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Previous BioSeminars

Previous BioSeminars

Life in the abyss - Social dynamics of deep-diving pilot whales

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Frants Jensen
Danish Council for Independent Research
Natural Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Some aspects of pigments and halocarbons distribution from the coastal eastern Arabian Sea and Southern Ocean with special reference to LOHAFEX experiment

Thursday, September 20, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Rajdeep Roy
Fulbright Fellow, Biology
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Nutritional and environmental regulation of growth and toxicity in Dinophysis

***Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Mengmeng "Jessie" Tong
Guest Investigator
Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Going from the bench to the (more complex) field: Study of cultivated macroalgae-degrading bacteria and salt marsh microbial communities

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Francois Thomas
Postdoctoral Investigator
Biology Department

Ecobarotoxicology of persistent organic pollutants in deep-sea fish

***Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Benjamin Lemaire
Postdoc Fellow, Biology

Seeking Ocean Solutions: Combining Tools to Achieve Better Outcomes

***Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Steinbach Scholar
Dr. Steve Gaines
Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
University of California, Santa Barbara

The roles and mode of action of microRNAs in the starlet sea anemone Nematostella vectensis

***Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Yehu Moran
University of Vienna

Summer Student Fellow Presentations 8/23/2012

Amy Streets
University of Maryland, College Park
Can copepods choose their bacteria? Characterizing the response of Eurytemora affinis to Vibrio bacteria
Ann Tarrant Sponsor

Summer Student Fellow Presentations 8/16/2012

Stephan Bitterwolf
University of the Virgin Islands
Abundance and vertical distribution of Squalus acanthias at Stellwagen Bank: daily and interannual patterns from 2008-2012
Jesus Pineda Lab

Paul Lerner
University of California Berkeley
Mysteries under the ice: Bio-Optical Measurements in the Central Arctic
Sam Laney Lab

Tara Thean
Princeton University
Signature Whistle Models in Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus
Laela Sayigh Lab

The giant sulfur bacteria - single-cell 16S rRNA sequencing reveals the presence of introns and a new family structure

***Tuesday August 14, 2012
***Redfield Auditorium - 1:30PM
Dr. Verna Salman
Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Do we face a more gelatinous future under global change? Impact of the newly invaded ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in northern Europe

***Monday August 13, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Cornelia Jaspers
National Institute of Aquatic Resources
Section for Ocean Ecology and Climate
Technical University of Denmark

Summer Student Fellow Presentations 8/9/2012

Yolimar Rivera Vazquez
University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
Physiology of Synechococcus spp. isolated from Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory
Heidi Sosik Lab

Matt Takata
Northwestern College
Investigations on the Pregnane Xenobiotic Receptor
John Stegeman Lab

Rosannae Chhouk
San Diego State University
The Image Flow Cytobot and the Environmental Sample Processor: How advances in Remote Sensing can shape our understanding of harmful algal blooms
Don Anderson Lab

Wildlife ecotoxicology of chlorinated dioxins and cytochrome P450 1A - The Lake Biwa cormorant story

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Akira Kubota
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Let my microbes go! The Red Sea and stress tolerance strategies of Prochlorococcus, cyanophage, and SAR11

Monday, July 30, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Luke Thompson
SABIC Postdoctoral Fellow
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Movements of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) - contrary to ordinary

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Brad Wetherbee
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Rhode Island

Placing ocean acidification into the wider context of global environmental change research

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Phil Boyd
Department of Chemistry
University of Otago, New Zealand

Short term high-CO2 exposure of larval bay scallops (Argopecten irradians) causes latent effects

Thursday, July 12, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Meredith White
Ph.D. Candidate, Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Low Energy Life: Using Transcriptomics and Single Cell Genomics to Study Uncultured Microbes in Energy-Limited Systems

***Wednesday July 11, 2012
Clark 507 ***12:00PM
Dr. Karen Lloyd
Holger W. Jannasch Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology
University of Tennessee

Life in the deep ocean subseafloor: How Microbes make a living in some of the least hospitable environments on Earth

***Monday July 9, 2012
Redfield Auditorium ***3:00PM
Dr. Karen Lloyd
Holger W. Jannasch Visiting Scholar
Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology
University of Tennessee

Marine metaproteomics - from simple to complex microbial assemblages

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Antje Gardebrecht
University of Greifswald, Germany

Bridging the Gulf: Generating and Translating Knowledge of Coupled Human-Ocean Systems

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Heather Leslie
Sharpe Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Brown University

Lateral Line-Mediated Prey Detection in a "Sonar Feeder" from Lake Malawi

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Jacqueline F. Webb
Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Rhode Island

Protist diversity and community dynamics in High Arctic Canadian lakes

***Wednesday June 13, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Sophie Charvet
PhD Candidate
Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Tangled up in blue: The role of fish larvae in the complex food webs of the oceanic plankton

***Monday June 11, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Joel Llopiz
Postdoctoral Scholar
Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Biochemical investigations into the ecology and ecotoxicology of algal toxins

Thursday June 7, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Juliette Smith
Postdoctoral Investigator
Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Plankton species biology and ecology in an Earth System Science context

***Monday June 4, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Phillip Assmy
Norwegian Polar Institute

Science for right whale conservation: an outsider's view

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Co-Sponsored With CINAR
Dr. Peter Corkeron
Leader, Large Whale Team
Protected Species Branch
NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Emerging Ecological Roles of Viruses in the Polar and Global Oceans

***Tuesday May 29, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Jennifer Brum
Post-doctoral Researcher
The University of Arizona

Critical oxygen levels and metabolic suppression in vertically-migrating oceanic animals in oxygen minimum zones

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Brad Seibel
Associate Professor
University of Rhode Island

Escaping the wall of death: a model for the grandmother effect

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Hal Caswell
Senior Scientist, Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanogrphic Institution

The Logical Structure of the World

***Wednesday May 16, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Edward M. Hulburt
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Phosphorus resource partitioning in the North Pacific subtropical gyre: new insights from single cell approaches

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Solange Duhamel
Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology Department

A statistical problem involving lobsters and Katz

Thursday, May 3, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
CINAR Co-Sponsored
Dr. Andy Solow
Director, Marine Policy Center

Eukaryotic communities from two adjacent Arctic fjords (Spitsbergen) with glacial melting

***Wednesday May 2, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr Anouk Piquet
University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Winter ecology of polynya and floe edge habitats in eastern Hudson Bay: impacts of climate and hydroelectric developments on sea ice ecosystems

***Monday, April 30, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Joel Heath
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Mathematical Biology Program
Dept. Mathematics, University of British Columbia

Phytoplankton Diversity and the Composition of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Mr. Jamie Becker
Ph.D. Candidate, Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Seal interactions with Cape Cod fisheries: Cooperative approaches to assessment and mitigation

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Mr. Owen Nichols
Director, Marine Fisheries Research, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Ph.D. Candidate, School for Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Should I stay or should I go? The role of dispersal in the ecology and evolution of reef corals

***Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Iliana Baums
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Penn State

Exploring the molecular (coping) mechanisms utilized by copepods to combat a stressful marine world

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Amalia Aruda
Ph.D. Candidate, Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Morphology and lipid biochemistry of fats associated with cetacean ears

Thursday, March 22 , 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Maya Yamato
Ph.D. Candidate, Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Macondo crude oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disrupts specific developmental processes during zebrafish embryogenesis

***Wednesday, March 21, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Michael Barresi
Assistant Professor
Smith College

Phytoplankton in a changing world

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Zoe Finkel
Canada Research Chair in Marine Environmental Ecology
Associate Professor
Environmental Science Program
Mount Allison University

Can benthivorous fish alter carbon dynamics in eutrophic reservoirs?

Thursday, March 8, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Amanda Spivak
Assistant Scientist, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, WHOI
co-sponsored event with CINAR

Models of optimal annual routines and zooplankton adaptations to seasonal environments

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Oystein Varpe
Norwegian Polar Institute

Exploring the genetic signatures of climate change resilience in American Samoan corals: transcriptomic profiling of stress resistant and susceptible corals in hot water

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Dan Barshis
Postdoctoral Scholar, Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University

Non-invasive imaging techniques and interactive 3D models reveal marine invertebrate anatomy

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Alexander Ziegler
Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University

From molecules to cells to ecosystems: Integrating Computational Structure-Function Analyses for the (Meta)Genome-scale Modeling of Metabolic Networks

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Ying Zhang
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Biology, WHOI

The Ecophysiology of Sea Butterflies: Understanding how environment impacts the distribution and metabolism of pteropods

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Amy Maas
Postdoctoral Scholar, Biology Department, WHOI

Short-term disturbance and the health of individuals and populations: approaches to quantify the potential biological significance of anthropogenic disturbance on cetaceans

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Patrick Miller, PhD
Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, Scotland

Inferring ecological dynamics on geological time scales: planktonic foraminifera, open ocean ecosystems, and global change

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Pincelli Hull
Post Doctoral Researcher
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

Leveraging molecular methods to improve water quality monitoring at beaches

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Elizabeth Halliday
JPh.D. Candidate, Joint Program in Biological Oceanography

Making Sense of Shark Senses: Multimodal Integration in Feeding Behavior

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Jayne Gardiner
University of South Florida

The neuronal basis of insect prey capture: Dragons vs Tigers

Thursday, November 17, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Paloma Gonzalez Bellido
Postdoctoral Scientist, MBL

Marine Zooplankton on the Loose: using molecular methods to examine biogeography and feeding ecology

Thursday, November 3, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Tatiana Rynearson
Assoc. Professor, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island

Harmful Algal Blooms in Thin Layers

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Lourdes Velo Suarez
Postdoctoral Fellow, WHOI, AOPE Department

