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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 2014

DATE  SPEAKER                           TITLE                                                        
Sept. 5 Elizabeth Leadbetter, Trudeau Institute Harnessing iNKT and B cell cooperation with a nanoparticle vaccine.
Sept. 19

Craig Woodworth, Clarkson University

Understanding the Role of Human Papillomaviruses in Cervical Cancer.

Oct. 3

Christopher Chandler, SUNY Oswego

Sex chromosomes, endosymbionts, and mitochondrial heteroplasmy:  Genomic exploration of Terrestrial isopod crustacean.
Oct. 17 Joe Burns, NIDCD/NIH Characterization of cellular fate transitions and novel subpopulations within inner ear sensory eqithelia using single cell RNA-Seq.
Oct. 31 Sara Ashpole, St. Lawrence University Cumulative effects on wetland landscapes:  Can we reconnect amphibian habitat through small pond construction on private land?

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.