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Seminar Series 2007-2008

Fall Quarter
Date
Speaker
Title Host
Sep 27
Anurag Agrawal
Dept Eco Evo
Cornell U
Merging community and evolutionary approaches to
predicting patterns of herbivory

http://www.eeb.cornell.edu/agrawal/index.html
Fishbein
mfish at pdx.edu
5-3872
Oct 04
No seminar

Oct 09* Andrew Schuerger
Dept Plant Path
U Florida
Survival of Terrestrial Microorganisms in Simulated Mars Environments: Implications for Aerial Transport of Pathogens in Earth's Atmosphere
http://plantpath.ifas.ufl.edu/People/Faculty/Schuerger/Schuergercv.htm
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
5-3253
Oct 18 George Wittemyer
Dept of ESPM
UC Berkeley
Where Relatedness and Sociality Diverge: Factors Driving Hierarchical Social Organization in African Elephants
http://nature.berkeley.edu/~georgew/index.htm
Cruzan/ Ruedas
cruzan at pdx.edu
5-8391
Oct 26*
SB1 rm107
Jan
Zinck

Dept of Pathology
Stanford U
From Networking to Networks: As the Bat Flies
http://www.biology.pdx.edu/people/adjunct.php
Duffield
duffieldd at pdx.edu
5-4078
Nov 01 Dee
Denver
Dept of Biology
Oregon State U
Roles of mutation and natural selection in shaping nematode genome evolution
  http://denverlab.science.oregonstate.edu/
Estes
estess at pdx.edu
5-8782
Nov 08 Valerian
Dolja

Bot & Plant Path
Oregon State U
A unifying concept of virus origin derived from comparative genomics
http://www.cgrb.oregonstate.edu/faculty/dolja
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
5-3253
Nov 15 David
Carlon

Dept Zoology
 U Hawaii
Testing the model of ecological speciation in tropical reef corals
http://www.hawaii.edu/zoology/faculty/carlon.htm
Eppley
eppley at pdx.edu
5-8986
Nov 22 No Seminar
Thanksgiving Break

Nov 29 Kevin Grove
Neurosciences
Primate Res Cen
OHSU
Maternal Obesity and Fetal Lipotoxicity
in the Nonhuman Primate

http://onprc.ohsu.edu/discovery/dspScientistsItem.cfm?doc_id=200
Williams
willisar at ohsu.edu
970-1313

*Special Time and Date

Winter Quarter
Date
Speaker
Title Host
Jan 10
Trish Schulte
Dept of Zoology
U British Columbia
From molecules to behavior: an integrated approach to studying physiological adaptation in fish embryo
  http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/zoology/z/schulte/
Podrabsky
podrabsj at pdx.edu
5-5772
Jan 17 Janis Shampay
Dept Biology
Reed College

Frog telomeres:  Not the end of the story
  http://academic.reed.edu/biology/professors/jshampay/index.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
5-3866
Jan 24 Bruce Bowerman
Dept of Molbiol
U Oregon
Cell Division and Cell Polarity in the early C. elegans embryo
  http://www.molbio.uoregon.edu/facres/bowerman.php
Estes
estess at pdx.edu
5-8782
Jan 31 Dave Lytle
Dept Zoology
Oregon State U
Flash floods, epic droughts, and the evolutionary ecology of aquatic insects
  http://www.science.oregonstate.edu/lytlelab/
Masta
smata at pdx.edu
5-8505
Feb 07 John Hayes
Dept Env & Molec Tox
Oregon State U
Genomic Stability and Somatic Mutation in Plants
  http://emt.oregonstate.edu/faculty/hays.htm
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
5-3866
Feb 14 Mitchell Turker
 
Molec & Medic Genet
OHSU
Age-related accumulation of mutations: differences in gender and tissue types
  http://www.ohsu.edu/croet/faculty/turker/
Bartlett
micb at pdx.edu
5-3858
Feb 21 Eric Forsman
Dept Fish & Wildlife
Oregon State U
Barred Owls, Spotted Owls and the Northwest Forest Plan
  http://outreach.forestry.oregonstate.edu/nwforestplan/bios/forsmanbio.htm
Murphy
murphym at pdx.edu
5-8734
Feb 28 Nancy Maizels
Dept Immunology
 
U of Washington
Evolution in Real Time: Immunoglobulin Gene Diversification
  http://depts.washington.edu/immunweb/faculty/profiles/maizels.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
5-3866
Mar 06
David Dalton
Dept Biology
Reed College
Nitrogen fixation and oxygen toxicity in plants
  http://academic.reed.edu/biology/professors/ddalton/index.html
Rosenstiel
rosensti at pdx.edu
5-4238
Mar 13
Jose de la Torre
Dept Civil & Env Eng
 
U of Washington
From the Deep Sea to Yellowstone Hot Springs: Physiology, Diversity and Distribution of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea
  http://stahl.ce.washington.edu/staff/current/jose3rd.html
Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
5-3864



