THURSDAYS at 4:00 p.m.
*Location: 228 NSC

February 10 (Zoom)
Tanja A Godenschwege, PhD
Florida Atlantic University; Attraction: A link between metabolism, behavior, and neurodegeneration

February 17 (In-person & Zoom)
Dae-Kyum Kim, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Center; Environment-dependent binary protein interactome of a cell

February 24 (In-person & Zoom)
Research Showcase:
 Current work by graduate students Crystal Tomlin (Lindqvist) and Petar Pajic (Gokcumen)

March 3 (In-person & Zoom)
Naoki Masuda, PhD
UB Mathematics; Gene network analysis: Revealing adaptive structural variants and quantifying omnigenic models

March 10  (Zoom)
Robert Last, PhD
Michigan State University; The tip of the trichome: Evolution of metabolic diversity in tomato and its relatives

March 31 (In-person & Zoom)
Derek Daniels,
UB Biological Sciences; Glucagon-like peptide-1 and the control of thirst and salt appetite


April 7 March 10  (Zoom)
Robert Last, PhD
Michigan State University; The tip of the trichome: Evolution of metabolic diversity in tomato and its relatives

April 7 (Zoom)
Adam Frankel, PhD
The University of British Columbia; Methylarginine formation and metabolism in baker’s yeast

April 21  (Zoom)
Lorenz Hauser, PhD
University of Washington; Evolution at the rear edge of distribution shifts in marine fishes: Implications for adaptation to climate change

April 28  (Zoom)
Mattias Jakobsson, PhD
Upssala University; Archaic and modern humans in Island Southeast Asia

May 5 (In-person & Zoom)
New Frontiers Distinguished Speaker
Harmit Malik, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Genetic conflicts shape meiosis, centromeres, and species

May 12 (Zoom)
Claudio De Virgilio, PhD
University of Fribourg; Metabolic Control of TORC1


-Events are subject to change.
-Seminars held in-person are also streamed via Zoom. Selected seminars held only via Zoom are indicated.
-UB community members: log in for Zoom details here.
-Community-at-large: to access the seminars please contact Dr. Laura Rusche,  lrusche@buffalo.edu


Professor Emeritus Kenton Stewart’s legacy continues. Climate change has contributed to a loss of ice on northern lakes and ponds, and that has consequences for local ecosystems. In the 1980s, he needed volunteers to help collect data. For many years, Dr. Stewart used public-involved science to monitor a changing climate. His approach foreshadowed our current ‘big data’ world, collecting lake freezing and melting dates from the public. Listen to the news story on NPR: Citizen scientists help to document changes to lake ice in the northern U.S.