2017 Schedule


January 18, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Greg Barsh (MD, PhD) — Investigator, HudsonAlpha Institute; Professor of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: "Stripes and spots: genetics of color variation in a post-genome world"
Host: Dr. Melissa Harris

January 25, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Sooryanarayana Varambally — Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, UAB
Title: "Integrative analysis to identify potential therapeutic targets in cancer"
Host: Biology Seminar Committee

February 1, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Marek Napierala — Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics, UAB
Title: “Next generation perspective on molecular mechanism of repeat expansion diseases”
Host: Biology Seminar Committee

February 8, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Peggy Brickman — Professor, Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia
Title: "Are Students Right to Think that Group Work is A Waste of Time? Evidence That All Students Learn Better When They Collaborate"
Host: Dr. Sami Raut

February 22, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Brad Day — Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Michigan State University
Title: "Pathogen targeting of the host actin cytoskeleton"
Host: Dr. Karolina Mukhtar

March 1, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. James Harper — Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Sam Houston State University
Title: "Models to Study the Comparative Biology of Aging"
Host: Dr. Liou Sun

March 22, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Harmit Malik — Member, Basic Sciences & HHMI Investigator, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Title: "Genetic conflicts shape meiosis and species"
Host: Dr. Nicole Riddle

April 5, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Karolina Mukhtar — Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UAB
Title: "Regulatory Mechanisms of Pathogen-Mediated Cellular Stress Signaling in Arabidopsis"
Host: Dr. Melissa Harris

April 19, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Mike Gray — Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB
Title: "How gut microbes sense and respond to inflammatory oxidants"
Host: Dr. Jeff Morris

April 26, 2017

Time & Location: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Campbell Hall 274
Speaker: Dr. Seth Bordenstein — Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Title: "From Darwin to Margulis: On the Origin of Animal Species in Light of Microbial Symbiosis"
Host: Dr. Jeff Morris