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Biology Seminars Keep Undergraduates Informed About Scientific Discoveries, Graduate Education and Career Options

Biology majors are encouraged to attend and participate in departmental research seminars. Speakers are recruited from leading medical schools and graduate programs. Students learn about recent advances in medical and biomolecular research. They also learn about opportunities for summer and graduate research at the speaker's institute. Students can receive credit for attending seminars by enrolling in BY300 Current Topics in Biological Research.  Seminars are held on Fridays, in SN212  at 2:00 p.m.

Fall 2016

DATE  SPEAKER                           TITLE                                                        
Sept. 2 Ken Wallace Introduction
Sept. 9

Christopher Morris, Clarkson University

The Biopolitics of the Traditional Medicine for HIV: Notes from the Sutherlandia Clinical Trial in South Africa
Sept. 16

Tom Lufkin

Sept. 23 Laurie Stephen, Ampersand Biosciences The development of biomarker assays in drug development.
Sept. 30 Shantanu Sur Discussion

Oct.   14

Steve Bilodeau, University Laval Transcriptional control of cellular idenity.
Oct. 21 Cintia Hongay


Oct. 28 Jochen Jaeger, Concordia University Large-scale efects of road networks in Europe:  How far can wildlife get away from roads?
Nov. 4 Tom Langen


Nov. 11 Jennifer Hurley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Circadian Biology:  The complexities of keeping time.
Nov. 18 Damien Samways


Dec. 2 Stefanie Kring, Clarkson University

Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM), mercury (Hg) and water quality along the 2 m isopleth in fluvial Lake St. Francis, St. Lawrence River

Dec.  9 Michael Twiss


Laura Smith

"Research was one of my most valuable experiences at Clarkson, I learned more in the lab about school and life then I ever did in the classroom. I made connections and friends that I maintain to this day. Plus, I was able to contribute to the scientific community and I had some of my research published."
— Laura Smith '03, '04 earned her B.S. and M.S. at Clarkson. She is currently a medical student at Saint Georges University.


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