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September 2003

Monday, September 22nd

  • Today's Seminar - Lisa Marubio
    • Today's seminar will be given by Lisa Marubio from Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics. The title of her seminar will be “Using genetics to understand the effects of nicotine in mice.” Conversation and treats will be available in the Olin seminar room at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, September 29th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Janneke HilleRisLambers
    • Today's seminar will be given by Janneke HilleRisLambers from the University of Minnesota Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The title of her seminar will be “Effects of global change on seed production: implications for plant community structure”. Conversation and treats will be available in the Olin seminar room at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

October 2003

Thursday, October 9th

  • All Science Poster Session
    • Students from the sciences will present the results of work they did this summer at Carleton or off campus. Refreshments provided by Sigma Xi. Biology majors. Remember seniors presenting a poster will receive 2 seminar credits. Those attending and signing the book will receive one credit
    • 3:30 pm, Hulings Atrium
  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Stuart Pimm
    • Today's seminar will be given by Dr. Stuart Pimm from Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. The title of his seminar will be “How to save Nature”. Conversation and treats will be available in the Olin seminar room at 3:00. Dr. Pimm is the father of biology major, Stephanie Pimm.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Thursday, October 23rd

  • Biology Seminar - Yaffa Grossman
    • This week's seminar will be given by Yaffa Grossman from Beloit College. The title of her seminar will be “Integrating the effects of photosynthesis, respiration, and growth on the carbon budget offruit trees: How a computer simulation model can help”. Conversation and treats will be outside of Olin 141 at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 27th

  • Sigma Xi Career Seminar
    • Wondering what to do with your life? Come hear our panelists talk about Careers in Math & Science and the varied career paths they’ve taken. Refreshments provided!
    • 3:00 pm, Olin 141
  • Biology Department Seminar - Ian Gilby
    • Today's seminar will be given by Ian Gilby from the University of Minnesota. The title of his seminar will be “Hunting and Meat Sharing Among the Chimpanzees of Gombe National Park”. Conversation and treats will be available outside Olin 141 at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2003

Monday, November 10th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Stephanie S. Watowich
    • This week's seminar will be presented by Stephanie S. Watowich from the University of Texas Medical Center. The title of her talk is: "Molecular control of blood cell development - from basic research to clinical significance". Conversation and treats will be available outside Olin 141 at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 17th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Erik Sontheimer
    • Today's seminar will be given by Erik Sontheimer from Northwestern University. The title of his talk will be: "Mechanisms of RNA Interference in Drosophila". Conversation and treats will be available outside Olin 141 at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

January 2004

Monday, January 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Catherine Reinke
    • Today's seminar will be given by Catherine Reinke from the University of Chicago in Olin 141 at 3:30 p.m. The title of her talk will be: "Using genetics to study development: the homeotic genes". Conversation and treats will be available outside Olin 141 at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 19th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Mark Gleason
    • This week's seminar will be given by Mark Gleason from Iowa State University. The title of his talk is: "Opening a can of worms: expansion of genetic diversity in the sooty blotch/flyspeck fungal complex on apples using rDNA analysis". Conversation and Treats available in the Olin lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141
  • Biology Department Seminar - Muir Eaton
    • This week's seminar will be given by Muir Eaton from the University of Minnesota in Olin 141 at 3:30 p.m. The title of his talk is: "The evolution of mate choice". Conversation and Treats available in the Olin lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

February 2004

Monday, February 2nd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Rob Rutherford
    • This week's seminar will be given by Rob Rutherfort from St. Olaf College. The title of his talk is: "Computational molecular biology of latency in Mycobacteria tuberculosis". Conversation and Treats available in the Olin lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 23rd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Jack Taylor '77
    • This week's seminar will be given by Dr. Jack Taylor '77 from the National Institute of Environmental health Sciences. The title of his talk is: "Ancient African Gene Haplotypes: Simplifying Genetic Diversity for Modern Molecular Medicine". Conversation and Treats available in the Olin lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

March 2004

Monday, March 8th

  • Biology Department Seminar Phil Camill
    • This week's seminar will be given by our own Phil Camil. The title of his talk is: "Permafrost thaw accelerates in boreal peatlands during late-20th century climate warming: Potential impacts on the earth and climate". Conversation and Treats available in the Olin lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

April 2004

Monday, April 5th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Anne Carlson
    • This week's seminar will be given by Anne Carlson from the University of Washington. The title of her talk is: "The neural and hormonal regulation of digestive function". Conversation and Treats available in the Olin lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 19th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Panel Discussion
    • Today's seminar will be a panel discussion about graduate school life presented by a group of current grad students at the U of M. They will chat about their experiences and pass along helpful tips to those of you who might be considering this option. This will count toward the seminar requirement.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 26th

