For abstracts, suggested reading, or more information, click the title of the seminar.

Dr. Scott Edwards’ talk will take place in the B.I. Auditorium at Steger Hall. All other VTLSS talks will take place in the Fralin Auditorium, 102 Fralin Hall.

* VTLSS Schedule Spring 2018.pdf
To download the full seminar schedule as a PDF, click the link above.
Edwards

Genes or gene regulation? Understanding the evolutionary genetics of flightlessness in birds
Dr. Scott Edwards, Hosted by Dr. F. Schubot
January 19 in the B.I Auditorium.
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Dada

Role of the E3-ligase during lung injury
Dr. Laura Dada, Hosted by Dr. D. Capelluto
January 26th in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102.
This seminar will NOT be livestreamed or recorded.

 

Hattar

Feather development genes and associated regulatory innovation predate the origin of dinosauria
Dr. Samer Hattar, Hosted by Dr. C. Finkielstein
February 2 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will NOT be livestreamed or recorded.

 

Stamm

Role of non-methylating C/D box snoRNAs in Prader-Willi syndrome: Old dogs show new tricks
Dr. Stefan Stamm, Hosted by Dr. D. Good
February 9 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Wang

The discovery and physiological importance of hydrogen sulfide
Dr. Rui Wang, Hosted by Dr. J. Matson
February 16 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Preheim

Dynamics of microbial populations and biogeochemical processes impacting aquatic dead-zones
Dr. Sarah Preheim, Hosted by Dr. F. Aylward
February 23 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Lee

Who has good genes for a healthy wake-sleep cycle?
Dr. Choogon Lee, Hosted by Dr. C. Finkielstein
March 2 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be NOT be livestreamed or recorded.

 

Sun

The role of water in cell mechanics, cell shape and cell migration
Dr. Sean Sun, Hosted by Dr. J. Chen
March 9 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be NOT be livestreamed or recorded.

 

Prigge

Biotin: The role of a human vitamin in malaria parasites
Dr. Sean Prigge, Hosted by Dr. M. Klemba
March 16 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here. The seminar will NOT be recorded.

 

OToole

To build a biofilm
Dr. George O'Toole Jr., Hosted by Dr. Z. Yang
March 23 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be NOT be livestreamed or recorded.

 

Mello

Molecular and genomics insights into the neurobiological basis of vocal learning in birds
Dr. Claudio Mello, Hosted by Dr.  K. Sewell
March 30 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Gallagher

Unraveling the biochemical mechanisms of neurobehavioral injury from environmental chemical exposures in fish
Dr. Evan Gallagher, Hosted by Dr. J. Gohlke
April 6 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be NOT be livestreamed or recorded.

Pryer

Communicating science in social settings; yes, it matters
Dr. Kathleen Pryer, Hosted by Dr. J. Metzgar
April 13 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Axtell

MicroRNAs from the parasitic plant Cuscuta target host messenger RNAs
Dr. Mike Axtell, Hosted by Dr. J. Westwood
April 20 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Jentsch

Reward, interrupted: Inhibitory control and its relevance to addictions
Dr. David Jentsch, Hosted by Dr. S. Clinton
April 27 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be livestreamed here.
The recording will be archived on the speaker’s seminar page, and on the Fralin YouTube channel.

Chen

Transport of sugar from source to sink in plants
Dr. Li-Qing Chen, Hosted by Dr. G. Pilot
May 4 in Fralin Auditorium, Fralin Hall room 102
This seminar will be NOT be livestreamed or recorded.