Fall 2019 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


September 6, 2019

Dr. Jan Janecka
Duquesne University
Department of Biological Sciences
"Snow Leopard Evolution and Adaptation to High Altitude via the HIF-1 Signaling Pathway"


September 20, 2010

Dr. Sarah Carnahan-Craig
Penn State University
Department of Biology
"Leveraging child growth trajectories to establish an early-life, polygenic risk score for childhood obesity"


September 27, 2019

Dr. Erin Marie Williams-Hatala and Dr. Kevin Hatala
Chatham University
Department of Biology
"A Matter of Scale: Synthesizing Data to Investigate Human Origins"


October 4, 2019

Joint Biology/Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar
Dr. Sudha Chakrapani
Case Western Reserve University
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
"Gating and Drug Modulation in 5-HT3A Receptors"


October 11, 2019

Dr. George Carman
Rutgers University
Department of Food Science
"Roles and Regulation of Phosphatidic Acid Phosphatase in Lipid Metabolism"


October 25, 2019

Dr. William Murphy
Texas A&M University
Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
"Sex chromosomes and speciation: lessons from cats"


November 8, 2019

Dr. Damian Wilburn
University of Washington
Genome Sciences
"Direct and indirect sexual selection drive rapid sperm protein evolution"


November 15, 2019

Dr. Joao Xavier
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Department of Biology
"Studying microbiome ecology directly in humans"


November 22, 2019

Dr. Peter Oelkers
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Department of Biological Sciences and Biochemistry
"Deciphering acyl chain (i.e. fatty acid) allocation; acyltransferases, allostery, and cations"


December 6, 2019

Dr. Christine Milcarek
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Immunology
"How transcription elongation influences gene expression"