Spring & Summer 2016

Department of Biology Seminar Series

Unless otherwise noted below, seminars are held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in Room 303 Shoemaker Hall.

Jan. 29 OPEN available for graduate student presentation
Feb. 5
Dr. William Harcombe, University of Minnesota, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. “Systems biology and evolutionary ecology of a synthetic microbial community” (hosted by Drs. Ryan Garrick and Beckie Symula)
Feb. 12
OPENavailable for graduate student presentation
Wed. Feb. 17
OPENavailable for graduate student presentation
Feb. 19
OPENavailable for graduate student presentation
Wed. Feb. 24
OPENavailable for graduate student presentation
Feb. 26
Dr. Jennifer Mandel, University of Memphis, Department of Biology, “Paternal leakage, heteroplasmy, and the evolution of plant mitochondrial genomes” (hosted by Colin Jackson)
Wed. Mar. 2
OPEN available for graduate student presentation
Mar. 4
Dr. Lainy Day, University of Mississippi, Department of Biology, “TBA”
Wed. Mar. 9
unavailable
Mar. 11
Dr. Maureen Wirschell, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Department of Biochemistry, “To drink or not to drink: alcohol exposure leads to ciliary dysfunction” (hosted by Dr. Erik Hom)
Mar. 18
No Seminar – Spring Break, campus closed
Wed. Mar. 23
unavailable
Mar. 25
No Seminar – Good Friday, campus closed
Wed. Mar. 30
unavailable
Apr. 1
OPENavailable for graduate student presentation
Wed. Apr. 6
unavailable
Apr. 8
Dr. Carla Atkinson, University of Alabama, Department of Biological Sciences, “Considering spatial and temporal scale in the response of ecosystems to consumer-driven nutrient dynamics” (hosted by Dr. Marjorie Holland)
Wed. Apr. 13, 3:00pm
Mariah Meachum, M.S. Thesis Defense, “Genetic and temporal variation in resource trade of a mycorrhizal market”
Apr. 15 unavailable
Wed. Apr. 20
Hak Chul Lee, M.S. student thesis defense, “Vegetation effects on rhizosphere bacterial communities in freshwater wetlands of North Mississippi”
Apr. 22
3:00pm
Dr. John Malone, University of Connecticut, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, “Gene dosage, compensation, and phenotype” (hosted by Dr. Christopher Leary)Ehlana Stell, M.S. thesis prospectus, “Quantifying Jumping Behavior of the Silver Carp (Hypopthalmichthys molitrix)”
Wed. Apr. 27
Bridget Piculell, Ph.D. dissertation defense, “Loblolly pine genetics structure it’s mycorrhizal community”
Apr. 29 Stuart Nielsen, Ph.D. student dissertation defense, “The biotic effects of Tertiary geo-climatic change in the southern hemisphere”
Mon. May 2

3:00pm

Chase Caldwell, M.S. student thesis prospectus, “The Phototropic Response of Roots Grown Under Simulated Microgravity”Thuy Nguyen, M.S. thesis prospectus, “Towards a Better Understanding of Secondary Metabolite Production in Toxic Marine Algae”
Tues. May 3, 2:30pm
Emily McCann, M.S. thesis defense, “Seasonal changes in biomass of town common freshwater wetland plants: storage of nutrients” (room change: 114 Shoemaker)
Wed. May 4 Satish Adhikari, Ph.D. student dissertation prospectus. “Epigenetic regulation in Brevundimonas subvibrioides and comparison with the Caulobacter crescentus model”
May 6
Dr. Colin Jackson, University of Mississippi, Department of Biology, “Exploring the global microbiome: More diverse studies in microbial diversity”
Thurs. June 30, 1pm  Jake Howell, M.S. thesis defense, “Nemo no more? Spatial demographic and population genetic analyses of the two-band anemonefish, Amphiprion bicinctus, in the Gulf of Eilat, Red Sea”
Tues. Aug 16, 3pm Caleb Aldridge, M.S. thesis defense, “The effect of road-crossings on stream-associated salamanders within Holly Spring National Forest”