Special upcoming seminars…

  • Friday, April 26th- 3:00-4:30pm ARC Ballrooms, Jack Dangermond “GIS As a Platform: What it means for Gis users” (To RSVP or for more information, please contact Carrie Cloud,

Major Issues in Modern Biology (

The Storer Lectureship in the Life Sciences (

  • May 06, 2013

    How Cooking Made Us Human

    Presenter(s): Richard Wrangham
    When: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Affiliation: Harvard University
    Where: Conference Center Ballroom
    Sponsored By: Storer Endowment in Life Science
    Contact: Nai Saeteurn
  • May 16, 2013

    The Healing Power of Love: An Oxytocin Hypothesis

    Presenter(s): Sue Carter
    When: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Affiliation: RTI International
    Where: UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B
    Sponsored By: Storer Endowment in Life Science
    Contact: Nai Saeteurn

Seminars this week…

(biweekly-every other week)

Monday, May 13th

Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry AGC 290-001- 4:10-6:00, 1 Wellman-

Agricultural & Resource Economics-4:10-5pm, Main Conference Room, 2102 SSH builiding-

Biotechnology Training Pizza Seminar 12:10 – 1 PM 1022 Life Sciences (free pizza) (biweekly)

College of Biological Sciences Seminars-

GGG Seminar in Evolutionary Genetics 4:10 pm 1022 LSA

Plant Pathology PLP 290 -9:00-9:50, 115 Hutchison-

Tuesday, May 14th

Department of Statistics-4:10pm, MSB 1147 (Colloquium Room) Refreshments at 3:30pm in MSB 4110 (Statistics Lounge):

Agricultural & Resource Economics-12:10-1:10pm, Main Conference Room, 2102 SSH builiding-

Career Options Seminar 11am-12pm, LSA 1022- (monthly-2nd Tuesday)

Department of Chemistry 4:00-5:00pm Chem 172

Fronteirs in Pharmacology, 4pm GBSF 1005, (Light refreshments served)- 

Geography Seminar Series 4-5:30pm, 1060 Bainer (refreshments!)-

Center for Population Biology (CPB) Seminar Series 4:10 – 5:30PM 1022 Life Sciences Building 

Plant Biology Student Seminar Series 12:10 p.m. 1022 LSA

Bioinformatics Tech Forum – 11:00 – 4202 GBSF (biweekly)

Viticulture & Enology Seminar 12:10 RMI Silverado Sensory Theater-

Wednesday, May 15th

Storer Lectureship Series-4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 1005 Genome-

BMCDB Student Seminars – 1pm 1022 LSA (free pizza) (biweekly)-

College of Biological Sciences Seminars 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM-MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, UC Davis MIND Institute

Community Development CRD 290-12:10-1:00 pm, 141 Olson

Entomology Departmental Seminar ENT 297N- 12:10-1:00 pm, 122 Briggs-

Epigenomics Focus Group-Coffee at 9:30 am, Talks 10:00 -11:00 am 4202 of GBSF (monthly-every 3rd Wednesday)

Food Science & Technology Seminar 4:10 – 5:00 pm, Room 1207, RMI South Sensory Theater (occasionally has snacks)

Forest Biology Research Center Seminars-4pm, PES 2005-

Health Informatics Seminar- 12 – 1:15 p.m., Med. Ed. Bldg. # 1204, UCDMC (*catered, please RSVP with one week in advance)-

MIC 291 Seminar Series 4:10-5:30 PM 1022 Life Sciences BuildingWork-in-Progress Seminars

Plant Sciences Departmental Seminar 12pm-1pm PES 3001-

Department of Statistics Seminars 2:10pm, Colloquium Room 1147 Mathematical SciencesMathematical Sciences)- Textiles Graduate Group Seminar (TXC 290) 4:10-5pm 135 Everson Hall

Thursday, May 16th

Biomedical Engineering- 4:10 PM, 1005 GBSF-

Current Energy Studies & Innovations-1:30-2:30pm, 1003 Kemper Hall

Perspectives in Neuroscience Seminar Series-12 pm-1 pm CNS Conference Room 113 (1544 Newton Ct., Research Park)(11:30am reception)-

