Upcoming Seminar

November 28, 4:10 PM; Biology B-19
No seminar, Thanksgiving break

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).

2014-15 Schedule


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

Sept 5
Location: Chemistry Patio
Summer Research Poster Session
Summer '14 Research Assistants
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Sept 12"The Genomics Jigsaw: Understanding the Evolutionary Dynamics and Consequences of Mutation from the Inside Out"
Sarah Schaack, Biology Department, Reed College
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Sept 19"Transitions to asexuality and polyploidy in 'Daphnia'"
France Dufresne, Visiting Scholar, Département de biologie, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Sept 26Library and CUS Session/Senior thesis advice
Library/CUS Staff, Reed College
Oct 3"Natural pest control in coffee: a story about complexity and biodiversity"
Heidi Liere, Visiting Scholar, Biology Department, Reed College
Sponsor: Liu Fund
Oct 10"Spatial Hearing in Cluttered Acoustical Environments"
Terry Takahashi, Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon
Sponsor: Liu Fund
Oct 17No seminar, Friday before fall break
Oct 24No seminar, fall break
Oct 31"Swamps and Stress: Hypoxia as a driver of phenotypic divergence in African fishes"
Lauren Chapman, Department of Biology, McGill University
Sponsor: Liu Fund
Nov 7
Location: Music Rehearsal Room, Performing Arts Building (PAB 320)
"Life on the wild side: ecological and social environments get under the skin in a wild primate population"
Jeanne Altmann, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Sponsor: Ellis Fund

Parents Weekend

Nov 14"Developing specialized phytochemical factories as future sources of biofuels, petrochemical substitutes, specialty chemicals, and medicinals"
Norman G. Lewis, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Washington State University
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Nov 21"Two bacterial genomes with the functionality of one: nonadaptive speciation in a symbiont"
John McCutcheon, Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Nov 28No seminar, Thanksgiving break
Dec 5No seminar, Fall senior theses due


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

Jan 30Biology Post-doc Talks "TBA"
Jeremy Coate (Schaack Lab), Leigh Latta (Schaack Lab), Kristy Lawton (Zornik Lab), Cynthia O'Rourke (Renn Lab), Reed College
Feb 6"TBA"
Suzy C.P. Renn, Biology Department, Reed College
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Feb 13"TBA"
Arturo Casadevall, Dept of Microbiology & Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Feb 20"TBA"
Maria Barna, Genetics and Developmental Biology, Stanford School of Medicine
Sponsor: Liu Fund
Feb 27"TBA"
David Parichy '91, Dept of Biology, University of Washington
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Mar 6Visit from CAT rep/Qual Info Session
TBA/Biology faculty
Mar 13"TBA"
Jeff Rathmell, Dept of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology/Dept of Immunology, Sarah W. Stedman Center for Nutrition & Metabolism, Duke University School of Medicine
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund

Hosted by biology's 2014-15 senior class

Mar 20No seminar, Friday before spring break
Mar 27No seminar, spring break
Apr 3"TBA"
Evan Eichler, Dept of Genome Sciences, University of Washington
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Apr 10"TBA"
Vladimir Gelfand, Dept of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University School of Medicine
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Apr 17"TBA"
Robert C. Piper '85, Dept of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Iowa
Sponsor: Lamfrom Fund
Apr 24S.T.A.R.s (Students Talking About Research)
May 1No seminar, Spring senior theses due