Bio colloquium

Harvey Mudd College Biology Colloquium
Fall 2015

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)



September 2:

Introduction to Senior Thesis


*September 9:

Biology Mixer

(in Hixon Courtyard)


September 16:

All About Graduate School

September 23:


September 30:


October 7:


October 14:


October 21:

Senior Thesis Proposals


October 28:

Senior Thesis Proposals


November 4:


November 11:

Prof. Paula Cannon

Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

USC, Keck School of Medicine

Title:  TBD


November 18:

Hold for job interviews


November 25:

No Colloquium- Thanksgiving


December 2:

Hold for job interviews


December 9:

Hold for job interviews




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 10: Dr. Francisco Valero-Cuevas

    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California

    Title: "Using linear algebra to understand the neuromechanical control of vertebrate limbs"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Shanahan Recital Hall (Shanahan Teaching and Learning Center, Room B-480)

    Harvey Mudd Campus


Wednesday, June 17: Dr. Scott Kelso

    Professor of Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University

    Title: "Coordinated Movement: Making the familiar strange"

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

    Pomona Campus


Wednesday, June 24: Dr. Maria Rita D'Orsogna

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics, California State University Northridge

    Title: "Swarming patterns in nature: biology meets mathematics"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Burns Hall (Room B-31)

    Keck Science Campus


Wednesday, July 1: Dr. Naoki Yamanaka

    Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of California Riverside

    Title: "Vesicle-Mediated Steroid Hormone Secretion in Drosophila melanogaster"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Shanahan Recital Hall (Shanahan Teaching and Learning Center, Room B-480)

    Harvey Mudd Campus


Wednesday, July 8: Dr. Neo Martinez

    Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona

    Title: "Complex Ecological Networks from Food to Sex and Back Again"

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

    Pomona Campus


Wednesday, July 15: Dr. Blerta Shtylla

    Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College

    Title: "The mathematics of mitotic force and division"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Burns Hall (Room B-31)

    Keck Science Campus


Harvey Mudd College Biology Colloquium
Spring 2015

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)


Monday, January 26: Dr. Matthew Mattozzi (HMC '02)

    Harvard University

    Title: "Improving growth with a hacked photosynthesis"

    Time and location: 4:00 pm in Room B480 (Drinkward Recital Hall), Shanahan Teaching and Learning Building


February 4: Dr. Jae Hur

    Harvey Mudd College

    Title: "Prevention and Cure in the Context of Aging"


February 11:

seminar canceled


February 17

   Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellman

    CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Title: "Leadership, innovation and impact"

 ***Annenberg Lecture Series, 6 pm, Platt Green Room


February 18

Dr. Anil Rana

Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

UCLA

Title: "Modulating Mitochondrial Dynamics:  An Anti-Aging Intervention"


February 25


March 4

Dr. Sara Wasserman

Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

UCLA

Title: "Multi-modal sensory integration underlying decision-making in flying Drosophila"


March 11

Prof. Behzad Varamini

Department of Biological Sciences

Biola University

Title: "Does calorie restriction ameliorate the metabolic consequences of circadian disruption?"


March 25

Dr. Andrea Quattrini

USGS, Southeast Ecological Science Center

Title: "Testing the depth differentiation hypothesis in deepwater octocorals in the Gulf of Mexico"


April 1: Dr. Raul Diaz

La Sierra University

Title: "Development, Diversification and Evolution of the Autopodium in Chameleons"

April 8

Dr. Douglas Fudge 

University of Guelph

Title: Hagfish Slime Unraveled


April 15



April 22

Prof. Diane M. Thomson

Keck Joint Science Department

Title: TBA


April 29: Prof. Lars Schmitz

Keck Science Department

Title: "Organism - environment interactions and the adaptive evolution of eyes"