FSU Biology - FSU Biology - Colloquium series, 2023-2022

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2023-2024 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

  • August 23:
    Host: To be announced

  • September 14: Dr. Gavin Naylor, Director, Florida Program for Shark Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
    Why are there so many forms of life?
    Host: Ashley Dawdy

  • September 21: Dr. Mark Hauber, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign IL
    Species recognition in avian hosts and their brood parasites: from hormones to coevolution
    Host: Dr. Emily H. DuVal

  • September 28: Dr. Jonathan (Joff) Silberg, Rice University, Houston, TX
    Using synthetic biology to program model microbes and environmental consortia for bioelectronics
    Host: Dr. M. Elizabeth Stroupe

  • October 26: Dr. Kristy Koeker, University of California, Santa Cruz CA
    Ecological change in dynamic environments: insights from ocean global change biology
    Host: Laurel Field

  • November 9: Dr. Yi Zhang, Harvard Medical School and Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston, MA
    My journey in epigenetics
    Host: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu

  • November 16: Ally Dubel (EE), Cecilia Bouaichi (CMB), Ashley Loeven (Neuro)
    Student Research Showcase
    Host: To be announced

  • November 30: Dr. Valerie McKenzie, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    Taming an amphibian pathogen with purple rain
    Host: Dr. Sarah Lester

Spring Series

  • January 25: Dr. Seth Blackshaw, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
    The retina in time: a single-cell view of development, regeneration, and aging
    Host: Jacob Dilliplane

  • February 8: Dr. Patrick Lusk, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
    Autophagy and the ESCRT pathway protect the nucleus
    Host: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu

  • February 15: Dr. Paul Fine, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
    Defense chemicals and the origin and maintenance of tropical tree diversity
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

  • February 22: Dr. Alex Strauss, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    Why you should care about parasites that infect zooplankton: community ecology, ecosystem processes, and human disease risk
    Host: Dr. Michael Cortez

  • February 29: Dr. Nan Yan, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
    STING trafficking and signaling in health and disease
    Host: Dr. Qian Yin

  • March 21: Dr. Melissa McCartney, Department of Biology, Florida International University
    Beyond content: Integrating scientific skills and career development into undergraduate biology curricula
    Host: Dr. Joel Trexler

  • March 28: Dr. Karim-Jean Armach, New York University
    Molecular mechanisms of epigenetic regulation
    Host: Jane Benoit

  • April 11: Dr. Jelena Erceg, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    Genome folding and regulation in diploid multicellular organisms
    Host: Dr. Hank W. Bass

  • April 18: Dr. Esteban Fernandez-Juricic, Purdue University
    Predator-prey interactions: the avian visual sensory perspective
    Host: Tyler Hunt

  • April 25: Dr. Roberto Vincis, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    Neural activity underlying oral sensory processing and flavor perception
    Host: To be announced