Bio 487 Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately once a month during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers. Biology majors and minors are eligible to obtain 1 academic credit after attending 10 colloquia. Students should fill out and promptly turn in the colloquium reports if they want their attendance recorded for credit.
Fall Semester 2013
(at 9:40 am in Valders 206 unless otherwise indicated)
Thursday, September 19, 7:30 pm – "Reflections on wildlife in Tasmania and New Zealand"
Tex A. Sordahl, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Luther College, Decorah, IA.
Thursday, September 26 - “Dancing the fall: how contact improvisation and Parkinson's disease may get along...”
Stephanie Fretham, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Luther College, Decorah, IA.
David Marchant, Ph.D., Department of Performing Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
Saturday, October 5, 10:00 am - Hoslett Memorial Lecture - "Can you hear me now?! - Hearing loss and its treatment"
Charles W. Beatty, M.D. - Department of Otalaryngology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
October 10 - "The genetics and neurobiology of memory in Drosophila"
Troy Zars, Ph.D., Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO.
October 17 - "Detecting neurotransmitter release from mammalian taste buds"
Melinda Baur, Department of Chemistry, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL.
November 21 - "Quorum sensing and quenching in Staphylococcus aureus"
Alex Horwill, Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA