Departmental Seminar Series
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 PM, Regents 239

The Department invites scholars in Biology to present their research on most Thursdays throughout the academic year. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session. 

Fall term 2014

Fall term 2014 seminar series speakers include:

Oct. 10, 2014
Dr. Jedd WolchokDr. Jedd Wolchok
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cancer Immunotherapy: The End Of The Beginning 
Hosted by: Dr. Steven Singer

 

Oct. 16, 2014
Dr. Ian GallicanoDr. Ian Gallicano
Department Of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center 
How Do Micrornas Affect Development?
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf 

 

Oct. 30, 2014
Dr. Aaron MitchellDr. Aaron Mitchell
Carnegie Mellon University
Rules Of Engagement - Pathogen Response To The Environment Of Invasive Infection

 

Nov. 6, 2014
Dr. Damien O'HalloranDr. Damien O'Hallora
 George Washington University
Mechanisms Of Neural Plasticity: From Genes To Behavior

 

Nov. 13, 2014
Dr. Mollie ManierDr. Mollie Manier
George Washington University
Evolutionary Genetics Of Post-Copulatory Sexual Selection In Drosophila

 

 

Special Seminar Series
These are seminars that happen at days or times outside of the weekly Thursday departmental seminar

Dr. Jedd Wolchok

Oct. 10, 2014 
Dr. Jedd Wolchok, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cancer Immunotherapy: The End of the Beginning
host: Dr. Steve Singer

 

Dr. John GabrieliNov. 3, 2014, at 2:00 pm, Copley Formal Lounge
Dr. John Gabrieli, MIT Professor of Cognitive Science and Principal Investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research
"Intersections Between Human Cognitive Neuroscience and the Study of Intelligence"

 

Dr. Peter HotezNov. 17, 2014, at 3:30 pm in White-Gravenor, room 311
Dr. Peter Hotez, Baylor College of Medicine
"Neglected Tropical Diseases and Blue Marble Health"
hosts: Dr. Anne Rosenwald and the Biology of Global Health Senior Seminar Students

 

Departmental Seminar Series
Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 PM, Regents 239

The Department invites scholars in Biology to present their research on most Thursdays throughout the academic year. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session.

Spring Semester

Spring term 2015 speakers include:

Jan. 15, 2015
Dr. Erik AschehougDr. Erik Aschehoug
North Carolina State University
Biodiversity, species interactions, and plant community structure

 

Jan. 22, 2015
Leslie RiesDr. Leslie Ries
University of Maryland 
Big science for little insects

 

Jan. 29, 2015
Dr. Haldre RogersDr. Haldre Rogers
Rice University 
What is the fate of a silent forest? The importance of avian pollination, seed dispersal, and predation in plant communities

 

Feb. 5, 2015
Dr. Jesse Lasky Dr. Jesse Lasky
Columbia University 
Community demography reveals drivers of diversity and ecosystem function

 

Feb. 12, 2015
Dr. Stephen Hovick Dr. Stephen Hovick
Ohio State University 
Functional trait variation and invasion success in plant communities

 

Feb. 19, 2015
Dr. Matthew Helmus Dr. Matthew Helmus
VU University Amsterdam 
Biodiversity Science in the Anthropocene

 

Mar. 5, 2015
Canceled due to the weather; rescheduled to April 9

 

Mar. 19, 2015
Dr. Ian CarrollIan Carroll, Postdoctoral Fellow
Georgetown University
Does livestock market self-reporting fill the data gap on potentially disease transmitting cattle shipments?

 

Apr. 2, 2015
Dr. Rachel HorakRachel Horak, Postdoctoral Education Fellow
American Society for Microbiology
Using biogeochemistry, microbial physiology, and the "omics" to understand the changing nitrogen cycle of the Pacific Ocean

 

Apr. 9, 2015
KathleenKathleen Maguire-Zeiss
Georgetown University
Neurodegenerative Disorders: The Role of Microglia and Astrocytes

 

 

Special Seminar Series
These are seminars that happen at days or times outside of the weekly Thursday departmental seminar

None Occurred during Spring 2015

During the summer semester there are NO Departmental Seminar Series; however, there could be special series

Summer 2015

Summer term 2015 speakers include:

Jacob Crawford

June 15, 2015, at 10:30 am in Reiss Science Building 283
Dr. Jacob Crawford, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics, University of California at Berkeley
"Speciation and adaptive introgression: A genomic view from Anopheles malaria mosquitoes"

 

Vinayak Mathur

August 24, 2015, at 4:00 pm in Regents Hall, room 551
Dr. Vinayak Mathur, University of Pennsylvania
"Genome expression plasticity and its role in climatic adaptation"