Seminar Series 2014/2015

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 2014

Oct. 10, 2014

Dr. Jedd Wolchok
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Cancer Immunotherapy: The End Of The Beginning 
Hosted by: Dr. Steven Singer

Oct. 16, 2014

Dr. Ian Gallicano
Department Of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center 
How Do Micrornas Affect Development?
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf 

Oct. 30, 2014

Dr. Aaron Mitchell
Carnegie Mellon University
Rules Of Engagement – Pathogen Response To The Environment Of Invasive Infection

Nov. 6, 2014

Dr. Damien O’Hallora
 George Washington University
Mechanisms Of Neural Plasticity: From Genes To Behavior

Nov. 13, 2014

Dr. Mollie Manier
George Washington University
Evolutionary Genetics Of Post-Copulatory Sexual Selection In Drosophila

Spring 2015

Jan. 15, 2015

Dr. Erik Aschehoug
North Carolina State University
Biodiversity, species interactions, and plant community structure

Jan. 22, 2015

Dr. Leslie Ries
University of Maryland 
Big science for little insects

Jan. 29, 2015

Dr. Haldre Rogers
Rice University 
What is the fate of a silent forest? The importance of avian pollination, seed dispersal, and predation in plant communities

Feb. 5, 2015

Dr. Jesse Lasky
Columbia University 
Community demography reveals drivers of diversity and ecosystem function

Feb. 12, 2015

Dr. Stephen Hovick
Ohio State University 
Functional trait variation and invasion success in plant communities

Feb. 19, 2015

Dr. Matthew Helmus
VU University Amsterdam 
Biodiversity Science in the Anthropocene

Mar. 19, 2015

Ian Carroll, Postdoctoral Fellow
Georgetown University
Does livestock market self-reporting fill the data gap on potentially disease transmitting cattle shipments?

Apr. 2, 2015

Rachel Horak, Postdoctoral Education Fellow
American Society for Microbiology
Using biogeochemistry, microbial physiology, and the “omics” to understand the changing nitrogen cycle of the Pacific Ocean

Apr. 9, 2015

Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss
Georgetown University
Neurodegenerative Disorders: The Role of Microglia and Astrocytes