Biology colloquium



Harvey Mudd College Biology Colloquium

Colloquium starts at 4:15 pm on Wednesdays in Big Beckman Auditorium. Beckman Auditorium is Beckman 126, in the basement below the central stairway in the Olin Building.

Entries with a # are part of the consortium-wide Claremont Colleges Distinguished Speaker Series in the Biological Sciences. These talks are held in Galileo McAlister.


Spring 2018

Colloquium starts at 4:15 pm on Wednesdays in Big Beckman Auditorium.(Beckman 126, in the basement below the central stairway in the Olin Building)
# indicates a speaker who is part of the consortium-wide Claremont Colleges Distinguished Speaker Series in the Biological Sciences. These talks are held in Shanahan 1430.

January 17Joseph Heras

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine

Title: Genome meets phenome: identifying loci for complex adaptive traits in Pacific marine fishes



January 24: Megan Bergkessel
Division of Biology & Biological Engineering, Caltech
Title: Transcriptional regulation during slow growth in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

January 31:Benjamin Perlman
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine
Title: What the fish!?: biomechanics of the jumping mangrove rivulus

February 7: Harmit Malik#
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and HHMI
Title: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between viral and host genomes
Location: Galileo McAlister


February 14No colloqium


February 21: Michael Ibba
Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University
Title: Genetic code errors under stress: Can two wrongs make a right?

February 28Holly M. Bik
Department of Nematology, University of California—Riverside
Title:  Free-living nematodes in marine sediments: linking molecules with morphology in the -Omics age

March 7: Kathryn Theiss
Department of Biology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Title:  Pollination Ecology of Milkweeds—from pollinators to microbes

March 14: No colloqium (Spring break)

March 21:

March 28: Tadashi Fukami#
Department of Biology, Stanford University
Title: Embracing historical contingency in ecological community assembly
Location: Galileo McAlister

April 4: Jenna Monroy
Keck Science
Title: Muscles as Springs: From the Whole Organism to Single Molecule and Back Again

April 11: Jeff Olberding
Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
Title: Scale and temperature in elastically powered movements

April 18: Terry McGlynn
Department of Biology, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Title: Experimental natural history of rainforest ants

April 25: No colloquium

April 30: Senior thesis presentations
Seniors will present their thesis. Sessions are in Galileo-Pryne, 11:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:00