College of Science Virtual Seminar

Upcoming Seminar

Seminar on Friday October 23rd, 2020 at 4pm with a talk by Dr. Scott Shaffer -Professor from the Department of Biological Sciences, entitled: "Devil’s in the details: adaptability of habitat use in western gulls"

Abstract: Plasticity in foraging behavior among individuals, or across populations may reduce competition and likely enhances the adaptability to buffer changes in food resources.  Western gulls (Larus occidentalis) consume a wide range of marine and terrestrial foods but foraging patterns are not well understood, especially across multiple populations.  My colleagues and I have been using GPS loggers to compare foraging behavior of western gulls breeding at seven colonies from Oregon to southern California from 2013 to 2019.  Detailed behavior of the gulls has revealed some interesting and surprising results at the species, population, individual, and when combined with additional sampling, the microbiome level.

For webinar access, please contact: science-info@sjsu.edu


Past Seminars

Seminar on Friday October 16th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Madalyn Radlauer - Assistant Professor from the Department of Chemistry, entitled: "Catalysis within Polymers: The Design and Development of Synthetic Enzyme-Like Catalysts for Highly Efficient and Selective Catalysis"

Seminar on Friday September 25th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Elly Walsh - Associate Professor from the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, entitled: “Best” practices for whom?: Investigating student experience to create more equitable science learning environments

Seminar on Friday September 18th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Cristina Tortora - Assistant Professor from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, entitled: "Cluster analysis: finding patterns within the data"

Seminar on Friday September 11th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Ehsan Khatami -Associate Professor from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, entitled: "Quantum Mechanics of Strongly Interacting Electrons"

Seminar on Friday September 2nd, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Melody Moh - Professor from the Department of Computer Science, entitled: "From Networks, Cloud, to Deep Learning, or How I Survived the RTP Process and Beyond"

Seminar on  August 21st, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Carlie Pietsch - Assistant Professor from the Department of Geology, entitled: "Two tales of evolution and extinction using snail shells"

Seminar on August 14th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Walter Adams - Assistant Professor from the Department of Biological Sciences, entitled: "Two Truths and a PLY: Neutrophils, Epithelial Integrity, and a Toxin You Can’t Trust"

Seminar on August 7th, 2020 with a talk by Dr. Ningkun Wang - Assistant Professor from the Department of Chemistry, entitled: "Understanding Allosteric Regulation within SIRT1"

Seminar on July 31st with a talk by Dr. Minghui Diao - Assistant Professor from the Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, entitled: "Clouds and Aerosols: The Wild Cards in Climate Change and Air Quality".

Seminar on July 24th with a talk by Dr. Ben Reed - Professor from the Department of Computer Science, entitled: "Disconnected Data Distribution for Hard-To-Reach Areas"

Seminar on July 17th with a talk by Dr Birgitte McDonald - Assistant Professor from Moss Landing Marine Lab, entitled: "Pushing the limit: Diving physiology of marine mammals"

Seminar on July 10th with a talk by Dr. Gina Quan from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, entitled: "The Access Network: Supporting Equity and Student Leadership in STEM"

Seminar on June 26th with Dr Kimberly Blisniuk from the Department of Geology, entitled: "A Geologic Perspective on assessing seismic risk in northern California".

Seminar on June 19th, 2020 with Dr. Lionel Cheruzel from Chemistry Department, entitled: "Light-driven P450 biocatalysis featuring Ru(II) photosensitizers".

Seminar on June 12th, 2020 with Dr. Katie Wilkinson from Department of Biological Sciences, entitled: "Muscles Have Feelings Too: Understanding Stretch Sensitivity in the Muscle Spindle"

Seminar on June 5th, 2020 with Dr. Craig Clements from Department of Meteorology, entitled: "Advances in Observing the Wildfire Environment: Role of New Mobile Remote Sensing Systems"

Seminar on May 22th, 2020 with Dr. Marion Campisi from Department of Mathematics & Statistics, entitled, "Analysis of Partisan Gerrymandering Tools in Advance of the US 2020 Census"

Seminar on May 1st, 2020 with Dr. Philip Heller from Department of Computer Science, entitled, "Deep Learning in the Deep Ocean"

Seminar on April 24th, 2020 with Dr. Amanda Kahn from Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, entitled, "The Secret Life of Sponges: Energy flow in ecosystem from suspension feeder's perspective"

Seminar on April 17th, 2020 with Dr. Alejandro Garcia from Department of Physics, entitled, "Making it Small: Physics and Scale in the Movie "Trolls" "