Biology Seminar Series

 

When: Fridays, 12-1pm (unless otherwise indicated)

Where: Zoom

Every Friday during the academic year, the Department of Biology hosts an exciting seminar given by a guest speaker. Topics cover every aspect of biology, from whole organisms to molecular biology. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Date Speaker Title Host Poster
      WINTER BREAK    
Jan. 8, 2021

Dr. Rodolfo Dirzo,
Stanford University

Disruption of species interactions in the Anthropocene: Consequences for ecosystems and humans Dr. Marc Johnson

Poster

 

Jan.15, 2021

Dr. Marcus Noyes,
The Institute for Systems Genetics at the NYU School of Medicine

Using old techniques in a genomic age to understand molecular function Dr. Adriano Senatore

Poster

 

Jan. 22, 2021

Dr. Kate Jones,
University College London

Our Planet, Our Health - Ecosystem approaches to forecasting zoonotic diseases  Dr. John Ratcliffe

Poster/Bio/Abstract

 

Jan. 29, 2021

Dr. Stephanie Hampton,
Washington State University

Ecology under lake ice Dr. Shannon McCauley

Poster/Bio/Abstract

https://utoronto.zoom.us/j/92986528214

Feb. 5, 2021

Dr. Gaël McGill,
Center for Molecular and Cellular Dynamics, Harvard Medical School

  Dr. Jodie Jenkinson  
Feb. 12, 2021

Ruth Rivkin,
University of Toronto Mississauga

The effects of urbanization on the ecology and evolution of species interaction Dr. Marc Johnson  
Feb. 12, 2021 Aravind Harikuman,
University of Toronto Missisauga
Tree Physiology on the fast track - high-resolution remote sensing of vegetation dynamics Dr. Ingo Ensminger  
Feb. 26, 2021 Dr. Christopher J. Schell, University of Washington Tacoma   Dr. Marc Johnson  
Mar. 5, 2021

Dr. Stuart Trenholm,
McGill University

  Dr. Baohua Liu  
Mar. 12, 2021 Dr. Kelley Harris,
University of Washington
  Dr. Rob Ness  
Mar. 19, 2021 Dr. Deborah McGregor, York University’s Osgoode Hall   SUPER SPEAKER  
Mar. 26, 2021 Dr. Jessica Ware,
Rutgers University
  SUPER SPEAKER

 

Sep. 11, 2020 Chris Lowden, PhD student,
University of Toronto Mississauga

Deciphering the Transcriptional Mechanisms Orchestrating Cellular Metabolism in the Brain

Dr. Mary Cheng  

Poster/Bio

Sep. 11, 2020 Dr. Hossam Abdel Moniem, PDF, University of Toronto Mississauga

Mapping the flow: Building, testing, and using connectivity models in urban landscapes

Dr. Helene Wagner

 

Poster/ Bio

Sep. 18, 2020

Dr. Kim Joe,
McMaster University

Lessons learned from teaching a large introductory psychology course: What works and what doesn’t, and what isn’t worth the effort Dr. John Ratcliffe  

Poster

Sep. 25, 2020 Dr. Heather McFarlane,
University of Toronto
Sending the right signals for plant cell wall synthesis and remodelling Dr. Ingo Ensminger

 

Poster

Oct. 2, 2020 Dr. Julian Resasco,
University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Biodiversity under environmental change in large-scale and long-term studies Dr. Helene Wagner

Poster

Bio

Oct. 9, 2020 Dr. Mark Lange,
Washington State University, USA
Evolution of chemical diversity in glandular trichomes – from seed ferns of the Late Carboniferous to present day cannabis Dr. Michael Phillips

 

Poster

Bio

Oct. 23,
2020

Dr. Josef Penninger,
Live Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia
ACE2- from discovery to COVID-19 Dr. Mary Cheng

Poster

 

Oct. 30, 2020

Dr. Alemu Gonsamo,
McMaster University
Changes in phenology and carbon uptake of the high latitude ecosystems during the satellite era Dr. Ingo Ensminger

Poster

 

Nov. 6, 2020 Dr. Judith Denkinger,
Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador
Humpback whales off Ecuador in a changing climate Dr. Christoph Richter

Poster

Abstract/Bio

 

Nov. 13, 2020 Dr. Stefan Grunder,
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Neuropeptides - agonists and modulators of DEG/ENaC channels Dr. Adriano Senatore

Poster

Nov. 20, 2020 Dr. Aleeza Gerstein,
University of Manitoba
Drug resistance and virulence in human fungal pathogens through the lens of evolutionary genetics Dr. Marcus Dillon

 

Poster

Nov. 27,
2020

Dr. Imogen Coe,
Ryerson University, Canada
We are working on rescheduling this seminar early 2021. Stay tuned! SUPER SPEAKER  
Dec. 4, 2020 Jiashu Liu,
University of Toronto Mississauga
Mechanisms underlying the cortical modulation of optokinetic reflex (OKR) Dr. Baohua Liu

Poster/Bio

 

Dec. 4, 2020 Dr. Qianshi Lin,
University of Toronto Mississauga
Phylogenetics and evolution of a newly demonstrated lineage of carnivorous monocots Dr. Sasa Stefanovic

Poster/Bio

 

 

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