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Biology  Seminars

Fall 2014

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243 .  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

In addition you can click on the speakers name to see one of their recent papers.

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Sept 11 Mark Garcia Salisbury University From Genotypes to Populations: Examining Phenotypic Variation in the Mangrove Rivulus Fish (Kryptolebias marmoratus) Kim Hunter
Sept 18 Hua Lu University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Tic Toc: The Circadian Clock and Disease Resistance in Arabidopsis

Les Erickson
Sept 25 Marnie Pepper USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services The Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project: Marsh Restoration Through Eradication Eric Liebgold
Oct 2 Seminar Cancelled

 

 
Oct 9 Laura Bankey

Director of Conservation, Baltimore Aquarium

Restoring Vital Habitats in the Chesapeake Bay Mary Gunther
Oct 16 Rachel Dixon University of Delaware; College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Behavioral Responses of Juvenile Estuarine Fishes to Diel-Cycling and pH FISHES TO DIEL-CYCLING HYPOXIA AND PH

Paul Grecay
Oct 23 Matt Gifford University of Central Arkansas The influence of prey size on morphology, physiology, and life history of watersnakes Ron Gutberlet
Oct 30 Christopher Heckscher Delaware State University, Department of Environmental Sciences

Intratropical migration of a Nearctic-Neotropical migratory songbird in South America

Dana Price
Nov 6 Stephen Kelly Salisbury University - MS Thesis Defense Altering Growth Rates and Nutritional Qualities of Microalgal Feedstock Using Symbiotic Bacteria Mark Holland
Nov 13 Marshall Boyd Salisbury University - MS Thesis Defense

Thirty Years on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula: Understanding the Association Between
Forest Birds and their Habitat

Ron Gutberlet
Nov 20 Chelsi Rose Salisbury University - MS Thesis Defense

Getting Down and Dirty: A Study in Soil Microbiology

Elizabeth Emmert
Dec 4   No Seminar    

 

 

 

 

Spring 2014

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243 .  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

In addition you can click on the speakers name to see one of their recent papers.


NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Feb 6 Karen Fleming Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Biophysics

Membrane protein stability may be the energy sink for sorting in the periplasm

Alison Dewald
Feb 13 Andy Aiken National Aquarium Nitrate Management in Aquatic Animal Life Support Systems Mary Gunther
Feb 20 Kathryne Everts Extension Specialist, Plant Pathology Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. niveum on Watermelon: Developing a Sustainable Management Strategy Sam Geleta
Feb 27 Paula Mabee University of South Dakota Anatomy in the Genomics Age Karen Olmstead
March 6 Michelle Smith University of Maine

Show me the data! How the process of science can help you teach and learn biology 

Kim Quillin
March 13 Leon Avery Virginia Commonwealth University Worm social behavior Patti Erickson
March 27 Kayla Pennerman Virginia Tech University

Method Development for Structural Characterization of Quorum-Sensing Regulator EsaR

Chris Briand
April 3 Hillevi Ets Drexel University
College of Medicine
Novel pathways of force maintenance in vascular smooth muscle Victor Miriel
April 10 Benjamin Beck

Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Adjunct Professor of Environmental Science, Drake University

Affiliate Professor of Anthropology, Iowa State University 

Saving Small Populations of Monkeys and Apes Reema Persed-Clem
April 17 No Seminar      
April 24 Larry Schramm Johns Hopkins University

The Secret Lives of the Spinally Injured: Physiology and Neurobiology beyond Paralysis

Judith Stribling
May 1 Kyle Wilhite Salisbury University Thesis Defense: Ryan Taylor
May 6**
Tuesday
Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde University of Maryland, Eastern Shore Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Enaminones as Potential Anticonvulsant Agents for Epilepsy Alison Dewald
May 8 Salina Parveen University of Maryland, Eastern Shore Incidence, persistence and control of Salmonella in poultry Mark Frana

Fall 2013

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243 .  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

In addition you can click on the speakers name to see one of their recent papers.

