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Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 4:10pm on Mondays during the academic year in the Biological Sciences/MRB III Lecture Hall, room 1220, located on the first floor of BSCI/MRBIII, just to the right of the main first floor entrance (Latecomers may wish to note that there is a back entrance on the second floor).
 

 Archived

2015-2016 Seminars

Date                           Seminar                        
August 24, 2015
Seth Bordenstein,  Vanderbilt University                                "Symbiosis and Evolution in a Microbial World"                           
(Host:  Doug McMahon)                           
August 31, 2015
Keivan G. Stassun, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Vanderbilt University                            
"Earth 2.0: The Quest For Other Worlds and the Diverse Scientists Who                                Will Find Them"                           
(Host: Carl H. Johnson)                           
September 7, 2015
No Seminar-Labor Day                           
September 14, 2015
Brandt Eichman,  Vanderbilt University                           
"Preservation of genome integrity: new insights into mechanisms of GNA repair"                           
(Host:  Doug McMahon)                           
September 21, 2015
Loren Hayes, University of Tennessee Chattanooga                               "Costly Living: Why do Octodon degus females live in groups despite fitness costs?"                                
(Host: Patrick Abbot)                           
September 28, 2015
Stephen Higgs, Kansas State University                            
(Host: Julian F. Hillyer)                           
October 5, 2015
Emmitt Jolly, Case Western Reserve University                           
(Host: James Patton)                           
October 12, 2015
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar - Leah Sigle & Begum Erdogan                            
October 19, 2015
Jim Hurley, University of California-Berkeley                            
(Host: Lauren Jackson)                           
October 26, 2015
Susanne Rafelski, University of California-Irvine                            
(Host: Maulik Patel)                           
November 2, 2015
Julie Baker, Stanford University                           
(Host: Patrick Abbot)                           
November 9, 2015
Elizabeth Gavis, Princeton University                            
(Host: Kendal Broadie)                           
November 16, 2015
Mickey Marks, University of Pennsylvania                            
(Host: Todd R. Graham)                           
November 23, 2015
No seminar-Thanksgiving holiday                           
November 30, 2015
Xu-Dong Zhu of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario Canada                             
(Host: Katherine Friedman)                           
December 7, 2015
Elizabeth Wright, Emory University                           
(Host: Seth Bordenstein)                           
December 14, 2015
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar - Tyler Kennedy & Rongxin Shi                            
January 4, 2016
Faculty Candidate Seminar                           
January 11, 2016
Lauren M. Childs,  Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health                           
January 18, 2016
Enrique R. Rojas,  Stanford University                           
January 25, 2016
Michael A. Stiffler, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center                           
February 1, 2016
Nicole Creanza, Stanford University                           
February 8, 2016
Ann Thomas Tate, University of Houston Dept. of Biology                           
February 15, 2016
Seth Ament, Institute of Systems Biology, Seattle, WA                           
February 22, 2016
H. Craig Heller, Stanford University (Hosts: Carl Johnson,  Doug McMahon and Terry Page)                           
February 29, 2016
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar - Diana Chavez & Haley Eidem                            
March 7, 2016
No Seminar - Spring Break                           
March 14, 2016
Wendy Suzuki, New York University                            
(Host: GSA)                           
March 21, 2016
David Rand,  Brown University (Host:  Maulik Patel)                           
March 28, 2016
Linton Traub, University of Pittsburgh                           
(Host: Lauren P. Jackson)                           
April 4, 2016
Dorothy Shippen, Texas A&M University                           
(Host: Katherine Friedman)                           
April 11, 2016
Mimi Shirasu-Hiza, Columbia University Medical Center                           
(Host: Doug McMahon)                           
April 18, 2016
Kimberly Tanner, San Francisco State University (Host: Cynthia Brame & Katherine Friedman)
April 25, 2016
Mark Rebeiz, University of Pittsburgh                           
(Host: Antonis Rokas)                           
Date Seminar
 2014-2015  
August 25, 2014 Dustin Rubenstein, Columbia University (Host: Patrick Abbot)
September 1, 2014 Sam Brown, University of Edinburgh (Host: Patrick Abbot)
September 8, 2014 David Miller, Cell & Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University (Host: Doug McMahon)
September 15, 2014 Mark Brown, University of Georgia (Host: Julián Hillyer)
September 22, 2014 Ron Emeson, Vanderbilt University (Host: Carl Johnson)
September 29, 2014 Vlad Panin, Texas A&M University (Host: Kendal Broadie)
October 6, 2014 Darrell Moore, East Tennessee State University  (Host: Doug McMahon)
October 13, 2014 Karin Reinisch, Yale University (Host: Lauren Parker Jackson)
October 20, 2014 Karen Gamble, University of Alabama-Birmingham (Hosts: Doug McMahon and Carl Johnson)
October 27, 2014 Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar: Diana Cha and Daniel LePage
November 3, 2014 Alan S. Kopin, Tufts University (Host: Willi Honegger)
November 10, 2014 Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar: Mary Lynn Dear and Garrett League
November 17, 2014 Dominic Didiano, Vanderbilt University/Biological Sciences
November 24, 2014 No seminar-Thanksgiving holiday
December 1, 2014 Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University / Biological Sciences
December 8, 2014 Seth Tomchik, Scripps Florida Research Institute (Host: Kendal Broadie)
December 15, 2014 Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar: Nergis Kara and Nicole Diggins
January 5, 2015 Chris Hittinger, University of Wisconsin-Madison (Host: Antonis Rokas)
January 12, 2015 Ryan Gray, Washington University - St. Louis
January 15, 2015 Heng-Chi Lee, University of Massachusetts
January 19, 2015 Rachel Patton McCord, University of Massachusetts
January 22, 2015 Jared Nordman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
January 26, 2015 Michael Sheehan, University of California - Berkeley
January 29, 2015 Hao Yuan Kueh, California Institute of Technology
February 2, 2015 Nicholas Teets, University of Florida
February 5, 2015 Sarah Zanders, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
March 2, 2015 No seminar-Spring holiday
March 9, 2015 Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau, University of California Los Angeles (GSA)
March 16, 2015 Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar: Hannah Hankins and Mehmet Takar
March 23, 2015 Peter Narins, University of California-Los Angeles (Host: Ken Catania)
March 30, 2015 Dr. James Collins, Arizona State University (GSA)
April 6, 2015 Dr. Adam Hughes, University of Utah (Host: Maulik Patel)
April 13, 2015 Fred Hughson, Princeton University (Host: Lauren Parker Jackson)
April 20, 2015 Dr. Erik Herzog, Washington University (Host: Carl Johnson)
April 27, 2015 Chris Fromme, Cornell University (Host: Todd Graham)
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Date Seminar
 2013-2014  
Sep. 9, 2013

