Seminars

Fall 2018 Seminars in the Pittsburgh Area

Date Time Location Speakers Title Series
September 5 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Maria Rebolleda-Gomez, University of Pittsburgh “On biological individuality from a microbial point of view” Ecology and Evolution
September 7 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Maurice Falk Lecture Hall, Mellon Hall Wook Kim, Duquesne University “From conflict to cooperation and dysbiosis: the molecular anatomy of microbial sociality” Duquesne
September 12 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Ximena Bernal, Purdue University “Ornaments, Enemies and Sensory Filters in the Evolution of Communication Systems” Ecology and Evolution
September 19 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Michel Ohmer, University of Pittsburgh  “TBA” Ecology and Evolution
September 20 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside II Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center “Molecular arms races between host and viral genomes” MMG
September 21 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A115 Public Health Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, PhD, University of Pittsburgh “Proto-genes and de novo gene birth” Human Genetics
September 21 2:00 PM-3:00 PM A219B Langley Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center “Genetic conflicts shape meiosis, centromeres and species”
September 27 4:00 PM-5:00 PM Lecture Rm 6 Scaife Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University “The Genetic Basis of Parental Care”
September 28 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 407A Offices at Baum Maria Chikina, PhD “Exploiting the latent structure of gene expression data” Biomedical Informatics
October 3 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Michael Travisano, University of Minnesota “TBA” Ecology and Evolution
October 3 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 348 Mellon Institute William Hanage, PhD, Harvard School of Public Health  “Population genomics of bacterial pathogens – evolution and epidemiology” CMU Biological Sciences
October 12 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 407A Offices at Baum Roni Rosenfeld, PhD “Forecasting Epidemics” Biomedical Informatics
October 18 11:00 AM-12:00PM Alumni Hall, Auditorium, 7th Floor. Bonnie Bassler, Princeton “Tiny Conspiracies: Cell-to-Cell Communication in Bacteria” Science 2018 Dickson Prize
October 19 11:00 AM-12:00PM Alumni Hall, Auditorium, 7th Floor. Feng Zheng, Broad Institute of MIT “Development of CRISPR-Cas Systems for Genome Editing” Science 2018 Mellon Lecture
October 19 2:00PM-3:40 Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center Vaughn Cooper, Nathan Clark, Dennis Kostka, Matthew Nicotra, Erik Wright “Evolutionary Biology Meets Medicine” (CEBaM Panel and Launch) Science2018
October 19 4:00-5:00PM Alumni Hall, Auditorium, 7th Floor. Paul Turner, Yale University “Using Viruses To Select for Reduced Virulence of Bacterial Pathogens in Human Patients” Science 2018 Hofman Lecture
October 22 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 169 Crawford Hall Dr. Kat Milligan-Myhre, University of Alaska Anchorage “From the field to the bench: Adapting an evolutionary model for host-microbe studies” Biological Sciences
October 24 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Jiaqi Tan, University of Pittsburgh  “TBA” Ecology and Evolution
October 24 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside II Katherine Lemon, Harvard Medical School,The Forsyth Institute “TBA” MMG
October 25 4:00 PM-5:00 PM A219B Langley Aaron Wacholder

 

 

Amanda Kowalczyk

“The clash of the functions (or how loci can be essential and unconstrained at the same time)”

“Molecular Evolution Underlying Lifespan in Mammals”

MELD
October 31 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Mercedes Burns, University of Maryland, Baltimore County  “The paradox of sex: maintenance of sexual reproduction through conflict” Ecology and Evolution
October 31 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside II Michael Otto, NIAID NIH  “TBA” MMG
November 7 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 348 Mellon Institute Rori Rolhfs, PhD, San Francisco State University  “TBA” CMU Biological Sciences
November 9 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 407A Offices at Baum Erik Wright, PhD “First-step mutations reveal a multitude of evolutionary pathways to antibiotic resistance” Biomedical Informatics
November 14 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Gavin Rice, University of Pittsburgh  “TBA” Ecology and Evolution
November 14 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 348 Mellon Institute Robert Britton, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine “TBA” CMU Biological Sciences
November 16 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 407A Offices at Baum Barbara Methe, PhD “TBA” Biomedical Informatics
November 29 12:00 PM-1:00 PM Scaife Hall, Auditorium 5 Peter Parham, Stanford University “TBA” Immunology
November 29 4:00 PM-5:00 PM A219B Langley Vaughn Cooper

 

Dannie Durand and Maureen Stolzer

“Recombinogenic parasites drive bacterial adaptation during infections”

“Phylogenomic something”

MELD
November 30 11:00 AM-12:00 PM 407A Offices at Baum Anne-Ruxandra Carvunis, PhD “Proto-genes and de novo gene birth” Biomedical Informatics
December 5 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Jennifer Sheridan, Carnegie Museum  “TBA” Ecology and Evolution
December 12 12:00 PM-1:00 PM A219B Langley Zakee Sabree, Ohio State University “TBA” Ecology and Evolution
December 12 12:00 PM-1:00 PM 503 Bridgeside II Caitlin Pepperell, University of Wisconsin-Madison “TBA” MMG
December 20 4:00 PM-5:00 PM A219B Langley Wynn Meyer

 

Surya Aggarwal

“Dietary adaptation in mammals”

“Stressed Pneumococci”

MELD

 

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