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Sept 5 Tiffany Moisan NOAA

Using NASA Satellites to Understand the Role of Phytoplankton in the Carbon Cycle

Judith Stribling
# Sept 10 Jill Venton University of Virginia, Chemistry and Neuroscience Department Developing new analytical tools for measuring neurotransmitters in the fruit fly brain Alison Dewald
Sept 12 Tracy Smith UMBC,  Biological Sciences Epigenetics and Evolution in Natural Populations Ryan Taylor
Sept 19 Young You Virginia Commonwealth University; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department Appetite control in C. elegans Patti Erickson
Sept 26 Joseph Pitula UMES, Department of Natural Sciences

Ecological and Genetic Studies of a Dinoflagellate Parasite of Blue Crabs

Patti Erickson
Oct 1 Operation Wallacea Biodiversity Expedition Group Why not go on an expedition?
Oct 3 Maggie Sexton UMES Factors influencing appearance, disappearance, and variability of abundance of the sea nettle, Chrysaora quinquecirrha in Chesapeake Bay Gene Williams
Oct 10 Joel Rosenthal University of Delaware Novel Architectures for the Efficient Generation of Solar Fuel from Carbon Dioxide Seth Friese
Oct 17 Kristin Zuravnsky Salisbury University, Biology Thesis Defense: Understanding the roles of polyploidy and the environment on nordihydroguaiaretic acid variation in Larrea tridentata Kim Hunter
++Oct 18 Michael B. Harvey Broward College, Davie, FL Evolution and Morphology of Whiptail Lizards Ron Gutberlet
Oct 22 Thomas Pellinger Salisbury University, Health Sciences

Effect of Postexercise Blood Flow on Glucose Regulation in Humans:
Performance and Clinical Implications

Kim Hunter
Oct 24 Michael Wilberg University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Are Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Sustainable:  Comparing Management of Oysters and Blue Crabs Eric Liebgold
Oct 31 Kevina Vulinec Delaware State University Scaredy-Bat? Bat Behavior and the Ecology of Fear Dana Price
Nov 7 Jennifer Swift Georgetown University   Stephen Habay
Nov 14 Julio Betancourt USGS, Reston VA Lessons from the past: Long-term vegetation dynamics in the American deserts Kim Hunter
*Nov 14 Julio Betancourt USGS, Reston VA

Patterns, sources and consequences of spring onset variations and trends in the U.S.

Karen  Olmstead
Kim Hunter
Nov 21 Jonathan Kolby James Cook University, Australia Studying the Global Spread of Amphibian Chytrid Fungus and Ranavirus: It's a tough time to be a frog Kim Hunter
**Dec 2
Monday
Jessica Kennett Clark University of Virginia Protecting the peripheral nerve: the origin and function of the perineurium Les Erickson
Dec 5 Ximena Bernal Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Unraveling the ecology and evolution of interspecific eavesdropping: lessons from frog-biting midges Ryan Taylor

# This seminar is on Tuesday in HS 243.

++ This seminar is on Friday at 11:00 AM in HS 243.

** This seminar is on Monday at 4:30PM in HS 243

*This presentation is part of the Henson School Seminar Series. It will be held at 7:00 PM in Henson Hall, Room 243.

 

Spring 2013
 

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Feb 7 Paul Grecay Salisbury University Experimental Approaches to Research in Ocean Acidification: Problems and Solutions Kim Hunter
*Feb 13

4:00
HS 341
Philip Anderson Vanderbilt University Linking the early and late defects of prostate cancer

4:00 HS 341
Mark Frana
Feb 14 Courtney Robinson Howard University Of mice and insects: A tale of two microbial communities Elizabeth Emmert
*Feb 15

2:00 PM
HS 211
Andrew Kanarek University of Tennessee How do small populations escape extinction?

