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Dan Li - Biology Ph.D. Defense

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Jun 12, 2018, 9:30 AM-10:30 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. Ramesh Raina

TITLE:  Characterization of the Roles of Histone Demethylase JMJ14 in Modulating Plant Defense Responses in Arabidopsis

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Yini Li - Biology Ph.D. Defense

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May 29, 2018, 9:30 AM-10:30 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. Eleanor Maine

TITLE:  The Balance of Poly(U) Polymerase Activity Ensures Germline Identity, Survival, and Development in Caenorhabditis elegans

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Elizabeth McDonald - Biology Master's Defense

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May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. Susan Parks

TITLE:  Acoustic Detection of Spawning Phenology of Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)

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Dr. Danielle Way, University of Western Ontario

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May 7, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Katie Becklin

TITLE:  Contrasting responses of key boreal tree species to climate change  

Supported by WiSE Women Scholar Co-sponsorship Program and Biology Department

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Laura Porturas - Biology Master's Defense

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Apr 30, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. Kari Segraves

TITLE: The effect of genome duplication on the reproductive ecology of plants

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Dr. Joseph Fetcho, Dept. of Neurobiology & Behavior, Cornell University

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Apr 26, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  BGSO and Biology

TITLE:  Principles of assembly and function of neuronal circuits in the hindbrain

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2018 Jack and Pat Bryan Distinguished Lecture - Dr. Joseph Fetcho

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Apr 25, 2018, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

001 Life Sciences Complex

HOST:  BGSO and Biology

TITLE:  Transparent vertebrates offer a direct view of the brain and spinal cord in action

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Dr. Tyler Kartzinel, Brown University

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Apr 23, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Douglas Frank

TITLE:  Illuminating and conserving complex food webs in the genomics age

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Yifan Gong - Biology Ph.D. Defense

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Apr 18, 2018, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. James Hewett

TITLE:  Identifying the genetic mechanisms in seizure threshold regulation

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Dr. Penelope Higgs, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University

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Apr 16, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Roy Welch

TITLE:  Signaling networks and the control of cell fate segregation in Myxococcus xanthus

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Luka Negoita - Biology Ph.D. Defense

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Apr 16, 2018, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. Jason Fridley

TITLE:  The effect of plant dispersal on ecosystem function

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Dr. Heidi Hehnly, Upstate Medical University

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Apr 11, 2018, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Ramesh Raina

TITLE:  The role of division and membrane trafficking in tissue morphogenesis

This is a Biology faculty candidate seminar.

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Dr. Joseph Warren, Stony Brook University

Apr 9, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Susan Parks

TITLE:  Using bioacoustics to study aquatic ecosystems: from blue whales to water fleas

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Yao Xiao - Biology Ph.D. Defense

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Apr 4, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. Heather Coleman

TITLE:  Reducing cell wall recalcitrance in poplar through overexpression of cell wall degrading enzymes

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Dr. Priscilla van Wynsberghe, Colgate University

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Apr 2, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Sarah Hall

TITLE:  Understanding circadian rhythm proteins in C. elegans

Supported by WiSE Women Scholar Cosponsorship Program and Biology

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Dr. Jessica Henty-Ridilla, Upstate Medical University

Mar 26, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Carlos Castaneda

TITLE:  Profilin directly enhances microtubule growth through residues mutated in ALS

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Dr. Heidi Hehnly, Upstate Medical University

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Feb 26, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Jessica MacDonald

TITLE:  Cell Cycle Dependent Mechanisms Governing Tissue Morphogenesis

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Dr. Constantin Zohner, Munich

Feb 12, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Jason Fridley

TITLE:  How does global warming affect the winter dormancy of temperate woody plants?

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Dr. Lucia Carvelli, Florida Atlantic University

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Feb 5, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Sandra Hewett

TITLE:  Mechanisms of Action of Amphetamines: Insights from C. elegans Genetics and Physiology

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Dr. Samantha England, Lewis Lab

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Jan 29, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Kate Lewis Lab

TITLE:  The Role of Hmx2/3a in Spinal Interneuron and Ear Specification

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Dr. Eric Olson, Upstate Medical University

Jan 22, 2018, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Kate Lewis

TITLE:  Putting dendrites in their place: the emerging apical dendrite in development and disease

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Dr. Rob Colautti, Queens University

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Dec 4, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Jannice Friedman and Dr. Jason Fridley

TITLE:  Ecological genetics of invasive plants: Adaptive evolution, genetic constraints, and their ecological consequences

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Bing Yang - Biology Ph.D. Defense

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Nov 28, 2017, 9:00 AM-10:00 AM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

ADVISOR:  Dr. Eleanor Maine

TITLE:  Characterization of Interplay Among DNA Repair, Histone Modification and Small Interfering RNA Pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans

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Dr. Blair Calancie, Upstate Medical University

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Nov 6, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Kate Lewis

TITLE:  Sensori-Motor Plasticity in Humans after Spinal Cord Injury

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Dr. Emily Hart, Syracuse University Libraries

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Oct 30, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Kate Lewis

TITLE:  Research Success: Tools & Tips from your Librarian

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Dr. Teng-Leong Chew, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI

Oct 23, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Torsten Woellert

TITLE:  Imaging Life with the New Frontiers in Spatial and Temporal Resolution

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Dr. Zhanjiang (John) Liu, Syracuse University VP for Research

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Oct 16, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Kate Lewis

TITLE:  Genome Biology of Catfish and Applications for Aquaculture

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Dr. Tracy Bale, University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Oct 2, 2017, 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

TITLE:  Parental Stress and Epigenetic Programming of Offspring Neurodevelopment

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Dr. Anthony Garza, Biology P&T Seminar

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Oct 2, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Roy Welch

TITLE:  The Formation and Inhibition of Bacterial Biofilms ​

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Dr. Kate Lewis, Biology P&T Seminar

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Sep 25, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Sandra Hewett

TITLE:  Forming Functional Neuronal Circuitry:  Interneuron Specification in the Spinal Cord

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Dr. Jannice Friedman, Biology P&T Seminar

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Sep 18, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Jason Fridley

TITLE:  Evolution of Plant Reproductive Strategies

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Dr. Heather Coleman, Biology P&T Seminar

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Sep 11, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Doug Frank

TITLE:  Genetic and Environmental Control of Secondary Cell Wall Formation in Plants

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Dr. Steve Dorus, Biology P&T Seminar

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Aug 28, 2017, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

106 Life Sciences Complex (Lundgren Room)

HOST:  Dr. Scott Pitnick

TITLE:  Molecular Targets of Post-Copulatory Sexual Selection