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Science Seminar Series

Spring 2014

Jan. 30

"The Influence of Landscape Properties of Agricultural Drainage Systems on Contaminants Mitigation"

Ms. Oluwayinka Iseyemi
EVS Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jerry Farris

2:00 p.m., ABI 107

Feb. 14

"Synaptic Plasticity Impairment by Aß in Alzheimer's Disease and Restoration by Nicotine"

Ms. Swapnali Halder
MBS Ph.D. Candidacy Exam
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Amy Pearce

11:30 a.m., ABI 107

Feb. 17

"Recombinant Production of an Interleukin-22 as a Natural Immune Stimulant for Improved Aquacultured Fish Health"

Ms. Lana Elkins
MBS Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Maureen Dolan

2:00 p.m., ABI 107

March 11

"An Exploration of Protein Structure:  Prediction, Alignment and Theoretical Interactions:

Mr. Cody Ashby
MBS Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by: Dr. Xiuzhen Huang

2:30 p.m., ABI 220

March 12

"Insect Experiments Reveal Idiosyncratic Warming Responses Across Latitude and Ecological Hierarchy"

Dr. Shannon Pelini
Bowling Green State University

Hosted by:  Dr. Travis Marsico

4:00 p.m., LSE 219

March 19

"Co-Clustering:  Approaches and Applications"

Mr. Cody Ashby
MBS Ph.D. Students
Arkansas State University

Hosted by:  Dr. Xiuzhen Huanf

4:00 p.m., LSE 219

March 27

"White Nose Syndrome of Bats:  Lipid Profiling and Enzyme Identification in a Host/Pathogen System"

Mr. Evan Pannkuk
EVS Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Tom Risch

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

April 1

"Development of a Bead-Based Suspension Array for Detection and Differentiation of Salmonella SPP. in Poultry"

Mr. Muhsin Aydin
MBS Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. David Gilmore

1:00 p.m., ABI 107

April 2

"Using Field and Lab Based Root Phenomics to Quantify the Effects of Long-Term Recurrent Selection for Agronomic Traits in Maize"

Dr. Chris Topp
Donald Danforth Center

Hosted by:  Dr. Argelia Lorence

4:00 p.m., LSE 219

April 7

"Relations of Diatom Communities and Land-Use Characteristics to Water Quality in Connected Depressions Within the Cache River Watershed, Arkansas, USA"

Mr. David Burge
EVS MS Thesis Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Travis Marsico

9:00 a.m., ABI 107

April 9

"A Universal Mammalian miRNA Predictor by Supervised Machine Learning Using C5.0 Decision Trees"

Dr. Philip Hudson Williams
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Hosted by:  Dr. Malathi Srivatsan

4:00 p.m., LSE 219

April 15

"Data Mining Methods in Personalized Medicine"

Dr. James J. Chen
Director, Biostatistics Branch, NCTR, USFDA

Hosted by:  Dr. Xiuzhen Huang

3:00 p.m., ABI 107

April 16

"Financial Literacy"

Dr. Kathleen Carrick and Julianna Lindsay
ASU Dept. of Social Work

Hosted by:  Dr. Erick Gilbert

4:00 p.m., LSE 219

April 23

"Water Quality Assessment of the Lower Cashe River Watershed"

Mr. Carlos Rosade-Berrios
EVS Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal Defense
Arkansas State University

Mentored by:  Dr. Jennifer Bouldin

10:00 a.m., ABI 107

April 30

"GM Crops and Regulatory Science:  An Evolving Registration Process Affected by Changes in Science and Public Opinion"

Dr. Gary Bannon
Consultant of Regulatory Science Ag Biotech, St. Louis, MO

Hosted by:  Dr. Argelia Lorence

4:00 p.m., ABI 107