Carleton College Biology Department Seminars

2020-2021 Academic Year

Mondays, 4:00-5:00 PM

Seniors must attend 8 seminars for the department graduation requirement. You can start accumulating credit during the fall term of your junior year.

See all Past Seminar Events


Winter 2021:

January 4 – Classes Begin, no seminar

January 11– no seminar

January 18– “Thermal Acclimation and Adaptation in Fish” presented by Dr. Fredrik Jutfelt, Associate Professor in Biology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Hosted by Mike Nishizaki)

January 25– “From Northfield to Stockholm and Beyond” presented by Dr. Peter Agre, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (2003) and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University (Hosted by Fernan Jaramillo)

February 1– no seminar

February 8– Mid-Term break, no seminar

February 15– “Rethinking Darwin’s Degenerates: How Parasites Shape Host Evolution” presented by Dr. Amanda Hund, McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota (Darwin Day talk, hosted by Mark McKone)

February 22– “Plants resisting diseases and science resisting racism” by Dr. Morgan Halane

March 1– no seminar

March 8
“The Composition and Evolution of Venom in the Northern Short-Tailed Shrew” presented by Dr. Andreas Chavez, Assistant Professor in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at Ohio State University (Hosted by Mike Nishizaki)


Spring 2021:

March 29 – classes begin; no seminar

April 5 – No seminar

April 12 – title and speaker TBD

April 19 – title TBD, presented by Dr. Sarah Hu, NSF C-DEBI Postdoctoral Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

April 26 – title TBD, presented by Dr. Erika Zavaleta, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz

May 3 – midterm break; no seminar

May 10 – no seminar

May 17 – title and speaker TBD

May 24Dr. Santiago Herrera, Assistant Professor, Lehigh University (Hosted by Rika Anderson)

May 31 – title and speaker TBD