Biology Seminar Series – Spring 2015


Seminars on Thursdays at 4 pm in Science and Technology room C-209

Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:30 pm

Date Speaker Seminar Title Department Representative
22-Jan Jud Kenworthy
Seagrasses, green turtles and marine conservation on a high latitude tropical Atlantic outpost, the Bermuda platform Joe Luczkovich
29-Jan David Bird
Genetic and structural analyses reveal causal relationships between root-knot nematode and its host plant Xiaoping Pan
5-Feb Astrid Schnetzer
Protist diversity and plankton trophic dynamics: new insights using molecular approaches David Kimmel
11-Feb Matt MacManes
Understanding adaptive evolution in the desert rodent Peromyscus eremicus Kyle Summers
12-Feb Charlie Gersbach
Targeted genome and epigenome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technologies Yong Zhu
19-Feb Ryan Emanuel
The intersection of vegetation organization and watershed topology: ecohydrologic imprints on runoff generation and biogeochemical fluxes in forested headwaters Marcelo Ardon-Sayao
25-Feb Mike Ryan
UT Austin
Burroughs Welcome Public Lecture Strange attractions: The nature & neuroscience of sexual beauty Kyle Summers/
Krista McCoy
26-Feb Mike Ryan
UT Austin
Burroughs Wellcome Research Seminar: Cognitive biases drive sexual selection in tungara frogs Kyle Summers/
Krista McCoy
20-Mar Scott Edwards
NSF program director
Special NSF Seminar Funding opportunities in biology at NSF: a perspective from the Division of Biological Infrastructure Chris Balakrishnan
20-Mar Scott Edwards
Unifying genome function and history in avian phylogeography and phylogenetics Chris Balakrishnan
26-Mar Karin Limburg
The Other Biogeochemistry: Otoliths and their use to reconstruct the lives of fishes Roger Rulifson
2-Apr Scott Ensign
Aquatic Analysis
and Consulting, LLC
Tidal freshwater ecosystems: environmental and ecological processes at the front lines of sea level rise Marcelo Ardon-Sayao
9-Apr Mazhar Adli
U of Virginia
Understanding and improving CRISPR/Cas9 targeting specificity Yong Zhu
16-Apr Tzung-Fu Hsieh
Epigenetic reprogramming during plant reproduction by DME-mediated active DNA demethylation Yiping Qi
23-Apr TBA Earth Day Heather Vance-Chalcraft

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