Seminars & Events

Mon, Sep 23, 2019

Arthropods

Fall Honors Presentations

4:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall A011

As part of the Biology Honors program, students give a presentation on their honors project and the research they have been doing during the summer. Presentations are scheduled over three Mondays in the fall, September 16th, 23rd, and 30th, during the regular Biology seminar slot: Monday 4:00 PM in Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (A011). All Biology students are encouraged to attend to support their peers, and attendance is mandatory for senior Biology majors. The schedule for presentations appears below:

Monday September 16th
James Colwell Advisor: Jill Miller
Derek Schneider Advisor: Jill Miller
Jacob Gendelman Advisor: Michael Hood
Michelle Han Advisor: Michael Hood
Sydney Nelson Advisor: Michael Hood

Monday September 23rd
Mary Yoo Advisor: Marc Edwards
Jacqueline Brooks Advisor: Thea Kristensen
Julia Burnett Advisor: Caroline Goutte
Kyra Raines Advisor: Alexandra Purdy
Jennifer Gallegos Advisor: Jeeyon Jeong
Emily Kwon Advisor: Nidanie Henderson-Stull

Monday September 30th
Emily Hong Advisor: Katerina Ragkousi
Elizabeth Parsons Advisor: Jeeyon Jeong
Allan Phillips Advisor: Caroline Goutte
Patrick Friend Advisor: Craig Albertson
Ellen von zur Muehlen Advisor: Sarah Goodwin/Ethan Clotfelter

Mon, Sep 30, 2019

Bacterial Virus

Fall Honors Presentations

4:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall A011

As part of the Biology Honors program, students give a presentation on their honors project and the research they have been doing during the summer. Presentations are scheduled over three Mondays in the fall, September 16th, 23rd, and 30th, during the regular Biology seminar slot: Monday 4:00 PM in Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall (A011). All Biology students are encouraged to attend to support their peers, and attendance is mandatory for senior Biology majors. The schedule for presentations appears below:

Monday September 16th
James Colwell Advisor: Jill Miller
Derek Schneider Advisor: Jill Miller
Jacob Gendelman Advisor: Michael Hood
Michelle Han Advisor: Michael Hood
Sydney Nelson Advisor: Michael Hood

Monday September 23rd
Mary Yoo Advisor: Marc Edwards
Jacqueline Brooks Advisor: Thea Kristensen
Julia Burnett Advisor: Caroline Goutte
Kyra Raines Advisor: Alexandra Purdy
Jennifer Gallegos Advisor: Jeeyon Jeong
Emily Kwon Advisor: Nidanie Henderson-Stull

Monday September 30th
Emily Hong Advisor: Katerina Ragkousi
Elizabeth Parsons Advisor: Jeeyon Jeong
Allan Phillips Advisor: Caroline Goutte
Patrick Friend Advisor: Craig Albertson
Ellen von zur Muehlen Advisor: Sarah Goodwin/Ethan Clotfelter

Mon, Oct 21, 2019

Biology Monday Seminar

4:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall A011

Dr. Kaitlyn Mathis
Clark University
"Ecological complexity and ant-plant protection mutualisms in agroecosystems"

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Biology Monday Seminar

4:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall A011

Dr. Omar Quinteros
University of Richmond

Mon, Nov 4, 2019

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Biology Monday Seminar

4:00 pm Science Center, Kirkpatrick Lecture Hall A011

Dr. Elizabeth Haswell
Professor of Biology
HHMI-Simons Faculty-Scholar
Washington University in St. Louis

Smarty Plants: How Green Organisms Use Mechanosensitive Ion Channels to Sense and Respond to Physical Forces

My research group aims to identify the molecular and cellular mechanisms by which cells sense and respond to physical forces. We are studying the structure, function, regulation, and evolution of mechanosensitive ion channels in the green lineage, using molecular genetics, single-channel patch clamp electrophysiology, live-imaging, and computational modeling approaches. We are also engaged in functional and genetic screens designed to identify novel mechanosensory proteins, and in the development of new tools for the non-invasive analysis of membrane forces.