Seminar Series 2023/2024

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, at Regents 239.

Fall 2023

Rebekah Evans - Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience , Georgetown University

August 31, 2023

Rebekah Evans, Georgetown University
Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience

Talk Title: “Midbrain circuity connecting exercise to motor learning.”
Host: Haiyan He

Thompson, Karl

September 7, 2023

Karl Thompson, Howard University
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology

Talk Title: “Small protein effectors of an alternative sigma factor in S. aureus.”
Host: Shaun Brinsmade

picture of Christopher Krupenye

September 14th

Christopher Krupenye, Johns Hopkins University 
Assistant Professor
Talk Title
: Social knowledge and decision-making in chimpanzees and bonobos
Host: Janet Mann

José Lemos - Associate Professor, Department of Oral Biology, University of Florida

October 5, 2023

José Lemos, University of Florida
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Biology

Seth S. Margolis - Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry

October 12, 2023

Seth S. Margolis, Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry

Jeffrey Allen Farrell - Stadtman Investigator, Unit on Cell Specification and

November 2nd, 2023

Jeffrey Allen Farrell, NICHD/DIR
Stadtman Investigator
Unit on Cell Specification and Differentiation

Anna Phan - Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science - Biological Sciences, University
of Alberta

November 9, 2023

Anna Phan, University of Alberta
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Science – Biological Sciences

Denise Akob - Research Microbiologist for the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center

November 30, 2023

Denise Akob, USGS
Research Microbiologist

Spring 2024

Mayra Vidal

January 18, 2024

Mayra Vidal, UMass Boston
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor

Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Wesleyan University

March 21, 2024

Teresita Padilla-Benavides, Wesleyan University
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Michael Johnson, University of Arizona

March 28, 2024

Michael Johnson, University of Arizona
Associate Professor, Immunobiology
Member, BIO5 Institute
Member, Valley Fever Center for Excellence
Member, Asthma & Airway Disease Research Center
Director of Graduate Studies, Industrial Microbiology Track, Applied Bioscience Program
Director of the National Summer Undergraduate Research Project (NSURP)

Vanessa Ezenwa

April 11, 2024

Vanessa Ezenwa, Yale
Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Stanford University

April 25, 2024

Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Stanford University
Dennis Cunningham Professor, Professor of Biology and of Microbiology and Immunology