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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 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

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