Biology Seminars

Spring 2017 Seminar Series: Department of Biology


Unless otherwise indicated, seminars will be in 139 Shumaker Research Building on Fridays at noon.


January 20 - Dr. Brian Ceresa, Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Louisville. "(Off) -Targeting the EGFR to promote wound healing." Host: Dr. Sarah Emery.

January 23 (Monday; Chao Auditorium) - Cancer Biology job candidate seminar. 

January 27 (139 SRB) - Cancer Biology job candidate seminar.

January 30 (Monday; Chao Auditorium) - Cancer Biology job candidate seminar.

February 17 [SRB - ignore earlier error] - Dr. Blythe Janowiak, St. Louis University.  "Glutathione: protecting Group B Streptococcus against reactive oxygen species and allowing for virulence in a murine model of sepsis."  Host: Dr. Debbie Yoder-Himes.

February 24 - Dr. Rodney King, Western Kentucky University.  "An unusual mechanism of transcription control discovered in a bacteriophage and how bacteriophage discovery can improve student retention."  Host: Dr. Debbie Yoder-Himes.

March 10  -  Dr. Jose Diaz-Minguez,  CIALE (Instituto Hispanoluso de Investigaciones Agrarias) and the University of Salamanca. "The FTF gene family is a key regulator of virulence, host colonization, and effector expression in Fusarium oxysporum." Brown and Williamson Speaker. Host: Dr. Michael Perlin.

March 17 - No seminar; Spring Break.

March 24 (Chao Auditorium)- Dr. Vladimir Uversky, University of South Florida. "Intrinsic disorder and structure-function continuum."  Brown and Williamson Speaker. Host: Dr. Michael Menze.

March 31 - Presentation cancelled.  

April 7 - Dr. Lee Dugatkin, University of Louisville. "How to Tame Fox and Build a Dog: A Siberian Tale of Jump Started Evolution." [Co-presenter (in absentia), Professor Lyudmila Trut, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, Novosibirisk, Russia]

April 14 - Dr. Matthew Cave, University of Louisville.  "Endocrine and metabolism disrupting chemicals and liver disease."  Host: Dr. Cindy Corbitt.  

April 21 - Dr. Loren Buck, Northern Arizona University.  "Persistence, entrainment, and function of biological rhythms across the polar day and polar night."  Host: Dr. Cindy Corbitt.