Tony Capra, Center for Human Genetics Research, Vanderbilt University
Title: "Comparative and Functional Genomics of Human-specific Gene Regulation"
Host: Antonis Rokas

Sep. 30, 2013

Paul T. Martin, Ohio State University
Title: "On the road to glycan-based gene therapy for muscular dystrophy"
Host: Kendal Broadie

Sep. 2, 2013

Sergio Grinstein, University of Toronto
Title: "Imaging phagocytosis: receptors, phospholipids and the cytoskeleton"
Host:Todd Graham

Sep 23, 2013 Malu Jorge, Vanderbilt University
Title: "Mammals in human-modified landscapes: tales from the Neotropics"

Host:Charles Singleton

Oct. 7, 2013

Scot Wolfe, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Title: "Programmable nucleases: changing the landscape of experimental biology"
Host: Larry Zwiebel

Oct. 28,2013

Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University
Title: "Communication, Cooperation and Conflict in Ant Societies"
Host: Patrick Abbot

Oct. 21, 2013

Julián Hillyer, Vanderbilt University
Title: "Infectino-induced interaction between the mosquito circulatory and immune systems"
Host: Charles Singleton

Oct. 14, 2013

Brad Davidson, Swarthmore College
Title: "Sticky signals: Adhesion and heart specification in a simple chordate"
Host: Simon Wu

Nov. 4, 2013

Graduate Students Research in Progress Seminars
Noah Green (McMahon Lab); "The Role of Melatonin in the Photoperiodic Programming of the Serotonergic System and Affective Behaviors", Léolène Jean (Webb Lab): "Activation of Rac by Asef2 Promotes Myosin II-Dependent Contractility to Inhibit Cell Migration on Type I Collegen"
Host: Department

Nov. 18, 2013

Gregor Neuert, Vanderbilt University, Title: Quantitative approaches in signaling and regulation of the "dark matter" of the genome
Host: Antonis Rokas

Nov. 11, 2013

Jack Horner, Montana State University, Title: "The 'social ecology' of Dinosaurs"
Host: Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Mar. 31, 2014

