Seminars & Events - 2018-2019

Molecular Seminar Series | Organismal Series
Neurobiology & Behaviour Serminars | Redpath Seminars
WIPS | EEL Seminars | PhD Thesis Defenses | PhD Seminars

Molecular Seminar Series

Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 4:00pm in Stewart Auditorium N2/2
Name: Grant Luxton, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
Title: TBA
Host: Stephanie Weber

Date/Time/Location: Monday, November 19th, 2018 at 4:00pm in Stewart Auditorium N2/2
Name: Peter Thorpe, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University, London
Title: SPI-ing on mitosis, physical protein interactions control cell division
Host: BGSA

Date/Time/Location: Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 4:00pm in Stewart Auditorium N2/2
Name: Monique Zetka, Department of Biology, McGill University
Title: Creating a DNA exchange event that separates meiotic chromosomes


Organismal Seminar Series


Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 3:00pm, Redpath Museum Auditorium
Name: Sigal Balshine, Department of Psychology, Neurosciences & Behaviour, McMaster University
Title: Pre and Post Copulatory Selection: Competition and Care in a Singing Toadfish
Host: Lauren Chapman & Andrew Hendry

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 22nd, 2018 at 3:00pm, Redpath Museum Auditorium
Name: Shannon Meadley Dunphy
Title: Population genetics and invasion history of the invasive European fire ant, Myrmica rubra, in Toronto
Host: Ecology and Evolution Lunches Group

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 29th, 2018 at 3:00pm, Redpath Museum Auditorium
Name: Sara Diamond, Case Western Reserve University
Title: Evolution of thermal performance and its fitness consequences: how acorn-dwelling ants remodel their physiology in response to city heat
Host: Andrew Hendry/Ehab Abouheif


Neurobiology & Behaviour Seminars

These seminars are scheduled on Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm in S2/2

Date/Time/Location: November 9th, 2018
Speaker: Brenda Toscana Marquez (Watt Lab)
Title: TBA

Date/Time/Location: November 23rd, 2018
Speaker: Kim Gruver (Watt Lab)
Title: TBA

Date/Time/Location: December 7th, 2018
Speaker: Eviatar Fields (Watt Lab)
Title: TBA


PhD Thesis Defenses

Date/Time & Location: Monday, November 26th, 2018 at 1:00pm, Stewart N7/1
Student: Pratik Kadekar (Supervisor: R. Roy)
Thesis Title: LKB1/AMPK signaling in the regulation of dauer germline stem cell quiescene and integrity in the C. elegans dauer larva

Date/Time & Location: Wednesday, November 29th, 2018 at 1:00pm, Stewart N7/1
Student: Liangliang Kong (Supervisor: N. Price)
Thesis Title: Molecular and physiological responses of an oceanic diatom to copper deficiency

Date/Time & Location: Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 10:00am, Stewart N7/1
Student: Beth Nyboer (Supervisor: L. Chapman)
Thesis Title: Vulnerability and adaptability of Africa's inland fisheries to climate change: an interdisciplinary approach to a multi-dimensional conservation challenge

PhD Seminars

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 12:00pm, Stewart N7/1
Speaker: Rahul Rote (Nilson Lab)

WIPS - Molecular and Genetics
Work In Progress Seminars

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

Date: November 8th, 2018 - *PhD Seminar
Speaker: Rahul Rote
Date: November 22nd, 2018
Speaker: Alastair Garner
Date: November 15th, 2018
Speaker: Kim Gruver
Date: November 29th, 2018
Speaker: Anna Cook

EEL- Ecology & Evolution Lunches

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

Date/Time/Location: TBA

Redpath Seminar Series

These seminars are scheduled every Friday with coffee and snacks served at 10:30AM and talks beginning at 11AM in the Redpath Museum Teaching Lab. Please see below for dates and names of speakers. Coordinator: David Hunt (

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Last update: Nov.8, 2018