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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 3:30 – 5 p.m. 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 Paynter Commemorative Fund and the Biological Sciences Excellence Fund. 


Sept-6-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall   
George Yu, PhD - Clemson University, Department of Biological Sciences
Targeting Tumor Microenvironment for Immunotherapy

Sept-13-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Vincent Richards, PhD - Clemson University,  Department of Biological Sciences
Medical Microbial Genomics

Sept-27-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Caryn E. Outten, PhD - University of South Carolina, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Title to come
Hosted by Zhicheng Dou

Oct-11-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
John Rawls, PhD - Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Director, Duke Microbiome Center
Integrative physiology of host-microbiota interactions in the vertebrate intestine
Hosted by Emily Rosowski

Oct-18-2019   
EPIC -  CBEP symposium

Oct-25-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Kami Kim, MD - University of South Florida
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine and Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine; Joint Professor, Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, College of Public Health, University of South Florida
Title to come
Hosted by Zhicheng Dou

Nov-1-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall   
Barbara Campbell, PhD - Clemson University, Department of Biological Sciences
‘Sea’ Microbes and their Interactions

Nov-8-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Lisle Gibbs, PhD - Ohio State University, Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology and and Ohio Biodiversity Conservation Partnership
Beak of the Snake: Evolutionary and conservation genetics of venom genes in pitvipers
Hosted by 
Chris Parkinson

Nov-15-2019, 3:30 pm, G33 Jordan Hall
Craig Lowe, PhD - Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Copy number variation in vertebrate evolution and human disease 
Hosted by Kara Powder

Nov-22-2019, 2:30 pm, Freeman Hall 078 - Joint seminar with Genetics and Biochemistry
Mariana Wolfner, PhD - Cornell University, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics           
Title to come
Hosted by Robert Anholt