Fred Hughson, University of Cambridge (CANCELLED) , Topic: "Multisubunit machines in intracellular trafficking: Scaffolding vesicle docking and fusion"
Host: Lauren Jackson

Mar. 3, 2014 No seminar - Spring break
Mar. 24, 2014

Graduate Student Research in Progress Talks , Heng Dai (McMahon Lab): "The role of dopamine in retinal and visual function", Udo Obodo (Friedman Lab): "Stimulation of de novo telomere addition by Saccharomyces cervisia telomere-binding protein Rap1p"
Host: Department

Mar. 20, 2014

Bruce Patton, Oregon Health & Science University, Title: "Coding specificity in the neuromuscular axis: synapse formation, myelination, and sarcolemmal folding"
Host: Graduate Student Association (GSA),
* Thursday seminar

Mar. 17, 2014

Wallace Marshall, University of California-San Francisco
Title: "How cells control size and proportion"
Host: Chris Janetopoulos

Mar. 10, 2014 Jon P. Boyle, University of Pittsburgh, Title: "Using comparative genomics to identify key host-interacting proteins in the human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii"
Host: Julián Hillyer
Jul. 29, 2013

Shuqun Shi, Vanderbilt University
Title: "Disruption of Circadian Clock Leads to Metabolic Deregulation: A Role for Bmal2 in Physiology"
Host: Department

Jul. 18, 2013

Markus Aebi, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
Title: "The Making of N-glycoproteins"
Host: Todd Graham

Jan. 30, 2014*

Faculty Search Candidate - Tiffany Schmidt, Johns Hopkins University
Title: "Shedding light on vision: new roles for photoreceptive ganglion cells",
*NOTE: Special Thursday seminar date

Jan. 27, 2014 Faculty Search Candidate - Zeba Wunderlich, Harvard Medical School
Title: "Interrogating gene regulatory circuit function using natural variation in animals"
Jan. 20, 2014

Faculty Search Candidate - James Collins, University of Illinois
Title: "It's no fluke! Using planarians to guide our understanding of schistosomes"

Jan. 13, 2014

Faculty Search Candidate - Lesley MacNeil, University of Massachusetts
Title: "Genomic approaches to understanding the roles of diet and metabolism in C. elegans development"

Feb. 3, 2014

Faculty Search Candidate - Maulik Patel, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-Seattle
Title: "Genetic conflicts in mitochondrial biology"

Feb. 24, 2014

Doug Cavener, Pennsylvania State University
Title: "The tale of two kinases from regulation of insulin secretion to maternal programming of adult metabolism", Host: Jim Patton

Feb. 17, 2014

BioSci Grad Student Research in Progress Seminar, Mahesh Rao (Patton Lab): "GABA Mediated Regeneration in the Retina"
Host: Department

Feb. 10, 2014 Faculty Search Candidate - Eric Greer, Harvard Medical School
Title: "Heritable Epigenetics of Complex Traits in C. elegans"
Dec. 9, 2013

Steve Reppert, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Topic: "Monarch Butterfly Migration: From Behavior to Neurons to Genes"
Host: Larry Zwiebel

Dec. 16, 2013

Graduate Students Research in Progress Seminars, Stacey Lee (Gamse Lab): "Kctd12 and Ulk2 regulate habenular dendritogenesis and behavior", Jason Metcalf (Bordenstein Lab): "Recurrent Horizontal transfer of a Functional Antibacterial Gene Across All Domains of Life"
Host: Department

Aug. 26, 2013

Irene Newton, Indiana University-Bloomington
Title: "Necessity is the mother of invention: actin manipulations by the ubiquitous intracellular parasite Wolbachia"
Host: Seth Bordenstein

Apr. 7, 2014

Marcus Kronforst, University of Chicago, Topic: "Characterizing the molecular basis of 'supergene' mimicry in butterflies"
Host: Patrick Abbot

Apr. 28, 2014

Stephen Weiss, University of Michigan, Title: "Proteolytic Remodeling of the Extracellular Matrix: A Journey from Development to Neoplasia"
Host: Kendal Broadie

Apr. 21, 2014

Jay Storz, University of Nebraska, Title: "Is molecular adaptation predictable? Insights from vertebrate hemoglobins"
Host: Patrick Abbot

Apr. 14, 2014

Lauren Jackson, Vanderbilt University, Title: "Molecular mechanisms of vesicle assembly in membrane trafficking pathways"
Host: Association of Biology Students

