Biology Colloquium Presents Lectures On Oak Death, Penguins and More

adelie penguinSonoma State University's Biology Colloquium features exciting lectures on forest pathogens creating rise of sudden oak death, monitoring of Adelie penguins, prevention of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes and more. The series culminates with a presentation by Dr. Ruth Gates from the University of Hawaii on coral reefs. Lectures take place on Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m. in Darwin 103. Admission is free, parking on campus is $5-$8.

August 23

Introductory Meeting

Dr. Michael Cohen, Colloquium Coordinator


August 30

Cellular Smartphones, Secreted Vesicles and Disease

Dr. Johnathon D. Anderson, University of California, Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures


September 6

Engineering Spatiotemporal Patterns in Biological Systems

Dr. Bart Borek, University of California, San Diego Center for Circadian Biology


September 13

The Shape of Trees and Other Stuff

Dr. Lisa P. Bentley, Sonoma State University


September 20

Molecular Machines at the Crossroads of Cancer and Aging

Dr. Jill Fuss, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


September 27

Algae for the Production of High-Value Compounds

Dr. Johan Andersen-Ranberg, University of California, Berkeley


October 4

Regulatory T Cells and the Prevention of Autoimmune Type I Diabetes

Dr. Allyson Spence, University of California, San Francisco


October 11

Targeting Aging Pathways to Extend Lifespan and Healthspan

Dr. Chong He, Buck Institute for Research on Aging


October 18

Long Term Demographic Monitoring of Adelie Penguins in Antarctica's Ross Sea

Dr. Annie Schmidt, Point Blue Conservation Science


October 25

A Brief History of Forest Pathogens and the Rise of Sudden Oak Death

Dr. Melina Kozanitas, University of California, Berkeley


November 1

Coral Algal Symbiosis

Dr. Melissa Roth, University of California, Berkeley


November 8

Invasion of the Worms: Annelid Phylogeny and the Molecular Events Underlying Major Habitat Transitions

Dr. Frank Anderson, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale


November 15

Composting Carbon: Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Grassland Soils

Dr. Whendee Silver, University of California, Berkeley


November 22

When Two Plus Two Doesn't Equal Four: Multiple Stressors and Antartic Fishes

Dr. Anne Todgham University of California, Davis


November 29

Visualizing Dynamics of Photosynthesis Using Super-Resolution Live-Cell Imaging

Dr. Masakazu Iwai, University of California, Berkeley Techniques


December 6

Harnessing Basic Science to Advance Solutions for Coral Reefs

Dr. Ruth Gates, University of Hawaii, Manoa

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