2:00PM HS 211
Mark Frana
‡‡Feb 19 Jim Cole Research Physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory and President of the Washington Academy of the Sciences The origin, history and future of fiber-optic interferometric acoustic sensors for US Navy applications Mark Holland
*Feb 20

3:30 PM
HS 341
Daniel Ksepka North Carolina State University Phylogenies and Flippers: Exploring Avian Evolution through Molecular Data and the Fossil Record

3:30 PM HS 341
Mark Frana
Feb 20

7:00 PM
Great Hall (HH)
Grace Brush Professor of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering Linking Landscapes & Water Quality Bill Nelson
Feb 21 Gene Williams Salisbury University Sabbatical/Fulbright Scholar Talk: Metabolic responses of Icelandic Arctic charr to temperature change Kim Hunter
Feb 28 Kristine Grayson Virginia Commonwealth University Sex ratio bias and extinction risk in tuatara, an endemic New Zealand reptile Eric Liebgold / Tami Ransom
March 7 Moses Kairo Dean, School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
Insect invaders - are we ready for them? Karen Olmstead
March 14 Anne Estes Institute for Genome Sciences What Mom packed for lunch: the vertically transmitted microbiome of Onthophagus taurus Dana Price
March 28 Les Erickson Salisbury University

 Sabbatical Talk: WD-40 proteins: Lubricating the DUBs

Kim Hunter
April 4 Joe Neigel University of Louisiana, Lafayette Population Genetics of Marine Crustaceans: The Return of Selection Ryan Taylor
April 11 Heather Cunningham University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (UMES) Using Ecological Niche Models to Assess the Relative Influence of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on Range Limits of Amphibians and Reptiles Ron Gutberlet
April 18

Pawan Kaler  

Adjunct Lecturer in Department of Natural Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore Macrophage-derived IL-1 beta stimulates Wnt signaling and growth of colon cancer cells; a crosstalk interrupted by vitamin D3 Steve Gehnrich
April 25 Zhongchi Liu University of MD, College Park
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics
The making of a fruit: molecular studies of strawberry fruit development
Mark Holland
         
May 9 Ann Barse Salisbury University Sabbatical Talk: Investigating Flatworm Parasites (Platyhelminthes) of Billfishes, Lionfish and a Mussel Kim Hunter

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

‡‡ Seminars held on Tuesday in Henson 243.

* Indicates an alternative day of the week. Make sure to check your schedule.

 

 

 

Fall 2012
 

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Sept 6 Ryan Taylor Salisbury University, Biology

Audio-visual perception: how females drive the diversity of life

Kim Hunter
Sept 13 No Seminar this week! Come back next week!
Sept 20 Nicole Stange University of Texas, Austin Hear Ye! Which information is contained in the songs of Chorthippus biguttulus? Ryan Taylor
Sept 27 Tami Ransom Salisbury University, Environmental Studies Food, Shelter, & Competition: Multiple interactions between earthworms and salamanders Kim Hunter
Oct 4 Katherine Bogue University of Delaware (CEOE) The effects of diel-cycling hypoxia and pH on mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus) growth Paul Grecay
Oct 11 John Tudor Saint Joseph's University Probing the predatory genes of Bdellovibrio, the littlest predator Elizabeth Emmert
**Oct 12 Alumni Talk/Discussion Wildlife International, PRMC, SU Biology Grad Program, Wocester and Wicomico County Teachers Be Brave: Different Paths to Success 210 Team
Oct 18 Joel Hamilton Salisbury Zoo Director In Search of Andean Bears Mary Roman Gunther
Oct 25 Kyle Wilhite, Kyle Ward, Kristin Zuravnsky Salisbury University, Biology Graduate Students Graduate School and Research: Life after your Undergraduate Degree 210 Team
Nov 1   Seminar is Cancelled    
Nov 8 Elizabeth Rentz Salisbury University, Biology Thesis Defense: Species Diversity and the Succession of Dung Beetles to Horse Dung on Assateague Island Dana Price
Nov 15 Alison Dewald Salisbury University, Chemistry To Hijack the Hijackers:  Physical determinants of β-barrel protein folding in vesicles Seth Friese
#Nov 27 Dr. Walter Boynton University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Chesapeake Bay Research Environmental Studies Department in conjunction with the Fulton and Henson Schools
Nov 29 Tamra Mendelson UMBC,  Biological Sciences

