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Biological Sciences Events

Wednesday Colloquium Series – Spring 2019

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

January 23
Dr. Brooke Maslo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University: "Can Pathogens Shape the Potential for Evolutionary Rescue in Host Populations?" (Host: Frank)

January 30
Dr. Tania Roth, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Delaware University: "Epigenetic and behavioral consequences of adversity in the context of caregiving" (Host: Kundakovic)

February 6
Dr. Elinor Linchtenberg, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Jha Lab, Dept. of Integrative Biology, University of Texas: “Insect biodiversity and foraging in dynamic landscapes”. (Host: Meneses) Job Candidate

February 13
Dr. Alison Ravenscraft, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Entomology, University of Arizona: "The ecological consequences of an environmentally-acquired microbiota". (Host: Meneses ) Job candidate

February 20
Dr. Catherine Jensen Peña, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University: “Sex- and brain region-specific transcriptional alterations after early life stress” (Host: Kundakovic)

February 27

March 6
Dr. Rae Silver, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Columbia University: TBA (Host: Kundakovic)

March 13
Dr. Schahram Akbarian, MD, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Friedman Brain Institute; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: “ 'The Mind and its 3D Genome' - Regulation of Chromosomal Conformations in Human and Mouse Brain” (Host: Kundakovic)

March 20
No Seminar (Spring break)

March 27
Dr. Conor Liston, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brain and Mind Research Institute and Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medicine: “Sustained rescue of prefrontal circuit dysfunction by antidepressant-induced postsynaptic spine formation” (Host: Kundakovic)

April 3
Dr. Wendy C. Turner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, SUNY at Albany: “Anthrax transmission in herbivorous African wildlife” (Host: Frank)

April 10
12th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium - TBA

April 17
No Seminar (Easter break)

April 24
Dr. Mark Botton, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Natural Sciences, Fordham University: “Ecological success criteria for beach nourishment projects: An example from Jamaica Bay, New York” (Host: Frank)

May 1
Dr. John Greally, Ph.D., MB, BCh, Professor and Director, Center for Epigenomics, Department of Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine: TBA (Host: Kundakovic)