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Science Seminars

All seminars begin at 3:30 pm in the Collins Building, room 278
Pre-seminar refreshments will be provided in the lobby at 3:15 p.m. (Please remember no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium)


Wednesday, January 21

Good vibrations: habitat soundscapes for early life stages of marine organisms
Ashlee Lillis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University

Dr. Lillis is a marine ecologist studying the early life history stages of marine organisms. She strives to better understand how patterns of larval behavior, sensory cues and physical processes interact to affect the settlement and recruitment of marine invertebrates.

Her general research interests lie in marine invertebrate larval ecology, particularly in how environmental factors, like sound, influence larval dispersal and attachment to substrate. During Dr. Lillis’ talk, the audience will have an opportunity to experience what an underwater soundscape is and listen to some recordings.

In addition to scuba diving and ultimate Frisbee, Dr. Lillis works with cartoonists to translate her research into a more accessible format for the public.

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~aslillis/Welcome.html
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/16/3696613_what-do-baby-oysters-listen-for.html?rh=1


Wednesday, February 18

Patrick Treuthardt, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Laboratory
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

http://naturalsciences.org/nature-research-center/directors/patrick-treuthardt
http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/12/14/4389957_black-holes-are-truly-fascinating.html?rh=1


Wednesday, March 18

Todd Talarico, Ph.D.
Vice-President, Manufacturing
Medicago Inc.
Research Triangle Park

http://www.medicago.com/English/Corporate/About-Medicago/default.aspx
http://www.medicago.com/English/Corporate/ManagementTeam/default.aspx


Wednesday, April 15

Emily Derbyshire, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University

https://chem.duke.edu/faculty/emily-r-derbyshire


Past Science Seminar Topics

Improving Art Conservation and Clinical Diagnosis Using Novel Molecular Imaging

The Struggle to Contain Ebola – from Outbreak to Epidemic

Fish Tales: Rise and Fall of the Lionfish and River Herring

Social environmental effects on primate gene regulation and evolution

Thymus Transplantation for Complete DiGeorge Anomaly

The Future of Energy

Cannibalistic Tadpoles: Altered developmental programs underlying their novel gut morphology

An Introduction to Biotech Product Development: The Story of Bioengineered Veins

Electrochemistry in the Driver's Seat

The Science and Technology of Concussion Prevention

Molecular Insights into Southeast Asian Amphibian and Reptile Diversity and Conservation

Are Designer Babies on the Way?

Taking Advantag of Disaster: The Microbial Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Bioengeneering the the Common Silkworm to Produce Biomimetic Spider Silk

Bioreactors for Air Pollution Control: How Bacteria Can Treat Industrial Pollution


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