FSU Biology - FSU Biology - Colloquium series, 2021-2020

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

2021-2022 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 16 (4:00 p.m., TBD): Dr. Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
    Host: Dr. Qian Yin

  • September 23 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Karen C. Cone, Biololgical Sciences Division, National Science Foundation
    Funding opportunities and priorities at the National Science Foundation
    Host: Dr. Karen McGinnis

  • September 30 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Job Dekker, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
    Chromosome folding throughout the cell cycle and across the tree of life
    Host: Mahdi Khadem

  • October 14 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Kerry S. Bloom, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    The regulation of chromosome segregation through centromere DNA loops
    Host: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu

  • October 21 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Mandip Sachdeva, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL
    The role of cannabinoids in overcoming resistance in breast cancer
    Host: Dr. Steven Lenhert

  • October 28 (4:00 p.m., TBD): Gregory Melikian, Ph.D., Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Viral fusion in a crosshair of host restriction factors
    Host: Dr. Ashwanth Francis

  • November 11 (4:00 p.m., POSTPONED to 2022): Dr. Yi Zhang, Harvard Medical School and Boston Childrens Hospital, Boston MA
    My journey in epigenetics
    Host: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu

  • November 18 (4:00 p.m., TBD): Dr. Harilaos (Haris) Lessios, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Republic of Panama
    Evolution of gamete reproduction proteins in echinoderms
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

Spring Series

  • January 13 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Malin L. Pinsky, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    Ecological responses to global change across realms
    Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler

  • January 20 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Kiyoko Gotanda, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; previously Universite Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
    Human influences on the Galapagos Islands
    Host: Matthew Schumm

  • January 27 (4:00 p.m., TBD): Dr. Paul V.A. Fine, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
    Host: Dr. Janie Wulff

  • February 17 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Lisa Gralinsky, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    Mouse models of COVID-19 respiratory disease
    Host: Jane Benoit

  • February 24 (4:00 p.m., TBD): Dr. William E. Snyder, Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
    Are North America's insects disappearing?
    Host: Monica Paniguaya Montoya

  • March 10 (4:00 p.m., TBD):
    Host: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

  • March 24: Dr. Jan Carette, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
    Dissecting virus-host interactions for antiviral therapy and to enhance gene therapy
    Host: Dr. Hengli Tang

  • March 31 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Craig Montell, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Opsins: a new class of polymodal sensory receptor, from temperature sensation to taste
    Host: Cecilia Bouaichi

  • April 14 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Ralph S. Baric, Department of Department of Epidemiology and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Emerging coronaviruses: mechanisms of pathogenesis and control
    Host: Jane Benoit

  • April 28 (4:00 p.m., Zoom): Dr. Cary Moody, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    Virus host-cell interactions that regulate the HPV life cycle
    Host: Dr. Hengli Tang