School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Thursdays at 3:30 pm via Zoom

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Password: sbsseminar

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 28 - Dr. Courtney Fitzpatrick, Indiana University

Title: "Trait evolution in a social world; empirical and theoretical perspectives"

Hosted by: Dr. Eileen Hebets

February 4 - No Seminar, Graduate Recruiting

February 11 - No Seminar

February 18 - Dr. Christine Bacon, University of Gothenburg (Lamb Lecture Series)

Title: "Parallel Divergence Across Scales"

Hosted by: Natalia Gutierrez Pinto 

February 25 - No Seminar

March 4 - No Seminar

March 11 - Dr. Nic Vega, Emory University

Title: "Assembly, Stability, and Heterogeneity in the Gut Microbiome"

Hosted by: Dr. Michael Herman

March 18 - Dr. Alissa Armstrong, University of South Carolina

Title: "Using Drosophila melanogaster to understand adipocyte-to-ovary nutritional communication"

Hosted by: Dr. Kristi Montooth

March 25 - Dr. Mike Webster, Cornell University

Title: "Sexual Signals & Divergence in Australian Fairywrens: From Genes to Behaviour to Speciation"

Hosted by: Dr. Dai Shizuka

April 1 - Dr. Mercedes Burns, University of Maryland Baltimore County 

Title: "Three Tales of Arachnid Genomes: Sequencing, Sex, and Silks" 

Hosted by: Dr. Eileen Hebets

April 8 - Dr. Jillian Detwiler, University of Manitoba 

Title: "Exploring the ecological significance of signaling molecules in host-parasite interactions: Is it all about chemistry?"

Hosted by: Undergraduate Affairs Committee

April 15 - Dr. Michael Landis, Washington University in St. Louis

Title: "Statistical methods to infer phylogenetic biome shifts using paleodata"

Hosted by: Will Gearty / Dr. Kate Lyons' Lab

April 22 - No Seminar (SBS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop)

April 29 - Dr. Jack Gilbert, University of California-San Diego (Prather Lecture Series)

Title: "The Human Microbiome in Precision Medicine"

Hosted by: Alaina Pfenning-Butterworth

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