The Department of Biology
at Texas A&M University sponsors a
weekly seminar series during the Fall and Spring semesters. Seminars are
held each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in room Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building Auditorium 1st Floor unless otherwise noted. In addition to this weekly
seminar series, the department hosts the Frontiers
in Biology Lecture Series which is held 1-2 times each year.
Speakers for this semester, including the Frontiers in Biology Lecture Series are listed
below. Links to other seminar series are listed at the bottom of this
page. If you would like to be added to our weekly seminar e-mail reminder,
please send your name and e-mail address to Lieu Jean at email@example.com.
Out of Department Seminars
Faculty Chalk Talks
- January 15 --
Steve Vokes, Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology, UT Austin (hosted by Bruce Riley)
"Transcriptional Mechanisms Underlying Hedgehog Mediated Regulation"
- January 22 --
Lani Wu, UT Southwestern - Green Center for Systems Biology, Pharmacology (hosted by Richard Gomer)
"Reverse engineering cell polarity circuits"
- January 29 --
Rebecca Zufall, University of Houston - Biology and Biochemistry Department (hosted by Gil Rosenthal)
"Mutation, migration, and sex: Evolutionary genetics in Tetrahymena thermophila"
- February 5 --
Jonathan Pierce-Shimomura, UT Austin - Neurobiology (hosted by Rene Garcia)
"Studying mechanisms and medicine for Alzheimer’s disease using C. elegans"
- February 12 --
Jay Dunlap, Dartmouth Medical School - Genetics (hosted by Paul Hardin)
"Genetic and Molecular Dissection of a Simple Circadian System"
- February 19 --
Molly Cummings, UT Austin - Section of Integrative Biology (hosted by Ray Cui )
"From Fish Brains to Fish Skins—Understanding Behavioral and Signal Diversity via Mechanistic Studies"
- February 26 --
Amrita Sherlekar, Texas A&M Department of Biology grad student (hosted by Rene Garcia)
"Cellular and molecular mechanisms of decision-making in C. elegans male mating behavior"
Husniye Kantarci, Texas A&M Department of Biology grad student (hosted by Rene Garcia)
"A screen to identify genes regulating development of Stato-Acoustic Neurons"
- March 5 --
Greg May, MD Anderson - Department of Laboratory Medicine (hosted by Deb Bell-Pedersen)
"Determining signaling pathways in Aspergillus fumigatus in response to human neutrophils"
- March 12 --
- March 19 --
Daniel Alexander, Director of Operations, Metabolon (hosted by Tom McKnight and Wayne Versaw)
"Insights into metabolic energy regulation through metabolomic analysis"
- March 26 --
Harold Zakon, Neurobiology/School of Biological Sciences, UT Austin (hosted by Mike Smotherman)
"Adaptive evolution of voltage-gated sodium channels: stories from electric fish, scorpions and mice"
- April 2 --
Jennifer Herman, Texas A&M University, Biochemistry and Biophysics and Center for Phage Technology (hosted by Deb Pedersen)
"Identification and characterization of RefZ, a new regulator of FtsZ assembly"
- April 9 --
Arturo Casadevall, Albert Einstein College of Medine (hosted by Xiaorong Lin)
"Thoughts on the Origin of Microbial Virulence"
- April 16 --
Peter Setlow, University of Connecticutt Health Center - Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology (hosted by Joe Sorg)
"When the Sleepers Awaken – Germination of Spores of Bacteria of Bacillus Species"
- April 23 --
Kent Chapman, University of North Texas, Department of Biological Sciences (hosted by Wayne Versaw)
"Visualizing the Lipidome of Plant Tissues"
- April 30 --
Zheng (Jake) Chen, UT Medical School at Houston, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (hosted by Deb Pedersen)
"Small molecules for manipulating circadian rhythms to improve physiological well-being"
Other Texas A&M Seminars