Seminar Series: Fall 2023

1:00 p.m. All are welcome! 

CNS 112
(unless noted otherwise)


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, Dave Gondek

August 25

Introductory meeting for students taking Biology Seminar 

September 1

Susan Witherup, Post-sabbatical seminar 

September 15
(Dave Gondek)

Laura Goodman, PhD Cornell Vet. Med, Dept of Public & Ecosystem Health

“Antimicrobial Resistance surveillance and comparative genomics in E.coli"

October 20 
(Nanda Cortes & Susan Witherup) 

Leonardo Campagna, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 
“Prezygotic isolation and the genomics of avian plumage coloration” 

November 3   
(Brooks Miner) 

Al Uy, Department of Biology, University of Rochester 
"On the Origin of Species on Islands: Genomic and Behavioral Studies of Diversification in South Pacific Birds"

November 10
(Dave Gondek)
Matthew Chiraboga (Biochemistry ‘17), Northrup Grumman
“Using DNA as a tool to create new nanotechnology"

THURS, November 30    
(Ian Woods)  
CNS 333 

Tardigrade Tracks Research Students 
“Tardigrade Tracks 2023: Modeling human gait disorders in tardigrades”

MON., December 4,
CNS 333
4 pm

Biochemistry ResearchSymposium 

Morgan Miele (Scott Ulrich) 
     "Anti-Warburg compound X4 is a covalent glutaminase inhibitor"
   Caitlyn O’Dell (Andy Smith) 
     "Designing Robust Microgels: A Double Network Approach"

 Carolyn Wise (Dave Gondek) 
     "Gut metabolome changes due to infection with Chlamydia"

WED., December 6 
CNS 112
4 pm

Biology Research  Symposia  

  Isaac Berman (Dave Gondek) 
       "Prebiotic treatment of a dysbiotic gut increases bacterial load of mice infected with Chlamydia"
  Griffin Hunt (Peter Melcher)
"Electrical responses in plants to external stimuli"

  Evelise Hutton (Brooks Miner) 
         "Targeting sublethal UV radiation dosage in Daphnia"

  Kristen Johnson (Andy Smith) 
        "Slug Inspired Adhesive: A Microgel Approach"
  Sarah Hellmann (Susan Witherup)

       "Origins of Invasive Scaevola taccada in Puerto Rico"