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

“The Puzzle of Packaging:
Predicting Influenza Virus
Genomic Assembly Order
from Evolutionary History”

“Can Cycling Between
Different Antibiotics
Cure the Rise of
Antibiotic Resistance?”

MMG

Bioinformatics

2020 Seminars in the Pittsburgh Area

Date Time Location Speakers Title Series
January 13 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Steve Hovic,
Ohio State University
“The evolutionary ecology of biological invasions” Biological Sciences
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
January 29 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 219B Langley Hall Nancy Chen,
University of Rochester
“Tracking short-term evolution in a pedigreed wild population” Ecology and Evolution
February 3 11:00 AM–12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Emily Rauschert,
Cleveland State University
“Meadow Restorations: What do we actually get out of them?” Biological Sciences
February 7 7:00 PM–8:00 PM Charles J Dougherty Ballroom, Duquesne Power Center May Berenbaum,
University of Illinois
“Unnatural selection: How humans affect insect evolution without even realizing it” Duquesne
February 10 11:00 AM–12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Tom Sharpton,
Oregon State University
“Linking the gut microbiome to vertebrate ecology and evolution” Biological Sciences
February 14 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Douglas Fisher,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG
February 14 12:00 PM-1:20 PM Posner Hall, 100 Rajiv McCoy,
Johns Hopkins University
“Functional and fitness effects of human genetic variation” CPCB
March 6 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Keely Fitzgerald,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG
March 9 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Angela DePace,
Harvard Medical School
“Precision and Plasticity in Animal Transcription” Biological Sciences
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 3 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Mellon Institute Social Room 328 Wook Kim,
Duquesne University
TBA PAMP
April 24 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside Point 2 Aidan Dmitriev,
University of Pittsburgh
TBA MMG

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 Email: KLB237@pitt.edu

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