Department of Biology

Seminar Series 2016/2017

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 2016

Sep. 8, 2016

Dr. Rebecca Katz
Georgetown University
Global Health Security at Georgetown
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald

Sep. 15, 2016

Dr. Kristen Jenkins
Bioquest
Modeling for Understanding: An authentic scientific experience in the undergraduate biology classroom
Hosted by: Dr. Leslie Ries

Sep.29, 2016

Dr. Eric Skaar
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
The intersection of infection and nutrition at the host-pathogen interface
Hosted by: Dr. Shaun Brinsmade

Oct. 6, 2016

Dr. Cesar Nufio
University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
George Washington University
Hosted by: Drs. Gina Wimp and Leslie Ries

Oct. 13, 2016

Dr. Brandyce St. Laurent
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research,  NIH
Diverse Vectors, Outdoor Transmission, and Drug Resistance: Why Malaria Control gets Complicated in Combodia 
Hosted by: Dr. Peter Armbruster

Oct. 20, 2016

Dr. Joshua Benoit
University of Cincinnati
Viviparity and stress tolerance: examining physiological mechanisms of arthropods under diverse circumstances – Graduate Student Nominated Speaker
Hosted by: Grad Students

Nov. 3, 2016

Dr. Lisa Taneyhill
University of Maryland
A sticky question: The role of cell adhesion in neural crest cell development.
Hosted by: Dr. Thomas Coate

Nov. 10, 2016

Dr. I Fang Sun
National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
Plant reproductive decision-making and its consequences in a changing world — insights from two Asian tropical rain forests
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

Spring 2017

Jan. 19, 2017

Dr. Ellen Carpenter
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reelin’ Along – Roles for Reelin Signaling in Brain and Breast Development and Disease
Hosted by: Dr. Elena Silva

Feb. 2, 2017

Dr. Anna Allen
Howard University
Novel Functions for the RNA-building protien ETR-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans reproduction and physiological germline apoptosis.
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald 

Feb. 16, 2017

Dr. Peter Williamson
National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
Model Pathogen, Model Organism: How Cryptococcus Sees the World.
Hosted by: Dr. Anne Rosenwald 

Mar. 2, 2017

Dr. Peter Olmsted
Georgetown University, Department of Physics 
Fun with Membrances
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf

Mar. 16, 2017

Dr. Rodrigo Maillard
Georgetown University, Chemistry department 
How do Protein Domains Talk to Each Other?
Hosted by: Dr. Heidi Elmendorf

Mar. 23, 2017

Dr. Adam Smith
George Washington University  
Social Behavior in The Bee Megalopta Genalis and The Evolution of Sociality in The Sweat Bees
Hosted by: Dr. Martha Weiss

April 6, 2017

Dr. Robert Miller
George Washington University 
Cellular and molecular interactions regulating CNS myelination and repair
Hosted by: Dr. Jeffrey Huang

April 20, 2017

Dr. Maciej Boni
Penn State University
Delaying drug resistance in malaria
Hosted by: Dr. Shweta Bansal