Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 15-11-16


November 16 through November 20, 2015

Monday, November 16, 1:00 pm, 2330 COM—GROUP DISCUSSION, "Animal sensation and behaviors," Jieyen Chen, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Florida State University. This will be an informal discussion on molecular mechanisms underlying animal sensation and behavior, with a short presentation by Jieyan Chen on the history and trends in this field. No preparation is needed. Snacks will be provided.

Tuesday, November 17, 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Proton gradients: the cellular energy storehouse," Dr. Marilyn Gunner, Department of Physics, City College of New York, NY. Host: Dr. Wei Yang.

Tuesday, November 17, 12:00 pm, 1302 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Decoding the sensory receptors and ion channels controlling Drosophila behavior," Dr. Craig Montell, Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. Hosts: Dr. Timothy Megraw and Jieyan Chen, College of Medicine, Florida State University.

Tuesday, November 17, 2:00 pm, 208 BIO—HONORS THESIS DEFENSE, "The role of Mps3 in centrosome segregation in budding yeast," Rebecca Abblett. Advisor: Hong Guo Yu.

Wednesday, November 18, 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR , "View through a neurobiological lens: addressing Autism heterogeneity," Dr. Pat Levitt. Host: Dr. Gregg Stanwood, College of Medicine, Florida State University.

Wednesday, November 18, 12:30 pm, A206 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCH, with Dr. Dana Small, Yale School of Medicine. All graduate students, undergraduates and postdocs are invited to an informal luncheon with Dr. Dana Small. During lunch several Neuroscience graduate students will give chemosensory-related "3-Minute Thesis" type presentations. An open discussion period follows lunch.

Wednesday, November 18, 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Oral sensory regulation of carbohydrate metabolism and reward," Dr. Dana Small, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology; Deputy Director, The John B Pierce Laboratory, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 pm, College of Medicine Auditorium—LANNUTTI PUBLIC LECTURE, "American science and America's Future," Dr. Pushpalatha "Pushpa" Bhat, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL. Meet and greet: 6:30-7:00p.m., lecture 7:00-8:00p.m. Host: Dr. Todd Adams, Department of Physics, FSU; lecture jointly offered by the FSU department of Physics and the Tallahassee Scientific Society. Sponsored by Hopping Green & Sams. Free and open to the public.


Thursday, November 19, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Transcriptional pausing in plants - is it just a phantom?," Dr. Hongchang Cui, Department of Biological Science, FSU.

Thursday, November 19, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "The genetic consequences of selection in natural populations," Dr. Rowan Barrett, Canada Research Chair of Biodiversity Science, McGill University, Montreal, Qu├ębec,Canada. Host: Dr. Leithen M'Gonigle.

Friday, November 20, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "The role of fluctuating food availability in shaping recruitment, survival and population dynamics in marine species," Dr. Daniel Okamoto, School of Resource and Environmental Management/ Hakai Institute, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. Host: Dr. Scott Burgess.

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