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Spring 2024 Seminar Schedule

 

All seminars will be from 4–5 pm CST and in-person (Ellington Hall, Rm. 100); virtual seminars will be noted.

Listen to podcast interviews with our seminar speakers here.

 

Next Seminar

Thursday April 18, 2024
Dr. Stacy Clark—US Forest Service-Southern Research Statiom
From acorns to whiskey: The restoration of white oak requires proactive management
Host: Dr. Shawn Brown

 


Complete Schedule

 

Thursday January 18, 2024
No seminar

Thursday January 25, 2024
Biology Graduate Students—University of Memphis
DataBlitz
Host: Dr. Emily Puckett

Thursday February 1, 2024
Dr. Shelia Poo—Memphis Zoo
From basic science to applied conservation: A glimpse into zoo-based research
Host: Dr. Leigh Boardman
Listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Poo here.

Thursday February 8, 2024
Dr. Kim Cooper—UC San Diego (**this seminar will be virtual only**)
Evolution of skeletal proportion in jerboas
Host: Dr. Emily Puckett
Listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Cooper here.

Thursday February 15, 2024
Dr. Heather Bergan-Roller—Northern Illinois University
Instructors as change agents: Investigating instructors' perceptions and experiences to promote inclusion in undergraduate biology courses
Host: Dr. Jaime Sabel
Listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Bergan-Roller here.

Thursday February 22, 2024
Dr. Christina Kwapich—University of Central Florida
Unwelcome guests and the economics of ant societies
Host: Dr. Philip Kohlmeier
Listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Kwapich here

Thursday February 29, 2024
No seminar

Thursday March 7, 2024
No seminar—Spring Break

Thursday March 14, 2024
Dr. Ubadah Sabbagh—Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building new neuroscience tools while trying to build a better academic culture
Host: Mr. Mazen Istanbouli (Daigle Lab)

Thursday March 21, 2024
Dr. Amber Smith—Memphis Zoo
Unveiling immune mechanisms of influenza using custom-built mathematical models
Host: Dr. Jim Adelman
Listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Smith here.

Thursday March 28, 2024
Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa—Yale University
When worms and germs compete, who wins?
Host: Dr. Jim Adelman
Listen to the podcast interview with Dr. Ezenwa here.

Thursday April 4, 2024
Dr. Angela Zoumplis—Columbia University
Adaptive physiology and structuring of microbial communities in ephemeral Antarctic environments
Host: Dr. Rachel Diner

Thursday April 11, 2024
Dr. Mariel Pfeifer—University of Mississippi
Speaking up in STEM: Investigating the self-advocacy and classroom experiences of undergraduates with ADHD and specific learning disorders
Host: Dr. Jaime Sabel

Thursday April 18, 2024
Dr. Stacy Clark—US Forest Service-Southern Research Statiom
From acorns to whiskey: The restoration of white oak requires proactive management
Host: Dr. Shawn Brown

Thursday April 25, 2024
No seminarReading Day