Protistan Microbial Observatory in the Cariaco Basin

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. William Orsi
Postdoctoral Fellow, WHOI, Department of Geology & Geophysics

Climate dynamics and change in the equatorial Pacific: Implications for marine ecosystems

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Kristopher Karnauskas
Assistant Scientist, WHOI, Geology & Geophysics

The foraging strategies of the Antarctic fur seals, Arctocephalus gazella

*Tuesday, October 10, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Morgane Viviant
Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chize, France

From larval migration to population connectivity: modeling and observations

***Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Claire Paris
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Variation of the foraging success of southern elephant seal in relation to submesoscale oceanographic features

***Monday, September 26, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr Christophe Guinet
Centre d'Etude Biologique de Chize-CNRS, France

Neural and molecular control of circadian behavior in Drosophila

***Wednesday September 21, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Patrick Emery-Le
Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Responses to Environmental Signals and Stressors by the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Ann Tarrant
Assistant Scientist, WHOI

Tackling Marine Microbial Diversity

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Tom Bibby
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

Smelling Home: The use of olfactory cues for settlement site selection

Thursday, September 1, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Ms. Danielle Dixson
Guest Student, Thorrold Lab, WHOI

Structure and diversity in Atlantic and Pacific communities of the toxigenic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Kate Hubbard
Postdoctoral Scholar Biology Department
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
co-sponsored event with CINAR

Food Web Transfer, Toxicity and Detoxification of a Cyanobacterial Toxin

Thursday July 14, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Juliette Smith
Postdoctoral Investigator, WHOI Department of Biology
co-sponsored event with CINAR

Mechanisms of PAH Developmental Toxicity and Evolved Resistance: The Elizabeth River Killifish Story

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Richard Di Giulio
Professor Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

The Power of One: Redefining Microbial Genomics by Sequencing Individual Organisms

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Ramunas Stepanauskas
Director of Bigelow Single Cell Genomics Center, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

Tiny Cell, Global Impact: What Prochlorococcus can teach us about Life

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Penny Chisholm
Professor Dept. of Civil and Env. Engineering, Dept. of Biology, MIT

Peering into the lives of those gassy, electrifying microbes

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Peter R. Girguis
Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology, Harvard

Evolutionary Ecology of Adaptation to Toxic Dinoflagellates in a Marine Copepod

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Hans G. Dam
Professor and Associate Head, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Connecticut

Caribbean Mesophotic Coral Reefs and their Stability in Response to the Pacific Lionfish Invasion

Thursday, May 19, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Michael P. Lesser
Research Professor of Microbiology, University of New Hampshire

Using evolutionary gene networks to investigate genomic modifications in response to a parasitic lifestyle

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Chris Lane
Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences
University of Rhode Island

Toward a mechanistic understanding of the jumping behavior of zooplankton

Thursday, May 5 , 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Houshuo Jiang
Associate Scientist Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI

Arsenic: number one environmental health threat

Thursday April 28, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Joshua Hamilton
Senior Scientist, Bay Paul Center, MBL
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Brown University
Chief Academic and Scientific Officer, MBL

Merging biology and the physical sciences to understand marine larval ecology

Thursday, April 21, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Elisa Maldonado
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard

New frontiers of a re-emerging infectious disease: Giardia population biology and beyond

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Erica Lasek-Nesselquist
Postdoctoral Scientist, MBL

Physical structuring of the Mid-Atlantic ecosystem: The view from the COOL room

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 noon
co-Sponsored with CINAR
Dr. Oscar Schofield
Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab (RU COOL)

The use of allelochemicals to counter ascidian fouling in aquaculture

***Tuesday, April 5, 2011***
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Patrick Cahill
University of Auckland, New Zealand: PhD Student

Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks and the Control of Embryonic Patterning

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 noon
Dr. Joel Smith
MBL, Josephine Bay Paul Center

Uncertain sightings and the extinction of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Thursday March 24, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Andy Solow
WHOI, Director, Marine Policy Center

Diversity And Niche Adaptation In Marine Cyanobacteria

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Anton Post
Senior Scientist, Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biology Laboratory

The Census of Marine Life: Some Major Findings, Including Woods Hole Contributions

Thursday March 10, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Jesse Ausubel
Adjunct Scientist, Marine Policy Center, WHOI

Modeling impact of mesoscale eddies on biological productivity in the South China Sea and Gulf of Alaska

Thursday March, 3, 2011
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Fei Chai
Professor of Oceanography, University of Maine
co-sponsored Biology Department and CINAR

Beyond the abyss: an overview of the HADEEP project's research into life in the Hadal zone

Monday, December 20, 2010
Redfield Auditorium - 12:00 Noon
Dr. Alan Jamieson
Post Doc Research Fellow, Research Manager of HADEEP
Oceanlab, University of Aberdeen, Scotland U.K.