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Seminar Series 2006-2007

Fall Quarter
Date
Speaker
Title Host
Sep 28
Anna-Louise Reysenbach
Dept of Biology
Portland State U
Discovery and exploration of deep-sea vents in the South Pacific
http://www.alrlab.pdx.edu/
Reysenbach
reysenbacha at pdx
5 - 3864
Oct 5
Mike LeMaster
Dept of Biology
Western Oregon U
Snakes Make "Scents" Regarding Sex:
Variation in the Sex Pheromone of a Garter Snake

http://www.wou.edu/~lemastm/index.htm
Estes
estess at pdx
5-8782
Oct 12 Bill Cresko
Dept of Biology
U of Oregon
Speciation and Stickleback fish, a genomic approach
http://evolution.uoregon.edu/Cresko.htm
Masta
smasta at pdx
5-8505
Oct 20* Leslee Parr
Dept of Biology
San Jose State U
From manatees to crabs: implications of marine population
phylogeography to conservation*

http://www.biology.sjsu.edu/facultystaff/parr.aspx
Murphy
murphym at pdx
5-8734
Oct 26 Sean Kohles
Dept Mech Enginerring
Portland State U
Biomechanics of Chondrocytes
http://www.me.pdx.edu/people/index.php?action=12&uid=60
Zelick
zelickr at pdx
5-3086
Nov 02 Robin W. Baird
Cascadia Research Coll
Olympia WA
Killer whales in Hawaiian waters:
information on population identity and feeding habits

http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/robin/robin.htm
Courbis
sarahc at rogue
dot com
Nov 09 Elizabeth Kutter
Evergreen St College
Olympia WA
The age of phage!
http://www.evergreen.edu/phage/

Stedman
kstedman at pdx
5-3252
Nov 16 Jay Mellies
Dept of Biology
Reed College

"SOS Response" in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
http://academic.reed.edu/biology/professors/jmellies/index.html

Courcelle
justc at pdx
5-3866
Nov 23 No Seminar
Thanksgiving Break


Nov 30 Michael Liskay
Dept of Genetics
OHSU
DNA Mismatch Repair and Cancer
http://www.ohsu.edu/genetics/liskay/index.html
Courcelle
justc at pdx
5-3866

*Alumni Weekend: Special Time and Date

Winter Quarter
Date
Speaker
Title Host
Jan 11
Susan Renn
Dept of Biology
Reed College
 Comparative Genomics of the African Cichlid Fish:
Modeling the genetics of behavior
http://cgr.harvard.edu/hans/html/SCP_renn/SCPR.htm
Courcelle
justc at pdx
5-3866
Jan 18 Christopher Olsen
Dept of EEOB
Iowa State U
 Avian Incubation Behavior:
Periodic Cooling and Consequences to Embryonic Growth

http://www.public.iastate.edu/~cro/
Murphy
murphym at pdx
5-8734
Jan 25 Karen Guillemin
Inst of Molec Genet
U Oregon
Molecular Dialogues With the Microbiota
in the Zebrafish Intestine

http://www.molbio.uoregon.edu/facres/guillemin.html
Stedman
kstedman at pdx
5-3252
Feb 01 Stephen Lloyd
CROAT
OHSU
Knockouts of DNA-glysosylase leading to Obesity in mice
http://www.ohsu.edu/croet/faculty/lloyd/

Stedman
kstedman at pdx
5-3252
Feb 08 Marshal Hedin
Dept Biology
San Diego State U
Comparative Phylogeography and Species Discovery in Dispersal-limited Arthropods from the  Appalachian Mountains
http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/pub/spiders/hedin.html
Fishbein
mfish at pdx
5-3872
Feb 15 Radu Popa
Dept of Biology
Portland State U
An Introduction to Xenobiology
http://www.bio.pdx.edu/faculty/Popa/Popa%20Homepage.html
Popa
rpopa at pdx
5 - 9503
Feb 22 Eric Baack
CROAT
U of British Columbia
Where Have All the Hybrids Gone? Two
Ecological Genetics
Studies of Plant Population Boundaries
http://www.bio.indiana.edu/~rieseberglab/eric_baack.html
Eppley
eppley at pdx
5-8757
Mar 01 Andrea Raven
Plant Conserv Dept
Berry Botan Garden
Endangered PlantConservation at The Berry Botanic Garden
http://www.berrybot.org/
Stedman
kstedman at pdx
5-3252

Mar 08
Andrea Thorpe
Inst Applied Ecol Corvallis OR
Finally, proof of Weapons of Mass Destruction:  the effects of Centaurea maculosa on invaded ecosystems
http://www.appliedeco.org/
Rosenthal
drosen at pdx

Mar 15
Richard Olmstead
Dept Biology
U of Washington
What happened to the Scrophulariaceae? 
The truth about monkeyflowers and Indian paintbrushes

http://protist.biology.washington.edu/bio2/people/bio.html?parecID=273
Fishbein
mfish at pdx
5-3872



Spring Quarter
Date
Speaker
Title Host
Apr 05
Amanda McCullough
Dept of Mol Med Genetics
OHSU
"Skin-in-a-dish" assays for UV/DNA damage
http://www.ohsu.edu/croet/faculty/mccullough/
Stedman
kstedman at pdx
5-3252
Apr 12 Luis Ruedas
Dept Biology
Portland State U

Mammals of Nepal: a conservation conundrum
http://www.biology.pdx.edu/people/ruedas/index.php
Ruedas
ruedas at pdx
5-9526
Apr 19 Mandy Cook
College of Marine Science
Univ of South Florida

Hearing in Dolphins: Can You Hear Me Now?
http://www.sarasotadolphin.org/personnel.asp
Zelick
zelickr at pdx
5-3086
Apr 26 Jack Sullivan
Dept Biology
U of Idaho
Ecosystem Genetics of
the Northwestern American Forest

http://www.webpages.uidaho.edu/~jacks/index.htm
Fishbein
mfish at pdx
5-3872
May 03
Benjamin Hall
Dept Biology
U of Washington
Evolutionary changes in RNA Polymerase II function
http://faculty.washington.edu/benhall/
Bartlett
micb at pdx
5-3858
May 10 TBA TBA TBA
May 17 Rafe Brown
Dept Ecol & Evol Biol
U of Kansas
Love songs, acoustic adaptation, and dynamics of
adaptive/non-adaptive radiation in Melanesian frogs

http://nhm.ku.edu/rbrown/
Ruedas
ruedas at pdx
5-9526
May 24 Ted Morgan
Dept Biology
Kansas State Univ
The genomics of thermotolerance in Drosophila
http://www.ksu.edu/morganlab
Fishbein
mfish at pdx
5-3872
May 31 Bitty Roy
Ctr Ecol and Evol Biol
U of Oregon
Climate change and effects on pathogens and herbivores
http://evolution.uoregon.edu/Roy.html
Eppley
eppley at pdx
5-8757
Jun 07
Robert Stansell
Fish Field Unit
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The USACE Sea Lion Observation Project at Bonneville
Dam

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4609492
Duffield
duffieldd at pdx
5-4087