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.

Fall 2019 seminar series

Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1710 Wood Hall 

Dr. Yan Lu, Faculty Coordinator

Sept. 20, 2019

Dr. Devin Bloom, Western Michigan University
"A Life on the Move: Unraveling the Mysterious Evolution of Fish Migration"

Sept. 27, 2019

Dr. Jian Yao, Western Michigan University
"Jasmonate Signaling in Plants"

Oct. 4, 2019

“Evolution of Plant Specialized Metabolism: Replaying the Evolutionary DVD of the SABATH Methyltransferase Family History”

Oct. 11, 2019
Time Change 2 - 3 p.m.

Distinguished Alumni Speaker
Dr. Colleen Mouw, University of Rhode Island
"Cells to Satellites: Phytoplankton Size Impact in the Global Ocean”

Oct. 25, 2019

Dr. Douglas Allchin, University of Minnesota
"Nature of Science and Social Justice"

Nov. 1, 2019

Dr. Elizabeth Marschall, Ohio State University
“Consequences of barriers to downstream migration on fish and fisheries”

Nov. 8, 2019

Dr. Erika Sorensen-Kamakian, Wabash College
"MicroRNAs Mir-61 and Mir-250 are Required to Maintain Stem Cell Identity"

Nov. 15, 2019

Dr. Meredith Gore, Michigan State University
“Wildlife Trafficking in the Anthropocene: Conservation, Crime & Convergence”

Nov. 22, 2019

Dr. Lisa Tiemann, Michigan State University
"Does Free-living N-fixation Contribute to the Sustainability of Bioenergy Cropping Systems"

Dec. 6, 2019

Dr. Mark Christie, Purdue University
"Rapid Evolution in a Changing World"

Already presented:

Sept. 6, 2019

Dr. Sheng Zhang, Pfizer Research and Development at St. Louis
"Three Pillars of Cell Line Development for Biologics Manufacturing: Quality, Productivity and Speed"