Autumn Quarter 2009 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s)
Sept 28

Dr. Richard P. Elinson
Department of Biological Sciences
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

"EvoDevo of direct development, an alternative frog life history"

Host lab: Buchholz

Oct 5

Dr. Valeria A. Conforti
Center for Conservation and
Research of Endangered Wildlife
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Cincinnati, OH

"Reproductive biotechnologies for conservation of endangered cats"

Host lab: Buchholz

Oct 12 No seminar
Oct 19

Dr. George Langford
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

"Actin Cytoskeleton in Axonal Transport and Cell Migration: Live Cell Imaging"

Host lab: Kaneshiro

Oct 26

Dr. Brian L. Storz
Department of Biology
Centre College
Danville, KY

"The ultimate and proximate regulation of cannibalistic tadpole development in spadefoot toads"

Host lab: Buchholz

Nov 2

Dr. Robert A. Skipper, Jr
Department of Philosophy
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

"Coyne vs. Wade on Wright's Shifting Balance: Localizing Influence in Scientific Controversies"

Host lab: Buchholz

Nov 9

Dr. Trevor D. Price
Department of Ecology and Evolution
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

"Ecological influences on bird speciation"

Host lab: Petren

Nov 16

Dr. John D. Harder
Department of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

"Neuroendocrinology of estrus and ovulation in opossums: the role of male stimuli"

Host lab: Buchholz

Nov 23

Darwin Sesquicentennial Celebration Symposium: "The Vision and Legacy of Charles Darwin"

Speakers include Kenneth Petren (University of Cincinnati), Arnold Miller (University of Cincinnati), C. Owen Lovejoy (Kent State University), Mohamed Noor (Duke University, awarded the 2008 Darwin-Wallace Medal by the Linnean Society of London), and David Quammen (Montana State University)

For symposium details please see


Radiation Retraining

Nov 30

Dr. David Weisrock
Department of Biology
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

"New perspectives on species delimitation and phylogeny reconstruction: examples from salamanders and lemurs"

Host lab: DeBry

Winter Quarter 2010 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s)
Jan 4

Dr. Christina Grozinger
Department of Entomology
Center for Chemical Ecology
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

"Genomics and evolution of chemical communication systems in social insects"

Host lab: Rollmann

Jan 11

Dr. Carolyn Price
Department of Cancer and Cell Biology
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

"New telomere proteins that are involved in telomere replication and de novo telomere synthesis"

Host lab: Kaneshiro

Jan 18 Dr. Martin Luther King's Day Holiday
Jan 25

Dr. Greg Byrnes
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

"On a wing and a prayer: ecological and biomechanical insights into the origins of gliding in mammals"

Host lab: Jayne

Feb 1

Dr. John Klein and Tom Borgman
Hamilton County Parks
Cincinnati, OH

"So Many Deer, So Little Biodiversity"


"Good Plants Gone Bad"

Host lab: Buchholz

Feb 8

Dr. Steven de Belle
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Program Officer
Animal Behavior Program
National Science Foundation

"Pavlov's Flies: Behavioral Neurobiology of Learning & Memory in Drosophila"

Host lab: Rollmann

Feb 15

Dr. Ivan Gomez-Mestre
Instituto Cantabrico de Biodiversidad
Universidad de Oviedo
Depto. de Biologia de Organismos y Sistemas

"'From plasticity to diversity: the role of plasticity in evolution from an amphibian perspective"

Host lab: Buchholz

Feb 22

Dr. Robert J. Denver
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

"Stress hormones: mediators of developmental plasticity"

Host lab: Buchholz

Mar 1

Dr. Theodore Morgan
Department of Biology
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS

"The genomics and evolution of thermotolerance in Drosophila"

Host lab: Rollmann

Mar 8

Dr. Nusha Keyghobadi
Department of Biology
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada

"Issues of scale in landscape genetics: case studies using insects"

Host lab: Matter

Spring Quarter 2010 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s)
Mar 29

Dr. Madhuri Kango-Singh
Department of Biology
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH

"The role of Hippo signaling pathway in development and in cancer"

Host lab: Buchholz

Apr 5

Dr. Rudolf Raff
Indiana Molecular Biology Institute
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

"Hunting the First Embryos"

Host lab: Buchholz

Apr 12

Dr. Amy Henrici
Division of Vertebrate Paleontology
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Pittsburgh, PA

"Digging through the past: the evolution of burrowing in frogs"

Host lab: Buchholz

Apr 19

Dr. James Tiedje
University Distinguished Professor of Microbiology
Director of the National Science Foundation Center for Microbial Ecology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

"The New Science of Metagenomics: Promises, Advances, Challenges"

Host lab: Kaneshiro

Co-sponsorship by the Fellows of the Graduate School and Sigma Xi

Apr 26

Dr. Karin Pfennig
Department of Biology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

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

Host lab: Buchholz

May 3

Dr. Anand Ray
Department of Entomology
University of California Riverside
Riverside, CA

"Novel approaches to modify olfactory system function in insects"

Host lab: Rollmann

May 10

Dr. David Pfennig
Department of Biology
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

"Polyphenism and the origins of diversity"

Host lab: Buchholz

May 17

Dr. John Darling
Cincinnati Environmental Protection Agency
Cincinnati, OH

"More than one way to invade: lessons from genetic studies of invasive Carcinus shore crabs"

Host lab: Petren

May 24

Dr. Carol Lee
Center of Rapid Evolution
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

"Evolution of ionic regulation during habitat invasions"

Host lab: Graduate student invitation

May 31 Memorial Day Holiday

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