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 2023 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker(s) and Topic  
1/30 Lindsay Barske, Cascading Phenotypes in Craniofacial Development.  
2/6 Tammy Newcomer, .Remediation, Restoration, and Revitalization Program in Our Great Lakes Areas of Concern  
2/13 Kiyoko Gotanda, Adaptation in a Changing World: Human Influences on Evolution  
2/20 Joyce Parga, Social behavior, mating strategies and reproductive success in a female-dominant primate, the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta).  
2/27 Karrie Weber, Microbes Rock: Microbially-catalyzed metal and radionuclide biogeochemical cycling  
3/6 Veronica Jimenez, Can’t Touch This…What Mechanosensation Does for Trypanosomes  
3/20 Delores Piperno, The Past and Future (?) of Teosinte and Maize in Changing Global Environments: Developmental Plasticity and Crop Plant Evolution.  
3/27 Michael Wasserman, Examining relationships between endocrine-active chemicals and primates from ecological and evolutionary perspectives.  
4/3 Karl Grieshop, Dominance reversal and the maintenance of sexually antagonistic genetic variation.  
4/10 Nacy Chen, Tracking short-term evolution in a pedigreed wild population.  
4/24 Departmental Awards Celebration  

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