Seminars

2019 Seminars in the Pittsburgh Area

Date Time Location Speakers Title Series
September 4 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Martha Munoz,
Yale University
“Behavior is a motor and a brake for evolution” Ecology and Evolution
September 6 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Maurice Falk Lecture Hall,
Mellon Hall
Jan Janecka,
Duquesne University
“Snow Leopard Evolution and Adaptation to High Altitude via
the HIF-1 Signaling Pathway”
Duquesne
September 9 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Michael Gilson,
University of California, San Diego
“Are all enzymes molecular motors?” Biological Sciences
September 13 12:00 PM-1:20 PM BST S100A Dennis Kostka,
University of Pittsburgh
“Computational Genomics Yields Insights into Developmental Gene Regulation” CPCB
September 16 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Annette Ostling,
University of Michigan
“Species trait clusters as a signature of niche differentiation: from theory to observed patterns on Barro Colorado Island” Biological Sciences
September 20 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 219B Langley Hall Brittany Sutherland,
University of Arizona
“Ancient duplications to instant speciation: How polyploidy influences plant evolution” Ecology and Evolution
September 20 2:00 PM–3:00 PM Maurice Falk Lecture Hall,
Mellon Hall
Sarah Carnahan-Craig,
Penn State University
“Leveraging child growth trajectories to establish an early-life, polygenic risk score for childhood obesity” Duquesne
September 23 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Cori Richards-Zawacki,
University of Pittsburgh
“A fungus among us: Insights into the ecology and evolution of amphibian susceptibility to chytridiomycosis” Biological Sciences
September 27 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Abigail Matela,
University of Pittsburgh
“Evolving STEM: An Evolution-in-Action
Laboratory for High School Biology Students that
Stimulates Bacterial
Adaptation During Infections”
MMG
October 2 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Jacob Scott,
Cleveland Clinic
“Controlling disease evolution: mathematical models and experiments to understand time-scales, trajectories and outcomes” MMG
October 4 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Zhou Zhong,
University of Pittsburgh
“The Roles of CPSF6 and CypA in HIV-1 Pre-Integration Complex Trafficking to the Nucleus” MMG
October 16 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Paul Turner,
Yale University
“Phage therapy to combat infections by antibiotic-resistant bacteria” MMG
October 21 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Karen Lewis,
Texas State University
“Structural and functional insights from a fish homolog of the RNA-binding protein LaRP6” Biological Sciences
October 23 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 219B Langley Rachel Penczykowski,
Washington University St. Louis
“Ecology of wild plant-pathogen interactions across spatial and temporal scales: from individual hosts in the growing season to regional dynamics over winter” Ecology and Evolution
October 25 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Maurice Falk Lecture Hall,
Mellon Hall
William Murphy,
Texas A&M University
“Sex chromosomes and speciation: lessons from cats” Duquesne
November 1 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Katrina Harris,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG
November 6 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 219B Langley Swanne Gordon,
Washington University St. Louis
“Sex, Genes, and Environment: Integrating multiple determinants of color polymorphisms in nature” Ecology and Evolution
November 8 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Nicholas Cooley,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA Bioinformatics
November 8 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Maurice Falk Lecture Hall,
Mellon Hall
Damian Wilburn,
University of Washington
“Direct and indirect sexual selection drive rapid sperm protein evolution” Duquesne
November 13 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 219B Langley Andy Moeller,
Cornell University
“The evolution of the mammalian gut microbiota” Ecology and Evolution
November 13 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Daria Van Tyne,
University of Pittsburgh
“Friend turned foe: Adaptation of multidrug-resistant enterococci during bloodstream infection” MMG
December 13 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Jenny Jones,
University of Pittsburgh

Andrew Beckley,
University of Pittsburgh

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2020 Seminars in the Pittsburgh Area

Date Time Location Speakers Title Series
January 22 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 James Whitney,
Harvard
TBA MMG
January 24 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Chandra Nath Roy,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG
February 14 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Douglas Fisher,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG
March 6 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Keely Fitzgerald,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG
March 18 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Mellon Institute
348 Conference Rm.
4400 Fifth Avenue
Audrey Gasch,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
TBA CMU Biological Sciences
April 24 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Aidan Dmitriev,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG

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 Phone: (412) 648-4058
 Email: KLB237@pitt.edu

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