Autumn Quarter 2008 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s)
Sept 29 Dr. Elke Buschbeck
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

"Learning from unusual visual systems: diversity in form and function"
Oct 6 Dr. Gary Barrett
Institute of Ecology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

"Integrative Science: A 5-year B.S. Degree as a Vital Component"

Host lab: Kaneshiro
Oct 13 Dr. Kristen Scott
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology
Helen Wills
Neuroscience Institute
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

"Taste recognition in Drosophila"

Host lab: Rollmann
Oct 20 Dr. Lynne Houck
Department of Zoology
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

"Salamander courtship pheromones: from molecules to mating"

Host lab: Rollmann
Oct 27 Dr. Tom Cronin
Department of Biology
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD

"The evolution of color and polarization opsins in stomatopod crustaceans"

Host lab: Layne
Nov 3 Dr. Karin Pfennig
Department of Biology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

"The evolutionary and ecological implications of fitness trade-offs in mate recognition"

Host lab: Buchholz
Nov 10 Dr. Mariana Wolfner
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

"With love from me to you": cross-talk between male molecules and female environment to regulate egg production and sperm storage in Drosophila"

Host labs: Polak
Nov 17 No Seminar
Nov 24 Dr. Timothy Wright
Department of Biology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM

"Babel's birds: Evolution of vocal diversity in Neotropical parrots"

Host lab: Petren
Dec 1 Dr. Thomas Seeley
Department of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

"House hunting by honey bees: a study of effective group decision making"

Host lab: Layne/Rollmann
Winter Quarter 2009 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s)
*Jan 8*

Dr. Sarah Gilman
Joint Science Department
The Claremont Colleges
W. M. Keck Science Center
Claremont, CA

"Where does climate matter? linking ecology, biogeography, and physiology on rocky shores"

**12:30pm in 301 Braunstein Hall**

Host lab: Petren

Jan 12 Dr. Scott Pletcher
Huffington Center in Ageing & Molecular & Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

"Modulation of Drosophila lifespan and physiology through perceptual systems "

Host lab: Rollmann
*Jan 13*

Dr. Joshua Gross
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

"The genetic basis for regressive and constructive traits in the blind Mexican cavefish, Astyanax mexicanus"

**12:30pm in 301 Braunstein Hall**

Host lab: Petren

Jan 19 Dr. Martin Luther King holiday
*Jan 22*

Dr. Regina Baucom
Department of Genetics
University of Georgia
Athens, GA

"Selection across the biological hierarchy: the community, the population and the genome"

**12:30pm in 301 Braunstein Hall**

Host lab: Petren

*Jan 23* Special Public Lecture

Dr. Sarah Tishkoff
Departments of Genetics and Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

"Genetic and Phenotypic Variation among Africans: Implications for Studies of Human Evolution and Disease"

Co-sponsored with the University of Cincinnati Fellows of the Graduate School and the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry and Microbiology
Jan 26

Dr. Luciano Matzkin
Division of Biological Sciences
Section of Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

"The genetics and ecological genomics of adaptation in cactophilic Drosophila"

**12:30pm in 400B Tangeman University Center**

Host lab: Petren

*Jan 29*

Dr. Nicole Riddle
Department of Biology
Washington University
St Louis, MO

"Heterochromatin Formation in Drosophila"

**12:30pm in 301 Braunstein Hall**

Host lab: Petren

Feb 2 Dr. Yoshinori Tomoyasu
Department of Zoology
Miami University
Oxford, OH

"To beetle or Not to beetle, an evo-devo story of how beetles came to be"

Host lab: Buchholz
*Feb 5*

Dr. Allen Olmstead
Mid-Continent Ecology Division
Environmental Protection Agency
Duluth, MN

"Amphibian Endocrine Toxicology: Altered Sexual Differentiation in Xenopus tropicalis"

**12:30pm in 301 Braunstein Hall**

Host lab: Petren

Feb 9 Dr. Brian Gebelein
Department of Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

"Patterning the fly nervous system"

Host labs: Polak/Rollmann
Feb 16 Dr. Peter Scheifele
CAHS Communications Sciences & Disorders
Bioacoustics/Physical Acoustics/Neuroaudiology
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

"Current research in animal audiology"

Host labs: Petren/Rollmann
Feb 23 Dr. Christina Grozinger
Department of Entomology
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"Genomic analysis of reproduction and chemical communication in honey bees"

Host lab: Rollmann
Mar 2 Dr. Mark Frye
Department of Physiological Science
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

"Sensory-motor integration in Drosophila: neuromechanics and circuits"

Host labs: Layne/Rollmann
Mar 9

Dr. Carlos Bustamante
Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


"Global Distribution of Genomic Diversity Underscores Rich Complex History of Continental Human Populations"

Co-sponsored with the Department of Environmental Health and Center for Environmental Genetics
Host lab: Kaneshiro

Spring Quarter 2009 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s)
March 30 Dr. Randal Voss
Department of Biology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

"Evolution of Species Differences: Alternate Modes of Development in Tiger Salamanders"

Host lab: Buchholz
April 6 Dr. Kathleen A. Killian
Department of Zoology
Miami University
Oxford, OH

"Aggression, social status and adult neurogenesis in the cricket"

Host lab: Buschbeck
April 13 Dr. Matthias Tschoep
Departments of Psychiatry and Medicine
Obesity Research Centre/Genome Research Institute
University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH

"Gut Hormones as a Drug Target for the Metabolic Syndrome"

Host lab: Rollmann/Petren
April 20 Dr. Jorge Santodomingo
Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, OH

"Identifying avian sources of fecal pollution in environmental waters"

Host lab: Grogan
April 27 Dr. Hazel Barton
Ashland Endowed Professor of Integrative Science
Department of Biological Sciences
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY

"Life on the Edge of Empty: Cave Geomicrobiology"

Host lab: Grogan
May 4

Dr. Michelle Boone
Department of Zoology
Miami University
Oxford, OH

"How Amphibian Communities Respond to Pesticides: From Mesocosms to Nature"

Host lab: Buchholz

May 11

Dr. Bruce A. Schulte
Department of Biology
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA

"A Behavior Conservation Approach for Studying Chemical Communication and Social Behavior in Elephants"

Host lab: Dept. Biological Sciences graduate students

May 18 Dr. Jeb Owen
Department of Entomology
Washington State University
Pullman, WA

"Inserting a parasite into ecological immunology:
Exploration of avian immune defense against an ectoparasite"

Host lab: Polak
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
June 1

Dr. George Uetz
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH


Host lab: Tepperman

June 4

Dr. George Hill
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Levi Watkins, Jr. Professor and
Assoc. Dean for Diversity in Medical Education
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


"What can molecular biologists and biochemists do to address racial health disparities?"


Host lab: Kaneshiro

For information regarding these seminars, contact Dr. Daniel Buchholz orĀ  Dr. Stephanie Rollmann.

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