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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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seminars and post-seminar discussions with the speaker may be held in-person (SE3126) or via Zoom, starting at 3:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend the seminars.  For information on how to login to Zoom meetings, please contact Dr. Tom Anderson ( or Dr. Danielle Lee (

Seminars for Spring 2022

Date Speaker Affiliation Title or Topic
Jan 24 Benjamin Wolfe

Tufts University

“Delicious rot ecology and evolution of fermented food microbiomes”

Jan 31 Enoch Ng'oma University of Missouri

“From the lab to the bush and back: A case for ecological genomics of aging”

Feb 7 Levi Storks University of Nebraska

“Interactions between Ecology, Cognition, and Neuroanatomy in Anolis Lizards”

Feb 14 - -

Darwin Day 2022 CANCELED.

Feb 21 Swanne Gordon Washington University - St. Louis

“Evolution of diverse coloration and behavior: lessons from a 'non-model' system in nature”

Feb 28 Nicole Miller-Struttman Webster University

“Harnessing the power of the people for conservation science: A Shutterbee Story”

Mar 14 Howard Whiteman Murray State University

“The Evolutionary Ecology of Acting Junvenile in a Polyphenic Salamander”

Mar 28 Malia Gehan Danforth Plant Science Center

“What Phenotypes Matter? Open Challenges in Plant Phenomics with PlantCV”

Apr 4 Mike Moore Living Earth Collaborative

“Climate shapes the diversification of animal beauty” 

Apr 11 TBD TBD

-something interesting-

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