Seminar Series

Students attend a lecture in Knox Hall on first day of classes in August 2021. The class is taught by Charlotte Lindqvist in biological sciences. Photographer: Douglas Levere.

Each semester, we host the Biological Sciences Seminar Series sponsored in part by the Orrin Foster Lecture Fund. We invite you to attend our events in-person this semester.

Fall 2023 Seminar Series

All seminars:
THURSDAYS at 3:45 p.m. ET
NSC 225, North Campus

9/7/23 Trevor Krabbenhoft (UB Biological Sciences)
Evolutionary genomics and origins of polyploid fishes in the Laurentian Great Lakes and beyond.

9/14/23 Masayuki Onishi (Duke)
Cytokinesis without F-actin and its coordination with chloroplast division in Chlamydomonas. Hosted by Cullen.

9/21/23 Silu Wang (UB Biological Sciences)
On the origin of biodiversity: an integrative dive into the colorful avian speciation continuum.

9/28/23 Andrew Wojtovich (University of Rochester)
Controlling mitochondrial energetics and ROS production with light. Hosted by Ferkey.

10/12/23 Elizabeth McCarthy (SUNY Cortland)
Understanding the consequences of allopolyploidy on flower color evolution in Nicotiana (tobacco). Co-hosted by Lindqvist and Albert.

10/19/23 Jennifer Surtees (UB Biochemistry)
Msh2-Msh3-mediated DNA mismatch repair: a tipping point between genome stability and genome instability. Hosted by Rusche.

10/26/23 Scott Kanoski (Southern California)
Memories from around the table: hippocampal integration of satiation signaling and neurocognition. Hosted by Daniels.

11/2/23 Laurie Read (UB Microbiology & Immunology)
RNA binding proteins in control:  Multifaceted gene regulation by Trypanosoma brucei DRBD18. Hosted by Rusche.

11/9/23 Graduate Student Research Showcase
Holly O'Shea (Lee Lab)
Examining mitochondrial dysfunction in FOXG1 Syndrome.
Beth Vohwinkel (Yu Lab) Dissecting the role of protein arginine methylation in FOXG1 function during brain development.

11/16/23 Zhen Wang (UB Biological Sciences)
Exploring Plant Natural Products to Improve Human Health: A Case Study of Cardiac Glycosides. 

11/23/23 Thanksgiving Holiday

11/30/23 Sarah Bowman (Hauptman-Woodward Institute)
Adventures and challenges in diffraction-based structural biology Hosted by Zhen Wang.