Department Seminars

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Fall 2019:

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

Date Speaker
August 22, 2019 Geoffrey Broadhead, PhD Defense; Host: Robert Raguso - From Signals to Fitness: behavioral responses to floral signals of nectar quality affect hawkmoth fitness
August 29, 2019

Kevin Daly, West Virginia University; Host: Robert Raguso - Keeping a clear mind: How predictive motor signaling facilitates sensory processing and perception

September 5, 2019 Marcos Simoes-Costa, Cornell University; Host: David Deitcher - Cell fate commitment in three dimensions: the spatial regulation of the neural crest genome
September 19, 2019 Carrie Branch, Cornell University; Host: Mike Webster - Sexual selection, female choice, and cognitive adaptation
September 26, 2019 Marco Gallio, Northwestern University; Host: Nilay Yapici - Temperature sensing and preference in Drosophila
October 10, 2019 Michael Dickinson, CalTech; Host: Graduate Students - Straighten up and fly right: navigation and motor control in flies
October 17, 2019 Joshua Berke, University of California of San Francisco; Host: Graduate Students - Dopamine Dynamics for Learning and Motivation
October 24, 2019 Dragan Rogulja, Harvard University; Host: Jesse Goldberg - Why is sleep essential?
October 31, 2019 James Crall, Harvard University; Host: Kerry Shaw - Social resilience: collective responses to environmental stressors in bumble bees

November 4, 2019

(Seminar is at 10:00 am)

Andrew Hein, University of California, Santa Cruz; Host: Kerry Shaw - Through the lens of movement: exploring the evolution and diversity of decision-making in the natural world
November 7, 2019 Gul Dolen, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Host: Jesse Goldberg - Developmental and Evolutionary Brain Mechanisms Underlying Social Behaviors

November 11, 2019

(Seminar is at 10:00 am)

Chelsea Cook, Arizona State University; Host: Kerry Shaw - Individual Learning Phenotypes Drive Collective Cognition in Honey Bees
November 14, 2019 James Nieh, University of California, San Diego; Host: Graduate Students - The role of information and decision-making in the evolution of predator and prey signaling between Asian honey bees and hornets.

November 18, 2019

(Seminar is at 10:00 am)

Jennifer Hellmann, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Host: Kerry Shaw – Epigenetic sources of behavioral variation: the importance of sperm-mediated paternal effects
November 21, 2019 Benjamin de Bivort, Harvard University; Host: Nilay Yapici - Neurobiology of Individuality

November 25, 2019

(Seminar is at 10:00 am)

Benjamin Sandkam, University of British Columbia; Host: Kerry Shaw – The Evolution of Mate Choice and Intrasexual Diversity
November 28, 2019 Thanksgiving Recess

December 5, 2019

Donald Katz, Brandeis University; Host: Christiane Linster - Cortical dynamics and chemosensory perception