UVU Biology - Seminar Series

Wednesdays at 12pm via MS Teams

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Sept 2, 2020
What Does it Mean to be a Scientist? 

Dr. Britt Wyatt
Utah Valley University, Biology Education Research

Background on research 
Draw a scientist 
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Sept 16, 2020
400 Million Years of Shark Teeth: an Evolutionary Puzzle

Dr. Lisa B. Whitenack 
Allegheny College, Paleobiology

Background on research 
People Behind the Science podcast
Speaking out about sexual harassment in shark sciences 
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September 30, 2020
From Physics to Chemistry to Biology and Back 

Dr. Lea Michel
Rochester Institute of Technology, Structural biology

What is sepsis? 
Sepsis news article 
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October 7, 2020
We Didn’t Start the Fire! How Plant Traits Influence Fire Behavior in Mixed-Conifer Forests

Dr. Rita Margarida Magalhães
Rochester Institute of Technology, Fire Ecology

Why the giant sequoia needs fire to grow
Evolution of flammability 
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October 14, 2020
This GRAS Isn’t Greener: Biopesticides as Reservoirs and Vectors of Antibiotic Resistance

 Dr. Mo Kaze
Joint Genome Institute, Microbiology

Brazil approves two new biopesticides
Podcast: The path of most antibiotic resistance  
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October 28, 2020
Having a Monkey (Flower) Mind: Model Organisms and Asking Good Questions in Research

 Dr. Michael Rotter
Utah Valley University, Ecology

Background on research 
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November 11, 2020
Enhancing Academic and Professional Skills Training in Graduate Bioscience Education

 Dr. Madhvi Venkatesh
Harvard Medical School, Biology Education Research

Chalk talks for graduate students 
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November 18, 2020
Chaperone cascade-mediated membrane-protein biogenesis: a lesson on ordered chaos

 Dr. Yumeng Liu
California Institute of Technology, Structural Biology

Background on research  
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December 2, 2020
Title TBA

Dr. Martin St. Maurice
Marquette University, Structural Biology

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December 9, 2020
Museum-based pedagogy: What is that?

Erin Riggs
Utah Valley University, Botany

UVU Herbarium
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