Wells College Science Colloquium
Fall 2009

Science Colloquium features speakers in all areas of the sciences, including Wells students and faculty, and researchers from other institutions. Science Colloquium meets on Fridays during the fall and spring semesters from 12:40 to 1:30 in Stratton Hall 209. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please contact Professor Scott Heinekamp or Professor Christina Wahl

Friday, September 4 Summer Research and Internship Poster Session in Stratton Atrium, 12:30-1:30pm (sponsor: Professor Godert)
Friday, September 11 Jay Ardai, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University (host: Professor Heinekamp): Ocean Science on Top of, in, and under the Sea
Friday, September 18 Dr. Sarah Veatch, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University (host: Professor Godert): Lipid Rafts Reach a Critical Point
Friday, September 25 Kate Lankin Frederick '04 (host: Professor Wahl): Effects of Temperature and Growth Rate on Metabolism of Larval and Juvenile Haddock (/Melanogrammus aeglefinus/) (
Friday, October 2 Stephanie Jones '06, Department of Chemistry, Syracuse University (host: Professor Bailey): Solid State Coordination Chemistry: Structural Diversity of the Bimetallic Copper-Molybdodiphosphonate System
Friday, October 16 Magdalen Lindeberg, Senior Research Associate, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University (host: Professor Collmer): Understanding Host-Pathogen Interactions through Genome Analysis
Friday, October 23 Greg Sloan, Cornell University (host: Professor Heinekamp): The Spitzer Space Telescope and the Dusty Universe
Friday, October 30 Joanne Fortune (host: Professor Wahl): Ovarian Function
Friday, November 6 Katherine McCullough, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University (host: Professor Godert): X-Ray Crystallography and Insights Into Enzyme Structure and Function
Friday, November 13 John McAuliffe, Honeywell International (host: Tom Vawter): The Reclamation of Onondaga Lake
Friday, November 20 Sean Hammond, Cornell University (host: Professor Wahl): Emergent Properties of Plants Competing in Silico for Space and Light  
Monday, November 23 (senior thesis presentation) Jade Cassalia Genetic Variation in Dopamine Genes Increases Susceptibility to Drug Addiction  
Monday, November 30 (senior thesis presentations) Lara Duffney The Neurobiochemistry of Opiate Addiction & Samantha Thomas Organophosphates and Their Effects on a Developing Fetus  
Friday, December 4 (senior thesis presentations) Courtney DeFord "Fluctuating Asymmetry: A Costly Indicator of Genetic Quality in Secondary Sexual Characteristics & Mark Ketola Wiki Video Gamin: The User/Developer

Information for presenters.

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