 

Date Seminar
 2009-2010  
 Sep. 10, 2009
4:00 pm

Vince Cassone, Ph.D, University of Kentucky

Sep. 17, 2009
4:00 pm

David M. Geiser, Ph.D., PennState

Sep. 24, 2009
4:00 pm

Vivian Siegel Ph.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Oct. 1, 2009
4:00 am

Louis J. Muglia, M.D., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Title: "Comparative Genomic Analysis of Birth"

Oct. 8, 2009
4:00 pm

Takato Imaizumi, Ph.D University of Washington
Title: "How plants sense the seasons: the role of FKF1 blue-light photoreceptor in day-length measurement"

Oct. 15, 2009
4:00 pm

Brandt Eichman, Ph.D Vanderbilt University
Title: Structural Biology of DNA Replication and Repair Machines

Oct. 29, 2009
4:00 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Daniel Carlin, Solnica-Krezel Lab
Jason Pitts, Zwiebel Lab

Nov. 5, 2009
4:00 pm
John Rawls, Ph.D., UNC

Title: "Host-microbe relationships in the zebrafish digestive tract".  
Faculty Host: Josh Gamse

Nov. 12, 2009
4:00 pm
Mary Zutter, Ph.D., Department of Pathology and Vanderbilt -Ingram Cancer Center

Faculty host: Julian Hillyer

Nov. 19, 2009
4:00 pm

Eric Skaar, Ph.D.,  Vanderbilt Medical Center, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Title: "The Battle for Metal at the Host-Pathogen Interface".
Faculty host: Antonis Rokas

Dec. 3, 2009
4:00 pm

Robert Sclafani, Ph.D University of Colorodo-Denver
Title: "Regulation of Genomic Replication and Fidelity by Cdc7-Dbf4 and Rad53 Kinases"
Faculty host: Dan Kaplan

Dec. 10, 2009
4:00 pm

David Daleke, Ph.D Indiana University School of Medicine
Title: Identification and Substrate Specificity of the Aminophospholipid Flippase
Facuty host: Todd Graham

Dec. 17, 2009
4:00 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Patrick Robertson, Eichman Lab
Gulfem Guler, Fanning Lab

Jan. 7, 2010
4:00 pm
Faculty Search

Nicole Gray , Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Title:  "MAMP-Activated Innate Immunity in Arabidopsis: Pathogen Recognition and Chemical Defense"

Jan. 11, 2010
4:00 pm
Faculty Search

Mary Gehring, Ph. D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Title: "Epigenetic Reprogramming during plant reproduction"

Jan. 14, 2010
4:00 pm
Faculty Search

Faculty Host: Department

Jan. 18, 2010
4:00 pm
Faculty Search

Rebecca Wingert, Ph.D., Center for Regenerative Medicine and Technology
Title: "Kidney development and regeneration in the zebrafish"

Jan. 21, 2010
4:00 pm
Faculty Search

Kelly Monk, Ph.D., Stanford University
Title: "A Genetic Screen in Zebrafish Uncovers New Regulators of Myelination"

Jan. 28, 2010
4:00 pm
Faculty Search

Ryan Anderson, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Title: "Mechanisms of pancreatic beta cell neogenesis in zebrafish."

Feb. 4, 2010
4:00 pm
Chris Burd, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Faculty Host: Todd Graham
Feb. 11, 2010
4:00 pm
Sten Vermund, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Title: "Current research initiatives in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health"
Faculty Host: Julian Hillyer

Feb. 18, 2010
4:00 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Jenifer Ferguson, Friedman Lab
Robert Taylor, Gamse Lab

Feb. 25, 2010
4:00 pm

Dr. Ehab Abouheif, Ph.D., McGill University
Faculty Host: Dan Funk

Mar. 18, 2010
4:00 pm

Andrew Read, Ph.D, Penn State  Cancelled
Faculty Host: Patrick Abbot

Mar. 25, 2010
4:00 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Diane Kanter, Kaplan Lab
Morgan Sammons, Link Lab

Apr. 1, 2010
4:00 pm

Kevin Myles,Ph.D, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Faculty Host: Julian Hillyer

Apr. 8, 2010
4:00 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Wan-Hsin Lin, Webb Lab

Apr. 15, 2010
4:00 pm

Michael Bess, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Title: "Human Genetic Technologies Through the Year 2060: Social and Moral Implications"
Host: Biological Sciences Graduate Student Association

