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Biology Colloquium Fall 2023

Department of Biology     
Mondays 12:00 - 12:50 p.m.     
**New location**: Stevenson Hall, Room 1300

Date/Host Speaker/Title of Presentation
Aug 21 Wendy St. John, Introduction to Spring 2023 Colloquium
Aug 28     
Jemery (Jem) Morales, Sonoma State University Biology Graduate Program. “Chromosome Organization in Human Adult Cells”
Sep 4 Labor Day, Campus Closed
Sep 11  
Dr. Sean Burgess, Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis. “Meiotic Chromosome Dynamics in Zebrafish”
Sep 18  
Rawlins (CEI)
Curtis Ewing, CalFIRE. “The Good, the Bad, and the Bugly: Invasive Insects and Disease” *presenting virtually - details to come
Sep 25       
St. John
Dr. Sean Place, Chair, Department of Biology, Sonoma State University. "Advising for Biology Majors"
Oct 2         
Dr. Dan Levitis, Sonoma Ecology Center, “Meiosis is a Primary Cause of Death in Young Plants and Animals.”
Oct 9  
Maxwell Coyle, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley. “Choanoflagellate Transcriptional Networks: Towards the Origin of Animal Cell Types”
Oct 16  
Lynette Lyon, CEO, The Lyon Ranch and Rebecca Kopel, SSU Biology Graduate Student. "Citizen Science: Making Science Accessible & Working with Animals"
Oct 23  
Harold Marin, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, San Francisco. “Tethering of H3K9me2 Chromatin to the Nuclear Periphery in Mammals”
Oct 30  
St. John
Dr. Mingfei Chen , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Biofilm Benefactors: Unveiling the Role of Biofilms in Subsurface and Plant Rhizosphere Microbial Communities"
Dr. Coral Zhou, University of California, Berkeley. “Mechanisms of Genome Scaling During Embryogenesis and Evolution”
Nov 13 TBA
Nov 20  
St. John
Nov 27  
St. John
Dr. Reid Psaltis, CSU Monterey Bay. “Paleoart and Scientific Illustration”
Dec 4    
Beth Sabo, Sonoma State University Biology Graduate Program. "Abiotic Factors Affecting Egg Deposition Site Selection & Early Larval Development of Two Local Lotic Amphibians"