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Past Department Seminars

Fall 2015

December 8, 2015 at 2:00pm
Adam Smith
Missouri Botanical Garden
"Roadsides, rambling, and ORVs: Are we missing the low-hanging fruits of conservation?"
Research 120

December 1, 2015 at 2:00pm
Kasey Fowler-Finn
St. Louis University
Research 120

November 17, 2015 at 2:00pm
Tiffany Knight
Washington University / Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
"Causes and Consequences of Pollen Limitation"
Research 120

Friday, November 13, 2015 at 1:00 - 5:00pm
Larry Wackett
University of Minnesota
"An Ancient Enzyme Re-emerges: Cyanuric Acid Hydrolase and Water Disinfection"

Jeri Barak
University of Wisconsin
"Nontraditional partnerships: Salmonella enterica interactions with phytophagous insects"

Lawrence David
Duke University
"Perturbing the human microbiome"
Stadler 104

November 10, 2015 at 2:00pm
Shelley Lusetti
New Mexico State University
"RecN stimulates RecA-mediated recombinational repair of DNA double-strand breaks"
Research 120

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 12:00pm
James Whitfield
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
"From biodiversity inventory to large scale descriptive taxonomy: challenges with hyperdiverse parasitoid wasps"
Research 120

November 3, 2015 at 2:00pm
Eric Knox
Indiana University
"Phylogenetics, biogeography, and organellar genome evolution in lobelias"
Research 120

October 28, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ed Spevak
St. Louis Zoo
"The science of conservation breeding: the challenges and opportunities of saving endangered species"
Research 120

October 20, 2015 at 2:00pm
Sergei Djuranovic
Washington University
"Translational control by ribosome stalling and frameshifting"
Research 120

Spring 2016

All seminars are held in R121 Research Building unless noted.

September 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. 
Dr. Mindy Steiniger
University of Missouri - St. Louis

September 13, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Noah Whiteman
University of California - Berkeley
Host: Aimee Dunlap

September 20, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Carlos Garcia-Robledo
University of Connecticut
Host: Bob Marquis

October 4, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Andy Mahon
Central Michigan University
Host: Mindy Steiniger

October 11, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Dan Chitwood
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Host: Sam Wang

October 18, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Ken Keefover-Ring
University of Wisonsin - Madison
Host: Nathan Muchhala

October 25, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Matthew Harris
Harvard Medical School
Host: Trey Kidd

November 1, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Andrea Eveland
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Host: Bethany Zolman

November 8, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Sarah Lacy
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Host: Lon Chubiz

November 15, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Xiao Heng
University of Missouri - Columbia
Host: Wendy Olivas

November 29, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Jeremy Willusz
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Host: Mindy Steiniger

December 6, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Ramon Margalef Seminar Series
Dr. Robert Ricklefs
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Location: JC Penny Conference Center, UMSL

Spring 2015

May 1, 2015 at 2:00pm
Giles Duffield
Notre Dame
Research 120

April 21, 2015 at 2:00pm
Eric Haag
University of Maryland, College Park
Research 120

April 14, 2015 at 2:00pm
Faith Liebl
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Research 120

April 7, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ian Pearse
Illinois Natural History Survey
"Predicting novel interactions between plants and herbivores based on chemical, ecological, and phylogenetic similarity"
Research 120

March 31, 2015 at 2:00pm
Arthur G. Hunt
University of Kentucky
Research 120

March 3, 2015 at 2:00pm
Mel Oliver
USDA, University of Missouri
"A phylogenetic look at adaptive mechanisms of vegetative desiccation tolerance in plants"
Research 120

February 24, 2015 at 2:00pm
Ken Paige
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"The ecological and evolutionary consequences of within-plant genetic variation"
Research 120

February 17, 2015 at 2:00pm
John Gustafson
Oklahoma State University
"Milk and Vancomycin Intermediate-Staphyloccocus"
Research 120

February 10, 2015 at 2:00pm
Rachel Bowden
Illinois State University
"Maternal and environmental effects on development in red-eared slider turtles"
Research 120

February 5, 2015 at 2:00pm
Emilia Martins
Indian University
"Taking the Long View: Evolution of complex behavior in a complex world"
Research 120

January 27, 2015 at 2:00pm
Jennifer Meyer
University of Missouri - St. Louis
Lab Safety
Research 120

Spring 2016

April 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Department of Biology Award Ceremony

April 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Dave Reiner
Texas A&M Health Sciences Center
"What does the Pushmi-pullyu say? Lessons in fidelity from C. elegans Ras and Ral"
Research 121

April 15, 2016 at TBA
Bill Schwartz
University of Massachusetts Medical School
"Circadian Clocks, Couples, and Communities"
Research 121

March 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Sharlene Santana
University of Washington
"Dietary diversity in bats: when does morphology matter?"
Research 121

March 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Manuel Leal
University of Missouri - Columbia
"Signal diversity and behavioral flexibility: a lizard's-eye view"
Research 121

March 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Paul Shaw
Washington University
"Can sleep fix a broken brain?”
Research 121

March 1, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Nathan Muchhala
University of Missouri - St. Louis
"Bats, birds, and bellflowers: Specialization and speciation in Neotropical plant-pollinator mutualisms"
Research 121

February 26, 2016 at 9:30 am
Mindy Steiniger
University of Missouri - St. Louis
"Essential post-transcriptional regulatory mechanisms in Drosophila.”
Research 121

February 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Heather Hundley
Indiana University Medical School
“Rewiring the genome: Molecular Mechanisms that Regulate RNA Editing.”
Research 121

February 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Sheng Yang He
Michigan State University
"Bacterial pathogenesis as a probe of basic principles of disease susceptibility and cellular signaling in plants"
Benton 445

February 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Nicole Gilbert
Washington University School of Medicine
"Pathogenesis of Gardnerella vaginalis: Capturing Clinical Features in Experimental Models"
Research R121

January 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Michael Hughes
University of Missouri - St. Louis
"Gene Expression Atlases as a Tool to Understand Circadian Clocks and Skeletal Muscle Function.”
Research R121

2 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Dr. Alexander Bradley
Washington University in St. Louis

2 p.m.,Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Dr. James Birchler
University of Missouri - Columbia

2 p.m.,Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Dr. Randi Ulbricht
Missouri State University

2 p.m.,Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Dr. Beth Thompson
East Carolina University

2 p.m.,Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Dr. James Bashkin
University of Missouri - St. Louis

2 p.m.,Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Dr. Brian Miller
Florida State University

2 p.m.,Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Dr. Daniel Papaj
University of Arizona

2 p.m.,Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Brawn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2 p.m.,Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Dr. Xiao-Qiang (Sean) Yu
University of Missouri - Kansas City