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 2017

Fall term 2017 seminar series speakers include:

Sep. 28, 2017
Dianne NewmanDr. Dianne Newman 
Professor (Department of Biology)
California Institute of Technology
From Iron Oxides to Infections: Role for Redox-active "Antibiotics" in Microbial Survival and Development  
Hosted by: Alyssa King, Biology department graduate student.

 

Oct. 5, 2017
Dr. David LohmanDr. David Lohman
Associate Professor (Department of Biology)
The City College of New York
Evolution & conservation of butterflies in Southeast Asia
Hosted by: Dr. Leslie Ries

 

Oct. 12, 2017
Dr. Greg LangDr. Greg Lang
Assistant Professor (Department of Biology)
Lehigh University 
A Genome evolution in laboratory populations of yeast
Hosted by: Dr. Mark Rose 

 

Oct. 26, 2017
Dr. Paul RoepeDr. Paul Roepe
Professor (Department of Chemistry)
Georgetown University 
The Biochemistry of Antimalarial Drug Resistance
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf

 

Nov. 2, 2017
Dr. Kay E. Holekamp Dr. Kay E. Holekamp 
Professor (Department of Zoology)
University of Michigan 
The Evolution of intelligence in mammalian carnivores
Hosted by: Jared Grimmer, Biology department graduate student. 

 

Nov. 9, 2017
Dr. Albert BassonDr. Albert Basson
Senior Lecturer (Department of Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology)
Kings College London
Chromatin remodelling and signalling pathways in cerebellar development and medulloblastoma
Hosted by: Dr. Jeffrey Huang

 

Nov. 30, 2017
Dr. Richard SchlegelDr. Richard Schlegel
Professor and Chair (Department of Pathology)
Center for Cell Reprogramming
HPV, cell reprogramming, and intercampus stem cell biology.
Hosted by: Dr. Jeffrey Huang

 

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

None

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 2018 speakers include:

Jan. 25, 2018
Dr. Arnaud MartinDr. Arnaud Martin
Assistant Professor (Department of Biological Sciences)
George Washington University
Do butterflies dream of genetic tattoos? Exploring the genotype-phenotype map using CRISPR and a knowledge-base of the eukaryote genetics literature 
Hosted by: Dr. Leslie Ries

 

Feb. 1st, 2018
Dr. Les ShawDr. Les Shaw
Professor (Department of Cell Biology)
University South Florida
The Post Antibiotic Era: No ESKAPE?
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

Feb. 8, 2018
Dr. Bruce GellinDr. Bruce Gellin
President, Global Immunization
Sabin Vaccine Institute
What this year’s flu season teaches us about influenza: what we know and don’t know
Hosted by: Drs. Heidi Elmendorf and Anne Rosenwald

 

Feb. 15, 2018
Dr. Leon GrayferDr. Leon Grayer
Assistant Professor (Department of Biological Sciences)
George Washington University 
What we can learn from frog antiviral immune responses
Hosted by: Dr. Elena Silva

 

Mar. 1, 2018
Dr. Charles HolmesDr. Charles Holmes
Visiting Associate Professor (Department of Medicine)
Center for Global Health and Quality (GUMC)
Integrating non-traditional data streams into routine care
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald

 

Mar. 22, 2018
Dr. Jeff BoydDr. Jeff Boyd
Associate Professor (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology)
Rutgers University
Metal ion homeostasis as an antimicrobial target in Staphylococcus aureus
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

April 5, 2018
Dr. Thomas Dever Dr. Thomas Dever
Senior Investigator
Section on Protein Synthesis, NIH
Translation factor eIF5A acts as a sensor and effector for maintaining cellular polyamine homeostasis
Hosted by: Dr. Ronda Rolfes

 

Apr. 12, 2018
Dr. Jennifer Fettweis Dr. Jennifer Fettles
Assistant Professor (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Virginia Commonwealth University
The vaginal microbiome and preterm birth.  
Hosted by: Dr. Steven Singer

 

Apr. 26, 2018
Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero Dr. Jocelyne DiRuggiero
Associate Research Professor (Department of Biology
Johns Hopkins University, Biology
Desert Worlds, the Dry Limit for Life.
Hosted by: Dr. Sarah Johnson 

 

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

None Occurred during Spring 2018

 

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

Summer 2018

Dr. Nicholar Barger July 11th, 2018 at 12:00-1:30 in Regents Hall, room 239
Dr. Nichole Barger
A 20 min presentation about "Ecological Restoration Challenges and Opportunities in a Changing World", followed by 10 min Q&A session