Storer Lectureship Archive 2000-2009

December 1, 2009
What Can Genetics Tell Us About the History of Plant Domestication?

Presenter: Michael Clegg, University of California, Irvine
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September 30, 2009
Major Issues in Modern Biology Seminar Series

Presenter: Carlos Castillo-Chavez, Arizona State University
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July 13, 2009
Microbial Life in the Deep Sub-Seafloor Biosphere: The Starving Majority

Presenter: Bo Barker Jørgensen, Aarhus University
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May 20, 2009
Unraveling a developmental pathway involved in maize domestication

Presenter: John Doebley, Genetics Department, University of Wisconsin 
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May 19, 2009
Darwin and Domestication

Presenter: John Doebley, Genetics Department, University of Wisconsin
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May 12, 2009
Early Hominin Evolution: Learning From an Old Child

Presenter: Zeray Alemseged, California Academy of Sciences
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April 29, 2009
Stress and Health: From Molecules to Society

Presenter: Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University
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April 21, 2009
The Genetics of Speciation

Presenter: Allen Orr, Department of Biology, University of Rochester 
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April 20, 2009
Darwin, Evolution, and Design

Presenter: Allen Orr, Department of Biology, University of Rochester
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April 16, 2009
Release of Transgenic Crops in a Center of Genetic Diversity: The Case of Transgenic Corn in Mexico

Presenter: Luis Herrea-Estrella, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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March 31, 2009
Genetic Engineering for Virus Resistance in Plants: Using New Strategies or Adapting from the Past?

Presenter: Roger Beachy, Washington University- St. Louis
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March 24, 2009
Endless Flies Most Beautiful: Cis-Regulatory Sequences and the Evolution of Animal Form

Presenter: Sean Carroll, R.M. Bock Laboratories, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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March 23, 2009
Remarkable Creatures: Epic Adventures in the Search for the Origins of Species

Presenter: Sean Carroll, R.M. Bock Laboratories, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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March 4, 2009
Genome-Scale Protein and Gene Expression Exploration of Arabidopsis Chloroplast Development and Metabolic Networks

Presenter: Willi Gruissem, Department of Plant Biology, Universitaetstrasse, Switzerland
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March 3, 2009
Food Security: Risks and Challenges for Modern Agriculture

Presenter: Willi Gruissem, Department of Plant Biology, Universitaetstrasse, Switzerland

February 23, 2009
Darwin Day Celebration

Presenters: Maureen Stanton & Jonathan Eisen, University of California, Davis

February 19, 2009
Rest and Regulating Neuronal Specific Gene Expression

Presenter: Gail Mandel, Oregon Health and Science University
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February 4, 2009
The DDR New Molecular Insights and New Approaches to Cancer Therapy

Presenter: Steve Jackson, University of Cambridge
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January 28, 2009
Balancing Conservation and Development in Africa: Lessons from Kenya's Savannas

Presenter: Daniel Rubenstein, Princeton University
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November 20, 2008
Unbreaking the Camel's Back: The Science of Sustaining Coral Reefs

Presenter: Terry Hughes, James Cook University
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September 29, 2008
Genomic Disorders: Studying Copy-Number Variation to Understand Human Development and Disease

Presenter: James Lupski, Baylor College of Medicine
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September 11, 2008
Attempts to Observe Membrane Proteins in Their Native Environment

Presenter: Andreas Engel
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May 23, 2008
Analyzing Variation Regulatory Networks Using Omics Technologies

Presenter: Dr. Mike Snyder, Yale University

March 14, 2008
Stem Cells: Patient Benefit, Wealth Creation

Presenter: Ian Wilmut, University of Edinburgh
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April 17, 2008
Genes for Heart, Kidney and Bone Disease: New Insights From Human Genetic Studies

Presenter: Richard Lifton, Yale University
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April 16, 2008
Genetic Dissection of Common Disease: From Rare Mutations to Common Pathways

Presenter: Richard Lifton, Yale University
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May 15, 2007
Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Migration and Disorders of Neuronal Position

Presenter: Pasko Rakic, Yale University School of Medicine
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May 14, 2007
On the Evolution of the Human Brain: Lessons from Embryo-Archaeology

Presenter: Pasko Rakic, Yale University School of Medicine
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May 11, 2007

Presenter: Giles Oldroyc, John Innes Center

May 8, 2007
Origin, Developmental Potential and Limitation of Mouse ES Cells

Presenter: Andras Nagy
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April 24, 2007
Biological Large Scale Integration

Presenter: Stephen Quake, Stanford University, Department of Bioengineering

April 23, 2007
Imaging Information in DNA

Presenter: Stephen Quake, Stanford, Department of Bioengineering

April 6, 2007
The Origin and Early Evolution of Angiosperms: Where Next?