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series 4:10-5:30 p.m 1003 Giedt

Emerging Challenges in Microbiology and Immunology 12:10 1005 GBSF (often has snacks)-

MCB Joint Seminar Series 4:10pm 1022 LSA (snacks)

Postharvest Biology Seminar (PBI 293) 12:10pm 163 Olson-

Department of Statistics Seminars 4:10 – 5:30pm, Colloquium Room 1147 Mathematical Sciences (Refreshments at 3.30pm in Statistics Lounge, 4110 Mathematical Sciences)

UC Center Speaker Series 12:00pm – 1:30pm, 1130 K St., Room LL3

Friday, May 17th

Biological Networks Seminar-1005 GBSF, 2-3pm-

Biotechnology Program Seminar (MCB/ECH 294) 11:00 AM 1022 LSA-

Emerging Challenges in Microbiology and Immunology 12:10 1005 GBSF (often has snacks)

Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon, 1138 Meyer Hall (The Foster Room)-

Plant Biology Seminar Series 12:10pm 1022 Life Sciences-

Landscape Architecture Proseminar Series-Putah Creek: Lifeblood of the region, 12:10 -1:00pm, 230 Wellman

Seminars by Discipline

Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry-AGC 290-001-Mondays- 4:10-6:00, 1 Wellman

Agricultural & Resource Economics-Mondays, Thursdays, or Fridays-4:10-5pm Main Conference Room, 2102 SSH builiding

Agricultural & Resource Economics-Winter Brown Bags, 12:10 PM – 1:00 PM, Main Conference Room,  2102 SSH builiding

Current Energy Studies & Innovations (UCD Energy Institute)-Thursdays-1:30-2:30pm, (1003 Kemper Hall)

Biological Networks Seminar  (

  • April 5, 2013: Ron Weiss, MIT, 1005 GBSF, 2-3pm “Synthetic biology: from parts to modules to systems” Host: Ilias Tagkopoulos (
  • May 3, 2013: Marian Walhout, UMass Medical School, 1005 GBSF, 3-4pm “Nutritional and Gene Regulatory Networks” Host: Siobhan Brady (
  • June 7, 2013: Ed Marcotte, UT Austin, 1022 LSA, 3pm-4pm “Deeply Conserved Gene Modules” Host: Ilias Tagkopoulos (

Biomedical Engineering-Thursdays– 4:10 PM, 1005 GBSF

4/1/13 Jennifer Munson Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
4/4/13 Casim Sarkar University of Pennsylvania
4/19/13 Maroney-Bryan Distinguished Lecture: Paul Yock
Stanford Univ., Martha Meier Weiland Professor of Medicine
Director, Biodesign
4/25/13 Shyni Varghese UCSD, Bioengineering
5/2/13 Benjamin Wu UCLA, Chair
5/9/12 Andy Hamel Stryker
5/16/13 Andrew Laine Columbia, Chair
5/23/13 Justin Creel Consensus Orthopedics
5/30/13 Norbert Pelc Stanford, Chair
6/7/13 Carlos Lavernia Mercy Hospital (Miami)
UCD Speaker Distinguished Speaker Alumni Speaker  Special Invited Speaker

Biotechnology Program Seminar List-Fridays 11:00 AM, 1022 LSA.

