News & Events
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. In addition, our department is home to exciting developments in both research and education.
Check back often for the latest news and event announcements from the Department of Biological Sciences.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Global Masters Information Session
Learn about DU's Global Masters in biology opportunities to study abroad for two academic years in either Sweden or Australia and earn a master's and bachelor's degree.
Questions? Email [email protected]
- 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Olin 105
Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Thursday, Sept. 19
DU Nature Challenge
Join the DU community for a 2-DAY BIOBLITZ to identify and document as many plant and animal species as possible on our campus.
- Nature walks on the hour every hour!
- Biodiverisity festival with games and food!
- Urban biodiversity lunch & learn panel!
Monday, Sept. 23
Biological Sciences Faculty Research Showcase
Interested in undergraduate research? Come learn about the biology department faculty’s research and identify a potential advisor. Topics will cover a wide variety of fields including molecular and cellular biology, physiology, ecology and evolution and more. FREE PIZZA!
- 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Olin 105
Weekly seminars feature visiting scholars, 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)
Fall 2019 Schedule
Dates added throughout the quarter – check back for the most up-to-date schedule.
Carrion and Other Alternate Resources: New Forms of Indirect Defense against Herbivores
Dr. Ian Pearse, Fort Collins Science Center
Cell Signaling in Airway Epithelial Development and Disease
Dr. Eszter K. Vladar, University of Colorado, Anschutz
Dynamics of plant-pollinator interactions in time and space
Dr. Julian Resasco, University of Colorado, Boulder
Competitive Interactions of Two Parasitic Wasps that Require the Same Host
Dr. Dhaval Vyas, University of Denver
Genomic Journeys into a Lost World: ‘Ancient Fishes’ Illuminate the Genetic Basis of Vertebrate Evolution, Development and Diseases
Dr. Ingo Braasch, Michigan State University
Using Budding Yeast to Understand Dynein-Mediated Transport
Dr. Steven Markus, Colorado State University
Mating on the Margins: Social Behavior and Genetic Exchange in Natural Populations
Dr. David Zonana, University of Denver