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Spring 2014

Lights, camera, action!

Biology Seminar goes to the movies!

Unless otherwise noted below, seminars are held on Fridays at 2 p.m. in Room 303 Shoemaker Hall

Jan. 24

Hoda Gebril, Ph.D. student seminar

"Malaria: A parasite wins the fight"

Jan. 31

Dr. Heather Tyler, postdoctoral research associate, University of Mississippi, Department of Biology

"I'm a microbiologist, not a...: Plant-associated bacteria and beyond"

Feb. 7

Dr. Tammy Goulet, University of Mississippi, Department of Biology

"Transformers: New age of biology education"

Feb. 14

Dr. Joan Strassmann, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biology

"Life is a banquet and most people are starving to death: Guns and butter in microbial social interactions"

Feb. 21


Feb. 28

Dr. Christy Brigham, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

"Weeds attack! Aaack! Aaack! Invasion biology and restoration ecology in the United States' largest urban national park"

Mar. 7


Mar. 21

Dr. Jason Taylor, USDA National Sedimentation Laboratory

"If you enrich it they will come (or go): Winners, losers and assemblage level change associated with phosphorus enrichment in streams"

Mar. 28

Dr. Tammy Goulet, University of Mississippi, Department of Biology

"Coral robocops: Surviving tenuous times"

Apr. 4

Dr. Zakee Sabree, The Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology

"Do you know who I used to be?: Genomic, physiological, and ecological consequences of symbioses"

Mon. Apr. 7

Cody Jordan, M.S. Prospectus Presentation

"Adaptive movements and thermoregulation in Rafinesque's big-eared bats"

Apr. 11

Dr. Jennifer Edmonds, University of Alabama, Department of Biological Sciences

"You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!: How data from the Cahaba River, Alabama, suggests revisions of our current conceptual "truths" about large rivers"

Mon. Apr. 14

Kyle Rice, M.S. Thesis Defense

"Determinants of bite force of the Atlantic Sharpnose shark, Phizoprionodon terranovae"

Wed. Apr. 16

Gabriell Davis, M.S. Thesis Defense

"Pond crashers! The effects of stress hormones on mate preference in Hyla cinerea and Hyla gratiosa"

Mon. Apr. 21

Ariel Dauzart, M.S. Prospectus Presentation

"2014: A symbiotic odyssey: The effects of reduced gravity on the symbiotic relationships in the plant Medicago truncatula"

Wed. Apr. 23

Emily Stauss, M.S. Thesis Defense

"Growth of bald cypress boles and their knees as influenced by precipitation and inundation at Sardis Lake, Mississippi"

Apr. 25

Dr. Sarah Liljegren, University of Mississippi, Department of Biology

"Shifting organ boundaries: BP breaks bad"

Mon. Apr. 28

Michael Keating, M.S. Thesis Defense

"Don't light a match: Factors influencing greenhouse gas fluxes from the Mississippi Delta agricultural landscape"

Wed. Apr. 30

1:15 pm: Jake Howell, M.S. Prospectus Presentation

"Does Nemo stay close to home?"

3:00 pm Kathy Nipper, Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

"Regulators of repo: A search for gcm/repo transcription factors"

May 2

2:00 pm: Andrew Snyder, Ph.D. Prospectus Presentation

"Across the Great Divide: Exploring diversification in the Guiana Shield"

4:00 pm: Matt Abbott, Ph.D. Prospectus Presentation

"Feed me Seymour! Where and when carnivory in plants is beneficial"

Please contact  Colin Jackson (cjackson @ in the Department of Biology to schedule an appointment with a speaker. Page last updated 4/25/14.

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