Apr. 22, 2010
4:00 pm

Scott M. Williams, Ph.D., Center for Human Genetics Research, Vanderbilt University
Host: Antonis Rokas

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Date Seminar
 2010-2011  
Aug. 30, 2010
4:10 pm

Patrick Abbot, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Sep. 6, 2010
4:10 pm

No Seminar - Labor Day

Sep. 13, 2010
4:10 pm

Seth Bordenstein, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Sep. 20, 2010
4:10 pm

Will Talbot, Ph.D., Stanford School of Medicine
Title: "Genetic analysis of myelination in zebrafish"
Host: Josh Gamse

Sep. 27, 2010
4:10 pm

Tom Dockendorff Ph.D, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Title: "The fragile X protein and pathways to memory"
Host: Kendal Broadie

Oct. 4, 2010
4:10 pm

Neil Hackett, Ph.D., Cornell University
Title: Gene therapy for neurological lysosomal storage diseases. From mouse to clinical study in Batten disease.
Host: Carl Johnson

Oct. 11, 2010
4:10 pm

No Seminar - Fall Break

 

Oct. 19, 2010
3:00 pm
Special Time and Date

Dr. Ludger Johannes, Institut Curie Paris, France
Host: Todd Graham

Oct. 25, 2010
4:10 pm

Ken Catania, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

Nov. 1, 2010
4:10 pm

Bik K. Tye, Ph.D.
Host: Dr. Ellen Fanning

Nov. 8, 2010
4:10 pm

Patrick Emery, Ph.D., UMass Medical School
Title: Plastic clocks: How light and temperature inputs shape Drosophila circadian behavior

Nov. 15, 2010
4:10 pm

Open Seminar Date

Nov. 22, 2010
4:10 pm

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

 

Nov. 29, 2010
4:10 pm

Daniela Zarnescu, Ph.D., University of Arizona Tucson
Host: Kendal Broadie

Dec. 6, 2010
4:10 pm

Eric Toth, Ph.D.
Host: Dr. Brandt Eichman

Dec. 13, 2010
4:10 pm

Open Seminar Date

Jan. 6, 2011
4:00 pm
Special Time and Date

David Hyde, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Title: “Seeing Is Believing: Regulating Photoreceptor Regeneration from Muller Glia in the Adult  Zebrafish Retina"

Jan. 17, 2011
4:10 pm
Kirsten Bomblies, Ph.D.,Harvard University

Host: Dr. Seth Bordenstein

Jan. 24, 2011
4:10 pm
Open Seminar Date
Jan. 31, 2011
4:10 pm

Andrew Read, Ph.D., Penn State
Title: “The future of infectious disease in a pharmaceutical age.”

Feb. 7, 2011
4:10 pm

Open Seminar Date

Feb. 14, 2011
4:10 pm

Hans Thewissen, Ph.D., Northeastern Ohio Universities
Title: Hearing and Balance as a Model System in Evolution, Development, and Conservation of Whales
Host: Biological Sciences Graduate Students Association

Feb. 21, 2011
4:10 pm
Yao Xu, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, Johnson Lab

Title: "Molecular Analyses of a Circadian System"

Host: Biological Sciences Dept.

Feb. 28, 2011
4:10 pm
David Cliffel, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry, Vanderbilt University
Title: multianalyte microphysiometry: a new tool for real-time quantitative biology
Mar. 7, 2011
4:10 pm
No Seminar - Spring Break
Mar. 14, 2011
4:10 pm
Rhoel Dinglasan, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Title: A "Match.com" approach to identifying ookinete binding partners on the mosquito midgut surface
Host: Dr. Julián F. Hillyer
Mar. 21, 2011
4:10 pm
Graduate Student Dissertation Defense
Patrick Jones, Zwiebel Lab
Mar. 28, 2011
4:10 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar
Joshua Clanton, Gamse Lab
Apr. 4, 2011
4:10 pm
Laura Harrington, Ph.D., Cornell University
Title: "Reproductive success of mosquito vectors: why male biology matters"
Host: Julian Hillyer
Apr. 11, 2011
4:10 pm
Stephen Dobson, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Host: Seth Bordenstein & Larry Zwiebel
Apr. 18, 2011
4:10 pm
Dean Hamer, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
Title: "Sex, Science, and Society "
Host: Biological Sciences Graduate Students Association
Apr. 25, 2011
4:10 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar
Joshua Broussard, Webb Lab
Caleb Doll, Gamse Lab
May. 9, 2011
4:10 pm
David Merritt, Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia
Host: Carl Johnson
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Date Seminar
 2011-2012  
Aug. 1, 2011
4:10 pm
Lauren Jackson, Ph.D., University of Cambridge
Title: "Structural basis for endocytic cargo recognition at the plasma membrane"
Host: Gerald Stubbs
Aug. 19, 2011
11:00 am
Leticia Vega, Ph.D.
Title: "Getting to the end: Pif1p, telomeres and telomerase in S. cerevisiae"
Host: Kathy Friedman

