2013-14 Seminars

Presentation Schedule, Fall 2013

Sept. 5, 2013

Good timing: Optimal control in fisheries biology
Carl Toews
University of Puget Sound Math & Computer Science Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Sept. 12, 2013

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

Sept. 19, 2013

Retrievals of polar cloud properties from infrared radiance spectra
Penny Rowe
University of Idaho
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Steven Neshyba

Sept. 26, 2013

Improving safety and preventing human error in anesthesiology practice through the application of simple technology
Andrew Bowdle P'16
Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Washington School of Medicine
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Joyce Tamashiro
Abstract

Oct. 3, 2013

Genetic conflicts: The usual suspects and beyond
Harmit Malik
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Leslie Saucedo
Abstract

Oct. 10, 2013

Sediment loads and geomorphology of rivers draining Mount Rainier
Christopher Magirl
U.S. Geological Survey, Tacoma
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Leslie Saucedo
Abstract

Oct. 17, 2013

Under the spell of the surroundings: How environmental factors affect brain physiology, behavior and reproduction
Siddharth Ramakrishnan
University of Puget Sound Neuroscience Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Oct. 24, 2013

 

Chaos and synchrony
Lucas Illing
Reed College Physics Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: David Latimer
Abstract

Oct. 25, 2013

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

Oct. 31, 2013

Environmentally friendly chemical industry? Sustainable synthesis of chemicals through green chemistry and catalysis
Luc Boisvert
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Nov. 7, 2013

Forty years in the desert: Looking for clues about past climate and environmental change
Barry Goldstein
University of Puget Sound Geology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Nov. 14, 2013

Hormonal tango shapes seedling growth
Anahit Galstyan
University of Washington Department of Biology
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Andreas Madlung

Nov. 21, 2013

Evolutionary consequences of polyploidy: A case study in the genus Arabidopsis
Andreas Madlung
University of Puget Sound Biology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

Nov. 28, 2013

Thanksgiving

Dec. 5, 2013

The role of small molecules in regulating a methylotrophic metabolic network
N. Cecilia Martinez-Gomez
University of Washington Department of Chemical Engineering
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Andreas Madlung

Presentation Schedule, Spring 2014

Jan. 23, 2014

Sawmills, sulfides and symbiosis: How an environmental legacy has resulted in novel relationships between bacteria and marine organisms in Puget Sound
Joel Elliott
University of Puget Sound Biology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Jan. 30, 2014

The inorganic chemistry of metal phthalocyanine complexes
Laura Strausberg
University of Puget Sound Chemistry Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 6, 2014

Adventures in genomics: A Puget Sound alum's experiences in a rapidly changing field
Doug Turnbull '01
Director, Genomics Core Facility, University of Oregon
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Joel Elliott

Feb. 13, 2014

Size, sociality, and symbiosis in the sea
Kristin Hultgren
Seattle University Biology Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs

Feb. 20, 2014

Labeling neurons involved in quadrupedal stepping in mice using a viral marker
Jung Kim
University of Puget Sound Exercise Science Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

Feb. 27, 2014

A magnetic perspective on magmatic processes in the Stillwater Complex, Montana
Peter Selkin
University of Washington Tacoma Environmental Science Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Kena Fox-Dobbs
Abstract

March 6, 2014

Alternation of generations as a model for evolution: A surprise from the nineteenth century
Lynn Nyhart
President, History of Science Society and Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Kristin Johnson

March 13, 2014

Mind, Brain, and Education
James Bernhard
University of Puget Sound Mathematics & Computer Science Department
4 pm, Thompson 175
Abstract

March 20, 2014

Spring Break

March 27, 2014

Analysis of the functional evolutionary history of lentiviral proteins in primates
Oliver Fregoso
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
4 pm, Thompson 175

April 3, 2014

**Phi Sigma Symposium Keynote Speaker**
Bacterial quorum sensing, social cheats and a solution to Darwin's dilemma--A metabolic constraint on freeloaders in a cooperating group of bacteria
E. Peter Greenberg

University of Washington Department of Microbiology
5 pm (please note later start time), Thompson 175
Abstract

April 10, 2014

The fish and the battery: Mimicking nature in late 18th and early 19th-century science
Amy Fisher
University of Puget Sound Science, Technology & Society Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

April 17, 2014

Genetic factors required for maintenance of the germ line in roundworm C. elegans during times of stress
Stacy Alvares
University of Washington Biochemistry Department
4 pm, Thompson 175

April 24, 2014

Modern pharmaceutical development: Optimization of SX-682 for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Dean Y. Maeda
Director, Chemistry and Preclinical Development, Syntrix Biosystems
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: John Hanson

May 1, 2014

The fallacy of fairness: Rethinking the meritocracy of science
Jo Handelsman
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Frederick Phineas Rose Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
4 pm, Thompson 175
Host: Amy Ryken
Abstract