Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

BioNotes, 2017-12-04

BioNotes

December 4 through December 8, 2017


Monday, December 4 – Monday, December 4, 10:30 am – 10:30 am, 2057 KIN—THESIS DEFENSE, "Characterizing the functional role and epigenetic regulation of large tandem repeats on the inactive X chromosome," Emily Darrow, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Brian Chadwick.

Tuesday, December 5 – Tuesday, December 5, 11:15 am – 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "The structural basis for altered cardiac contractile properties resulting from disease-associated mutations in troponin," Dr. Michael Regnier, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Host: Dr. P. Bryant Chase, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Tuesday, December 5 – Tuesday, December 5, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 208 BIO—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Preserving progenitors in the developing skull," Dr. Lindsey Barske, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Barske is a candidate for a Developmental Biology faculty position, and will give a chalk talk Wednesday, December 6, at 9:00am, 2057 KIN. Contact Dr. Karen M. McGinnis to schedule a meeting with the candidate.

Wednesday, December 6 – Wednesday, December 6, 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm, 1306 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Function and dysfunction in a parietal-hippocampal network for spatial orientation," Dr. Aaron Wilber, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, Florida State University.

Wednesday, December 6 – Wednesday, December 6, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, A211 PDB—NEUROSCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "Cortical processing of gustatory and cognitive signals," Dr. Alfredo Fontanini, Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Behavior, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY. A graduate student lunch and discussion with Dr. Fontanini will be held Thursday, December 7, 12:30pm-1:30pm, A204 PDB. Undergrads and Postdocs are also welcome to attend.

Thursday, December 7 – Thursday, December 7, 9:00 am – 9:00 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Seventeen years of agroforestry research and extension at Florida A&M University: challenges and successes," Dr. Oghenekome U. Onokpise, Department of Agriculture and Food Science, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.

Thursday, December 7 – Thursday, December 7, 11:00 am – 11:00 am, 2057 KIN—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "Caspase-mediated proteostasis mechanisms regulate gene expression dynamics in development and stress," Dr. Benjamin Weaver, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Dr. Weaver is a candidate for a Developmental Biology faculty position, and will give a chalk talk Friday, December 8, at 9:00am, 2057 KIN. Contact Dr. Peter Fraser to schedule a meeting with the candidate.

Thursday, December 7 – Thursday, December 7, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 208 BIO—FACULTY MEETING

Thursday, December 7 – Thursday, December 7, 3:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 1003 CSL—SPECIAL SEMINAR, "K+ channels, a biological device for cellular electricity," Dr. Weiwei Wang, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics, Rockefeller University, New York, NY. Dr. Wang is a candidate for a Biochemistry faculty position, and will give a chalk talk Friday December 8, at noon, CSL 1005. Contact Dr. Scott Stagg to schedule a meeting with the candidate.

Thursday, December 7 – Thursday, December 7, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 1024 KIN—FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEETING, "Laurel wilt and the loss of red bay trees," Dr. Don Spence, Certified Arborist and Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences Department, Bethune-cookman University. Host: Magnolia Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Socializing begins at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and presentation at 7:45. Free and open to the public.

Friday, December 8 – Friday, December 8, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Host-parasite interactions and the eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic ecosystems," Jaime Mauricio Anaya-Rojas, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Joseph Travis, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.


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