Communication and speciation in North American darters

Ryan Taylor
***Nov 29 Dr. Kenneth Geers Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) The Art of Cyberwar Karen Olmstead
Dec 6 Brent Whitaker National Aquarium Clinical investigations at the National Aquarium Mary Roman Gunther

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

**Friday Seminar at 4-5pm in HS 103; Cookies and Coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213

# This presentation will be Wednesday, November 28, 7:30 pm, 123 Devilbiss Hall.

***This presentation is part of the Henson School Seminar Series. It will be held at 7:00 PM in Perdue Hall, Room 156.

 

 

 

 

Biology and Chemistry Seminars

Spring 2012
 

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
*Feb 3 Adam Smith University of Leeds The evolution of social behavior: insights from a tropical bee Ryan Taylor
**Feb 8 Andrew Stoehr Denison University An Integrative Approach to Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Wing Pattern Variation in Butterflies Judith Stribling
Feb 9 Laura Foster Freelance Writer/Educational Consultant The Chemistry of Climate Change Kim Hunter
*Feb 10 Kristin Hultgren Bard College Size, Sociality, and Symbiosis in the Sea Kim Hunter
Feb 16        
Feb 23 Michael Kemp Univ. of Maryland, Horn Point Degradation and Restoration of Estuarine Ecosystems: Case Study of Chesapeake Bay Judith Stribling
March 1 Mike Ryan Univ. of Texas, Austin Sexual selection and communication in túngara frogs Ryan Taylor
March 8 David Smith Univiversity of Delaware Testing Directed Evolution as Inspired by an Exam Question Elizabeth Emmert
March 15 Mary Watson University of Delaware Transition Metal Catalysis of Iminium and Oxocarbenium Ion Intermediates Seth Friese
*March 16 Omar Eldakar University of Arizona Sex and Tragedy: How social evolutionary theory provides insights to the evolution of sexual conflict Ryan Taylor
March 22 Spring Break - No Seminar      
**March 26 Eric Leibgold Indiana University Dispersal & genetic structure: a confluence of time, space, & sex Ryan Taylor
March 29 Gary Laverty University of Delaware Familiar faces in all the wrong places: epithelial transport studies on an avian model organism Stephen Gehnrich
April 5 Jennifer Stewart USDA/NIFA Post-doc A novel application of algae for the simultaneous production of biofuel and bioremediation of industrial emissions Katherine Miller
April 12 Mike Wiley Virginia Tech Modulation of alphaviruses by small RNAs in disease vector mosquitoes Kim Hunter
April 19        
***April 26 Lt. Gen. Jim Roudebush, MD Former Surgeon General of the US Air Force Air Force Medicine…Making a Difference at Home and Deployed Karen Olmstead
May 3        
May 10 Mark Talley Certified Prosthetist and Clinical Director; D and J Medical Center for Orthotics and Prosthetics An Introduction to Lower Extremity Prosthetics Kim Hunter and Kate Kundratic

*Friday Seminar at 3-4pm in HS 243; Cookies and Coffee at 2:30 in Henson 213

** Monday Seminar at 4-5 pm in HS 103; Cookies and Coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213

*** This presentation is part of the Henson School Seminar Series.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

 

 

 

 

Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry

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Biology and Chemistry Seminars
Fall 2011

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
  First Week--No Seminar      
Sep 8 Mark Holland Salisbury University

Probiotics for Plants            (You might call them vine-agra!)

