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MSC03-2020, 219 Yale Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

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UNM Biology Seminars

UNM Biology Fall 2019 Seminar Schedules

Department of Biology seminars are held on Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. (until 4:45 p.m.)
in Castetter Hall 100, except where otherwise 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: October 15, 2019

ALSO Wednesday Noon Brown Bag Seminars

Date Speaker Title
Aug. 22    
Aug. 29 Dr. Andy Rominger
(hosts: Jenn Rudgers &
Scott Collins
Linking Evolutionary and Ecological Theory to Illuminate Non-equilibrium Biodiversity.
Sept. 5    
Sept. 12 Dr. Andrew Storfer
(host: Dr. Robert Miller)
Rapid Evolutionary Response to a Transmissible Cancer.
Sept. 19

Dr. Cheryl Andam
(host: Drs. Helen Wearing
& Diana Northup)

Within-species Heterogeneity in Microbes and Implications for Disease Epidemiology and Public Health.
Sept. 26 Dr. Niall Hanan
(hosts: Jenn Rudgers
& Marcy Litvak)
Perspectives on Shrub Population Dynamics in Semi-arid Ecosystems.
Oct. 3 Dr. Helen Wearing Viral Vignettes: Modeling the Impact of Population Heterogeneity on Disease Dynamics.
Oct. 10 —Fall Break—
Oct. 17 Dr. John Leonard
(host: Dr. Esteban Muldavin)
Activity Patterns of Sympatric Ocelots and Bobcats in South Texas.
Oct. 24 Reserved  
Tues., Oct. 29 Reserved  
Oct. 31 Reserved  
Nov. 7 Reserved  
Tues., Nov. 12 Reserved  
Nov. 14 Reserved  
Tues., Nov. 19 Reserved  
Nov. 21 Dr. Torben Rick
(host: Dr. Seth Newsome)
Nov. 28 —Thanksgiving—
Dec. 5 Reserved  


Brown Bag Seminars
Noon, Wednesdays, 100 Castetter Hall

Brown Bag Seminars are coordinated by Christopher Witt, but scheduled by Jessie Williamson

Date Speaker Title
August 28    
Sept. 4 Dr. Maggie Werner-Washburne STEM Careers: Silos, Networks, and the Beautiful Fear of Flying!
Sept. 11    
Sept. 18 Chauncey Gadek Dynamics of Avian Elevational Ranges Reveal Hidden Evolutionary Forces..
Sept. 25


Oct. 2 Kelly Speer Sources of Variation in the Microbiome of Blood-feeding Insect Parasites of Bats.
Oct. 9 Dr. David Steadman Birds of the Bahamas—From the Ice Age to Now.
Oct. 16 Tomer Duman The Effects of Natural Land-Cover Changes on Surface Temperature.
Oct. 23 Roxana Khoshravesh Few in Number, Great in Impact: How C4 Photosynthesis Shapes Our Past and Future.
Oct. 30 Lindsay Snyder A Gut Feeling: New Pathways of Intestinal Resistance Against the Opportunistic Parasite Toxoplasma gondii.
Nov. 6 Brian Alfaro The Phenology of THC in Industrial Cannabis sativa L.: How High?
Nov. 13 Julie Allison Spencer The Evolution of Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Nov. 20 Xena Mapel Avian Malaria of the New Georgia Group, Solomon Islands.
Nov. 27    
Dec. 4 Joseph Stinziano TBD.

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