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Spring 2018:

Department Seminars held in A106 Morison Room; 12:30PM-1:30PM, unless otherwise noted.

Date Speaker Topic
January 22, 2018 (Monday) Ian Ellwood, University of California, San Francisco; Host: Joseph Fetcho Prefrontal Dopamine in Exploratory and Perseverative Behavior
January 25, 2018 Greg Pask, Bucknell University; Host: Ron Hoy How to Smell Your Sisters: Detection of Cuticular Hydrocarbon Pheromones in Ants
February 1, 2018 Laura Stein, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign; Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University; Host: Kern Reeve Mechanisms shaping integrated phenotypes across timescales
February 8, 2018 Sarah Kocher, North Carolina State University; Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University; Host: Kern Reeve Harnessing natural variation to study the evolution of social behavior in bees
February 15, 2018 Takao Sasaki, Arizona State University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University; Host: Kern Reeve Psychology of animal groups: when and how collective intelligence emerges from individual cognition
February 22, 2018 Yun Ding, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Postdoctoral Research, Janelia Research Campus, HHMI; Host: Kern Reeve Sing me a new song: genetic and neuronal routes to behavioral diversity
March 1, 2018 Roslyn Dakin, Queen's University; Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Conservation Biology, Migratory Bird Center; Host: Kern Reeve Using high-speed tracking to test the visual control and evolution of behavior
March 7, 2018 (Wednesday) Hubert Amrein, Texas A&M University; Host: Nilay Yapici; 3:00PM A106 Morison Room

New insights into the chemosensory perceptions of flies

March 8, 2018 Coen Elemans, University of Southern Denmark; Host: Andy Bass

Fundamental constraints in synchronous muscle limit superfast motor control in vertebrates

March 15, 2018 Jo Handelsman, University of Wisconsin at Madison; Host: Nicolas Buchon (ENT) and Brian Lazzaro (CHMID) - Biology without Borders; 4:00PM G10 Biotech Microbiomes: from the White House to the Lab
March 22, 2018 NO SEMINAR  
March 29, 2018 Jeff Podos, UMass Amherst; Host: Kerry Shaw Take it to the limit: sexual selection and vocal performance in songbirds
April 5, 2018 SPRING BREAK  
April 11, 2018 Glenn Stamps; Defense Seminar; Host: Kerry Shaw Chemical communication and speciation in Hawaiian crickets
April 12, 2018 Joe Henrich, Harvard University; Host: Tom Seeley (NBB) and Bernd Blossey (DNR) - Biology without Borders; 4:00PM G10 Biotech The Secret of our Success: How Culture is Driving Human Evolution, Domesticating our Species and Making us Smart
April 18, 2018 (Wednesday) Rob Froemke, NYU School of Medicine; Host: Jesse Goldberg Social transmission of maternal behavior by oxytocin
April 19, 2018 NO SEMINAR  
April 26, 2018 Rui Costa, Columbia University; Host: Graduate Students Starting new actions and learning from it
May 3, 2018 Kimberly Rosvall, Indiana University; Host: Graduate Students Female competition and the challenge hypothesis: insights from a feisty female bird
May 8, 2018 Honors Poster Session  
May 10, 2018 Misha Ahrens, HHMI Janelia Farms; Host: Graduate Students (Perry Gilbert Lecture)