Seminar Schedule Spring 2016

Monday, 4pm to 5pm, Room 218 Hubbard Hall

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. Mary Liz Jameson, 316-978-3111 or maryliz.jameson@gmail.com


25 January Mary Liz Jameson Wichita State University Class Orientation-only enrolled students
1 February Li Yao

Wichita State University

Glial cell engineering in neural regeneration
8 February Jeffrey V.  May Wichita State University Lessons learned from the utilization of a commercial hormone assay

15 February

Molecular Biosciences Speaker

Julian Guttman


Simon Fraser University Strategies bacterial pathogens use to control cytoskeletal and endocytic components of their hosts
22 February Keith Geluso University of Nebraska  Role and importance of natural history studies for college students
29 February Chad King University of Central Oklahoma Past and present disturbance dynamics in shaping forests of the Oklahoma Cross Timbers and Missouri Ozarks

7 March

Watkins Visiting Professor Lecture

Douglas Futuyma Stony Brook University Evolution: The Most Important Theory in Biology (Public Lecture) 
14 March Spring Break No Class Spring Break--No Class
21 March Michael Kaspari University of Oklahoma The biogeochemical theatre and the ecological play
28 March

Graduate Student Research

Wichita State University
  • Prajwal Bhandari: Developing Quantitative PCR assay to diagnose disease severity caused by fungus, Macrophomina phaseolina in plant, Medicago truncatula
  • Pratap Bonala: Screening of potential bacterial isolates from different halophilic sites for degradation of hydraulic fracking waste
  • Lauren Konrade: Evaluating range genetics in black cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) with an expansive set of herbarium specimens
4 April Graduate Student Research Wichita State University
  • Xuan Gong: MicroRNA-21 in Osteosacoma, In Vitro and In Vivo studies
  • Lipi Mukerjee: Differential expression at the proteomic level of stem-cell markers in high-grade serous vs. other sub-types of ovarian cancer cell lines
  • Nuwanthika Perera: Testing Vocal repertoire: High communication efficiency leading to high fat reserve in birds
11 April Kirsten Jensen University of Kansas Evolutionary patterns of diversity in a marine parasite system: tapeworms of sharks and rays
18 April Adam Smith Missouri Botanical Garden No silver bullets yet low-hanging fruit, death by 1000 cuts while being loved to death: A systematic assessment of threats affecting rare plants of the United States
25 April Graduate Student Research Wichita State University
  • Beverly Cory: Cross-Timbers Oak Woodland Regeneration as a Function of Canopy Gap Size and Woodland Age
  • Olivia Schouten: The Effects of Soil Heterogeneity on Spatial Structure in an Assembling Prairie Plant Community
  • Jonathan Wilks: Survival and Growth of Bacterial Isolates in Martian-like Conditions
2 May Shelly Wiggam Kansas State University Patch-burn grazing promotes pollinator diversity on Flint Hills rangelands