Departmental Seminar Series 2020-2021

Departmental Seminar Series

Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 PM, In-person & Virtually

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.


September 23, 2021
Dr. P’ng Loke, NIH
Senior Investigator
“Heterogeneity of type 2 immune responses to helminth infections”  
Hosted by: Steven Singer

October 7, 2021
Dr. Bill Snell, UMD College Park
“Using a unicellular organism’s flirtation with multicellularity to uncover broadly conserved cellular and molecular mechanisms of fertilization.”  
Hosted by: Drs. Mark Rose and Thomas Coate

October 14, 2021
Dr. Christina Riehl, Princeton
Assistant Professor, EEB
“Group living and life history tradeoffs: insights from a cooperatively breeding bird”  
Hosted by: Dr. Janet Mann & Vivienne

October 21, 2021
Dr. Tammy L. Kielian, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Staphylococcus aureus biofilm induces immune dysfunction during craniotomy infection”  
Hosted by: Shaun Brinsmade

November 4, 2021
Dr. Martin Giurfa, CNRS – Paul Sabatier University
Argentinean-French neurobiologist and neuroethologist
“Cognition in a miniature Brain Performance and Mechanisms.”  
Hosted by: Isaac Cervantes Sandoval

November 11, 2021
Dr. Kausik Si, Stowers Institute
Associate Scientific Director and Investigator 
Storing memory in Amyloid.”  
Hosted by: Isaac Cervantes Sandoval

November 18, 2021
Dr. Kit Hamley, The University of Maine
Hosted by: BOGS- Vaughn Shirey

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Summer semester

During the summer semester, there are no Departmental Seminars; however, we will announce special seminars.