Seminar Event List

Upcoming Events

spring speaker seminars

All Seminars are 4-5 PM on Wednesdays.

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

Seminar List

 **BIOLOGY SEMINARS ARE HELD IN BI 234 AT 4:00 PM UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED**

09/25/19

Open forum to discuss planned changes to Biology major admission process

10/02/19

How do we think about thermal biology in a variable world?

Katie Marshall

Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

10/09/19

All About Graduate School: A Panel Discussion and Open Forum

Host and moderator: Dan Pollard

Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Western Washington University

10/16/19

Shifting habitat mosaics of free-flowing rivers and fish production in an uncertain future

Sean Brennan

Post-doctoral Scholar, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, University of Washington

10/22/19

Biology Phase I Advising Session

10/23/19

No Seminar

 

 

10/30/19

Biology Phase II Advancement Workshop

11/06/19

The challenges of identifying genes involved in local adaptation: alternative causes of Fst outliers

Mike Whitlock

Professor, Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia

11/13/19

Environmental gradients complicate conservation: a case study in the Salish Sea

Jordan Hollarsmith

Post-doctoral Scholar, Biology Department, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia

11/20/19

Microbial sociality: communication, cooperation and conflict in bacterial populations

Peter Greenberg

Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Washington

11/27/19

No Seminar (Thanksgiving Break)

12/04/19

Maternal Cardiovascular Adaptation in Normal vs Hypertensive/Preeclamptic Pregnancy

George Osol

Professor, College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Date

Title

Name

Affiliation

01/08/20

Using the marine microbiome as a biosensor of environmental change.

Alyse Larkin

Department of Earth System Science, University of California, Irvine

01/13/20

Molecular ecology of marine organisms: genomic approaches for measuring diversity and population boundaries.

Natalia Boyana-Vasquez

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Georgia, Department of Environmental Health Sciences and Institute of Bioinformatics

01/15/20

The molecular physiology of fishes in a warming world.

Kristin O'Brien

Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology

01/22/20

Critical Transitions for Marine Fishes: Metamorphosis and the Molecular Controls of Cranial Remodeling.

Jim Cooper

Assistant Professor, Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences

01/29/20

No seminar

02/07/20

New laser-imaging technology informs ecomechanics of deep sea, giant larvacean mucus houses

Kakani Katija 

Research and Development, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Moss Landing, CA, USA

02/12/20

Biology Phase II Advising Workshop

02/13/20

What race is and what it is not... and why it matters

Agustin Fuentes

Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair in Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

02/19/20

How the teaching of biology influences sex/gender beliefs in undergraduates

Kat Ray King

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Louisville 

02/26/20

Developing high-throughput methods to assess the function of protein variants

Stephanie Zimmerman

Post-doc, Biology Department, University of Washington

03/04/20

Careers in Forensic Science

Mary Kellar

WSP Forensics Lab

03/11/20

TBA (Teaching and learning)

Emily Scott

Research Scientist, Biology Department, University of Washington

4/24/2020

Collaborating to Solve a Crisis: The Story of the North American Pollinator Protection Camp

A Webinar by the Smithsonian Institution; 7:00 am Pacific Standard Time

Please click the link below to join the webinar via your computer:
https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/97571337194?pwd=V2VvRzBjc3krRkx3U0tWMENLQW5sQT09
Password: 441905

 

4/29/2020

TBA (topic: optogenetic approach to understanding sensory neurons in C. elegans)

Micaela Pribnic

Candidate for Master of Science degree in the Biology Department, WWU

 

5/6/2020

Developing RNA interference to control an invasive crop pest, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys)

Alexandra Sebastien

Post-doctoral fellow, University of British Columbia

 

5/13/2020

Learning progressions: An empirically grounded, learning-centered framework to guide biology instruction 

Emily Scot

University of Washington

 

5/20/2020

TBD

 

5/27/2020

TBA

Jake Harman

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, University of Washington (Biggins &
Paddison labs)

 

6/3/2020

TBA

Erich Keuchler

Center for High-Throughput Biology, UBC