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Past Seminars

Thursday May 1   7-9 pm
Friday May 2   8:30 am – 12N
Seaver Commons Room 102

Thursday May 1

7:00    Garret Bell    Differences in Pain Thresholds, Tolerances, and Endurances of Athletes Participating in Division I Collegiate Varsity Sports
7:15    Corry McDonald    Characterizing the Paracrine Activity and Receptor of T-4
7:30    LaMarcus Ford II    Is Secondary Defense in Pisum sativum Sensitive to Anthropogenically Enriched VOCs?
7:45    Scott Lindburg    The Effect of Sleep upon Localization of Aquaporin-4 in Astrocytes
8:00    Break   
8:15    Sean Robinson    CXCR3 Variant Expression in Melanoma
8:30    Emma Killoran     Effects of delivery method on the efficacy of BCG vaccination
8:45    Danny Mendes    An analysis of the strategies and motivations behind infanticidal behaviors in Tursiops truncatus, the bottlenose dolphin

Friday May 2

8:30    Jamie Canepa    (Ch)Thriving Chthamalus: A new way to alter temperature finds novel responses in intertidal barnacles
8:45    Claire Teitelbaum    Hungry, Hungry Ungulates: Impact of Landcover Change on Migratory Herbivores
9:00    Lori Beck    Loss of TNF Superfamily Member LIGHT Alters Neutrophil Survival and NETosis
9:15    Peter Pellitier    Fire and Arbuscular Mycorrhiza in Coastal Sage Scrub
9:30    Break  
9:45    Sophie Wang    The effect of size and habitat on the evolution of scleral thickness in mammals
10:00    Weston Staubus    Comparison of ant communities in coastal sage scrub, non-native grassland, and adjacent urban/suburban habitats in Los Angeles County: Conservation implications
10:15    Brenda Iglesias    Pyrobaculum igneolutum sp. nov., a hyperthermophilic archaeon that uses thiosulfate and ferrihydrite as electron acceptors
10:30    Brian Wysolmerski    The lipid droplet regulator SEIPIN is required for the formation of the permeability barrier in the Caenorhabditis elegans embryo
10:45    Break  
11:00    Cassandra Owen    Behavioral and endocrine responses to anthropogenic noise and exogenous corticosterone in White's treefrog: They just can't
11:15    Neha Savant    Testicular testosterone increases in White's treefrogs exposed to anthropogenic noise
11:30    Lauren Penfield    Inducible aging and natural revertance in Hydra oligactis
11:45    Rose Egelhoff    Chemical weapons? The effect of allelochemicals from the invasive grass Vulpia myuros on mycorrhizal colonization and infectivity in Artemisia californica
12N       PARTY!     Seaver South Lobby



Dr. Tom Pollard ‘64

Yale University
Sterling Professor of
Molecular, Cellular and
Developmental Biology

“Combining Chemistry and Physics to Understand the Mechanisms of Cellular Motility and Division”

Thursday, May 1st, 2014, 4:30pm
Seaver North Auditorium

Dr. Lin Chao

UC San Diego
Division of Biological Sciences

"Aging in Bacteria and The Unicellular Origin of Biological Aging"

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Seaver Commons 102
Host: Daniel Martinez



Dr. Lars Schmitz

W.M. Keck Science Department - The Claremont Colleges

"Functional Constraints on the Evolution of Eye Morphology - A Deep Look Into the Eyes of Reef Fishes, Squid, and Dinosaurs"

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Seaver Commons, Room 102
Contact Marty Meyer, BFS (909)398-1751

Dr. Jeanne Robertson

California State University, Northridge - Department of Biology

"Population Diversification and the Evolution of Color, Behavior and Genes in Red-Eyed Treefrogs"

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Seaver Commons 102
Contact Kris Kaiser, x70880 for further information

Dr. Blerta Shtylla

Pomona College
Department of Mathematics

"Flexing the Kinetochore Muscle: Mathematical Modeling of Chromosome/Microtubule Connections."

Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Seaver Commons 102

Contact Sara Olson, x70072 for further information

Dr. Emilio Rolán-Alvarez

Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Departamento de Bioquímica, Genética e Immunología

“Is Sympatric Speciation Possible, and Probable?: What Have We Learned From Littorina Saxatillis?”

Friday, March 7th, 2014
Pomona College
Seaver Commons, Room 102

Please contact Tina Negritto x79632 for further information

Dr. Katrina Yamazaki

California State University, Los Angeles

"Chocolate Improves Mitochondrial Function in Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases"

Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Seaver Commons, Room 102
Host: Sara Olson, x70072

Dr. Samuel Wright

Global Strategic Director
      CSL Limited

"The Role of Cholesterol and Inflammation in Heart Disease"

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Seaver Commons 102
Contact Clarissa Cheney x18605 for further information


Dr. Michelle Juarez

City College of New York

"Developmental Genetics: FLOting Toward a Mechanism for Signal Localization"

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Seaver Commons, Room 102
Contact Sara Olson x70072 for further information


Dr. Sarah Gilman

W.M. Keck Science Department - The Claremont Colleges

"Physiological and Ecological Consequences of Warming Temperatures for Intertidal Species"

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Seaver Commons, Room 102
Contact Nina Karnovsky x79794 for further information

Jeffrey D. Esko

PhD - University of California, San Diego

"Proteoglycans: Arbiters of Lipoprotein Metabolism"

Monday, October 28 at 4:15pm
Seaver Commons 102