Spring Seminar Series (held at noon in Rooke 116 unless noted) All are welcome!

* Co-sponsored by funds from the Burpee Chair in Plant Genetics.
** Co-sponsored by Biology & Cell Biology/Biochemistry.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Abby Hare Harris, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute, Geisinger Health Systems
"Copy Number Variants in Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
Host: Prof. Mitch Chernin

Thursday, Feb. 18 (Darwin Day)

Jay Cullen, Ph.D., University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
"The Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Learning about Science and Risk Communication"
Host: Prof. Chris Martine
Note: to be held in Trout Auditorium

Thursday, Feb. 25

Aaron Rice, Ph.D., Cornell University, Bioacoustics Research Program
"What Fish and Whale Sounds Reveal About the Ecology of Coastal Ecosystems"
Host: Prof. Tristan Stayton

Thursday, March 10

Christina Herrera '10, Ph.D. Candidate, University at Albany (SUNY), Wadsworth Center
"Using Camelid Antibodies to Understand the Mechanisms of Ricin Neutralization"
Host: Prof. Julie Gates

Thursday, March 24*

Cynthia Skema, ​Ph.D., Botanical Scientist, University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum
"How To Build Two Houses From One: The evolution of separate sexes in New Zealand ribbonwood (Plagianthus)"
Host: Prof. Chris Martine

Thursday, March 31**

Andrea Weyland-Weber, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories
"Application of Molecular Biomarkers in Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery"
Host: Profs. Mitch Chernin and Charlie Clapp

Thursday, April 7

Brian Stadinski '02, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Department of Pathology
"Autoimmunity in Type I Diabetes"
Host: Prof. Marie Pizzorno


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