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.

Fall 2022 Schedule

  • Sept. 1 at 4:15 p.m. in Higley Auditorium: Professor of Biology Wade Powell, Kenyon, "Knockout models reveal endogenous functions of frog aryl hydrocarbon receptors"
  • Sept. 15 at 4:15 p.m. in Higley Auditorium: Curator of Geology Melissa Pardi, Illinois State Museum, "Understanding ecological variation of extinct North American mammals through species distribution models and dietary proxies"
  • Sept. 29 at 11:10 a.m. in Higley Auditorium: Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research Electra Paskett, The Ohio State University, "A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia"
  • Oct. 18 at 4:15 p.m. in Higley Auditorium: Khara Strum, director of the Philander Chase Conservancy, "Exploring the conservation toolbox for the benefit of people & wildlife"
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  • Oct. 27 at 11:10 a.m. in Higley Auditorium: Stuart McDaniel, University of Florida, “Building a new moss model system for evolutionary genomics (and beyond!)”

Spring 2023

  • Feb. 2 at 11:10 a.m. via Zoom: Vanessa Richards M.S., Ph.D. candidate, Molecular Biology and Genetics University of Delaware, "Bradyrhizobium phages"

Previous Seminars

Recordings of previous speakers will be available via Google Drive (please note that recordings are only accessible to current students, faculty and staff).

Phone Number
Email Address
Department of Biology 
Higley Hall 
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022