Biology Colloquium Series

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Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets approximately 10 times during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers. 

All biology majors are required to attend a minimum of 12 approved biology colloquia during their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. 


Colloquium Requirements for Biology Majors

All biology majors are required to attend a minimum of 12 approved biology colloquia during their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. 

Getting Credit for Colloquium Attendance

Students should fill out a colloquium report for each talk they attend and return it to have their attendance recorded. Students cannot claim colloquium attendance for their biology major graduation requirement if they have not submitted the report forms.

If colloquia talks are offered face-to-face, colloquium report forms are available at the front of the room and should be placed in the box marked "Colloquium" located at the front of the room before you leave the lecture hall.  If the colloquium is offered virtually, complete this Google attendance form that can be found here for each talk.  It should be submitted at the end of the lecture.

Unsure how many colloquium you have attended?  See Michelle Einck in SHL 231 or email: [email protected]

Zoom links for virtual presentations will be posted here no later than the day before the presentation.


Fall 2021 Biology Colloquium Schedule

Thursday, September 16, 9:40 a.m. in V206 - "Science, Medicine, and Leadership in a Pandemic", Andrew P.J. Olson (’04 grad), MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Head, Section of Hospital Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School.

Thursday, October 7, 9:40 am VIA ZOOM ONLY Integrating plant diversity into farms for improved crop pollination and pest regulation”, Rufus Isaacs, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Entomology, Michigan State University.

Thursday, October 21, 9:40 a.m. in V206 – Oral Cavity Microbiome - Potential Prognostic Marker and Therapeutic Target in Head and Neck Cancer”, Carissa M. Thomas (’04 grad), M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Thursday, November 4, 9:40 a.m. in V206 -  "Reimagining Restoration: Grasslands Under Global Change", Daniel Hernández, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Carleton College.

Thursday, November 11, 9:40 a.m. in V206 – “VEdGE-tales: The Story of Virus-Enabled Gene Editing in Plants”, Bliss Beernink, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Iowa State University.

Thursday, November 18, 9:40 a.m. in V206 – “Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences”, students T.B.A.

 
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