FSU Biology - FSU Biology - Colloquium series, 2020-2019

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2020-2021 Biological Science Colloquium Series

Colloquia meet at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays, via Zoom. Meeting links are distributed by department email list; FSU members, subscribe at Bio-Everyone list management; non-FSU members, BioNotes. To request an individual link without subscribing to a mailing list, contact that talks host.

Fall Series

  • September 10 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Mary T. Mendonca, Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, AL
    Environmental stressors, stress responsiveness, and immunocompetence: implications for reproduction, disease resistance, and conservation
    Host: To be announced

  • September 17 (4:00 a.m., Zoom): Dr. David Civitello, Department of Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    Hungry hungry schistos: the resource ecology of epidemics and control
    Host: Dr. Michael Cortez

  • September 24 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Maria Servedio, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    The effects of sexual selection on the origin of species
    Host: Sarah Kettlekamp

  • October 8 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Phoebe L. Stewart, Department of Pharmacology, Case Western Reserve University
    Engineering of oncolytic adenovirus for systemic cancer therapy
    Host: Dr. M. Elizabeth Stroupe

  • October 15 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Hong Ma, Huck Distinguished Research Professor of Plant Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    Genome and gene duplications in flowering plants affecting major reproductive developmental and adaptive traits
    Host: Dr. Hongchang Cui

  • October 22 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Orou Gaoue, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
    Plant-human interactions in a changing world
    Host: Dr. Michael Cortez

  • October 29 (4:00 p.m., Zoom):
    Host: To be announced

  • November 12 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Nicholas J. Gotelli, Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
    Forecasting nature: ecological experiments in a time of planetary change
    Host: Dr. Brian D. Inouye

  • November 19 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Alistair Boettiger, Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    Visualizing 3D DNA paths and gene expression during development
    Host: Dr. Peter Fraser

Spring Series

  • January 14 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Gil Rosenthal, Department of Biology, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, TX
    Causes and consequences of mate choice
    Host: Mysia Dye

  • January 21 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Jorn Coers, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
    IFN-inducible GTPases as regulators of host defense and inflammation
    Host: Dr. Qian Yin

  • January 28 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Andrew Rassweiler, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Spatial dynamics of coastal ecosystems and their resilience to disturbance, fishing and climate change
    Host: Dr. Hongchang Cui

  • February 18 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Matthew Thayer, School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
    Control of human chromosome dynamics by ASAR IncRNA genes
    Host: Athanasios (Ethan) Vouzas

  • March 11 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Genome folding, unfolding, and refolding in the mammalian brain
    Host: Javed Chitaman

  • March 18 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Michael Cortez, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Mechanisms driving the context-dependent relationships between host species richness and disease
    Host: To be announced

  • March 25 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Julia Saltz, Department of Biosciences, Rice University, Houston, TX
    Choice and constraint in the evolution of animal behaviors
    Host: Dr. Kimberly A. Hughes

  • April 15 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Sophie McCoy, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Ecosystem resistance and resilience to environmental change
    Host: To be announced

  • April 22 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Qian Yin, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Structural basis of interferon-induced host defense and viral counteracts
    Host: To be announced

  • April 29 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Scott Stagg, Institute of Molecular Biophysics and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University
    Determining the structures of challenging membrane remodeling complexes
    Host: Dr. Thomas Houpt