Biology Department Seminars

Charles Darwin
Biology Departmental Seminars are usually held on Fridays at 2 pm in Room 116 of the Supple (Science) Building, or as announced below. A brief Q&A period typically follows each seminar. After that, everyone (age 21 and over only) is welcome to attend a reception for the speaker in the courtyard of the Old Greenhouse, liquid refreshments provided. To find out more about the speakers, follow the links to their web pages, and check out the seminar (you never know what interesting person might be speaking). TBA indicates "to be announced" unless the date arrives and no seminar speaker has been scheduled at which point it means we do not have a seminar speaker for that day.  Please check frequently.

Spring 2023 Seminar Schedule


Presentation and Speaker 

Host Summary  Paper 
Jan 27

"Precision medicine approaches to treat brain disorders"
Dr. Upal Roy (University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley)

Manish Kumar

Feb 3

"Rethinking the great divide: telomere dynamics and oxidative stress through amphibian metamorphosis"
Dr. Pablo Burraco (Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain)

Caitlin Gabor PDF PDF
Feb 10

"Measuring and modeling latent variables in human dimensions research"
Dr. Gerard Kyle (Texas A&M University)

Chris Serenari PDF PDF
Feb 17

"Symbiommunity: Non-model approaches to understand the interplay between symbiosis and immunity"
Dr. Lauren Fuess (Texas State University)

Dittmar Hahn PDF PDF
Feb 24

Biology Department Research Colloquium

Mar 3

"Plants aren't dumb: using optimality theory to address big questions in plant ecophysiology"
Dr. Nick Smith (Texas Tech University)

Jason Martina PDF PDF
Mar 10

"In the depths of the tide: using zebrafish to dive into neural regeneration"
Dr. Erika Calvo-Ochoa (Hope College)

Mar Huertas

Mar 17 Spring Break - no seminar      
Mar 24

"Using zebrafish as a model organism to understand non-canonical Wnt signaling and muscle development and growth"

Dr. Sharmin Hasan (Sam Houston State University)

Dana Garcia PDF PDF
Mar 31

"Characterization of Supra-Concentrate of Human Bone Marrow Stem Cells for the Treatment of Spine and Musculoskeletal Disorders"

Dr. Hugo Pedrozo (Texas State University)

Dittmar Hahn PDF PDF
Apr 7

"Chromatin dynamics in cell fate decision driven by cis/trans regulome in plant"

Dr. Eun-Deok Kim (University of Texas at Austin)

    Hong-Gu Kang    PDF
Apr 14

"Trait-Environment Relationships in Disrupted Ecosystems"

Dr. Leila Siciliano-Martina (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Dittmar Hahn PDF PDF
Apr 21

"Understanding how plants adjust their growth and development in a warming climate"

Dr. Yongjian Qiu (University of Mississippi)

Nihal Dharmasiri PDF PDF
Apr 28

Biology Department Awards Day