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Seminar Series 2011-2012

 

 

 

Thursdays at noon

Science Building 2 Rm 223

 

Fall 2011

* denotes special day or time

Date Speaker Title Host
September 29 Georgiana Purdy
Dept Mol Micro & Imm
Oregon Health Sci Univ
Taking Out TB: Lysosomal Trafficking and Mycobactericidal Ubiquitin-Derived Peptides
http://www.ohsu.edu/microbiology/purdy.shtml
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
October 06 Stefanie Kautz
Field Museum of Natural History
Chicago
How mutualisms shape the world of ants
http://www.moreaulab.org/Stefanie_Kautz.html
Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
725-3864
October 21* Peter Byers
Dept of Pathology
Univ Washington
ALUMNI NIGHT LECTURE
Identifying the Cause of Connective Tissue Disease: the pieces are coming together
http://www.pathology.washington.edu/faculty/profile?id=79
Newman
newmanl at pdx.edu
725-8757
October 27 William B. Davis
Dept Vet Med
Washington St Univ
Unexpected Roles for Histone H2A in DNA Repair, Replication, and Silencing in Yeast
http://www.smb.wsu.edu/faculty/davis/index.html
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
725-3253
November 03 Anne Danielson-Francois
Dept Nat Sci
Univ Michigan-Dearborn
Sperm competition in spiders: lessons from morphological and behavioral data
http://www-personal.umd.umich.edu/~danfranc/
Masta
smasta at pdx.edu
725-8505
November 10 Sarah Schaack
Dept Biol
Reed College
The Mobilome-- the most dynamic and exciting portion of the genome
https://sites.google.com/site/schaackwork/
Estes
estes at pdx.edu
725-8782
November 17 Holly Simon
Envir & Biomol Ssytems
OHSU
Characterization of Archaeal Assemblages in the Columbia River Coastal Margin
http://www.ebs.ogi.edu/simonh/
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
725-3253
November 24 No seminar Thanksgiving Break  
December 01 Margaret Sedensky
NW Mitchondrial Res Guild
Seattle Children's Res Inst
Worms as a model for mitochondrial function and, surprisingly, the phenomenon of anesthesia
http://www.nwmito-research.org/doctors.jsp#sedensky/
Estes
estes at pdx.edu
725-8782

 

Winter 2012

Date Speaker Title Host
January 24 Andrew Esbaugh
Env Phys Tox
Univ Miami
Evolution of carbon dioxide transport and impacts of a changing environment
http://yyy.rsmas.miami.edu/groups/grosell/people.htm
Podrabsky
pdrabsj at pdx.edu
725-5772
January 26 Jay Hove
Dept Mol Cell Phys
Univ Cincinnati
Going With the Flow: How Biofluids Shape Living Systems
http://www.med.uc.edu/physiology/FACULTY_hove-jay.htm
Podrabsky
pdrabsj at pdx.edu
725-5772
January 31 Carol Bucking
Comp Phys
Univ Ottawa
The guts of the matter: The integral role of digestion in fish homeostasis
http://www.compphys.uottawa.ca/index.php?/Walsh/Personnel/
Podrabsky
pdrabsj at pdx.edu
725-5772
February 02 Kim Brown
Brigham Women's Hospital
Harvard Univ
Genomic Effects of Environmental Estrogens
http://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/profiles/profile/person/19034
Podrabsky
pdrabsj at pdx.edu
725-5772
February 07 Rahul Raghavan
Dept Eco Evo Bio
Yale Univ
Non-Coding RNAs in Bacteria
http://www.yale.edu/ochman/PERS/raghavan.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
February 09   Rachel Whitaker
Dept Micro
Univ Ill Urbana- Champaign
A genomic view of evolutionary dynamics in microbial island populations
http://mcb.illinois.edu/faculty/profile/1544
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
February 14 Jeffrey Gardner
Great Lakes Bioenergy Res Ctr
Univ Wisc-Madison
Genetic and Genomic Approaches to Study Plant Cell Wall Degradation in Bacteria
http://sim.confex.com/sim/32nd/webprogram/Person13431.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
February 16 Rachael Morgan-Kiss
Microbiology
Miami Univ - OH
Ecophysiology of microbial eukaryotes in Antarctic ice-covered lakes: from the field to the lab
http://microbiology.muohio.edu/people/morgan-kiss.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
February 22 Ian Hewson
Dept Micro
Cornell Univ
Foe or friend? New perspectives on aquatic viral diversity and roles in host ecology enabled by community genomics
http://microbe.calsnet.cornell.edu/~hewsonlab/
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
February 23 Christopher Matthews
Dept Biochem
Oregon State Univ
Precursor biosynthesis for mitochondrial DNA replication
http://biochem.science.oregonstate.edu/people/christopher-k-mathews
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
March 01 Becky Vega-Thurber
Microbiology
Oregon St Univ
Viruses of Tropical Stony Corals
http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/node/182
Buckley
bbuckley at pdx.edu
725-4239
March 08 Martin Lawrence
Biol Dept
Montana St Univ
Structural Genomics of Archaeal Viruses
http://www.chemistry.montana.edu/people/person.php?id=31
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
725-3253
March 14* SRTC150 Victor Raboy
Research Geneticist
USDA-ARS
Biology of Seed Phosphate and Inositol Phosphates
http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=4561
Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
725-3864
March 15 Jennifer Loftis
Dept Behav Neurosci
Oregon Health Sci Univ
Glial cell activation and the innate immune system in substance use disorders: from basic research to clinical application
http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/schools/school-of-medicine/departments/basic-science-departments/behn/people/loftis.cfm
Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
725-3864

 

Spring 2012

Date Speaker Title Host
April 05 TBA TBA TBA
April 12 Robert Guralnick
Dept Eco Evo Bio
Univ CO, Boulder
Species Response to Environmental Changes
http://sites.google.com/site/robgur/
Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
725-3864
April 19 Janneke Hille Ris Lambers
Dept Biology
Univ Washington
Life on the Edge: the Impacts of Climate Change on Range Limits
http://protist.biology.washington.edu/oikos/
Eppley
eppley at pdx.edu
725-8986
April 26 Steve Haddock
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Research Institute
deep-sea gelatinous zooplankton
http://www.mbari.org/staff/haddock/
Reysenbach and Lindgren
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
725-3864
May 03

John McCutcheon

University of Montana

Extreme genome reduction in endosymbionts of insects: walking the line between bacteria and organelles

http://mccutcheonlab.dbs.umt.edu/

Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
725-3864

CANCELLED

May 10

CANCELLED

Peter Wimberger
Dept Biology
Univ Puget Sound

Mystery of the Ice Worm Cocktail: Phylogeography of Ice Worms in the Pacific Northwest
http://www.pugetsound.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/undergraduate/biology/research/faculty-research/peter-wimberger/
Masta
smasta at pdx.edu
725-8505
May 17 Edward Kipreos
Dept Cell Biol
Univ Georgia
Cullin/RING finger complexes
http://cellbio.uga.edu/people/kipreos.html
Singer
jsinger at pdx.edu
725-8742
May 24 Elizabeth Perry
Dept Biology
Univ Oregon
Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of microbial communities
http://biology.uoregon.edu/people/green/people.html
Estes
estess at pdx.edu
725-8782
May 31 Jason Merwin
Dept Biol
Lewis and Clark College
Ribosome Biogenesis
http://legacy.lclark.edu/%7Ejmerwin/bio200home.htm
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
June 07 Rodney Rothstein
Dept Genet and Dev
Columbia Univ
Exploring the Cellular Response to DNA Damage
http://www.rothsteinlab.com/
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866

 

 

 

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2012-2013 Academic Year

 

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Fall 2012

 

 

Date Speaker Title Host
September 27 Jeremiah Busch 
Washington State University

The origin and loss of diversity at the S-locus in Brassicaceae

 http://sbs.wsu.edu/faculty/?faculty/148

Eppley
eppley at pdx.edu
725-8986
October 04 Bitty Roy
Center for Ecology & Evolution
University of Oregon
Perceptual bias in mimicry
http://ceeb.uoregon.edu/faculty_pages/Roy/
Eppley
eppley at pdx.edu
725-8986
October 11 TBA TBA TBA
October 19* Don Ennis
Dept Biology 
University of Louisiana

ALUMNI NIGHT LECTURE

http://biology.ucs.louisiana.edu/content/don-ennis

Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
October 25 Christopher Taylor
US Fish & Wildlife 
Abernathy Fish Technology Center
Hatchery fish gone wild: ecological implications of developing a native steelhead broodstock 
http://www.fws.gov/aftc/index.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx.edu
725-3866
November 1 Forest Rohwer
Dept Biology 
SDSU
Viruses, viruses eveywhere 
http://coralandphage.org/
Stedman
kstedman at pdx.edu
725-3253
November 8 Loren Resiesberg
Dept Botany
UBC
TBA

http://www3.botany.ubc.ca/rieseberglab/

Eppley
eppley at pdx.edu
725-8986
November 15

Annie Lindgren
Dept Biology 
Portland State

TBA Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx.edu
725-3864   
November 22 No seminar Thanksgiving Break   
November 29

 

Scott Nuismer
Dept Biology 
University of Idaho

 

TBA
http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~snuismer/Nuismer_Lab/

Estes
estes at pdx.edu
   725-8782           

 

Winter 2013

Date Speaker Title Host
January 10 TBA TBA TBA
January 17 Andrew T Smith
School of Life Sciences 
Arizona State University
A tale of two pikas: behavior, ecology, and conservation of Asian Plateau and American pikas   
http://sols.asu.edu/people/faculty/asmith.php

Ruedas
ruedas at pdx.edu
725-9526
January 24 TBA 

TBA  TBA
January 31   Peter Kennedy
Lewis and Clark

Revisiting the specificity paradigm of Alnus-associated ectomycorrhizal fungal communities

 http://college.lclark.edu/labs/kennedy/

Rosenstiel

rosensti@pdx.edu

February 07 TBA TBA TBA
February 14 TBA TBA TBA
February 21 TBA TBA TBA
February 28 TBA TBA TBA
March 07 TBA TBA TBA
March 14 TBA TBA TBA

 

Spring 2013

Date Speaker Title Host
April 04 TBA TBA TBA
April 11 TBA TBA TBA
April 18 TBA TBA TBA
April 25 TBA TBA TBA
May 02 TBA TBA TBA
May 9 TBA TBA TBA
May 16 TBA TBA TBA
May 23 TBA TBA TBA
May 30 TBA TBA TBA
June 06 TBA TBA TBA


 

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