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

fall Semester 2023 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s) and Topic  
8/18 Annie Rowe, University of Cincinnati, Electrons for Dinner: Microbes that conserve energy by taking electrons from minerals, electrodes, and other microbes  
9/11 Liz Hobson, University of Cincinnait, Leveraging animal sociality to learn about cognition
9/18 Jennifer Hellman, Ohio State University, Fathers know best: the importance of paternal experiences on offspring phenotypes
9/25 Risa Pesapane, Ohio State University, Asian long horned ticks: pathogens and other pernicious impacts of this exotic pest
10/2 Matt DeGennaro , Florida International University, A mosquito’s perspective on what makes us different
10/9 no seminar
10/16 Manuela Dal Fomo, Botanical Institute of Texas, Hidden Gems: Lichen Collections as Sources of Multiple Data Layers
10/23 Beth Reinke, Northeastern Illinois University, TBA
10/30 Rosana Zenil-Ferguson, University of Kentucky, Integration of traits and diversification: Lessons from large phylogenies
11/6 DJ Ferguson, Miami University of Ohio, TBA
11/13 Alexander Paredez, University of Washington, TBA
11/20 Casey Pennock, Ohio State University, TBA
11/27 Maria Alvim Gaston, Eli Lilly, TBA

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