FALL 2017 Colloquium Series
Thursdays, 4:00 pm, Room 119 Life Science Bldg.

September 7, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Matt Fujita, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas Arlington
Title: Biodiversity genomics of reptiles and amphibians: Past, present, and future of the Fujita lab
Host: Clay Clark
Website: www.uta.edu/faculty/mkfujita/

September 14, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Todd Castoe, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas Arlington
Title: Unparalleled insight from extreme model systems: snakes illustrate mechanisms of innovation, speciation, and regeneration
Host: Clay Clark
Website: http://www.snakegenomics.org/CastoeLab/Castoe_Lab_Home.html

September 21, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Matt Walsh, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas Arlington
Title: Why are organisms (and future generations) phenotypically plastic to environmental change?‚Äč
Host: Clay Clark
Website: http://walshlab.weebly.com/

September 28, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Laura Mydlarz, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas Arlington
Title: Immunity to community: applying coral immune concepts to understanding reef declines
Host: Clay Clark
Website: http://www.themydlarzlab.com/

October 5, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Sophia Passy, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas Arlington
Title: The distribution of wealth in biological communities
Host: Clay Clark
Website: http://www.uta.edu/biology/passy/lab/home.html

October 12, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Taylor Quedensley, Research Botanist, Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Title: The Amazing World of Lichens
Host: Laura Mydlarz
Website: BRIT

October 19, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Yoel Stuart, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Title: Parallel evolution is a continuum. Case studies in anoles and stickleback
Host: Matt Walsh
Website: https://stuartyoel.wordpress.com/

October 26, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Ding Xue, Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Title: Mechanisms of maternal mitochondrial inheritance
Host: Mark Pellegrino
Website: https://mcdb.colorado.edu/labs/xue/

November 2, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Zachary Dalebroux, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, University of Oklahoma
Title: Mechanisms of Salmonellae outer-membrane lipid homeostasis for survival during bacteremia
Host: Joseph Boll
Website: https://www.oumedicine.com/mi/faculty/zachary-dalebroux-phd

November 9, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Tonia Schwartz, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University
Title: The evolution of molecular networks: integrating genetics, physiology, and life history traits
Host: Phi Sigma
Website: https://www.schwartzlab-ecoevolutionarygenomics.org/

November 16, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Andy Scott, Director of Research, Rio Farms, Inc.
Title: A model of collaborative research and demonstration
Host: Woo-Suk Chang
Website: https://hidalgo.agrilife.org/home/agriculture/rio-farms-inc/

November 23, 2017
Speaker: NO SEMINAR: THANKSGIVING BREAK
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November 30, 2017
Speaker: Dr. Ana Carnaval, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, City College of New York
Title: TBA
Host: Matt Fujita
Website: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/profiles/ana-carnaval