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Fall 2010 Seminar Series

Department of Biological Sciences

All seminars are at 3:00 p.m. in Laura Falk Lecture Hall, Mellon Hall.
(Refreshments at 2:30 p.m. outside 202 Mellon Hall.)

September 3, 2010
Dr. Sarah K. Woodley, Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University
“Behavioral and Physiological Responses to Stressors and Stress Hormones in Amphibians”

September 10, 2010
Dr. Todd Blackledge, Department of Biology, University of Akron
“Spider Silk: Tying together Evolution of Genes, Biomaterials, and Behaviors”

September 17, 2010
Dr. Lisa Belden, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
“The Influence of Ecological Interactions on Disease Dynamics in Natural Systems”

September 24, 2010
Rachel Carson Legacy Conference, CMU

October 1, 2010
Dr. Antonei B. Csoka , Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
“Pushing the Nuclear Envelope: What can Progeria Teach Us about Aging?”   

October 8, 2010
No Regular Seminar:  Science2010 – Transformations @ Pitt October 7 & 8 (www.science2010.pitt.edu)

October 15, 2010
Dr. Joshua Gross, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati
"The Origin and Evolution of Regressive Phenotypes in the Blind Mexican Cavefish” (Tentative title)

October 22, 2010
NO SEMINAR

October 29, 2010
Dr. Benedict J. Kolber, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
“Pain in the Brain: Evidence for Central Nervous System Control of Pain”        

November 5, 2010
NO SEMINAR

November 12, 2010
Dr. John F. Stolz, Director, Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University
“The Ecological Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas Extraction”

November 19, 2010
Duquesne University Ph.D. Students:
Rishu Dheer: “Time and Dose Dependent Changes in the Microbial Population of the Murine Colon after As(III) Exposure”
Uma Karadge: “Differentiate or Disappear: Getting to the guts of Nutritional endoderm in Eleutherodactylus coqui” 

*December 3, 2010 (see below for time)
Joint Biology & Chemistry Mini-Symposium on Metals in Biological Systems

Dr. Eric Roden, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Yi Lu, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois
Dr. Aaron Barchowsky, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Peter Chovanec, Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University
Joshua Hayden, Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University   

  • 1:00-4:15 p.m. – Power Center Ballroom
  • Poster Session and Refreshments from 4:30-6:00 p.m. — Mellon Hall Lobby