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Biological Sciences Events

Wednesday Colloquium Series – Spring 2020

Seminar in Larkin Hall 170 at 4 p.m.
Refreshments in Larkin Hall 150 at 5 p.m.


January 22
Julie Canman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Medical Center. "Cytokinetic diversity and the mechanisms that promote robust cell division." (Host: Wei)

January 29
Shannon P. Gerry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Fairfield University. “Evaluating form-function-fitness relationships in polyphenic bluegill fish.” (Host: Clark)

February 5
Christine Chio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Genetics and Development, Institute for Cancer Genetics, Columbia University. “Translational regulation of central carbon metabolism in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.” (Host: Wei)

February 12
Fabián A. Michelangeli, Ph.D., Abess Curator of Tropical Botany Institute of Systematic Botany, Title: “Leveraging botanical specimens in biodiversity research: From alpha taxonomy to community patterns.” The New York Botanical Garden. (Host Wehr)

February 19
Jonathan M. Backer, M.D., William S. Lasdon Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “PI3K Signaling in Breast Cancer Metastasis.” (Host: Wei)

February 26
Susan Elbin, Ph.D., Emeritus Director of Conservation and Science, New York City Audubon. “Up to our knees in the mud: Long-term monitoring of waterbirds in the NY Harbor.” (Host: Clark)

March 4
Liza A. Pon, Ph.D., Professor, Pathology and Cell Biology, Institute of Human Nutrition, & Director, Confocal and Specialized Microscopy Shared Resource, Columbia University. "Mitochondria and lifespan control: inheritance of the fittest." (Host: Wei)

March 11
W. Ian Lipkin, M.D., John Snow Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health and Professor of Neurology and Pathology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. Title: TBD. (Host: Clark)

March 18
Spring break

March 25
Louis Hodgson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology, Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “Spatiotemporal regulation of Rho GTPase isoforms regulate breast tumor invasion.” (Host: Wei)

April 1
Jill Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia. “Climate change disrupts local adaptation and shifts fitness functions: Insights from field studies of the montane mustard, Boechera stricta.” (Host: Franks)

April 8
Heather Lynch, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Stony Brook University. “Population monitoring and modeling in a changing climate: Counting penguins when there are too many to count.” (Host: Clark)

April 15
Melissa Ingala, Ph.D. Candidate, Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History. "Interactions between dietary breadth and gut microbiome specialization in Neotropical bats." (Host: GBSA)

April 22
Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 29
Anne R. Bresnick, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Director, Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "S100A4 and Myosin-IIA: Co-conspirators in Metastasis." (Host: Wei)