Biology Colloquium Fall 2021

Department of Biology
Mondays 12:00 - 12:50 pm 
Zoom Link:
Please note: For the October 25th presentation, please register with the Center for Environmental Inquiry for the zoom link.

Date/Host Speaker/Title of Presentation
Aug 23 Introduction to Fall 2021 Biology Colloquium, Dr. Michael Cohen, SSU Department of Biology
Aug 30
Shannon Johnson, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. “Exploration and Discovery in the Deep-Sea”
Sep 6 Labor Day, no classes
Sep 13
Christine Robbins, University of New Mexico. "Stress isn't *always* the worst: The Integrated Stress Response and Aging"
Sep 20
Meghan Barrett, Drexel University. "Bugs on the Brain: Sensory Evolution and Plasticity in Bees and Wasps"
Sep 27
Dr. Matt Edwards, San Diego State University. “Using Seaweed Farms for Bioremediation of San Diego Bay”
Oct 4
Dr. Luz Bashan, Bashan Institute of Science, Auburn University. “Toward the Enhancement of Microalgal Metabolite Production Through Microalgae–Bacteria Consortia”
Oct 11
Dr. Henriette Schlupmann, Utrecht University. "Domestication of the Azolla Symbioses for Circular Primary Production and to Mitigate Soil Subsidence in Delta Regions"
Oct 18
Bernie Krause, "Local Nature: Power of Tranquility in a Noisy World". For zoom link to this event, please register with Center for Environmental Inquiry.
Oct 25
Researchers from Field Stations Around the World, hosted by SSU's Center for Environmental Inquiry - “Live from the Field: Aquatic Invasions” Please register with the Center for Environmental Inquiry for the Zoom link.
Nov 1
Dr. Nina Kamennaya, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. “Deep Sea Mining”
Nov 8
Dr. Weston Stauffer, University of California, Berkeley. “Meiotic Crossover Patterning Through Kinase-Mediated Coarsening and Dynamic Factors”
Nov 15
Dr. Meredith Protas, Dominican University. “Eye and Pigment Loss in Cave Populations of the Crustacean, Asellus aquaticus
Nov 22
Rachel Spaeth, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Davis. "The Plum Detective: Decoding Luther Burbank's Plums & Hybrids using Genotyping by Sequencing (GBS)"
Nov 29
Dr. Jennifer Gunn, US Fish & Wildlife Service. “Conservation and Recovery of the Devils Hole Pupfish”