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.
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.
THURSDAYS at 3:45 p.m.
COOKE HALL 121, UB North Campus
2/9/23 Angela Oliverio (Syracuse University)
Probing the eco-evolutionary dynamics of microbial systems.
2/16/23 Holly Justice (UB)
Overview of UB's resources for graduate student career planning.
3/2/23 Anne Stone (Arizona State University)
New Frontiers Distinguished Speaker
Tracking a Killer: Using ancient DNA to understand the evolutionary history of tuberculosis.
3/9/23 Research Showcase: Daniel Macguigan (Krabbenhoft)
and Jacob Bowman (Lynch)
Dan: Genomic architecture of ecological speciation.
Jacob: Relaxed selection of spermatogenesis genes of Gorilla gorilla gorilla and cell death pathway genes of elephant Loxodonta africana.
3/16/23 Reuben Peters (Iowa State University) From Angströms to Evolution and Agriculture with Diterpenoid Natural Products.
3/30/23 Todd Castoe (University of Texas, Arlington) Stress response pathways and the origins of novelty: how snakes regenerate organs and regulate venom.
4/6/23 Kathryn M. Kauffman (UB Oral Bio) Resolving phage-bacteria interactions: from the ocean to the oral microbiome.
4/13/23 Shinjae Chung (University of Pennsylvania) Neural circuits underlying sleep and emotional regulation.
4/20/23 Corey Krabbenhoft (UB BIO) Environmental characteristics regulating long-term decline of a freshwater game fish.
4/27/23 Seema Mattoo (Purdue University) From Bacteria to Humans - Fic Protein in Cellular Signaling.
5/4/23 Tamara Doering (Washington Univ Saint Louis) Tricks of the trade: virulence mechanisms of a pathogenic yeast.
5/11/23 Paul L. Boutz (University of Rochester Medical Center) Nuclear containment: countering the threat of oncogenic transcripts through RNA surveillance.
Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Natural Sciences Complex (NSC) 215, UB North Campus
September 8, 2022
Dr. Georg Jander, Cornell, Boyce Thompson Institute, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Glucosinolates and Cardiac Glycosides”
September 15, 2022
Dr. Derek Daniels, Professor and Chair, UB Biological Sciences, “Separate but overlapping glucagon-like peptide-1 circuits that control feeding and drinking"
September 22, 2022
Dr. David Heppner, UB Chemistry, “Overcoming drug resistance in EGFR mutant cancer: Molecular insights for modern drug design”
October 6, 2022
Graduate Research Showcase
-Beatriz Gonzales, “Regulation of Cdc42 Protein Levels Impacts a Cell Differentiation Program in Yeast”
-Emily Carroll, “Sterol cleaving enzyme identified in the foxglove plant”
October 13, 2022
Dr. David Shechner, University of Washington, “Meet the neighbors: A universal technology for probing RNA-interactions and RNA-scaffolded subcellular compartments in situ”
October 20, 2022
Dr. Xiuqian Mu, UB JSMBS, “Genetic and epigenetic control of retinal cell differentiation”
October 27, 2022
Dr. Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen, UB Chemistry, “Ceramide-1-phosphate regulates cellular senescence”
November 3, 2022
Dr. Nicole Martinez, Stanford, “Uncovering new functions of RNA modifications in mRNA processing”
November 10, 2022
Dr. Stephanie Gupton, UNC, “Coordinating Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Membrane Remodeling in Neuronal Morphogenesis”
November 17, 2022
Dr. Sarah Walker, UB Biological Sciences, “Translational control of gene expression: Unexpected mechanisms and consequences of eIF4 factor regulation”
December 1, 2022
Dr. Dave Toczyski, UCSF, “Regulation of the cell cycle and metabolism by the ubiquitin pathway (and visa versa)”
December 8, 2022
Dr. Adam Session, SUNY-Binghamton, “K-mer identification of allopolyploid subgenomes”