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Lunchbag Seminars

All talks are held on Mondays at 12:10 p.m. in McConnell Hall - Room B05. Lunch is provided, please bring your own beverage.

SPRING 2014

January 27, 2014

Exploring the implications of climate change for the range of an endemic plant species: threats and conservation options

Emily Barbour, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

Nematode Parasites of Marine Mammals: Phylogenetic and Statistical Analysis of Cevolution

Caroline Keroack, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

February 3, 2014

Defining the developmental mechanisms of teratogenesis in craniofacial structures

Diane Chen, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

The Zebrafish Radial Fiber Proteins Define the Diencephalic Glial Bridge

as a Heterogeneous Population of Astroglial Cells during Forebrain Commissure Formation

Risha Sinha, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

February 10, 2014

Myogenic Carbohydrate Transcriptome in Murine C2C12 Cells

Anagha Inguva, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

Analysis of natural products from Neurolaena lobata as candidate antifilarial agents against the parasitic nematode Brugia pahangi

Kristine Trotta, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

February 14, 2014 - *Special Friday Lunchbag

Phylogenomic analyses reveal extensive inter-domain lateral gene transfer in the parasitic amoeba Entamoeba

Jessica Grant, Smith College - Masters Thesis Presentation

February 17, 2014

Finding a Parasitic Circadian Clock: Identification of Clock Gene Functional Conservation between Caenorhabditis elegans and Brugia malayi

Jenna Wurster, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

Elucidate the gene regulation in Clostridium ljungdahlii: a chassis for biofuel production

Jing Zhang, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

February 24, 2014

The Effects of Predator Cue and Food Availability on Shell Shape, Thickness, and Strength in the Intertidal Snails, Littorina obtusata and L. saxatilis

Jessica Hopson, Smith College - Honors Presentation

February 27, 2014 - *Special Thursday Lunchbag

Lab Safety Training

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D., Smith College

March 3, 2014

Investigating complex bloom dynamics: Pseudo-nitzschia spp. diversity and toxicity in the nearshore Gulf of Maine

Hanna Mogensen, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

Genome evolution of ciliates: alternative processing and genome structure of Chilodonella uncinata

Xinzhu Zhou, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

March 17, 2014

Spring Break

 

March 31, 2014 

Coming Soon

Chelsea Moriarty, Biological Sciences, Smith College

April 14, 2014

Coming Soon

Katerina Popova, Special Studies, Biological Sciences, Smith College

March 3, 2014

Coming soon

Amanda Mac Avory, Smith College - Thesis Presentation

Coming soon

Maribel Santos, Smith College - Thesis Presentation

April 28, 2014

Honors Week

 

 

Fall 2013

September 9, 2013

Lab Safety Training

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D., Smith College

September 16, 2013

A nanoscale construction set for studying molecular motors

Nate Derr, Biological Sciences, Smith College

Through the looking class: studies of our microbial neighbors

Laura Katz, Biological Sciences, Smith College

September 23, 2013

Research in the Williams Lab on Neglected Tropical Diseases of Humans and Parasites of Endangered Wildlife

Steve Williams, Biological Sciences, Smith College

Plant Conservation and Climate Change

Jesse Bellemare, Biological Sciences, Smith College

October 7, 2013

Future Opportunities and Challenges in Biopharmaceutical Careers

Steve Keller, AbbVie Biotherapeutics

October 21, 2013

Studying fatigue in narcoleptic mice

Hyunji Kim, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

Oxytocin & partner bonding: Changes associated with seasonal differences and separation

Angela Licata, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

October 28, 2013

Exploring Microbial Diversity in the Ocean

Jessica Andrade Smith College - Honors Presentation

Quadrullella Symmetrica: biodiversity of a beautiful shell-building amoeba

Cameah Wood, Smith College - Honors Presentation

November 04, 2013

Inflammation-induced Fatigue: Is it associated with Anemia?

Hailun Li, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

Neuroendocrinology of stress and social behavior of female meadow voles

Kara Reitz, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

November 18, 2013

Effects of Interleukin 1-B on Sleep in a Mouse Model of Chronic Fatigue

Grace McKay-Corkum, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

November 25, 2013

Pre-clinical Treatments in the Study of Fatigue

Rebecca Broadhurst, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

An examination of the oxytocin system across social and solitary Ctenomys and related species

Yasmin Kamal, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

December 2, 2013

The immune mechanisms underlying B cell depletion therapy in myasthenia gravis: Building a research program aimed toward studying an autoimmune disease and experimental treatments.

Kevin C. O'Connor, Yale University

December 9, 2013 - *Special location - McConnell B15

Using Targeted Proteomics to Examine the Desmin Regulation during C2C12 Myogenesis

Aunaly Palmer, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling in C2C12 myogenesis

Nhu Nguyen, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation

December 12, 2013 - *Special Thursday Lunchbag

An Investigation of the Antifilarial Potential of Centella asiatica on the Parasite Brugia pahangi.

Marika Witkus, Smith College - Honors Thesis Presentation