Biology Dept. Seminars & Events

List of Fall quarter seminars: including the professor, date, title of the talk

Upcoming Events

Next Wednesday (9/30) WWU Professor, Shawn Arellano, will be presenting the talk "Navigating uncertain seas: Impacts of early life-history traits on the ranges of marine animals". For more information on Shawn's research, go to:  Anyone interested in attending the seminar can email for the Zoom link.

All Seminars are 4-5 PM on Wednesdays.

For those interested in attending any Biology seminar, please reach out via email ( to receive the Zoom link.

Seminar List


Sept. 23: Genetic & molecular mechanisms of natural variation in protein expression

Dan Pollard, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, WWU


Sept. 30: TBA

Shawn Arellano, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, WWU  


Oct.7: Planktonic interactions in a sea of change

Brady Olson, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, WWU


Oct. 14: NO SEMINAR       


Oct. 21: Anticipating and planning for climate-driven species movements

Joshua Lawlor, Denman Professor of Sustainable Resource Sciences, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
Hosted jointly with the Koma Kulshan chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society


Oct. 28: How to Maximize Opportunity and Advising in Your Major

(Workshop for Biology Phase II Biology Majors)


Nov. 4: TBA (Topic: Mathematics in the Biology Curriculum)

Stephanie Hampton


Nov. 1: TBA (Tpoic: Ecology)

Erika Zavalota, Post-doc, Biology Department, University of California, Santa Cruz


Nov. 18: In hot water: Coral and fish responses to marine heatwaves

Julia Baum, Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia


Dec. 2: Modulation of host immunity by gut-dwelling helminths and the bacterial Microbiota

Lisa Reynolds, Assistant Professor, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia

To be announced.

To be announced.