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Lester Newman Seminar Series

Fall term seminars will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM in the Science Research & Teaching Center, Room 247. (1719 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. 97201). These lectures are free and open to the public.

Fall 2015



October 1st


"Genetics & Conservation in Rainbow Trout"

Presented by Dr. Gary Thorgaard, Washington State University

Hosted by Dr. Kim Brown

October 8th

"Sex and Candy: Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Seasonal Life-History Transitions"

Presented by Dr. Deborah Lutterschmidt

Hosted by the PSU Biology Department

October 15th

"Causes and consequences of a host range expansion of emerald ash borer in North America"

Presented by Don Cipollini, Wright State University

Hosted by Dr. Daniel Ballhorn

October 22nd


Presented by Dr. Shelley Mason, Science Data Publishing

Hosted by Dr. Randy Zelick

October 29th

"Replicative strategies in the third Domain"

Presented by Dr. Tom Santangelo, Colorado State University

Hosted by Dr. Ken Stedman (Biology) & Dr. Dirk Iwata-Reuyl (Chemistry)

November 5th

"Ubiquitin signaling and you: Cul3 comes of age"

Presented by Dr. Jeff Singer

Hosted by the PSU Biology Department

November 12th

"Observations of the invisible Forest: The role of phytoplankton diversity in the ocean ecosystem"

Presented by Dr. Anne Thompson, Institute for Systems Biology

Hosted by Dr. Anna-Louise Reysenbach

November 19th

"The silent voice of Nature: pheromones and other semiochemicals in insect-insect/insect-plant interactions"

Presented by Dr. Nicoletta Faraone, Functional Zoology Lund University, Sweden

Hosted by Dr. Daniel Ballhorn

November 29th

Thanksgiving - No Seminar

December 3rd

"Demographic Compensation and Tipping Points in Climate-Induced  Range Shifts"

Presented by Dr. William F  Morriss, Duke University

Hosted by Dr. Mitch Cruzan

** A complete list of the 2014-2015 seminars is available.

** A complete list of the 2015-2016 seminars is available.