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Students at the rim of the Grand Canyon

Students gathering plant specimens

Fridays at 3:00-4:00 PM online  (unless otherwise noted)

All talks are open to the public. Upcoming speakers and their topics are listed below. Please click on the seminar titles for further details. If you have any questions or comments, please email the coordinator or call the Department of Biology at 559•278•2001. For other public science lectures, please check out the Central Valley Café Scientifique.

Colloquium Talks
Date Speaker Topic Institution
08/23/21   Introduction & Orientation  
09/03/21 Dr. Evita G. Weagel Biomarker Analysis and Clinical Significance of Thymidine Kinase 1 in Solid and Hematological Malignancies Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Oncology, Discover Biology, Tumor Immunology team
09/10/21 Dr. Omar Amin Ancient Egyptian Medicine Institute of Parasitic Diseases (IPD) and Parasitology Center, Inc. (PCI)
09/17/21 Dr. Michelle Digman Metabolic Imaging in Living Tissue University of California, Irvine, Department of Biomedical Engineering
09/24/21 Dr. Megha Kumar My Journey from Stem Cells to Prostate Ablation, with pit-stop at Cancer Genomics Profound Medical
10/01/21 Dr. Andy LiWang Disection of a Biological Clock University of California, Merced, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
10/08/21 Dr. Zaki Sherif What is known and unknown about PASC/Long COVID Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
10/15/21 Dr. Steven Miller

Pharmaceutical Careers for Science Degrees: Focus on Medical Affairs and Business Development

Marinus Pharmaceuticals
10/22/21 Dr. Randy J. Nelson Light at Night: Disrupted Circadian Rhythms Affect Brain and Behavior West Virginia University, Department of Neurosciences
10/29/21 Dr. Shinya Ito How do mice identify sound source locations? Allen Institution, Mind Scope Program
11/05/21 Dr. R. Paul Evans Bioarchaeology of mummies in Egypt and the phylogenetics of endangered fish: An adventitious nexus Brigham Young University, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Biology
11/12/21 Anthony Lange Synaptic Plasticity in an Ethanol Tolerance Circuit University of California, Merced
11/19/21 Dr. Alexander Sher Interrogating Retinal Circuitry University of California, Santa Cruz, Physics Department
11/26/21   HOLIDAY BREAK  


Graduate students in the Biology and Biotechnology Masters programs present their thesis research in a culminating Thesis Exit Seminar to the department's faculty and students.

More information coming soon!