DEPARTMENTS OF BIOLOGY+
and
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY*
2008 FALL SEMINAR SERIES


Seminars are held in Exley Science Center Room 121 at 12 NOON on Thursdays, unless otherwise indicated in red.

Date Speaker and Title Host
September
9/11+ Lee Dyer
Biology Dept.
Univ. Nevada, Reno
Diversity as a consequence of predation, herbivory, and plant chemistry. Singer
9/18* 1 Taekjip Ha
Physics Dept.
Univ. of Illinois
Urbana/Champaign
Shedding light on helicase mechanisms one molecule at a time. Biophysics Retreat
1Please note: The Biophysics Retreat is held at Wadsworth Mansion, 421 Wadsworth Street, Middletown, CT.
October
10/02+ Richard Ostfeld
Senior Scientist
Carry Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Biodiversity loss and the rise of emerging infectious diseases. Cohan
10/09 No seminar.
10/16+ Melanie Tallent
Pharmacology and Physiology Dept.
Drexel Univ. College of Medicine
Novel mechanisms of the neuropeptide somatastatin in brain function and disease. Naegele
10/23* Daniel Simons
Neurobiology Dept.
Univ. of Pittsburg
Corticothanlamic feedback and sensory processing in the whisker-to-barrel system. Aaron
10/30 TBA TBA TBA
November
11/06 TBA TBA TBA
11/13+ Julie Etterson
Biology Dept.
Univ. of Minnesota, Duluth
Evolution in response to anthropogenic change. Sultan
11/20 Canceled.
December
12/04 TBA TBA TBA

+Biology Department Seminars
*Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Department Seminars

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