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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 Fall 2019.

Date Title Speaker and Affiliation
September 5, 2019 Negative regulation of age-related developmental leaf senescence by the IAOx pathway, PEN1 and PEN3 Dr. Judy Brusslan, CSU Long Beach
September 12, 2019 Bird paddling and ant bouldering: using robotics and high-throughput tracking to understand how animals move in natural environments Dr. Glenna Clifton, UC San Diego
September 19, 2019 Unraveling the drivers of coral diversity: from the deep sea to deep time Dr. Andrea Quatrinni, Harvey Mudd College
September 26, 2019 TBA TBA
October 3, 2019 Brain dendritic cells critically modulate protective immune responses during WNV encephalitis Dr, Douglas Durrant, CalPoly Pomona
October 10, 2019 Leeches as models for integrating studies in evolution, development, cell fate specification, and behavior Dr. David Weisblat, UC Berkeley
October 17, 2019 On microbial safari in coastal waters Dr. Cameron Thrash, USC
October 24, 2019 Changes in the transition zone – early warning of climate driven ecosystems shifts Dr. Ryan Freedman, UC Santa Barbara
October 31, 2019 Sparks and shocks: What Frankenstein tells us about the nature of life Dr. Michael Harris, CSU Long Beach
November 7, 2019 Detection and use of geo-magnetic fields in shark orientation and navigation behaviors Dr. James Anderson, CSU Long Beach
November 14, 2019 Genetic and epigenetic regulation of cell death in nervous system development Dr. Kristin White, Harvard University
November 21, 2019 Estrogen-sensitive hypothalamic neurons that regulate body temperature in mice Dr. Stephanie Correa, UCLA