News and Seminars

Priscilla F. Pollister Biology Seminar Series — Fall 2014*

All events will be held on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. in 113 Ingersoll Hall Extension.

The seminar series is organized by Prof. Tony Wilson.

Sept. 4 

Ntino Krampis, Hunter College
"Cloud BioLinux: Pre-configured and on-demand bioinformatics computing for genomics and beyond"
Host: Prof. Jim Nishiura  

Sept. 11

Louise Kuhn, Columbia University
“Challenges in prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa”
Host: Dr. Laura Munteanu

Sept. 18

Olorunseun Ogunwobi, Hunter College
“Circulating tumor cell biology in cancer metastasis”
Host: Prof. Anjana Saxena

Sept. 25

No seminar — College closed

Oct. 2

Joe Pickrell, New York Genome Center
“Making inferences about human history using genomic data”
Host: Prof. Tony Wilson

Oct. 9

Richard Ikegami, UC Berkeley
“Navigation of neurons within bundles”
Host: Prof. Mara Schvarzstein 

Oct. 16

Sanjai Kumar, Queens College
“Development of a cell-active and non-basic inhibitory agent of Cathepsin L”
Host: Prof. Shaneen Singh

Oct. 23

Frank Burbrink, College of Staten Island
"The processes that drive diversification and community assemblages in snakes”
Host: Prof. Jennifer Basil

Oct. 30

Nick Santangelo, Hofstra University
“Social dynamics of a monogamous biparental fish and potential neuropeptide mechanisms”
Host: Prof. Paul Forlano

Nov. 6

Daniel Kronauer, Rockefeller University
“Social evolution and behavior in the clonal Raider Ant“
Host: Prof. Tony Wilson

Nov. 13

Kari Lavalli, Boston University
“Predator adaptations by decapod crustaceans”
Host: Prof. Jennifer Basil

Nov. 20

Prabodhika Mallikaratchy, Lehman College
"Oligonucleotide therapeutics for human lymphoma and leukemia”
Host: Prof. Anjana Saxena

Nov. 27

No seminar — College closed

Dec. 4

Kevin Gardner, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
“Nature’s switches:  Environmentally-sensitive protein/protein interaction domains”
Host: Prof. Peter Lipke

Dec. 11

Ivaylo Ivanov, Columbia University
“How gut microbes orchestrate the immune system”
Host: Prof. Nicolas Biais

* In memory of Priscilla F. Pollister's contributions as teacher, scientist and adviser.