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.  These students should fill out a colloquium report during the talk they attend and return it to the front of room if they want their attendance recorded.

Spring 2020 Biology Colloquium Schedule

Thursday, February 20, 9:40 a.m. in V206 - “Autophagic Dysfunction in Dystrophic Skeletal Muscle”, Josh Selsby, Ph.D. Genetics and Genomics program, Director of    Graduate Education at Iowa State University.

Thursday, March 12, 9:40 a.m. in V206 - "Beetles, Bees and Butterflies: a comparison of remnant and planted prairies in Northeast Iowa", Kirk Larsen, Ph.D., Professor of Biology at Luther College.

Thursday, April 16, 9:40 a.m. in V206 - "Examining Obesity and Potential Outcomes in National and Regional Samples: NHANES III", Latasha Smith, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Center for Intercultural Engagement & Student Success/Program Lead of Catalyze at Luther College. POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

Thursday, April 30, 9:40 a.m. in V206 - "Ecological Restoration of Wild Bee Communities", Daniel Cariveau, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Entomology, Minnesota Bee Lab at the University of Minnesota. POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

Friday, May 8, time and location TBA - Selected Biology Colloquium - eligible talks and posters TBD. CANCELLED


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