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

 

Craig Lowe
Duke University
 

Fishing for the genetic basis of vertebrate diversity and human disease

 

McKinnon
 

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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