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Seminar Series

Our department hosts a free and open seminar series during the Fall and Spring semesters. In Fall 2021, all seminars will be virtual on Mondays at 11:15 am unless otherwise noted.  Zoom links will be emailed to all biological sciences faculty, staff, and graduate students in advance and will always be available on the biolsci calendar.  Email biolsci@clemson.edu or call 864/656-2328 to request a Zoom link if you are not in our department and would like to attend a seminar.

Our seminars are sponsored by the Biological Sciences and Microbiology Excellence Funds.


Fall 2021

August 30, 11:15 am  
Martin Cohn, University of Florida
Development, evolution, and sexual differentiation of external genitalia
Hosted by Kara Powder

September 6, 11:15 am  
Dean Grubbs, Florida State University
Smalltooth sawfish: multiple lines of research to promote recovery of one of our largest and most endangered marine predators
Hosted by Peter van den Hurk

September 13, 11:15 am
Kirsten Nielsen, University of Minnesota Medical School
The many morphologies of Cryptococcus neoformans
Hosted by Sourabh Dhingra

September 17, 2:30 pm
Rob Dunn, North Carolina State University
A natural history of the future: What the rules of life tell us about tomorrow and beyond
College of Science - Discover Science Lecture Series
https://clemson.zoom.us/j/99471070383

September 27, 11:15 am
Jeremy Tzeng, Clemson University
Glycoconjugate-functionalized magnetic nanoparticles as alternatives to antibiotics for selective killing of bacterial agents
Hosted by Chris Parkinson

October 4, 11:15 am
Barbara Campbell, Clemson University
Microbes in a “Sea” of change: diversity and function in marine environments
Hosted by Charlie Rice

October 18, 11:15 am
Katrine Whiteson, University of California, Irvine
May the fiber be with you: Engineering human bacterial and phage communities in the 21st century
Hosted by Anna Seekatz

October 25, 11:15 am
Jing Chen, Virginia Tech
What does a lysis pattern tell about spatial co-propagation of phages and host bacteria? 
Hosted by Zhicheng Dou

November 1, 11:15 am
Daniel Rabosky, University of Michigan
Species, speciation, and the origins of biological diversity
Hosted by Chris Parkinson

November 8, 11:15 am
Joel Swanson, University of Michigan
Macrophage satiety
Hosted by Emily Rosowski

November 15, 11:15 am
Sonal Singhal, California State University, Dominguez Hills
Why are there more of some types of species than others? The roles of population isolation & persistence on speciation
Hosted by Sam Price

November 22, 11:15 am
Boris Striepen, University of Pennsylvania
The biology of the intestinal parasite Cryptosporidium
Hosted by Zhicheng Dou

November 29, 11:15 am
Marjorie Weber, Michigan State University
Linking ecology and macroevolution using plant-animal mutualisms
Hosted by Matt Koski

December 6, 11:15 am
Jessica Hartman, Medical University of South Carolina
The role of mitochondrial cytochrome P450 2E1 in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Hosted by Bill Baldwin