NOTE: Seminar will take place in 415 A-D Light Hall

Aug. 22, 2011
4:10 pm
Donna Webb, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Title: “The Migration Machinery: Moving Memories and Cells”
Aug. 29, 2011
4:10 pm
David Miller, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Title: "Mechanisms for building and remodeling neurons"

Host: Charles Singleton

Sep. 5, 2011
4:10 pm

No Seminar - Labor Day Holiday

Sep. 12, 2011
4:10 pm
Jay Evans, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Host: Patrick Abbot
Sep. 19, 2011
4:10 pm
John McCutcheon, Ph.D., University of Montana
Title: "Extreme genome reduction and metabolic complementarity in bacterial symbionts of sap-feeding insects"
Host: Patrick Abbot
Sep. 26, 2011
4:10 pm
Maurine Neiman, Ph.D., Iowa University
Host: Daniel Funk
Oct. 3, 2011
4:10 pm
No Seminar - Fall Break
Oct. 10, 2011
4:10 pm
Dan Kaplan, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Title: "Insights into the Initiation of DNA Replication"
Oct. 17, 2011
4:10 pm
Heather Broihier, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
Title: "Of regulatory loops and microtubule loops: FOXO controls synaptic microtubule stability."
Host: Kendal Broadie
Oct. 24, 2011
4:10 pm
Cheryl Gatto, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Host: Kendal Broadie
Oct. 31, 2011

No Seminar

Nov. 7, 2011
4:10 pm
George Somero, Ph.D., Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
Title: "Exploiting \'mussel-power\' in evolutionary physiology: insights into protein evolution, biogeography and internal rhythms in congeners of Mytilus"
Host: Carl Johnson
Nov. 14, 2011
4:10 pm
Alex Raikhel, Ph.D,, University of California Riverside
Title: Regulatory pathways controlling mosquito reproduction
Host: Larry Zwiebel
Nov. 17, 2011
4:10 pm
Julian Hillyer, Ph.D, Vanderbilt University

NOTE: Seminar will take place in Stevenson Center room 4309

Nov. 21, 2011
4:10 pm

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 28, 2011
4:10 pm
Kevin Ess, Ph.D, Vanderbilt University

Host: Bubba Singleton

Jan. 9, 2012
4:10 pm
Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University

Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University

Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University

4th year review

Jan. 16, 2012
4:10 pm
Jeremy Kay, Harvard University: Molecular mechanisms that assemble neural circuits in the developing visual system

Jeremy Kay, Harvard University

Host: Charles Singleton

Jan. 23, 2012
4:10 pm

George Somero, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford

Titlte: "Exploiting \'mussel-power\' in evolutionary physiology: Insights into protein evolution, biogeography and internal rhythms in congeners of Mytilus"

George Somero, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford

Host: Carl Johnson

 

Jan. 30, 2012
4:10 pm

Jereme Lynch, University of Cologne

Title: Axes to Grind: Dynamics of Patterning Information, Cell Fate Specification, and Morphogenesis in Embryonic Development and Evolution.

Host: Charles Singleton

Feb. 6, 2012
4:10 pm

Wilson Clements, Ph.D., Univ. of California, San Diego

Title: Wnt16 in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Specification and Leukemia

Host: Charles Singleton

Feb. 13, 2012
4:10 pm
David Weaver, Ph.D: University Massachusetts Medical School: “The role of CLOCK in Mammalian Circadian Rhythms"

Host: Carl Johnson

Feb. 20, 2012
4:10 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

John Gibbons & Abby Olena

 

Feb. 27, 2012
4:10 pm
Michael Galko, PH.D

, University of Texas

Host: Kendal Broadie

Mar. 5, 2012
4:10 pm

Dr. Rick Firtel, UC San Diego

Title: "Integrating genetics, cell signaling, and engineering to understand chemotaxis"

