Department Seminars

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FALL 2020:

Department Seminars held virtually; 12:30PM-1:30PM, unless otherwise noted.


Date Speaker
August 27, 2020 Darcy Kelley, Columbia University; Host: Robert Raguso -"Comparative neuromics; convergence and divergence in neural circuit elements for vocal communication"

September 11, 2020

Seminar at 4:00 pm

Neelima Sinha, UC Davis; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Host: Adrienne Roader and  Mariana Wolfner 
September 24, 2020 Katherine Tschida, Cornell University; Host: Jesse Goldberg - "Elucidating neural circuits for the context-dependent control of vocal communication"
October 1, 2020 Michael Reiser, Janelia Research Campus; Host: Nilay Yapici - "Vision beyond the visual system (in Drosophila)"

October 14, 2020

Seminar at 11:00am

Jay Falk, PhD Defense; Host: Mike Webster - "Females that look like males: Testing adaptive hypotheses in a hummingbird polymorphism"


October 15, 2020 Corrie Moreau, Cornell University; Host: David Deitcher - "Piecing Together the Puzzle to Understand the Evolution of the Ants: Macroevolution to Microbiomes"
October 22, 2020 Aubrey Kelly, Emory College of Arts and Sciences; Host: Michael Sheehan - "Evolutionarily Conserved Mechanisms of Sociality"
October 29, 2020 Ida Momennejod, Microsoft Research; Host: Jesse Goldberg - "Multiscale predictive cognitive maps."
November 5, 2020 Mark Howe, Boston University; Host: Ian Ellwood - "Functionally Diverse Striatal Neuromodulator Signals for Action and Learning"
November 12, 2020 Ambika Kamath, UC Berkeley; Host: Graduate Students/Bhaavya Srivastava - "A Dialectical Future for Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology"

November 18, 2020

Seminar at 4:00 pm

Li-Huei Tsai, MIT; Life Sciences Lecture Series; Host: Paul Soloway and Chris Hu
November 19, 2020 Callum Kingwell, PhD Defense; Host: Rob Raguso - "The Origin of 'Queen Pheromones': Chemical Communication as a Catalyst for Social Behavior in the Flexibly Eusocial Bee, Megalopta genalis."

November 23, 2020

Seminar at 9:00 am

Joseph Welklin, PhD Defense; Host: Mike Webster - "The social and environmental causes and reproductive consequences of ornamented plumage in the Red-backed Fairywren (Malurus melanocephalus)"

November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Break

December 3, 2020

Seminar at 10:00 am

Yu-Ting Cheng, PhD Defense; Host: Chris Schaffer - "In vivo three-photon functional Imaging of the mouse spinal cord in health and disease."
December 10, 2020 Carrie Adler, Cornell University