Frontiers in Life Science Research Seminar

This CALS-wide seminar series provides a forum for the presentation of the latest scientific research in scientific areas across the College.  Support is provided to each CALS unit to invite a prominent scientist to the UA each year to present their findings and meet with students and faculty.

Course information:

CALS 496S/596S

Fridays Noon - 1:15 pm
Marley 230

Webinar link:

Video Recordings


Spring 2018 Schedule:

Date Hosting Unit Speaker Title
Jan 12 CALS Dr. Sangita Pawar, Assistant Dean, Research CALS Introduction (For registered students only)
Jan 19 No Class No Class No Class

Jan 26

Family & Consumer Sciences Dr. Carlos Santos, Assistant Professor, Counseling & Counseling Psychology Program - Arizona State University

Broadening Individual-Level Perspectives on Socio-Political Development: Implications for the Well-Being and Integration of Latina/os in U.S. Society

Feb 2 School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences Dr. Vanessa Sperandio, Professor of Microbiology and Biochemistry -
U.T. Southwestern Medical Center
You’re hot and you’re cold: neurotransmitters modulation of bacterial virulence expression


Feb 9

No Class No Class No Class
Feb 16 Agriculture Education Dr. Amber Rice, Assistant Professor Agricultural Education, University of Arizona What makes a teacher effective?: Demystifying pedagogical content knowledge
Feb 23 Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering Dr. Patricio Valdivia, Director of Research for Solar Electricity at the Fraunhofer Solar Energy Research Center at Universidad Tecnica Frederico Santa Maria, Chile Sustainable Agro-Photovoltaics – Photovoltaics for Agriculture
Mar 2 Soil, Water & Environmental Sciences Dr. Stephen Giovannoni, Professor, Department of Microbiology -Oregon State University Outliers: The Streamlining Selection and Minimalism in Free-living Microbial Populations
Mar 9 Spring Break Spring Break Spring Break
Mar 16 Entomology Dr. Fred Gould, Professor, Entomology & Plant Pathology - North Carolina State University The Challenge of Building Trust in the GMO Arena: Lessons from a National Academies Committee
Mar 23 Poster Forum Poster Forum in ENR2 - all students are expected to attend Poster Forum
Mar 30 CALS Dr. Sangita Pawar, Assistant Dean, Research CALS Research Conversations

Apr 6

School of Natural Resources and the Environment Dr. Connie Millar, Senior Research Ecologist - US Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station Effects of Climate Change on Mountain Ecosystems: Science and Spin
Apr 13 School of Plant Sciences Dr. Judy Brown, Professor School of Plant Sciences - University of Arizona

Circulative, propagative psyllid-mediated transmission of Ca. Liberibacter spp., the citrus greening pathogen, occurs via endo/exocytosis and cytoskeletal remodeling

Apr 20 Ag & Resource Economics Dr. Jill McCluskey, Professor, School of Economic Sciences - Washington State University Women in STEM