Seminar Schedule Spring 2015

Monday, Room 218 Hubbard Hall at 4pm-5pm

Seminars are open to the public.   Attendance is required for all students enrolled in Biol 497, Biol 797 and all current graduate students.

If you need additional information, please contact Dr. Greg Houseman, 316-978-3111 or greg.houseman@wichita.edu.


Jan 26 Orientation All enrolled students must attend NA
Feb 2 Katherine Waselkov Department of Biology-Kansas State University "The young and the restless:  Evolutionary explorations in the plant genera Amaranthus and Phlox"
Feb 9 Andrew Swindle Department of Geology-Wichita State University "Investigating very small particles to better understand contaminant sequestration, transport, and remediation in groundwater"
Feb 16 Yingjie Yu Internal Medicine-Wayne State University "Overcoming chemo-resistance in colorectal cancer by targeting cancer stem cells with microRNAs."
Feb 23

Jason Belden


Department of Integrative Biology-Oklahoma State University "Effects of aerially applied pesticides on wetland animals"
Mar 2 Sean Maher Missouri State University "Climate change in California:  Observed and expected impacts on small mammals"
Mar 9 Susan Sterrett Department of Philosophy-Wichita State University "Using models in science:  is biology special?"
Mar 23 Brian Ackley University of Kansas "Mind the gap:  how calcium signaling pathways regulate synapses"
Mar 30 Janette Steets Department of Botany-Oklahomas State University "Evolutionary ecology of plant reproduction"
Apr 6 Bryan Foster University of Kansas "Long-term studies of ecological succession, community assembly and restoration in the context of global change"
Apr 13 Graduate Students Department of Biology-Wichita State University
  • Fawn Beckman--"Exploration of the inhibitory effects of manuka honey on the growth of Staphylococcus aureus in an in vivo animal model"
  • Negar Seyedhassantehrani--"Hydrogel mediated neural cell migration for spinal cord repair"
  • Molly Reichenborn--"Does Sericea lespedeza create a soil legacy that impacts grassland recovery?"
  • Priyanka Priyadarshani--"An injectable hydrogel for nucleus pulposus regeneration"
Apr 20 Nate Dorn Florida Atlantic University "Hydrological disturbance diminishes predator control in a subtropical wetland"
Apr 27 Amanda E. Ramer-Tait Department of Food Science & Technology-The University of Nebraska-Lincoln "Resistant starches, the gut microbiota, and metabolic syndrome"
May 4 Graduate Students Department of Biological Sciences-Wichita State University
  • Lauren Johnson--"Efectiveness of allicin against Staphylococcus aureus in a mouse model"
  • Ramy Elsaid--"Follicle-stimulating hormone glycoform interactions with its cognate receptor"
  • David Wickell--"Does asexuality confer a short term advantage?  A case study in the fern Myriopteris gracilis"
  • Adam Hefel--"Exploring the molecular mechanisms for differences in induced partial resistance to the fungal pathogen Macrophomina phaseolina of two Medicago truncatula ecotypes"