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Biology Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2014 Seminar Schedule
3:00-4:15 PM

September 2: German Perilla, George Mason University, New Century College; Director, The Honey Bee Initiative

September 9: David Luther, George Mason University, Department of Biology, “Mangroves: A global perspective on the evolution and conservation of their terrestrial vertebrates

September 16: Michael Henley, George Mason University, New Century College; Smithsonian National Zoo, “Diary of a Coral Midwife: Developing Ex Situ Conservation Techniques for Corals

September 23: Raymond St. Leger, University of Maryland, Entomology Department, “Using GM pathogens to Control Mosquito-Borne Diseases

September 30: Geraldine Grant, George Mason University, Center for the Study of Genomic Liver Diseases, “Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Is curcumin a cure?

October 21: Aurora Kerscher, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology; Leroy T. Canoles Jr. Cancer Research Center, “Of Mirs and Men: A Tale about MicroRNAs in the Prostate

October 28: Natalia A. Prado-Oviedo, George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy; Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Center for Species Survival, “Role of Endocrinology in Conservation of Endangered Species

November 4: Matthew Hamilton, Georgetown University, Department of Biology, “Population genetics of mid-Atlantic striped bass (Morone saxatilis): genetic divergence among Chesapeake Bay tributaries and effective number of breeders (Nb) from 1970-2006

November 11: Jill Pecon-Slattery, Smithsonian Institute, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, “Wildlife Biodiversity and Human Biomedicine: The Perfect Union?

November 18: Santiago A. Ramírez Barahona, Institute of Ecology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, “Neotropical Fern Diversity: Demographic History and Niche Divergence in Tree Ferns (Cyatheaceae)” Please note the change in time and location for this seminar: 1:00-2:15pm in Exploratory Hall, Rm 3301.