Biology Department Approved Seminars

Spring 2014:

Tuesday, January 14
Dr. Michael Bryson
Writing the Urban Landscape: Literature, Environmental Studies, and the Sustainable Future of Cities
Pickle Lounge, 12:00-1:00

Thursday, January 16
Dr. Valerie Banschbach
Ants as Bioindicators: Monitoring Forests Restoration in Vermont and Assessing Impacts of Organic Agriculture in Uttarakhand, India
Lucas 127, 4:30pm

Monday, January 20
Dr. David Benson
Move, Adapt, or Die: Hoe the alpine specialist species, white-tailed ptarmigan, is reacting to changing climate in Glacier National Park, Montana
West 117, 4:30pm

Tuesday, January 28
Dr. Ryan Huish
The role of medical ethnobotany in drug discovery: A case study from the South Pacific
Massengill, 7pm

Tuesday, Feb. 11
Reconstructing Buttercup: from Bone Fragments to a Skull
By Dr. Alton Dooley Virginia Museum of Natural History
Massengill, 6:30pm

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Documentary  "Vanishing of the Bee" to follow
Massengill, 7pm

Thursday, Feb. 13
"When Natural Selection Gets Sneaky: Altruism, Suicide, and Evolution"
Massengill, 7pm

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Dr. Vince Klink A functional developmental genomics analysis of plant resistance
Massengill, 7pm

Friday, Feb. 21
Dr. Deborah Aruguete, Program Director from the National Science Foundation, will present a candid story of her own "atypical" professional journey.
Massengill, 3:30pm

Friday, March 14
"The molecular chaperone Hsp90 is required for cell cycle exit" by
Dr. Jennifer Bandura, Candidate for Visiting Assistant Professor
Massengill, 3:00pm

Monday, March 17
"Uncovering Key Regulators of Apical Polarity in Zebrafish: A Forward Genetics Approach" by
Dr. Sean Ryan, Candidate for Visiting Assistant Professor
Trexler 372, 4:00pm

Monday,  March 24
Dr. Jenifer Walke, Candidate for Visiting Assistant Professor
Trexler 372, 4:00pm

Wednesday, March 26
Dr. Brenna Traver, Candidate for Visiting Assistant Professor
Trexler 372, 6:00pm

Thursday, April 10
A Roanoke College Biology Degree and the Journey to Life as a Freshwater Biologist at the VADEQ
Drew Miller Class of 1998
Massengill, 7:00pm

Thursday, April 10
Kelsey Greene Thesis Defense  "The Identification of Core Histone Variants in the Coprinopsis cinerea Genome"
Life Science 402, 1:30pm

Friday, April 11
Showcase of Experiential Learning, Research & Creativity
Fintel Library, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Monday, April 14
Adam Lachappelle Thesis Defense "Critical Timing in Estrogen Exposure and its Effect on Craniofacial Chondrogenesis in Danio rerio"
Life Science 410, 2:15pm

Monday, April 14
Steph Clements Senior Defense "The Consequences of Diversity on Ecosystem Stability: Testing Elton in Microcosms"
Life Science 402, 2:20 p.m.

Thursday, April 17
Tyler Barnes Thesis Defense "vitellogenin1 in Embryonic Zebrafish as a Bioindicator to Detect Estrogenic Compounds within the Roanoke River"
Life Science 410, 10:30am

Thursday, April 17
Madhura Chitnavis Thesis Defense "Characterizing LTR retrotransposons in the Basidiomycete Fungus, Coprinopsis cinerea"
Life Science 402, 1:00pm

Monday, April 21
Marguerite Ballou Thesis Defense "Impact of Mead Westvaco on Microbial Communities in the Jackson River"
Life Science 410, 9:15am
Thursday, April 24
Pati McGahern Thesis Defense "The distribution of hydrostatic pressure in the infrabranchial sinus of the lobster, Homarus americanus"
Life Science 410, 4:00pm


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