Special Events

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.

Spring 2024 Seminar Series

NSC 215, UB North Campus

January 25, 2024
Vincent Lynch
UB Biological Sciences
Evolutionary transcriptomics implicates new genes and pathways in human pregnancy

February 1, 2024
Melissa McCartney 
UB Pharmacology & Toxicology
Cornerstone over Capstone: The case for structured career development opportunities early in the undergraduate Biology curriculum as a way to influence science and Biology identities
Host: Daniels

February 8, 2024
Research Showcase
Emily Mehle: 
C. elegans wild isolates reveal natural variation in avoidance behaviors (Lab: Ferkey)
Charikleia Karageorgiou: Ancient AMY1 gene duplications primed the amylase locus for adaptive evolution upon the onset of agriculture (Lab: Gokcumen)

February 15, 2024

February 22, 2024
Alfredo Oliveros Amaya
UB Bological Sciences
Adenosine regulation of cognition and neuroinflammation in chemobrain

February 29, 2024
Veena Prahlad 
Roswell Park, Dept. Cell Stress Biology
Neuronal control over cell stress response pathways in a metazoan
Host: Ferkey

March 7, 2024
Marcella Baiz

UB Biological Sciences
Genetic divergence among colorful wood warblers and consequences for gut microbiome

March 14, 2024
James Chappell

Rice University
Genetically engineering microbial consortia and non-model microbes using programmable RNA tools
Host: Strobel

March 21, 2024

March 28, 2024
Bin He

University of Iowa
Tough and sticky: Evolution of stress response and adhesin gene family in pathogenic yeasts
Host: Rusche

April 4, 2024
Thomas Walz

Rockefeller University
Cryo-EM studies of membrane proteins in nanodiscs
Host: Rusche

April 11, 2024
Yeong Shin Yim

University of Pennsylvania
Exploring CD8+ T cells in non-pathological brain conditions
Host: J Lee & S Lee

April 18, 2024
Curt Sigmund

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The renin-angiotensin system in the brain: Regulation and role in blood pressure and fluid homeostasis
Host: Daniels

April 25, 2024
Alan Hinnebusch

NIH Distinguished Investigator
Direct and indirect mechanisms controlling translation initiation in vivo
Host: Walker

Postponed (from January 17, 2024)






Related Events

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.