Ryan Taylor
Sep 15 Dana Limpert Conservation Specialist, MD DNR, Wildlife and Heritage Service Bat Zen: Understanding bats, their ecological role and the stressors affecting them Aaron Hogue
Sep 22 Jenny Gumm UMBC

The evolution of communication in darters

Ryan Taylor
Sep 29 Elizabeth Papish Drexel University Organometallic Green Chemistry: Transition Metal Catalysts Supported by New Bifunctional Ligands for Hydrogenation and Water Oxidation Seth Friese
Oct 6 Lisa Tossey University of Delaware Getting Social - Communicating Science in a Digital Age Ellen Lawler
Oct 13 Matt Anderson Postdoctoral Fellow in the Cancer and Developmental Biology Laboratory at the NCI Fgf3: Understanding Cancer Through Development Gene Williams
Oct 20 Allen Gibbs University of Nevada, Las Vegas and NIH

Evolution of insect water balance in natural and artificial deserts

Gene Williams
Oct 27 Dana Price Salisbury University

The Search for Living Jewels: Scarabs

Kim Hunter
Nov 3 David Adams Duke University Medical Center A Pharmacologist’s View of the War on Cancer Clem Counts
Nov 10 Melissa McCormick Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Invaders under your feet: Effects of non-native earthworms in the forest Kim Hunter
Nov 17 Paul Grecay Salisbury University Addressing Ocean Acidification: Engineering an Experimental Approach Ryan Taylor
Nov 24 Thanksgiving--No Seminar      
Dec 1 Kevin Fitzgerald Georgetown University Genomic Medicine: What Care and For Whom? Clem Counts
Dec 5** Biology Seminar Class Salisbury University Unnatural Selection: Human Impact on Evolution Chris Briand
Dec 7*** Doug Tallamy University of Delaware - Entomology and Wildlife Department  Author: Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants Bill Nelson: Env. Studies
Dec 8 Steven Kennedy University of Pennsylvania Palladium-Catalyzed, Direct Boronic Acid Synthesis from Aryl Halides: A Simplified Route to Diverse Trifluoroborates and Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-Coupled Products
 
Seth Friese
Dec 12 Finals Week, No Seminar      

**Please note this specially scheduled poster session will be held on Monday in the Henson Food Court from 4-5pm.

***Please note that this specially scheduled seminar will be held on Wednesday at 7 pm in Holloway Hall.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 103.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

 

 

 

 

Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry

Biology Home

Biology and Chemistry Seminars
Spring 20
11

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Jan 27 First Week--No Seminar      
Feb 3 Kim Hunter Salisbury University Ecological Genetic Fieldwork: Collaboration in Indonesia and in SW Deserts Ron Gutberlet
Feb 10 Stephen Habay Salisbury University Small Molecules on the Brain: Antagonists of the Neuropeptide S Receptor Seth Friese
Feb 17 Francis Meehan International Flavors and Fragrances An Inside Look at a Flavor House Seth Friese
Feb 24 Jocelyn Curtis-Quick University of Essex The Changing Coral Reefs of Indonesia Kim Hunter
Mar 3 Laura Murray Horn Point Laboratory Seagrasses: What are they and why should we care? Ellen Lawler
Mar 4** Finith Jernigan University of North Carolina Suborganelle Sensing of Mitochondrial cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase Activity Seth Friese
Mar 10 Linda Lund University of Maryland Medical School Synemin, an Intermediate Filament, Localizes PKA in the Heart Victor Miriel
Mar 17 Program Planning--No Seminar      
Mar 24 Spring Break--No Seminar      
Mar 31 Program Planning--No Seminar      
Apr 7 Jay Nelson Towson University Intraspecific Physiological Variation, does it matter?  Ecological Performance of European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) Gene Williams
Apr 14 Eileen Hebets University of Nebraska-Lincoln The Evolution of Complex Courtship Signaling in Wolf Spiders Ryan Taylor
Apr 21 David Teie National Symphony Orchestra (Cellist) Making Music for Monkeys Gene Williams
Apr 28 Bernard Lohr UMBC Auditory Perception and the Sensory Ecology of Grasshopper Sparrow Song Ryan Taylor
May 5 Leila Hamdan US Naval Research Lab Methane Seep Geomicrobiology: Case Studies from the Chilean Margin, Hikurangi Margin (New Zealand), and the Alaska Beaufort Shelf Judith Stribling
May 12 Finals Week, No Seminar      

