Biology Colloquium

Fridays at 3:00-4:00 PM in Music, room 160  (unless otherwise noted)

All talks are open to the public. Upcoming speakers and their topics are listed below. Please click on the seminar titles for further details. If you have any questions or comments, please email the coordinator or call the Department of Biology at 559•278•2001. For other public science lectures, please check out the Central Valley Café Scientifique.

Spring 2020 Seminars: 







Introduction & Orientation



Dr. Troy Baird

Behavioral Diversity and Fitness: Field Studies of Oklahoma Collared Lizards

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmund, OK


Dr. Tyler Coleman

Bear Ecology and Management in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks


Mark Halvorsen

Invaders! The Invasive American Bullfrog in California

Fresno Chaffee Zoo


Dr. Masaki Uchida

Bioinspired materials synthesis across multiple length scales using protein cages

CSU Fresno, Department of Chemistry


Dr. Breanna Putman

From Predation to Anthrophobia: The Consequences of Fear In Animal Populations

CSU San Bernardino


April Booth

Winging it alone: The effects of single parenthood on single parents

UC Davis


Dr. John VandenBrooks

A Hot Prospect: Teasing Apart the Effects of Oxygen and Temperature on Animal Physiology

Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ


Dr. Anil Shrestha

A Learning Cycle in Global Agriculture: Sustainability and Ecology

CSU Fresno, Viticulture and Enology Department






Dr. Karine Gousset

Microproteomic analysis of laser capture microdissected cell protrusions

Presented via Zoom

CSU Fresno, Department of Biology


Dr. Joel Slade

Exploring Avian Ecoimmunology Research at Fresno State: From City Living to Pretty Feathers

Presented via Zoom

CSU Fresno, Department of Biology






Shelby Moshier

The Impact of Coastal Dredging on the Avian and Intertidal Macroinvertebrate Biodiversity of Morro Bay, California

Presented via Zoom

CSU Fresno, Department of Biology






Inderpreet Bal  



Alexandra Hough

Design and Synthesis of Tri-aryl Methyl Amine Compounds for Biological Evaluation as Anti-Infective Agents

Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae Biofilms

Presented via Zoom

CSU Fresno, Department of Biology, Biology Honors Program


Thesis Exit Seminars

Graduate students in the Biology and Biotechnology Masters programs present their thesis research in a culminating Thesis Exit Seminar to the department's faculty and students.