School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Dr. Colin MeiklejohnSchool of Biological Sciences Seminar
October 26, 2017 - 3:30 pm in Hamilton Hall 112

Dr. Colin Meiklejohn
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences

"The X Chromosome and Spermatogenesis in Drosophila"

Sex chromosomes are subject to evolutionary pressures that are distinct from those acting on autosomes.  This is reflected in the repeated evolution of X chromosome-specific regulatory mechanisms and the rapid evolution of X-linked interspecific hybrid sterility across a wide range of animal taxa.  The genes and evolutionary forces responsible for these phenomena are poorly understood. I will present ongoing experiments to identify the identities of X-linked hybrid sterility factors and elucidate their role in spermatogenesis, and parallel experiments to identify the genes and molecular mechanisms responsible for X chromosome-specific gene regulation in the Drosophila male germline.

Promotion and Tenure Seminar

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.

FALL 2017

August 31 -- Melissa Wilson Sayres, Arizona State University, School of Life Sciences

"Sex-Biased Genome Evolution"
Hosted by Dr. Colin Meiklejohn

September 7 -- Hiep Vu, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Animal Science

“A Synthetic Approach to Develop a New Vaccine Against Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus
Hosted by Dr. Etsuko Moriyama

September 14 -- Louise Comas, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Services

“Exploring Plant Root Traits and Fungal Interactions: Re-focusing Long Standing Questions”
Hosted by Dr. Sabrina Russo

Special Seminar: September 20 at 1:00 pm -- Michael Summers, University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
(Manter 402A)

“The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A Successful Model for Developing a More Inclusive STEM PhD Workforce”
Hosted by Dr. Brian Couch
*** Please note day, time and location change!!

September 28 -- Daniel Hahn, University of Florida, Department of Entomology and Nematology

“From Sleeping Beauties to Avoiding the Cold Shoulder: Exploring the Role of Seasonality in Rapid Adaptation and Diversification”
Hosted by Dr. Jay Storz

October 12 -- Wayne Riekhof, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences

Promotion & Tenure Seminar

October 19 -- Brian Couch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences

"Uncovering Student Conceptions: How Question Formats Differ in Their Abilities to Reveal Student Thinking"
4-Year Review Seminar

October 26 -- Colin Meiklejohn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, School of Biological Sciences

"The X Chromosome and Spermatogenesis in Drosophila"
4-Year Review Seminar

November 2 -- Laurel Symes, Dartmouth College, Departments of Biology and Psychological & Brain Sciences

"The Community Ecology of Communication in Crickets and Katydids”
Hosted by Dr. Eileen Hebets

November 9 -- TBA

November 16 -- David Smith, The University of Western Ontario, Department of Biology

"The Wild West of Organelle Genome Evolution: New Frontiers, Lawlessness, and Misfits"
Hosted by Dr. Alan Christensen
Supported in part by the UNL Research Council

November 30 -- Greg Houseman, Wichita State University, Department of Biological Sciences

“Does Fine-Scale Soil Heterogeneity Really Increase Local Plant Diversity?”
Hosted by Dr. Chad Brassil

December 7 -- Haldre Rogers, Iowa State University, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

“Restoring Ecological Function to a Novel Ecosystem in the Presence of Invasive Species”
Hosted by Dr. Dai Shizuka

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.

FALL 2017

Full Schedule

September 20 -- Michael Summers, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

"Structural Studies of the HIV-1 5'-Leader by NMR"
Hosted by Dr. Brian Couch, School of Biological Sciences

October 18 -- Song Liu, State University of New York-Buffalo

Hosted by Dr. Chi Zhang, School of Biological Sciences

December 6 -- Eric Moellering, Synthetic Genomics, Inc.

Hosted by Dr. Wayne Riekhof, School of Biological Sciences

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