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BioNotes, 15-02-23


February 23 through February 27, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2:00 pm, 2057 KIN—IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR, " Manipulation of innate immune signaling for treatment of inflammatory disease," Dr. Justine Tigno-Aranjuez, Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Host: Dr. Hengli Tang. Dr. Tigno-Aranjuez is a candidate for an Immunologist faculty position. She will also present an informal 'chalk talk' on current research at 11:00 a.m., February 24, in 2057 KIN.

Monday, February 23, 3:00 pm, 1024 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Dioxin, clocks and oxygen: roles for environmental sensors in human cancer," Dr. Christopher A. Bradfield, Professor of Oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Host: Dr. David M. Gilbert. Dr. Bradfield is a candidate for the Fowler Endowed Chair in Molecular Biology.

Tuesday, February 24, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "On the origin of ion selectivity in K channels," Dr. Youxing Jiang, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Host: Dr. Huan-Xiang Zhou, Department of Physics.

Wednesday, February 25, 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR , "Linear symmetric proteins as a means to measure energy landscapes and cooperativity in folding," Dr. Doug Barrick, Department of biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Host: Dr. Michael Blaber, Department of Biomedical Science, Florida State University College of Medicine.

Wednesday, February 25, 2:30 pm, 2057 KIN—IMMUNOLOGY SEMINAR, "Sentinels of the cell: cytoplasmic nucleic acid sensing in inflammatory signaling," Dr. Qian Yin, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Host: Dr. M. Elizabeth Stroupe. Dr. Yin is a candidate for an Immunologist faculty position. She will also present an informal 'chalk talk' on current research at 10:30 a.m., February 26, in 2057 KIN.

Wednesday, February 25, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Molecular and neural mechanisms of leptin action," Dr. Martin Myers, Department of Internal Medicine and Program in Biomedical Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Graduate students, undergrads and postdocs are also invited to lunch and discussion with Dr. Myers from 12:30 -1:30 p.m. Thursday, January 15, in A204 PDB.

Thursday, February 26, 1:15 pm, 3075 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Biphasic effect of gibberellin on inflorescence formation: a discussion of Yamaguchi et al., (2014) Science, 344, 638-641, DOI: 10.1126/science.1250498," Chaolun Wang, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Thursday, February 26, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Lipid nanotechnology," Dr. Steven Lenhert, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Thomas C.S. Keller.

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 pm, Unitarian Universalist Church, 2810 North Meridian Road—APALACHEE AUDUBON MONTHLY PROGRAM, "Reintroduction of the Striped Newt to North Florida," Ryan Means, Coastal Plains Institute and Land Conservancy.

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 pm, 1024 KIN—TRIBETA NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FACULTY PANEL , "Undergraduate research: how to accentuate your education." Panelists: Dr. Frank Johnson (Neuroscience), Dr. Hongchang Cui (Plant Genetics), Dr. Jonathan Dennis (Epigenetics and Computational Biology). Host: Beth McCaskey, BBB President

Thursday, February 26, 7:00 pm, Challenger Learning Center IMAX theater, Kleman Plaza—TALLAHASSEE SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY SPRING SPEAKER SERIES, "The shark whisperer and other exotic tales of the sea," Dr. Ellen Prager, Marine Scientist and Author. Host: Tallahassee Scientific Society. Tickets to the presentation are $8 for members, $15 for nonmembers; season discounts available. Doors open at 6:00p.m., presentation begins at 7:00p.m.

Friday, February 27, 12:00 pm, 2057 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Spatial dynamics in marine ecosystems: implications for conservation and management," Dr. Andrew Rassweiler, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. Host: Dr. Kimberly Hughes. Dr. Rassweiler is a candidate for a Coastal and Marine Initiative faculty position.

Friday, February 27, 12:30 pm, 307 BIO—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Broad, an active participant in Drosophila oogenesis with broad functions," Dongyu Jia, Department of Biological Science. Advisor: Dr. Wu-min Deng.

Friday, February 27, 3:30 pm, 101 LOV—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Animal personality as a cause and consequence of aggression," Dr. Mark Briffa, Associate Professor in Animal Behaviour, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, UK. Host: Dr. Mike Mesterton-Gibbons, Department of Mathematics, Florida State University. Note special time and location for this seminar.

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