Host: Chris Janetopoulos

Mar. 12, 2012
4:10 pm

Dr. John Adams, University of South Florida

Title: "Large-scale random transposon mutagenesis of Plasmodium falciparum and the capacity for whole genome functional screens"

Host: Julian Hillyer

Mar. 19, 2012
4:10 pm

Dr. Charles Barlowe, Ph.D., Dartmouth University

Title: Coordinating COPII-Dependent Transport and ER Quality Control

Dr. Todd Graham, Host

Mar. 26, 2012
4:10 pm
Jerry Coyne Ph.D, University of Chicago

Host: Graduate Students

Mar. 30, 2012
4:10 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Jonas King and Ryan Baldridge, Bordenstein Lab

Apr. 2, 2012
4:10 pm

Matt Hahn, PhD., Indiana University

Title: Gene gain, gene loss, and gene movement in evolution              

Host: Patrick Abbot

Apr. 9, 2012
4:10 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Tessy Sebastian & Chunyao Wei

Apr. 16, 2012
4:10 pm
Graduate Student Research in Progress Seminar

Suraj Adhikary & Charlene Hawkins

Apr. 23, 2012
4:10 pm

David Hall, Ph.D., University of Georgia

Title: "The effects of kin selection on rates of molecular evolution in social insects".

Host: Patrick Abbot

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Date Seminar
 2012-2013  
Aug. 20, 2012
4:10 pm
Josh Gamse, Vanderbilt University

Host: Charles Singleton

Aug. 27, 2012
4:10 pm
Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University

Host: Charles Singleton

Sep. 3, 2012
4:10 pm
Seth Bordenstein, Vanderbilt University

Host: Charles Singleton

Sep. 10, 2012
4:10 pm
Harold Zakon, University of Texas-Austin

Title: "Molecular Evolution meets Neurobiology: sodium channel evolution in electric fishes"

Host: Antonis Rokas

Sep. 17, 2012
4:10 pm
Fang Yan, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University

Title: Probiotic-derived soluble factors regulate host defense mechanisms: impact on digestive health

Host: Seth Bordenstein

Sep. 24, 2012
4:10 pm
Laura Corley Lavine, Washington State University

Title: Mechanisms of growth and development in the weapons of sexual selection: insights from beetles with exaggerated horns and mandibles

Host: Julian Hillyer

Oct. 1, 2012
4:10 pm
Joann Romano-Keeler, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University

Title:  Intestinal Tissue versus Fecal Microbiome as a Risk Factor for Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Host: Seth Bordenstein

Oct. 8, 2012
4:10 pm
Ana Calvo, Northern Illinois University

Ana Calvo, Northern Illinois University

Title: Regulation of Mycotoxin Production and Fungal Development by veA-dependent Mechanisms

Host: Antonis Rokas

Oct. 15, 2012
4:10 pm
Linda Billings, The George Washington University

Linda Billings, The George Washington University

Titel: Life on Mars! Challenges in Communicating the Complexities of Astrobiology Research

Host: The Graduate Student Association

Oct. 22, 2012
4:10 pm
Bonny Brewer, Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington in Seattle

Bonny Brewer, Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington in Seattle

Title: Replication of the ribosomal DNA locus: lifespan, calorie restriction and primordial dwarfism

Host: Kathy Friedman

Oct. 29, 2012
4:10 pm
Chris Janetopoulos, Vanderbilt University

Title: Making Sense of Chemotaxis and Cell Polarity: Biophysical Approaches and Novel Microfluidic Assays

Host: Charles Singleton

Nov. 5, 2012
4:10 pm
Ioannis Stergiopoulos, UC Davis

Ioannis Stergiopoulos, UC Davis

Title: Immunity in plants: Old concepts and new insights illuminated by Dothideomycete comparative genomics

Host: Antonis Rokas

Nov. 12, 2012
4:10 pm
Su Guo, UCSF

Su Guo, University of California, San Francisco

Title: Asymmetric Division, Notch Signaling, and Stem Cell Fate

Host: Josh Gamse

Nov. 19, 2012 No seminar-Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Nov. 26, 2012
4:10 pm
Michael Sutton, University of Michigan

Michael Sutton, University of Michigan

Title: Tuning neurotransmission through local protein synthesis at the synapse

Host: Kendal Broadie

Dec. 3, 2012
4:10 pm
Faculty Search Seminar- Jeremy Wilusz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jeremy Wilusz-  Faculty Search Seminar

