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Friday Seminar Series

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The Department of Biological Scicences holds regular seminars that are open to all students, faculty, and the public.  The featured guest speakers present cutting edge research related to the biologcal sciences and are from local and national institutes. 


Seminars occur Fridays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the new Clinical Science Building, room #112


Below is the schedule for the Spring 2018 semester.  We hope to see you there!


January 12th          Dr. Tim Loula
                               Swine Vet Center, St. Peter, MN
                               Topic:  Science of Food Production


 January 19th          Ms. Lina Wang
                               MSU, Mankato, MS EdD candidate in Educational Leadership


January 26th          Organizational Meeting


February 2nd          Dr. Margaret Bioch Qazi
                                Associate Professor, Dept of Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College


February 9th           Dr. Dwight Stoll
                                Associate Professor, Co-Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Gustavus Adolphus College


February 16th         Mr. Randy Schindle
                                Minnesota DNR
                                Topic:  Native Prairie Restorations How To and Why


February 23rd         MSU Mankato, Dept of Biological Sciences Graduate Students 'FLASH TALKS,' presenting 5-minute flash talks pitching their thesis research are: Natatlie Gooder, Hyejoo Kang, Desirea Olson, Travis Paradis and Addeline Theis


March 2nd               Spring Break

March 9th                Spring Break


March 16th              Dr. Anna Schweiger
                                University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Post-Doc with Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior


March 23rd              Mr. Oumar Sanogo
                                MSU, Mankato,  MS Biology graduate student thesis defense


March 30th              Dr. Anthony (Tony) Schroeder
                                University of Minnesota, Crookston
                                Topic:  Examing the role of cold-inducible RNA binding protein in the common snapping turtle, a reptile with temperature-dependent sex determination


April 6th                   Dr. Kelly Grussendorf
                                University of Dubuque
                                Topic:  Molecular and Ecological studies to determine the prevalence of Lyme disease causing bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi and other tick borne pathogens


April 13th                 Dr. Beth Fallon
                                University of MInnesota, Twin Cities, Post-Doc with Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior


April 20th                 Dr. Lucy Tran
                                Post-Doc Research Associate
                                Arizona State University
                                Topic:  A temperate armadillo: a genomic portrait of the nine-banded armadillo's northward range expansion.


April 27th                 Ms. Alicia Freeman
                                MSU, Mankato,  MS Biology graduate student thesis defense


                                                                              Minnesota State University Mankato
                                                                                Department of Biological Sciences
                                                                              S-242 Trafton Science Center South
                                                                                             Mankato, MN 56001
                                                                                                 (507) 389-2786

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