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 2013
Dr. Mike Ryan Presents:
Tuesday March 26th, 2013 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118
Sexual selection favors the evolution of traits that enhance the attractiveness of males to females. Attractiveness depends on perception. We have been studying various aspects of the neural and cognitive systems of frogs that bias what traits they find attractive, and thus drive the evolution of diversity under sexual selection.
Plasticity in early olfactory processing in the brain and its role in analyzing complex natural odors
Dr. Brian Smith Presents:
Thursday March 28th, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Yates Hall 206
Dr. Brian Smith, Biology Chair Candidate Research Seminar.
Dr. Mike Antolin Presents:
Monday April 1st, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Yates Hall 206
Dr. Mike Antolin, Biology Chair Candidate Research Seminar.
Dr. Janet Braam Presents:
Thursday April 4th, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Yates Hall 206
Dr. Janet Braam, Biology Chair Candidate Research Seminar.
You light up my life: How a luminous bacterium-squid association can help decipher the evolutionary mechanisms involved in shaping beneficial associations
Dr. Michele Nishiguchi Presents:
Monday April 8th, 2013 at 9:00 AM in Yates Hall 206
Dr. Michele Nishiguchi, Biology Chair Candidate Research Seminar.
Dr. Cris Argueso Presents:
Tuesday April 30th, 2013 at 4:00 PM in Anatomy/Zoology Building W118
POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2013 Plants, like all other organisms, need to assess and adapt to constant environmental changes throughout their life cycle. Defense responses to pathogens redirect cellular resources normally used in growth-related processes to the production of secondary metabolites, cell wall reinforcements and production of antimicrobial proteins. Immunity activation is therefore energetically costly, and [...]