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Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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UNM Biology Seminars

UNM Biology Fall 2015 Seminar Schedules

Department of Biology seminars are held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. in Castetter Hall 100,
except where noted.

*** Coffee, tea and cookies are served in the Public Greenhouse at 3:10 p.m. ***

If you would like to host a Thursday seminar speaker,
please contact Cristina Takacs-Vesbach

Updated: November 11, 2015

ALSO Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Seminars

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 20

Dr. Yiqi Luo (骆亦其)
Host: Will Pockman

Big Data Science in Ecology.
Aug. 27 open  
Sept. 3 Peter Houde
(hosts; Chris Witt &
Michael Andersen)
Avian Phylogenomics.
Sept. 10 Bob Muscarella
(host: Ken Whitney)
How Do Abiotic Gradients Mediate Community Assembly? Insights from Tropical Forests.
Sept. 17 open  
Sept. 24 open  
Oct. 1 Joann Mudge
(host: Jennifer Rudgers)
Enabling Biology with Next Generation Sequencing Technologies: Case Studies in Plants.
Oct. 8 —Fall Break—
Oct. 15 open  
Oct. 22 Caleb Philips
(host: Joe Cook)
Genomic and Metagenomic Modifications for Life History Success.
Oct. 29 open  
Nov. 5 Julie Allen
(hosts: Joe Cook & Kayce Bell)
Partners in Time: Bioinformatic Approaches to Understanding the Evolution and Ecology of Associated Taxa.
Nov. 12 George Koch
(host: Marcy Litvak)
Linking Carbon Metabolism and Water Relations: From Mega Trees to Microorganisms.
Nov. 19 Nolwenn Dheilly
(host: Coen Adema)
Evolutionary and Ecological Genomics of Host–Parasite Interactions, Microorganisms as Drivers of Host–Parasite Coevolution.
Nov. 26 —Thanksgiving Holiday—
Dec. 3 Craig McClain
(host: Felisa Smith)
Adaptations to Low and High Energy Marine Environments.


Brown Bag Seminars
Noon, Wednesdays, 100 Castetter Hall

Brown Bag Seminars are coordinated by Christopher Witt, but scheduled by Erika Gendron

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 19 Nathaniel Madrid In Silico Analysis of Restriction Enzyme Digestion for Reduced Representation Sequencing.
Aug. 26 Heather Buelow Differential Abundance and Expression of Soil Microbes in McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica.
Sept. 2 Jenny Noble Foraging Characteristics of a Small Mammal Community in a Nutritent Limited Ecosystem.
Sept. 9 Dr. Richard Cripps The Emerging Technology of Genome Editing: from Laboratory to Classroom.
Sept. 16 Ara Kooser Diversity of Bacteria and Fungi Living on Flying Islands (Bats).
Sept. 23 Stephen Greimann Parasites within Parasites: Transmission and Evolution of Neorickettsia in Digeneans.
Sept. 30 Melissa Sanchez The Host–Parasite Interaction in Schistosomiasis.
Oct. 7 John Grady Competition for Light and Carbon in Forests.
Oct. 14 John Roesgen Effects of Silica Sol-Gel Encapsulation on Photosynthetic Algae.
Oct. 21 Martina Laidemitt Exploiting Biotic Diversity to Control Human Disease: Schistosomes and Competing Trematode Larvae in Kenyan Freshwater Habitats as a Model System.
Oct. 28 Kayce Bell Comparative Parasitology: A Tale of Two Pinworms.
Nov. 4 Brian Alfaro Evolutionary Ecology of Brassica tournefortii—Outtakes.
Nov. 11 Grey Gustafson Giggin Round the World: Phylogenetic Relationships and Biogeography of the Whirligig Beetle Tribe Dineutini.
Nov. 18 Lukas Bell-Dereske Plant–Fungal Mutualism Mediates Plant–Plant Interactions in the Great Lake Dunes.
Nov. 25 Eva Dettweiler-Robinson Resource Exchanges Mediated by Soil Fungi in Arid Lands.
Dec. 2 Lijun Lu Identification of Cryptic Infections of Schistosoma mansoni in Field-Collected Biomphalaria pfeifferi.

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