The Biology department offers a seminar (BIOL 41100/41200) series each semester representing a broad range of topics in biology. These seminars are open to the entire community. Refreshments are offered prior to the seminar and students are invited to meet with the speaker in a small group following the talk to answer questions related to the topic presented, or to answer questions regarding different careers in Biology.
Seminar Organizer, Susan Witherup
August 29 Brief introductory meeting for students in Biology Seminar
September 5 Mini Symposium: Student Summer Activities
Hosted by Tri-Beta; reception to follow
September 12 Michelle Attner, Columbia University
“lin-12/Notch-mediated lateral specification:
new insights into the AC/VU decision in C. elegans gonadogenesis”
September 19 Shannon Straub, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
“Skimming the cream of the milkweed genome for phylogenomics”
September 26 Sara Kaiser, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
"Living in a changing world: How the environment shapes reproductive
strategies in temperate and tropical birds"
October 3 Ian Woods’ Sabbatical
"Genetic control of complex traits in humans: leveraging the
half-million samples in the UK Biobank"
October 10 Lara Appleby, Tufts University
October 24 MANDATORY Student Research Options for Spring 2020 (informal)
All students interested in enrolling in BIOL-302 must attend.
November 7 Shin-Yi Lin, Postdoctoral Fellow at Rowan University-SOM
“Genes, development, and the evolution of nematode sex determination”
November 14 Robert Griffin-Nolan (Biology ‘13), Postdoctoral Fellow, Syracuse University
"Exploring mechanisms of ecosystem sensitivity to extreme drought"
November 21 Nicole Theodosiou, Union College
“Game of Guts: spirals versus tubes"
December 5 Leo J. Fleishman, Union College
"Color vision and the evolution of signal color diversity in
Caribbean Anolis lizards"
MON., Dec.9 Biochemistry Research Symposium