The Biology Department has a new weekly seminar 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 so far:

Sept 20    Bio Dept Picnic/Food Truck (tickets will be available from Patty in the department office beginning 9/17)

Sept 27    Alexander Wild    “How ants run the planet”    jointly sponsored with ES (Olin Rice 250)

Oct    4    Study Abroad Panel – students and reps from Study Away

Oct  11    Dorothy Roberts     International Round Table Plenary Session (John B Davis Lecture Hall)

Oct  18    Randy Daughters  “Are you determined or just specified: cellular identity in regenerative medicine”

Oct  25    FALL BREAK – NO SEMINAR

Nov    1    Career Panel (co-organized with OlRi Hub)

Nov   8    Mary Heskel  “Will plants save us from climate change?”

Nov 15    Devavani Chatterjea – jointly sponsored with ES

Nov 22    THANKSGIVING – NO SEMINAR

Nov 29

Dec   6    Robin Shields-Cutler “Computational hammers for really small, kind of squishy, nails: Microbiology for the serial hobbyist.”

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:

Feb 26 and 28   Senior Presentations – JBD Lecture Hall, Campus Center

Mar 7    Alumni Career Panel: Mary Dybvic ’14. McKenna Bernard ’14, Mito Imagawa ’16, Kate (Hamilton) Jamison ’13, Jamie Hasama ’13

Mar 14  Rika Anderson, PhD, Carleton College (sea-floor microbes & genomics)

Mar 21   Spring Break – No Seminar

Mar 28  Laalitha Surapaneni (U MN): health impacts of climate change (Co-sponsor with EnviroThursday: OlRi 250)

Apr 4  Dr. Alex Hastings – Curator of Paleontology at Science Museum of Minnesota -Horse-Eating Crocodiles, Colossal Snakes and More: Reptilian Predators of the Post-Dinosaur World

Apr 11   Caitlin Baker, ’12 PhD candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University  Around the world in 200 million years: what soil invertebrates can tell us about the history of Earth

Apr 18

Apr 25   Michelle (Shellie) Kieke, genetic counselor, “Just Spit in a Tube: At-Home DNA Testing for Ancestry, Forensics and Disease.”

May 2      Martha Streng, PhD,  University of Minnesota “Closing the Loop: On-demand Modulation of the Cerebellum for Seizure Control in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy”