The Biology Seminar Series:
- exposes students to an important form of scientific communication: the research seminar.
- provides an opportunity for students and faculty to interact with the scientists from other institutions.
- allows students to meet informally with speakers in small groups or at dinner to discuss science, careers, and research.
- encourages students to begin joining in scientific dialogue by asking questions during and after seminars.
Spring 2021 Schedule
- Monday, Feb. 15, 4 p.m. Siobhan Fennessy, Kenyon College
- Monday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m. Ali Brivanlou, Rockefeller University
- Thursday, March 4, 4:10 p.m. Pete Zimmerman '78, Case Western Reserve University
View recordings of previous speakers, which have been saved in Google Drive (please note that recordings are only accessible to current students, faculty and staff).
- Chris Bickford, associate professor of biology: "Wait, that can't be right! Sphagnum photosynthesis exhibits reverse sensitivity to CO2"
- Tracy M.T. Hall, Macromolecular Structure Group, NIH Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory: "A molecular view of gene regulation by collaborating RNA-binding proteins"
- Sarah Petersen, Ashby Denoon Assistant Professor of Neuroscience: "Peripheral neural-glial development depends upon muscle environment"
- Peter A. Zimmerman '78, Case Western Reserve University, Center for Global Health & Diseases: "Revealing Diversity within SARS-CoV-2 Infections"
- Siobhan Fennessy, Philip and Sheila Jordan Professor of Environmental Studies and Biology: "Reversing the downward spiral: how Nature's decline threatens ecosystems and quality of life and what can we do about it"