Department of Biology


Seminar Series

Seminars are noon in ISELF 110. Free and open to all, they are typically 45-50 minutes long. classes.

Spring 2018

Monday, Jan. 22
Oladele Gazal, St. Cloud State:  Ethnobotanically-Derived Medicines and African Health - A New Research Paradigm.
Monday, Jan. 29
Carl Elliot, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota:  Lonesome Whistle:  Why Medical Researchers Stay Silent About Wrongdoing.
Monday, Feb. 5
Nicholas Cipoletti, St. Cloud State University:  Multi-Generational Exposure of Fathead Minnow (Pimphales promelas) to an Agricultural Contaminant of Emergent Concern Mixture.
Monday, Feb. 12
Victoria Korn, St. Cloud State:  Estrone and Temperature:  Effects to the Predator-Prey in Freshwater Fish.
Monday, Feb. 26
Stephen Saupe, Saint John's University:  Why Do Leaves Turn Color in Autumn?  Ecophysiology of Smotth Sumac (Rhus glabra).
Monday, March 12
Samera De Silva, St. Cloud State:  Effect of Estrogen and (Nigella Sativa) Extract on the Pulsatility of Reproductive Hormones in Ovariectomized, Estrogen Implanted Rats.
Monday, March 19
Kamiko Highley, St. Cloud State:  Female Mate Choice in Pseudo Wild vs. Truly Wild (Poecilia latipinna).
Monday, March 26
Anna Schorr, St. Cloud State:  Yeast Two Hybrid Screen of a (Toxoplasma gondii) Cyclin-Like Protein TGME 266900 (CYc6)
Monday, April 2
Paul Babitzke, Penn State:  "Post-transcription Initiation Control of Gene Expression:  RNA Polymerase Pausing, Transcription Termination, and Repression of Translation."
Monday, April 9
Chimaobim Uzochukwu, St. Cloud State:  The Black Seed, Myth or Reality?
Monday, April 16
Maxime Vaugeoi, University of Minnesota:  Virtual Experiments:  Modeling Applications in Environmental Sciences.
Monday, April 23
Danielle Burski, St. Cloud State:  Induced Mate Choice Copying Behavior in Domestic Guppies (Poecilia reticulata) Through Predation Stress


Fall 2017

Monday, Sept. 11
Dr. Meaghan Guyader, Colorado School of Mines: Organic Pollutants in Minnesota Lakes: Assessing Chemical and Biologic Impacts from Septic Systems.

Monday, Sept. 18
Dr. Josh Stepanek, St. Cloud State: Nature or Nurture? The Emerging Role for Comparative Phylogenetics in Algal Bioprospecting.

Monday, Sept. 25
Dr. Melanie Melendrez, St. Cloud State: Dengue Viral Populations: Structure, Diversity and Dynamics.

Monday, Oct. 2
Dr. Kory Evans, University of Minnesota: Developmental Bias Facilitates Trophic Diversification in Neotropical Electric Fishes.

Monday, Oct. 16
Dr. Meaghan Guyader, Colorado School of Mines: Shallow Lake Ecology from the Perspective of a Pristine Setting: Alternative Stable State Theory.

Monday, Oct. 23
Dr. Mark Minger, St. Cloud State: Teaching Evolution - Confronting Misconceptions.

Monday, Oct. 30
Dr. Ry Marcattilo-McCracken, University of Oklahoma: Creating Born Criminals.

Monday, Nov. 6
Dr. Jianning Tao, Sanford Research, South Dakota: Notching the Skeleton: Using Genetically Engineered Mouse Models to Study Bone Cancer.

Monday, Nov. 13
Dr. Ryan Fink, St. Cloud State: Salmonella’s Desiccation Survival and Thermal Tolerance: Genetic, Physiological, and Metabolic Factors.

Monday, Nov. 20
Dr. Mark Ferrey, MN Pollution Control Agency: Our chemical footprint on the environment: a cause for serious concern?

Monday, Nov. 27
Dr. Maxime Vaugeois, University of Minnesota: Virtual experiments: modeling applications in environmental sciences.