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.
As of Fall 2014, all biology majors must attend 12 colloquia in their time at Luther in order to complete the requirements of the Biology major. These students should fill out and promptly return to SHL 231 the colloquium reports if they want their attendance recorded.
Fall 2015 Biology Colloquium Schedule
Thursday, September 17th, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - "For the Birds: research tales from an avian ecologist" - Nicole Davros, Ph.D., Upland Game Project Leader, Farmland Wildlife Populations & Research Group, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Saturday, October 17th, 10:00 am in Valders 206 - "Chasing Bugs: Investigating the Ecology and Epidemiology Of Vector-Borne Diseases" - Dr. Elizabeth Dykstra ('85), Medical Entomologist, Washington Department of Health. Sherman-Hoslett Memorial Homecoming Lecture.
Thursday, October 29th, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - "Infection by injection: the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system" -Timothy L. Yahr, Ph.D.,Professor of Microbiology,Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Microbiology,Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa.
Thursday, November 12th, 9:40 am in Valders 206 - "Predicting evolution: domestication and natural selection across the sunflower genome", Dr. Eric Baack, Associate Professor of Biology, Luther College.
Thursday, December 10th, 9:40 am in various rooms - Senior Project talks and science research poster session.