  • Biology Department Seminar - David Neitzel
    • Today's seminar will be presented by David Neitzel from the Minnesota Department of Health. The title of his talk is: "West Nile Virus: Epidemiology and Field Ecology in Minnesota". Treats available in the Olin lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

May 2004

Monday, May 10th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. A. Hari Reddi
    • Dr. A. Hari Reddi, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell and Developmental biology group, UC Davis will give today's seminar at 3:30 p.m. in Olin 141. The title of his seminar is: “Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering: Signals, Stem Cells and Scaffolds. Conversation and treats at 3:00 in the Olin Lobby
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141
  • Special Seminar - G. David Tilman
    • G. David Tilman will be giving a seminar this evening. The title of his talk is "Ecosystem Functioning and Sustainability: Why Diversity Matters." Professor Tilman is a Distinguished McKnight University Profess in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Minnesota. He is also the father of biology major, Sarah Tilman
    • 7:00 pm, Olin 149

September 2004

Monday, September 20th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Muir Eaton
    • Muir Eaton, Biochemistry, Our Visiting Instructor in Biology will give today's seminar. The title of his seminar is: TBA. Conversation and treats at 3:00 in the Olin Lobby
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, September 27th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Heather Rissler
    • Dr. Heather Rissler, Our own Visiting Professor of Biology will give today's seminar. The title of his seminar is: “Light harvesting and photoprotective strategies: meeting the challenges of plastid evolution". Conversation and treats at 3:00 in the Olin Lobby
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

October 2004

Wednesday, October 6th

  • Special Seminar: Dr. Harvey Lodish
    • Special Seminar: Harvey Lodish from MIT. Title: Micro RNAs: regulators of stem cell lineage decisions. Join us for this special seminar. Treats will be available.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Friday, October 8th

  • Poster Session - All Science
    • This year's all science poster session will be held on Friday, October 8th in the Hulings Atrium Space. Be sure and come and see what your fellow students have accomplished. Treats will be available. Attendance at the poster session will count toward seminar credit.
    • 3:30 pm, Hulings Atrium Space

Monday, October 11th

  • Biology Department Seminar - David A. Bernlohr
    • David A. Bernlohr from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar in Olin 141 at 3:30. The title of his talk is: "Obesity and the Biochemistry of the Fat Cell". Treats are available at 3:00 outside of 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 25th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Catherine Reinke
    • Catherine Reinke, Visiting Instructor in our department will give the seminar today. Titled: "Where does the Golgi come from? Golgi Biogenesis and Inheritance in the Budding Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae ". Treats at 3:00 outside of Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2004

Monday, November 1st

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Robert Sterner
    • This week's seminar will be given by Dr. Robert Sterner from the University of Minnesota. The title of his talk is: "Stoichiometric Homesotasis as a Creative Force in Ecology and Evolution". Conversation and treats at 3:00 outside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 8th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Ken Heruth
    • This week's seminar will be given by Ken Heruth from Medtronic. "Medtronic Neurological Therapies: Neuromodulation and Intrathecal Drug Delivery". Conversation and treats at 3:00 outside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Friday, November 12th

Monday, November 15th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Peter Wyckoff
    • This week's seminar will be given by Dr. Peter Wyckoff, University of Minnesota, Morris. "Forest response to environmental change: a view from western Minnesota". Conversation and treats at 3:00 outside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

January 2005

Monday, January 17th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Eugene Gallagher
    • Dr. Eugene Gallagher from the University of Massachusetts Boston will be giving the seminar today at 3:30 in Olin 141. The title of his talk is: "Interpreting the Recovery of Boston Harbor's Soft-Bottom Benthos: Pearson and Rosenberg's cartoon vs. Hubbell's Neutral Model". Treats and Conversation in Olin Lobby at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 24th

February 2005

Monday, February 14th

Monday, February 21st

  • Biology Department Seminar: Kristin Mueller
    • Kristin Mueller from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of her seminar is: "The ADAPtive immune system: How the protein ADAP regulates T cell adhesion and activation". Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 28th

March 2005

Monday, March 7th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Willie Swanson
    • Dr. Willie Swanson from the University of Washington will give today's seminar. The title of his talk is: "Functional inferences from rapidly evolving reproductive proteins: possible insights into the genetics of speciation and infertility." Treats and Conversation at 3:00 outside of Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

April 2005

Monday, April 4th

Monday, April 11th

  • Biology Department Seminar
    • This week's seminar (Lecture) will be given by our candidate for the Neurobiology/Animal Physiology position for next year. Treats and conversation at 3:30 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 am, Olin 141

