Bio colloquium



Harvey Mudd College Biology Colloquium
Spring 2017

Colloquium starts at 4:15 pm on Wednesdays* in Big Beckman Auditorium.

(* except where noted)

(Beckman Auditorium is Beckman 126, in the basement below the central stairway in the Olin Building)



January 18:

No colloquium


January 25:

2017 Summer Research Opportunities in the Biology Department


February 1:


February 8:
Please attend the Math Department colloquium, same time
, Shanahan B460:
Prof. Scott McKinley
Department of Mathematics, Tulane University
Sensing and Decision-Making in Animal Search


February 15:
Prof. Rory Spence
Keck Joint Science Department


February 22:
Dr. Hollis Woodard
Department of Entomology, UC Riverside
"The secret life of (bumble) bees: novel insights into queens across their life cycle"


March 1:
Dr. Helen Bermudez Foley
Department of Biology, Caltech
“Life in the Upper Intertidal: the Stress of Being a Copepod”


March 8:
Dr. Brian Duistermars
Department of Biology and Bioengineering, Caltech


March 22:
Please attend Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences Colloquium:
Shanahan B460, 4:15pm (refreshments at 3:45pm)
Prof. Courtney Davis
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Pepperdine University
"Saving California Newts Two Models at a Time"


March 29:
Prof. Audrey Chen
Keck Joint Science Department


April 5:

Dr. Andrea Quattrini

Department of Biology, Harvey Mudd College
"The Role of Environmental Gradients
in Coral Diversity:

From Deep Time to the Deep Sea"


April 12:


April 19:

Cheryl Doughty
Department of Geography, UCLA
"How will mangrove expansion impact coastal wetlands?: A look at carbon storage and coastal protection"


April 26:

Prof. Shana K. Goffredi
Department of Biology, Occidental College

"The Symbiotic Universe Below: Explorations of Life in the Deep Sea"


May 1-3:

Presentation days



HHMI Summer Seminar Series

Summer 2017

Seminars begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesdays, and rotate between Mudd, Pomona and Keck campuses.
Light refreshments available beginning at at 3:45 pm.


Thursday, June 1:
Opening mixer at Keck.

Wednesday, June 7: Jeff Nessler and Shawn Newcomer
Dept. Kinesiology, California State University, San Marcos
Title: "Science of surfing"

Wednesday, June 14: Robert Gunsalus
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics, UCLA
Title: TBA

Wednesday, June 21: Maria Rivera
Dept. of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: The gut microbiome: host genetics and environmental factors


Wednesday, June 28: Russell Schwartz
Depts. of Biological Sciences and Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: TBA

Wednesday, July 5: Paul Sternberg 
Biology Division, California Institute of Technology
Title: TBA

Wednesday, July 12Heather Brooks 
Dept. Mathematics, University of Utah
Title: "How movement creates pattern: Turing mechanisms for intracellular transport."

Wednesday, July 19:
HHMI summer poster session in the Green room at HMC.








Harvey Mudd College Biology Colloquium
Spring 2018

Colloquium starts at 4:15 pm on Wednesdays* in Big Beckman Auditorium.

(* except where noted)

(Beckman Auditorium is Beckman 126, in the basement below the central stairway in the Olin Building)


Wednesday, January 31: Harmit Malik
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and HHMI
Title: TBA














Harvey Mudd College Biology Colloquium
Fall 2016

Colloquium starts at 4:15 pm on Wednesdays* in Big Beckman Auditorium.

(* except where noted)

(Beckman Auditorium is Beckman B126, in the basement opposite the central stairway in the Olin Building)



August 31: 
Introduction to senior thesis


September 7: 
Biology mixer

September 14: 
All about graduate school

September 21:
Dr. Sonia Rowley (Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii)
Title: "Gorgonian coral responses to environmental change"


September 28:

October 5: 
Christina Frieder (Marine and Environmental Biology, USC)

October 12:

October 19: 
Senior thesis proposal presentations (Annisa Dea, Deniz Korman, Nga Nguyen)

October 26: 
Senior thesis proposal presentations (Aaron Friend, Alice Szeliga, Philip Woods)

November 2:
Erin Wilson-Rankin (Department of Entomology, UC Riverside)
"Interactive effects of invasive rats and native Hawaiian birds on arboreal food webs"

November 9:
Prof. Andrew Bean
Departments of Neurobiology & Anatomy and Pediatrics
The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston
"The in’s and out’s of endocytic trafficking"

November 16: 
Prof. Hendrik Szurmant
College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Western University of Health Sciences
"
The Secret Language of Proteins Revealed!"

November 23: 
No colloquium--Thanksgiving

November 30:

Findley Finseth (Keck Science Department)
"Genomic consequences of genetic conflict in yellow monkeyflowers"

December 7:

Dr. Georgios Tsounis (CSU Northridge)
"Octocoral success in degrading reefs: A case study in St John, US Virgin Islands"




HHMI Summer Seminar Series

Summer 2015

Seminars begin at 4:00 pm on Wednesdays, and rotate between Mudd, Pomona and Keck campuses.

Light refreshments available beginning at at 3:45 pm.


Wednesday, June 8: Dr. Melanie Moses

    Associate Professor of Computer Science, University of New Mexico

     Title: "Emergence, cooperation, and diversity: The evolution of natural and engineered swarms"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Shanahan Lecture Hall (Shanahan Teaching and Learning Center, Room 1430)

    Harvey Mudd Campus


Wednesday, June 15: Dr. Tim Lewis

    Professor of Mathematics, University of California, Davis

    Title: "Limb coordination in crustacean swimming: Neural mechanisms and mechanical implications"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Seaver North Auditorium

    Pomona College


Wednesday, June 22: Dr. N. Peter Reeves

    Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, Michigan State University

    Title: "Spine stability: Six blind men and an elephant"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm at the Kravis Center, Lower Court 62

    Claremont McKenna College


Wednesday, June 29: Dr. Parag Mallick

    Assistant Professor of Radiology, Stanford University

    Title: "Computational Systems Biology: Using Multiscale Modeling and Large-Scale Data Mining to Find Cancer BioMarkers"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Shanahan Lecture Hall (Shanahan Teaching and Learning Center, Room 1430)

    Harvey Mudd College


Wednesday, July 6: Dr. Jennifer Gremer

    Assistant Professor of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis

    Title: "Plants that gamble: Bet hedging in Sonoran Desert winter annual plants"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Seaver North Auditorium

    Pomona College


Wednesday, July 13: Dr. Animesh Ray

    Professor and Director of PhD programs, Keck Graduate Institute

    Title: "Noncoding RNAs in melanoma: RNA as tumor suppressor and integrator"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm at the Kravis Center, Lower Court 62

    Claremont McKenna College