Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule

Biology Seminar Schedule

Fall 2019

All seminars will take place in Innovation Hall Room 103.

Contact Dr. Luther at dluther@gmu.edu if you have questions.


Class Date: Speaker
September 6

10:30 – 11:45

Ancha Baranova GMU School of Systems Biology

Topic: Long-range tissue cooperation: Adipose as the liver’s little helper

September 13

10:30 – 11:45

Kim DeMutsert GMU Environmental Science and Policy Department

Topic: Using ecosystem modeling to evaluate trade-offs in coastal management: effects of large-scale river diversions on fish and fisheries

September 20

10:30 – 11:45

Ylenia Chiari GMU Biology Department

Topic: Evolution of color patterns in geckos

September 27

10:30 – 11:45

Alessandra Luchini GMU School of Systems Biology

Topic: Affinity probes for proteomics: novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications in cancer and infectious diseases

October 4

10:30 – 11:45

Bill McShea Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Topic: The role of fruiting trees and humans in the distribution of mammals in a Borneo rainforest

October 11

10:30 – 11:45

Pat Gillivet: GMU Biology Department

Topic: Phylogenomics of the Northern Swans Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter swan) and  Cygnus columbianus columbianus (Tundra swan).

October 18

10:30 – 11:45

Jared Wolfe Michigan Technological University

Topic: Explorations in avian molt: how feather replacement shaped songbird coloration and behavior

October 25

10:30 – 11:45

Stacie Bickley

Topic: The role of behavioral studies in wildlife conservation

November 1

10:30 – 11:45

Michael Cove Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Topic: Of mice and men, but also feral cats, pythons, and hurricanes: endangered rodent conservation in the Anthropocene

November 8

10:30 – 11:45

Joshua Davis GMU Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation

Topic: Nitrogen cycling responses to large-scale Ash mortality

November 15

10:30 – 11:45

Tremaine Gregory Center for Conservation and Sustainability Smithsonian Institution

Topic: Mitigating the impacts of linear infrastructure in tropical forests with canopy bridges