Seminars: Fall 2010

FALL 2010

October 25, 2010:  Gary B. Gillis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of Neuroscience and Behavior, Mt. Holyoke College.  "Jumping Isn't Always About the Legs: Tales of Tails and Other Appendages in Leaping Lizards and Toads." Dr. Gary Gillis studies the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of animal movement, focusing in particular on locomotion.  His most recent work focuses on jumping in lizards and frogs.  (Host: Amy Springer)

November 1, 2010:  Edward Koo, Ph.D., Amherst College Class of 1976, Professor of Neurosciences, University of California at San Diego.  "Why is it so Hard to Develop Effective Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease?"  Dr. Edward Koo graduated from Amherst in 1976.  His distinguished career of research on Alzheimer's disease includes important discoveries about the role of β-amyloid and certain lipids in the disease’s pathogenesis and the effects of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in reducing the deleterious effects of β-amyloid. (Host: Stephen George)

November 8, 2010: John Jaenike ‘71, Ph.D., Professor of Biology,University of Rochester. “Endosymbiont-mediated Protection Against Nematode Parasitism.”  Dr. Jaenike’s research engages questions at the interface of ecology and evolution.  He focuses in particular on host-parasite interactions, X-chromosome meiotic drive, and the contribution of Wolbachia to reproductive isolation and sex-ratio bias in natural populations of Drosophila. (Host: Michael Hood)

November 11, 2010, THURSDAY 3:00 PM, Merrill 3:  Dodman, Nicholas,Professor, Section Head and Program Director of the Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University.  "Canine Compulsive Behavior: Their Appreciation and Relevance to Human OCD.” (Sponsor: Ethan Clotfelter, Bio39)

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24 February 2015 TLR