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Biology Seminars

Seminars are held on Thursdays at 4:00pm in Henson 243 unless otherwise indicated.
Please join us for pre-seminar coffee and cookies at 3:30 in Henson 213. For more info, please contact Dr. Ann Barse.

Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule:

Sept. 7

Kristen Lycett, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, Salisbury University

Exploring the Disease Ecology of the Blue Crab Parasite, Hematodinium perezi, in the Maryland and Virginia Coastal Bays

Ann Barse

Sept. 14

Nicholas Ruppel
Biology Department, Randolph-Macon College
Ashland, VA

It’s not easy being green: plant secondary metabolism and the building of a chloroplast

Mark Holland

Sept 21

Sept. 28

Catherine Carr
University of Maryland, College Park

Circuits for sound localization

Jeremy Corfield

Oct. 5

Thomas Cronin
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Filtering photoreceptors for finer function

Andrew Cronin

Oct. 12


Jeffery Pettis, Institute of Bee Health, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland



Steve Gehnrich

Special    Tuesday seminar!
Oct 17

Barry Pritchard

Medical Cannabis - History, Status in MD and

"A call to Action"

 Mark Holland

Oct. 19

Shawn Domagal-Goldman    Research Space Scientist
NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

 The search for life beyond the Solar System with the next generation of space-based telescopes

 Eugene Williams

Oct. 26

Eric Liebgold: SFS Liaison for the Dept. of Biological Sciences, Salisbury University

Student-driven research on large mammal ecology in East Africa and more study-abroad research opportunities during School for Field Studies (SFS) programs


Nov. 2

Dave Curson
Audubon MD 

Marshes for tomorrow – the fight to save Maryland’s salt marshes from sea level rise

 Judith Stribling

Nov. 9

 Denise M. Akob                    U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program

 Microbiological and Biogeochemical Shifts due to Oil and Gas Wastewater Disposal Activities


 Mark Holland

Nov. 16

Erin E. Sparks      Department of Plant and Soil Sciences,  University of Delaware

 The development and function of           maize brace roots

 Mark Holland

Nov. 30

Andrew Baskerville, Master's Thesis Defence

Title: TBA

Les Erickson



Dec. 5

Jordan Roose,

Master's Thesis Defense

Comparing Denitrification Rates and Bacterial Community Structure in an Established and a Newly Created Wetland on Maryland's Eastern Shore

 Judith Stribling

Dec. 7

Stephanie Lamb, Master's Thesis Defense

Title: TBA

Eric Liebgold

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule





Feb 8




Feb 15




Feb 22




Mar 1




Mar 8



Mar 15

Mar 29

Apr 5

Apr 12

Apr 19


Apr 26

May 3

May 10


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