Events and Activities

The Department of Biology is a research community where students, faculty, post-doctoral associates, senior researchers, technicians, and adjunct lecturers have different outlets to engage in a forum of learning and discussing research in the biology field.

Seminar Series

The Department of Biology invites scholars in Biology to present their research at the Department of Biology at Georgetown University. The guest speakers attend the seminar series on most Thursdays throughout the academic year, during the Fall and Spring semester. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session. To learn about current and previous speakers please browse the lists below:

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Graduate Seminar Series

The Department of Biology invites Graduate students to present their research on every Friday throughout the academic year, during the Fall and Spring semester. Students are expected to present their thesis research and give an outline of their project, background, rationale, methods, data collected so far, conclusions, and future directions. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session from Biology professors, Biology graduate students, and any other attendees. This weekly seminar series provides students the opportunity to learn the elements of preparing and presenting a seminar, it also prepares them for their final Defense presentation.

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Journal Clubs

Journal Clubs are provided weekly to graduate students as an opportunity to present journal articles of their choice and share them with their colleagues and instructors.  It serves as a practice ground  for speaking to a scientific audience.  Journal clubs are a forum for learning and for the expansion of scientific knowledge in Astrobiology, ecology, evolution and behavior, and Molecular Cell Biology literature.

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BIOcoffee runs during the summer. It is a weekly summertime gathering of faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and visitors. It is a great opportunity to mingle with friends, new and old,  and catch up with old friends while enjoying a fabulous breakfast of coffee and yummy pastries.


The purpose of this organization is to connect students in the Biology department graduate program, organize events for members of the Biology department, and liaise between students, faculty, and other areas of academic interest across campus.

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