Seminar Schedule Spring 2017

Monday, 4pm to 5pm, Room 218 Hubbard Hall

Seminars are open to the public. Attendance is required for all students enrolled in Biol 497, Biol 797 and all current graduate students.

If you need additional information, please contact Dr. Mary Liz Jameson, 316-978-3111 or

30 January Kim Cluff

Biomedical Engineering
Wichita State University

Innovations in Cardiovascular Engineering and Medical
Diagnostics: Smart skin biomedical sensor and spectral
biomarkers of muscle damage
6 February Alice Boyle

Division of Biology
Kansas State University

Causes and consequences of animal movement case studies of
tropical forest and temperate grassland birds
13 February Leland Russell

Biological Sciences
Wichita State University

Insect and mammalian herbivores’ effects on phenology, fitness
and population growth of a native thistle.

20 February

Susan Castro

Wichita State University
How big is the problem of unconceived scientific alternatives?
27 February Laura Mendenhall U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Challenges to endangered species recovery:
The California Condor

6 March

Ellen Matloff


Watkins Visiting Professor Speaker

Visiting Professor Speaker
Women in the Biosciences
(Public Lecture on 6 March, 4-5:00pm in 211 Hubbard Hall)
Genetic Testing for Cancer: Who Should Consider?
(Research Lecture on 7 March, 4-5:00pm in 211 Hubbard Hall)
13 March Lydia Zeglin Division of Biology
Kansas State University
Disturbance & soil microbes:
How small organisms respond to big changes
20 March Spring Break No Class Spring Break--No Class
27 March Bill Jensen Emporia State University Bigger might not always be better: Regional importance of
grasslands to grassland birds in the Flint Hills
3 April

Graduate Student Research

Wichita State University

Bev Cory: Deer effects on oak woodland regeneration in large vs. small canopy gaps
Emmy Engasser: The influence of habitats and abiotic factors on carrion beetle (Coleoptera: Silphidae) communities
found on small mammal carrion in the Flint Hills
Nuwanthika Perera: Possible relationship between vocal communication system and fat reserve in wintering birds: A
test of the optimal body mass

10 April Graduate Student Research Wichita State University

Nicole Schmaltz: Neandertal genomic introgression of three HLA genes in the HYAL region into modern Homo
sapiens populations of east Asia
Pranita Kaphle: Engineered glioblastoma microtumors for the study of brain tumor invasion
Nikol Fayzieva: The investigation of dental pulp stem cell migration in collagen hydrogel
Rachel Stone: Heads or tails: Why are dung beetles attracted to carrion?

17 April Michael Heggeness Veterans Health Administration and Via Christi Hospital Discovery and characterization of naturally occurring pluripotent
stem cells in adults
24 April Steve Hallgren Oklahoma State University Cross timbers: Effects of fire frequency on plant biodiversity and
forest composition and structure
1 May Justin Thomas Institute of Botanical Training The Effects of Patch Burn Grazing on Floristic Integrity:
A 15 year study