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April 15 through April 19, 2019

Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 15, 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm, A211 PSB—DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Proximate mechanisms influencing individual variation in cooperative behavior," Jessica Cusick, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Emily H. duVal.

Tuesday, April 16 – Tuesday, April 16, 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 1005 CSL—OCEANOGRAPHY SEMINAR AND DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "The deep-sea ecosystem: assessment of the biodiversity and abundance of deep-water fauna in the Exuma Sound, Eleuthera, Bahamas and the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico," Mackellar Violich, Ph.D. Candidate in Biological Oceanography, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida State University; FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Host: Dr. Ralph Dean Grubbs, Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory .

Tuesday, April 16 – Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1306 COM—SPECIAL CAREER TALK, "The keys to success ... are somewhere at the bottom of my purse," Dr. Nancy Ryan Gray, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gordon Research Conferences (GRC).

Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 17, 11:00 am – 11:00 am, 2057 KIN—HONORS IN THE MAJOR THESIS DEFENSE, "Serial implantation study of NICD-induced tumors in Drosophila," Juan Martin Portilla, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. Advisor: Dr. Wu-Min Deng.

Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 17, 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm, 1400 COM—BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Prefrontal cortex dynamics supporting cognitive control," Dr. Derek Nee, Department of Psychology, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Yi Zhou, Program in Neuroscience and Department of Biomedical Sciences, Florida State University College of Medicine.

Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 17, 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 327 OSB—OCEANOGRAPHY DISSERTATION DEFENSE, "Estimating spatiotemporal zooplankton abundance variability in the gulf of Mexico using a physical-biogeochemical model," Taylor A. Shropshire, Ph.D. Candidate in Oceanography, Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Florida State University; FSU Coastal and Marine Laboratory. Advisor: Drs. Mike Stukel and Eric Chassignet.

Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday, April 17, 7:35 pm – 7:35 pm, Waterworks, 1133 Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee, FL—SCIENCE SALON, "The good, the bad, and the ugly….the molecules of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill," Dr. Amy McKenna, Chemist, National High Magnetic field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL.

Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, April 18, 11:00 am – 11:00 am, 2057 KIN—PLANT SCIENCES SEMINAR, "Non-host resistance on citrus: a discussion of Chiesa et al. 2019 'Plant responses underlying nonhost resistance of Citrus limon against Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris'," Dr. Marta Sena Velez, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mpp.12752

Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, April 18, 11:15 am – 11:15 am, 112 KLB—BIOCHEMISTRY/STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR, "Proteins in neurodegenerative pathologies: disorder, aggregation, and phase separation," Dr. Vijay Rangachari, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.

Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, April 18, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COLLOQUIUM, "The role of microbial communities in an ecosystem's response to environmental change," Dr. Jennifer B. H. Martiny, Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA. Host: Margaret Vogel, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.

Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 1024 KIN—APPALACHEE AUDUBON SOCIETY PRESENTATION, "Roadside birding and wildflowers," Rob Lengacher, Eleanor Dietrich, and David Roddenberry. Host: Appalachee Audubon Society.

Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, April 18, 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm, FSU College of Medicine Auditorium—LANNUTTI PUBLIC LECTURE, "Supernovas and he expansion of the universe," Dr. Mark Philips, Carnegie Supernova Project; FSU Department of Physics Wyatt-Green Endowed Visiting Scholar. Host: Dr. William H. Green, Department of Physics, Florida State University. Jointly hosted by the Florida State University Department of Physics and the Tallahassee Scientific Society. Free and open to the public.

Friday, April 19 – Friday, April 19, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 1024 KIN—ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION SEMINAR, "Defense strategies against herbivory in seagrasses," Dr. Gema Hernan, Florida State University. Host: Dr. Andrew Rassweiler, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University.


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