Biology Seminar Series

seminar series

Each Friday during the academic year the department offers a seminar featuring special speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3:00 pm in MPA 310.

Faculty

 
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Dr. Ken Brown
Ken M. Brown

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Genetics
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Role of catecholamines and serotonin in embryogenesis
Dr. John Burns
John Burns

Professor Emeritus of Zoology
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Reproductive biology and comparative morphology of fishes
Dr. Jim Clark
Jim Clark

Ronald Weintraub Professor of Biology
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Fossil vertebrates from the age of dinosaurs
Dr. Keith Crandall
 
Development and testing through computer simulation of methods for the analysis of DNA sequence data
Dr. Hartmut Doebel
Hartmut Doebel

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Population ecology, predator-prey interactions, wetland ecology, and the biology of pollinators
Dr. Rob Donaldon
Rob Donaldson

Professor Emeritus of Biology
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Plant biochemistry and proteins of peroxisomes
Dr. Ioannis Eleftherianos
 
Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
 
Insect infection and immunity
Dr. Catherine Forster
 
Paleontology and systematics of dinosaurs
Dr. Keryn Gedan
Keryn Gedan

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Ecology of coastal ecosystems and ecological consequences of human impacts
Dr. Leon Grayfer
Leon Grayfer

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Comparative immunity and antimicrobial defenses of poikilothermic vertebrates
Dr. LaTisha Hammond
LaTisha Hammond

Assistant Professor of Honors and Biology
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Pedagogical strategies and climate change education
Dr. Patricia Hernandez
Patricia Hernandez

Associate Professor of Biology
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Functional morphology and anatomy of vertebrates
Dr. Gustavo Hormiga
Gustavo Hormiga

Ruth Weintraub Professor of Biology
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Systematics of spiders
Dr. Aleksandar Jeremic
Aleksandar Jeremic

Associate Professor of Biology
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Molecular neuroendocrinology
Dr. Carly Jordan
Carly Jordan

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Women's Leadership Program
Dr. John Lill

Chair, Professor of Biology
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Plant-insect interactions
Dr. Diana Lipscomb
Diana Lipscomb

Ronald Weintraub Professor of Biology
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Evolution of protozoa
Dr. Mollie Manier
Mollie Manier

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Evolutionary consequences of adaptive variation in sperm and sperm storage organs 
Dr. Arnaud Martin
Arnaud Martin

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Evolutionary and Developmental genetics of butterflies and Moths
Dr. Daoud Meerzaman
Daoud Meerzaman

Adjunct Professor of Biology
 
Bioinformatic analyses of cancer genomes
Dr. Damien O'Halloran
Damien O'Halloran

Associate Professor of Biology
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Sensory plasticity and the role of sodium/calcium ion exchangers in the nervous system
Dr. Guillermo Orti
Louis Weintraub Professor of Biology
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Molecular systematics and phylogeography
Dr. Randall Packer
Randall Packer 

Professor Emeritus of Biology
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Regulation of blood pressure and electrolyte balance 
Dr. Scott Powell
Scott Powell 

Associate Professor of Biology
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Community and evolutionary ecology, tropical biology, and ant biology
Dr. Alex Pyron
Alex Pyron

Robert F. Griggs Assistant Professor of Biology
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Systematics of reptiles and amphibians 
Dr. Tara Scully
Tara Scully

Assistant Professor of Biology
Director of Sustainability Minor
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Repopulation of oysters and sea grasses in the Chesapeake Bay
Dr. Adam Smith
Adam Smith

Assistant Professor of Biology
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Animal behavior, bees, social insects, ecology and evolution, tropical biology
Dr. Courtney Smith
Professor of Biology
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Molecular evolution of immune systems
Dr. Richard Tollo
Richard Tollo

Professor of Biology
Director of Geological Sciences Program
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Physical geology, petrology, minerology and geobotany
Dr. Amy Zanne
Amy Zanne

Associate Professor of Biology
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Plant physiology, ecology and evolution