Each Friday during the academic year the department offers a Friday afternoon seminar featuring special speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3:30 pm in the Science and Engineering Hall Lehman Auditorium (B1270). See below for our most current seminars.


October 9

Robust adaptive control of maximal growth rate in microbes

Bob Planqué, VU University Amsterdam

Hosted by Dr. Scott Powell


October 16

Functional genomics of silk synthesis in cobweb weaving spiders

Nadia Ayoub, Washington and Lee

Hosted by Dr. Mollie Manier


October 23

Torsten Dikow, Smithsonian Institute

Hosted by Dr. Gustavo Hormiga


October 30


SEH B1270


November 6

Ant bridge too far - Living architectures in New World army ants

Simon Garnier, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Hosted by Dr. Scott Powell


November 13



November 20



November 27

No seminar


December 4