School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Brian LazzaroSchool of Biological Sciences Seminar - Prather Lecture
April 13, 2017 - 3:30 pm in Hamilton 112

Dr. Brian Lazzaro
Cornell University, Department of Entomology

"Physiological Complexity in Drosophila-Pathogen Interactions"

Hosts and pathogens are physiologically complex organisms with diverse needs and frequently competing physiological demands. This complexity results in evolutionary constraint on optimal immunity and provides the mechanistic basis for life history tradeoffs. Using bacterial infection in Drosopihla as a model experimental system, we are determining how dietary quality, reproductive status, host genetic variation and pathogen growth kinetics determine combine to determine infection outcome.

Hosted by Justin Buchanan and GCMB Graduate Students

Suzanne Ott Prather Memorial Lectureship
The Prather Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment to the School of Biological Sciences from the estate of the late Suzanne Ott Prather. Suzanne Ott Prather was a dedicated scientist and warm human being. In the last years of her life, she elected to work ably and constructively to teach and conduct research in immunology. She did both well until her illness made it physically impossible. During her short career, Suzanne Ott Prather published seventeen papers in the field of cancer and cancer associated viruses. Through this endowment, graduate students are able to meet and interact with outstanding scientists.




School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Seminars are on Thursdays at 3:30 pm in Hamilton Hall 112 on the UNL City Campus.

The School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series is a weekly series presented by invited speakers and UNL faculty to showcase current research advances in biological sciences. All School of Biological Sciences Seminars are free and open to the public.


January 19 -- Angélica González, Rutgers University, Department of Biology

"Structure and dynamics of ancient and modern food webs in a changing world"
Hosted by Dr. John DeLong

February 16 -- Jacques Izard, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Food Science & Technology

"Human Microbiome Stability and Association with Cancer"
Hosted by Dr. Qingsheng Li

February 23 -- Sokol Todi, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Departments of Neurology & Pharmacology

"Ubiquitin Proteases in Normal Physiology and in Disease"
Hosted by Dr. David Woodman and Biology Club
  4th Annual Biology Undergraduate Alumnus Seminar

March 2 -- Tom Miller, Rice University, BioSciences

"Population Dynamics of Plants in Stochastic Environments"
Hosted by Dr. Johannes Knops

March 9 -- Amanda Larracuente, University of Rochester, Department of Biology

“Intragenomic Conflict in Drosophila: Meiotic Drive and Satellite DNA”
Hosted by Dr. Colin Meiklejohn

March 16, 2 pm -- David Bisaro, The Ohio State University, Department of Molecular Genetics

“Regulation of Transcription and Translation: Insights from Geminivirus-Host Interactions”
Hosted by Dr. Antony Starace
Special Seminar - note time and location change! 2:00 pm in Hamilton Hall 102

March 16 -- Justin Yeakel, University of California, Merced, School of Natural Sciences

“Extinction, Cope's Rule, and the Dynamics of Starvation and Recovery”
Hosted by Dr. Daizaburo Shizuka

March 30 -- Michael Herman, Kansas State University, Division of Biology

“Genetic basis of C. elegans interactions with the bacterial pathogen Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
Hosted by Dr. Antony Starace
Special Seminar

April 6 -- Elizabeth Crone, Tufts University, Department of Biology

"Combining Models and Data to Set Guidelines for Butterfly Conservation"
Hosted by Dr. Brigitte Tenhumberg
Supported in part by the UNL Research Council

April 13, 2 pm -- Jason Bond, Auburn University, Department of Biological Sciences

“From the Devonian to the Neogene:  Using genomics-based approaches to disentangling the Spider Tree of Life”
Hosted by Dr. Antony Starace
Special Seminar - note time and location change! 2:00 pm in Hamilton Hall 102

April 13 -- Brian Lazzaro, Cornell University, Department of Entomology

"Physiological Complexity in Drosophila-Pathogen Interactions"
Hosted by Justin Buchanan and GCMB Graduate Students
Prather Lecture

April 20 -- Christopher Balakrishnan, East Carolina University, Department of Biology

"From A to Zebra Finch: Evolutionary and Functional Genomics in Songbirds"
Hosted by Emily Hudson and EEB Graduate Students
Lamb Lecture

April 27 -- Michael Nachman, University of California Berkeley, Integrative Biology

"Gene Regulation and the Genetic Basis of Speciation and Adaptation in House Mice, Mus Musculus"
Hosted by Dr. Jay Storz

Biotechnology/Life Science Seminar Series

The Biotechnology/Life Sciences Seminar is a weekly series sponsored by the Center for Biotechnology that features experts in biotechnology and life sciences and promoted collaborative opporunties for UNL researchers.

Seminars are on Wednesdays at 4:00 pm in Beadle Center E103 (1901 Vine Street).

Refreshments served 3:30 pm.


Full Schedule

CANCELLED: March 15 -- James Carrington, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

"RNA Silencing and Antiviral Defense"
Hosted by Dr. Bin Yu, School of Biological Sciences

April 5 -- Amy Schmid, Duke University

"Calm under stress: how regulatory networks control cellular decision-making in archaeal extremophiles"
Hosted by Dr. Paul Blum, School of Biological Sciences

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