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Departmental Seminars

To nominate a speaker: Verify availability of the date on the future or current schedule, then contact Nicole Creanza or Ann Tate to schedule the speaker. Please include an email address for your speaker.

Click a link below to see a full listing of the Seminar Series schedules

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 4:10pm on Mondays during the academic year in the Biological Sciences/MRB III Lecture Hall, room 1220, located on the first floor of BSCI/MRBIII, just to the right of the main first floor entrance (Latecomers may wish to note that there is a back entrance on the second floor).

2018-2019 Seminars

Date  Seminar
August 27, 2018 Lauren Parker Jackson, Vanderbilt University   Abstract
September 3, 2018  
September 6, 2018 (Thurs) Seth Bordenstein, Vanderbilt University  Abstract
September 10, 2018 John G. Gibbons, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Host: Antonis Rokas)
September 13, 2018 (Thurs) Elwood Mullins, Vanderbilt University
September 17, 2018 Satchin Panda, Salk Institute (Host: Carl Johnson)
September 24, 2018 Spencer Behmer, Texas A & M (Host: Patrick Abbot)
October 1, 2018  
October 8, 2018 Marijn Ford, University of Pittsburgh (Host: Lauren Parker Jackson)  Abstract
October 15, 2018 Jake Socha, Virginia Tech University (Host: Julian Hillyer)  Abstract
October 22, 2018

Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University  Abstract

October 29, 2018

Andrea Graham, Princeton University (Host: Ann Tate)

November 5, 2018 Virginia Zakian, Princeton University   Abstract

(Hosts: Kathy Friedman, Jared Nordman, and Tony Capra)
November 12, 2018 James Ferrell, Stanford University (Host: Carl Johnson)
November 19, 2018 No seminar - Thanksgiving week
November 26, 2018 No seminar
December 3, 2018

 Research in Progress: Dylan Shropshire and Zi Ye

December 10, 2018 Coran Watanabe, Texas A & M (Host: Brandt Eichman)  Abstract
January 7, 2019 Jared Nordman, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences
January 14, 2019 Faculty candidate Travis Wiles, the University of Oregon
January 17, 2019 (Thurs) Faculty candidate Brittany Belin, Cal Tech
January 21, 2019 Faculty candidate Brantley Hall, Harvard and MIT
January 24, 2019 (Thurs) Faculty candidate Megan Behringer, Indiana University
January 28, 2019 Faculty candidate Gleb Pishchany, Harvard Medical School
January 31, 2019 (Thurs) Faculty candidate Chao Jiang, Stanford
February 4, 2019  
February 7, 2019 (Thurs) Abigail Bingham, UCLA  (Host: Nicole Creanza and Tiffany Tung)
February 11, 2019 BethAnn McLaughlin, Vanderbilt University, Department of Neurology (Host: Inclusivity in the Biosciences Association)  Abstract
February 18, 2019 Research in Progress talk: Cait Kirby and Betty Xie
February 25, 2019  Held for GSA speaker
March 4, 2019 No seminar - Spring Break
March 11, 2019 Patrick Phillips, University of Oregon (Host: Maulik Patel)  Abstract
March 18, 2019 Kristi Montooth, University of Nebraska (Hosts: Maulik Patel, Ann Tate)  Abstract
March 21, 2019 (Thurs) Research faculty candidate Rachel Racicot; Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges  Abstract
March 25, 2019 Research in Progress - Alex Munden
March 28, 2019 (Thurs)

Peter and Rosemary Grant, Princeton University (Host: GSA)  Abstract

April 1, 2019

Nicholas Rhind, University of Massachusetts (Host: Jared Nordman)  Abstract

April 8, 2019

Sarah Lebeis, University of Tennessee (Host: Ann Tate)  Abstract

April 15, 2019

 Gary Karpen, UC Berkeley (Host: Jared Nordman)

April 22, 2019 

 Research in Progress - Kate Snyder, Kerri Ann Anderson

Revised Feb. 21, 2019