Science Seminars: Dec. 9 to 13

Monday, Dec. 9

“Integrative Genome-wide Studies to Elucidate Regulation of Lineage Choice in Hematopoiesis”
Tejaswini Mishra, Penn State
10 to 11 a.m., W-257 Millenium Science Complex
Contact: Ross Hardison, 814-863-0113

“Using Competing Magnetic Interactions and Structrual Instabilities to Control Macroscopic Behavior”
Philip Ryan, Argonne National Laboratory
Noon to 1 p.m., S-5 Osmond Laboratory
Contact: Denise Patton, 814-863-0007

“Splicing Under Stress: RNA-Seq Analysis of Alternative Splicing in Arabidopsis”
Ann Loraine, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Michael Axtell, 814-867-0241

“Viscous Instability of the Stable Poiseuille Flow”
Toan Nguyen, Penn State
12:20 to 1:30 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Mechanics of Protein Adhesion”
Melik C. Demirel, Penn State
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Novel Virulence Genes in Erwinia Amylovora, the Fire Blight Pathogen”
Laura Ramos-Sepulveda, Penn State University
3:35 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Plant Pathology Department, 814-865-7448

(title to be announced)
Ayse Sahin, DePaul University
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Modus Operandi of Molecular Killers: Dis3L2, an RNase II-like Exoribonuclease Discloses a Novel RNA Degradation Pathway”
Cecilia M. Arraiano, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal)
4 to 5 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Paul Babitzke, 814-865-0002

“Podcasting Nutrition Education: The Impact of an Omega-3 Shopping Companion Podcast on Food Purchases”
Debra Palmer, Rutgers University
4 to 5 p.m., 110C Chandlee Laboratory
Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“Adaptive Management of Foot-and-Mouth Disease: A Scenario in the Feedlots in Lubbock, Texas”
Will Probert, Penn State
4 to 5 p.m., 105 Forest Resources Building
Contact: David Watts

Tuesday, Dec. 10

“High Temperature Superconductivity: A Scientific Crisis Awaiting a Paradigm Shift”
Jorge Hirsch, University of California San Diego
11 a.m. to noon, 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Jorge Sofo, 814-777-3450

(title to be announced)
Piotr K. Janicki, Penn State Hershey
11 a.m. to noon, Room CG628 at Hershey; with video to 519 Wartik Lab

“Anosov Flows on 3-manifolds, I.”
Thomas Barthelme, Penn State
3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“The Temporal Structure of Cognition: What Do We Know About the Speed of Thought?”
Brad Wyble, Penn State
4 to 5 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
Contact: Milton Cole

“Toward a Molecular Understanding of Adaptive Immunity”
Kendall Smith, Cornell University
4 to 5 p.m., 100 Life Sciences, Berg Auditorium and Live Stream
Contact: Vandana Kalia, 814-863-8533

“The Fourth Revolution in Urban Water Systems”
David Sedlak, University of California, Berkeley
4:15 to 5:15 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Student Association of EMS, 814-863-2751

Wednesday, Dec. 11

“Infectious Complications Following Prostate Needle Biopsy: An Increasing Problem with Need for Solution ”
Jay Raman, Penn State Hershey
11 a.m. to noon, 301D Life Sciences Building
Contact: Kristin Cox, 814-865-7696

“Polar Bear Fever”
44-minute video
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“Cosmology, Superconducting Technology and the South Pole Telescope”
Clarence Chang, Argonne National Laboratory
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 339 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Miguel Mostafa, 814-865-4306

“Physical Mechanisms Controlling Self-Aggregation of Convection in Idealized Modeling Simulations”
Allison Wing, MIT
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Representations in the Brain: The Why, What and How of Symbolic Representations”
John Collins, Penn State
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 7A Sparks Building with video conference to Hershey CG628
Contact: Paula Droege

“Winds, Winds Everywhere: Radiatively Driven Outflows from Supermassive Black Holes”
Sarah Gallagher, University of Western Ontario
4 to 5 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

Thursday, Dec. 12

“PAD Inhibitors Integrate Oxidative Stress, ER Stress and ATF4 Gene Network To Attack The Achilles' Heel Of Cancer”
Shu Wang, Penn State
9 to 10 a.m., 011 Life Sciences Building
Contact: Yanming Wang, 814-865-3775

“Progress in Fundamental Understanding of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing”
Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, University of Tennessee
9:45 to 10:45 a.m., 26 Hosler Building
Contact: Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

“Study of the Life Cycle of Pathogenic Vibrio Cholerae”
Andrew Camilli, Tufts University
11 a.m. to noon, W-203 Millennium Science Complex
Contact: Eleanore Sternberg

“The Story of a Strange Function”
Rob Rhoades, Stanford
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensing at Surfaces with Nanostructured Topology”
Andrew C. Hillier, Iowa State University
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 102 Chemistry Building
Contact: Enrique Gomez, 814-867-3428

“Time-resolved Structural Studies of Nucleotidyl-transfer Reaction in RNA Polymerases and the Structural Basis of Bacterial Transcription Initiation”
Ritwika Basu, Penn State
1 to 2 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Katsuhiko Murakami, 814-865-2758

“Regularity, Long-Time Behavior and Absence of Anomalous Dissipation of Energy for the Forced 2-D Surface Quasigeostrophic Equation”
Peter Constantin, Princeton University
3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Disappearance of Reactor Neutrinos: Daya Bay and Beyond”
Karsten Heeger, Yale University
4 to 5:30 p.m., 117 Osmond Laboratory
Contact: Douglas Cowen, 814-863-5943

Friday, Dec. 13

“The Fate of Exoplanetary Systems and the Consequences for White Dwarf Pollution”
Dimitri Veras, University of Warwick
Noon to 1 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, 814-865-0418

Cancellations and additions will be noted on weekly Science Seminar listings at http://science.psu.edu/science-seminars

Last Updated December 04, 2013