Presenter: Sir Peter Crane FRS, Hinds Laboratory for the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
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April 5, 2007
Wild Nature, Gardens and the Future of Plants

Presenter: Sir Peter Crane FRS, Hinds Laboratory for the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago
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April 3, 2007
God, Darwin, and Design

Presenter: Kenneth Miller
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February 2, 2007
Genomes: Unraveling Species and Ecology of Microbes

Presenter: Jim Tiedje
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January 24, 2007
Extreme Comparative Genetics: From Microbes to Neanderthals

Presenter: Eddy Rubin, 
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December 5, 2006
The Evolution of Ecosystem Patterns

Presenter: Simon A. Levin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University 
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December 4, 2006
Learning to Live in a Global Commons: Socioeconomic Challenges for a Sustainable Environment

Presenter:  Simon A. Levin, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University 
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November 20, 2006
Mechanisms of Homologous Recombination

Presenter: Lorraine Symington, Columbia University

October 24, 2006
Sniffing by Hairy Noses: Odor Capture by Crustacean Antennules in Turbulent Environments

Presenter: Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley  
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October 23, 2006
Settling Down: How do Larvae of Bottom-Dwelling Marine Organisms Land in the Right Place?

Presenter: Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley  
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October 12, 2006
Earth's Icy Biosphere

Presenter: John Priscu, University of Chicago

September 25, 2006
Biological Networks and Computation Symposium

April 25, 2006
A Cell Biologist Views the Immune Response

Presenter: Ira Mellman
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April 14, 2006
Cell Division and Growth in Plants

Presenter: Dirk Inze
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May 12, 2006
Control of Flowering Time by Seasonal Cues

Presenter: George Coupland, Max Planck Institute

March 15, 2006
How to Attack the Cytokinesis Problem

Presenter: Thomas D. Pollard, Yale University 

March 14, 2006
The Molecular Mechanism of Cellular Motility

Presenter: Thomas D. Pollard, Yale University 
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January 25, 2006
Mechanisms of Lifespan Regulation in Caenorhabditis elegans

Presenter: Cynthia Kenyon, University of California, San Francisco

January 24, 2006
Genes from the Fountain of Youth

Presenter: Cynthia Kenyon, University of California, San Francisco
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January 12, 2006
Restoration of Lake Ecosystems: Does Humpty Dumpty Reassemble Spontaneously or Does Reassembly Require Tape and Glue?

Presenter: Roland Knapp, University of California, Santa Barbara

May 10, 2005
Physics Meets Biology

Presenter: Steven Chu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

May 9, 2005
A Possible Solution to the Real Energy Crises

Presenter: Steven Chu, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 

April 27, 2005
The Genetic Control of Programmed Cell Death in the Nematode C. elegans

Presenter: H. Robert Horvitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories

April 26, 2005
Cell Suicide: Programmed Cell Death in Development and Disease

Presenter: H. Robert Horvitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Laboratories

November 30, 2004
Food Protection: Sustainable Alternatives Through Research

Presenter: Hans R. Herren, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology: Nairobi, Kenya  

November 29, 2004
World Food Security: Today's Problems Present Tomorrow's Opportunities

Presenter: Hans R. Herren, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology: Nairobi, Kenya

February 19, 2004
The Metabolic Tune-up to Optimize Health

Presenter: Bruce Ames, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute 
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February 18, 2004
Delaying Aging and Optimizing Health with Supplements and Diet

Presenter: Bruce Ames, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute 

October 7, 2003
Collapses of Ancient Societies and Their Modern Implications

Presenter: Jared Diamond, University of California, Los Angeles
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April 29, 2003
New Data on Pleistocene Extinctions in Australasia: Implications for North America

Presenter: Timothy F. Flannery, South Australia Museum  

April 28, 2003
Evolutionary Trends on Two Continents: Australia and North America

Presenter: Timothy F. Flannery, South Australia Museum

March 11, 2003
From the Double Helix to Paired Helices

Presenter: Dr. Kim Nasmyth, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria

March 10, 2003
How We Propagate Our Genomes

Presenter: Dr. Kim Nasmyth, Institute of Molecular Pathology, Austria

January 15, 2003
Genetic Analysis of Human Progeroid Syndromes: the Werner Syndrome and Dementias of the Alzheimer Type as Prototypical Examples

Presenter: George Martin, University of Washington

January 13, 2003
The What, Why and How of Ageing

Presenter: George Martin, University of Washington

May 07, 2002
RNA Interference from Plants and Worms to Mammals

Presenter: Phillip Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

May 06, 2002
RNA Splicing and Genome Sequence

Presenter: Phillip Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

April 12, 2002
Regulation of Function of Neurogenesis in the Adult Hippocampus

Presenter: Fred H. Gage, The Salk Institute, Laboratory of Genetics 

April 11, 2002
Stem Cells in the Adult Brain

Presenter: Fred H. Gage, The Salk Institute, Laboratory of Genetics 

March 06, 2002
DNA Repair and Transcription in Living Cells

Presenter:  Jan Hoeijmakers, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

March 04, 2002
Nucleotide Excision Repair: Maintaining Nature's Perfection

Presenter:  Jan Hoeijmakers, Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Erasmus University Rotterdam

April 04, 2001
Nonlinear Problems In Ecology And Population Biology

Presenter: Sir Robert May, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

April 02, 2001
How Many Species? The Future of Wildlife in a Crowded World

Presenter: Sir Robert May, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

January 31, 2001
Bioprospecting for Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals; Functional Genomics Applications to Plant Metabolism

Presenter: Charles J. Arntzen, Department of Plant Biology, Arizona State University 

January 30, 2001
Production and Use of Oral Vaccines in Transgenic Plants; From Basic Science to Human Clinical Trials

Presenter: Charles J. Arntzen, Department of Plant Biology, Arizona State University