Biology

Seminars

Upcoming Seminar

February 12, 4:10 PM; Biology B-19
Exploring dark regions of the genome: Genome architecture via single molecule technologies
Ali Bashir, Dept of Genetics & Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

All Biology Department Seminars are free and open to the public. Seminars take place Fridays at 4:10 PM in B-19 in the basement of the Biology Building on the Reed College Campus (unless otherwise noted on the schedule). Seminars are immediately preceded by a service of coffee, tea, and other refreshments.

The Reed College campus is located in southeast Portland at 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd. (Online maps are available for getting to Reed and for the Campus).

2015-16 Schedule

Fall

4:10-5:00 in Biology B-19 (unless otherwise noted).
Directions to Reed.

Sept 4
Location: Vollum Lounge
Summer Research Poster Session
Summer '15 Research Assistants, Biology Dept, Reed College
Sponsor: TBA
Sept 11"Natural genetic variation: ecological processes and food security"
Thomas Mitchell-Olds, Department of Biology, Duke University
Sponsor: The Ellis Fund
Sept 18"The genetic basis of adaptation and speciation in house mice"
Michael Nachman, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology & Dept of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: The Ellis Fund
Sept 25"Division of power: MY019 in mitochondrial segregation during mitosis"
Omar Quintero, Dept of Biology, University of Richmond
Sponsor: The Lamfrom Fund
Oct 2"Dissecting the mechanistic basis of behaviour variation in fishes using an integrative approach"
Nadia Aubin-Horth, Departement de Biologie, Institut de Biologie Integrative et des Systemes, Universite Laval
Sponsor: The Liu Fund
Oct 9"Genomics of speciation driven by hybridization and chromosomal plasticity"
Christian R. Landry, Departement de Biologie, Institut de Biologie Integrative et des Systemes, Universite Laval
Sponsor: The Lamfrom Fund
Oct 16No seminar, Friday before Fall break
Oct 23No seminar, Fall break
Oct 30"Comparative transcriptomics and the evolution of the monogamous brain"
Hans Hofmann, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Integrative Biology
Sponsor: The Liu Fund
Nov 6"Larkspurs in the wake of the flood: evolutionary diversification of a PNW wildflower"
Keith Karoly, Biology Dept, Reed College, followed by CAT rep visit
Sponsor: The Ellis Fund
Nov 13"Forest diversity, disease & disturbance: cascading effects of an emerging pathogen in western forests"
Margaret Metz, Biology Department, Lewis & Clark College
Sponsor: The Ellis Fund
Nov 20"Genomics-assisted breeding for stress adaptation in cereals"
Patrick J. Brown '99, Dept of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois
Sponsor: The Lamfrom Fund
Nov 27No seminar, Thanksgiving break
Dec 4No seminar - S/F '15 Thesis celebration

Spring

4:10-5:00 in Biology B-19 (unless otherwise noted).
Directions to Reed.

Jan 29Bacteria-phage coevolution in a long-lived tree host
Britt Koskella, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Sponsor: The Liu Fund
Feb 5An informal discussion with Mark Ptashne '61
Mark Ptashne '61, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

An additional short information session on Reed's summer research fellowship opportunities will be presented at the beginning of the seminar.

Feb 12Exploring dark regions of the genome: Genome architecture via single molecule technologies
Ali Bashir, Dept of Genetics & Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Sponsor: The Liu Fund
Feb 19TBA
Tamily Weissman-Unni, Dept of Biology, Lewis & Clark College
Sponsor: The Liu Fund
Feb 26Using an ancient virus to fight infectious diseases and cancer
Klaus Frueh, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Sponsor: The Lamfrom Fund
Mar 4Biology Post-doc Talks
Maia Benner (Renn/Schaack Labs) and Kayla Hardwick (Schlenke/Schaack Labs)
Sponsor: TBA
Mar 11TBD
Kate Ellingson, PhD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Sponsor: The Liu Fund
Mar 18No seminar, Friday before Spring break
Mar 25No seminar, Spring break
Apr 1TBA
James + Catherine Galbraith, OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine
Sponsor: The Lamfrom Fund
Apr 8TBA
S.T.A.R.s: Students Talking About Research seminar, Biology Department, Reed College
Sponsor: TBA
Apr 15TBA
Sarah M.N. Woolley, Psychology Department, Columbia University
Sponsor: The Liu Fund
Apr 22TBA
Rachel Wong, Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington
Sponsor: The Lamfrom Fund