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Biology Seminars Fall 2020

Biology Department

Friday September 4, 2020 starting at 3:15 pm

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"What Should We Eat? (The Omnivore’s Dilemma!!)"
Inspirational Teacher of the Life Sciences Award Talk
Paul Bates, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hosted by: Dr. Julie Etterson
Additional Reading: Abstract

Friday September 11, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Dissemination of RasV12-transformed cells requires the mechanosensitive channel Piezo"
Jiae Lee, Senior Fellow, Kwon Lab, University of Washington
Hosted by: Dr. Nam Chul Kim
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1,

Friday September 18, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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Hawk Weekend Festival - Speaker

"Peregrine Falcons as a biomonitor: a local study taken to a continental scale"
Joe Barnes, Staff Specialist for the Department of Wildlife - Nevada
Hosted by: Dr. Matt Etterson

Friday September 25, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) ecology: Coastal oceans to the Great Lakes."
Reagan Errera, Research Ecologist, NOAA, Great Lakes Environment Research Laboratory
Hosted by: Dr. Cody Sheik
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1

To watch the seminar

Friday October 2, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Watch Individual Epigenetic Complexes in Living Cells by Single-Molecule Imaging"
Xiaojun Ren, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry at the University Colorado Denver, Denver 
Hosted by: Dr. Howard Deng
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday October 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Coordinated response efforts to the red swamp crayfish invasion in Michigan, U.S.A."
Brian Roth, Associate Professor at Michigan State University
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Hrabik
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday October 16, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Evolution and hybridization: Tales from charismatic megaflora"

Nora Mitchell, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Hosted by: Dr. Briana Gross
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday October 23, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"How lichens and mosses shape and respond to environments, from microclimates to ecosystems"

Daniel Stanton, Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota
Hosted by: Dr. Jessica Savage
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday October 30, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Mechanisms of Tumor Relapse: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Cancer Therapeutics"

Christina Towers, Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Colorado Denver
Hosted by: Dr. Jennifer Liang and Dr. Jenean O'Brien
Additional Readings: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday November 6, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Understanding cell-cell and cell-environment interactions"
Afshan Ismat, Associate Professor at University of St. Thomas-St. Paul
Hosted by: Dr. Howard Deng
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday November 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Using DNA metabarcoding to study the diet of raptors during migration"

Lisa Brouellette, Master's Candidate, University of Minnesota Duluth
Hosted by:  Dr. Matt Etterson
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday November 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"Long live the Bigmouth Buffalo"
Alec Lackmann, Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Minnesota Duluth
Hosted by: Dr. Mark Clark
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2

Friday December 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. on Zoom

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"It hits the fan: COVID and an Academic Health System"

Greg Beilman, Professor at Department of Surgery
Hosted by: Dr. Howard Deng
Additional Reading: Abstract, Paper 1, Paper 2
 We encourage you to join us at https://z.umn.edu/scsefriday  at 3:00 PM 
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