Seminar Series

Fall 2024

Our fall 2024 seminar schedule will be updated in July 2024. Seminars are held on Mondays from 12-1 p.m. in Gottwald Auditorium, A001.

Below is our most recent seminar series.

Spring 2024

Monday, January 29, 2024

Dr. Melinda Yang, University of Richmond

  •  From genomes to genes: Studying evolutionary change in humans and fruit flies

Monday, February 5, 2024

Dr. Melissa Mefford, Morehead State University

  • Why have linear chromosomes?

Monday, February 12, 2024

Dr. Christopher Park, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

  • Identification of therapeutic vulnerabilities in stem cells in myeloid neoplasms

Monday, February 19, 2024

Gitte McDonald, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

  • Impacts of disturbance on marine mammals: Physiological and behavioral responses to stressors

Monday, February 26, 2024

Beronda Montgomery, Grinnell College

  • Lesson from and about Plants: Transducing a career

Monday, March 4, 2024

Jonathan Richardson, University of Richmond

  • City Rats in 3 Acts: From global trends in disease risk to local population ecology

Monday, March 18, 2024

Leslie Townsell, University of Georgia

  • Ecological Connectivity and the Impacts of Climate Change in Coastal Ecosystems of the South Atlantic Bight

Monday, April 1, 2024

Lizzie Godschall, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia 

  • Decoding GLP1R Agonists like Ozempic: Mechanisms of Next Generation Therapeutics on Appetite Control

Monday, April 15, 2024

Student Honors Presentations

  • Ansleigh Gunter: Fertility in flux? Assessing the evolution of reproductive traits
    in an invasive fruit fly
  • Camille Walsh-Antzak: Do parasitoid wasps affect the competitive success of an
    invasive fruit fly?
  • Lesley Boadu: EndoEcho: Amplifying awareness of endometriosis


Contact seminar series organizer Stacey Criswell with questions.