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Aug 27 Dr. David Outomuro, Univ. Cincinnati,
“Evolution of color vision and color signals of insects and spiders”
Sep 3 Dr. Diana Hews – Biology, ISU. “Multiple approaches to studying animal behavior: mechanisms, function, evolution”
Sep 10 Dr. X Frank Yang, IU Medical School, Microbiology & Immunology. “Two second messengers, two hosts: how the Lyme disease pathogen adapts the two diverse hosts”.
Sep 17 Dr. Christopher Smith– Dept. Biology, Earlham College
“Putting the organ(ism)s in the superorganism- evolution and ecology of ant castes: nutrition, hormones, genetics, and gene expression”.
Sep 24 Dr. Scott Meiners– Biology, Eastern Illinois Univ.
“Plants behaving badly: invasives in plant communities”
Oct 1 Dr. Rebecca Fuller– Dept. Integrative Biology, Univ. Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Color, sexual selection, and speciation in fish
Oct 8 Dr. Laura Vogel– School of Biological Sci, Illinois State Univ. “A Fantastic Voyage: B cells, the unsung heroes of the immune system” Reptiles, Birds and Mammals
Oct 15 Dr. Catherine Searle– Biological Sciences, Purdue Univ.
Disease ecology of amphibian parasites
Oct 22 Dr. Stephanie Rollman– Biological Sciences, Univ. Cincinnati
Chemical social signaling in Drosophila
Oct 29 Dr. Matthew Dugas– School of Biological Sci, Illinois State Univ.
“Function & Evolution of Begging Behavior: Birds and Tadpoles”
Nov 5 Dr. Sara Lipshutz– Biology, IU Bloomington. “Phenotype integration in jacana, a sex-role reversed species: gene expression and hormones.”
Nov 12 Dr. Daniel Becker, Biology, IU Bloomington - Disease ecology of bats
Nov 19 Dr. Nipun Chopra (ISU Alumnus), Biology, DePauw University
“MicroRNA-298: a triple punch to Alzheimer's disease”
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Week- Break no class meeting
Dec 3 Dr. Gary McCracken - Dept. Ecology & Evol Biology, Univ Tennessee
“Bats aloft: the seen and unseen benefits of bats”