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Biological Sciences Events

Wednesday Colloquium Series – Spring 2021

4 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting ID: 829 3542 1264
Passcode: 815394

February 3
Anthony Evans, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Dept of Biological Sciences, Fordham University. "Can the course of a dominant genetic disease be reversed? My studies on Progeria" (Host: Rubin)

February 10
Katherine M. Nautiyal, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College. “A role for reward sensitivity in the serotonergic modulation of impulsivity” (Host: Rubin/Gallo)

February 17
Larry Stevens, Ph.D., Curator, Biology Department, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ. “Global ecology and stewardship of springs ecosystems” (Host: Wehr)

February 24
Gary Saunders, Ph.D., Professor & Research Chair in Molecular Systematics & Biodiversity, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. “The Accidental Biogeographer: how DNA barcoding changed our perspectives on more than just algal diversity in northern waters” (Host: Wehr)

March 3
Jill Carton, Ph.D., Senior Director, CAR Engineering, Century Therapeutics, Philadelphia PA. “Democratizing cancer treatment through iPSC-derived Immune Cell Therapy” (Host: Rubin)

March 10
No colloquium – University closed

March 17
Robert Binder, Ph.D., Professor of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA. “Exploring and exploiting the immune responses mediated by Heat Shock Proteins” (Host: Rubin)

March 24
Kimberly L. Dibble, Ph.D., Biologist, USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, Flagstaff, AZ. “Fish population dynamics and ecosystem drivers in the Colorado River basin” (Host: Wehr)

March 31
Nathan J Smucker, Ph.D., Ecologist, Center for Environmental Measurement & Modeling, Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. “Using DNA metabarcoding of microbial communities to inform monitoring and management of freshwater ecosystems and watersheds” (Host: Wehr)

April 7
Sophia Passy, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX. “Biodiversity in a changing world” (Host: Wehr)

April 14
Stephen J. Glatt, Ph.D., Professor, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, SUNY UMU. “Biomarkers of risk and resilience to mental disorders” (Host: Rubin)

April 21
Faaria Fasih-Ahmad, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Dept of Biological Sciences, Fordham University. “A simple solution to a global disease: Altering hemoglobin levels in 20 million people” (Host: Rubin)

April 28
Robert Bailey, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. “This Year’s Model – Crafting better predictions in the Reference Condition Approach to bioassessment of freshwater ecosystems” (Host: Wehr)

May 5
Molecular Techniques class, Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Project presentations (Host: Rubin)