Monday, April 18th

Monday, April 25th

  • Department Seminar: Dr. David W. Galbraith
    • Dr. David W. Galbraith from the University of Arizona will give today's seminar. Title: "Global analysis of cell type-specific gene expression in eukaryotes". Treats and conversation 3:00 outside of Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

May 2005

Monday, May 9th

Monday, May 16th

  • Biology Department Seminar: Dr. Jon Kenning
    • Jon Kenning (Bio alum '01), University of Minnesota,Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. "Alternative stable states in shallow lakes and implications as carbon sinks." Treats available outside Olin 141 at 3:00 pm
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, May 23rd

September 2005

Monday, September 19th

Monday, September 26th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Andy McCall '98
    • Andy McCall ('98), visiting instructor at Carleton. "Five years of floral herbivory: fitness consequences in the field". Treats available outside 141 at 3:00 pm.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

October 2005

Monday, October 3rd

  • Biology Department Seminar: Richard Mack
    • Richard Mack, Washington State University. "Bromus tectorum in North America: immigration history and ecological genetics of an invasive grass". Treats and Conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 10th

  • Biology Department Seminar: Thale Jarvis
    • Thale Jarvis, Director of Biochemistry, Replidyne, Inc. (NOTE: Replidyne is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat infections caused by drug resistant bacteria.) "Bugs and Drugs: Strategies to Develop Novel Antiobiotics". Conversation and Treats outside Olin 141 at 3:00 p.m.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 17th

Monday, October 24th

  • Biology Department Seminar: Ruth Shaw
    • Ruth Shaw from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar titled: "Evolutionary studies of severely fragmented prairie plant populations". Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 31st

  • Biology Department Seminar - Helene Muller-Landau
    • Helene Muller-Landau from the University of Minnesota, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will give this week's seminar titled: "Seed rain in tropical forests and its importance for forest dynamics". Conversation and treats at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2005

Thursday, November 3rd

Monday, November 7th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Animal Development Candidate
    • Our Animal Development Candidate will give today's Seminar. The title of the talk is: Functions of the actin-binding protein Ena during Drosophila development". Conversaton and treats outside Olin 141 at 3:00.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Wednesday, November 9th

  • Biology Department Candidate Seminar
    • Our Animal Development Candidate will give a seminar today titled: Are worms from Mars or Venus? C elegans as model for sex-specific nervous system development.
    • 2:00 pm, Boliou 104

January 2006

Monday, January 23rd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Myrna Rezcallah
    • Myrna Rezcallah, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Carleton. Title: The role of CD46 in group A streptococci pathogenesis. Treats and Conversation at 3:00 pm outside of Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 30th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Eric Newman
    • Dr. Eric Newman, University of Minnesota,Department of Neurobiology. Title: "Conversations Between Glia, Neurons and Blood Vessels in the Retina". Conversation and treat at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

February 2006

Monday, February 13th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Pat Burkett '99
    • Pat Burkett '99 from the University of Chicago will give today's seminar. The title of his talk is: "IL-15 Receptor alpha and Memory CD8 T Cell Maintenance". Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 20th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Robert Rosenberg
    • Robert Rosenberg, Carleton College Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor of Biology will give this week's seminar. Title: Molecular mechanisms of activation of neuronal nicotinic receptors. Treats and conversation at 3:00 in the hallway outside of Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

April 2006

Monday, April 3rd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Jean Porterfield
    • Dr. Jean Porterfield, Assistant Professor of Biology, St. Olaf College will give today's seminar. Title of her talk is:"Gene trees vs. species trees: The case of the lollypop darter". Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside of Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 10th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Alexander Barron
    • Alexander Barron from Princeton University will give today's seminar. The title of his talk is Trees are smarter than you think: Patterns and controls of nitrogen fixation in a tropical rainforest. Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside of Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 17th

Monday, April 24th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Eric Cole
    • Dr. Eric Cole, St. Olaf College. CDA12, a gene linking pinocytosis, cytokinesis and sex in the ciliated protist, Tetrahymena. Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside of Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

May 2006

Monday, May 15th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Nels Elde
    • Dr. Nels Elde ('95), Post-doctoral Fellow Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center will give today's seminar: Titled, "Independent evolution of dynamin-dependent endocytosis". Conversation and treats at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

September 2006

Monday, September 11th

Monday, September 18th

October 2006

Monday, October 2nd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Robert Mackin
    • Dr. Robert Mackin, Creighton University School of Medicine, "Biosynthesis of peptide hormones: a scientific and technical quest for the source of enzyme specificity"
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 9th

Monday, October 23rd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Michelle Marvier
    • Michelle Marvier, Associate Professor of Biology and Executive Director of the Environmental Studies Institute at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA. "Evidence–based risk analysis: learning from our experiences with genetically modified crops".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 30th

