Departmental Seminar Series 2020-2021

Departmental Seminar Series
Thursdays, 12:30-1:45 PM, 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.

Fall 2020 Speakers:

September 10, 2020
Dr. Nick PyensonCurator of Fossil Marine Mammals
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and studies the paleobiology of marine mammals
“Whales : Past, present and future”  
Hosted by: Drs. Janet Mann and Peter Marra

September 17, 2020
Special Seminar on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion discussion.
Presenter(s): DEI committee

September 24, 2020
Dr. Kumaran Ramamurthi, Senior Investigator and Deputy Chief
Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, NIH
“Protein localization during cell division and morphogenesis in B. subtilis”  
Hosted by: Dr. Daniel Isaac and Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

October 8, 2020
Dr. Raychelle Burks, Associate Professor of analytical chemistry
The American University
“Illicit indications: colorimetric and fluorometric visualizations for forensic science”. 
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf

October 15, 2020
Dr. Kristen Branson,
“Machine vision and learning technologies applied to behavioral neuroscience”  
Hosted by: Dr. Isaac Cervantes Sandoval

October 22, 2020
Dr. Elodie Ghedin, parasitologist and virologist as well as a professor
The New York University Center for Genomics and Systems Biology
“Parasitology and Genomics”  
Hosted by: Dr. Steven Singer

November 5, 2020
Dr. Jimmy Saw, Parasitologist and Virologist as well as a professor
George Washington University
“Microbial diversity, ecology, and evolution”  
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

November 12, 2020
Dr. Yoshiro Aso, Group leader

HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus
“Learning and Memory”  
Hosted by: Dr. Isaac

November 19, 2020
Dr. Lynnae Quick, Planetary geophysicist and Ocean Worlds Planetary Scientist. 
NASA
“Missions to worlds capable of supporting life”  
Hosted by: Grad students