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Our department hosts weekly seminars covering a wide range of topics in the biological sciences, featuring guest speakers as well as DU faculty- and student-led presentations. 

Check back often for the most up-to-date listings of our departmental events.


Seminars & Workshops

We offer regular talks presented by guest-lecturers, faculty and graduate students as well as professional development-centered workshops and networking events intended to expose biology students to a wide variety of careers and research in a diverse range of disciplines.

  • Weekly Seminars

    Weekly seminars feature guest speakers, faculty and students presenting on applied research and case studies. 

    Join us Mondays in Olin Hall 105 at 4:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted below.
    (schedule subject to change)

    • May 13 - Thesis Defense
      Eva Horna Lowell
      The effect of conspecific cues and small-scale neighborhood effects on bee foraging behavior
      When: 9:00 a.m                    Where: ECS 201
    • May 13 - Graduate Student Presentations
      Blake Hummer
      HID-1: a peripheral Golgi membrane protein involved in the regulated secretory pathway

      Yi Xie
      Shaping complex actin morphologies through coordination of Formin and Arp2/3 regulators
    • May 15 - Dissertation Defense (Please note: this is a Wednesday seminar)
      Whitley Lehto
      Proximate and ultimate consequences of stress-induced maternal, paternal, and joint parental effects in a changing world
      When: 2:00 p.m                    Where: BAUD 102
    • May 16 - MS Thesis Defense (Please note: this is a Thursday seminar)
      Claudia Hallagan
      Qualitative and quantitative fitness consequences of advanced maternal age
      When: 10:00 a.m
    • May 17 - MS Thesis Defense (Please note: this is a Friday seminar)
      Jake Wilson
      Transgenerational effects of maternal age on offspring fitness in crickets
      When: 9:00 a.m                    Where: BAUD 103
    • May 20 - Graduate Student Presentations
      Annie Henry 
      Cascading impacts of invasive species removal by a biocontrol herbivore

      Jeff Colgren
      Early evolution of contractile tissues in animals
    • May 22 - Faculty Candidate Seminar (Please note: this is a Wednesday Seminar)
      Jennifer Hellier
      Physiological Systems Lecture
      When: 12:00 p.m                    Where: BAUD 101
    • May 23 - MS Thesis Defense  (Please note: this is a Thursday seminar)
      Christian Burns
      Characterization if VPS41 and its role in the Regulated Secretory Pathway
      When: 12:00 p.m
    • May 27
      No Seminar
    • June 3 - Graduate Student Presentations
      Emily Stark
      Disease-causing point mutations in FMRP's RNA binding domains affect RNP-granule stability in vivo

      Hui Miao
      A Rab35 GEF, Sbf directs cell shape change during mesoderm invagination 


  • Workshops

    The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Office of Career and Professional Development organizes workshops and networking events for graduate and undergraduate students year-round

    Career and Professional Development Events