April 5, 2013
LSA 1022
Organizational Meeting
Dr. Judy Kjelstrom, course co-instructor
Director, Biotechnology Program
April 12, 2013
LSA 1022
Disrupting the Target and Antibody Discovery Paradigms
Mary Haak-Frendscho, PhD – CEO
Mark Flory, PhD – Principal Scientist, Discovery Research
Ingenica, IncBurlingame
April 19, 2013
LSA 1022
Evaluating the Safety of Ocular Biotherapeutics – A Step in the Journey From Benchtop to Improving Vision
Brian Short, DVM, PhD, DACVP – Senior Director of Pathology
Allergan, Irvine
April 26, 2013
LSA 1022
Parallel Revolutions: How Breakthroughs in Electronics and Biolgy are Converging at the Molecular Level
James N. Hollenhorst, PhD – Senior Director of Technology
Agilent Technologies, Santa Clara
May 3, 2013
LSA 1022
Seed Business: Genomics Assisted Plant Breeding or Plant Biotech?
Eleni Bachlava, PhD – Trait Geneticist, Vegetable Seeds
Monsanto, Woodland
May 10, 2013
LSA 1022
History of a Paradigm-Busting Therapy for Breast Cancer … Herceptin
H. Michael Shepard, PhD – Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Inventor of Herceptin
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., San Diego
May 17, 2013
LSA 1022
Strategic Integration of Next Generation Sequencing Technologies
Gina Costa, PhD – Senior Director, Genetic Analysis
Life Technologies, Carlsbad, CA
May 24, 2013
LSA 1022
Seed Business: Genomics-Assisted Plant Breeding or Plant Biotech?
Roger Sabbadini, PhD – Vice President and Founder
Loath, Inc., San Diego, CA
May 31, 2013
LSA 1022
Creation of High Value Drugs and Food Ingredients with Metabolic Engineering
Riccardo LoCascio, PhD – Manager, Business Development
Evolva SA., San Francisco, CA

Biotechnology Training Pizza Seminar-Mondays 12:10 – 1 PM 1022 Life Sciences (free pizza) (biweekly)

APRIL 8, 2013

Prof. Peter Beal

Alexi Morris

MAY 13, 2013

Prof. Eduardo Silva
Biomedical Engineering

Priscilla Williams
Biomedical Engineering

BMCDB Student Seminars Wednesdays – 1:00 – 1022 LSA (free pizza) (biweekly)

  • April 3rd- Danielle Mandikian

Career Options Seminar 11am-12pm, LSA 1022-(monthly-2nd Tuesday)

Department of Chemistry Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm  Chem 172 (or Chem 179)


  • April 23-Joel Miller from Utah, Chem 179
  • April 30-Michael Tauber (UCSC), Chem 179
  • May 7-Professor Yuhuang Wang, Dept Chem Univ. of Maryland “Propagation Chemistry on a Graphene Lattice”

Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series Thursdays 4:10-5:30 p.m 1003 Giedt Hall (

Emerging Challenges in Microbiology and Immunology-Fridays 12:10pm 1005 GBSF (often has snacks)

Entomology Departmental Seminar- Wednesdays ENT 297N- 12:10-1:00 pm, 122 Briggs

Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon, 1138 Meyer Hall (The Foster Room)

Food Science & Technology Seminar-Wednesdays, 4:10 – 5:00 pm, Room 1207, RMI South

Forest Biology Research Center Seminars- Wednesdays, 4pm, PES 2005

  • April 3: Andrew Groover, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis
    Genomic approaches for understanding evolution and development in Populus
    Host: Jim Richards
  • April 10: Maciej Zwieniecki, Dept.Plant Sciences, UC Davis
    Physical principles of leaf design
    Host: Jim Richards
  • April 17: Connie Millar, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, Berkeley, Mountain Climecology; climate as an architect of high-elevation ecosystems in the
    Sierra Nevada and Great Basin
    Host: David Neale
  • April 24: Richard Dodd,Dept. Environmental Science, Policy & Mgmt, UC Berkeley
    The bright side of admixture: How mixed matings enhance plant colonizations
    Host: David Neale
  • May 1: Steve Seybold, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis
    “Native” Invasive Woodborers in California Hardwoods
    Host: David Rizzo
  • May 8: Matteo Garbelotto, Dept. Environmental Science, Policy & Mgmt, UC Berkeley
    The ecology of an invasive root disease in European Forests
    Host: David Rizzo
  • May 15: Phil van Mantgem, US GS Western Ecological Research. Ctr, Arcata, For whom bell tolls: pattern and processes of tree mortality across the western US
    Host: Mark Schwartz
  • May 22: Brandon Collins, USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis
    Fire Ecology, Fire Management and Fuel Treatments in California
    Host: Mark Schwartz
  • May 29: Eric Knapp, USFS, Pacific South Research Station, Redding
    Effects of past logging and fire exclusion on Sierra Nevada forests: new management
    insights from old plots
    Host: Malcolm North
  • June 5: Rob York, Blodgett Experimental Forest, UC Berkeley
    Uncertainty silviculture for enhancing the long-lived pioneer species, giant sequoia
    Host: Malcolm North

Fronteirs in Pharmacology-Tuesdays, 4pm GBSF 1005

GradPathways Workshops & Events

(Visit for more information and registration.)

