Darwin FestivalSM 2021


Salem State University

Department of Biology

Schedule of Events

8 - 12 February 2021

 

 

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Monday, 8 February 2021 Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

11:00 a.m.

The evolution of human skin color gets more interesting by the day

Nina G. Jablonski, Pennsylvania State University Department of Anthropology

2:00 p.m.

Environment x everything interactions: From protein evolution to the stories of us

C. Brandon Ogbunu, Yale University Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Sponsored by Bruce Perry and the Campus Center

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, 9 February 2021 Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

11:00 a.m.

Highlights from the Northeast chapter of Fourth National Climate Assessment: Implications for natural hazards

Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, University of Vermont Department of Geography, and Vermont State Climatologist

Sponsored by the Department of Geography and Sustainability

2:00 p.m.

Environmental and physiological regulators of symbiosis in reef-building corals

Hanny E. Rivera, Boston University Department of Biology

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

11:00 a.m.

Human serum albumin (HSA) - Drug complexes and “biochemical signatures” for specific disease

Fidelis Manyanga, Salem State University Department of Chemistry and Physics

Sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Physics

2:00 p.m.

Through a web, darkly: Sex, death, and adaptation in Widow spiders

Maydianne C. B. Andrade, University of Toronto, Scarborough Department of Biological Sciences

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 11 February 2021 Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

 

11:00 a.m.

The origins of wound behavior – Pathways leading to healing or reinjury

Cecelia C. Yates, University of Pittsburgh Department of Health Promotion & Development

2:00 p.m.

Socio-eco-evo dynamics in cities: Exploring how society shapes the biology of cities

Christopher J. Schell, University of Washington, Tacoma Department of Sciences and Mathematics

 

 

 

 

Friday, 12 February 2021 Charles Albert Read Science Lectures

Biology Alumni day!

 

11:00 a.m.

Utilizing systems analysis to understand the chemical language of the Rhizosphere

Ayanna Jones, Emory University Department of Chemistry

2:00 p.m.

Salty microglia: Gaining mechanistic insight into sodium-dependent hypertension

Jesse Moreira, Boston University Department of Health Sciences