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Biological Sciences

Seminars

The Department of Biological Sciences hosts a series of weekly seminars each spring and fall semester in association with its colloquium courses for undergraduates (BIOL 492 and 492M) and graduate students (BIOL 592). Seminar speakers are usually invited from other universities and research institutions but occasionally the program will include faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences or other units at SIUE. Talks cover a wide range of topics in biology.

Seminars are usually held in the Science East building in lecture room 1136 (SE 1136) and take place on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 PM.  

All are welcome.

Seminars for Spring 2018

Date Speaker Institution Title or Topic
Jan 22 Cassandra Vernier Washington University in St. Louis Colony-specific nestmate recognition cues mature via socially-regulated ontogenetic processes in the honey bee
Jan 29 Kimberley Sukhum Washington University in St. Louis Energetic costs increase and electrosensory regions are enlarged with the evolution of extreme encephalization
Feb 5 Boahemaa Adu-Oppong Monsanto Understanding the Relationship Between Hosts and their Microbiome
Feb 12 Sheela Athreya

Texas A&M University

Darwinism before Darwin: the gradual emergence of evolutionary theory (and humans)
Special Darwin Day Event
Ralph W. Axtell Lecture
Dunham Hall Theater, 4:00-5:00 PM
Feb 19 Visiting Speaker TBA TBA
Feb 26 Visiting Speaker TBA TBA
Mar 19 Rachel Penczkowski  Washington University in St. Louis Host-parasite interactions using wild plant populations
Mar 26 Lon Chubiz UMSL Life under stress: acclimation and coexistence
Apr 2 Heather True Washington University in St. Louis

Prions: 31 Flavors of Infectious Proteins

Apr 9 Amy Hubert Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Investigating the roles of epigenetic regulation and DNA repair in planarian stem cells
Apr 16 Chris Theodorakis Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Sabbatical talk: Topics in Toxicology
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