Science Seminars: March 3 to 7

Monday, March 3

“Protein Redox Regulation in Guard Cell Hormone Signal Transduction”
Sixue Chen, University of Florida
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Sarah Assmann, 814-863-9579

“Regulation of Cellular Morphogenesis During Fungal Development”
Steve Harris, University of Nebraska
3:30 to 5 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

“Character Rigidity and its Consequences”
Jesse Peterson, Vanderbilt University
3:35 to 5:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“NHANES Nutrition Data -- An Overview, Recent Analyses and Opportunities”
Amy Branum, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4 to 5 p.m., 008 Mueller Laboratory
Contact: Tammy Holtzinger, 814-865-3448

“Fatty Acid Biosynthesis and Degradation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa”
Timothy C. Meredith, Harvard Medical School
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory
Contact: Don Bryant, 814-865-1992

“From Individuals, To Populations, To Communities: When Does Personality Matter?”
Jonathan Pruitt, University of Pittsburgh
4 to 5 p.m., 112 Borland Laboratory
Contact: Brad Carlson, 814-867-2252

Tuesday, March 4

“(title to be announced)”
Stephen G. Simpson, Penn State
2:30 to 3:45 p.m., 315 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Slow Entropy and Lyapunov Exponents”
Changguang Dong, Penn State
3:30 to 6 p.m., 216 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“(title to be announced)”
John Higgins, Princeton University
4 to 5 p.m., 22 Deike Building
Contact: Department of Geosciences, 814-865-7394

“Hierarchical Interpolative Factorization”
Lexing Ying, Stanford University
4 to 5 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Wednesday, March 5

“From Genotypes to Phenotypes: New Computational Tools to Study Population Genomics”
Oscar Bedoya Reina, Penn State 
8 to 9 a.m., 519 Wartik Laboratory

“Advancing Sustainable Wood Energy in Pennsylvania”
Michael T. Palko, DCNR Bureau of Forestry
10 to 11 a.m., C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory
Contact: EMS Energy Institute, 814-865-4575

“Secret Life of Materials - Plastics”
EMS Library Film Series
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., 105 Deike Building
Contact: EMS Library, 814-863-7073

“Understanding How Vaccination and Particular Virulence Factors Contribute to Bordetella Transmission”
William Smallridge, Penn State
2 to 3 p.m., W-203 Millennium Science Complex

“(title to be announced)”
Akua Awuku-Asa, University of California, Riverside
3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 112 Walker Building
Contact: Department of Meteorology, 814-863-8566

“Center for Dynamics and Geometry Colloquium”
Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland
3:35 to 4:35 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“A Galactic Scale Gravitational Wave Observatory”
Maura McLaughlin, University of West Virginia
3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 538 Davey Laboratory
Contact: Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 814-865-0418

“Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Awake Rodents”
Nanyin Zhang, Penn State 
4 to 5 p.m., 108 Wartik Laboratory with Video to Hershey COM Room CG623
Contact: Sheri Berenbaum, 814-865-6140

Thursday, March 6

“A Biochemical Investigation of Cellulose Synthase from Gluconacetobacter Hansenii”
John McManus, Penn State 
11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 101 Althouse Laboratory
Contact: Dr. Ming Tien, 814-863-1165

“Congruences and R=T Theorems”
Krzysztof Klosin, City University of New York
11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 106 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“High Mobility Conducting Metal Oxides - Gateway Materials for Mid-IR Plasmonics”
Jon-Paul Maria, North Carolina State University
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 26 Hosler Building
Contact: Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 814-865-4992

“(title to be announced)”
Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland, College Park
2:30 to 3:20 p.m., 113 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

“Quasiergodic Hypothesis and Arnold Diffusion in Dimension 3”
Vadim Kaloshin, University of Maryland
3:35 to 4:25 p.m., 114 McAllister Building
Contact: Department of Mathematics, 814-865-7527

Friday, March 7
“From Trichomes and Insects to Innovating Biotechnology in Industry: Food for Thought for Transitioning from Academia to Industry”
Don Walters, Agarigen Biotechnology
11:05 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., 107 ASI Building
Contact: Diana Cox-Foster, 814-865-1022

“Microbial Transformations of Mycotoxins”
Anita Behari, Penn State
12:15 to 1:10 p.m., 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Contact: Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, 814-865-7448

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

Last Updated February 27, 2014