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.

Spring 2018

All seminars take place on Fridays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in 1710 Wood Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Stephen Malcolm
Faculty Coordinator
(269) 387-5604

Jan. 19

Dr. Erik Larsen, Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine Western Michigan University
"The impact of non-duplex DNA structures on genome stability"

Jan. 26

Dr. Michael Famiano, Western Michigan University
"Astrobiology: extra-terrestrial origins of amino acid homochirality"

Feb. 2

Dr. Nichol Holodick, Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine Western Michigan University
"Aging of B-1a cell derived natural antibodies"

Feb. 9

Dr. Tim Wooton, University of Chicago - CANCELED
"Navigating the tangled bank: Insights from ecological dynamics"

Feb. 16

Dr. John Couture, Purdue University
"Integrating vegetation spectroscopy with plant ecology"

Feb. 23

Theodosia Hadley Lectures
Dr. Mark Hauber, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
"How to be (and recognize) yourself: species recognition in avian brood parasites and their hosts"

March 16

Dr. Karen Mesce, University of Minnesota
"Small steps and larger strides in understanding locomotor circuits and their functional recovery after injury"

March 23

Dr. Terri Goss Kinzy, Western Michigan University
"Translation Elongation Factor 3: A target for anti-fungal development and more"

March 30

Dr. Ben Herman, University of Missouri
"Fostering environmental decision-making through Nature of Science and socioscientific issues research and instruction"

April 6

Dr. William Wetzel, Michigan State University
"Plant variability and the ecology of plant-insect interactions"

April 13

Michael K. Bach Distinguished Visiting Lecture
Dr. Christopher Fisher, University of Florida
"Regulation of the loss and gain of Human Papilomavirus genomes"

April 20

Dr. Sean Weise, Michigan State University
"Glucose 6-phosphate transport across the chloroplast membane"