Graduate Research Seminar 2023/2024

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

Join us every Friday for graduate research discussions! Graduate students showcase their exciting research at our departmental seminars, followed by an interactive Q&A session. Graduate students learn from peers’ presentations and Q&A sessions, gaining perspectives that can inform and refine your own research.

Fall 2023


August 25, 2023

BOGS: Discussion of Graduate Student Survey

September 1st, 2023

Maggie Weng
“Understanding extremophile biogeography through a meta-analysis of hypersaline microbial communities”


September 8th, 2023

Conversation with CGSS regarding Graduate Student Survey

Henry Stevens

September 15, 2023

Dennis DiMaggio
“An unexpected role for pyrimidine biosynthesis in regulating virulence gene expression in Staphylococcus aureus.”

Ursula machi

September 22, 2023

Ursula Machi
“Control of Yeast Cell Fusion by Regulated Secretion”

September 29, 2023



October 6th, 2023

Ellen Jacobs
“Do bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Western Australia, modify echolocation behavior while using sponge tools to forage?”


October 13, 2023

Rita Kosile
“Intestinal Barrier repair in Giardiasis “


October 20, 2023

Henry Stevens
“Project Redstart: Understanding past, present, and future migratory connectivity for a long-distance migratory bird.”


October 27 2023

Workshop: Microaggression and bystander responses

Marcelle Ferreira

November 3rd, 2023

Marcelle Ferreira
“Alternative pathway for the synthesis of branched-chain fatty acids in Staphylococcus aureus.”

Brady Thexton

November 10th, 2023

Brady Thexton
“Native arthropods form diverse communities on an invasive host”.

Juan Carlos Martinez Cervantes

December 1, 2023

Juan Carlos Martinez Cervantes
“Molecular and cellular mechanisms of learning and forgetting”

Spring 2024

Grace Jeschke

January 12, 2024

Grace Jeschke
“Changing with the times: effects of multiple stressors on a common butterfly.”


January 19, 2024

Sam Sturiale
“Transcriptomic Responses to Past and Present Temperature in Pieris rapae”

mia cozart

February 2nd, 2024

Mia Cozart
“Investigating the role of the amino acid transporter, Slc7a5, in a mouse model of MS.”

February 16, 2024

Bergeline Nguemwo Tentokam
“ Investigating serine proteases in Giardia duodenalis infection”

Emma Lederer

February 23, 2024

Emma Lederer
“leaf ties assemble diverse arthropod communities”

March 15, 2024

Emily Williams
“The patterns and drivers of intraspecific variation in migration in the American Robin.” 


March 22, 2024

Zeeba Manavi
“Analysis of cellular senescence in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis”.

April 5, 2024

Prachi Shah
“Role of dopaminergic signaling on anesthesia-induced retrograde amnesia.”

meredith macqueeny

April 12, 2024

Meredith MacQueeny
“Mother Knows Best: Birth spacing, foraging development and social learning in bottlenose dolphins.”

April 19, 2024

Malavika Sugumar
“The Function of CaMKIV in Spiral Ganglion Neuron Development.”

Martin Sabandal, PhD

April 26, 2024

Martin Sabandal, PhD

May 3rd, 2024

Meghan Bullard