Department of Biology

Seminar Series


Please see below for information regarding synchronous live Zoom Seminars on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. (Schedule Below) during the Fall 2022 semester by faculty, staff, students, and invited speakers.

Fall 2022

Sept. 12: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Natalia Reyero PhD, Interdisciplinary Center for Nano Technology, Jackson State University, MS: Using Science to Inform Policy.

Sept. 19: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Alan Kolok PhD, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute, University of Idaho: Fish out of water: The five-year plan.

Sept. 26: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Zhiyue Wang, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geoengineering, University of Minnesota: Using Science to Inform Policy.

Oct. 3: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Jim Lazorchak PhD, National Exposure Research Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinatti, OH: What do you want to be when you grow up?  I wanted to be a scientist

Oct. 10: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Loren Miller PhD, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota: Advancements in Studying Population Dynamics in Northern Fish Populations

Oct. 17: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Paul Edmiston PhD, Department of Chemistry, Wooster College, OH: Bioavailability of Chemical Contaminants Using Passive Samplers: Science at an Undergraduate Institution

Oct. 24: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Mary Ann Ottinger PhD, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Houston, TX: One Health and the Exposome: A Case Study in Old World Vultures

Oct. 31: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Mark Strynar PhD, US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC: Lessons learned during environmental forensic investigation of PFAS by nontargeted analysis

Nov. 7: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Elena Nielsen PhD, USGS Water Sciences Research Center, Portland, OR: TBD.

Nov. 14: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Master's Thesis Defense: TBD.

Spring 2022

Jan. 24: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Matt DavisSt. Cloud State University: Evolution in the Dark.

Jan. 31: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

SCSU Alum Emily OlsonMinnesota Zoo: Careers in Zoological Institutions.

Link to Recording of Seminar

Feb. 7: 12-1 p.m. (ISELF 110 and Zoom)

SCSU Alum Shana RoganUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: From MS to PhD: Lessons learned along the way.

Link to Recording of Seminar

Feb. 14: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Althea ArcherSt. Cloud State UniversityOwls and moose and birds, oh my!

Feb. 18: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Jennifer SweatmanConcordia College: Prevalence of Microplastics in North American Waterfowl

March 7: 12-1 p.m.

Spring Break

March 14: 12-1 p.m. (Zoom)

Dr. Grover BrownJacksonville State University: TBD.

March 21: 12-1 p.m.

Bailey RichardsSt. Cloud State University: Thesis Defense.

March 28: 12-1 p.m.

Noel JonesSt. Cloud State University: Thesis Defense.

April 4: 12-1 p.m.

Michelle LanamSt. Cloud State University: Thesis Defense.

April 11: 12-1 p.m.

BIOL 630 Seminar Student PresentationsSt. Cloud State University.

April 18: 12-1 p.m.

BIOL 630 Seminar Student PresentationsSt. Cloud State University.

April 25: 12-1 p.m.

BIOL 630 Seminar Student PresentationsSt. Cloud State University.

Fall 2021

Sept. 13: 12-1 p.m.

Alvina MehintoSouthern California Coastal Water Research Institute (CA): Novel molecular tools to enhance water quality monitoring.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Sept. 20: 12-1 p.m.

Dalma Martinovic-WeigeltUniversity of St. Thomas (MN): At the nexus of basic and applied science.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Sept. 27: 12-1 p.m.

Beth Harlander BakerMississippi State University (MS)Exploring environmental challenges, conservation solutions, and the ecology of health.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 4: 12-1 p.m.

Kelly DiamondSeattle Children’s Hospital (WA). Becoming an integrative biologist: How to work with people and methods from different fields?

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 11: 12-1 p.m.

Tisha King-Heiden, St. Cloud State University: Creative & Flexible Approaches to Maintaining a Research Program at a Comprehensive University.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 18: 12-1 p.m.

Anndee HuffUniversity of Minnesota (MN)Research on advanced nitrogen removal technologies and the career path that led there.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Oct. 25: 12-1 p.m.

Meghan McGee, Astra Zeneka (FL). Teaching my way through an MS, PhD and Medical Affairs: Finding a Career in Lifelong Learning.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Nov. 1: 12-1 p.m.

Takashi MaieLynchburg College (VA). International science during the pandemic.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

Nov. 8: 12-1 p.m.

Jessica WardBall State University (IN). Behavioral sciences as a sensitive tool in ecotoxicology.

Live Seminar Zoom Link

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