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Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Duquesne University | Department of Biological Sciences

Time and Place

Unless otherwise noted, seminars will be held at the following time and location:

2:00 p.m. | Maurice Falk Lecture Hall | Mellon Hall
412.396.6332 or www.duq.edu/biology


January 19, 2018

Dr. Allyson O'Donnell
Duquesne University
Department of Biological Sciences
http://duq.edu/academics/faculty/allyson-odonnell

"From Here to There: Alpha-Arrestin Regulation of Protein Trafficking"


January 26, 2018

Dr. Kathleen Sluka
University of Iowa
Department of Physical Therapy
https://medicine.uiowa.edu/pt/profile/kathleen-sluka

"Does Exercise Increase or Decrease Pain? Underlying mechanisms and clinical Implications"


February 2, 2018

Dr. Michael J. Baum
Boston University
Department of Biology
http://www.bu.edu/biology/people/profiles/michael-baum/

"The Olfactory Brain's Control of Courtship Behaviors in Female Mice"


February 9, 2018

Dr. Joel Vega-Rodriguez
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
https://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/3496/joel-vega-rodr-guez

"Plasmodium parasites require our fibrinolytic proteins for infection of the vector and the host"


February 16, 2018

Biology Grad Students
Duquesne University
Department of Biological Sciences

DATA BLITZ
Wes Bowman - 3rd year - O'Donnell Lab
Charlotte Hacker - 3rd year - Janecka Lab
Brandon Hoenig - 2nd year - Porter Lab
Collin Kessler - 2nd year - Kim Lab
Sara McClelland - 4th year - Woodley Lab
Jackie Shane - 6th year - Lampe Lab
Michelle Valkanas - 2nd year - Trun Lab


February 23, 2018

Dr. Plaxedes Chitiyo
Duquesne University
Center for Environmental Research and Education
http://www.duq.edu/academics/faculty/dr-plaxedes-chitiyo

"Urban community gardens: Is it all about food?"


March 16, 2018

Dr. Antoinette Maldonado-Devincci
North Carolina A&T State University
Department of Psychology
http://www.ncat.edu/faculty/amdevinc.html

"Alcohol and stress regulation of neuroactive steroids"


March 23, 2018

Dr. Nikki Shariat
Gettysburg College
Department of Biology

"Probing Salmonella Population Diversity using CRISPRs"


April 6, 2018

Dr. Brenda Bradley
George Washington University
Center for Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology
http://www.gwprimategenomicslab.org

"The genetics of primate diversity: coloration, color vision, and communication"


April 13, 2018

Dr. Erin Goley
Johns Hopkins University
Department of Biological Chemistry
http://www.bs.jhmi.edu/goleylab/

"Shape regulation in bacteria: insights from studying cytokinesis"


April 20, 2018

Biology Grad Students
Duquesne University
Department of Biological Sciences

Jennifer Broderick:
"Local Adaptation in a Generalist Species: Examining Genomic Diversity in Bobcats"

Andrea Stevens:
"Pain in the periphery: neuroinflammation as a driver in chronic pain"