2018-2019 Academic Year

  • September 13, 2018 – Alexandria Volkening (Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University) – “Modeling Self-Organization: Neurons, Zebrafish Stripes, and Political Elections”
  • September 20, 2018 – Timothy Hawthorne (University of Central Florida) – “The Power of People in Science: Exploring Community-Based Uses of Maps, Apps and Drones”
  • September 27, 2018 – H. Lisle Gibbs (The Ohio State University) – “Beak of the Snake: Venom as an Evolutionary Adaptation in Snakes”
  • October 18, 2018 – Serena George ’19 and Abbigail Turner ’20 (Ohio Wesleyan University students) – “Conserving Natural Heritage Through Wildlife Rehabilitation: Success and Setbacks”
  • October 23, 2018 – Elizabeth Schultz (Kenyon College) – “Seasonality and Environmental Regulation of Immunity: Insights from Free-Living and Captive Red Crossbills”
  • November 29, 2018 – Arianna Smith (Kenyon College) – “Elevated Levels of Maternal Stress Hormone During Pregnancy Enhances Offspring Airway Inflammatory Response in a Sex-Specific Manner”
  • December 6, 2018 – Gerry Carter (The Ohio State University) – “Cooperative Relationships in Vampire Bats”

2017-2018 Academic Year

  • September 12, 2017 – Stormy Gibson (Ohio Wildlife Center) – “Tails, Talons, & Titers: Reflections on a Decade of Change in Wildlife Rehabilitation”
  • October 5, 2017 – Omar Saucedo (The Ohio State University) – “Spatial dynamics of vector-borne diseases”
  • October 19, 2017 – Alicia Prieto Langarica (Youngstown State University) – “Mathematical Models for Bone Formation and Metabolism”
  • October 26, 2017 – Adrian Pekarcik (The Ohio State University) – “A tale of two pests: The implications of introduced pest insects in agriculture”
  • November 2, 2017 – Nicholas Brandley (College of Wooster) – “Of grasshoppers and birds: case studies in the ecology of spatial vision”
  • November 9, 2017 – Marissa Renardy (The Ohio State University) – “Parameter estimation for a large model of yeast cell polarization”
  • February 1, 2018 – Jordan Price (St. Mary’s College of Maryland) – “Female songbirds aren’t so dull after all: reconstructing the evolution of sexual dimorphism”
  • February 9, 2018 – Brady Porter (Duquesne University) – “Applications of DNA metabarcoding to dietary analyses and environmental DNA surveys”
  • February 22, 2018 – Wendell Patton (Ohio Wesleyan University) – “Lives in our Springtime Woodland Pools”
  • March 1, 2018 – Andrea Grottoli (The Ohio State University) – “Coral Reefs and Climate Change: How Will They Survive?”
  • March 29, 2018 – Maria Miriti (The Ohio State University) –“Applications of plant population and community ecology”
  • April 12, 2018 – Veronica Ciocanel (The Ohio State University) – “Modeling the cytoskeleton roads in transport and localization of protein cargoes”
  • April 26, 2018 – Teresa Reyes (University of Cincinnati) – “How food affects brain development: Lessons from a pregnant mouse”
  • April 30, 2018 – Amber Sample ’17 (Ohio Wesleyan University) – “A study of Giant Panda personality and potential for reintroduction into the wild”

2016-2017 Academic Year

  • October 20, 2016 – Dustin Reichard (Ohio Wesleyan University) – “Endemics, Invasives, and Volcanoes: My (Very Small) Contribution to the Struggle to Save Hawaii's Native Birds”
  • November 3, 2016 – Rachelle Adams (The Ohio State University) – “Evolutionary Shifts of Symbiotic Associates and their Alkaloidal Weaponry”
  • November 10, 2016 – Abby Kimmitt (Indiana University, Bloomington) – “Understanding Population Divergence in Seasonal Sympatry via Behavior and Physiology of the Understudied Sex”
  • December 1, 2016 – Punit Gandhi (The Ohio State University) – “Time-Periodic Forcing of Spatially Localized Structures”
  • March 23, 2017 – Yangyang Wang (The Ohio State University) – “Timescales and mechanisms of sigh-like bursting and spiking in models of rhythmic respiratory neurons”
  • April 6, 2017 – RB McGee (The Ohio State University) – “Singled Out: Using single-cell data to identify signaling trends in leukemia”
  • April 13, 2017 – Matt Holding (The Ohio State University) – “Context-dependent Coevolution of Rattlesnakes and Ground Squirrels”

2015-2016 Academic Year

  • November 19, 2015 – Jim Fowler (The Ohio State University) – “Creativity in Mathematics”
  • December 3, 2015 – Richard Buckalew (The Ohio State University) – “Network Effects in Biological Systems”
  • January 28, 2016 – Isaac Ligocki (The Ohio State University) – “War and Peace: Conflict and Cooperation in a Lake Tanganyikan Cichlid Fish”
  • February 5, 2016 – David Blockstein (National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)) – “Lessons from the Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon (Ectopistes migratorius) a Century Ago”
  • February 25, 2016 – Matthew Oremland (The Ohio State University) – “A Computational Model of Invasive Aspergillosis in the Lung”
  • March 17, 2016 – Richard Bradley (The Ohio State University) – “Spider Natural History”
  • March 24, 2016 – Steve Worland (eFFECTOR Therapeutics) – “Entrepreneurship in the Biological Sciences”
  • April 7, 2016 – Jennifer Hellmann (The Ohio State University) – “Neighbor Effects: The Influence of Colony-Level Social Structure on Within-Group Dynamics in a Social Fish”