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Seminar Series

Our department hosts a free and open seminar series during the Fall and Spring semesters. All seminars take place 3:40 – 4:40 pm in Jordan Hall Room G33 (basement level) unless otherwise noted. For location details, view the Map and Parking Services information.

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


January 10, 3:40 pm, G33 Jordan Hall   
Prosanta Chakrabarty, Louisiana State University
Riding the Genomic Tsunami: Or, What the Genome Can’t Tell Us
Hosted by Sam Price

January 24, 3:40 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Richard Steet, JC Self Research Institute, Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University 
Unraveling Lysosomal Disease Pathogenesis using Zebrafish
Hosted by David Feliciano

February 12, 1:30 pm, 100 Hardin Hall- Joint seminar with Genetics and Biochemistry
William Kimler, North Carolina State
Darwin lecture
Hosted by Robert Anholt

February 14, 3:40 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Anita Sil, University of California San Francisco
Gene Circuits that Drive Morphology and Virulence in Fungal Pathogens of Humans
Hosted by Emily Rosowski

February 21, 3:40 pm, Watt Family Innovation Center - Joint seminar with TIGERS ADVANCE Building Bridges for Success
Katherine Amato, Northwestern University
Integrating the gut microbiome into primate ecology and evolution
Hosted by Barbara Campbell

February 28, 3:40 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Sofia Lizarraga, University of South Carolina
Epigenetic regulation of Neurotrophin signaling in autism spectrum disorders
Hosted by David Feliciano

March 6, 3:40 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Daniel Vogt, Michigan State University
The notorious MTOR and cortical GABAergic neuron development: novel insights
Hosted by David Feliciano

March 27, 3:40 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Jeroen Saeij, University of California, Davis
Identification of novel Toxoplasma virulence factors using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated loss-of-function screens
Hosted by Zhicheng Dou

April 24, 3:40 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Marc Hanke, University of Houston
Seminar topic TBA
Hosted by Melissa Heintz and the BSGSA