Departmental Seminars

Spring 2015 Seminar Schedule

Department of Biology, Wake Forest University

 

(read more about each week’s seminar on the Chair’s Blog, Worth Turning Round)

Jan 14

 

  No Seminar
Jan 21

 

Erik Johnson

WFU

A sabbatical in Chile! A weird blend of science, commentary, and natural history of Chile
Jan 28

 

Jake Socha

Virginia Tech University

Host: Miriam Ashley-Ross

Gut check time: How insects produce internal flows using mechanical linkages
Feb 4

 

Bailey Green

WFU

Microbial ecology: how Nature recovers water, energy, and nutrients from liquid wastes
Feb 11

 

Adam Bjork

Centers for Disease Control

Host: Pat Lord

Public health on the front lines: Q fever, polio, Ebola, and more
Feb 18

 

Seongtae Kim

NC A&T State University

Host: Ke Zhang

Potential contribution of genetic markers in predicting prostate cancer risk
Feb 25

 

Klaus Hahn

UNC

Joint with Chemistry and CMCS

 

Engineering proteins for visualization and control of Rho family signaling networks in vivo
Mar 4

 

Michelle Barton

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Host: Ke Zhang

 

TRIM24: Unexpected functions of a histone reader

 

Mar 11

 

Spring Break
Mar 18

 

Emmanuel Mora

U. of Havana

Host: Bill Conner

Bat echolocation vs. moth hearing: tactics and countertactics discovered in the Caribbean
Mar 25

 

 

Tristan Stayton

Bucknell University

Host: Miriam Ashley-Ross

Biomechanics on the half shell: functional influences on the morphological diversification of turtle shells
Apr 1

 

Warren Porter

University of Wisconsin

Host: Miles Silman

Merging art and science to compute animal energetics, behavior, and distribution limits in the past, present and future
Apr 8

 

 

TBA TBA
Apr 15

 

Monica Jenks

WFU

Hormone and flavonol regulation of mammalian metabolic signaling pathways
Apr 22

 

 

Rob Young

Western Carolina

Host: Miles Silman

Engineering ecosystems for storm protection at the coast: restoration or desperation?
April 29 Honors and Awards Day

Seminars are held at 4:00 PM in Winston Hall, Room 125

Refreshments at 3:45