Department of Biology

Seminar Series 2022/2023

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.

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

Fall 2022

Dr. Michael Burger

September 1st, 2022

Dr. Michael Burger, Lehigh University
“Tuning in to neural specialization: How auditory neurons develop optimal stimulus selectivity”  
Hosted by: Thomas Coate

Dr. David Linden

September 8, 2022

Dr. David Linden, John Hopkins
“Regeneration of serotonin axons in the adult brain”  
Hosted by: Dan Isaac

September 15, 2022

Dr. Silke Bauer, Swiss Ornithological Institute
“Global movements under global changes – causes, consequences, and implications of individual migrations and large-scale biomass flows”  
Hosted by: Emily Williams

Dr. Gaël Giraud

September 29, 2022

Dr. Gaël Giraud, Georgetown University
“Macro-economics and  Climate change.”  
Hosted by: Leslie Ries

Rebecca Helm

October 6, 2022

Dr. Rebecca Helm, University of North Carolina Asheville
The other half of Earth: high seas ecosystems and human impacts.”  
Hosted by:
Martha Weiss

Dr. Andreas Peschel

October 13, 2022

Dr. Andreas Peschel, Uni Tübingen
Staphylococcus aureus colonization and infection – fighting the enemy within”  
Hosted by: Shaun Brinsmade

Darci Trader

October 27, 2022

Dr. Darci Trader, Purdue University
“Discovery of Molecules to Monitor and Perturb the Activity of the Proteasome”  
Hosted by: Haiyan He

Gloria Brar

November 3rd, 2022

Dr. Gloria Brar, UC Berkeley
“Uncovering the unconventional molecular circuitry underlying meiosis”  
Hosted by: Zachary Park

November 10, 2022

Dr. Marisol Juarez Rivera, University of New Mexico
“Microbe-environment interactions and their fossil record at two temperature extremes”  
Hosted by: Sarah Johnson

Dr. Robert Hogg

December 1st, 2022

Dr. Robert Hogg, NIH
Hosted by: Elena Silva

Spring 2023

January 19, 2023


January 26, 2023


February 2, 2023


February 16, 2023


February 23, 2023


March 2nd, 2023


March 23, 2023


March 30, 2023

Dr. Antonio Lazcano, UNAM
“The RNA World: insights from a viral pandemic”  
Hosted by: Isaac Cervantes-Sandoval 

April 13, 2023

Dr. Amy Gladfelter, UNC
Hosted by: Mark Rose

April 27, 2023

Dr. Kellie Ann Jurado, University Penn
Hosted by: Steven Singer