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Sent exclusively to alumni, the Department of Biological Sciences' newsletter features alumni and department updates, as well as event information. If you are one of our alumni, update your contact information with the GW Office of Alumni Relations to start receiving this and other exclusive alumni benefits. And don’t forget to send an email to the department with your life updates for future newsletters.

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Seminar Series

Join us on Friday afternoons to hear from local speakers and visiting scholars. Seminars are held at 3 p.m. in room B07 at the School of Media and Public Affairs building unless otherwise specified.

December 2nd: Internal Seminars with speakers Shreya Prapneja, Christina Pavloudi, and Jennifer Brennan. Topics: Lung & Bronchus Cancer, the Deadliest Cancer in the World, and the Importance of Lung Cancer Screening; Targeted cultivation of novel microbial lineages from steam vent biofilms of Hawaii; Pachycephalosaurian Dinosaurs: a new look at systematics and their anatomy. 

December 9th: Internal Seminars with speakers Ian Wilenzik, Awanti Shastri, and Allyson Evans. Topics: Northern Pangaean origin and early Laurasian regionalization by crown Squamata; Effects of climate change on social insect behavior; A novel form of extreme jaw protrusion in the hingemouth, Phractolaemus ansorgii.

News from the Biology Department

jg_collomb Circle of LifeConservationist and nonprofit leader JG Collomb, B.S. ’96, is an advocate for peaceful coexistence between humans and animals.
lots_of_adult_cicadas Cicadapalooza! Historic Insect Convergence Bugs Midwest StatesTwo broods of cicadas are emerging simultaneously in 17 states—a phenomenon that last occurred more than 200 years ago.

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