Spring 2014 Seminar Schedule Announced

Spring 2014 Purdue University Calumet Department of Biological Sciences

Spring 2014 LIFE SCIENCES SEMINAR

All seminars will be Fridays at 1:00-1:50 PM in Gyte 240

Jan 17              No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)

Jan 24              Radmila Sarac, PhD, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, Calumet

Title:  K+ channels: how do they work?

Jan 31             No Seminar (Biology Graduate Seminar and Capstone students meet)

Feb 7               Jennifer M. Zaspel, PhD, Dept. of Entomology, Purdue University

Title:  Evolutionary studies in vampire and tiger moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera)

Feb 14             Daoguo Zhou, PhD, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette

TitleGenius, Luck or Negative Controls? Salmonella Tell the Success Story

Feb 21             Joel Brown, Ph.D, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Title:  What fox squirrels and grey squirrels teach us about coexistence, conservation and invasive species management?

Feb 28             Jeffrey W. Matthews, PhD, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign

Title:  Restoration trajectories and rates of recovery in wetlands

Mar 7               Hui Ye, PhD, Dept. of Biology, Loyola University, Chicago

Title:  Stem cell galvanotaxis- from biophysics modeling to experimentation

Mar 14             No Seminar (spring break)

Mar 21             Irina Calin-Jageman, PhD, Biological Sciences Department, Dominican University

Title: Identification of novel genes regulated in Aplysia sensitization

Mar 28             Jennifer Mason, PhD, Dept. of Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology , University of Chicago

Title: RAD54 family translocases counter the genotoxic effects of RAD51 in human tumor cells

Apr 4               Derek Houston, PhD, Dept.t of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University

Title:  Addressing evolutionary questions in non-model organisms:  Utilizing next-generation sequencing technologies in case studies from very different walks of life

Apr 11             Biological Sciences Graduate Student Presentation

May 3              Biological Sciences Graduate Student Presentation