Cell signaling, phytoplankton diversity and climate-induced range shifts in species are on the menu for Portland State University Biology Department’s November-December Lester Newman Seminar Series.
Seminars are presented from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in Room 247 of the Science Research and Teaching Center. PSU biology faculty typically either present each talk or host a speaker from other universities or science-related organizations. The seminars offer an opportunity to explore current biological research happening locally and beyond.
The schedule of seminars for the remainder of fall term 2015 is as follows:
• Nov. 12 — “Observations of the invisible forest: The role of phytoplankton diversity in the ocean ecosystem,” presented by Anne Thompson of the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle and hosted by PSU’s Anna-Louise Reysenbach.
• Nov. 26 — No seminar due to Thanksgiving holiday.
(*Full disclosure: Singer, Ballhorn and Cruzan were professors of the author, who earned a biology degree from PSU in 2013.)