News and Seminars

Priscilla F. Pollister Biology Seminar Series — Fall 2015*

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

The seminar series is organized by Tony Wilson.

Sept. 3 

Debashish Bhattacharya, Rutgers University
“Evolution of photosynthetic organelles in the distant and not so distant past”
Shaneen Singh

Sept. 10

No seminar — College closed

Sept. 17

Jens Rister, New York University
"Color vision in Drosophila: Single base pairs matter"
Host: Qi He

Sept. 24

Adam Parris, Sustainability and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay
“Mapping resilience not risk: Turning the tide in New York City and Jamaica Bay”
Host: Tony Wilson

Oct. 1

Alicia Melendez, Queens College
"Autophagy in development and aging"
Host: Mara Schvarzstein

Oct. 8

Nate Sawtell, Columbia University
"Neural circuit mechanisms from distinguishing self from other: Insights from electric fish"
Host: Jonathan Perelmuter

Oct. 15

Frederick Cross, Rockefeller University
“The genetics of green cell cycle control”
Host: Amy Ikui

Oct. 22

Eimear Kenny, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"Population genetics in the era of precision medicine"
Host: Frieda Benun

Oct. 29

Michael Sheetz, MBI Singapore/Columbia University
“Cells pinch their environment to grow or die”
Host: Nicolas Biais

Nov. 5

Nolwenn Dheilly, SUNY Stony Brook
“Microorganisms as drivers of host-parasite interactions”
Host: Tony Wilson

Nov. 12

Meng-Fu Brian Tsou, Memorial Sloan Kettering
"Spatial control of vertebrate ciliogenesis"
Host: Mara Schvarzstein

Nov. 19 - Schreibman Lecture in Integrative Biology** 

Paul Forlano, Brooklyn College / CUNY Graduate Center
“Steroids, brain monoamines and auditory-driven social behavior: Insights from a vocal fish with alternative reproductive tactics”
Host: Jennifer Basil

Nov. 26

No seminar — College closed

Dec. 3

Gregory O'Mullan, Queens College
“Sewage and stormwater pollution to the Hudson River Estuary: Microbial connections of sediment, water, and air”
Host: Tony Wilson

Dec. 10

Peter Tessier, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
"Improved methods for designing and evolving antibodies”
Host: Peter Lipke

Departmental seminars are made possible through the generous support of Brooklyn College alumni and supporters.  Contributions to the Biology Seminar Fund are accepted through the Brooklyn College Foundation.

* In memory of Professor Priscilla F. Pollister's contributions as teacher, scientist and adviser.
** In recognition of Distinguished Professor Martin P. Schreibman's contributions as teacher, scientist and mentor.