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 3

"Exploring the role of E-cadherin loss in early Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the breast"
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, 12:15 pm, Olin 481
Dr. Maggie Musick

Block 4

“Interactions between immune cells and neural cells during viral infection of the brain”
Monday, December 11, 2023, 12:15 pm, Olin 481
Dr. Veronica Davé - Washington University School of Medicine

Block 5

"Mechanisms of Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Veterans with PTSD"
Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 12:15 pm, Olin 481
Dr.  Cortnie Hartwig

Block 6

"How a mobile genetic element spreads by stealing viral proteins"
Friday, MARCH 1, 2024, 12:15 pm, South Commons
Dr. Caroline Boyd - University of California, Berkeley


2022-2023 Molecular Biology Seminars

Block 3

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

Block 4

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

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

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

Block 5

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

Block 6

"The aging landscape of mouse and human ovaries"
Friday, March 17, 2023, 12:15 pm, South Commons
Dr. Mariko Foecke

Block 7

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

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

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