Seminar Series

The Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University invites you to explore the world of biology in through our seminar series each semester.


All seminars take place Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1710 Wood Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Devin Bloom
Faculty Coordinator
(269) 387-5608

Jan. 20

Dr. Gary Roloff, Michigan State University
Topic: "Forest Management and Wildlife in Michigan: Birds, Hares and Marten"

Jan. 27

Dr. Michael Wagner, Michigan State University
Topic: "Under Pressure: Decoding the migratory strategy of the invasive Great Lakes sea lamprey"

Feb. 3

Dr. Jacqueline Eng, Western Michigan University
Topic: TBD

Feb. 10

Dr. Mariah Meek, Michigan State University
Topic: "Genomics to the rescue—improving conservation of imperiled fish populations"

Feb. 17

Dr. Katherine Greenwald, Eastern Michigan University
Topic: "Michigan's amazing "gene thieves": Evolution and ecology of unisexual (all female) Ambystoma salamanders"

Feb. 24

Dr. Gary Lamberti, Notre Dame
Topic: "The Global Freshwater Crisis: Lessons for the Great Lakes"

March 17

Dr. Thomas Rothstein, Western Michigan University Medical School
Topic: "Human B1 cells in health and disease"

March 24

Dr. Cori Fata-Hartley, Michigan State University
Topic: "Creating Conversations: Engaging Faculty in Transformation of the Gateway Curriculum "

March 31

Dr. Kazem Kashefi, Michigan State University

April 7

Dr. Sean Weise, Michigan State University 
Topic: TBD

April 14

Dr. Ian Kaplan, Purdue University
Topic: "Ecological and agricultural consequences of crop domestication for plant defense to insect herbivory"

April 21

Dr. Jonathan Wendel, Iowa State University
Topic: "The Wondrous Cycles of Polyploidy in Plants"