Biology Colloquium Spring 2021

Due to the the continuing COVID 19 pandemic, the Biology Department's Spring 2021 Colloquium Series will be online.
Updated: 03-30-21

Department of Biology
Spring 2021 Colloquium
Mondays 12:00 - 12:50 pm 
To join the presentation, please use this Zoom link:

Date/Host Speaker/Title of Presentation
Jan 25 Introduction to Spring 2021 Biology Colloquium, Dr. Joseph Lin, SSU Department of Biology
Feb 1
Anthony Venida, PhD Candidate, University of California, San Francisco. "Lysosomal Degradation of MHC-I Promotes Immune Evasion in Pancreatic Cancer"
Feb 8
Dr. Brian Helmuth, Northeastern University. "A Tale of Two Marshes: Challenges of Communicating Climate Adaptation Strategies in Coastal Communities"
Feb 15
Dr. Mary Markiewicz, University of Kansas School of Medicine. "The Multifaceted Roles of NKG2D in Autoimmunity and Tumor Immunity"s”
Feb 22
Ben Young Landis, Creative Externalities.  "Science Careers"
Mar 1
Dr. Peter Wilker, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. "Transmission Bottlenecks and Influenza Virus Evolution"
Mar 8
Dr. Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Santa Clara University. "Powerhouse of Cards? Role of Mitochondrial-Nuclear Interactions in How Animals Respond to Climate Extremes"
Mar 15
Natalie Graham, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley. "Biodiversity Dynamics During Community Assembly"
Mar 22 SPRING BREAK (No Class)
Mar 29
Dr. Sarah Gravem, Oregon State University. "Misalignment Of The Stars: Sunflower Sea Stars Listed as Critically Endangered"
Apr 5
Dr. Sage Arbor, Marian University.  "Using Data Across All of PubMed: How to Utilize Humanity’s Scientific Knowledge"
Apr 12
Dr. Robert On, Providence Health and Services. "Envisioning a Biorational Approach to Achieving Community Cardiovascular Health"
Apr 19

Dr. Aaron Jenks, “Molecular Systematics and Ethnobotany within the New World Salvia subgenus Calosphace”

Apr 26
Dr. Damhnait McHugh, Colgate University. "Jumping Worms! Understanding an Ongoing Invasion of North America by Three Earthworm Species"
May 3
Dr. Rachel Holser, UC Santa Cruz. "A Top Predator in Hot Water: Effects of a Marine Heatwave on Foraging and Reproduction in the Northern Elephant Seal"
May 10
Joanna Elmore, Sonoma State University. "Transcriptional Responses to Heat Stress in a Montane Ectotherm"
Elliott Smeds, Sonoma State University. "Genomic Basis of Thermal Adaptation in a Montane Insect"