Biology Department Seminars

Seminars are Fridays at 2:30 in Newton 209 (times and locations may vary)

Spring 2024 Seminars

February 2-Dr. Tara Sweet: How turning on the channel makes the volume go down.

February 9-Heritage Month Speaker Series: Moderated Discussion with Angela Davis, Wadsworth Auditorium, 2:00pm

February 16- Dr. Mackenzie Gerringer: Life in the Deep Ocean: Adaptation, Diversity, & Undergraduate Research Experiences

February 23-Dr. David Hoekstra and current graduate students: University of Buffalo UB’s Graduate Programs in
Biological Sciences: Faculty and Student Perspective

March 1-Dr. Emily Arsenault, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. From Isotopes to Robots: Investigating Spatial Variability in Aquatic Habitats

March 29-Wendy Owens-Rios, Population Ecology Mark and Capture Methodology

April 5- Dr. Sid Bosch & Dr. Jeffrey Over Biology and Geological, Environmental, and Planetary Joint Seminar. Biodiversity and Geology of Coral Reefs: The Bahamas Trip and Research Summaries ISC 115, 2:00pm

April 12-Dr. Petar Pajic, University of Buffalo: A Mechanism of Gene Evolution Generating Mucin Function 

April 19-Dr. Cassandra Taber, University of Toronto: Elucidating the Mechanisms of Pseudo-hypoxic Disease Using Biophysical Methods

April 26-Lab Crawl Event 2:00pm-4:30pm ISC Atrium

May 3-Nikki Fuller: The Impact of Environmental Filters on Debris Transport Across a Rural to Urban Gradient in the Lake Ontario Watershed 

Fall 2023 Seminars 

September 29- Dr. Timothy Morris, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry- "Establishment and Impacts of Biological Control Agents Introduced for Control of Emerald Ash Borer"

November 10- Research Symposium hosted by Tribeta. Dr.Gerringer will give a talk at 2:30 in Newton 203 and then there will be a poster session with FOOD from 3:00-4:30 in the ISC atrium.

December 8- Dr. Ben Miller, University of Rochester Medical Center. No more mice: Studying new drugs using tissue chips and integrated photonic sensors.

Spring 2023 Seminars

January 27 - Dr. Varuni Jamburuthugoda, SUNY Geneseo - "Selfish Genetic Elements: How (retro)transposons replicate within host genomes"

February 17 - Monica Schneider, SUNY Geneseo - "Applying What Psychologists Know about the Brain & Memory to Improve Learning & Performance" 

March 3 - Sam Heraghty, U of Alabama (Geneseo Biology alum) "genetic/epigenetic adaptation in bumble bees"

March 24 - Jonathan Huie, George Washington U "Best of both worlds: morphological adaptations in fishes and salamanders"

March 31 - DICE Workshop: Stereotypes & Identity in Science - hosted by Biodiversity 


      2:30 PM Dr. Vincenzo Marino: An insight into the dentistry profession and program - Hosted by Tribeta

      3:30 PM (ISC131) Implicit Bias Training Discussion - Hosted by Biodiversity

April 14 - Dr. Charlie Moor (Novartis) and Dr. Colleen Tagliarino (Stemline) - Careers in pharmaceutical industry 

April 21 - Biology Lab Crawl - Hosted by BioDiversity 

April 28 - Biology Department Tribeta Induction & Awards (usually scheduled later, at ~4pm - families welcome!)

May 5 - Ryan Busha (Geneseo class of '09) Clinical Operations Manager, Early Clinical Operations at Takeda 

Fall 2022 Seminars

September 16th - Michael Mills (STEM scholarships) + Dr. David Heppner, University of Buffalo - Targeting mutant EGFR lung cancer with small-molecule inhibitors.

September 23rd - Dr. Clara Kielkopf, University of Rochester - Splicing Hot Research on pre-mRNAs:An Achilles’ Heel of Cancers

September 30th - Biology department Pizza Mixer!

October 21st - Angela Kubik - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Multi-system stem cell-based regenerative dysfunction during spaceflight  and aging 

November 4th - Tribeta Research Symposium - Gregg Hartvigsen 

November 11th - Robert T. Dirksen, University of Rochester - Pathophysiology and Treatment of Tubular Aggregate Myopathy 

December 2nd - Research and internship Opportunities in Biology