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BioNotes, 16-04-04


April 4 through April 8, 2016

Monday, April 4, 4:00 pm, 2057 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Allee, alulas, and alleles: dynamics of secondary contact in bird speciation," Dr. Jay McEntee, Biology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Host: Dr. Leithen M'Gonigle, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Tuesday, April 5, 11:00 am, 3075 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy and cocaine use disorders," Haiyang Xu, Ph.D. , Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, and Substance Abuse Research Laboratory, Kansas City VA Medical Center, MO. Host: Dr. Jian Feng, Department of Biological Science and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University. Dr. Xu is a candidate for a postdoctoral position in Feng lab.

Tuesday, April 5, 11:15 am, 1003 CSL—BIOCHEMISTRY/ STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR: THE DONALD CASPAR LECTURE IN BIOPHYSICS, "Ribosome structure and function," Professor Ada E. Yonath, Professor of Structural Biology; Nobel Laureate; Director, The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Center for Biomolecular Structure and Assembly Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. Host: Dr. Hong Li, Institute of Molecular Biophysics and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University.

Tuesday, April 5, 2:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES PH.D. DEFENSE, "The recruitment of the transcription factor YY1 to DNA damage sites is mediated by zinc fingers," Merih Tesfazghi, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine. Advisor: Dr. Myra Hurt.

Tuesday, April 5, 3:30 pm, Cawthon Hall —WOMEN IN MATH, SCIENCE, AND ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM Host: Dr. Susan Blessing, Department of Physics, Florida State University.

Wednesday, April 6, 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES PH.D. DEFENSE, "Characterization of the role of LARP6 phosphorylation in regulatin type 1 collagen biosynthesis in liver fibrosis," Yujie Zhang, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine. Advisor: Dr. Branko Stefanovic.

Wednesday, April 6, 12:30 pm, 104 CAR—GEOLOGY THESIS DEFENSE, "Stable isotopic evidence for diets and niche differentiation of early pleistocene panda and associated mammals from Yanliang cave, South China," Shannon K. Stacklyn, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida State University, and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahasseee FL. Advisor: Dr. Yang Wang.

Thursday, April 7, 9:30 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Another player in small RNA guided DNA methylation, a discussion of Elvira-Matelot et al., The Plant Cell 28.2 (2016): 406-425.," Ji Huang, Department of Biological Science, FSU.


Thursday, April 7, 4:00 pm, 208 BIO—PROGRAM IN INSTRUCTIONAL EXCELLENCE (PIE) WORKSHOP FOR BIOLOGY, "Leading effective classroom discussions in biology," Kate Hill, Department of Biological Science & PIE Associate, Florida State University. This workshop will provide practical strategies and resources for leading discussions to develop TA's leadership skills as facilitators.

Friday, April 8, 12:00 am, A211 PDB—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Tipping the balance toward stress resilience," Dr. E. Ron deKloet, Academy professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, (em) professor of Medical Pharmacology LACDR / LUMC, Leiden University, the Netherlands . Host: Dr. Mohammed Kabbaj, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine.

Friday, April 8 – Friday, April 8, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, Turnbull Conference Center, 555 W. Pensacola Street—SYMPOSIUM ON THE DEVELOPING MINDDr. Gregg Stanwood, Associate Director of the FSU Center for Brain Repair and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University; Jill Escher, J.D.; Loranne Ausley, Founding and Current Chair of Whole Child Leon; Dr. Amy Weatherby, Director of the FSU Autism Institute, Distinguished Research Professor of Clinical Sciences, and Laurel Schendel Professor of Communication Disorders, Florida State University; and Dr. Pradeep Bhide, Director of the Center for Brain Repair at FSU and Jim and Betty Ann Rodgers Eminent Scholar Chair of Developmental Neuroscience, Florida State University. Registration required: http://med.fsu.edu/developingmind

Friday, April 8, 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Quantity, not quality: rapid adaptation to local prey proceeds through venom-gene expression changes in rattlesnakes," Mark Margres, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Darin R. Rokyta.

Saturday, April 9 – Saturday, April 9, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, FSU Psychology building, 1117 W. Call Street—5TH ANNUAL NEUROSCIENCE BRAIN FAIR, "Mindcraft adventure." Kids of all ages are invited to come discover the hidden treasures buried deep in the mines of your brain with a “Mind Craft" adventure! Build your own neuron, watch the neurons within you fire, witness your senses in action, observe real brains, and discover many more exciting phenomena! Join Steve, Pig, Chicken, Creeper and Gary Gray Matter in a quest to unearth the scientist inside of you! Free and open to the public! For more information, visit: http://www.neuro.fsu.edu/ngsa/brainfair/

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