: Dr. Brian Chadwick.

Friday, January 30, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Sexual plasticity across time and space: The role of temperature in seasonal and latitudinal patterns of growth and reproduction in the sea anemone, Diadumene lineata," Will Ryan, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Thomas E. Miller.

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