Department of Biology

2013-2014 Events

2013

September

2     Labor Day Holiday - University Closed

13   Biology Department Annual Picnic - 5:30 pm Barfield Park

24   SEMINAR:  Phylosymbiosis and the hologenome concept of evolution - Robert M. Brucker, Vanderbilt  University
                           DSB 130 11:20am

October

2   BIOLOGY CLUB MEETING:  DSB 130 5:00 PM  First meeting of the year
The major purpose of this organizational meeting will be to elect the club officers for this year, and begin to plan activities for the fall semester. The Biology Club is the oldest student organization on the MTSU campus.  It is free and open to all students.  You do not need to be a Biology major or minor.  Faculty advisor:  Dr. Chris Herlihy - Chris.Herlihy@mtsu.edu

8    SEMINAR:  
Kirk Zigler, University of the South
                         DSB 130 11:20am

12-15
Fall Break - NO CLASSES
 

22  SEMINAR:  Wail El-rafai, Vanderbilt University - From Genomics to Therapeutics – From Mice and Men
                         DSB 130 11:20am

24  SEMINAR: 
Elliot Altman and Norma Dunlap, Middle Tennessee State University - Tennessee Center for Botanical Medicine Research (TCBMR): Developing a drug pipeline from botanicals historically used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)
                         
DSB 130 11:20am

29  SEMINAR: 
Rob McFeeters, University of Alabama,  Huntsville - New Approaches for Treating Infectious Disease 
                         DSB 130 11:20am

November

 5  SEMINAR:  Joel Harp, Vanderbilt University - Single-crystal neutron diffraction: What can neutrons tell us that X-rays can't
                       DSB 130 11:20am

12  SEMINAR: 
Ken Spitze, Indiana University
                         DSB 130 11:20am

19  SEMINAR: 
Joey Shaw, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
                         DSB 130 11:20am

21 SEMINAR:   Jeff Leblond, MTSU
                        LIPIDOMICS:  RECENT APPLICATIONS TO THE STUDY OF DINOFLAGELLATE CHLOROPLAST LIPIDS
                        DSB 130 11:20 am
                                      

26  SEMINAR:  Manoj Khadka, Middle Tennessee State University
                        Comparative study of sterol and galactolipid compositions in the recently identified chromerids, Chromera velia and Vitrella brassicafomis
                        DSB 130 11:20am

28-29   Thanksgiving Holiday - University Closed

December

3  SEMINAR:  John Niedzwiecki, Belmont University 
                       Comparative landscape genetics of Darwin's finches
                       DSB 130 11:20am

4
    Last day of classes 

5    Study Day - NO CLASSES 

6 -12  Final Examinations

14 Fall Commencement

24-31  University Closed

2014

January

1    University Closed 

2    University Offices Reopen

16  Classes Begin 

20   Martin Luther King Holiday - University Closed

21  SEMINAR:  Brian Robertson, MTSU
      Shedding light on microbial rhythms: using visible light and bioluminescence to investigate oscillations in industrially important organisms
      DSB 130  11:20am

23  BGSA Meeting 5:45 pm DSB 116

28  SEMINAR:  Iris Gao, MTSU 
      Study of Novel Anticancer Compounds from Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Application of High-Content Screening in the Study of Anticancer Drugs                 
      
DSB 130 11:20am

February

 4  SEMINAR:  Shawn Crosnick, Tennessee Tech
      PASSIFLORA AS A MODEL SYSTEM FOR STUDYING NECTARY DIVERSIFICATION:  INSIGHTS AND IMPLICATIONS
     
DSB 130 11:20am

11 SEMINAR:  Josh Dodson, MTSU
     The Long and Short of It: Profiling the Galactolipids of Haslea ostrearia and Examining the Effects of Temperature on Fatty Acid Composition
     
DSB 130 11:20am

18 SEMINAR:  Ivonne Garzon, MTSU

25 SEMINAR:  Drew Sieg, MTSU

March

10-15 Spring Break-No Classes

20   SEMINAR:  Tiffany Guess, MTSU

25   SEMINAR:  Charles Chusuei, MTSU Chemistry

27   SEMINAR:  Bam Paneru, MTSU

April

4    Biology Club meeting - 5:00 pm - Student Union Building - 2nd floor lounge near the movie theater 

8    SEMINAR:  Mulugeta Wayu, MTSU
      Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Based Hydrogen Peroxide Biosensor

10   SEMINAR:  Penny Carroll, MTSU
       Investigation of factors influencing fecal indicator bacteria from impaired watersheds

15   SEMINAR:  Megan Stallard and Amy Shaffer, MTSU
      
Megan Stallard - Investigation of factors influencing fecal indicator bacteria from impaired watersheds
      
Amy Shaffer - Evaluation and comparison of the relationship between NOEC and EC10/EC20 values in chronic Daphnia toxicity testing

17   SEMINAR:  Nadin Almonsid, MTSU
       Determining the Properties and Mechanisms of Anticancer Compounds Derived From Plants Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

22   SEMINAR:  Julie Hosain, MTSU
       Screening for Anticancer Compounds Derived rom the Plants Used in Traditional Chinese Medicines

24   SEMINAR:  Jennifer Mandel, Univ. of Memphis

29   SEMINAR:  Bill Tansey, Vanderbilt Univ.
      
30  Last day of Spring 2014 classes

May

    Study Day 

2-8  Final Exams 

10   Spring 2012 Commencement 

12   Classes begin for Summer 2013 - Full and May Terms

26   Memorial Day - University Closed

June

14    Biology Club Volunteer Day - Medical Mission at Home - 1114 Minerva Drive, Murfreesboro - 10:00am-2:00pm

 

July

4 Independence Day - University Closed 

August

25  Fall 2014 classes begin