Seminars & Events - 2014 - 2015



Molecular Seminar Series | Organismal Series | WIPS | EEL Seminars |
PhD Thesis Defenses
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PhD Seminars | Conservation Biology Seminar Series


Molecular Seminar Series

Date/Time/Location: Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 4:00pm, Stewart N2/2
Speaker: Hans Larsson, Redpath Museum, McGill University
Title: A force within: epigenetic factors at macroevolutionary transitions
Host: Dr. Rodrigo Reyes-Lamothe

Date/Time/Location: Monday, February 16th, 2015 at 4:00pm, Stewart N2/2
Speaker: Mary Mullins, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Michael Hendricks

Organismal Seminar Series

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, January 29th, 2015 at 3:00pm, Redpath Museum Auditorium
Speaker: Eric P. Palkovacs, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Ecological effects of intraspecific consumer biodiversity for aquatic communities and ecosystems
Host: Dr. Andrew Hendry

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 3:00pm, Redpath Museum Auditorium
Speaker: Spencer Barrett, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
Title: Plant reproductive evolution at range limits
Host: Dr. Dan Schoen

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 12th at 3:00pm in Redpath Auditorium
Speaker: Anna Hargreaves, University of British Columbia
Title: From local interactions to geographic distributions: ecology and evolution in a changing world
Host: Dr. Andrew Hendry

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 19th at 3:00pm in Redpath Auditorium
Speaker: Elizabeth M. Wolkovich, Harvard University
Title: The Race for spring: How climate change alters plant communities
Host: Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 26th at 3:00pm in Redpath Auditorium
Speaker: Nil Basu, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University
Title: Ecohealth impacts of methylmercury in the Arctic: integrating knowledge from Inuit and wildlife
Host: Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves

The Joan Marsden Lecture in Organismal Biology
Date/Time/Location:
Thursday, March 26th at 3:00pm in Redpath Auditorium
Speaker: Michael J. Ryan, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas
Title: Cognitive Aspects of Mate Choice: The Túngara as a Case Study
Host: Dr. Jon Sakata

Conservation Biology Seminar Series

Date/Time/Location: Monday, February 2nd at 12:00pm in Stewart W4/12
Speaker: Heather M. Kharouba, University of California, Davis
Title: Biotic responses to global change and their conservation implications at multiple scales
Host: Dr. David Dankort

Date/Time/Location: Monday, February 9th at 12:00pm in Stewart W4/12
Speaker: Joseph Bennett, The University of Queensland, Australia
Title: Understanding and responding to interactive threats to biodiversity
Host: Dr. Brian Leung

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 12th at 3:00pm in Redpath Auditorium
Speaker: Anna Hargreaves, University of British Columbia
Title: From local interactions to geographic distributions: ecology and evolution in a changing world
Host: Dr. Andrew Hendry

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 19th at 3:00pm in Redpath Auditorium
Speaker: Elizabeth M. Wolkovich, Harvard University
Title: The Race for spring: How climate change alters plant communities
Host: Dr. Irene Gregory-Eaves

PhD Thesis Defenses


Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 5th at 9:00am in Stewart W4/12
Candidate: Daniel Feingold (Supervisor: Dr. J. Dent, co-supervisor: Dr. L. Nilson)
Thesis title: Characterization of a family of orphan Cys-loop ligand-gated ion channel subunits in Drosophila melanogaster: Evidence for a novel role beyond synaptic transmission

PhD Seminars


Date/Time/Location: February 11th, 2015 at 12:30 pm Location: Stewart Biology, W4/12
Name: Adam Herman (Schoen Lab)
Title: TBA

Date/Time/Location: March 5th, 2015 at 12:30 pm Location: Stewart Biology, W4/12
Name: Lydiane Gaborieau (Brown Lab)
Title: TBA

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, March 18th at 12:30pm in Stewart W4/12
Speaker: Josie Iacarella (Ricciardi Lab)
Title: Variation in Ecological Impacts of Invasive Alien Species

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, March 25th at 12:30pm in Stewart W4/12
Speaker: Katherine Pagnucco (Ricciardi Lab)
Title: TBA


WIPS - Work In Progress

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 12:00 pm in Stewart Biology, W4/12
Speaker: Mohanalakshmi Narasumani (Harrison Lab)
Title: Functional Annotation and Analysis of the Evolution of Disordered Proteins in Eukaryotes

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 12th, 2015 at 12:00 pm in Stewart Biology, W4/12
Speaker: Amel Chaouch (Lasko Lab):
Title: Drosophila melanogaster as an animal model organism to study histone variant H3.3 mutations involved in glioblastoma

Date/Time/Location: Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 12:00 pm in Stewart Biology, W4/12
Speaker: Conrad Hall (Brouhard Lab):
Title: TBA

Date/Time/Location: March 5th, 2015 at 12:30 pm Location: Stewart Biology, W4/12
Name: Lydiane Gaborieau (Brown Lab) - *PhD Seminar
Title: TBA


EEL- Ecology & Evolution Lunches


Ecology & Evolution Lunches
Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 pm
in Stewart Biology, W4/12. Please contact Emmanuelle Chrétien for details and scheduling.

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, February 11th at 12:30pm in Stewart W4/12
Speaker: Adam Herman (Schoen Lab) - *PhD Seminar
Title: TBA

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, March 18th at 12:30pm in Stewart W4/12
Speaker: Josie Iacarella (Ricciardi Lab) - *PhD Seminar
Title: Variation in Ecological Impacts of Invasive Alien Species

Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, March 25th at 12:30pm in Stewart W4/12
Speaker: Katherine Pagnucco (Ricciardi Lab) - *PhD Seminar
Title: TBA