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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. Seminars will be held at 11:15 a.m. Mondays unless otherwise noted. 

Seminars are sponsored by the BioSci Excellence Fund and the Micro Excellence Fund. Help support continued interactions for students with visiting speakers — 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. Email or call 864-656-2328 to request a Zoom link.

    ▧ Fall 2023 Seminars

    • September 11: “Lobster Tales: Homelessness, Pestilence and Alien Encounters” — Mark Butler, Florida International University, hosted by Natalie Stephens, Alyssa Baker and Antonio Baeza.
    • September 18: (virtual) “Synthesizing Evolvability and Evolutionary Rescue” — Jeremy Draghi, Virginia Tech, hosted by Matt Koski.
    • September 25: “Intestinal and Vector-Borne Pathogens in Wild Living Invasive and Native Mesocarnivores in Poland” — Agnieszka Perec-Matysiak, University of Wroclaw, Poland, hosted by Lukasz Kozubowski.
    • October 2: “Evolution of Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and Most Wonderful” — Sam Price, Clemson University.
    • October 2: Discover Science Series — Gene Robinson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted by Robert Anholt.
    • October 9: “A Life of Loonacy, Leading to Jocassee” — Jay Mager, Ohio Northern University, hosted by Virginia Abernathy.
    • October 23: “Stress-responsive Translatome Reprogramming in Cryptococcus neoformans – Multiple Paths to a Stress-adaptive State” — John Panepinto, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Buffalo, hosted by Sourabh Dhingra.
    • November 6: “Adverse Health Effects and Induction of Transgenerational Inheritance of Disease Due to Environmental Contaminants Using the Zebrafish Model” — Tracie Baker, University of Florida, hosted by Subham Dasgupta.
    • November 13: “Plant Invasions in the Tropics: Lessons From the Caribbean” — Julissa Rojas-Sandoval, University of Connecticut, hosted by Jason Fridley.
    • November 27: (virtual) Ash Zemenick, Project Biodiversify, hosted by Sam Price.
    • December 4: “Adaptive Trait Evolution in Heliconiine Butterflies” — James Lewis, Clemson University, hosted by Julie George.
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