Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 18-02-05

BioNotes

February 5 through February 9, 2018


Monday, February 5 – Monday, February 5, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, PSB A211—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Neural and molecular mechanisms underlying variability in behaviors," Dr. Sandeepa Dey, Department of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. Dr. Dey is a candidate for a Neuroscience faculty position in the Department of Biological Science, and will give a chalk talk Tuesday, February 6, at 9:00am, 2057 KIN. Contact host Dr.Thomas Houpt to schedule a meeting with the candidate.

Tuesday, February 6 – Tuesday, February 6, 11:15 am – 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Organelle homeostasis in development and disease," Dr. Jon Audhya , Membrane Trafficking Program, Department of Biomolecular Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. Host: Dr. Scott Stagg, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University.

Wednesday, February 7 – Wednesday, February 7, 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm, 1200—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Sex differences in the brain: a whole body perspective," Geert J. De Vries, Neuroscience Institute, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Host: Dr. Mohammed Kabbaj, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Biomedical Engineering, Florida State University College of Medicine. Note change in location from 1306 to 1200 COM.

Thursday, February 8 – Thursday, February 8, 11:00 am – 11:00 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "REPRESSOR OF SILENCING5 encodes a member of the small heat shock protein family and is required for DNA demethylation in Arabidopsis," Stefania Vendramin Allegre, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. A discussion of Y. Zhao, S. Xie, X. Li, C. Wang, Z. Chen, J. Lai, Z. Gong, Plant Cell, 26 (2014), pp. 2660-2675.

Thursday, February 8 – Thursday, February 8, 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 1024 KIN courtyard/lobby—DARWIN DAY CELEBRATION Featuring live music, cake, a Darwin photo booth, and of course the traditional Yo Chuck! salute. All are welcome to join in celebrating the originator of celebrating one of history’s most influential ideas. Stay for the following colloquium to learn how Darwin's theory of evolution continues to influence modern cutting-edge research.

Thursday, February 8 – Thursday, February 8, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Adaptation and speciation in Anopheles mosquitoes: a virtuous cycle," Dr. Matthew Hahn, Department of Biology, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN. Host: Dr. Emily M. Lemmon.

Thursday, February 8 – Thursday, February 8, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, FSUCML Auditorium (St. Theresa, FL)—FSUCML CONSERVATION LECTURE SERIES, "Sharks, cancer and fake news," Dr. Gary K. Ostrander, Vice President for Research, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Refreshments available before the lecture. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 8 – Thursday, February 8, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 1024 KIN—TRIBETA NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY COLLOQUIUM, "Exploitation and collapse in spatially complex fish populations," Dr. Daniel K. Okamoto, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Mr. Alec Garfinkel, BBB President. D. Fadool, BBB faculty advisor.

Friday, February 9 – Friday, February 9, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Phylogenomics and the Procrustean bed of the species tree," Dr. Matthew Hahn, Professor of Informatics, Professor of Biology, Director of Center for Bioinformatics Research, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Host: Dr. Emily Lemmon, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Friday, February 9 – Friday, February 9, 5:15 pm – 5:15 pm, 2057 KIN—TCGA TALK, "A role for nucleoskeletal proteins in chromatin structure," Lauren Cole, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Student Association (TCGA), Florida State University.

Saturday, February 10 – Saturday, February 10, 10:26 am – 10:26 am, Tallahassee Museum Phipps Gallery, 3945 Museum Drive, Tallahassee, FL—, "Mysteries below ground: The architecture of ant nests, as revealed by Dr. Walter Tschinkel." Ever wondered what goes on below an anthill? Stop by the Tallahassee Museum for this limited time exhibit focused on ant architecture! The exhibit features the aluminum nest casts of world renowned Myrmecologist Dr. Walter Tschinkel, Professor Emeritus Florida State University, Department of Biological Science. Tallahassee Museum hours and admission rates apply.


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