Department of Biology

Graduate Seminar 2022/2023

Graduate Student Seminars and Graduate Development Workshops
Fridays, 3:30-4:45 pm

The Department invites Graduate students to present their research on every Friday throughout the academic year. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session. 

Fall 2022

August 26, 2022

Anais Roussel, Johnson lab
“Biosignature Transformation on the Irradiated Martian Surface”.

Cesar Velez-Penaloza

September 2, 2022

Cesar Velez-Penaloza, Silva lab
“The 3’UTR interferes with Sox11 function in neurogenesis”.

workshop

September 9, 2022

Workshop led by JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) Committee
Two campus equity leaders, Devita Bishundhat and Javier Jimenez-Westerman, 
will join in conversation about, “How can our Biology community help first-generation students thrive?”

September 16, 2022

Vanessa Angelova, lab
“Intestinal barrier defects in giardiasis.

Mara Heilig

September 23, 2022

Mara Heilig, Armbruster lab
“Determining the transcriptional basis of non-biting reproduction in mosquitoes.

Katherine Kraft

September 30, 2022

Katherine Kraft, Rose lab
“Mei Oh Mei! Insights Into the Roles of Kar4 in Meiosis”.

Shirey Vaughn

October 7, 2022

Vaughn Shirey, Ries lab
“Leveraging natural history collections to reconstruct changes in cold-adapted butterfly communities and populations”.

Melissa Collier

October 14, 2022

Melissa Collier, Bansal lab
Informing past and forecasting future infectious disease dynamics in Potomac-Chesapeake dolphins”.

Shahad

October 21, 2022

Shahad Alqahtani, Brinsmade lab
“Exploring the Mechanism of CodY control of the Sae two-component System in  Staphylococcus aureus”.

Ursula machi

October 28, 2022

Ursula Machi, Rose lab
“Regulated Secretion Mediates Yeast Cell Fusion”

workshop

November 4, 2022

Workshop: Emotional First Aid

Deborah George

November 11, 2022

Deborah George, Coate lab
“Molecular Mechanisms of Type II Spiral Ganglion Neuron Development.”

November 18, 2022

Maggie Weng, Johnson lab
“ A Global Meta-Analysis of Hypersaline Microbial Communities”

RITA

December 2, 2022

Rita Akinkuoutu, Singer lab
“Intestinal barrier repair in Giardiasis”

Spring 2023

Ellen jacob

January 13, 2023

 Ellen Jacobs, Mann lab
“TBA”

Dennis

January 20, 2023

 Dennis DiMaggio, Brinsmade lab
“TBA”

Henry

January 27, 2023

 Henry Stevens, Marra lab
“TBA”

Brady Thexton

February 3, 2023

 Brady Thexton, Weiss lab
“TBA”

Marcelle Ferreira

February 17, 2023

Marcella Ferreira, Brinsmade lab
“TBA”

Zeeba

February 24, 2023

 Zeeba Manavi, Huang lab
“TBA”

March 17, 2023

Samantha Sturiale, Armbruster lab
“TBA”

Grace Jeschke

March 24, 2023

Grace Jeschke, Ries lab
“TBA”

March 31, 2023

 Emily Williams, Marra lab
“TBA”

mia cozart

April 14, 2023

Mia Cozart, Huang lab
“TBA”

April 21, 2023

Eddie DeLeon, Singer lab
“TBA”

Juan Carlos Martinez Cervantes

April 28, 2023

Juan Carlos Martinez-Cervantes, Cervantes-Sandoval lab
“TBA”