Biology department announces fall quarter seminars
Published: Tue, 09/20/2011 - 09:34
The biology department at Western Washington University has announced a spate of seminars planned for fall quarter. All seminars begin at 4 p.m. in Biology Building Room 234 and are free and open to the public.
- Sept. 21: “Aging Children and Sterile Yeasts,” by Sandra Schulze, an assistant professor in the WWU biology department.
- Sept. 28: “Who's Texting the Pollen Tubes? The Role of PRP/TTS Proteins in Pollen-Pistil Communication,” by Anu Singh-Cundy, an associate professor in the WWU biology department.
- Oct. 5: “Yellow crazy ants on a sugar high: novel mutualisms with a native species amplify the negative consequences of an ant invasion for Samoan arthropod communities,” by Amy Savage, Ph.D, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, Houston, and a WWU biology alumna (Host: Merrill Peterson).
- Oct. 12: “Flies, worms and bacteria: ecology and evolution of defensive symbiosis,” by Steve Perlman, an assistant professor in the department of biology at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Host: Dietmar Schwarz).
- Oct. 19: "Mapping the Metabolic Landscape of Huntington's Disease," by Jeff Carroll of the WWU Behavioral Neuroscience Program (Host: Janet Finlay, Behavioral Neuroscience).