Biology Science Speaker Series

Fall 2018-19

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

Science Building, Room 106 (campus map and directions)
Free & open to the public

Download printable PDF schedule.

Wed. Sept. 26 – AD 28, 4:00 p.m.

Global south voices on climate change

As North Americans, we need to hear the stories directly from our brothers and sisters around the world to understand how they are experiencing climate change, and how we can walk with them in the challenges that this brings.


Mon Oct. 8 – SC 106, 4:00 p.m.    

Agriculture: Science Working for the World

Dr. John Rupe

Professor of Plant Pathology

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

University of Arkansas


Friday Oct. 12 – SC 106, 10:00 a.m.

Will We Conserve Before We Have To? Tales From Bhutan And Other Studies

Dr. Jeremy S. Brooks

Assistant Professor

School of Environment & Natural Resources

The Ohio State University


Friday Oct 12 – SC 106, 11:00 a.m.

Biological invasions & novel species interactions in aquatic ecosystems

Dr. Lauren M. Pintor

Assistant Professor of Aquatic Ecology

School of Environment & Natural Resources

The Ohio State University


Friday Oct 26 – SC 106, 10:00 a.m.

To Pee or Not to Pee: Rehabilitation following spinal cord injury

Maria Jantz, PhD student

Rehabilitation and Neural Engineering Labs

University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition


Wednesday Nov 14 – SC 106, 4:00 p.m.

Enhancing Nab-paclitaxel-based Chemotherapy Response: Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Niranjan Awasthi

Senior Research Professor of Surgery

IU School of Medicine-South Bend