Biology Science Speaker Series

Fall 2017-18

Each semester the Biology Department hosts a mini-series of Science Speaker events to connect our students to professionals in the field.

4 – 5 p.m. (usually)
Science Building, Room 106 (campus map and directions)
Free & open to the public

Download PDF of schedule

Fri. Sept. 8

Celebrate Science!

Departments will be honoring the accomplishments of their students. Come learn about student research, Research Experience for Undergraduate’s (REU’s), and summer internship accomplishments.


Wed. Sept. 27

Local mosquito vector biology: species diversity, population dynamics, & viral genetics

Dr. Andy Ammons

Associate Professor of Biology

Goshen College


Wed. Oct. 11

Mutualisms: building blocks of ecological communities

Dr. Juan Carlos Ruiz Guajardo

Department of Evolution & Ecology

University of California, Davis

Visiting International Scholar – Fall 2017

Goshen College


Fri. Oct. 27

The Obesity Epidemic: Polar Bears, Blue Light, and Fecal Transplants?

Dr. Michelle Shelly, MD

Family Practice Physician

Goshen Physicians Family Medicine



Wed. Nov. 15

Diversity in a Hoosier Rural Medicine Practice

Dr. Lilly S. Bontrager, MD

Parkview First Care Noble Campus

Kendallville, IN