November 2006

Monday, November 6th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Meredith Thomsen
    • Meredith Thomsen, The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.Meredith Thomsen, The University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. "Testing ecological resistance to a plant invasion."
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 13th

  • Biology Department Seminar -
    • This seminar has been cancelled. Patrick Cleary, University of Minnesota, Department of microbiology and immunology. Streptococci commandeer mammalian signalling networks in order to insure dissemination and persistence in human populations.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

January 2007

Monday, January 8th

Monday, January 15th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Paul Overvoorde
    • Paul Overvoorde, Macalester College, "Using Reverse- and Chemical-Genetics to Probe the Activity of the Plant Hormone Auxin" Treats available at 3:00 pm in the Olin lobby
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 22nd

  • Biology Department Candidate Seminar
    • Today our candidate will give his research seminar. Treats available outside Olin 141 at 3:00. This does count toward the seminar requirement.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Biology Department Candidate Lecture
    • Our candidate will give a lecture today on "Intracellular signaling in eukaryotes". This lecture will count toward the seminar requirement.
    • 12:00 pm, Olin 04

Thursday, January 25th

  • Biology Department Candidate Lecture
    • Our candidate will give a lecture today on "Intracellular signaling in eukaryotes". This lecture will count toward the seminar requirement.
    • 12:00 pm, Olin 04

Friday, January 26th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Candidate
    • Our candidate visiting today will give a seminar today. It will count toward the seminar requirement. Treats will be available at 2:00 outside Olin 141
    • 2:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 29th

February 2007

Monday, February 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Steve Freedberg
    • Dr. Steve Freedberg from the St. Olaf Biology Department. "Two girls for every boy: what can biased reptilian sex ratios tell us about the evolution of environmental sex determination?"
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 26th

Wednesday, February 28th

April 2007

Monday, April 2nd

Friday, April 6th

  • Biology/Chemistry Seminar - Ronald Breaker
    • Ronald Breaker from Yale University will be the speaker. The title of his talk is Chemical Sensing and Gene Control by Riboswitches. 3:30 pm., Olin 04. Susan Singer will have the book for you to sign, so look for her.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 9th

Monday, April 16th

Monday, April 23rd

May 2007

Monday, May 7th

Monday, May 14th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Julian Molina Canceled!!!!
    • Due to an emergency this seminar has been canceled. Julian R. Molina, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. Lung Cancer Treatment: Lesson From Translational Research. Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, May 21st

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Jon Moore
    • Dr. Jon Moore of the University of Washington. "The importance of a species: salmon, ecosystem engineering, and streams". Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

September 2007

Monday, September 10th

  • Seminar at St. Olaf today
    • Please note that if you want to use these seminars in place of Carleton seminars you must write a paragraph about the seminar and submit it to Carol Horan (mail or email). Greetings all, Each week the biology department hosts a biology related seminar. Seminars commence at 4:00 on Mondays in Science Center 278. All are welcome. Treats are provided! Biology students and potential biology students - this is an excellent chance to hear about what some biologists are researching. Perhaps this will spark an interest for you to pursue a similar field of research or work. Also, there is often time for students to meet with our speakers. If you notice there is a speaker with whom you would like to meet, please contact Steve Freedberg (freedber@stolaf.edu). We start our seminar series next Monday, Sept. 11th. St. Olaf biology and environmental studies professor John Schade will speak to us about Elements and Organisms: Biogeochemistry and Stoichiometry in Streams. Here is the weblink for upcoming seminars - http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/biology/seminars/
    • 4:00 pm

Monday, September 17th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Peter Agre
    • Dr. Peter Agree, James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology at Duke University School of Medicine will give this week's seminar titled: "AQUAPORIN WATER CHANNELS: From Atomic Structure to Clinical Medicine". Treats available at 3:00 Olin 141. Seniors, please remember to sign the seminar book.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, September 24th

October 2007

Monday, October 1st

Friday, October 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Cell Biology Candidate
    • Today's seminar will be given by our Cell Biology candidate. The title of the seminar is: "What the fruit fly larva can tell us about cell metabolism and human disease". Treats available. Will count toward the senior biology seminar requirement.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 15th

Monday, October 22nd

  • Biology Department Cell Biology Candidate Seminar
    • Today's seminar will be given by our Cell Biology candidate. The title of the seminar is: "How cancer drugs achieve specificity for the Abl kinase domain". Treats available. Will count toward the senior biology seminar requirement.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 29th

  • Biology Department Candidate Seminar
    • Today's seminar will be given by our Cell Biology candidate. The title of the seminar is: "The bacterial wilt disease of plants – getting to the root of the problem". Treats available. Will count toward the senior biology seminar requirement.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2007

