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. Sophomore, Junior and Senior Biology majors and minors are eligible to obtain 1 academic credit after attending 10 colloquia. Students should fill out and promptly return to SHL 231 the colloquium reports if they want their attendance recorded for credit.
First-year students (Fall 2014) must attend 12 colloquia in their time at Luther in order to complete a Biology major. These students, also, should fill out and promptly return to SHL 231 the colloquium reports if they want their attendance recorded.
Spring 2015 Biology Colloquium: All colloquia will be held at 9:40 a.m. in the room listed. .
Thursday, February 19th, V206 - "Rogue biologists, and agricultural anarchists: The biology and culture of seed saving" - Dr. Tim Johnson, Seed Savers Exchange, Decorah, IA.
After the talk, interested students can visit with Dr. Johnson about internships, job and volunteer opportunities at Seed Savers Heritage Farm. Please drop by the Carlson Atrium (2nd floor of SHL) between 11:00-12:00 on January 19th.
Thursday, March 26th, V362 - "Actinin acting on actin - aiscovering novel functions for alpha-actinin" - Dr. James Kemp, Jr., Department of Biology, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign.
Thursday, March 26th, V206 - "'Branching out" the possibilities for cell migration - identification of a new factor for actin cytoskeleton' - Hui-Chia Yu, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign.
Monday, March 30th, V206 - "Break it 'til you make it: Techniques for studying development and the identification of a new pathway in Xenopus neurogenesis" - Alissa Hulstrand, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Ridgewater College, Ridgewater, MN.
Thursday, April 2nd, V206 - "From the size of a fist to the size of a football: how does it get there?" - Binu Paul, Ph.D., Nephrology and Hypertension Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
Thursday, April 23rd, V362 - "Genomic Diversity: What's Recombination Got To Do With It?" - Dr. Suzanne McGaugh, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Miinnesota
Thursday, May 7th, Valders Hall of Science and Sampson Hoffland Laboratories (various rooms) - Luther College Research Symposium