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.

Spring 2023 Seminar Series

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.


Spring 2023 Seminar Series Poster

Fall 2022 Seminar Series

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”


Fall 2022 Series Poster

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