The Department of Biological Sciences at Western Michigan University invites you to explore the world of biology in through our seminar series each semester.
fall 2018 seminar series
Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1710 Wood Hall (exceptions noted below)
Sept. 7, 2018
Dr. Blaine Moore, Kalamazoo College
"Mechanisms, Regulation and Functional Evolution of Alzheimer's Disease Proteins"
Sept. 21, 2018
Dr. Bilinda Straight, Western Michigan University–Anthropology
"Epigenetic Approaches to the Evolution of Prosocial Human Behavior: Methods and Questions"
Sept. 28, 2018
Michael K. Bach Distinguished Visiting Lecturer
Dr. Grant McFadden, Arizona State University
"Oncolytic Virotherapy with Myxoma Virus"
Oct. 5, 2018
2 p.m. in 1220 Chemistry
Distinguished Alumni Speaker
Dr. Jim Olson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
"Discovering and Designing Drugs with Guidance from Nature"
Oct. 12, 2018
Dr. Gili Marbach–Ad, University of Maryland
"Using Data Driven Faculty Professional Development to Promote Change in Undergraduate Education"
Oct. 26, 2018
Dr. Tim Wootton, University of Chicago
"Navigating the Tangled Bank: Environmental Impacts on Ecological Networks"
Nov. 2, 2018
Dr. Ximena Bernal, Purdue University
"Ornaments, Enemies and Sensory Filters in the Evolution of Communication Systems"
Nov. 9, 2018
Dr. Labib Rouhana, Wright State University
"Identification of Genes Required for Germline Development Using Planarians in Undergraduate Coursework"
Nov. 16, 2018
Dr. Paul Price, Eastern Michigan University
"Deciphering the Language of Symbiotic Communication"
Nov. 30, 2018
Dr. Nick Haddad, Kellogg Biological Station and Michigan State University
"Conservation Corridors for Nature and for People"
Dec. 7, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Bauer, Miami University.
"Restoring Plant–Microbe Interactions"