Comparative Physiology Invited Speaker Series

Spring 2017

Seminars on Mondays @ 4:30 pm Biological Sciences Building room 2200

(unless otherwise indicated under the date)

 

Cookies and coffee @ 4.15 pm

To update title/speaker changes, please contact
Colin Brauner (
brauner”at”zoology”dot”ubc”dot”ca)

 

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk

Host Lab

Jan. 9

Davide Pacitti,

UBC

Using zebrafish to guide novel beta-cell therapies for diabetes.

Brauner

Jan. 16

No Seminar

Jan. 23

Peter Wainwright

UC Davis

Functional innovation and diversity in fishes.

Altshuler

Jan. 30

Jason Blank

Cal Poly State University

Gym, pub or both? Combined effects of exercise and ethanol in the rat.

Schulte

Feb. 6

Bill Marshall

St Francis Xavier University

The sodium shunt in salt  secreting epithelia of vertebrates: A regulated paracellular pathway.

Schulte

Feb. 13

No Seminar

Family Day

Feb. 20

No Seminar

Midterm Break

 

Feb. 27

Jeremy Goldbogen

Stanford University

Insights into the underwater behavior, species interactions, and biomechanics of baleen whales using integrated video and inertial sensors.

Shadwick

Mar. 6

Vincent Careau University of Ottawa

Energetics, behaviour and performance: trait (co)variance across genotypes, phenotypes and species.

Altshuler

Mar. 13

John Onukwufor

UBC

The impact of multiple environmental stressors on aquatic organisms "can mitochondria provide a clue.”

Richards

Mar. 20

Hochachka Lecture

Bill Driedzic

Memorial University

TBA

Schulte

Mar. 27

Lauren Chapman

McGill University

Hot fish and hypoxia: Effects of environmental stressors on energetics and performance of African inland fishes.

Richards

Apr. 3

Bret Tobalske University of Montana

Taking to the Air: The biomechanics and ecology of transitional flight in birds.

Altshuler

Apr. 10

Jerry Dempsey University of Wisconsin

Quantifying Chemosensitivity.

Brauner

 

Fall 2016

 

Date

Speaker

Title of Talk

Host Lab

Sept. 12

(AERL 120)

Gosline Lecture: Mimi Koehl, UC Berkeley

Locomoting in a turbulent world.

Atlshuler/

Shadwick

Sept. 19

(AERL 120)

William Hoar Lecture:

John Steffensen,

U. Copenhagen

"Old and cold: Biology of the Greenland shark Microcephalus somniosus.

Shadwick

Sept. 26

Josep Planas

University of Barcelona

Zebrafish on the move: a useful vertebrate model for investigating mechanisms underlying the regulation of skeletal and cardiac muscle mass by swimming.

Brauner

Oct. 3

Nicholas Bernier

University of Guelph

Early life environmental challenges and the stress response in zebrafish.

Brauner

Oct. 10

No Seminar

Thanksgiving

Oct. 17

Kiran Soma

UBC

Roles of local steroid synthesis in the nervous and immune systems.

Brauner

Oct. 24

Bill Sheel

UBC

Respiratory-cardiovascular interactions during exercise in humans: is there a sex

difference?

Altshuler

Oct. 31

Beaty Aud.

12-1

Alex Little, RSMAS U. Miami

Regulators of Plasticity: molecular determinants of fitness in changing environments.

Auld

Nov. 3 (Th)

Beaty Aud.

12:30-1:30

Matthew Toomey, School of Medicine, Washington U.

A bird's-eye view of visual ecology: understanding functional adaptation 

through carotenoid metabolism.

Altshuler

Nov. 7

Beaty Aud.

12-1

Paula Duarte Guterman, Centre for Brain Health, UBC

Comparative physiology of sex steroids: from development to brain function.

Schulte

Nov. 9 (W)

Beaty Aud.

3-4

Kakani Katija, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, CA

Giant larvaceans in the deep sea: How new technology reveals a hidden fluid world.

Matthews

Nov. 17 (Th)

Beaty Aud.

12:30-1:30

Scott Parks, Scientific Research Center of Monaco

From cancer to marine physiology: Investigating hypoxia tolerance and cellular metabolism via genomic editing.

Brauner

Nov 18 (Fri)

BioSci 4223

3-4

Denis Cabot

DFO

Simultaneous effects of 

temperature and pH on hypoxia tolerance of 

Northern shrimp.

Farrell

Nov 21

Joel Levine

University of Toronto, Mississauga

Synchrony in Drosophila melanogaster: from peripheral cells to group dynamics

Gordon/

Altshuler

Nov 23 (W)

BioSci 4223

2:30-3:30

Barrie Frost,

Queens University

Navigation during migration In birds, butterflies and moths.

 

Altshuler

Nov. 28

Chris Guglielmo

University of Western Ontario

Integrating lab and field studies to understand migration physiology of birds and bats.

Milsom/

Altshuler