Current Seminars

Here you can see all of the Department of Biology’s seminars for this semester. You may view archived seminars for past years by selecting “Seminar Archives” at the bottom.

Seminar Schedule for Spring 2016

Plant disease resistance mechanisms: Two stories

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Dr. Andrew Bent Presents:

Tuesday February 23rd, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Although some widely used paradigms have been identified, plant disease resistance operates by a multitude of mechanisms.  We have been studying the unique mechanisms of resistance to the most damaging disease of soybean, caused by soybean cyst nematode.  We found that the most useful resistance to SCN, which is present in many of the most […]

Diversifying Academia

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Dr. Ruth Hufbauer Presents:

Tuesday March 8th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

The study of complex systems: Insights into the human vaginal microbiome

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Dr. Zaid Abdo Presents:

Tuesday March 29th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

There is an estimated 10 fold more microbial cells within the human body than human cells, with an estimated 100 fold more genes than ours. Recent studies have shown strong associations between the human microbiome and the state of health and disease. Here, we study the temporal dynamics of the vaginal microbiome. We evaluate factors […]

TBA – ecosystem dynamics

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Dr. Ben Poulter Presents:

Tuesday April 5th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Top-down then bottom-up: how microhabitat and agriculture change microbial activity to alter global greenhouse gas and nutrient cycles **PhD Seminar**

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Soon-to-be-Dr. Paul Brewer Presents:

Wednesday April 6th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Yates 206

TBA – genomics of adaptive radiation

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Dr. Katie Wagner Presents:

Tuesday April 12th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Patterns and controls of greenhouse gas production, transportation, and consumption in small streams **PhD seminar**

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Soon-to-be-Dr. Sam Dunn Presents:

Wednesday April 13th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Yates 206

Evolutionary dynamics of northern Colorado mule deer with endemic chronic wasting disease **PhD Seminar**

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Soon-to-be-Dr. Nathan Galloway Presents:

Tuesday April 19th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Examining students’ systems thinking in a natural resources management capstone class **PhD Seminar**

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Aramati Casper Presents:

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Yates 206

The evolution of genome complexity in the bacterial endosymbionts of cicadas

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Dr. John McCutcheon Presents:

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Comparative genomics from mitochondria, plastids, and mutualistic endosymbiotic bacteria has shown that the stable establishment of a bacterium in a host cell results in genome reduction. Although many highly reduced genomes from endosymbiotic bacteria are stable in gene content and genome structure, organelle genomes are sometimes characterized by dramatic structural diversity. Previous results from Hodgkinia, […]

Adaptive divergence despite gene flow across elevational gradients in a poison frog

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Soon-to-be-Dr. Monica Paez Presents:

Tuesday May 3rd, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

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