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BioNotes, 19-04-08


April 8 through April 12, 2019

Monday, April 8 – Monday, April 8, 10:00 am – 10:00 am, the Great Hall, 4th Floor, The Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House—PIE WORKSHOP, "Crafting a learning-centered syllabus." Presented by Kate Hill, Department of Biological Science, and Jeff Conley, Department of Economics. Host: Program for Instructional Excellence, Florida State University.

Monday, April 8 – Monday, April 8, 10:15 am – 10:15 am, 2057 KIN—6TH ANNUAL POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR ORAL PRESENTATION DAY Opening remarks by Kathryn Jones, Postdoctoral Coordinator, Biological Science; Presentations by Marta Sena-Velez (Jones lab): "Deciphering Candidatus Liberibacter unculturability: How culture self-pollution by alkalinization affects Liberibacter crescens viability;" Jacqueline Sztepanacz (Houle lab): "The evolution of sexual dimorphism in Drosophila;" Claire Marchal (Gilbert lab) "3D chromatin interaction dynamics during DNA replication;" Oscar Ospina (Lemmon lab): "Interactions between species and its contribution to within-species divergence;" Jay Rai (Stroupe lab): "Study of highly dynamic protein complexes under native conditions by electron microscopy (EM);" 12pm-1pm: Lunch (provided); Max Bangs (Steppan lab): "Determining species placement of a new high-elevation record for mammals from soil eDNA;" David Corcoran (Deng lab): "Using live imaging to investigate Drosophila tumors;" Amber Makowicz (Hughes lab): "Indirect genetic effects in Amazon mollies: Are epigenetic modifications the key to behavioral variation in clonal species?" 2:10-2:45pm: Break; 2:45pm Cassie Black: Presentation of award from New England Biolabs. All are welcome, grad students especially encouraged to attend.

Monday, April 8 – Monday, April 8, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 1024 KIN—FRIENDS OF THE APALACHICOLA NATIONAL FOREST PRESENTATION, "Vegetation and Rare Plant Management in Apalachicola National Forest," The FANF Rare Plant Committee. Host: Friends of the Apalachicola National Forest. Three-part presentation includes "Ecology and Distribution" by Dr. Ann Johnson, Florida Natural Areas Inventory; "Beasley Pond Case Study" by Dr. Jeff Glitzenstein, Beadel Fellow, Tall Timbers Research Station; and "anagement Overview and Evaluation" by Tom Greene, Independent Botanist/Ecologist.

Tuesday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 9, 11:15 am – 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Structure of TRP channels by single particle cryo-EM," Prof. Yifan Cheng, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Host: Dr. Kenneth A. Taylor, Institute of Molecular Biophysics and Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Tuesday, April 9 – Tuesday, April 9, 3:00 pm – 3:00 pm, 2057 KIN—TCGA TALK, "Constructing a single cell atlas for the fly ovary using scRNA-Seq," Deeptiman Chatterjee, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: The Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Student Association (TCGA), Florida State University.

Wednesday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm, 1200 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Protein phosphatase-1 isoforms, and their nuclear inhibitor in neural development, synaptic plasticity, and memory formation," Dr. Houhui Xia, Departments of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. Host: Dr. Yi Zhou, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine.

Wednesday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 10, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM , "Neuroscience in the OR: research opportunities in neurosurgical patients," Dr. John Thompson, Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, University of Colorado, Denver, CO. A graduate student lunch and discussion with the speaker will be held Thursday, April 11, 12:30pm-1:30pm, A204 PDB. Undergrads and Postdocs are also welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 11 – Thursday, April 11, 11:00 am – 11:00 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Fire ecology and forest fire management in Florida:impact of prescribed fire on soil nitrogen in the flatwoods of Florida," Dr. Oghenokome Onokpise, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL.

Thursday, April 11 – Thursday, April 11, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Genome integrity in context: how the cell biology of the nucleus influences DNA repair," Dr. Megan C. King, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Host: Dr. Hong-guo Yu, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Thursday, April 11 – Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 1024 KIN—TRIBETA NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY COLLOQUIUM, "From fish to fishy smells: my journey to FSU," Dr. Adam Dewan, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, Florida State University. Host: Alana Chang, Tribeta FSU Chapter President. D. Fadool, BBB faculty advisor.

Friday, April 12 – Friday, April 12, 11:30 am – 11:30 am, Nancy H. Marcus Great Hall, 4th floor Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House—DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN RESEARCH AND TEACHING ORGANIZATION'S (DIRECTO) SPRING CONVERSATION SERIES, "Diversity without borders." Conversation Event is organized in two parts: 11:30 AM, presenter(s)lead conversation on the topic; 12:15-12:45 PM break for lunch (provided to pre- participants; please indicate if you plan to stay for lunch when you register); after lunch other presenter(s) lead another conversation on the topic. Presentations will be designed to encourage conversation and participation on issues related to diversity, inclusion and equity. Learn more or register at https://gradschool.fsu.edu/directo

Friday, April 12 – Friday, April 12, 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 112 KLB—MOB DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Siroheme biosynthesis and regulation of sioheme deficiency," Joseph Pennington, Molecular Biophysics Graduate Program, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. M. Elizabeth Stroupe.

Friday, April 12 – Friday, April 12, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 1003 CSL—CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR, "Molecules and mechanisms of signal transduction at the chemical synapses of the brain," Dr. Eric Gouaux , Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR. Host: Dr. Scott Stagg, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University.

Friday, April 12 – Friday, April 12, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "The fractional coalescent," Dr. Somayeh Mashayekh, Department of Scientific Computing, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Daniel Okamoto, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

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