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Science Seminar Series

Spring and Fall 2018

Jan. 26

"Saponin Content Reduction in Quinoa(Chenopodium quinoa) Using the CRISPR/Cas9 System"

Ms. Lucia Acosta-Gamboa
Molecular Biosciences Ph.D. Candidacy Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Argelia Lorence

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

Mar. 9

"Hydroxyproline-O-Glycosylation Technology for Enhancing Chicken Interleukin-22 Production in a Plant-Based Expression Platform"

Mr. Kelin Key
Molecular Biosciences MS Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by: Dr. Maureen Dolan and Dr. Jianfeng Xu

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

May 18

"Understanding the Impact of Vegetation on Water Quality and Biotic Diversity in Agricultural Ditches"

Ms. Emma Martin
Environmental Sciences MS Thesis Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

1:00 p.m., ABI 107

July 17

"Differentiation of Oligodendrocytes for Myelination in the Nervous System"

Mr. Krishna Deo Sharma
Molecular Biosciences MS Thesis Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Ann Grippo

9:00 a.m., ABI 107

July 27

"Assessing Water Quality Impairment and Lead Contamination Within an Agriculturally Dominated Watershed:  Bayou DeView, AR"

Ms. Amber Ruby
Environmental Sciences MS Thesis Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

8:00 a.m., ABI 107

Aug. 29

"Family Sustainable Farming and the Birth of Maderas Rainforest Conservancy"

Rene Molina
Maderas Rainforest Conservancy

Hosted by:  Dr. Risch and Dr. Marscio

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Sept. 5

"Investigations into the ecology, physiology, and origins of the neurotoxin tetrodotoxin (TTX)"

Dr. Amber Stokes
University of California Bakersfield

Hosted by:  Dr. Neuman-Lee

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Sept. 12

"Exploring the causes and consequences of parasite interactions"

Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa
University of Georgia

Hosted by:  Dr. Sikkel

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Sept. 19

"Understanding the Post-fledging Associations of Mature Forest Birds with Early Successional Habitat"

Dr. Patrick Ruhl
Harding University

Hosted by:  Dr. Boves

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Sept. 26

"Mechanisms of dietary adaptations: A broad-scale exploration of toxin resistance in snakes"

Dr. Shabnam Mohammadi
University of Kansas

Hosted by:  Dr. Neuman-Lee

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Oct. 3

"Ecology of the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) and recovery efforts of this endangered species in Arkansas"

Bill Holimon
Department of Arkansas Heritage

Hosted by:  Dr. Marsico and Diana Soteropoulos

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Oct. 10

TBD

Dr. Dwayne Estes
Austin Peay State University; SEGI

Hosted by:  Dr. Marsico

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Oct. 17

"Using viral vectors in plant biotechnology and product development"

Dr. Hal Padgett
Novici Biotechnology

Hosted by:  Hood

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Oct. 24

"Indexes of coral community health in the face of functional redundancy"

Dr. John Artim
Arkansas State University

Hosted by:  Department of Biological Sciences

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Oct. 31

"Exploring symbioses between mites and birds"

Dr. Than Boves
Arkansas State University

Hosted by:  Department of Biological Sciences

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Nov. 7

"Wetland management and developing public use programs in China"

Dr. Keith Weaver
US Fish and Wildlife Service

Hosted by:  Dr. Boves

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Nov. 14

"Stress and the city: Testing the physiological resilience of urban wildlife"

Dr. Bobby Fokidis
Rollins College

Hosted by:  Dr. Boves and Dr. Risch

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107

Nov. 28

"Evaluating the nitrogen mitigation capacity of bioditch reactors in agroecosystems"

Dr. Rachel Nifong
USDA Agricultural Research Service

Hosted by:  Dr. Farris

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., ABI 107