IMG_46082017/2018 Biology Seminars

Biology seminars are normally held in Olin 115 on Thursdays, from 12:50 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.  A current listing of seminars scheduled for the school year, 2017/2018, can be found below:


2018 Winter Term:


Thursday, January 18th, 2018: Jennifer Lanni, Assistant Professor of Biology at Wheaton College presents, “Fish Tales: How the zebrafish grew its long fins.”


Thursday, February 1st, 2018: Dr. Nick Crawford. Department of Genetics, University of Pennsylvania. Genetic Basis of Pigmentation in Africans.”


Thursday, February 8th, 2018: Professor Robert Olberg, Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Life Sciences, Union College presents,”How the dragonfly intercepts its flying prey: From neurons to behavior.”


Thursday, February 15th, 2018: Dr. Jacqueline Smith, Research Professor, Geology Department, Union College presents,Microplastic pollution in the Mohawk River.”


Thursday, February 22nd, 2018: Founder’s Day – No seminar.


Thursday, March 1, 2018: Dr. Manuel Leal, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Missouri, presents, “Cognition outside the box: Behavioral flexibility and homing behavior in Anolis lizards.”


Thursday, March 8th, 2018: Dr. Patrick O’Hern, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School presents,“Delineating Mechanisms Underlying Neurodegenerative Disease using C. Elegans.”


*Note: Biology seminar dates, speakers and titles are subject to change. Please check back for weekly updates.

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