Seminar Schedule | Department of Biology

Seminar Schedule

Our Seminars cover a broad range of topics from various fields of Biology and are open to the public! For accessibility accommodations, contact

Held Fridays from 3-4 PM in Sullivan 201

 Affiliates may contact Gwen Schug for information (


Upcoming Seminars

October 20, 2023

Dr. Esther Ngumbi

Towards the understanding of microbe conferred and chemical-mediated plant-insect interactions

Hosted By RISE, Dr. Jerry Walsh

October 27, 2023

Dr. Xiang-Yang Han

On the Age of Leprosy

Hosted By Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, Ashby Dialogue Series

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November 3, 2023

Ellis Torrance

Estimating homologous recombination rates across bacterial lineages and genomes

Hosted By Dr. Louis-Marie Bobay

November 10, 2023

Anastasia Romanov

Studying the molecular mechanisms of Tef (Eragrostis tef) antioxidant properties in human THP-1 monocytes

Hosted By Dr. Ayalew Osena

November 17, 2023

Dr. Karin Burghardt

Plant-insect interactions in human-dominated ecosystems

Hosted By Dr. Sally Koerner

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Past Seminars

September 29, 2023

Dr. Oliver Baars

Constitutive and stress-induced secretions of plant roots and their bacterial symbionts

Hosted By Dr. Ayalew Osena

September 22, 2023

Dr. Nicholas Kortessis

How ecological theory uncovers opportunities for spread of human pathogens

Hosted By Dr. Kevin Wilcox

September 15, 2023

Dr. Eric Griffin

It's a small world after all: the impacts of plant-associated microbes on forest and grassland biomes

Hosted By Dr. Kim Komatsu

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September 8, 2023

Dr. Ayalew Osena

The underutilized orphan crop Tef (Eragrostis Tef) for nutrition, health, and food security

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

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August 25, 2023

Dr. Malcolm Schug

Vision and Change: Leadership, Research, and Student Success

Hosted By Dr. John Lepri

July 25, 2023

Dr. Ray Collier

The Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center - In the public sector, moving plant transformation forward

Hosted By Dr. Ayalew Osena

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April 26, 2023

Dr. Kevin Vogel

Kissing bugs and their gut microbiota: more than just nutrient factories

Hosted By Dr. Kasie Raymann

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April 19, 2023

Dr. Sarah McAnulty

Communicating Science with Empathy

Hosted By Olivia Chapman and Dr. Bryan McLean

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April 12, 2023

Dr. Liz Cooper

Genomic variation in iron transporters in sweet sorghum

Hosted By Dr. Ayalew Osena

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April 5, 2023

Dr. Mallory Choudoir

Harnessing soil microbiome dynamics for sustainable agriculture solutions

Hosted By Dr. Louis-Marie Bobay

March 29, 2023

Dr. Steve Emslie

Adélie Penguins and Climate Change in Antarctica: Past, Present, and Future

Hosted By Dr. Bryan McLean

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March 22, 2023

UNCG Biology Faculty

Shared experiences: teaching and learning innovations from UNCG Biology faculty

March 15, 2023

Dr. Suzanne Barbour

Recruitment and Retention of Underrepresented Graduate Students

Hosted By Dr. Jim Coleman

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February 22, 2023

Dr. Lauren Porensky

Ecosystem resilience to prairie dog disturbance reveals opportunities and tradeoffs for rangeland management

Hosted By Morgan Frost and Dr. Sally Koerner

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February 15, 2023

Dr. Ho Young Lee

Consequences of Pulmonary Exposure to GenX

Hosted By Dr. Zhenquan Jia

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February 10, 2023

Dr. Lynn Siefferman

Winging it: Aggressive female tree swallows lead the charge in a range expansion and cope better with anthropogenic change

Hosted By Melanie Stadler

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February 1, 2023

Dr. Jason Fridley

Breaking the rules: the biology of plant superinvaders

Hosted By Dr. Kim Komatsu

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January 25, 2023

Murphie Chappell

Realign with Title IX

Hosted By Dr. Malcolm Schug

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November 16, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Raff

Dr. Jennifer Raff

Chronicling the genetic history of the First Peoples in the Americas

Hosted By Dr. Gwen Robbins Schug, the Department of Biology, the Department of Anthropology, RISE, ADVANCE, and the Native American Student Association

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November 9, 2022

Dr. Matthew Salanga

Dr. Matthew Salanga

Depleted uranium exposure disrupts mitochondrial ultrastructure and function in zebrafish

Hosted By Dr. Ramji Bhandari

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