Fall 2017 Colloquium - Tuesdays 12:05 - 12:55pm, Darwin 103

Aug 22 Introductory Meeting – Dr. Nathan Rank, Colloquium Coordinator
Aug 29
(Host: Cohen)
Dr. Harry Beller, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Discovery of Bacterial Enzymes for Toluene Synthesis/Degradation to Support Biofuels/Bioremediation”
Sept 5
(Host: Bentley)
Dr. K. Dana Chadwick, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University. “Geomorphically Driven Biogeochemical Gradients and Their Influence on Tropical Canopies”
Sept 12
(Host: Arango)
Dr. Luiz Rocha, California Academy of Sciences. “Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems: The Twilight Zone of Coral Reefs”
Sept 19
(Host: Lin)
Dr. David Wink, NIH: National Cancer Institute. “Following the Chemical Biology of Nitric Oxide (NO) in Cancer and Disease”
Sept 26
(Host: Gilmore)
Anna Holden, M.S., American Museum of Natural History. “Quaternary Insect Studies at the Rancho La Brea Tar Pits in Southern California”
Oct 3
(Host: Rank)
Dr. Elizabeth Dahlhoff, Department of Biology, Santa Clara University. “Getting Chased Up the Mountain: Physiological Consequences of a Life at High Elevation”
Oct 10
(Host: Whitkus)
Dr. Kirsten Tripplet, Traditional Medicinals, Sonoma County. “Plant Biologists in the Dietary Supplement Industry: Botanical Identity Specialists and Non-Academic Career Paths”
Oct 17
(Host: Torok)
Dr. Romy Chakraborty, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Exploring Plant-Microbe Interactions for Sustainable Supply of Nitrogen and Phosphorus”
Oct 24
(Host: Cohen)
Veronic Astells, Environmental Program Manager, Town of Windsor, CA. “Tapping into Water: Career and Networking Opportunities in the Water Quality Field”
Oct 31
(Host: Whitkus)
Dr. Richard Whitkus, Chair, Department of Biology, Sonoma State University. - Special Advising Session for Biology Majors -
Nov 7
(Host: Rank)
Dr. Brody Sandel, Department of Biology, Santa Clara University. “Ecology in an Era of Global Change”
Nov 14
(Host: Pillai)
Dr. Lance Morgan Marine Conservation Institute, Glen Ellen, CA. “Using Science-Based Criteria to Incentivize Marine Conservation: The Global Ocean Refuge System”
Nov 21
(Host: Bentley)
Dr. Kevin Simonin, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University. “Genome Downsizing Drove Physiological Novelty and the Global Dominance of Flowering Plants”
Nov 28
(Host: Torok )
Dr. Eoin Brodie, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “The Living Soil: How Microbes in Soil Support Eco System Function”
Dec 5
(Host: Lee )
Dr. Corey Garza, Department of Biology, California State University, Monterey Bay. “From the Intertidal to the Deep Sea: A Landscape of Possibilities in Marine Ecology"