All seminars begin at 3:30 pm in the Collins Building, room 278
Pre-seminar refreshments will be provided in the lobby at 3:15 p.m. (Please remember no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium)
Wednesday, January 21
Good vibrations: habitat soundscapes for early life stages of marine organisms
Ashlee Lillis, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Department of Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University
Dr. Lillis is a marine ecologist studying the early life history stages of marine organisms. She strives to better understand how patterns of larval behavior, sensory cues and physical processes interact to affect the settlement and recruitment of marine invertebrates.
Her general research interests lie in marine invertebrate larval ecology, particularly in how environmental factors, like sound, influence larval dispersal and attachment to substrate. During Dr. Lillis’ talk, the audience will have an opportunity to experience what an underwater soundscape is and listen to some recordings.
In addition to scuba diving and ultimate Frisbee, Dr. Lillis works with cartoonists to translate her research into a more accessible format for the public.
Wednesday, February 18
Patrick Treuthardt, Ph.D.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Laboratory
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Wednesday, March 18
Todd Talarico, Ph.D.
Research Triangle Park
Wednesday, April 15
Emily Derbyshire, Ph.D.
Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Past Science Seminar Topics
Improving Art Conservation and Clinical Diagnosis Using Novel Molecular Imaging
The Struggle to Contain Ebola – from Outbreak to Epidemic
Fish Tales: Rise and Fall of the Lionfish and River Herring
Social environmental effects on primate gene regulation and evolution
Thymus Transplantation for Complete DiGeorge Anomaly
The Future of Energy
Cannibalistic Tadpoles: Altered developmental programs underlying their novel gut morphology
An Introduction to Biotech Product Development: The Story of Bioengineered Veins
Electrochemistry in the Driver's Seat
The Science and Technology of Concussion Prevention
Molecular Insights into Southeast Asian Amphibian and Reptile Diversity and Conservation
Are Designer Babies on the Way?
Taking Advantag of Disaster: The Microbial Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Bioengeneering the the Common Silkworm to Produce Biomimetic Spider Silk
Bioreactors for Air Pollution Control: How Bacteria Can Treat Industrial Pollution