Cnidofest Zoom Seminars

We have organized a series of virtual seminars to help keep our community vibrant during this time of limited interaction.

If you would like to join in, please email or DM @cnidofest on Twitter for the link.

Seminars will occur at 12 pm US Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) 

unless otherwise noted.

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October 20, 2021 12pm EST

"Emergence of BK Channels"
Dr. David Hessinger
Loma Linda University (Hessinger Lab)

"Proton ion channels in corals: a role in calcification?"
Dr. Leon Islas
UNAM (Islas Lab)


November 17, 2021 12pm EST

Topic: The larval settlement decision in actinula larvae of Ectopleura crocea
Title: "TBD"
Sydney Birch, PhD candidate
University of New Hampshire (Plachetzki Lab)

Topic: Hydra neurobiology
Title: "TBD"
Abby Primack, PhD candidate
University of California, Davis (Juliano Lab)


December 15, 2021 12pm EST

"Mechanical characterization of Hydra tissue spheres"
Dr. Olivier Cochet-Escartin
CNRS, University of Lyon (Cochet-Escartin Lab)

"Biomechanics of the Hydra mouth"
Tapan Goel, PhD candidate
UCSD/ Swarthmore College (Collins Lab)





January 19, 2022 12pm EST

Topic: Telomerase in Nematostella regeneration and longevity
Title: "TBD"
Dr. João E. Carvalho
University Côte d'Azur ( Röttinger Lab)

"Mechanisms and visualization of progenitor cell invasion during Hydra vulgaris regeneration"
Dr. Ben Cox
University of California, Davis (Juliano Lab)


February 16, 2022 12pm EST

Topic: Nutritional regulation of bodysize in Nematostella
Title: "TBD"
Dr. Kathrin Garschall
Sars Centre (UiB, Bergen) (Steinmetz lab)

Topic: Spatial transcriptomics and patterning in Nematostella
Title: "TBD"
Dr. Shuonan He
Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Gibson Lab)


March 16, 2022 12pm EST

Topic: Apical organ studies
Title: "TBD"
Eleanor Gilbert, PhD candidate
Marine Biological Association, UK (Modepalli Lab)

Topic: Cnidarian stress response to sunscreens
Title: "How safe are 'reef-safe' sunscreens?"
Abby Tarleton, Undergraduate
Florida Southern college (Macrander Lab)


April 20, 2022 12pm EST

Topic: Hydra Neurobiology
Title: "TBD"
Dr. Christophe Dupre
Harvard University (Engert/Lichtman lab)

Topic: Allorecognition signaling
Title: "TBD"
Manuel Michaca, PhD candidate
University of Pittsburgh (Nicotra Lab)