Friday, November 2nd

  • Biology Department Cell Biology Candidate Seminar
    • Today's seminar will be given by our Cell Biology candidate. The title of the seminar is: "Purple petunias, uncoordinated worms and a Nobel Prize: Determining the cellular mechanisms and roles of RNA interference. Treats available. Will count toward the senior biology seminar requirement.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 5th

Monday, November 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Kay Kreiss
    • Kay Kreiss, MD P’08 (Kenley Jackson). National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Center for Disease Control."Safe to eat, but not safe to breathe? Butter flavoring in microwave popcorn workers: Public Health Detective Work".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

January 2008

Monday, January 21st

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Lisa Hayward
    • Biology Department Seminar: Dr. Lisa Hayward from the University of Washington. Title - Experimental motorcycle exposure uncovers stress physiology in the Northern spotted owl. Treats 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 28th

February 2008

Monday, February 11th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Nicolas Martin
    • The seminar today will be given by Nicolas Martin from Syngenta.Title of his talk is: Homology patterns in the yeast genome: Can they prove an ancient genome duplication? Treats and conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 18th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Scott Veirs
    • Scott Veirs from the Marine Science and Sustainability School will give today's seminar. Title: Biacoustic studies of endangered killer whales
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 25th

March 2008

Monday, March 3rd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Susan Singer
    • Our own Susan Singer will give today's seminar titled - "Big Science at Small Schools - Integrating genomics research and education." Treats and conversation at 3:00 inside Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, March 10th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Edward K. Lobenhofer
    • Dr. Edward K. Lobenhofer, Scientific Affairs Director at Cogenics will give today's seminar titled - Visualization of Biological Data: Lessons Learned from a Career in the Genomics Field. Treats and conversation Olin 141 at 3:00
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

April 2008

Monday, April 7th

  • Biology Department Seminar: Dr. Kerry O'Banion
    • Dr. Kerry O'Banion from The University of Rochester will give today's seminar. Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's Disease: Friend or Foe? 3:30 pm, Olin 141. Treats and Conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 21st

  • Biology Department Seminar - J. Britt Ravnan '84
    • Today's seminar will be given by J. Britt Ravnan '84, Director, Cytogenetics. The title of her talk is: "Boy or Girl? Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis from Pendulums to PCR". Treats and conversation in Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Tuesday, April 22nd

  • Biology Comps Talk - Sormeh Mahjouri
    • Sormeh Mahjouri will give her talk today. Title: Determining the Effects of Climate Change on Microbial Activity in Permafrost: A Positive Feedback Cycle for Global Warming?
    • 9:00 am, Hulings 120

Wednesday, April 23rd

  • Biology Comps Talk - Zain Ali
    • Zain Ali will give his talk today. Title: Juxtacrine regulation of vertebrate neural stem cells by the Notch pathway
    • 1:30 pm, Hulings 120

Thursday, April 24th

  • Special Seminar - Dr. Christopher Vaughan
    • Dr. Christopher Vaughan, University of Wisconsin "Four Decades: Journeys as a Neotropical Biologist" This will count toward the seminar requirement. Look for Mark McKone and sign the book.
    • 7:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 28th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. George L. Jacobsen
    • Biology Department Seminar: Dr. George L. Jacobsen, The University of Maine. "A 60,000-year history of changing climate and vegetation in central Florida". 3:30 Olin 141. Treats and Conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

May 2008

Monday, May 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Ed LeGrand
    • Biology Department Seminar: Dr. Ed LeGrand, Independent Veterinary Pathologist, Genetic Conflict andApoptosis. Treats and Conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

September 2008

Monday, September 15th

Monday, September 22nd

Monday, September 29th

  • Biology Deparatment Seminar - Dr. John Logsdon
    • Biology Department Seminar: Dr. John Logsdon from the University of Iowa. "Sex, cells: The origin & molecular evolution of meiosis". Treats and Conversation at 3:00 outside Olin 141.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

October 2008

Monday, October 13th

Monday, October 27th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Michael Blackburn
    • Dr. Michael Blackburn, Graduate School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Houston. "Adenosine signaling and the regulation of chronic lung diseases". Treats at 3:00 in Olin 141
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2008

Monday, November 3rd

  • Biology Department Ecosystem Ecologist Candidate Seminar
    • Ecosystem impacts of disturbance in savannas and grasslands This seminar will count toward the seminar requirement for seniors. Any juniors that attend will get credit toward the requirement for next year.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 10th