Spring Quarter
Date
Speaker
Title Host
Apr 03
Bryan Kolaczkowski
Dept Biology
  U Oregon
How do Genes Evolve? Inferring Accurate Evolutionary Information
http://evodevo.uoregon.edu/people/Kolaczkowski.html
Fishbein
mfish at pdx.edu
5-3872
Apr 10 Peter Kennedy
Dept Biology
Lewis & Clark
College
Mycorrhizal impacts on plant-plant interactions
  http://plantbio.berkeley.edu/~bruns/people/pk.html
Rosenstiel
rosensti at pdx.edu
5-4238
Apr 17 Jo-Ann Mellish
Alaska SeaLife Ctr
 U Alaska
Alaska to Antarctica: adaptations in seals and the scientists that study them
http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/directory/faculty/mellish/index.html
Buckley
bbuckley at pdx.edu
5-4239
Apr 24 Joseph Needoba
  
Env & Biomed Sys
Oregon Grad Inst

New methods for coastal biogeochemical research:  in situ sensors and coastal ocean observatories
  http://ogi.edu/people/dsp_person.cfm?person_id=D6DCB09E-9AD8-0F35-56E9D2AB9204AC78
Bartlett
micb at pdx.edu
5-3858
May 01
James Ford
Dept Oncology
Stanford U

p53 and BRCA1: dualing roles in DNA repair and apoptosis
  http://jamesfordlab.stanford.edu/index.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
5-3866
May 08 Donald Sodora
Seatlle Biomedical
Research Inst

Understanding the benign nature of SIV infection in natural hosts
  http://www.sbri.org/research/sodora_bio.asp
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
5-3866
May 09* George Poinar
Bot & Plant Path
Oregon State U
Finding ancient life in amber
http://oregonstate.edu/home/stories/poinar.html
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
5-3253
May 15 David Jones
Dept Zoology
U British Columbia

Necrophysiological determination of blood pressure in fishes allows insights into evo-physio
  http://www.zoology.ubc.ca/person/jones
Hillman
hillmas at pdx.edu
5-3866
May 22 Angel Islas
Dept Biology
Santa Clara U
Tying Up Loose Ends: Polymerase End-Joining
  http://www.scu.edu/cas/biology/staffandfaculty/Angel-Islas.cfm
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
5-3866
May 23* Rachel Whitaker
Dept Microbiol
  U Ill Uban-Cham
Genome dynamics in local populations of Sulfolobus and its viruses
http://www.life.uiuc.edu/micro/faculty/faculty_whitaker.htm
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
5-3253
May 29 Chad Tillberg
Dept Biology
Linfield College

The ecology of invasive Argentine ants in their native and introduced range
  http://www.linfield.edu/bio/faculty_detail.php?id=436
Masta
smata at pdx.edu
5-8505
Jun 05
Tony DeTomaso
Dept of Pathology
Stanford U
Allorecognition and pluripotent stem cells in the marine tunicate, Botryllus schlosseri
http://detomaso.stanford.edu/
Buckley
bbuckley at pdx.edu
5-4239


Student Thesis Defense Seminars
Date and Time
Speaker
Title
Mentor
Mar 14, 2:00PM
SB2 Rm223
Jenny McKay
MS
AN ANALYSIS OF PARENTAL CARE IN SPOTTED TOWHEE POPULATIONS LOCATED IN URBAN GREENSPACES
Murphy
murphym at pdx.edu
5-8734
Apr 14, 3:30PM
SB2 Rm223
Nathan Cooper
MS
Life history evolution in the Eastern Kingbird
Murphy
murphym at pdx.edu
5-8734
May 08, 5:00PM
SB2 RM223
Andrew Imrie
MS
Effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetics of the Northern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus Ruedas
micb at pdx.edu
5-3858
May 09, 9:30AM
Clay RM102
Antoine Page
PhD
Microbial Colonization of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Chimneys
Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
5-3864
May 09, 3:00PM
SB2 RM101
Julia Kottmeier
MS
Transcription Efficiency of Alternative Transcription Factor B at Temerature Sensitive Promoters Bartlett
micb at pdx.edu
5-3858
May 13, 3:00PM
SB2 RM223
Ksenia Everton
MS
Cardioprotection is mediated through mitochondrial ATP-sensitive potassium channel and not through the inhibition of Succinate Dehydrogenase Garlid
garlid at pdx.edu
5-8969
May 28, 9:00AM
Cramer RM250
Margaret Parks
MS
Phylogeny of New World Milkweed Vines (Apocynaceae, Gonolobinae)
Fishbein
mfish at pdx.edu
5-3872
Jun 09, 1:00PM
SB2 Rm223
Sarah B Smith
PhD
The Reproductive and Conservation Biology of the Spotted Towhee in Urban Forest Fragments
Murphy
murphym at pdx.edu
5-8734