College of Science & Engineering

Seminar List

     **BIOLOGY SEMINARS ARE HELD IN BI 234 AT 4:00 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED**

Fall 2018

Date

Title

Name

Affiliation

09/26/18

Biodegradable plastics in soils: solution or pollution?

Marion Brodhagen, PhD

Associate Professor,
Biology Department, WWU

09/28/18

Plasticity: responding to inevitable change

Lynn Pillitteri, PhD

Associate Professor,
Biology Department, WWU

10/03/18

Local adaptation to abiotic stress and its potential for adaptive introgression in an invasive species

Dietmar Schwarz, PhD

Associate Professor,
Biology Department, WWU

10/05/18

Thinking about thinking: studies in worms and with student researchers

Lina Dahlberg, PhD

Associate Professor,
Biology Department, WWU

10/10/18

Eco-Evo-Devo! The relationship between environment, evolution and development in amphibians

Brandon Bellengee, PhD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

10/17/18

What Can Flies Tell Us About Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

Kevin Hope, PhD Candidate

Department of Neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

10/23/18

Phase I Advising Session

10/24/18

Exploring Huntington's Nuclear Roles

Jeff Carroll, PhD

Professor, Psychology Department, WWU

10/31/18

Phase II Advancement Workshop

11/07/18

Understanding Bat Anatomy and Functional Morphology using High-resolution, Micro-CT Scanning

Abigail Curtis, PhD

Department of Biology, University of Washington

11/14/18

Capturing an Emerging Invasion: Volunteers, Researchers, and Managers Team Up in the Hunt for European Green Crab in the Salish Sea Emily Grason, PhD

Washington Sea Grant, College of the Environment, University of Washington

11/28/18

Impacts of Sex-Specific Demography on a Declining Penguin Population Natasha Gownaris

Research Associate, Biology Department, University of Washington

12/05/18

Was Mammalian Diversity Suppressed During the Age of Dinosaurs? David Grossnickle Biology Department, University of Washington

 

Winter 2019

Date

Title

Name

Affiliation

01/09/19

Gene and Cell Therapy: Targeting Cancer and Targeting the Genome

Aric G. Colunga, PhD

Senior Fellow, Department of Medicine, University of Washington

01/16/19

Sonicating Bees Demonstrate Flexible Pollen Extraction Without Instrumental Learning

Callin Switzer, PhD

Biology Department, University of Washington

01/23/19

The Evolution and Development of Jaw Protrusion in Fishes

Jim Cooper, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

01/30/19

Marine Science Forum

 

 

02/06/19

General vs. Gene-Specific Functions of the Core Transcriptional Machinery

Maria Aristizabal, PhD

Microbiology Department, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

2/12/19 Phase I Advising Workshop

02/20/19

Phase II Advancement Workshop

03/06/19

What skills do biology majors need for success in modern careers? Using a collaborative approach to define the essential set  Alexa Clemmons, PhD Biology Department, University of Washington

03/13/19

It's Not Rocket Science: Complicated Situations in Conservation

Andrea S. Thorpe, PhD

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

 

Spring 2019

Date

Title

Name

Affiliation

04/03/19

Control of stem cell fate: Insights into body plan

Hardick Gala, PhD

Post-doctoral scholar, Biology Department, University of Washington

04/10/19

A repeat expansion in ALS and Evolution

Meredith Course, PhD

Post-doctoral scholar, Biology Department, University of Washington

04/16/19

Phase I Advising Session

04/17/19

Group living--causes and consequences.  Lessons from the biology of social spiders

Leticia Aviles, PhD

Post-doctoral scholar, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

04/24/19

Phase II Advancement Workshop

05/01/19

Pharmacogenomics in Indigenous Populations

Katrina Claw, PhD

Research Associate in Pharmaceutics, University of Washington

05/08/19

Graduate School Workshop

05/15/19

Discussion on Cultivating Inclusive Research Environments in Biology

05/22/19

Synchronization of Mitochondrial and Cytosolic Translation Programs

Mary Couvillion, PhD

Founder of Juggling Genomes 

05/29/19

Regulation of Receptor Mobility and Spatial Organization in B Cell Activation

Libin Abraham, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia

06/05/19

Synthetic Host Defense Peptides to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

Evan Haney, PhD Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of British Columbia