Seminar List

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

Spring 2018

Date

Title

Name

Affiliation

04/04/18

Weeding out diversity in STEM:
lessons learned from fifteen years of retrospective data and a meta-analysis of student achievement in active learning classrooms

Ellie Theobald, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Washington

04/11/18

Nuclear armageddon: how the nucleus averts protein aggregation

Richard Gardner, PhD

Professor, Biology, University of Washington

04/18/18

Fisheries Induced Evolution in Black Basses

John Hargrove, PhD

University of Florida, Fisheries Research Unit

04/25/18

Phase II Advancement Session for Biology Majors

05/02/18

Ecological and evolutionary responses to changing environments

Michelle Tseng, PhD

Biodiversity Research Centre, Botany and Zoology, University of British Columbia

05/09/18

Escaping predators: from a hair’s breadth to a continent’s width

Ronald Yedenberg, PhD

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Director, Centre for Wildlife Ecology Simon Fraser University

05/16/18

Function over Form:  Buying Time for Ecosystems in a Warmer World

Dave Peterson, PhD

Professor, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington

05/23/18

Evolution and diversification of the Lamioid mints (Lamicaeae) Tilottama Roy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Missouri Western State University

05/30/18

Species interactions, resource landscapes, and the maintenance of diverse communities Leithen M’Gonigle, PhD

Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University

06/06/18

Celebrating our Graduate Students  

 

 

Fall 2017

Date

Title

Name

Affiliation

09/20/17

 

 

 

09/27/17

From Mountains to Ocean: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Diversity in Local Microeukaryote Communities 

Robin Kodner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Western Washington University

10/04/17

The roles of scaling and morphological evolution in the ecological diversification of bats

Sharlene E. Santana, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington

10/11/17

The Replicant Next Door–the New Genetics and What It Means to You

David Sherman, PhD

Center for Infection Disease

10/18/17

Looking for black and white in the grey: quantifying traits in invasive insects to predict the next high-impact invasion

Patrick Tobin, PhD

Associate Professor, Disturbance Ecology, University of Washington

10/25/17

 

 

 

11/01/17

Phase II Advancement Session for Biology Majors

11/13/17*

Mitosis meets the mitochondria

Laura Diaz-Martinez, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso, Biology Faculty Candidate

11/15/17

From corpses to cancer: mechanisms of engulfment

Adam Williamson, PhD

CRI-Irvington Postdoc Fellow, University of California San Francisco, Biology Faculty Candidate

11/20/17*

All roads lead to the cilium: quantitative microscopy reveals new insights into the process of cilia formation Nick Galati, PhD NRSA Postdoc Fellow, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Biology Faculty Candidate

11/22/17

 

 

 

11/29/17
 
   
12/06/17

 

   

 

Winter 2018

Date

Title

Name

Affiliation

01/10/18

The Dynamics of Catastrophic Nuclear Failures and Recovery in Aging Yeast

Matthew Crane, PhD

Postdoc, Bioengineering, Systems Biology, University of Washington

01/17/18

The Dog Aging Project: Dogs as Models for Aging in Humans

Silvan Urfer, PhD

Postdoc, Animal Behavior, University of Washington

01/24/18

Life in the Trenches, the Biology of the Planet's Deepest-Living Fishes

Mackenzie
Gerringer, PhD

Postdoc, Fish Biology, University of Washington

01/31/18

Global Public Health – Microarray Patches (MAPs) for Vaccine and Essential Medicine Delivery Darin Zehrung, PhD Program Advisor, Portfolio Leader Vaccine and Pharmaceutical Delivery Technologies, PATH

02/07/18

HIV protection in the fast lane: Exploring how rare HIV antibodies develop

Laura Noges, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

02/14/18

Phase II Advancement Session for Biology Majors

02/21/18

Statistical Functions in the Drug Development Process Henry Chu, MS Bellingham, WA

02/28/18

How unmotivated worms can help us understand diabetes

Irini Topalidou, PhD

Biochemistry, University of Washington

03/07/18

Multi-input chemical control over cellular processes with computationally designed proteins

Glenna Foight, PhD

Postdoc, Chemistry/Biochemistry, University of Washington

03/14/18

The structure and function of animal microbiomes – Who’s there, and what are they doing? Jenifer Walke, PhD

Microbiology, Eastern Washington University

*Monday seminar. Please see event details for location.