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Department of Biological Sciences
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Life Sciences South 252
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3051
Moscow, ID 83844-3051

Former Randall Speakers

Randall Seminar Speakers

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 coancestry 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 and IBEST

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: "Illumina-tion 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