Spring 2021 Series

All talks will be taking place virtually.

1. January 13, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Wenyuan Fan

Scripps Institution of Oceanography
UC San Diego

How to rock the Earth without an earthquake?

Prof. Semechah Lui
2. January 20, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Maria McNamara

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University College Cork, Ireland

Not just a pretty pigment: how melanin has shaped the evolution of vertebrates

Prof. Marc Laflamme
3. January 27, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Xin Zhang

Department of Chemistry
Pennsylvania State University 

Chemical Biology of Protein Aggregation in Membraneless Organelles and the Stressed Proteome

Prof. Andrew Beharry
4. February 3, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Ashleigh van Smeerdijk Hood

School of Earth Sciences
University of Melbourne

A marine carbonate record of environmental change through Earth’s early history

Ms. Katie Maloney
5. February 10, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Masad Damha

Department of Chemistry
McGill University

Turning genes on and off with chemically modified DNA and RNA

Prof. Andrew Beharry

February 17, 2021

No colloquium during Reading Week

6. February 24, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm



7. March 3, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Tobias Bollenbach

Institute for Biological Physics
University of Cologne

Quantitative approaches to antibiotic resistance evolution

Prof. Andreas Hilfinger
8. March 10, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm


9. March 17, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Vishal Rai

Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal 

Precision chemistry of native proteins enabling biology and medicine

Mr. Geordon Frere
10. March 24, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Blair Schoene

Department of Geosciences
Princeton University

Assessing the role of the Deccan Traps in the end-Cretaceous mass extinction

Prof. Lindsay Schoenbohm
11. March 31, 2021

3:10 - 3:40pm





3:40 - 4:10pm

Daniel Felipe Nino

Recipient of the 2020 Fraser Code PhD Thesis Award

On the molecular counting and clustering problems in single-molecule quantitative nanoscopy

Mitchell McMillan

Recipient of the 2020 CPS Best Paper Award 

Extreme Wind Erosion in the Puna Plateau, Central Andes, NW Argentina

Prof.Josh Milstein



Prof. Lindsay Schoenbohm

12. April 7, 2021 3:10 - 4:10pm

Mark Currie

Department of Biology
University of Toronto Mississauga

Keeping silent takes self-control: Maintenance of epigenetic stability through intrinsic enzyme autoregulation.

Prof. Sarah Rauscher