The Biology Department weekly seminar, held on Thursdays between noon and 1:00 in Olin Rice 350 (unless otherwise announced). Light refreshments will be available. Below is a calendar of what is planned:

Spring Semester schedule:

Jan 23   Capstone Organizational Meeting – Seniors Only! – Kristi Curry Rogers

Jan 30  Discovering Novel Regulators of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation – Daniel Sorensen (Mac’12), University of MN

Feb 6  Young Alumni Career Panel

Feb 13  They Say You Are What You Eat  (Nutrition and Microbiome) – Abigail Johnson, Senior Postdoc – Nutrition PhD, Registered Dietician and Nutritionist (RDN), University of MN

Feb 20  TBD

Feb 27  Junior Panel – My Summer Experience

Mar 5  Career Development Center – Resume / CV Workshop

Mar 10 and 12  Senior Capstone Presentations – All Day – John B Davis Lecture Hall


Mar 26  Predicting and Combating Biotic and Abiotic Disruptions to Diverse Microbiomes – Gautam Dantas (Mac’00), Washington University in St. Louis

Apr 2  Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Opportunities in California Agriculture – Alison Marklein, University of California, Riverside

Apr 9  Small and Mighty: Why Pond Ecosystems Matter to Freshwater Science – Meredith Holgerson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, St. Olaf (Bio/ES Joint Seminar)

Apr 16  what Lizards Can Tell Us About Athletic Training – Jerry Husak, St. Thomas

Apr 23  TBD

Apr 30  Biology Majors and Minors End of Year Picnic! – Rock Garden