Seminar Schedule | Department of Biology

Seminar Schedule

Our Seminars cover a broad range of topics from various fields of Biology. We hope to open back up to the public, but at this time space is limited due to Covid protocols. We ask for patience as we limit our seminars to those affiliated with UNCG. Please check back in to see if we are able to invite the public to join us. Thank you!

Held Wednesdays from 4-5 PM in Sullivan 101

 Affiliates may contact Bryan McLean for information (


Upcoming Seminars

No upcoming seminars at this time.

Past Seminars

April 27, 2022

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Lessons Learned: CUREs, COVID, and Insights on Effective Biology Teaching

Hosted By Dr. David Remington

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April 20, 2022

Dr. Jean Tsao

Why Lyme disease is common in the northern US but rare in the south (for now): the roles of host use, host-seeking behavior, and tick density

Hosted By Graduate Student Association

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April 13, 2022

Dr. Laurel Yohe

From finding figs to stopping SARS-CoV-2: what we can learn from bat noses

Hosted By Dr. Bryan McLean

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April 6, 2022

Dr. Robbie Burger

Toward a metabolic theory of life history

Hosted By Dr. Rada Petric - Virtual

March 30, 2022

Dr. William K. Smith

Plant adaptation to extreme environments: structure versus physiology

Hosted By Dr. Jim Coleman

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March 23, 2022

Dr. Abdul L. Khan (virtual)

Frankincense’s tree genomics and molecular defense responses to wound-induced tapping

Hosted By Dr. Ayalew Osena

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March 16, 2022

Dr. David Tarpy

Honey bee queens and the consequences of colony collective decision making

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

March 2, 2022

Dr. Luis E. Escobar

Disease Biogeography in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems

Hosted By Dr. Gideon Wasserberg

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February 23, 2022

Seminar Speaker TBD

February 16, 2022

Dr. Raelene Crandall

Tales of plants that thrive where fire and water collide

Hosted By Dr. Sally Koerner

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February 9, 2022

Faculty Search Candidates – TBD

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

February 3, 2022

Faculty Search Candidates – TBD

Thursday Seminar

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

January 31, 2022

Faculty Search Candidates – TBD

Monday Seminar

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

January 24, 2022

Faculty Search Candidates – TBD

Monday Seminar

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

November 17, 2021

Dr. John Rawls

Integrative physiology of host-microbiome interactions in the vertebrate intestine

Hosted By Dr. Ramji Bhandari

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November 10, 2021

Dr. Miguel Pinerso

From Plant Physiology to Structure-Function Studies of Plant Membrane Transporters Underlying Key Agronomic Traits

Hosted By Dr. Ayalew Osena

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November 3, 2021

Dr. David Gate

Adaptive immunity in neurodegenerative disease

Hosted By Ana Tognasoli

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October 27, 2021

Dr. Tad Fukami

Nectar microbes and the historical contingency that challenges community ecology

Hosted By Dr. Akira Terui

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October 20, 2021

Dr. Florian Douam

Humanized mouse models to investigate viral pathogenesis and immunity

Hosted By Dr. Louis-Marie Bobay

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October 13, 2021

Dr. Barbara Amoah

Integrated Management of Insect and Mite Pests of Stored Commodities

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

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