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2015-2016 Biological Science Colloquium Series
(listing updated 21 April 2016)

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 10: Dr. Ronald Davis, Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL
    The logic of forgetting
    Host: Aliza DeNobrega

  • September 17: Dr. Scott Stagg, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Florida State University
    Case studies in cryo-EM: using the FSU high-throughput high-resolution cryo-EM pipeline to answer challenging questions in cell biology
    Host: Dr. M. Elizabeth Stroupe

  • September 24:
    Graduate student sampler: short talks by students from Neurobiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Host: To be announced

  • October 8: Dr. Lonnie Ingram, Florida Center for Renewable Chemicals and Fuels, Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Re-engineering microorganisms as factories for renewable fuels and chemicals
    Host: Jason Lynn

  • October 15: Dr. Peter Adler, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT
    Really, really stable coexistence in plant communities: evidence and implications
    Host: Abigail Pastore

  • October 22: Dr. Sean Whelan, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Harvard University Medical School, Boston, MA
    Structural and functional insights into the replication machinery of negative-sense RNA viruses
    Host: Dr. Hengli Tang

  • October 29: Dr. Julia Bailey-Serres, Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riversid
    Waterproofing plants: sensing, signaling, and response mechanisms
    Host: Dr. Hank Bass

  • November 12: Dr. Michael J. Childress, Department of Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
    With a little help from my friends: evolution of social behaviors in a climate of change
    Host: Dr. Joseph Travis

  • November 19: Dr. Rowan Barrett, Canada Research Chair of Biodiversity Science, McGill University, Montreal, Québec,Canada
    The genetic consequences of selection in natural populations
    Host: Dr. Leithen M'Gonigle

Spring Series

  • January 14: Dr. Dean W. Gabriel, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Citrus greening Liberibacters: genomic insights into maladapted endosymbionts
    Host: Dr. Kathryn M. Jones

  • January 21: Dr. Priyanga Amarasekare, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California at Los Angeles
    A trait-based perspective of ecological and evolutionary dynamics
    Host: Will Ryan

  • February 11: Dr. Robin Hopkins, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston, MA
    The causes and consequences of natural selection for speciation
    Host: Dr. Emily C. Lemmon

  • February 18: Vishnu Dileep, Department of Biological Sciences, Florida State University
    Space and time in the nucleus
    Host: Dr. David M. Gilbert

  • February 25: Dr. Tim Coulson, Department of Zoology, Jesus College, University of Oxford, UK
    Do we know enough about developmental biology, inheritance and demography to construct a general theory of ecology and evolution?
    Host: Dr. Scott Burgess

  • March 17: Dr. Doug Schemske, Department of Plant Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    Ecological genetics of adaptation in natural populations of Arabidopsis
    Host: Dr. Thomas E. Miller

  • March 24: Dr. Geoffrey M. Schoenbaum, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD
    How do you like them apples? The orbitofrontal cortex, expectancies, and addiction
    Host: Genevieve Bell

  • April 14: Dr. Andrew S. Belmont, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Interphase chromosome and chromatin positioning and movement
    Host: Dr. David M. Gilbert

  • April 21: Dr. James M. Fadool, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    A 'CRISP' new way to build a mouse retina
    Host: Dr. Hank W. Bass


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