Spring 2014 Colloquium - Tuesdays 12:00 - 1:00pm, Darwin 103

Date Presenter & Topic
January 14th Introductory Meeting – Dr. Murali Pillai, Colloquium Coordinator
January 21st
(Host: Rank)
Dr. Matthew Cover, California State University, Stanislaus. "Biomonitoring of Water Quality and Habitat Degradation in S. F. Bay Area Streams Using Aquatic Invertebrates"
January 28th
(Host: Rank)
Dr. Julio Soto, San Jose State University. “Restructuring the Biology Freshmen Sequence and the Molecular & Cell Biology Capstone Course: Roadblocks, Strategies, and Outcomes”
February 4th
(Host: Rank)
Dr. Gideon Bradburd, University of California-Davis. “Disentangling the Effects of Geographic and Ecological Isolation on Genetic Differentiation”
February 11th
(Host: Whitkus)
Dr. Matthew Leo Knope, Stanford University. “Ecological Diversification and Body Size Evolution in Extinct and Extant Marine Animals”
February 18th
(Host: Pillai)
Dr. Marina Crowder, University of California, Berkeley. “The Spindle Zoo: Analyzing Spindle Features Across Species”
February 25th
(Host: Girman)
Dr. Mike Westphal, Bureau of Land Management. “H2 Meets the ESU: How Quantitative Genetics Can Be Used to Assess the Evolutionary Significance of Phenotypic Traits That Diagnose the Endangered San Francisco Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia
March 4th
(Host: Garcia)
Dr. Marisol Garcia-Reyes, The Farallon Institute for Advanced Ecosystem Research, Petaluma. “Coastal Upwelling and Its Impact in the California Marine Ecosystem”
March 11th
(Host: Cohen)
Dr. Lorena Navarro, University of California, Davis. “Black Death: Molecular Mechanisms of Yersinia pestis Pathogenesis”
March 18th
Spring Break
March 25th
(Host: Cohen)
Dr. Drew Reams, Sacramento State University. “Genetic Duplications: A Mechanism for Adaptation”
April 1st
(Host: Nielsen)
Dr. Steven Morgan, University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory. “Larval Retention and Population Connectivity in Upwelling: What’s Limiting Recruitment Along Our Coast?”
April 8th
(Host: Nielsen)
Dr. Jaime Jahncke, Point Blue Conservation Science. Title: TBD
April 15th
(Host: Pillai)
Dr. Kristy Kroeker, University of California Davis, Bodega Marine Laboratory. “The Emergent Effects of Ocean Acidification in a Warming World”
April 22
(Host: Lin)
Dr. Jon Fukuto, Sonoma State University. “The Chemical Biology of Hydrogen Sulfide: Generation of Persulfides and Consequent Biological Signaling”
April 29
(Host: Lin)
Dr. Sarah Strauss, United States Department of Agriculture-ARS. “The Microbiology of Agricultural Research”