Department of Biology

News and Events

Recent Student and Faculty News and Events

Follow these links for updates regarding Student and Faculty Achievements in the Department of Biological Sciences.

Welcome New Department of Biology Faculty Member: Conservation Zoologist

The Department of Biological Sciences at St. Cloud State University welcomes Dr. Jennifer Lamb. Dr. Lamb is a herpetologist that studies the population genetics, taxonomy, and conservation of salamanders. Dr. Lamb will be teaching a new Herpetology course during the Fall 18 semester, in addition to other courses such as Wildlife Populations.

Department of Biology Seminar Series

Seminars are Mondays noon-12:50 p.m. in ISELF 110. They are 45-50 minutes and free and open to all.

Fall 2018

To be determined

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