**Please note that this specially scheduled seminar will be on Friday at 3 pm.

***Please note that this specially scheduled seminar will be held on Wednesday at 4 pm.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

 
 

Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry

Biology Home

 
Biology and Chemistry Seminars
Fall 20
10
DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Sep 2 First Week--No Seminar      
Sep 9 No seminar this week      
Sep 16 Tim Coles Operation Wallacea Conservation Expeditions: Possibilities for Undergraduates, Graduate Students, and Faculty Kim Hunter
Sep 23 Patti Erickson Salisbury University Weeds and Worms: Epigenetic Engineering and Stress Studies Ron Gutberlet
Sep 30 Gene Williams Salisbury University SU in Iceland: International Field Studies at Hólar University College Ron Gutberlet
Oct 7 Andrew Dix University of California at San Diego Cooperative, Heparan Sulfate-Dependent Cellular Uptake of Dimeric Guanidinoglycosides Miguel Mitchell
Oct 14 John Toscano Johns Hopkins University Nitroxyl (HNO): Nitric Oxide's Neglected Sibling Seth Friese
Oct 21 Program Planning--No Seminar      
Oct 28 Program Planning--No Seminar      
Nov 3 Wouter van Hoven University of Pretoria Contemporary Issues in African Wildlife Conservation Meaghan Neal
Nov 4 Kim Check Ward Museum Discover How Learning Takes Flight at the Ward Museum: Student Opportunities for Outreach, Research, and Internships Ellen Lawler
Nov 11 Rachel Sipler Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences,    The College of William and Mary The Role of Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) in the Growth and Proliferation of Harmful Algal Blooms Joan Maloof and Ann Barse
Nov 18 Hemayet Ullah Howard University Arabidopsis Scaffold Proteins RACK1 Regulate Diverse Environmental Stress Signaling Pathways Patti Erickson
Nov 25 Thanksgiving, No Seminar      
Dec 2 Mark Frana Salisbury University What's Contaminating that Water?  Bacterial Source Tracking Can Provide Some Answers! Elizabeth Emmert
Dec 9 Oliver Beckers University of Nebraska-Lincoln Fantastic Plastic: Developmental Plasticity in the Communication System of a Katydid Ryan Taylor
Dec 16 Finals Week, No Seminar      

***Many thanks to the Henson School for co-hosting this seminar.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

 

 
 

Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry

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Biology and Chemistry Seminars
Spring 2010

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Jan 28 First Week--No Seminar      
Feb 4 Doug Ruby University of Maryland Eastern Shore Communication Through Calisthenics: Displays in the Yarrow's Spiny Lizard Sceloporus jarrovii Ron Gutberlet
Feb 11 No Seminar this week      
Feb 18 Ron Gutberlet, Aaron Hogue, Doug Ruby, and Jim Rapp Salisbury University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, DLITE Atlas of Maryland Reptiles and Amphibians: Overview and Call for Volunteers  
Feb 25* Earl Greene USGS The Use of Spatial Probability Models to Determine Nitrate Contamination in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Art Lembo
Mar 4 Miguel Mitchell Salisbury University In Silico Molecular Modeling of Potential Butyrylcholinesterase Inhibitors for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease Seth Friese
Mar 11 Bradley Stevens University of Maryland Eastern Shore The Science of Crabs: An exploration of the Scientific Method, as applied to deepwater mating behavior of Tanner crabs (Chionoecetes bairdi) in Kodiak, Alaska Gene Williams
Mar 18 Spring Break--No Seminar      
Mar 25 Jonah Choiniere George Washington University Long Summers in China: Insights into Theropod Evolution from the Jurassic of Xinjiang Kim Hunter
Apr 1 Program Planning--No Seminar      
Apr 8 Kim Quillin Salisbury University A Case Study in Integrative Biology: The Mechanics of Organisms Ron Gutberlet
Apr 15 Tom Jones Salisbury University A Ten Year Comparison of Water Quality in Three Eastern Shore Rivers Judith Stribling
Apr 22 Chris Frye MD Department of Natural Resources Evolutionary Complexity in Amelanchier (Rosaceae): Insights from Morphology, Molecular Markers, Flow Cytometry, and Life History Kim Hunter
Apr 29* Jay Carlisle Idaho Bird Observatory Landbird Stopover Ecology in Southern Idaho in the Big Picture of Migratory Bird Conservation Karen Olmstead
May 6 Donald Zeigler Old Dominion University The Cartography of Political Persuasion Gina Bloodworth
May 11** Derry Roopenian Jackson Laboratory Autoimmune Disease: The Dark Side of the Immune System Mario Crisalli

