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.

Please complete the Google attendance form that can be found here for each talk.  It should be submitted online at the end of the lecture. 

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.

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

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


Spring 2021 Biology Colloquium Schedule

Thursday, January 14, 11:25 a.m. via Zoom remote presentation only - "miRaculous RNAs: regulation of developmental and metabolic processes by microRNAs in D. melanogaster", Jennifer Kennell, Ph.D., '98 grad, Associate Professor of Biology, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York.

Thursday, February 18, 9:40 a.m. via Zoom remote presentation only- "Understanding human health with spaceflight: the interaction of microgravity and the female sex on the skeletal system", Brent Hill, Ph.D., '93 grad, Professor and Biology Chair, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.

Thursday, March 11, 9:40 a.m. via Zoom remote presentation only - "Effects of dietary amino acids on metabolism and lifespan in grasshoppers", John Hatle, Ph.D., '91 grad, Professor of Biology, University of Northern Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Thursday, April 29, 9:40 a.m. in V206 and via Zoom remote presentation - Senior project research student presentations:
"Worm community composition and invasive plants of riparian forests in Southeast Minnesota" by Laura Duffield ('21)
"Floristic quality impacts butterfly communities in Winneshiek County, Iowa" by Kayla Gibson ('21)

Thursday,  May 6, 9:40 a.m. via Zoom remote presentation only - "And Dystroglycan Makes Three: ECM Adhesion Complexes of the Epidermis", Amy Santas, Ph.D., '94 grad, Professor of Biology, Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio.

Additional colloquium presentations may be announced and added to this schedule.

 


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