BIOSEMINAR kick-off (department overview, BGSA introduction, and ice cream social)
DR. KEVIN BOSWELL, DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, FIU Title TBD
DR. CHARLES LUETJE, DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR PHARMACOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI Insect olfactory receptors as “drug” targets?
Florida’s lobster season kicks off Aug. 6 and, once again, commercial fisheries are trying to get their hands on these savory critters. FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom offers insight on one of the state’s most iconic and economically lucrative marine animals.
A massive bloom of blue-green algae has hit four counties in Florida covering beaches along the Atlantic coast with foul-smelling, thick muck. FIU marine scientist Jose M. Eirin-Lopez, biologist Miroslav Gantar and chemist Kathleen Rein offer insight.
It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill dumped 3 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Plants and wildlife were harmed, ecosystems were destroyed and the revenue brought in by fisheries and tourism was cut. As part of the DEEPEND Consortium, FIU marine scientists Heather Bracken-Grissom and Kevin Boswell are working alongside more than 60 researchers from 16 institutions to understand the Gulf of Mexico and the impacts of the oil spill on the Gulf.
Biscayne Bay Campus
Marine Sciences Building
3000 NE 151 St
North Miami, FL 33181
Joel C. Trexler, Director