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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.


DATE  SPEAKER                           TITLE                                                        
Jan. 20 Andrew Brambruger
St. Lawrence River Institutue of Environmental Sciences
Adapt or Adopt:  Mechanisms that regulate the composition, structure and dynamics of biological communities.
Feb. 3

Gordon Plague
SUNY Potsdam

Parasites in parasites: the evolution of transposable elements in bacterial pathogens.

Feb. 24

Alexei Tumanov
Trudeau Institute

Lymphotoxin-dependent control of transposable elements in bacterial pathogens.
Mar. 9 Leo Fleishman
Union College
Visual perception and visual-signal evolution in Anolis lizards
April 6 Nicolas Lartillot
University of Montreal
An integrative probabilistic framework for macro-evoluntionary studies.
April 20 Philippe Seguela
University of Montreal
Role of phospholipids in fast ATP signaling.

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.


View the listing of previous seminars.