Biology Seminar Speaker Series

Fall is here, which means it is time for the Department of Biology Seminar Speaker Series. Join us as we host weekly talks over the course of the fall semester to open up the discussion on topics prevalent to the cutting-edge scientific community. For more information on guest speakers and series schedule please contact biology@uab.edu. You can also download the schedule.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Chuck Amsler, Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Title: “Chemical mediation of mutualistic macroalgal-herbivore interactions structure unique Antarctic marine communities”
Host: Biology Dept.

Special seminar: Tuesday, 9 September 2014, 7-10pm, CH 274
Dr. Jim Carey, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis
Seminar Title: “Instructional Video Boot Camp”
Host: Dr. Steve Austad (Please RSVP to Deja Dowdell, dejad@uab.edu)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 12:30, CH 301
Dr. Jim Carey, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis
Seminar Title: “Estimating age structure in wild populations”
Host: Dr. Steve Austad

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. William Ja, Scripps Institute, Florida
Seminar Title: “Food matters in Drosophila lifespan”
Host: Dr. Keyt Fischer

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Kevin Karem, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta
Seminar Title: “Research in public health: from bench to global implementation”
Host: Dr. Asim Bej

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Barbara Balentine, Biology Department, Western Carolina University
Seminar Title: “Song divergence in swamp sparrow subspecies: implications for speciation”
Host: Laura Heflin

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Steve Watts, Department of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar Title: “Zebrafish Nutrition: The elephant in the room…”
Host: Biology Dept.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Andrea Bodnar, Burmuda Institute for Marine Science
Seminar Title: “Sea urchins as models for aging and regeneration research”
Host: Dr. Steve Austad

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Trudy Mackay, Program in Genetics, North Carolina State University
Seminar Title: “Charting the genotype-phenotype map: lessons from Drosophila”
Host: Dr. Nicole Riddle

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Lee Smee, Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Seminar Title: “The world is my oyster: chemical signals, turbidity and genetic diversity on oyster reefs”
Host: Dr. Jim McClintock

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 12:30 pm, CH 301
Dr. Chuck Fox, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky
Seminar Title: “Inbreeding-environment interactions: lessons from a seed-feeding beetle”
Host: Dr. Dan Warner