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Biology Seminars Keep Undergraduates Informed About Scientific Discoveries, Graduate Education and Career Options

Biology majors are encouraged to attend and participate in departmental research seminars. Speakers are recruited from leading medical schools and graduate programs. Students learn about recent advances in medical and biomolecular research. They also learn about opportunities for summer and graduate research at the speaker's institute. Students can receive credit for attending seminars by enrolling in BY300 Current Topics in Biological Research.  Seminars are held on Fridays, in SN212  at 2:00 p.m.

Spring 2017

DATE  SPEAKER                           TITLE                                                        
Jan. 13 Ken Wallace Introduction
Jan. 20

Katherine Cleary, Clarkson University

Applications of genetics to wildlife conservation - examples from the wild and wonderful world of bats.
Feb. 3

David W. Pruyne, SUNY Upstate

Linking Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Developmental Biology to understand the cytoskeleton.
Feb. 17 Erin Eggleston, St. Lawrence University Aquatic Microbial Ecology through a Molecular Biological looking glass.
March 10 Michelle Carmell, University of Massachusetts The GCNA family of protiens:  protecting heritable genomes for two billion years.

April 7

Nicole Theodosiou, Union College Evolution and Development Vertebrate Gut Tube: Chicks and Skates.
April 21

Ellie Bennett,
Frontenac Arch Biosphere

 Symbiont-mediated protection.

Laura Smith

"Research was one of my most valuable experiences at Clarkson, I learned more in the lab about school and life then I ever did in the classroom. I made connections and friends that I maintain to this day. Plus, I was able to contribute to the scientific community and I had some of my research published."
— Laura Smith '03, '04 earned her B.S. and M.S. at Clarkson. She is currently a medical student at Saint Georges University.


View the listing of previous seminars.