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 2019 seminar series

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

Dr. Cindy Linn, Faculty Coordinator

Jan. 18, 2019

Dr. Gregory Vanden Heuvel, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
"From Flies to Physiology: Homeobox Genes in Kidney Development and Disease"

Jan. 25, 2019

Dr. Sarah Cusser, Kellogg Biological Station and Michigan State University
"Pollinators in the Fourth Dimension"

Feb. 1, 2019

Dr. Kelly Tseng, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"Seeing is Believing: Eye Regeneration in Embryonic Frogs" 

Feb. 8, 2019

Dr. Penelope Higgs, Wayne State University 
"Eukaryotic–Like Signaling Complexity Controls the Multicellular Behavior of the Bacteria, Myxococcus Xanthus"

Feb. 15, 2019

Dr. Yong Li, MD, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
"The Regenerative Medicine Promises and Challenges"

Feb. 22, 2019

Dr. Emily Grman, Eastern Michigan University
"Restoring Michigan Prairies: How Important are Soil Microbes"

March 15, 2019

Dr. Haidong Gu, Wayne State University
"Migration and Interaction of ICPO, Active Offense as the Best Defense"

March 22, 2019

 Dr. Markus Friedrich, Wayne State University
"Developmental and Behavioral Evolution of Ptomaphagus Hirtus: A Visually Delayed Nocturnal Cave Beetle"

March 29, 2019

 Dr. Chuanzhu Fan, Wayne State University
"Epigenetics Underlying Evolution of Plant Duplicate Genes"

April 5, 2019
Michael K. Bach Distinguished Visiting Lecturer 

Dr. Robert Martuza, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Cancer Center
"History and Current and Future Strategies for Oncolytic Virus Immunotherapy"

April 12, 2019

Dr. Ashley Bruce, University of Toronto
"Thinning and Spreading: How the Zebrafish Embryo Gets Into Shape"

April 19, 2019

Dr. Shane Crandall, Michigan State University
"Top–Down Influences on Thalamic Processing"