This semester seminars will be presented in a hybrid format: most of the seminars will be held remotely via Zoom, but a few of them will be in person (Rieveschl Hall, 502). Seminars will be presented on Mondays at 4:00 pm EST, with an extended Q&A session with graduate students after the seminar (5:00-5:30 pm). For information on how to join, please contact Dr. Noelia Lander at

Spring Semester 2022 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s) and Topic  
1/31 Austin Gray, The Anthropocene: How emerging contaminants impact aquatic ecosystems.  
2/7 Mason Heberling, Stories from the dead: What museum specimens unexpectedly tell us about the living world.  
2/14 Allie Graham, From the Mountains to the Sea: Comparative Genomics of Mechanisms Underlying the Physiological Response to Low Oxygen  
2/21 Sumiti Vinayak Alam, Genetics of the diarrheal pathogen Cryptosporidium parvum: illuminating parasite biology and validating drug targets.  
2/28 Reserved for BGSA invited speaker.  
3/7 Andy Oguma, An integrative approach to studying plant evolution in the Andes.  
3/21 Laura Lagomarsino, An integrative approach to studying plant evolution in the Andes.  
3/28 Jessica Brinkworth, TBA.  
4/4 Elizabeth Willbanks, TBA.  
4/11 Julia Maresca, TBA.  
4/18 Leigh Boardman, TBA.  
4/25 Departmental Awards Celebration  

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