Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY SEMINAR SCHEDULE FALL 2016

All seminars will take place on Tuesdays, 3:00-4:15pm, in Innovation Hall Room 131.
Room changes (if any) will be indicated.

Abstracts, if made available by the speaker, will be posted below. Click on the seminar title to download. Links to seminar videos (if available) will be posted after the titles.

Date Speaker
August 30 Introduction
September 6 Deborah Philp, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Division of Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health, “NIH research training and career development opportunities in biomedical sciences
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September 13 David Luther, George Mason University, Department of Biology, “Rethinking Avian Bill Evolution
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September 20 Derek Kendig, Loyola University, Department of Biology, “Tasting in the Colon: How Nutrients Affect Colonic Motility
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September 27 Lilian de Jong, George Mason University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, “Metabolic Adaptation: Beyond Energy Balance
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October 4 Leslie McKinnon, Howard University, Department of Biology, “The impact of glucosinolates on the microbiota and host health in Pieris rapae
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October 18 Michael Harpole, George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, “Probing the Urinary Proteome with Hydrogel Nanotechnology
October 25 Kathryn Jacobsen, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health, “How to Fail as an Epidemiologist: Finding Significance in Statistical Insignificance
November 1 TBA
November 8 Changwoo Ahn, George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, “Communicating ecological science by designing an urban wetland to foster a culture of sustainability – the case of the Rain Project
November 15 Katie DeCicco-­‐Skinner,  American University, Department of Biology, “Inflammation, skin cancer and the paradoxical effect of the tumor progression locus 2 gene
November 29 Ioannis Eleftherianos, George Washington University, Department of Biological Sciences, “Insect immune responses to parasitic nematodes and their mutualistic bacteria
December 6 Olga Latinovic, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Human Virology, “Synergistic Inhibition of R5 HIV-1 by the Fusion Protein (FLSC) IgG1 Fc and CCR5 Antagonist Maraviroc in Primary Cells: Implications for Prevention and Treatment” – cancelled due to illness