CPB Tuesday Seminar

Phantom Cliffs

CPB Seminar Series: Spring Quarter 2017

When: Tuesdays, 4:10 - 5:30PM
Where: 1022 Life Sciences Building (campus map)
PBG 290 - CRN 82949


Interested in presenting? Please contact gradcoordinator.

CPB Spring Quarter 2017 - Seminar Schedule and Reminder (PDF)


April 4, 2017 – Nicolas Saleh

Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, Ramirez Lab, UC Davis

Title:  The determinants of facultative eusocial behavior in the orchid bee, Euglossa dilemma

Host:  Santiago Ramirez, sanram@ucdavis.edu  


April 11, 2017 – Mike Gil

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Sih and Baskett Labs, UC Davis

Title:  Context-dependent control of algae by coral reef fishes

Hosts:  Andy Sih, asih@ucdavis.edu, Marissa Baskett, mlbaskett@ucdavis.edu


April 18, 2017 – Eric LoPresti

Graduate Student, Ecology Graduate Group, Karban Lab, UC Davis

Title:  Floral polymorphisms, pollination, fire, and reproductive ecology of the annual mint Trichostema laxum

Host:  Rick Karban, rkarban@ucdavis.edu


April 25, 2017 – Jessica Selby

Postdoctoral Scholar, Willis Lab, Duke University

Title:  The genetic basis of repeated adaption to serpentine soils in Mimulus guttatus

Hosts:  Katie Ferris, kgferris@ucdavis.edu


May 2, 2017 – Kathleen Ferris

CPB Postdoctoral Fellow, Schmitt, Coop & Ross-Ibarra Labs, UC Davis

Title:  The genomics of rapid adaptation in house mice across the Americas

Hosts:  Annie Schmitt, jschmitt@ucdavis.edu, Graham Coop, gmcoop@ucdavis.edu, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, rossibarra@ucdavis.edu


May 9, 2017 – Ben Blackman

Assistant Professor, Department of Plant & Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

Title:   Trackers and guides: the genetics of natural variation in heliotropism and pollinator attraction

Host:  Katie Ferris, kgferris@ucdavis.edu


May 16, 2017 – Grace Lee 

Postdoctoral Scholar, Karpen Lab, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Title: Pervasive epigenetic effects of transposable elements impact genome evolution

Host:  Katie Ferris, kgferris@ucdavis.edu


May 23, 2017 – Kelley Harris

NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow, Pritchard Lab, Stanford University

Title:  Rapid Evolution of the Human Mutation Spectrum

Host:  Katie Ferris, kgferris@ucdavis.edu


May 30, 2017 – Ammon Thompson

Postdoctoral Scholar, Kopp Lab, UC Davis

Title:  Transcriptome turnover and the evolution of Drosophila male reproductive organs

Host: Artyom Kopp, akopp@ucdavis.edu


June 6, 2017 – Alejandra Martinez-Berdeja

Postdoctoral Scholar, Schmitt Lab, UC Davis

Title:  TBA

Host:  Annie Schmitt, jschmitt@ucdavis.edu


June 13, 2017 – Nicole Kollars

Graduate Student, Population Biology Graduate Group, Stachowicz Lab, UC Davis

Title:  The eco-evolutionary consequences of grazing disturbance on seagrass genetic diversity

Host: Jay Stachowicz, jjstachowicz@ucdavis.edu