*Many thanks to the Henson School for co-hosting this seminar.

**Please note that this seminar will be given on Tuesday at 4 pm in Henson 243.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

 

 

 

Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Chemistry

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Biology and Chemistry Seminars
Fall 2009

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Sep 3 First Week--No Seminar      
Sep 10 Adam Lowe Cornell University SNP Detection by Surface- Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Coupled Ligase Detection Reaction Gene Williams
Sep 17 Dana Price Salisbury University If You Make It, They Will Come: Dung Beetle Ecology and Evolution Ann Barse
Sep 24 Sethanne Howard US Naval Observatory 4000 Years of Women in Science, Engineering, and Other Altogether Creative Stuff Gene Williams
Sep 25* Sethanne Howard US Naval Observatory Why Spiral Galaxies Spiral Gene Williams
Oct 1 Robert Bryant University of Virginia Dynamics In and Around Proteins Miguel Mitchell
Oct 6** Barrett Klein University of Texas at Austin Collosal Viruses, Imitation Dung Balls, and Robotic Frogs: Alternative Approaches to Applying a Science Education Ryan Taylor
Oct 8*** Karin Akre University of Texas at Austin Creative Science Career Paths Ryan Taylor
Oct 15 John Christy Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Reproductive Timing in the Intertidal Zone for Predator Avoidance Ryan Taylor
Oct 22 Program Planning--No Seminar      
Oct 29 John LaPolla Towson University Discovering Species: The Importance of Taxonomic Research Dana Price
Nov 5 Matthew Hartman Virginia Commonwealth University Synthesis of a Large Collection of Drug-like Cyclic Peptides Miguel Mitchell
Nov 12 James Stribling Center for Ecological Sciences,             Tetra Tech, Inc. The Relationship of Biological Monitoring to Ecological Restoration Judith Stribling
Nov 19 Alison Burnett FMC Corporation  Life After Undergraduate Education--Rots and Rusts Kim Hunter
Nov 26 Thanksgiving, No Seminar      
Dec 3 Mark Holland and       Gene Williams Salisbury University    
Dec 10 Kelsey Glennon George Washington University More Chromosomes, More Options: Investigating Polyploidy and Hybridization in the Plant Genus Houstonia Kim Hunter

*This is a special Friday seminar that will be held at 11 am in HS 243.

