School of Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Jesse Barber, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University. Barber will discuss the sensory ecology of animal behaviors and distributions of bats, birds, and bugs .
School of Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Todd Brown
Co-Creator of Operation Outbreak, Founder and President of Inspire Project. He will be discussing Operation Outbreak and its role in the STEM community.
School of Biological Sciences welcomes Gergana Nestorova, Assistant Professor at Louisiana Tech University. Nestorova will speak about a one-step gene extraction tool that will improve the ISS Bioanalytical Facility.
School of Biological Sciences welcomes Dr. Jacqueline Stevens, Professor and Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center. She will talk about her career path to becoming the director of the Adipocyte Biology lab at Pennington Biomedical. She will also talk about different types of students and staff that make up her laboratory. She will also talk briefly about two of her current NIH Funded research projects. She will talk about STAT5, a transcription factor involved in adipose tissue development and she will talk about botanicals that being investigated for the treatment of metabolic diseases.
Dr. Miriam Goldstein, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress shares her own path into advocacy and public policy, discusses current initiatives in Ocean Policy, and discusses ways for students to find careers in government, public engagement, and policy.