  • Biology Department Ecosystem Ecologist Candidate Seminar
    • "Soil Nitrogen Cycling and Vegetation Dynamics Associated with Arctic Patterned-Ground Features." This seminar will count toward the seminar requirement for seniors. Any juniors that attend will get credit toward the requirement for next year.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 17th

  • Biology Department Ecosystem Ecologist Candidate Seminar
    • "Reconstructing human impacts on ecosystems from decades to millennia" This seminar will count toward the seminar requirement for seniors. Any juniors that attend will get credit toward the requirement for next year.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Thursday, November 20th

  • Biology Department Ecosystem Ecologist Candidate Seminar
    • "Plumbing the Arctic Carbon Cycle: Investigating Land-to-Ocean Flux of Dissolved Organic Carbon" This seminar will count toward the seminar requirement for seniors. Any juniors that attend will get credit toward the requirement for next year.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

January 2009

Monday, January 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Mark Reedy
    • Today's seminar will be presented by Dr. Mark Reed of Creighton University. The title of his talk is: "Regulation of cardiac neural crest cell migration by TIMP-2". Treats available.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 19th

Monday, January 26th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Robert Elde
    • Dr. Robert Elde from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. Title of his talk is: Neurotransmission: Targeting and the regulated installation of opioid receptors. Treats available
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

February 2009

Monday, February 2nd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Hopi Hoekstra
    • Biology Department seminar at 3:30 PM in Olin 141. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Hopi Hoekstra from Harvard University. She will describe her seminal research on the evolution of coat color in a variety of wild mice. Dr. Hoekstra's talk will be titled "What Darwin Didn't Know: The Genetic Basis of Adaptation".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Thursday, February 5th

  • Bioethics seminar
    • Carleton alum ('82) Dr. Debra DeBruin, Director of Education at U Mn Center for Bioethics, will be visiting Carleton and presenting a seminar on her work with the MN Dept of Public Health concerning pandemic flu response.
    • 12:00 pm, Library Athenaeum

Monday, February 16th

Monday, February 23rd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Philip Johns
    • Dr. Philip Johns from Bard College will give this week's seminar. The title of his talk is: "Sexy males and selfish genes: the evolution of a sexual ornament in stalk-eyed flies".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

March 2009

Monday, March 2nd

Monday, March 9th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Jodi Schwarz
    • Today's seminar will be given by Jodi Schwarz from Vassar. The title of her talk is: "Developing model systems for ecological research: corals as a case study."
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

April 2009

Monday, April 6th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. David Dingli
    • Dr. David Dingli, Mayo Clinic Department of Molecular Medicine. Title of his talk is: "Dynamics of cancer therapy with recombinant viruses - a dialog between biology and mathematics".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 13th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Karen Oberhauser
    • Dr. Karen Oberhauser from the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of her talk is: "Modeling the impacts of a changing climate on monarch butterfly migration and distribution".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 20th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Patrick Carter
    • Patrick Carter from Washington State University will give today's seminar. The title of his seminar is: "Evolution of the Integrated Phenotype: A Function-Valued Approach".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

May 2009

Friday, May 1st

Monday, May 11th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Daniel McGehee
    • Dr. McGehee from the Dept of Anesthesia & Critical Care at the University of Chicago will give today's seminar. The title of his talk is: "Nicotine excitation and inhibition of brain reward pathways."
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Friday, May 15th

  • Chemistry Department Seminar: James Patterson
    • Title of his talk is: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Alpha-Synuclein with Detergents and Small Unilamellar Vesicles." Does not count toward the Biology seminar requirement. Should be of interest to students.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 04

Monday, May 18th

Monday, May 25th

September 2009

Monday, September 21st

Monday, September 28th

October 2009

Monday, October 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Steve Keller
    • Dr. Steve Keller from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of his talk: "History, chance, and adaptation: the evolution of a species invasion".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 26th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Geoff Findlay
    • Dr. Geoff Findlay from the University of Washington will give todays seminar. The title of his talk is: "Drosophila Seminal Fluid Proteins: Proteomic Identification and Evolutionary Analysis".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2009

Monday, November 2nd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Nam Nguyen-Jackson and Svitlana Kurinna
    • Nam Nguyen-Jackson, "Molecular regulation of neutrophils in the innate immune response" and Svitlana Kurinna, "Deep in the nucleus: Tumor suppressor p53 controls regeneration". Graduate Students Graduate school at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the worlds premier cancer research and treatment centers.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 9th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Sabrice Guerrier
    • Dr. Sabrice Guerrier from the Billadeau Lab Oncology Research at the Mayo Clinic will be giving this weeks seminar. The title of the talk is: "The Cellular Functions of F-BAR domain containing proteins".
    • 3:30 am, Olin 141