Title: Changing dogmas of post-transcriptional control: Lessons from a noncoding RNA

Host: Charles Singleton

Dec. 10, 2012
4:10 pm
Faculty Search Seminar- Dipali Sashital, The Scripps Research Institute

Dipali Sashital- Faculty Search Seminar

Title: Structure, function and assembly of RNA-protein complexes involved in bacterial adaptive immunity and protein synthesis

Host: Charles Singleton

Dec. 13, 2012
4:10 pm
Faculty Search Seminar- Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, University of Colorado

Jayakrishnan Nandakumar- Faculty Search Seminar

Title: Roles of the telomere protein complex POT1-TPP1 in chromosome end protection and end replication

Host: Charles Singleton

Dec. 17, 2012
4:10 pm
Faculty Search Seminar- Hasan Yardimci, Harvard Medical School

Hasan Yardimci- Faculty Search Seminar

Title: Single-molecule studies of replicative DNA helicases

Host: Charles Singleton

Dec. 24, 2012 No seminar-Christmas Holiday

 

Dec. 31, 2012
4:10 pm
Faculty Search Seminar

Faculty Search Seminar

 

Host: Charles Singleton

Jan. 7, 2013
4:10 pm
Faculty Search Seminar- Lauren Jackson, University of Cambridge

Lauren Jackson- Faculty Search Seminar

Title: Mechanisms of cargo sorting in membrane trafficking pathways

Host: Charles Singleton

Jan. 14, 2013
4:10 pm
Faculty search seminar

 

Jan. 21, 2013
4:10 pm
Open Seminar Date

 

Jan. 28, 2013
4:10 pm
Faculty search seminar

 

Feb. 4, 2013
4:10 pm
Open Seminar Date

 

 

 

Feb. 11, 2013
4:10 pm
Dr. John Hogenesch, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. John Hogenesch, University of Pennsylvania

 

 Title: Circadian network dynamics: the clock and its output. 

Host: Doug McMahon

Feb. 18, 2013
4:10 pm
Yuantai Wu , BioSci Graduate Students RIP

Yuantai Wu, Vanderbilt University, (Chris Janetopoulos Lab), RIP

Host: Department

Feb. 25, 2013
4:10 pm
Open Seminar Date

 

Mar. 4, 2013
4:10 pm
Eric Underbakke, The Scripps Research Institute

Eric Underbakke, The Scripps Research Institute

Title: Higher-order domain architecture of the nitric oxide receptor soluble guanylate cyclase.
 

Host: Department

Mar. 11, 2013
4:10 pm
Robert Piper, University of Iowa

Robert Piper, University of Iowa

Title: Recognition and sorting of ubiquitinated proteins on endosomes

Host: Todd Graham

Mar. 18, 2013
4:10 pm
Peijun Ma and Dawit Jowhar, BioSci Graduate Students, RIP

Peijun Ma, Vanderbilt University (Carl Johnson Lab) RIP

Dawit Jowhar, Vanderbilt University (Chris Janetopoulos Lab) RIP

Host: Department

Mar. 25, 2013
4:10 pm
Tobias Meyer, Stanford University

Tobias Meyer, Stanford University

Title: Parallel live cell imaging identifies two regulated decision points for entry into the mammalian cell cycle

Host: Chris Janetopoulos

Apr. 1, 2013
4:10 pm
Susan Baserga, Ph.D Yale University

Susan Baserga, Ph.D Yale University

 

Host: Josh Gamse

Apr. 8, 2013
4:10 pm
Kamya Rajaram, BioSci Graduate Student RIP

Kamya Rajaram, Vanderbilt University (Jim Patton Lab), RIP

Host: Department

Apr. 15, 2013
4:10 pm
Chao Liu, BioSci Graduate Student, RIP

Chao Liu, Vanderbilt University (Larry Zwiebel Lab) RIP

Host: Department

Apr. 22, 2013
4:10 pm
Leonidas Salichos and Corey Evans, BioSci Graduate Student RIPS

Leondias Salichos, Vanderbilt University (Antonis Rokas Lab), RIP

Corey Evans, Vanderbilt University (Donna Webb Lab), RIP

Host: Department

Apr. 29, 2013
4:10 pm
Sataree Khuansuwan and Neil Dani, BioSci Graduate Student RIPS

Sataree Khuansuwan, Vanderbilt University (Josh Gamse Lab), RIP

Neil Dani, Vanderbilt University (Kendal Broadie Lab), RIP

Host: Department

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