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Winter 2019 Seminar Series

 

11 January 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

Why Cancer is so tough to beat?

Jamil Momand, PhD, Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Cal State Los Angeles

Professor Momand is committed to decreasing the incidence and mortality rate due to cancer. He has conducted research in the tumor suppressor/oncoprotein field for nearly 30 years and has a broad background in protein biochemistry with specific training and expertise in key research areas for this application.

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Host: Davidson Lab

18 January 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Science 52-E27

Organized grouping mediates the environmental interactions of social squid.

Ben Burford, PhD Candidate, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University

There are infinite forms that extraterrestrial life could take, yet classic and contemporary science fiction often feature aliens with striking resemblance to squid. Perhaps this is because squid inhabit the dark, enormous, seemingly-empty, and least-explored environment on our planet: the open ocean. As a consequence, they are seldom observed and thus shrouded in mystery. However, we are learning that squids have an ally that helps them overcome the challenges of life in the open ocean: each other. In collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute and National Marine Fisheries Service, my research at Stanford University relates social behavior to physiological responses and environmental interactions. I will discuss the social lives of squid, highlighting both characteristics that they share with schooling fishes--they exhibit high degrees of spatial organization and individuals are calmed by the presence of conspecifics—and unique ways that squid coordinate group activities - complex signals based on color change and bioluminescence in the otherwise complete darkness. Although the mechanisms employed by squid may be unique, behavioral convergence with other social animals suggests that squid are not so alien after all.

Host: Kolluru Lab

25 January 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

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Mary Clapp, PhD Candidate, Department of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis

 

Host: Francis Lab

1 February 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

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Joseph Ross, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Cal State Fresno

 

Host: Tomanek Lab

8 February 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

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Bob Boyd, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University

 

Host: Rajakaruna Lab

15 February 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

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22 February 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

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Andrea Bonisoli-Alquati, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Cal Poly Pomona

 

Host: Francis Lab

1 March 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

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Andrew Thompson, PhD, Research Fishery Biologist, Southwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA

 

Host: Ruttenberg Lab

8 March 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

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Greg Grether, PhD, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Los Angeles

 

Host: Kolluru Lab

15 March 2019    11:10am to 12:00pm     Fisher Hall 33-285

Sustainable Management of a Changing and an Increasingly Crowded Ocean

Crow White, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department, Cal Poly

 

 

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