Departmental Seminars

Departmental seminars are held on Mondays in Rm 234 in the Biology-Life Sciences building at 4pm, unless otherwise specified. Refreshments will be available 15 minutes prior to the talk.  Post-seminar receptions are held in the Chair’s Office.

If you have any questions or would like to meet with any of the speakers, please contact Tania Stephens at (215) 204-8851 or


Fall 2015 Seminar Schedule

October 5
Dr. Ada Rataeli, Senior Research Scientist, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) – Volcani Center
“Regulatory Mechanisms of Moth Sex Pheromone Biosynthesis”
Host: Dr. Karen Palter

October 12
Dr. David Ardell, University of California-Merced “Evolution of the tRNA-interaction Network in Bacteria and Eukaryotes”
Host: Dr. David Liberles

October 19
Dr. Steve Farber, Carnegie Institute for Embryology
“Live Imaging of Subcellular Lipid Transport and Storage Using Larval Zebrafish: A Study with Guts”
Host: Dr. Darius Balciunas

October 20
Dr. Matthew Cathell, La Salle University
Dr. Khuram Chaudhary, GlaxoSmithKline
Dr. Ken Korzekwa, Temple University School of Pharmacy
“Developing Research Ideas and Conducting Your Own Research”
Host: Dr. Seema Freer

October 26
Dr. John Manak, University of Iowa
“Using Drosophila to Identify a Novel Epilepsy Pathway”
Host: Dr. Karen Palter

November 2
Dr. Brooke Flammang, New Jersey Institute of Technology
“Swimming is for suckers: Mechanics of Remora Adhesion”
Host: Dr. Tonia Hsieh

November 9
Dr. Kevin Chen, Rutgers University
“Predicting Promoters and Enhancers from Human Epigenomics Data by Spectral Learning of Hidden Markov Models”
Host: Dr. Jody Hey

November 10
Dr. Julie Lockwood, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Sciences, Rutgers University
Host: Dr. Amy Freestone

November 16
Dr. Malin Pinsky, Rutgers University
Host: Dr. Erik Cordes

November 30
Dr. Kerin Claeson, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
“Guitarfishes from Rocks of All Ages. The Origin and Evolution of the Rhinobatiformes”
Host: Dr. Tonia Hsieh

December 7
Graduate Student Guest Speaker Invitee
Host: Craig Stanley


Seminars are on Mondays @ 4:00 pm, BioLife Rm 234.  Refreshments served at 3:45; post-seminar reception in BioLife Rm 251 at ~5pm.  If you are interested in meeting with any of the speakers, please contact the host or Tania Stephens at (215) 204-8851.