Monday, November 16th

January 2010

Monday, January 18th

Monday, January 25th

February 2010

Monday, February 1st

Monday, February 15th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Jane Glazebrook
    • Dr. Jane Glazebrook from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of her seminar is:“Mutants, Microarrays and Microbes: Stories of Plant Disease Resistance”.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 22nd

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Sean Carroll
    • Sean B. Carroll is an award-winning scientist, author, and educator. He is currently Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. His research has centered on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. Major discoveries from his laboratory have been featured in TIME, US News & World Report, The New York Times, Discover, and Natural History. The title of Dr. Carroll's talk is: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Evo-Devo and an Expanding Evolutionary Synthesis". Sponsored by the Frank G. & Jean M. Chesley Lectureship. STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN SEMINAR TIME.
    • 2:00 pm, Olin 141

March 2010

Monday, March 1st

  • Biology Department Seminar - Nevin Young
    • Nevin Young from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of his talk is: "Exploring Plant-Microbe Interactions through Genome Sequencing of a Model Legume".
    • 3:03 pm, Olin 141

April 2010

Monday, April 5th

Monday, April 12th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Stephanie Schmidt
    • Stephanie Schmidt from St. Olaf College will give today's seminar. The title of her seminar is "Linking food web and biogeochemical approaches to understand human-induced ecological change".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 19th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Robert Hanson
    • Dr. Robert Hanson from St. Olaf College will give this afternoon's seminar. The title of his seminar is: "From Quaternions to the Science Olympiad: New Possibilities for Biomolecular Visualization".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 26th

May 2010

Monday, May 10th

Monday, May 17th

Monday, May 24th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Jeb Barzen
    • Jeb Barzen from the International Crane Foundation will give this afternoon's seminar. The title of his talk is: "Two decades experience in using cranes as flagships for wetland conservation and community involvement at home and abroad"
    • 3:30 am, Olin 141

September 2010

Monday, September 20th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Eric Seabloom
    • Dr. Eric Seabloom from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of Dr. Seabloom's seminar is - "Causes and consequences of diversity: viral pathogens in Pacific coast grasslands".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, September 27th

October 2010

Monday, October 4th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. Mark Masino
    • Dr. Mark Masino from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of his talk is: "Low Threshold Calcium Current Contributes to Locomotor-Related NMDA Induced Oscillations in Hb9 Interneurons in the Neonatal Mouse Spinal Cord".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 11th

  • Department of Biology Seminar - Jennifer Powers
    • Jennifer Powers from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of her seminar is: "Tropical Land-Use Change and the Carbon Cycle: Patterns and Processes at Regional and Global Scales".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 25th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Colin Campbell
    • Colin Campbell from the Pharmacology Dept at University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of his seminar is: "Drug-Induced DNA-Protein Cross-Links".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2010

Monday, November 1st

  • Biology Department Seminar - Janet Carlson
    • Janet Carlson, Director for the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study in Colorado Springs will give today's seminar. The title of her talk is: "Review the Research: Teaching Science for Understanding".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 8th

  • Bio Dept Seminar - Sarah England
    • Sarah England, Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa. The title of her talk is: "How do we maintain a pregnancy to full-term; are K+ channels the answer?".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 15th

January 2011

Monday, January 10th

  • SPECIAL INTERDEPARTMENTAL DISCUSSION
    • SPECIAL INTERDEPARTMENTAL DISCUSSION: Has arsenic-based life been discovered? Lead by Carleton science faculty. Will count toward the seminar requirement
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 17th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Dr. George Weiblen
    • Dr. George Weiblen from the University of Minnesota will give today's seminar. The title of his seminar is: "Community disassembly: dissecting a New Guinea rain forest food web".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 24th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Nathan De Jager
    • Nathan De Jager from the US Geological Survey. The title of his talk is: "Hydrologic thresholds for plant species composition and soil texture and fertility along the floodplain of the Upper Mississippi River, USA."
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 31st

February 2011

Monday, February 14th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Claire Richardson
    • Claire Richardson from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will give this afternoon's seminar. The title of her talk is: "Integrating stress response and immunity in the nematode C. elegans".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 21st

  • Biology Department Seminar - Marc van Roosemalen CANCELED
    • TODAY'S SEMINAR HAS BEEN CANCELED. Marc van Roosemalen from the Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund will give today's seminar. The title of his talk is: "A Hotspot of Biodiversity, New Species and Threats in the Southeast Brazilian Amazon".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 28th

April 2011

Monday, April 4th

  • Biology Department Seminar - Caitilyn Allen
    • Caitilyn Allen from the University of Wisconsin, Madison will give this afternoon's seminar. The title of her talk will be: "The Inside Track: Transcriptomics reveals how the plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum succeeds in a hostile habitat ".
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

