Biology Colloquium Fall 2020

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Biology Department's Fall 2020 Colloquium Series will be online.  

Department of Biology
Fall 2020 Colloquium
Mondays 12:00 - 12:50 pm 
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Date/Host Speaker/Title of Presentation
Aug 24 Introduction to Fall 2020 Biology Colloquium, Dr. Joseph Lin, SSU Department of Biology
Aug 31
Dr. Nina Kamennaya, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. “Pomacytosis - Semi-Extracellular Phagocytosis of Cyanobacteria by the Smallest Marine Algae”
Sep 7 LABOR DAY (no classes)
Sep 14
Dr. Michael Navarro, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Alaska Southeast. “Environmental Variability Impacts on Nearshore Ecosystems of the North-East Pacific."
Sep 21
Dr. Andrea Lund, James and Nance Kelso Fellow, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford. “Human-environment Dynamics in the Eco-epidemiology of Schistosomiasis”
Sep 28
Dr. Kimberly Tanner, San Francisco State University. "Talk Matters: Investigating the Nature of Non-Content Classroom Language – Instructor Talk – that May Mediate Student Inclusion, Engagement, and Learning"
Oct 5
Karen Guerrero M.Sc., Regional Director LAC - FWE GmbH. “Energy Sovereignty and Circular Economy of Residual Biomass through Anaerobic Digestion Process”
Oct 12
Dr. Duncan Irschick, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. “Re-creating Living Animals in 3D for Science, Conservation and Education”
Oct 19
Dr. Jenn Smith, Mills College, Oakland. “Evolutionary Ecology of Social Networks in Free-Living Mammals: From Hyenas to Ground Squirrels”
Oct 26
Dr. Juliet Bartleson, Washington University in St Louis. “Homeostatic Cues Prime CD4+ T Cells to Aid in Antibody Responses”
Nov 2
Michelle Halbur, Pepperwood Preserve, Sonoma County. Title TBA.
Nov 9
Dr. Emily Bray, Canine Companions for Independence, Santa Rosa. “Ontogeny and Heritability of Cognitive and Temperament Traits in Dogs”
Nov 16

Dr. Laura Cocas, Santa Clara University.  "Myelination and Synapse Formation in the Developing Brain"

Nov 23 Dr. Daniel Crocker, Sonoma State University, “Conservation Physiology of Northern Elephant Seals”
Nov 30
Dr. Andrea Serra-Marques, University of California, San Francisco. “Mechanisms of Nuclear Assembly: From Many Chromosomes to a Single Nucleus”