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Spring 2017 Seminar Schedule

01.20.17

 

Tiny Things tell big stories about the Great Lakes

Dr. Euan Reavie, Senior Research Associate and Assoicate Director, Water Initiative, NRRI

Hosted by:  Cody Sheik

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

01.27.17

 
Polymorphism in Great Bear Lake and Rush Lake: Expanding the Model of Lake Charr Diversification

Dr. Louise Chavarie, Michigan State University

Hosted by: Ted Ozersky

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1

 

 

02.03.17

 

 

Lost Causes: Why Darwin Succeeded and not Lamarck

Dr. Steven Matthews, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Hosted by:  John Dahl

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

02.10.17

 

Deep Branching Archaea and Eukaryotes

Dr. Brett Baker, Univeristy of Texas

Hosted by: Cody Sheik

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

02.17.17

 

Life on Edge: The Ecology and Behaviour of Gray Jays in Algonquin Park

Dr. Ryan Norris, University of Guelph

Host:  Gerald Niemi

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3

 

 

02.24.17

 

THIS SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELED

Poinsettias to Pitcher Plants: Deciphering the Genomic Basis of Extreme Plant Adaptation

Dr. Ya Yang, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Host:  Amanda Grusz

Addl Reading: Abstract

 

 

03.03.17

 

Some Like it Hot, some Like it Cold: Tree Response to Warming at the Temperate-Boreal Forest Ecotone

Dr. Rebecca Montgomery, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Host:  Dr. Rebecca Montgomery

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

03.10.17

 

 

NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK

 

03.17.17

 

Using a Multi-faceted Approach to Answer Applied Fisheries Questions

Dr. Justin VanDeHay, Assistant Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, UW-Stevens Point

Host: Tom Hrabik

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

03.24.17

 

Funding Opportunities in Life Sciences at the National Science Foundation

Dr. Matthew Kane, Program Director Division of Enviromental Biology, National Science Foundation

Host: John Pastor and Robert Sterner

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1

 

 

03.31.17

 

ITLS SEMINAR- Trust Me, I'm a Scientist: Promoting Science in an Era of Fake News

Lyle Shannon, Instructor, Emeritus

Host:  Dr. Thomas Hrabik

Addl Reading:  Abstract

 

 

04.07.17

 

The effect of melatonin on circadian and developmental gene expression in Danio rerio

Jennifer Krznarich, Master's Candiate

Host:  Jennifer Liang

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1

 

 

04.14.17

 

Time constraints, resource waves, and predator-prey interactions in a landscape context

Dr. Daniel Schindler, Professor, University of Washington

Host: Dr. Tom Hrabik

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3

 

 

04.21.17

 

 

Investigating the Role of KCNQ1 and CFTR as Colorectal Cancer Tumor Suppressors

Fatima Alwan, Master's Candidate

Host:  Dr. Patricia Scott and Dr. Robert Cormier

Addl Reading:  Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

 

 

04.28.17

 

 

Mitochondrial Metabolism and Adenosine Signaling in a Mammalian Hibernator

Clair Hess, Master's Candidate

Host: Dr. Matt Andrews

Addl Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3