**This Henson Seminar is on Tuesday at 4 pm in HS 243; cookies and coffee at 3:30 pm.

***Many thanks to the Henson School for co-hosting this seminar.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

 

 

 

Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Home

Biology Seminars
Spring 2009

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Feb 5 Ron Gutberlet Salisbury University A Year on the Road with North American Birds  
Feb 10 Richard England

Kim Hunter

Charles Darwin

Happy Birthday, Charles Darwin! Please join the department for a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of publication of On The Origin of Species.  Learn about one of the great biologists, and eat some cake in his honor! Judith Stribling
Feb 19 Seminar Cancelled      
Feb 26 Kevina Vulinec Delaware State University How to Build a Rainforest: Monkeys, Dung Beetles, and Seed Dispersal Aaron Hogue
Mar 5 Scott Bowdridge Virginia Tech Discovering the Biology of Resistance to Gastrointestinal Parasitism in Sheep: Approaching the Problem Using Genetics, Immunology, and Molecular Biology Kim Hunter
Mar 12 William Barse Smithsonian Institution Paleosols, Archeology, and the Shifting Savanna-Tropical Forest Boundary throughout the Holocene in the Orinoco River Valley Ann Barse
Mar 19 Spring Break      
Mar 26 Karen Olmstead Salisbury University The Ecology and Evolution of Waste-based Defenses in Tortoise Beetles (Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) Ron Gutberlet
Apr 2 Joe Polacco University of Missouri and Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Urease, What Have You Done for Me Lately?  Unexpected Answers in Signaling and Defense Mark Holland
Apr 9 Tony Reeves* U.S. Army Research Institute of Chemical Defense Thermodynamic Design of Oximes for the Reactivation of Human Butyrylcholinesterase after Nerve Agent Intoxication Victor Miriel and Henson Seminar Committee
Apr 16 Frode Jacobsen UMBC Inferring Evolutionary Relationships within the New World Orioles (Genus Icterus) using Multi-locus Approaches Ron Gutberlet
Apr 24 (Friday) 8th Annual SU Student Research Conference Salisbury University 1:00-7:30 pm; please see more information at http://www.salisbury.edu/ugresearch/susrc.htm Gene Williams
Apr 30 Dave Tulis East Carolina School of Medicine Abnormal Vascular Smooth Muscle Growth: Potential Mechanisms and Novel Therapies Victor Miriel
May 7 Biology 210 Poster Session     Kim Hunter

*Many thanks to the Henson School for sponsoring this seminar.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.

 

 

Henson School of Science and Technology

Department of Biological Sciences

Biology Home

Biology Seminars
Fall 2008

DATE NAME AFFILIATION TITLE HOST
Sept 4 no seminar      
Sept 11 Gillian Backus Environmental Protection Agency Susceptibility to Ozone-induced Pulmonary Inflammation or Why are you having a Bad Air Day? E. Williams
Sept 18 Miguel Mitchell Salisbury University Learning Science with Flash Animation: Lab Techniques and Games R. Gutberlet
Sept 25 Clem Counts Salisbury University Clams of Destruction and Woe A. Barse
Oct 2 no seminar      
Oct 9 Kathleen Lynch Johns Hopkins University Intrinsic Mechanisms for Receiver Error in Animal Communication R. Taylor
Oct 16 Eric Prince* NOAA/NMFS Southeast Fisheries Science Center Hypoxia Based Habitat Compression of Istiophorid Billfish and White Marlin Migrations Based on High Tech Tags A. Barse
Oct 23 program planning, no seminar       
Oct 30 Susan Brazer Salisbury University Untangling the Web: Web of Science Demystified, Simplified, and Clarified R. Gutberlet
Nov 6 Jessica Ware American Museum of Natural History What to do When You are Desperate for  a Date: Using DNA to Age Dragonfly Relationships D. Price
Nov 13 Melinda Butler Preston Family Physicians Interesting Cases in Family Medicine V. Miriel
Nov 20 Greg Binford University of Delaware Nutrient Losses from Poultry Litter Piles to the Environment During Temporary Storage Sam Geleta
Nov 27 Thanksgiving break      
Dec 4 Jack Chirikjian Georgetown Medical School From Concepts of Biology to the Business of Biotechnology M. Holland
Dec 11 Biology 210 Poster Session     K. Hunter

*Many thanks to the Henson School for co-sponsoring this seminar.

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00 pm in Henson 243.  Please join us for cookies and coffee at 3:30 in Henson 213.