2019-2020 Series

Departmental Seminar Series
Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 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 2019 seminar series speakers include:

Sep. 12, 2019
Sarah GaffenDr. Sarah Gaffen
Gerald P. Rodnan Endowed Chair, Professor of Rheumatology
University of Pitt 
Oh to be Seventeen Again: IL-17 Signaling in Infection and Autoimmunity  
Hosted by: Steven Singer 

 

Sep. 19, 2019
Anahi EspindolaDr. Anahi Espindola
Assistant Professor, (Department of Entomology)
University of Maryland
The effect of the environment on species interactions across space and time
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

 

Sep. 26, 2019
Luke BerchowitzDr. Luke Berchowitz
Assistant Professor of Genetics & Development
Columbia University
Meiosis-Specific Translational Repression of Retrotransposon mRNA 
Hosted by: Dr. Mark Rose 

 

Oct. 10, 2019
Leslie RiesDr. Leslie Ries
Assistant Professor, (Department of Biology)
Georgetown University 
Understanding and predicting ecological responses to a changing global environment

 

Oct. 17, 2019
Paolo ForniDr. Paolo Forni
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
University at Albany
Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cell Fate Determination, Connectivity, and Migration of GnRH-1 and Vomeronasal Neurons.
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Coate

 

Oct. 24, 2019
elise zipkinDr. Elise Zipkin
Assistant Professor
Michigan State University 
Synthesizing multiple data sources with integrated modeling: a case study with monarch butterflies
Hosted by: Dr. Leslie Ries 

 

Nov. 7, 2019
Meera SundaramDr. Meera Sundaram
Professor of Genetics
University of Penn School of Medicine 
Building and shaping tiny tubes
Hosted by: Dr. Mark Rose

 

Nov. 14, 2019
greg raglandDr. Gregory Ragland
Assistant Professor (Department of Integrative Biology)
University of Colorado Denver
Polygenes, genetic correlations, and diverse physiological processes shape adaptations to seasonality and temperature in insects
Hosted by: Dr. Peter Armbruster

 

Nov. 21, 2019
gigi storzDr. Gisela Therese Storz
Deputy Chief of the Cell Biology and Metabolism Program of NICHD (Department of Integrative Biology)
Intramural Research Program 
TBA
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

 

Dec. 12, 2019
Guy TanetzapfDr. Guy Tanetzapf
Assistant Professor (Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences)
The University of British Columbia
TBA
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 2020 speakers include:

Jan. 23, 2020
TBA

 

Jan. 30, 2020
TBA

 

Feb. 6, 2020
Mustafa KhokhaDr. Mustafa Khokha
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Critical Care) and of Genetics
Yale University
TBA
Hosted by: Dr. Elena Silva

 

Feb. 20, 2020
Orna CohenDr. Orna Cohen
Senior Investigator and Section Chief, NIDDK, NIH
NIH
TBA
hosted by GU Graduate Students

 

Feb. 27, 2020
Seema LakdawalaDr. Seema Lakdawala
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh
TBA
Hosted by: Dr. Shweta Bansal

 

Mar. 5, 2020
Emily MinorDr. Emily Minor
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
The University of Illinois at Chicago
TBA
Hosted by: GU Graduate students

 

Mar. 26, 2020
Malcolm WinklerDr. Malcolm Winkler
Professor
Indiana University Bloomington, (Department of Biology)
TBA
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

April 2, 2020
Cameron CurrieDr. Cameron Currie
Ira L. Baldwin Professor of Bacteriology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
TBA
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

 

April 16, 2020
Dr. Amy Savage
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, International Accelerator Program, Health Studies
American University
TBA
Hosted by: Dr. Mun Chun Chan

 

April 23, 2020
Maya BhatiaDr. Maya Bhatia
Assistant Professor & CAIP Chair in Watershed Science
University of Alberta
TBA
Hosted by: Dr. Sarah Johnson

 

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

TBA

 

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

Summer 2020

TBA