University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

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Biology welcomes Nick Ralston for seminar Nov. 1

Biology is pleased to announce that this weeks seminar speaker is Nick Ralston, EERC research scientist. The seminar, titled “Angels and Demons: Selenium and mercury in the environment and in our food,” is from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in 141 Starcher Hall. – Anna Strandell, Biology, 777.2621, anna.strandell@UND.edu.

University of Manitoba faculty to present biology seminar Oct. 11

Barb Sharonowski, assistant professor from the University of Manitoba, Department of Entomology will be giving a seminar titled, “The Evolution of Introns: New Insights from Insects.” The seminar will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in 141 Starcher Hall. — Anna Strandell, Biology, 777.2621, anna.strandell@UND.edu.

Ken Drees retirement reception set for Feb. 22

A retirement reception for Ken Drees, research specialist in biology, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the Memorial Union River Valley Room. Ken has served the UND for more than 13 years. During that time, he played an integral part in the Biology Department, not only as a research technician [...]

Biology faculty candidate to present seminar Feb. 19

Dipak Barua, a faculty candidate for the Systems Biology position within the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled “Investigation of autophagic vesicle dynamics in single cells: a data-driven mathematical and computational modeling study” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in 141 Starcher Hall. Dipak Barua received his bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Bangladesh University [...]

Biology welcomes faculty candidate Shahid Mukhtar March 1

Shahid Mukhtar, a faculty candidate for the Systems Biology position within the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled “Making the Right Connections: How to Get the Edge in Systems Biology” noon Friday, March 1, in 141 Starcher Hall. Shahid Mukhtar received his doctoral degree in Plant Microbe Interactions/Genetics from Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding [...]

Biology seminar scheduled for Jan. 18

Jill Weimer, Children’s Health Research Center at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, S.D. will present a seminar titled “The CRMP2/CLN6/KLC4 signaling complex: A key regulatory mediator of vesicular transport and neuropediatric disease” at noon Friday, Jan. 18, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. — Jeannie Lewis, office manager, Biology, 777.2622, jeannie.lewis@UND.edu.

Systems biology candidate to present seminar Dec. 6

Stephen Ramsey, a faculty candidate for the systems biology position in the biology department, will present a seminar titled “An integrative systems approach to understanding cell type-specific gene regulatory networks: application to macrophages” noon Thursday, Dec. 6, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Ramsey received his doctoral degree in physics from the [...]

Systems biology candidate to present seminar Dec. 3

Hendrik Szurmant, a faculty candidate for the biology department’s systems biology position, will present a seminar titled “Protein Interactions and Conformations Deduced from Diverse Sequencing Databases” at noon Tuesday, Dec. 3, in 101 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Hendrik Szurmant received his doctoral degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [...]

Biology candidate to give seminar Nov. 20

Tomas Helikar, a candidate for the systems biology faculty position in the biology department, will present “Large-scale dynamical models in disease” at noon Tuesday, Nov. 20, in 141 Starcher Hall. Helikar received his Ph.D. in computational systems biology/bioinformatics from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010. He is now a research associate in the [...]

Professor Emeritus Omer Larson to present seminar

Omer Larson, professor emeritus, Biology, will present a seminar titled “Plague – Mostly From a Liberal Arts Perspective” at noon Friday, Feb. 3, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. — Jeannie Lewis, Biology, 777-2622, jeannie.lewis@email.und.edu.

Biology faculty candidate seminar set for Jan. 27

Tristan Darland, a candidate for the Animal Physiology position in the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled “Using Zebrafish to Model the Physiology, Behavior and Genetics of Addiction” at noon Friday, Jan. 27, in 141 Starcher Hall. Darland received his Ph.D. from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1998. He started out working on a [...]

Biology candidate to present seminar Jan. 23

Kim H. Brown, a candidate for the Animal Physiology position in the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled “Genomic effects of Environmental Estrogens” at noon Monday, Jan. 23, in 141 Starcher Hall. Brown received his Bachelors of Science at Northern Arizona University in 1993 receiving an Extended Major in Biology (Fish and Wildlife Management [...]

Biology candidate to present seminar Jan. 20

Tyler Evans, a faculty candidate for the Animal Physiology position in the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled “Genomic Approaches to Environmental Physiology: climate change to conservation” at noon Friday, Jan. 20, in 141 Starcher Hall. Tyler Evans is an environmental physiologist interested in determining how shifts in abiotic variables affect organism function. He [...]

Biology faculty seminar is Aug. 26

Diane Darland will be presenting a seminar titled, “The ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of neural development” at noon Friday, Aug. 26, in 141 Starcher Hall. All are welcome to attend. — Anna Strandell, Biology, 777-2621, anna.strandell@email.und.com.

Biology candidate to present seminar Jan. 28

Brian Darby, a candidate for the Integrative Biology position within the Department of Biology, will present a seminar titled “Soil microfauna as model communities to integrate ecology with genomics” at noon Friday, Jan. 28, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Darby completed his master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation at the University of Toledo, Ohio, and University of [...]

Integrative Biology faculty candidate to present seminar Jan. 19

Tyler Evans, a candidate for the Integrative Biology position, will present a seminar, “Towards a systems-based approach to environmental physiology: probing the significance of gene expression in fish” at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in 141 Starcher Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Evans earned his Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada under the [...]

Jeff Vaughan to give faculty seminar

Jeff Vaughan will present a seminar titled “Vector Biology Research at UND” at noon Friday, Sept. 3, in 141 Starcher Hall. Vaughan received his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He began as a research assistant professor in the Biology Department here at UND in 1999, and was hired as an assistant professor in 2000, being [...]

Biology faculty candidate to present seminar

Forest Isbell will present a seminar titled “Processes influencing biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and stability in grasslands” at noon Friday, April 30, in 141 Starcher Hall. Forest Isbell is currently a doctoral candidate in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology program at Iowa State University. His research has explored the mechanisms that maintain both biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in [...]

Biology faculty candidate to present seminar April 18

Steve Windels, a faculty candidate for the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled “The Role of Mammalian Herbivores in Structuring Biological Communities” at noon Monday, April 18, in 141 Starcher Hall. All are welcome to attend. Steve Windels has been an Ecologist at Voyageurs National Park (MN) since 2003. He received his Ph.D. from [...]

Biology faculty candidate to present seminar April 23

Kathryn Yurkonis, a faculty candidate for the Biology Department, will present a seminar titled “Connecting pattern and process: Effects of initial plant arrangement on grassland establishment” at noon Friday, April 23, in 105 Starcher Hall. All are welcome to attend. Yurkonis’ research aims to understand how grassland communities assemble and change through time by integrating [...]

Biology seminar scheduled for Feb. 17

Marissa Ahlering, prairie ecologist with the Nature Conservancy and adjunct assistant professor of Biology, will present a seminar titled “Finding a home in a haystack: Habitat use for grassland birds in the Northern Great Plains” beginning at noon Wednesday, Feb. 17, in 141 Starcher Hall. Marissa Ahlering received her Ph.D. in Biology from the University [...]