Seminar Series: Fall 2021

4 pm

* Weeks with student speakers will be in-person.

Presentations via ZOOM except for the in-person talks*.

All are welcome! 


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.  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, Leann Kanda

August 26
* In-person, CNS 112

Introductory meeting for students taking Biology Seminar, BIOL-41100/41200

September 2
* In-person, CNS 112 
(Nanda Cortes)

Mini Symposium: Student Summer Activities  
Hosted by Tri-Beta

September 9
(Te-Wen Lo)

Lauren (Ryan) Skelly, Biology ‘16; University of Maryland, College Park
“The role of fog-2 in C. elegans: How do (mostly) female worms make sperm?”

September 23
(Ian Woods)
Nadine Vastenhouw, Universeté de Lausanne, Switzerland 
"The spark of life. Initiating transcription in embryos"
October 7                 
(Ed Cluett)
 Gary Whittaker, Cornell University

 “SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: how four amino acids changed the world”

October 21
* In-person, CNS 112
Student Research Options for Spring 2022
students interested in enrolling in research are encouraged attend.
October 28
(Ian Woods)
Andi Pauli, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology, Vienna, Austria
"New insights into the egg-to-embryo transition – from fertilization to translational remodeling"
November 4
(Te-Wen Lo)
Debbie Thurtle-Schmidt, Davidson College
November 11
(Ian Woods)
Kara Cerveny, Reed College
"Choosing among proliferation, differentiation, or death in the developing zebrafish eye"
November 18
(Leann Kanda)

Natalia Taft, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
“A hopeful monster: Adventures in science and politics”

 December 2
* In-person, CNS 112
Tardigrade Tracks Student Presentations
MON., December 6
* In-person, CNS 333
Biochemistry Research Symposium
* December 7 - 9
* In-person, CNS 112
Biology Research Symposia