OEB Seminars

All seminars take place at 4:00 p.m. on Fridays in Morrill Science Center 2 South, Room 222 unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments precede seminars at 3:45 p.m.
Each seminar is followed by an opportunity for further refreshments and continued conversation.

To find more seminars in the Life Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs in Life Sciences Calendar.
For a listing of seminars offered through the College of Natural Sciences, go to CNS Department and Program Seminars

Contact: UMass Seminars IDGP

Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

Sep 4

OEB Welcome Online Party

4:00pm Virtual Meeting

Sep 11

The fuzz in your fridge: Evolutionary genomics of the fungal genus Aspergillus

Univeristy of Massachusetts, Amherst

4:00pm Virtual Seminar

Sep 25

OEB/NSB Co-Hosted Seminar 
A robust neural code for human odor in the Aedes aegypti mosquito brain

Princeton University

Host: Paul Katz
4:00pm Virtual Meeting

Sep 29

OEB/Microbiology Co-hosted Seminar
A cell-to-cell perspective on microbial interactions in the open ocean

University of Kiel

Hosts: Jeff Blanchard and Jim Holden
11:30am Virtual Meeting
Tuesday Seminar

Oct 2

Ecology and evolution's hidden figures: A community learning exercise around recent articles on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

Hosts: Paige Warren and Kadambari Devarajan
4:00pm Virtual Meeting

Oct 9

OEB Faculty Lightning Talks

4:00pm Virtual Meeting

Oct 16

Tropical rivers as social-ecological systems: Lessons in understanding diversity, inclusivity, and conservation science

Florida International University 

Host: Patricia Brennan 
4:00pm Virtual Meeting

Oct 19

CNS Distinguished Scientist Lecture
10am: Surviving and thriving as an under-represented minority scientist in a majority environment
4pm: Evolution of brain pathways for vocal learning and speech

The Rockefeller University 

Host: Paul Katz
Virtual Meeting

Oct 23

CNS Distinguished Scientist Lecture
11:15 AM Workshop: A BIPOC academic journey
 4:00 PM Seminar: The Evolution of Odonata (Dragonflies and Darnselfies)

Rutgers University

Hosts: Paige Warren and Ben Normark
Virtual Meeting

Oct 30

On a puzzling relationship between some bacteria and their viruses

Dartmouth College

Host: Jeff Blanchard
4:00pm Virtual Meeting

Nov 6

The Vastness of Our Ignorance, and the Importance of Natural History: The example of turritellid gastropods

Cornell University 

Host: Josh Moyer
4:00pm Virtual Meeting

Nov 13

Using field experiments to understand multi-factor foraging decisions by vervet monkeys

University of Toronto

Host: Jason Kamilar
4:00pm Virtual Meeting