FSU Biology - FSU Biology - Colloquium series, 2022-2021

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2022-2023 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 8: Dr. Tongqin Zhou, Chief, Structural Bioinformatics Core Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
    From antibody to vaccine: structural vaccinology in the era of a pandemic
    Host: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu

  • September 22: Dr. Paul Bienasz, Laboratory of Retrovirology, The Rockefeller Universiy, Rockefeller, NY
    Antibodies versus SARS-CoV-2: resisting resistance
    Host: Dr. Ashwanth Francis

  • September 29: Dr. Gavin Naylor, Director, Florida Program for Shark Research, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL
    Why are there so many different forms of life?
    Host: Ashley Dawdy

  • October 13: Dr. Doug Koshland, Distinguished Chair in the Biological Sciences & Professor of Genetics, Genomics, Evolution, and Development, University of California, Berkeley, CA
    The biology and molecular mechanism of higher order chromosome structure
    Host: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu

  • October 20 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Toby Beth Freedman, President, Synapsis Search, Biotechnology Recruiting company
    Finding your path: the many careers in the life Sciences/biotechnology industry
    Host: Maria Quintero Rodriguez

  • October 27: Joshua Morgan, Academic Honor Policy Administrator, Office of Faculty Development and Advancement, Florida State University
    Updates to the FSU Academic Honor Policy
    Host: Dr. Karen McGinnis

  • November 10: Dr. Katie Lotterhos, Marine and Environmental Sciences, Northeastern University, Nahant, MA
    Paradigms and paradoxes in global change biology
    Host: Dr. Don Levitan

Spring Series

  • January 12: Dr. Daniel K. Okamoto, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University
    How climate change and harvest shape the volatility and viability of marine populations
    Host: To be announced

  • January 19: Dr. Randy Schekman, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, Ca
    Exosomes and tubular connections in membrane repair and intercellular traffic
    Host: Dr. Scott Stagg

  • January 26: Prof. Suzanne Alonzo, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
    Social interactions can generate sexual selection on brains, bodies and behavior: Insights from the ocellated wrasse
    Host: Dr. Emily H. DuVal

  • February 9:
    Cancelled; faculty candidate special seminar instead
    Host: To be announced

  • February 16: Dr. Karen Abbott, Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    Ecological Stability in a stochastic world
    Host: Dr. Brian D. Inouye

  • February 23: Dr. Sarah Fitzpatrick, Department of Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
    Genetic rescue to the rescue: linking genomics and demography for improving persistence of small populations
    Host: Alexa Guerrera

  • March 9: Dr. Loren McClenachan, Department of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
    Historical marine ecology and conservation
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • March 23: Dr. Michaela Gack, Florida Research and Innovation Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Port St. Lucie, FL
    Novel mechanisms of virus sensing in innate immunity
    Host: Dr. Hengli Tang

  • April 13: Dr. Vincent Racaniello, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University, New York, NY
    An inordinate fondness for viruses
    Host: Jane Benoit

  • April 20: Dr. Lauren OConnell, Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
    Lessons from poison frogs on how ecological resources shape behavior and physiology
    Host: Dr. Emily C. Lemmon

  • April 27:
    TBA
    Host: To be announced