Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar

Developing Ultrafast Movement: using ontogeny to understand biological spring-latch mechanisms
Dr. Jacob Harrison, Georgia Institute of Technology

November 17, 2022
4:00pm-5:00pm via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 827 2571 7942

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Jacob Harrison

I received my B.S. in marine biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and then my Ph.D. in Biology from Duke University. I am interested in how physics, development, and evolution constrain biomechanical systems. I leverage the development of organisms to explore how mechanical systems vary across ontogeny. I then seek to connect these constraints back to the ecology and behavior of the organism.

See also: Bhamla Lab website

The Seminar Series is a unique opportunity for students to learn about new developments in biology and what biologists do after they graduate. Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, Long Beach, the weekly meetings invite guests from universities, research laboratories, and industry to present and discuss current topics in biology. All students are encouraged to attend.

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Schedule

The following schedule is for Fall 2022.

Seminar Schedule for Current Semester
Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
November 17, 2022 Developing Ultrafast Movement: using ontogeny to understand biological spring-latch mechanisms Dr. Jacob Harrison, Georgia Institute of Technology

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Previous Seminars for Current Semester
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October 27, 2022 Joint mobility as a bridge between form and function Dr. Armita Manafzadeh, Yale University
October 20, 2022 Evolutionary form and function across ecological gradients Jonathan Huie, Ph.D. candidate, The George Washington University
October 13, 2022 From social threat to maternal isolation: How stress steers mothers away from infants Dr. Danielle S. Stolzenberg, UC Davis
October 6, 2022 Variation in ventilation: A potential reservoir of resilience against environmental stressors Sarah Handy, Ph.D. candidate, Arizona State University West
September 29, 2022 Protease discovery and characterization in Drosera capensis Gemma Rose Takahashi, Ph.D. candidate, UC Irvine
September 22, 2022 Two birds with one rock: engineering multi-activity enzymes for improved carbohydrate deconstruction Dr. Renaud Berlemont, CSU Long Beach
September 15, 2022 From Butterfly Sperm to Inclusive STEM Spaces: How Experiences in STEM Shape our Conceptions of Science Dr. Desirée Forsythe, Chapman University
September 8, 2022 External reflectance and thermal tolerance as intraspecific thermoregulatory adaptations in Centris pallida bees Dr. Meghan Barrett, CSU Dominguez Hills

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