2012-13 Seminars

Presentation Schedule, Fall 2012

Aug. 30, 2012

My Semester as a Quant: Mean-Variance Optimization and the
Black-Litterman Model

Mike Spivey
University of Puget Sound Mathematics & Computer Science Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Sept. 6, 2012

Fall Student Research Symposium
All summer science research students will present posters of their research
4 pm to 6 pm, Harned Colonnade

Sept. 13, 2012

Freshwater biodiversity provides new insights for public health
Nathaniel Hitt
USGS Leetown Science Center
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs
Abstract

Sept. 20, 2012

Stomata: To be or not to be?
Lynn Pillitteri
Western Washington University Biology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Andreas Madlung

Sept. 27, 2012

Biogeochemical gumbo: Isotopic case studies of Grant's gazelle,
small mammal, and intertidal crab ecology

Kena Fox-Dobbs
University of Puget Sound Geology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Oct. 4, 2012

(Veronica DiStilio, University of Washington Biology Department)

CANCELLED--Rescheduled on January 31

Oct. 11, 2012

Trends in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug use on the Puget Sound campus through wastewater analysis
Dan Burgard
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Oct. 18, 2012

Chemistry Magic Show
Wizard Tim Hoyt
Two shows: 4 pm & 7:30 pm
Schneebeck Concert Hall

Oct. 25, 2012

Molecular characterization of CLE peptide mimicry during cyst nematode pathogenesis
Amy Replogle '05
University of Missouri Plant Science Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Andreas Madlung
Abstract

Nov. 1, 2012

Modeling cancer metastasis in zebrafish
Elena Boer '07
University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Nov. 8, 2012

Plastid and mitochondria DNA: Structure, replication, and change with plant development
Delene Oldenburg
University of Washington Biology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Andreas Madlung

Nov. 15, 2012

Venison, elk or beef? Wolf movement and predation response to patterns of elk migration in NW Wyoming
Abigail Nelson
Wolf Management Specialist, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Peter Hodum

Nov. 22, 2012

Thanksgiving

Nov. 29, 2012

This year's Murdock Conference student presentations:
The effects of environmental stress on the development of the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta)

Nicci Condon and Liza Holtz
University of Puget Sound Biology Department; Stacey Weiss, faculty advisor
Looking for mechanisms of anisotropic surface self-diffusion on ice crystals

Amrei Oswald
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department; Steven Neshyba, faculty advisor
4 pm, Thompson 175

Presentation Schedule, Spring 2013

Jan. 24, 2013     

Small molecule docking with HADDOCK: How do short-chain fatty acids bind peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma?
Jeff Grinstead
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Jan. 31, 2013

The ABCs of flower diversification: An evo-devo approach
Veronica DiStilio
University of Washington Biology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 7, 2013

Ion discrimination by nanoscale design
Susan Rempe
Sandia National Lab
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Steven Neshyba

Feb. 14, 2013

Surprising diet and habitat preferences for modern and ancient sharks
Sora Kim
Geology and Geophysics Department, University of Wyoming
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs

Feb. 21, 2013

Particles and pendulums: Oscillation physics
David Latimer
University of Puget Sound Physics Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 28, 2013

HIV screening in at-risk minority adolescent & young adult women using social network recruitment strategies
Cherrie Boyer
Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Andreas Madlung

March 7, 2013

Here today, gone tomorrow: How long can prior exercise-induced health benefits offer protection against inactivity-related chronic disease?
Gary McCall
University of Puget Sound Exercise Science Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

March 14, 2013 

Blood-based miRNA biomarkers for minimally invasive cancer detection, prognosis and monitoring
John Chevillet
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

March 21, 2013       

Spring Break

March 28, 2013

Toxic metals uptake by edible wild mushrooms: Why it happens and which species to avoid
Erica Cline '92
University of Washington Tacoma
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Joyce Tamashiro
Abstract

April 4, 2013

Phi Sigma Research Symposium Keynote Speaker:
Exploring the unexplored in drug discovery
Christopher Mehlin
Director, Peptide Drug Discovery Initiative, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
5 pm, Thompson 175 (please note time change)
Student research presentations will be given on Friday, April 5 from 4 pm - 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 6 from 10 am - 2:15 pm, in Thompson 175

April 11, 2013

Motion of two oppositely charged particles
Joel Franklin
Reed College Physics Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: David Latimer
Abstract

April 18, 2013   

Connecting carbohydrates and peptides: How to construct a substrate for T4 lysozyme
John Hanson
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

April 25, 2013              

UV-induced autofluorescence in foliage: Diversity, fluorophores and enhanced photosynthesis
Gregory Johnson
University of Puget Sound Biology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

May 2, 2013       

Using environmentally responsive hydrogels to reduce gliosis and promote regeneration after spinal cord injury
Drew Sellers
University of Washington Neurosurgery Department
4 pm, Thompson 175