Spring 2019 Biology Seminars
All seminars are at 4 p.m. in Park 245. Refreshments will be served before the lecture.
Title: "Catch a wave and you can see real far."
Lecture by: Ralph Hruban, M.D., Director of the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center; Baxley Professor and Director of the Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Jan. 28, 2019
Title: "The fungal half of the mycorrhizal equation: how fungi affect orchid population dynamics"
Lecture by: Melissa McCormick, Ph.D., Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Feb. 25, 2019
Title: "Antimicrobial peptides and intestinal homeostasis: Contributions of both host and microbe."
Lecture by: Nita H. Salzman, M.D., Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin
March 18, 2019
Title: "Green Infrastructure, Blue Carbon and Nature & Human Health: Science to Support Ecosystem Management"
Lecture by: Arianna Sutton-Grier, Ph.D., University of Maryland
March 25, 2019 (New date of lecture.)
Fall 2018 Biology Seminars
Title: "Molecularly-defined classes of interneurons linked to locomotor rhythm generation."
Lecture by: Kimberly J. Dougherty, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, Drexel University College of Medicine
Sept. 17, 2018
Title: "Developing field-ready, hand-held DNA diagnostics at Biomeme."
Lecture by: Heidi Norton, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Biomeme
Oct. 8, 2018
Title: "Biodiversity and bioinvasions: marine community ecology from local latitudinal scales."
Lecture by: Amy L. Freestone, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Temple University
Oct. 29, 2018
Spring 2018 Biology Seminars
Title: "Viruses No Longer Welcome: Using bacteria to fight the spread of viruses in mosquitos."
Lecture by: John H. Connor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine
April 23, 2018
Title: "Molecular Biology to Combat a Parasite that threatens Kids around the World."
Lecture by: Boris Striepen, Ph.D., Professor, Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Feb. 26, 2018
Title: "From the First Nine Months to the Rest of your Life: The science linking your mother's diet and environment during pregnancy to your future health."
Lecture by: Samantha F. Butts, M.D., MSCE, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Feb. 12, 2018
Fall 2017 Biology Seminars
Title: "An Evolving Understanding of the Deep Sea and Our Role in the Depths of the Ocean."
Lecture by: Erik E. Cordes, Ph.D.
Temple University, Department of Biology
Sept. 25, 2017
Title: "Sexy Sperm and Competitive Caterpillars: Sexual Selection and its Consequences in the Rattlebox Moth."
Lecture by: Vikram Iyengar, Ph.D.
Villanova University, Department of Biology
Oct. 23, 2017
Title: "The Use of Genomics and Cytogenetics in Clinical Care."
Lecture by: Jennifer J. D. Morrissette, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Medicine
Clinical Director, Center for Personalized Diagnostics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Nov. 13, 2017
Spring 2017 Biology Seminars
Title: “Lessons from an 80 Million Year Success Story: Army Ants as Models for Neuroecology and Thermal Physiology.”
Lecture by: Sean O'Donnell, Ph.D.
Drexel University, Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science
Jan. 30, 2017
Title: “Harnessing the Inflammatory Response for Tissue Regeneration.”
Lecture by: Kara Spiller, Ph.D.
Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health
Feb. 13, 2017
Title: “Schistosome Ion Channels as Potential Drug Targets.”
Lecture by: Robert M. Greenberg, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
April 3, 2017