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Seminar Series: Spring 2022

4:00 p.m. All are welcome! 

Presentation format is noted for each date.

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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, Susan Witherup

January 27
ZOOM
Introductory meeting for students taking Biology Seminar
February 3
ZOOM
Summer STEM Scholars Information Session
Student research opportunities. Presenters, Te-Wen Lo and Ian Woods
February 10
(Dave Gondek) 
ZOOM

Dominique Lessard (Bio '14), University of Vermont
"What can be done with a PhD? From research to advocacy to therapeutic development"

February 17
(Ian Woods)
ZOOM
Andy Sposato, University of Utah
“Charting stem cell fate in the zebrafish testis with single-cell lineage tracing”
February 24
(Ian Woods)
ZOOM

 Megan Wirth (Biochemistry ‘16), Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Reproductive Genetics
"An Exploratory Path to High-Risk Reproductive Genetic Counseling"

March 3
(Nanda Cortes) 
ZOOM
Sahas Barve, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
"Bird-nerd without borders: Curiosity and other motivations for integrative avian research”
March 10
(Te-Wen Lo)
ZOOM
Xantha Karp Central Michigan University
“Arrested development: how diapause modulates developmental pathways” 
March 24
In person,
CNS 1st Floor Foyer/
112
Student Research Options for Fall 2022
All
students interested in enrolling in research are encouraged attend.
March 31
(Ian Woods)
ZOOM
Taylor Medwig-Kinney, SUNY Stony Brook
"To divide or to invade? Regulation of the proliferative-invasive cellular switch  in C. elegans
April 7
In person,
CNS 112
(Te-Wen Lo)

Cynthia Becker (Biology, BS and Music, BA ‘17),
 (MIT-WHOI Joint Program in Biological Oceanography)
"Multi-'omics as a tool to understand invisible signatures of reef quality and disease stress in Florida's Coral Reef” 

April 14
(Te-Wen Lo)
ZOOM
Emily Powers (Biochemistry ‘15), UC Berkeley
“A tale of two helicases, how Ded1 and Dbp1 cooperate to regulate gene expression in yeast"
April 21 
In-person,
CNS 112
(Dave Gondek)
Patricia Mowery, Hobart William Smith
“Anti-cancer drug development with undergraduates”
April 28 
In-person,
CNS 112
Honors Research in Biochemistry
MON.,  May 2
In-person, 
CNS 333
Biochemistry Research Symposium
May 3-5
In-person,
CNS 112
Biology Research Symposia