Departmental Seminars

Integrative Biology Departmental seminars are held each Thursday at 12:30 PM EST. Seminars are hosted in person and remotely via Microsoft Teams. To attend, please click the link or contact biology@usf.edu.


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SPring 2024 UPcoming Seminars

Date Speaker

February 29

CMC 147, Tampa Campus

Dr. Michelle Spicer, Lehigh University
Drivers of plant diversity in temperate and tropical forest communities

March 7

CMC 147, Tampa Campus


March 21

CMC 147, Tampa Campus


March 28

CMC 147, Tampa Campus

Dr. Harioum Yadav, University of South Florida
Topic TBA

April 4

CMC 147, Tampa Campus


April 11

CMC 147, Tampa Campus

Dr. Patricia G. Parker, University of Missouri St. Louis
Understanding Disease Threats to the Galapagos Avifauna: Mitigation Strategies

April 18

CMC 147, Tampa Campus

Nichole M. Tiernan, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
Topic TBA

April 25

CMC 147, Tampa Campus

Dr. Sahas Barve, Archbold Biological Station
Topic TBA

Seminar Recordings*

FALL 2023

Dr. Heather Judkins, University of South Florida
Insights into Cephalopod Research: What Does Heather Do With Her Time? 
August 24, 2023

Dr. George Philippidis, University of South Florida
Algal Strain Development via Adaptive Evolution and Mutagenesis Assisted by Multi-omics
August 31, 2023

Dr. Ryan Carney, University of South Florida
Digital Dinosaurs & Diseases: from Archaeopteryx to Zika
September 7, 2023

Dr. J. Sean Doody, University of South Florida
Over Yonder and Down Under: My Last Six Years in Research
September 14, 2023

Dr. Yu Zeng, University of South Florida
Rolling, Tangling and Flapping: Shape-shifting in Evolution of Novel Performance Scales 
September 21, 2023 | Not recorded per speaker request

Dr. Joseph L. Graves, North Carolina A&T
Racism, Not Race: Answers to Critically Asked Questions
September 28, 2023

Dr. Mohamed Elhamdadi, University of South Florida
Using the Mathematics of Knotting to Understand Protein Folding
October 20, 2023

Dr. Larry Dishaw, University of South Florida
Obeying universal laws: an ascidian model system reveals phylogenetic principles regulating microbial colonization of gut mucosal surfaces
October 26, 2023 | Not recorded per speaker request

Dr. Anthony Snead, New York University
Responses to Environmental Change Across Biological Scales in an Intertidal Fish 
November 2, 2023 

Dr. Tad Dallas, University of South Carolina
The Macroecology of Host-Helminth Interactions
November 9, 2023

Dr. Francisco C. Ferreira, Texas A&M University
Avian malaria in Hawai‘i: dissecting vector-parasite interactions of a conservation threat
November 16, 2023

Dr. Vania R. Assis, University of South Florida
Beyond Boundaries: ecoimmunology in wild amphibians and mice
November 30, 2023


Dr. Deby Cassill, University of South Florida
Advances in Models of Altruism
January 18, 2024

Dr. Tyler Carrier, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research
Sea urchins and their developmental symbioses
January 25, 2024 | Recording not available

Dr. Robert Quinn, Michigan State University
Metabolomics approaches to understand the coral holobiont response to thermal stress
February 1, 2024 

Dr. Lucas Griffin, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Unraveleing the Migratory Mysteries of Atlantic Tarpon: Fundamental Approaches for Actionable Science
February 8, 2024 | Recording not available

Dr. Pedro Peres, Florida International University
From shallow to the deep, molecules to communities: a quest to understand marine biodiversity
February 13, 2024 | Recording not available

Dr. Amy Boddy, UC Santa Barbara
Adapting to adversity: Exploring cancer in the animal kingdom 
February 15, 2024

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