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Seminar Series

The Biological Sciences Department Seminar Series invites campus professional scientists to give a lecture on their current research. It is an important weekly event for our program, in which new findings and ideas are shared and discussed within an open and social setting. Department faculty members, staff, post-docs, and graduate and undergraduate students routinely attend the seminar. In addition, interested persons from the campus and greater community are very welcome to participate.

The Seminar Series is held in Hall of Science (HSCI) Room 102 on Thursdays at 4:00pm.


The following schedule is for Spring 2019.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
January 31, 2019 Nitrogen deposition and rainfall effects on grassland plants and animals Dr. Joshua Grinath, Middle Tennessee State University
February 7, 2019 The ecological consequences of organismal responses to anthropogenically-altered aquatic environments Dr. Paul Bourdeau, Humboldt State University
February 14, 2019 Quantifying ecological and demographic dynamics of Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques Dr. Raisa Hernandez Pacheco, University of Richmond
February 28, 2019 Feed a cold but starve a fever? Evolutionary epidemiology illustrates why appetite during illness matters Dr. Jessica Hite, University of Nebraska
March 7, 2019 The weird and wonderful world of hagfishes Dr. Douglas Fudge, Chapman University
March 14, 2019 TBA Dr. Ellis R. Levin, UC Irvine and Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center
March 21, 2019 Physical insecticides-bioinspiration from the action of bean leaves on bed bugs Dr. Catherine Loudon, UC Irvine
March 28, 2019 Orosensory cues involved in calorie-dense diet intake Dr. Yada Treesukosol, CSU Long Beach
April 11, 2019 APOE, diet, and hormone interactions in aging and Alzheimer's disease Dr. Amy Christensen, USC
April 18, 2019 The Hippo pathway in growth control and cancer development Dr. Wenqui Wang, UC Irvine
April 25, 2019 Using Drosophila to study the immunity and biology of macrophages Dr. Catherine Brennan, CSU Fullerton
May 2, 2019 Role of the RB/E2F pathway on the control of epigenetic processes during cancer development Dr. Claudia Benavente, UC Irvine