Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT SEMINAR

Spring 2015
TUESDAYS 3-4:15 PM
JOHNSON CENTER MEETING ROOM F

January 27: Jeffrey Kaplan, Department of Biology, American University, “Enzymatic detachment of bacterial biofilms

February 3: Elizabeth Freeman, New Century College, George Mason University, “The Secret Lives of Rhinos of Addo Elephant National Park

February 10: Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira, Ecologist, Leader of CTFS-ForestGEO Ecosystems & Climate Initiative, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, “Forest-climate interactions in an era of global change

February 17: Ramin Hakami, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases, George Mason University, “Host communication mechanisms during infection with pathogenic agents

February 24: Elisabetta Mueller, Genetics of Development and Disease Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Disease, National Institutes of Health, “Novel Transcriptional Networks Regulating Fat Biology

March 3: Maya Yamato, Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute, “The evolution of aquatic hearing in whales

March 17: Shweta Bansal, Department of Biology, Georgetown University, “When does individual behavior matter: contact network models for immunizing pathogens

March 24: Margaret Stanton, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University, “Maternal behavior and early social experience in wild chimpanzees

March 31: Jerry Nadler, Department of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, “Islet β cell Dysfunction in Diabetes: The role of 12-Lipoxygenase

April 7: Andimile Martin, New Century College, George Mason University; International Elephant Foundation & Elephant Research Foundation M. Philip Kahl Postdoctoral Fellow, “Mitigating the impact of bushmeat extraction in Eastern Africa

April 14: Robert Lücking, Collections Manager (Fungi) and Adjunct Curator (Lichens), Gantz Family Collections Center, Science & Education, The Field Museum, “New approaches to estimate and catalog the diversity of fungi on Earth

April 21: Kristofer Helgen, Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, “Natural-history-museum-based Biology for the 21st Century