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2016-2017 Biological Science Colloquium Series
(listing updated 7 April 2017)

Colloquia meet at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, in room 1024 King Life Sciences Building on the FSU campus in Tallahassee, Florida. Colloquia are open to the public; faculty meetings and graduate-student orientation are not.

Fall Series

  • September 8: Dr. Shannon E. Boye, University of Florida Health, Gainesville, FL
    Gene delivery to the retina: current and emerging technologies
    Host: Chris Zelinka

  • September 15: Dr. Nick Haddad, Department of Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
    On the long-term effects of habitat loss and fragmentation
    Host: Andrew Merwin

  • September 22: Dr. John J. Stachowicz, Professor of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA
    From species and genotypes to traits: the evolution of the diversity - ecosystem functioning paradigm?
    Host: Dr. Sophie J. McCoy

  • September 29: Dr. Monica Rother, Fire Ecology Program, Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, Tallahassee, FL
    Tree rings and natural disturbances: using dendroecological techniques to reconstruct the past frequency and seasonality of fire
    Host: Dr. Austin Mast

  • October 13: Dr. Nicolas Thiebaud, Department of Biological Science and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University
    What the nose knows: using light activation of neurons to illuminate how smell is metabolically regulated
    Host: Dr. Debra A. Fadool

  • October 20: Dr. Joseph Travis, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    An experimental study of adaptation in the real world in real time
    Host: Dr. Kimberly A. Hughes

  • October 27: Biological Science Graduate Students
    Grad Student Sampler
    Host: To be announced

  • November 10: Dr. Tan A. Ince, Department of Pathology, University of Miami
    Ontological taxonomy of breast cancer
    Host: Dr. Jonathan Dennis

  • November 17: Dr. Carolyn B. Coyne, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh,PA
    Antiviral signaling at the maternal-fetal interface
    Host: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu

  • December 8: Dr. Renee Duckworth, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    Integrating across scales to understand ecological and evolutionary dynamics
    Host: Jessica Cusick

Spring Series

  • January 19: Dr. Douglas Rasher, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME
    Predator loss, climate change, and the fate of subarctic kelp forests
    Host: Dr. Sophie J. McCoy

  • January 26: Dr. Andreas Bergmann, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
    Unexpected role of apoptotic caspases for tumorigenesis in Drosophila
    Host: To be announced

  • February 16:
    Host: To be announced

  • February 23: Dr. Judith L. Bronstein, Distinguished Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    Mutualism: What do we know, and where do we go from here?
    Host: Kate Hill

  • March 9: Dr. Ileana Cristea, Professor, Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
    Virology meets proteomics: delineating cellular host defense mechanisms against viral infection
    Host: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu

  • March 23: Dr. Mark Ellisman, Professor, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego, CA
    Toward making the invisible and complicated understandable: microscopy across scales and modalities
    Host: Dr. Kenneth Taylor

  • March 30: Dr. Jennifer A. Rudgers, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
    Ecological consequences of mutualisms under a changing climate: small fungi with big impacts
    Host: Dr. Brian D. Inouye

  • April 13: Dr. David S. Pellman, Margaret M. Dyson Professor of Pediatric Oncology (DFCI) and Professor of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard, MA
    Rapid evolution of the cancer karyotype
    Host: Dr. Hong-guo Yu

  • April 20:
    Menzel Award Winner Talk, TBA
    Host: To be announced

2017-2018 Biological Science Colloquium Series