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  Chair, Professor Darrell Killian.

2023-2024 Molecular Biology Seminars



Block 6 - Friday - MARCH 1, 2024 - 12:15 - South Commons
Title:  TBA










2022-2023 Seminars

B3 - Thursday - October 27, 2022 - 3:15pm ZOOM
Dr. Jessica Warns - University of Colorado - Anschutz
TITLE:  Understanding caudal hindbrain organization and development in the early zebrafish using single-cell RNA-sequencing technology

B4 - Friday - December 2, 2022 Olin #481
Dr. Margaret Gustafson - NIEHS Science
Title:  "Mechanisms of Mitochondrial DNA Replication in Human Health and Disease”

 B4 -   Tuesday - December 6, 2022 - Olin #481 - 12:15
Dr. Spencer Gang - University of California, San Diego
Title:  A genetic ON/OFF switch regulates multi-tissue immunity in the nematode C. elegans

B4- Friday - December 9, 2022 - 12:15 - Olin #481
Dr. Alexandra Pike - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
TITLE:  " Single-stranded DNA binding proteins in DNA replication:  One
                size doesn't fit all"


B5 - Wednesday - February 15, 2023 - 12:15 - ZOOM
Dr. Cera Nieto - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
TITLE:  The PD-L1 interactome in head and neck cancer


B6 - FRIDAY - March 17, 2023 - 12:15pm - South Commons
Dr.  Mariko Foecke
TITLE:  The aging landscape of mouse and human ovaries

B7 - April 6, 2023 - 12:15 -  Olin #481
Dr. Allison Swain - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
TITLE:  Mechanisms of the m6A RNA modification in meditating cell state switches, from breast cancer to pathogenic yeast


B7 - April 18, 2023 - 12:15 - Olin #481
Dr. Johannes Menzel - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
TITLE:  Isolation and analysis of rereplicated DNA by Rerep-Seq




















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