Fall 2021 Cross-disciplinary Research Seminars

(Please contact Geneva Frank [geneva.frank@tufts.edu] for information on how to attend seminars virtually.)

Gillian Barker – November 19, 2021

Rotman Institute of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario

Transforming resilience: from development and ecology to global change

Madeleine Oudin – December 6, 2021

Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University

The Metastatic Journey: Survival of the Fittest

Previous Cross-disciplinary Research Seminars

October 7, 2020 12-1pm, “Biological Resilience Integration Institute (BRII) – an Introduction”

Catherine Freudenreich, Michael Reed, Benjamin Wolfe (Department of Biology, Tufts University)

Please join us for this introductory seminar where we explain the goals of the Tufts University Biological Resilience Integration Institute and provide an overview of our research and training activities over the next two years. Please contact Geneva Frank (geneva.frank@tufts.edu) for information on how to attend this seminar virtually.

November 13, 2020 1:30-3:00pm, “Resilience in Agroecosystems and Primate Social Networks”

Colin Orians, (Department of Biology, Tufts University) & Zarin Machanda, (Departments of Anthropology and Biology, Tufts University)

Please join us for this joint seminar from Colin Orians and Zarin Machanda, two members of the Tufts University Biological Resilience Integration Institute. Professor Orians will discuss his research on resilience in agroecosystems. Professor Machanda will describe how resilience plays a role in her research on chimpanzee social dynamics. Please contact Geneva Frank (geneva.frank@tufts.edu) for information on how to attend this seminar virtually.

December 4, 2020 1:30-3:00pm, “What types of -omics studies can reveal mechanisms for organism resilience? : an old project about yeast and a new project about reef-building corals”

Lenore Cowen (Department of Computer Science, Tufts University)

Please join us for this seminar from Professor Lenore Cowen. The Cowen research group at Tufts University develops computational algorithms to understand patterns in sequence, structure, expression, network, and other types of high-throughput data. Please contact Geneva Frank (geneva.frank@tufts.edu) for information on how to attend this seminar virtually.

January 29, 2021 1:30-3:00pm, “Robustness, Resilience, and Scenario Development in Civil Infrastructure Planning and Management”

Jonathan Lamontagne (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University)

February 26, 2021 1:30-3:00pm, “Mechanisms of Microbiome Resilience”

Ashley Shade (Michigan State University, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)

April 2, 2021 1:30-3:00pm, “A Genome-Wide Evolutionary Analysis Screen for DNA Damage Response Factors

Kara Bernstein (University of Pittsburg School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)

April 30, 2021 1:30-3:00pm, “Physiological challenges of seaward migration in fish: preparation, response and resilience”

Stephen D. McCormick (USGS, Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center, Turners Falls MA and University of Massachusetts, Amherst)