Biology Seminar Series – Spring 2015

NOTE NEW SEMINAR LOCATION

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

UNC

Seagrasses, green turtles and marine conservation on a high latitude tropical Atlantic outpost, the Bermuda platform

Joe Luczkovich

29-Jan

David Bird

NCSU

Genetic and structural analyses reveal causal relationships between root-knot nematode and its host plant

Xiaoping Pan

5-Feb

Astrid Schnetzer

CSU

Protist diversity and plankton trophic dynamics: new insights using molecular approaches

David Kimmel

11-Feb

Matt MacManes

UNH

Understanding adaptive evolution in the desert rodent Peromyscus eremicus

Kyle Summers

12-Feb

Charlie Gersbach

Duke

Targeted genome and epigenome editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technologies

Yong Zhu

19-Feb

Ryan Emanuel

NCSU

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

Harvard

Unifying genome function and history in avian phylogeography and phylogenetics

Chris Balakrishnan

26-Mar

Biology Faculty Presentations
Elizabeth Ables/Joe Luczkovich

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


NCSU

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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