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Former Randall Speakers

January 12, 2023:  Dr. Deepa Agashe, National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), India:  "The Evolutionary Impacts of Mutation Rate and Spectra"

April 29, 2022:  Dr. Kristin Lane, Idaho State University: "A New Mechanism Of Antimalarial Resistance"

March 26, 2021:  Dr. Pam Soltis, University of Florida:  "What’s Old is New: Natural History Collections in the 21st Century"

September 12, 2017: Dr. Billie Swalla, University of Washington: "Origin, Evolution and Development of the Chordates"

September 20, 2016: Dr. Corrie Moreau, The Field Museum: "Ants, Plants, and Bacteria: Symbiosis and Evolutionary Diversification"

October 7, 2014: Dr. Margaret Riley, University of Massachusetts - Amherst: "Rethinking the composition of a rational antibiotic arsenal for the 21st century"

October 8, 2013: Joan W. Bennett, Rutgers University: "Horrible hurricanes and malodorous molds: the physiological impact of fungal volatile organic compounds"

March 27, 2012: Maureen Neitz, University of Washington, Hill Professor of Ophthalmology: " Exploring plasticity of the primate visual system using gene therapy"

September 20, 2011: Dr. Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University: “From Darwin to DNA: The genetics of evolutionary change”

September 28, 2010: Dr. Elizabeth Thompson, University of Washington: "Resolving complex traits through co-ancestry and the shared inheritance of genome"

March 10, 2010: Dr. Camille Parmesan, University of Texas, Austin: "Responses of Wild Life to Anthropogenic Climate Change: the Limits of Adaptation and Implications for the Future of Biodiversity"

March 24, 2009: Dr. Pamela Raymond, University of Michigan: "Epimorphic regeneration in zebrafish"

October 14, 2008: Professor Therese Ann Markow, University of California, San Diego: "The Inside Story: Male-Female Reproductive Tract Interactions in Drosophila"

January 23, 2007: Dr. Claire Fraser-Liggett, President of The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR): "The impact of microbial genomics on the definition of microbial species

September 5, 2006: Dr. Anne Yoder, Director of the Duke Lemur Center and Professor of Biology and of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy: "Historical Biogeography of Madagascar: Time is of the Essence"

October 14, 2005: Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, National Center for Science Education: "Why Scientists Reject Intelligent Design”

May 5, 2005: Dr. Mary Lake Polan, Stanford University: "Evaluating Female Sexual Arousal: Defining a Protocol"

March 31, 2004: Dr. Kim Nelson, Oregon State University: “Serial killers of the Northwest: the role of mitochondrial DNA in crime scene investigations”

April 13, 2005: Dr. Marlene Zuk, University of California, Riverside: "Sexual Selections: What We Can and Can't Learn About Sex From Animals"

March 25, 2004: Dr. Jan Randall, San Francisco State University: “Drummers, Jumpers and Scent Markers: Sociality and Communication in Desert Rodents”

Seminars cosponsored by Biological Sciences or IBEST

April 9, 2019: Dr. Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington:  "Life on Methane: Methanotrophy Revisited"

February 22, 2018:  Dr. Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky:"From mutations to species: causes and consequences of phenotypic variation in pine sawflies"

January 19, 2018: Amy Mathers, University of Virginia Medical School: "What happens in the sink does not necessarily stay in the sink: Mobile genetic exchange in the hospital environment”

April 20, 2017: Emily Latch, University of Wisconsin,"The ways in which ecological processes (both natural and anthropogenic) shape the evolutionary trajectory of a species"

April 14, 2016: Dr. Nancy Moran, University of Texas at Austin: "The evolution of microbial symbiosis in insects"

November 6, 2015: Shelley Copley, University of Colorado, Boulder: “Promiscuity, Serendipity and Metabolic Innovation”

February 27, 2015: Professor Sarah "Sally" Otto, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia: "Striving for Balance: Encouraging Women to Stay in Science”
*This seminar was sponsored by the Randall Seminar Series Fund and IBEST

October 3, 2014: Dr. Susanna Remold, University of Louisville: Stalking the elusive generalist: Pseudomonas in the home"

May 8, 2014: Dr. Melissa Pilgrim, University of South Carolina Upstate: "Linking Species to Ecosystems ─ Stable isotopes reveal individual variation in snake foraging and reproductive allocation strategies."
*This seminar was co-sponsored by the Graduate Student and Professional Association (GPSA) Teaching Excellence and Graduate Achievement (TEGA) Committee and the Randall Women in Science Seminar Series Fund.

April 11, 2014: Dr. Kayla King, University of Oxford, England: "Killers and protectors: exploring virulence in host-pathogen communities."
*This seminar was sponsored by the Randall Seminar Series Fund and IBEST

April 25, 2013: Dr. Helene Morlon, Ecole Polytechnique Center for Applied Mathematics: "Understanding Biodiversity Patterns Using the Tree of Life"
*This seminar was sponsored by the Randall Seminar Series Fund and IBEST.

March 6, 2012: Dr. Donna Holmes, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University: "Of mice and menopause: the comparative biology of ovarian aging"

February 7, 2012: Dr. Janet Jansson, Department of Ecology, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: "Illumination of soil microbial functions using metagenomics"

January 31, 2012: Dr. Laura Lavine, Department of Entomology, Washington State University: "Insulin signaling is a mechanism for exaggerated growth and conditional expression of a weapon of sexual selection"

January 24, 2012: Minoti Hiremath, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University: "Crosstalk between parathyroid hormone related protein and cell signaling pathways in mammary development and breast cancer"

November 29, 2011: Dr. Susan Huse, Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory: "Comparing Microbial Communities using DNA Clustering"

October 25, 2011: Marilyn Parsons, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute: Ticket to ride: Trafficking of membrane proteins to the relict chloroplast of Toxoplasm

Cosponsored by Center for Modeling Complex Interactions, and Statistical Sciences

January 25, 2016: Nancy Flournoy, University of Missouri, 12:30 p.m.: "A Ballooned Beta-Logistic Model with a Bioassay Application"


Department of Biological Sciences

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Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Phone: 208-885-6280

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