As an important part of your professional education, Molecular Biology majors are expected to attend department seminars. Note that attending seminars and writing questions are required for graduation (see “Senior Capstone” in the Major's Handbook). Molecular Biology seminars are scientific presentations given by faculty or guest speakers. See the professor in charge of seminar scheduling for arrangements if you have suggestions for speakers. Once you have declared a Molecular Biology major, you will be notified by email of upcoming seminars on campus that are relevant for Biology majors. It is in your best interest to declare a Biology major before your junior year, in order to receive this information.
- The list of seminars below is preliminary and will be updated as additional seminars are confirmed, so check back for updates. Flyers for each seminar will also be posted in and around the Molecular Biology Office, 4th floor Olin Hall.
- If you enter after the start of the seminar, please try to enter as quietly as possible and avoid walking in front of the slide projector.
- Questions are encouraged at the end of each seminar.
- Seminars are free and open to the public.
If you have any questions regarding seminars, or if you have a suggestion for a possible speaker, contact Sara Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and or Jennifer Garcia (email@example.com).
2019 - 2020 Seminars
Block 1 - Thursday - September 12th, 2019 - 12:15 - Olin #481
Dr. Andrew Klocko - UCCS
Title: Characterizing the genome organization of the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa
Block 2 - Wednesday - October 2nd - 12:15 - Olin# 481
Dr. Nicole Tartaglia - University of Colorado-Anschutz
Title: Sex Chromosome Disorders - Clinical Syndromes and Current Research
Block 3 - Monday - November 11th, 2019 - 12:15 - Olin# 481
Dr. Sarah Elgin - Washington University in St. Louis
Title: "Living with Your Genome: A Fly's Eye View of Dealing with Repeats."
Block 6 - Monday - March 2, 2020 - 12:15 - Olin 481
Dr. Patrick Shih
Title: Reconstructing plant metabolism with synthetic biology
Block 6 - Thursday - March 5, 2020 - 3:15pm - Tutt Science, Room 122
Dr. John Kartesz - Director, Biota of North America Program
Title: Digital North American Floristics at Your Fingertips
ALL BLOCK 7 SEMINARS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED
Block 7 - Thursday - April 9, 2020 - 12:15 - Olin #480 SEMINAR Dr. Scott J. Dixon - Stanford University Title: "The Chemical Biology of Nonapoptotic Cell Death"
Senior Capstone Requirement: Biology Research Seminar and Abstracts
Majors must submit satisfactory questions and attend 4 Molecular Biology seminars.
- Molecular Biology Department seminars, including the keynote address at Biology Day
- Biology seminars at UCCS, CU, CSU, DU, CU medical school, and Penrose or Memorial Hospitals, but ask your academic advisor before attending.
- Selected seminars from other science departments at CC. In your abstract clearly link the seminar to biology. Again, ask your academic advisor before you attend non-Biology seminars.
- Not eligible: student presentations, including Biology Day talks.
Molecular Biology Department
14 E. Cache La Poudre
Colorado Springs, CO 80903