Spring 2016 Science Seminars

All Seminars will be held each THURSDAY in Powell Hall Auditorium at 4pm.

Powell Hall is located next door to the Bailey Science Center

January 28               

Pecan truffles in Georgia

Dr. Tim Brenneman, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA

Hosting Dept: Biology

February 4

Adventures in developing a new genetic model: The mangrove killifish

Dr. Brian Ring, Department of Biology, Valdosta State University

Hosting Dept: Biology

February 11

Introduction to Epigenetics

Dr. Jonghoon Kang, Department of Biology, VSU

Hosting Dept: VSU

February 18


Keren Rozensher, DVM with

Field Veterinary Medical Officer; USDA APHIS Veterinary Services

Hosting Dept: Biology

February 25

Digitizing and Mobilizing Biodiversity Data: Promoting Scientific Discovery

Dr. Gil Nelson, Department of Biological Sciences at Florida State University 

Hosting Dept: Biology

March 3

Intellectual Property and Undergraduate Research; From Artificial Reefs to Tuberculosis

Dr. Thomas Manning, Department of Chemistry, VSU

Hosting Dept: Chemistry

March 10


Dr. Dietlind Gerloff, Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution

Hosting Dept: Biology

March 17

Spring Break Week

March 24

Echoes from a Galaxy’s Heart: Reverberation Mapping of Active Galactic Nuclei

Dr. Kenneth Rumstay Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, VSU

Hosting Dept: Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences


March 31

Diagnostic PCR Reveals Diversity in Diets of  Meiofaunal Flatworms

Dr. Julian Smith III, Winthrop University

Hosting Dept:Biology

April 7

Implementation and Analysis of Probabilistic Fault Containment Algorithms

Dr. Anurag Dasgupta, Department of Mathematics and Computer science

Hosting Dept: Math and Computer science

April 14

What’s going on in that herbarium anyway?

Dr. Richard Carter, Department of Biology, Valdosta State University

Hosting Dept: Biology

April 21

Corporate Values and Disciplines and the “CJB Way"

Clinton Beeland, CEO CJB Industries

 Hosting Dept: Chemistry