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Department Seminars

The Department Biological Sciences at Clemson University hosts a free and open seminar series during the fall and spring semesters. In spring 2022, all seminars will be hybrid (virtual and in-person) 11:15 a.m. Mondays unless otherwise noted. If there is an in-person seminar, it will be held in G33 Jordan Hall. Zoom links will be emailed to all biological sciences faculty, staff and graduate students in advance and will always be available on the calendar. Email or call 864-656-2328 to request a Zoom link if you are not in our department and would like to attend a seminar.

Any questions or suggestions may be directed to the department by emailing Clicking the link of the event will access the Clemson calendar entry for that event, which in many cases contains additional details. 

Seminars are sponsored by the Biological Sciences Excellence Fund and the Microbiology Excellence Fund. Give to the Department.


Upcoming Seminars

Seminars and Workshops

    Seminar Overview

    This information is an overview of seminars planned for this semester. All seminars are at 11:15 a.m. in G33 Jordan Hall, unless otherwise noted.

    ▧ Fall 2022 Seminars

    • Sept. 12: “Identification of Novel Toxoplasma Virulence Factors Using CRISPR/Cas9-Mediated Loss-of-Function Screens” — Jeroen Saeij, University of California, Davis, hosted by Zhicheng Dou.
    • Sept. 26: “Next-Generation Natural History: Using Technology to Understand the Behavior of a Secretive Predator” — Emily Taylor, California Polytechnic State University, hosted by Chris Parkinson.
    • Oct. 3, Watt Auditorium (Room 108): Tiara Moore, Black In Marine Science program lead at The Nature Conservancy, hosted by Tokea Payton.
    • Oct. 10: “Getting Ahead of Pandemic Uncertainties: SARS-CoV-2 Epidemiology and Evolution” — Jeff Townsend, Yale University, hosted by Vince Richards.
    • Oct. 17: Jake Socha, Virginia Tech, hosted by Virginia Abernathy.
    • Oct. 24: “Diversity and Prevalence of Clostridium innocuum in the Human Gut Microbiota” — Disha Bhattacharjee, Clemson University, hosted by Anna Seekatz.
    • Oct 31: “Linking Ecology to Macro-scale Patterns of Fish Diversity” — Jennifer Hodge, Clemson University, hosted by Sam Price.
    • Nov. 14: “Alveolar Macrophage Mediated Host Resistance Against Aspergillus fumigatus” — Joshua Obar, Dartmouth College, hosted by Sourabh Dhingra.
    • Nov. 28: “Searching in the Crowd: Can Plants With Extrafloral Nectaries Select Their Ant Partners?” — Laura Leal, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, hosted by Matt Koski.
    • Dec. 2, 11 a.m.: Susan Alberts, Duke University, hosted by Robert Anholt as part of the Discover Science distinguished lecture series. Virtual.
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