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James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series

Seminars are held in room 110 Jeffords Hall at 4:15 pm every Thursday. Refreshments are available starting at 3:45 pm in room 107 Jeffords Hall.

The current seminar schedule is posted below. Schedules for the previous academic year can be accessed at www.uvm.edu/~plantbio/marvinarchive.php

Fall 2016 Marvin Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Seminar Title
Sep 8 Dr. Nick Gotelli, UVM Biology
Host: Dr. Cathy Paris
Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities
Sep 15 Dr. Bruce Baldwin, University of California, Berkeley
Host: Susand Fawcett and Dr. David Barrington
Evolutionary and biogeographic perspectives from studies of oceanic island floras
Sep 29 Dr. David Barrington, UVM Plant Biology Of ferns, giant parasites, climate change, and herbaria: Barrington on sabbatical 2016
Oct 6 Susan Fawcett, Grad Student, Barrington Lab
Wes Testo, Grad Student, Barrington Lab
The Flora and Ecology of a Neotropical Savanna, Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras
Polyploidy does not influence rates of diversification across the fern phylogeny
Oct 13 Dr. Lydia Bright, SUNY New Paltz
Host: Dr. Jeanne Harris
Functional diversification of Rab GTPase gene family members in Paramecium
Oct 20 Dr. Pamela Diggle, University of Connecticut
Host: Dr. Phil Lintilhac
A great and curious blunder in dame nature: Evo-devo and Darwin's exclamation
Oct 27 Suryatapa Jha, Grad Student, Tierney Lab
Matt Grasso, Grad Student, Lintilhac Lab
VPS26C is a Conserved Retromer Complex Subunit in Eukaryotes Essential for Cell Wall Organization in Arabidopsis
Microbead encapsulation of individual plant protoplasts: a method for controlling the physical environment of plant cells
Nov 3 No Marvin Seminar Aiken Lecture today
Nov 10 Career Panel: Dr. Julie Dragon and Dr. Monique McHenry What to do with a PhD in Plant Biology: Thinking outside the box
Nov 17 Dr. Bill Keeton, UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
Host: Dr. Jane Molofsky
Forest-stream interactions in northern temperate forests: a cross-disciplinary approach
Nov 24 No Marvin Seminar Thanksgiving
Dec 1 Karl Fetter, Grad Student, Keller Lab
Brittany Verrico, Grad Student, Keller Lab
Breaking the genomic piƱata to find the good stuff: hybridization reveals pathogen associated genes in Populus
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