Seminar Schedule | Department of Biology

Seminar Schedule

Held Wednesdays from 4-5 PM in Room 201, Sullivan Science Building.
Parking is available in the McIver Street Parking Deck.
Everyone is invited! The Department will provide coffee, tea, and snacks at 3:30 PM (Sullivan Science second floor lobby, right outside of Sullivan 201).
For disability accommodations, please contact the UNCG Biology Department Office by Phone (336) 334-5391 OR email at

Upcoming Seminars

September 25, 2019

Micah Luftig

A New Temporal Model for EBV-Mediated B-Cell Immortalization

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October 2, 2019

Aylward, Frank

Dr. Frank Aylward

Evolutionary genomics of uncultivated microbial groups in the global ocean

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October 9, 2019

Dr. Derek Skillings

Can host-microbiome systems be healthy? Shaping ecosystems vs curing disease

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October 16, 2019

3 Minute Speech Workshop

3 Minute Speech Workshop

October 23, 2019

Dr. Zakee Sabree

Modeling Host-Microbial Interactions

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October 30, 2019

Dr. Nika Galic

Dealing with data gaps: Combining trait-based approaches and metabolic theory for assessing risks to threatened and endangered species

November 6, 2019

Dr. Charles Neal Stewart

Plant synthetic biology will revolutionize agricultural capabilities and sustainability

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November 13, 2019

Graham Diering

The stuff that dreams are made of: remodeling synapses during sleep

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November 20, 2019

Dr. Xuegeng Wang

Epigenetic Inheritance and Environmental Health Effects

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December 4, 2019

Dr. Meghan Avolio

Plant community assembly in urban areas

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Past Seminars

September 18, 2019

Brett Woods

Increasing Retention for URM Students in STEM

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September 11, 2019

Dr. Marta Lipinski

Lysosomal damage and inhibition of autophagy in traumatic brain injury.

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May 1, 2019

Dr. Adrian Smith

Science in an Ant Colony and on YouTube: Chemical Communication in Social Insects and Science Communication Online

Hosted By Olav Rueppell

April 24, 2019

Dr. Karl Hasenstein

Plant proprioception – how plants cope with their environment

Hosted By John Kiss

April 17, 2019

Dr. Dan Schrider

Machine Learning for Population Genetic Inference

Hosted By Louis-Marie Bobay

April 10, 2019

Dr. Manuel Kleiner

Assessing metabolism and interspecies interactions in microbial symbioses and microbial communities via metaproteomics

Hosted By Kasie Raymann

April 3, 2019

Dr. Getu Beyene


Hosted By Ayalew Osena

March 27, 2019

Dr. Joel Meyer

Pollutant, environmental, and genetic factors that affect mitochondria

Hosted By Ramji Bhandari

March 20, 2019

Dr. Emily Bailey

Farmers and Feces: a One Health Approach to Emerging Swine Zoonoses

Hosted By Gideon Wasserberg

March 13, 2019

Dr. Steven Copp

Novel insights into the muscle mechanoreflex in health and cardiovascular disease

Hosted By Joseph Santin

February 27, 2019

Peggy Vaughan, Dr. Stephani Page, Dr. Jamila Simpson

Hidden No More: STEM Women of Color

Hosted By Malcolm Schug and Lynn Sametz

February 13, 2019

Dr. Clare Rittschof

From the outside in: social behavior and health in the honey bee

Hosted By Graduate Students Association

November 28, 2018

Douglas Lawton

Understanding the ecological underpinnings of Australian plague locusts (Chortoicetes terminifera) population dynamics and swarms

Hosted By Dr. Stan Faeth

November 14, 2018

Dr. Alan Vajda

Landscape Endocrinology

Hosted By Dr. Ramji Bhandari

November 7, 2018

Dr. Graham Reynolds

To the Out Islands: Reptile Diversity in the Remote Corners in the Bahamas Archipelago

Hosted By Ann Somers

November 2, 2018

Christine Salomon

Joint seminar between Chemistry and Biology on White Nose Syndrome in North American bats

Hosted By Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell

October 31, 2018

Dr. Kimberly La Pierre

From Communities to Ecosystems: linking ecological responses to multiple global change drivers

Hosted By Dr. Sally Koerner

October 24, 2018

Adam M. Speen

Interactions among ozone, oxysterols, and adverse health effects in the human airway

Hosted By Dr. Zhenquan Jia

October 17, 2018

Dr. Saydur Rahman

Interactions between chemical and climate stressors: molecular, biochemical, and epigenetic signals in marine fishes

Hosted By Dr. Ramji Bhandari

October 10, 2018

Dr. Wendy Hood

Life history trade-offs within the context of mitochondrial hormesis

Hosted By Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell