Seminars & Events - 2020


Molecular (MCDB) Seminar Series | WIPS
Organismal (CEEB) Seminar Series
| EEL Seminars
(NBB) Neurobiology & Behaviour Serminars
Redpath Seminars | PhD Thesis Defenses | PhD Seminars

(MCDB) Molecular, Cellular & Developmental
Seminar Series

Date/Time/Location: Monday, February 17th @ 4:00pm in Stewart Bio N7/1
Speaker: Matthieu Louis, UCSB
Title: Modeling the sensorimotor computations guiding larval chemotaxis
Host: Michael Hendricks

The Alma Howard Memorial Lecture
Monday, February 24th @ 4:00pm in Stewart Bio **N2/2
Speaker: Dominique Bergmann, Stanford University
Title: Asymmetric and stem-cell divisions to build adaptable plant bodies
Host: Hugo Zheng

Work-In-Progress Seminars

These seminars are scheduled every Thursday beginning at 12:00 p.m. in room N7/1. Coordinators: Alycia Noë & Claire Edrington

Upcoming Seminars:  
February 27th, 2020 Nic Soubry (Reyes Lab) - *PhD Seminar
March 12th, 2020 Naima Mohamed (Dankort Lab)
Miram Meziane (Vogel Lab)
March 26th, 2020 Viridiana Lopez-Jauregui (Reyes Lab)
Sundus Naeem (Dankort Lab)
April 9th, 2020 Alycia Noë (Hekimi Lab) - *PhD Seminar
April 23rd, 2020 Claire Ramsay (Lasko Lab)
April 30th, 2020 Arjuna Rajakumar (Abouheif Lab) - *PhD Seminar

(CEEB) Conservation, Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour Seminar Series

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 20th @3:30pm in Redpath Museum Auditorium
Speaker: Amanda Bates, Memorial University
Title: Integrating Species’ Ecological Strategies with Exposure to Threats to Inform Conservation
Host: Jennifer Sunday

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 27th @3:30pm in Redpath Museum Auditorium
Speaker: Jana Vamosi, University of Calgary
Title: Macroecology and macroevolution of extinction risk in flowering plants
Host: Laura Pollock

EEL- Ecology & Evolution Lunches

Ecology & Evolution Lunches
Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Please contact Alexandre Demers-Potvin details and scheduling.

(NBB) Neurobiology & Behaviour Seminars

These seminars are scheduled on Fridays from 12:30-1:30pm in N7/1

DATE Speaker/Lab
February 21st Lilly Guisnet - Hendricks Lab
February 28th Anca Vochin - Sakata Lab
March 13th Eviatar Fields - Watt Lab
March 20th Raina Fan - Reader/Sakata Labs
March 27th Sereena Moore - Guigueno Lab
April 3rd Malcolm Kennedy - Sakata Lab
April 10th Dr. Dan Meliza, University of Virginia
Host: Woolley
April 17th Antoine Turcotte-van de Rydt - Guigueno Lab
April 24th Marie-Helene Ouellette - Hendricks Lab
May 1st Jorge Luna-Herrera - Hendricks Lab
May 8th Sophia Leung- Watt Lab


PhD Thesis Defenses


Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 1:00pm, Stewart Bio N7/1
Student: Maxi Kramer-Dauberg
Supervisor: Dr. S. Hekimi
Title: Investigating the regulation of Ras signaling by ROS in Caenorhabditis elegans. 

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 2:00pm, Stewart Bio N7/1
Student: Nitin Kapadia
Supervisor: Dr. R. Reyes
Title: Illuminating the replisome, one molecule at a time 

PhD Seminars

Upcoming Seminars:
Friday, February 21st, 2020
10:00am in Redpath Auditorium
Tiffany Chin (Cristescu Lab)
Title: The evolution of reproductive isolation in Daphnia
Thursday, February 27th, 2020
12:00pm in Stewart Bio N7/1
Nic Soubry (Reyes Lab)
Title: TBA
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020
12:30pm in Stewart Bio N7/1
Katie Millette (Cristescu Lab)
Title: Causes of change in intraspecific genetic diversity
Thursday, April 9th, 2020
12:00pm in Stewart Bio N7/1
Alycia Noë (Hekimi Lab)
Title: TBA
Thursday, April 30th, 2020
12:00pm in Stewart Bio N7/1
Arjuna Rajakumar (Abouheif Lab)
Title: TBA

Redpath Seminar Series


These seminars are scheduled every Friday with coffee and snacks served at 9:30AM and talks beginning at 10:00AM in the Redpath Museum Teaching Lab. Please see below for dates and names of speakers. Coordinator: Allegra Pearce (

PhD Seminar
Date: Friday, February 21st, 2020
Speaker: Tiffany Chin - Cristescu Lab
Title: The evolution of reproductive isolation in Daphnia.

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Last update: Feb. 20, 2020