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
“How do cells use non-specific RNA-protein interactions to achieve specific mRNA decay?”  
Hosted by: Elena Silva

Spring 2023

January 12, 2023

job talk
Hosted by:
Shaun Brinsmade

January 19, 2023

job talk
Hosted by:
Shaun Brinsmade

January 26, 2023

job talk
Hosted by:
Shaun Brinsmade

February 2, 2023

job talk
Hosted by:
Shaun Brinsmade

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
“Learning Immunity from emerging viruses”  
Hosted by: Steven Singer