May 2011

Monday, May 23rd

September 2011

Monday, September 19th

  • Dr. Jonathan Jacobs
    • "The Ralstonia Solanacearum in Planta Transcriptome - How to Succeed in a Hostile Habitat."
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, September 26th

  • Dr. Jennifer Pietenpol '86
    • “From a Single Gene to the Genome: Therapeutic Advances for a Difficult-to-Treat Breast Cancer"
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

October 2011

Monday, October 3rd

  • Dr. Larry Young
    • "Neurobiology and Evolution of Monogamy: Implications for Autism."
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 10th

  • Dr. W. Gibson Wood
    • "Statins -- good for the heart, good for the brain: Neuroprotective mechanisms of simvastatin."
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 17th

Monday, October 24th

  • Dr. Sarah Meerts
    • "The Neurobiology of Female Reproductive Behavior"
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 31st

  • Dr. Tony Gamble
    • "Using phylogenies to study the evolution of complex traits in geckos"
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

November 2011

Monday, November 7th

  • Dr. Robert Zink
    • "What's really interesting about Darwin's finches is still unclear"
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, November 14th

Thursday, November 17th

January 2012

Friday, January 13th

Monday, January 16th

Monday, January 23rd

Friday, January 27th

Monday, January 30th

February 2012

Monday, February 13th

Monday, February 20th

Monday, February 27th

March 2012

Sunday, March 4th

  • Rafiq Huda '08
    • PhD Candidate, National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellow Lab of Dr. Marco Martina, Dept. of Physiology Northwestern University
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, March 5th

April 2012

Friday, April 20th

Monday, April 23rd

Tuesday, April 24th

May 2012

Monday, May 7th

Monday, May 14th

Monday, May 21st

Monday, May 28th

September 2012

Monday, September 17th

Thursday, September 27th

October 2012

Monday, October 1st

  • Ecology of Plastic Marine Debris
    • Dr. Erik Zettler, Associate Dean of Institutional Relations and Research of the Sea Education Association (SEA)in Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, October 8th

Monday, October 22nd

Monday, October 29th

November 2012

Monday, November 5th

Monday, November 12th

Tuesday, November 20th

December 2012

Monday, December 3rd

January 2013

Monday, January 7th

Monday, January 14th

Monday, January 21st

  • Art and Science of Cell Biology
    • Graham Johnson PhD, UCSF QB3 Faculty Fellow, is a certified Medical Illustrator with 14 years of professional experience.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 28th

February 2013

Monday, February 11th

Monday, February 18th

Sunday, February 24th

Monday, February 25th

March 2013

Monday, March 4th

April 2013

Monday, April 8th

Friday, April 12th

  • Historical Biochemistry
    • Loren Dean Williams, The Ribo Evo Center and the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Tech *Sign in for Biology seminar credit*
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 149

Monday, April 15th

Monday, April 22nd

Sunday, April 28th

  • Dr. Karyn Frick
    • Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, April 29th

May 2013

Monday, May 13th

Monday, May 20th

  • Prairie Conservation in Minnesota
    • Steve Chaplin, Senior Conservation Scientist, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota Chapter of The Nature Conservancy
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, May 27th

Wednesday, May 29th

June 2013

Monday, June 3rd

September 2013

Monday, September 23rd

Monday, September 30th

October 2013

Monday, October 7th

Monday, October 14th

Thursday, October 17th

Monday, October 21st

Thursday, October 24th

Monday, October 28th

November 2013

Monday, November 4th

January 2014

Monday, January 20th

Monday, January 27th

  • Engineering Biology
    • Joel R. Cherry '82 has been the President of Research and Development at Amyris, Inc. since 2011.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

February 2014

Monday, February 3rd

Tuesday, February 4th

Monday, February 17th

Monday, February 24th

March 2014

Monday, March 3rd

Monday, March 31st

April 2014

Monday, April 7th

Monday, April 14th

Monday, April 21st

May 2014

Tuesday, May 13th

September 2014

Monday, September 22nd

October 2014

Monday, October 6th

January 2015

Monday, January 12th

Monday, January 19th

  • Andrew J.P. Fink '04
    • Dr. Fink, works with Dr. Richard Axel's laboratory in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York.
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, January 26th

  • One Health and Epidemiology
    • Dr. Christine Petersen, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

February 2015

Monday, February 2nd

  • Chen-Yong Lin
    • Associate Professor, Georgetown University · Department of Oncology, Georgetown Medical Center
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141

Monday, February 9th

Monday, February 16th

  • Kellie Carim '06
    • Dr. Kellie Carim, Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Missoula, Montana
    • 3:30 pm, Olin 141