Biology Seminar Series

Hope to see you back in September 2022!

 

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.

 

2021-2022 Schedule

Date
Speaker
Title
Host
Sep 10, 2021
James Santangelo
PhD Student
Parallel adaptation to the world’s urban jungles. POSTER
Dr. Marc Johnson &
Dr. Rob Ness
Sep 10, 2021
Dr. Jimena Leyria
Postdoctoral Fellow
A bite, a blood cocktail, and successful reproduction: control of egg-laying in a major vector of Chagas Disease.
POSTER
Dr. Angela Lange
Sep 17, 2021
Dr. Santiago Claramunt,
Royal Ontario Museum
Integrative approaches to the study of bird diversification.
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Sanja Hinic-Frlog
Sep 24, 2021
Dr. Susan Gasser,
ISREC – Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research
How heterochromatin preserves genome stability and tissue identity in worms.
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Mark Currie
Oct 1, 2021
Dr. Cassidy D'Aloia
UNB
Genetic approaches to uncovering marine connectivity.
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Bailey McMeans
Oct 8, 2021
Dr. Maitreya Dunham,
University of Washington
Taking yeast experimental evolution out of the lab and into classrooms and breweries.
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Alex Nguyen Ba
Oct 22, 2021
Dr. Matt Smear,
University of Oregon
Neural correlates of time and place in the olfactory bulb of freely-moving mice
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Arbora Resulaj
Oct 29, 2021
Dr. Kari Segraves,
Syracuse University
The evolutionary ecology of species interactions. POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Marc Johnson
Nov 5, 2021
Dr. David Baltrus,
University of Arizona
Developing Phage Derived Bacteriocins as Strain Specific Antimicrobials
POSTER. RECORDING.
Dr. Marcus Dillon
Nov 12, 2021
Dr. Otso Ovaskainen
University of Helsinki
Joint species distribution modelling: how to make more out of community data?
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Helene Wagner
Nov 19, 2021
Dr. Satoru Miura,
University of California San Francisco
Why the world stands still when we move our eyes - Mechanistic insights from mouse visual.
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Baohua Liu
Nov 26, 2021
Dr. Marian Schubert,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Evolution of temperate adaptations in grasses: Insights from molecular and macro-evolutionary studies.
POSTER. RECORDING
Dr. Katharina Braeutigam
Dec 3, 2021
Dr. Katie Plaisance,
University of Waterloo
The Science of Team Science: How to Foster Productive Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Science Teams
POSTER
Grad Students
Dec 10, 2021
Dr. Pierre Legendre,
Universite de Montreal
Temporal beta diversity: identify sites where species communities have changed in exceptional ways
Grad Students
Date Speaker Title Host
Jan 14, 2022
Maliha Islam, PhD student
University of Toronto Mississauga
Concurrent temporal patterning of stem cells in the developing fruit fly brain
POSTER
Dr. Ted Erclik
Jan 14, 2022
Wassim Elkhatib, PhD student
University of Toronto Mississauga
The Evolutionary Emergence of Acid-Sensing Ion Channels in Trichoplax adhaerens, an Animal Without a Nervous System
POSTER
Dr. Adriano Senatore
Jan 21, 2022
Dr. Alonso Ramirez,
North Carolina State
Urbanization and stream ecosystems in Puerto Rico: Biotic responses to major disturbances.
POSTER; RECORDING
Dr. Shannon McCauley
Jan 28, 2022
Dr. Carolyn Wessinger,
University of South Carolina
Evolutionary genetics of parallel floral evolution in penstemon wildflowers.
POSTER
RECORDING
Dr. Helene Wagner
Feb 4, 2022
To be rescheduled
Dr. Douglas Allan,
The University of British Columbia
Transcriptional control of synaptic functional maturation
Dr. Ted Erclik
Feb 11, 2022
Dr. Valeria Lencioni,
MUSE - Science Museum of Trento Italy
Evidences of global warming effects on macroinvertebrate communities in Alpine glacier-fed streams
POSTER RECORDING
Dr. Shannon McCauley
Feb 18, 2022
Dr. Nic Kooyers,
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
The double-edged sword of rapid adaptation: facilitating invasions or responses to climate change?
POSTER RECORDING
Dr. Marc Johnson
Mar 4, 2022
Dr. Jacqueline Sztepanacz,
University of Toronto
Evolvability in the face of pleiotropy: linking micro- and macro- evolution 
POSTER RECORDING
Dr. Rob Ness
Mar 11, 2022
Dr. Julie Lefebvre,
The Hospital for Sick Children
Molecular strategies for wiring inhibitory neurons into circuits.
POSTER RECORDING
Dr. Baohua Liu
Mar 18, 2022
Dr. Albert Porcar-Castell,
University of Helsinki
Chlorophyll a fluorescence illuminates a path connecting plant molecular biology to Earth-system science
POSTER RECORDING
Dr. Ingo Ensminger
Mar 25, 2022
Patrick Lynch
Yale University
Digital Field Guides to an Analog World
POSTER RECORDING
Dr. Michael Corrin
Apr 1, 2022
Dr. Seema Sheth,
Noth Carolina State University
The role of demographic and evolutionary processes in buffering populations from climate change
POSTER RECORDING
Grad Students
Apr 8, 2022
Dr. Banu Subramaniam,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Decolonizing Botany
POSTER RECORDING
Grad Students

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