Geography Seminar Series (Geo 297),“Geography in Action: Where the Rubber Hits the Road”  Tuesdays 4-5:30pm, 1060 Bainer (refreshments!)

GGG Seminar in Evolutionary Genetics,  Mondays at 4:10 in 1022 Life Sciences

Health Informatics Seminar-Wednesday 12 – 1:15 p.m., UCDMC

*catered seminar so please RSVP with at least one week in advance

Plant Biology Seminar Series-Fridays 12:10pm 1022 Life Sciences

  • April 12—Dae-Kyun Ro (University of Calgary) “Decoding the chemical diversity and metabolic evolution written in the genomes of the Asteraceae.” Host: Li Tian (
  • April 19—Jessica Lucas (Santa Clara University) “Microtubule associated proteins affect axial growth in Arabidopsis.” Host: Bo Liu (
  • April 26 – Lacey Samuels (Univ. of British Columbia) “Diverse mechanisms of cell wall secretion.” Host: Andrew Groover (
  • May 3—Martin Joniaks (Carnegie Institution for Science) “Transforming our understanding of photosynthesis with high-throughput genetics in algae.” Host: Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar (
  • May 10 – Thomas Juenger (Univ. of Texas at Austin) “Studying plant ecophysiology and adaption using genetic and genomic tools.” Host: Jason Corwin (
  • May 17—Joanne Chory (Salk Institute) “Steroid hormone perception in plants: A new paradigm.” Host: Julin Maloof (
  • May 24—Sue Rhee (Carnegie Institution for Science) “Systematic elucidation of metabolic, transcriptional, and signaling networks in plants.” Host: Dan Fulop (
  • May 31—Yrjo Helariutta (University of Helsinki) “Symplasmic regulation of plant vascular development.” Hosts: Siobhan Brady ( and Bill Lucas ( Sponsored by the Storer Endowment

Plant Biology Student Seminar Series-Tuesdays 12:10pm LSA 1022

April 2 Maysaya Thitisaksakul Professor Beckles Cloning and characterization of OsGSK: A putative integrator of salt stress response and carbohydrate metabolism in rice

April 9 Brad Kaufman Professor Comai Post-hybridization events in interspecific crosses of Arabidopsis

April 16 Jennifer Gray Professor Harmer Characterizing the biochemical role of RVE8 and its homologues in the Arabidopsis circadian clock

April 23 Polly Hsu
Exit Seminar!
Professor Harmer Polly Hsu
Exit Seminar!Accurate timekeeping is controlled by a cycling activator in Arabidopsis

April 30 Paul Bilinski Professor Ross-Ibarra Searching for Patterns of Repetitive Sequence Evolution

May 7 Ciera Martinez Professor Sinha Understanding the functional divergence and phylogenetic history of the PIN-FORMED1 clade in S. lycopersicum

May 14 Shajahan Anver
Exit Seminar!
Professor Harmer XAP5 Circadian Time Keeper: A novel chromatin associated protein conserved in eukaryotes

May 21 Minmin Wang
Exit Seminar!
Professor Zakharov Investigation of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Metabolism Involved in Aroma Formation in Melon

May 28 Hossein Gouran Professor Dandekar Constructing innate immunity in grapevine to Pierce’s disease

June 4 Mitch Elmore Professor Coaker Investigating plant immune responses using quantitative proteomics

Plant Sciences Departmental Seminars-Wednesdays 12:10am PES 3001

Plant Pathology Seminar Mondays 9-9:50am, 115 Hutchison

Center for Population Biology (CPB) Seminar Series Tuesdays 4:10 – 5:30PM 1022 Life Sciences Building



Postharvest Biology Seminar(PBI 293)-Thursdays 12:10pm 163 Olson

Department of Statistics Seminars-Thursdays, 4:10 – 5:30pm, Colloquium Room 1147 Mathematical Sciences (

