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Biological Sciences


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 1105 (SL 1105) and take place on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 PM.  

All are welcome.

Seminars for Spring 2017

Date Speaker Institution Title or Topic

Jan 23

Daniel Summers

Washington University St. Louis

At the Crossroads of Life and Death in the Nervous System

Jan 30

Robert Martin

Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

Darwin Day - Ralph W. Axtell Lecture

Human Reproduction—From Primate Origins to Darwinian Medicine

Meridian Ballroom 4:00 PM

Feb 6

Sarah Riley

St. Louis University

Clinical Laboratory Science: Putting Research Into Action

Feb 13

Rachel French

St. Louis University

New insights into ALS-associated protein aggregation using Semi-Denaturing Detergent-Agarose Gel Electrophoresis

Feb 27

Corey Ragsdale

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


Mar 13

Andrew Ravanelli

Millipore Sigma Aldrich

Fishing for mechanisms in the spinal cord: using zebrafish to study formation and function of the central nervous system

Mar 20

Travis Wilcoxen 

Millikin University

Immune Defense and Disease Dynamics in Songbirds and Birds of Prey

Mar 27

Leighton Reid

Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development

Missouri Botanical Garden

Tropical Premontane Forest Restoration in Southern Costa Rica

Apr 3

Lora Iannotti

Washington University in St. Louis


Apr 10

Mitchell D'Rozario

Washington University in St. Louis

Adhesion G-protein Coupled Receptors in Peripheral Nerve Development

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