All seminars take place on Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:00 PM in Mendel Science Center 102 and are all are open to the public. We serve coffee, tea, and cookies in the seminar room just prior to the presentation, and we hold a wine and cheese reception after most seminars in Mendel 103 or, occasionally, in Mendel 175.

Date Presenter Topic Host
Feb 11

Dr. David McCandlish

University of Pennsylvania

Contingency and epistasis in protein evolution
Todd Jackman
Feb 18

Dr. Michael Zimmerman

Villanova University

Practicing Medicine in Ancient Egypt
Todd Jackman
Feb 25

Dr. Jason Weckstein

Drexel University

Phylogenies of toucans and lice: What can they tell us about correlates of diversification Bob Curry
Mar 10

Dr. Ryan Kerney  

Gettysburg College

Exploring the Developmental Diversity of Amphibians
Aaron Bauer
Mar 17

Dr. Roshan Jain

Haverford College

TBA Dennis Wykoff
Mar 31


Apr 7

Dr. Sydne Record

Bryn Mawr College

Moving beyond correlative species distribution models Adam Langley
Apr 14

Dr. Matt Nelson

St. Joseph's University

Sick worms need to sleep: The cellular and molecular basis of stress-induced sleep in Caenorhabditis elegans Matt Youngman
Apr 21

Dr. Mia Levine

University of Pennsylvania

The biological forces that drive chromatin protein evolution and the functional consequences for chromosome segregation, telomere integrity, and genome defense Todd Jackman
Apr 28