Thur, Apr 4 Andrew Nobel Univ North Carolina Large Average Submatrices of a Gaussian Random Matrix: Landscapes and Local Optima
Tue Apr 9 (at UC Berkeley) Jie Peng Statistics, UC Davis High dimensional graphical model learning
Thur, Apr 11 Siegfried Hörmann Brussels Dynamic functional principal components
Thur, Apr 18 Jonathan Taylor Stanford Univ A significance test for adaptive linear modeling
Thur, Apr 25 no seminar
Thur, May 2 Harry Chang  Army Research Office’s Program Director for Probability and Statistics Optimal Stopping with Memory: Recent Results and Open Problems
Thur, May 9 Pedro Delicado Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona (Spain) Data-based decision rules about the convexity of the support of a distribution
Thur, May 16 no seminar
Tue, May 21 Prathapasinghe Dharmawansa Stanford U TBA
Thur, May 23 Jay Wang Hewlett Packard TBA
Thur, May 30 Jiming Jiang Statistics, UC Davis TBA
Thur, June 6 Laurent Jacob UC Berkeley TBA

MCB Joint Seminar Series 4:10pm 1022 LSA (snacks)


Apr 4 Michael Adams* University of Georgia Anna Erickson
Apr 11 Orna Cohen-Fix National Institutes of Health Dan Starr…
Apr 18 Junjie Chen University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Wolf Heyer…
Apr 25 Eric Shoubridge* McGill University Andrew Murley…
May 2 Blanche Capel Duke University Bruce Draper…
May 9 Stewart Shuman Sloan Kettering Institute Neil Hunter http://people.healthscienc…
May 16 Peter Tontonoz* UCLA Robyn Jimenez http://people.healthsciences…
May 23 Harry Noller UCSC Ted Power…
May 30 John Moran* University of Michigan Yoong Wearn Lim…
June 6 Michael Rape UC Berkeley Frank McNally…

MIC 291 Seminar Series-Wednesdays 4:10-5:30 PM 1022 Life Sciences Building

April 3 Dr. Renee Tsolis (Dept. Med. Micro & Immuno)
“Modulation of membrane lipid content by Brucella abortus and its importance for interactions with the host”
April 10 Dr. John Roth
“A new view of how mutations arise under selection”
April 17 Fabian Rivera (Baumler Lab)
April 24 Dr. Ilias Tagkopoulos (Dept. of Computer Science & Genome Center)
May 1 Dr. Alfred Spoorman (Stanford Univ.)
May 8 Marissa Hirst  (Dawson Lab)
May 15 Krissy Mahan, Exit Seminar (Parales Lab)
May 22 Amanda Fox (Navarro Lab)
May 29 Dr. Lora Hooper (Univ. of Texas Southwestern)
June 5 Michael Cipriano, Exit Seminar (Dawson Lab)

Perspectives in Neuroscience Seminar Series-select Thursdays 12 pm-1 pm CNS Conference Room 113 (1544 Newton Ct., Research Park)(11:30am reception)*Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be on Wednesdays at 4:10 pm in Life Sciences room 1022.

  • April 4-Beth Stevens, Harvard Medical School
  • May 9-Susan Haber, Rochester University
  • May 16-Ranulfo Romo, UNAM

UC Center Speaker SeriesThursdays 12:00pm – 1:30pm, 1130 K St., Room LL3

Viticulture & Enology Seminar-Tuesdays 12:10 RMI Silverado Sensory Theater

April 2 Roger Boulton, Professor, Viticulture & Enology
9 Nicholas Bokulich
16 ??
30 Peter Buffon/Diana Wang – M.S. Candidates, Viticulture & Enolgoy
May 7 Maria Mar Alsina-Marti, Former Post-Doc in Smart Lab
14 Agilent (SEE)?
21 Gordon Walker, PhD Candidate
28 Byron Elmondorf/Carolina Bistue – M.S. Candidates, Viticulture & Enology
June 4 Maya Hood White – M.S. Candidate, Viticulture & Enology
  1. Ted Toal
    July 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I see that the seminar dates don’t correspond with the days of the week, almost as if this list of seminars is so out-of-date that it applies to some other year. Surely that can’t be the case, can it?

  2. Ted Toal
    July 7, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Oh, never mind, I’m mixing up June and July.

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