Biology Seminar Series - Fall 2018


Seminars on Thursdays at 4 pm to be held in Brewster C103. 

Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 pm   
                                                                                                                                                                                         
 

Week   No.

 
 

Date 

 
 

Speaker

 
 

Seminar   Title 

 
 

Department   Representative

 
 

1

 
 

Aug. 23

 
 

Elizabeth   Ables (Promotion Talk)

 
 

Developing   genetic models of infertility

 
 

Zhu

 
 

2

 
 

Sep. 30

 
 

Krista   McCoy (Promotion Talk)

 
 

Novel   Perspectives on Endocrine Disruption

 
 

McKinnon

 
 

3

 
 

Sep. 6

 
 

Kevin   McGraw

 
 

Sex   in the city: an urban ecological approach to studying a classic   honest-signaling system

 
 

McKinnon/

 

Balakirshnan

 
 

4

 
 

Sep. 13

 
 

Claudia   Jolls (Promotion Talk)

 
 

Living   on the Edge: Critical Knowledge for Conservation and Recovery of Rare Plants

 
 

TBD

 
 

5

 
 

Sep. 20

 
 

Alyson   Fleming UNC-Wilminton

 
 

Marine   Mammals as Historical Records and Sentinels of Climate Change.

 
 

Asch

 
 

6

 
 

Sep. 27

 
 

Kim   Hughes (FSU)

 
 

TBA

 
 

McKinnon

 
 

6.5

 
 

Sep. 28

 
 

Erich   Jarvis

 
 

Insights   from non-human animals into the neurobiology of spoken-language

 
 

Balakrishnan   & K. McCoy

 
 

7

 
 

Oct. 4

 
 

Michael   Anderson (Wake Forest)

 
 

Challenging   Ecological Paradigms: Insights from a Model Savanna Ecosystem

 
 

M.   McCoy

 
 

8

 
 

Oct. 11

 
 

Dereje   Jima CHHE and BRC at NCSU

 
 

Understanding   the genetics of lymphoma

 
 

K.   McCoy

 
 

9

 
 

Oct. 18

 
 

Carmen   Blubaugh Clemson University

 
 

Biodiversity   mediates top-down and bottom-up control of herbivores

 
 

M.   McCoy

 
 

10

 
 

Oct. 25

 
 

David   Reif NC State

 
 

High-throughput   screening for evidence of gene-environment interactions (GxE) in zebrafish

 
 

K.   McCoy

 
 

11

 
 

Nov. 1

 
 

John   Poulsen Duke University

 
 

The   role of big trees and megaherbivores for African tropical forest

 
 

M.   McCoy

 
 

11

 
 

Nov. 8

 
 

Pierre   Le Pabic UNCW

 
 

Scemama

 
 

12

 
 

Nov. 15

 
 

Possible   Job Candidate?

 
 

13

 
 

Nov. 22

 
 

Thanksgiving

 
 

14

 
 

Nov. 29

 
 

Mercedes   Burns University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 
 

Brewer

 
 

14.5

 
 

Dec. 4

 
 

Prof. Liangbiao Chen

 
 

Genomic   bases for adaptive radiation in the freezing Southern Ocean as learned from   the genomes of the notothenioid fish.

 
 

McKinnon

 
 

15

 
 

Dec. 6

 
 

Jamie   Bojko, University of Florida

 
 

Invasive   and Non-Native Amphipod Invasions in the UK: A Disease Perspective

 
 

Blakeslee

 
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