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.
Fall 2019 Biology Colloquium Schedule
Thursday, September 19, 9:40 am in V206 “Functional genomics screens to identify novel mechanisms of drug resistance in melanoma”, Adam Dupuy, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Pathology, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Biology Graduate Program, University of Iowa.
Saturday, October 5, 11:15 am in V206 “Vitamin D: Super-Size Me!”, Karen Hansen '89, M.D. & M.S., Associate Professor of Rheumatology and Endocrinology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Hoslett Memorial Homecoming Lecture.
Thursday, October 10, 9:45 am in V206 "Using Clickable Substrate Mimics to Illuminate Phospholipase D Activity within Mammalian Cells”. Tim Bumpas ’15, graduate student, Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology, Cornell University.
Thursday, October 17, 9:40 am in V206 “Trophic cascades in agricultural landscapes: indirect effects of landscape composition on plant biomass”, Tania Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Entomology, Kansas State University.
Thursday, October 31, 9:40 am in V206 “Plovers, prairie dogs, and plague: the Mountain Plover in Montana”, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Ph.D. Professor of Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Iowa State University.
Thursday, November 21, 9:40 am in V206 “Investigating mechanisms of neuron-glia interactions, myelination, and myelin evolution using zebrafish embryo”, Jake Hines, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Winona State University.