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 2016

Fall 2016 speakers include:

Sep. 8, 2016
Dr. Rebecca KatzDr. Rebecca Katz
Georgetown University
Global Health Security at Georgetown
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald

 

Sep. 15, 2016
Dr. Kristin JenkinsDr. Kristen Jenkins
Bioquest
Modeling for Understanding: An authentic scientific experience in the undergraduate biology classroom
Hosted by: Dr. Leslie Ries

 

Sep.29, 2016
Dr. Eric SkaarDr. Eric Skaar
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
The intersection of infection and nutrition at the host-pathogen interface
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

Oct. 6, 2016

Dr. Cesar NufioDr. Cesar Nufio
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
George Washington University
Hosted by: Drs. Gina Wimp and Leslie Ries

 

Oct. 13, 2016
Dr. Brandyce St. LaurentDr. Brandyce St. Laurent
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research,  NIH
Diverse Vectors, Outdoor Transmission, and Drug Resistance: Why Malaria Control gets Complicated in Combodia 
Hosted by: Dr. Peter Armbruster

 

Oct. 20, 2016
Dr. Joshua BenoitDr. Joshua Benoit
University of Cincinnati
Viviparity and stress tolerance: examining physiological mechanisms of arthropods under diverse circumstances - Graduate Student Nominated Speaker
Hosted by: Grad Students

 

Nov. 3, 2016
Dr. Lisa TaneyhillDr. Lisa Taneyhill
University of Maryland
A sticky question: The role of cell adhesion in neural crest cell development.
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Coate

 

Nov. 10, 2016
Dr. I Fang SunDr. I Fang Sun
National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Plant reproductive decision-making and its consequences in a changing world -- insights from two Asian tropical rain forests
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

 

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

Special Seminar Series: 

Dr. Josiah RichDec. 05, 2016, at 5:00 in Hariri building, Lohrfink Auditorium

Dr. Josiah Rich will lead a talk about “Incarceration and the Overdose Epidemic"
A 20 min presentation; followed by 10 min Q&A session

 

Dr. Michael D. GershonNov. 28, 2016, at 3:30 in Regents Hall, room 239

Dr. Michael D. Gershon will lead a talk about “Enteric Neuronal Control of Enteric Neurogenesis and Intestinal Mucosal Growth"
A 20 min presentation; followed by 10 min Q&A session

 

Dr. Sherry LinkonDec. 2nd, 2016, at 3:30 in Regents Hall, room 239

Dr. Sherry Linkon will lead a workshop on writing in the discipline.  
A 20 min presentation; followed by 10 min Q&A session

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 term 2017

Spring 2017 speakers include:

Jan. 19, 2017
Dr. Ellen Carpenter  Dr. Ellen Carpenter
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reelin’ Along – Roles for Reelin Signaling in Brain and Breast Development and Disease
Hosted by: Dr. Elena Silva

 

Feb. 2, 2017
Dr. Anna Allen  Dr. Anna Allen
Howard University
Novel Functions for the RNA-building protien ETR-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans reproduction and physiological germline apoptosis.
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald 

 

Feb. 16, 2017
Dr. Peter Williams  Dr. Peter Williamson
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Model Pathogen, Model Organism: How Cryptococcus Sees the World.
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald 

 

Mar. 2, 2017
Dr. Peter Olmsted  Dr. Peter Olmsted
Georgetown University, Department of Physics 
Fun with Membrances
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf

 

Mar. 16, 2017
Dr. Rodrigo Maillard  Dr. Rodrigo Maillard
Georgetown University, Chemistry department 
How do Protein Domains Talk to Each Other?
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf

 

Mar. 23, 2017
Dr. Adam Smith  Dr. Adam Smith
George Washington University  
Social Behavior in The Bee Megalopta Genalis and The Evolution of Sociality in The Sweat Bees
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

 

April 6, 2017
Dr. Robert Miller  Dr. Robert Miller
George Washington University 
Cellular and molecular interactions regulating CNS myelination and repair
Hosted by: Dr. Jeffrey Huang

 

April 20, 2017
Dr. Maciej Boni  Dr. Maciej Boni
Penn State University
Delaying drug resistance in malaria
Hosted by: Dr. Shweta Bansal

 

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

Special Seminar Series: 

Dr. Diane Snow

Jan. 31, 2017 at 12:00pm in Pharmacology Library MED/DENT, NE401
Dr. Diane Snow will lead a talk about “The Neural Injury and Plasticity Training Fellowship" is hosting Dean Diane Snow from TCU next Tuesday January 31 to discuss her research in neuronal outgrowth after injury."
A 20 min presentation; followed by 10 min Q&A session

Summer term 2016

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

Summer 2016 speakers include:

Special Seminar Series: 

May 24th, 2016 at 1:30 in Regents Hall, room 239
 Dr. Wendy Lewis
A 20 min presentation; she will pick out a topic from among the current needs (Genetics, Cell, Biochem, or Physiology), followed by 10 min Q&A session

May 25th, 2016 at 1:30 in Regents Hall, room 239
 Dr. Robert Ray
A 20 min presentation; he will pick out a topic from among the current needs (Genetics, Cell, Biochem, or Physiology), followed by 10 min Q&A session