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Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series (BGSE 205)

The graduate research seminar series, BGSE 205, is a graduate course, in which Biology doctoral students present their research in affinity groups, each of which meet once a month for one hour, generally with two speakers per meeting. The seminars are organized by students and divided into groups focused around specific research topics (see table below). Seminars are open format with all members of the Division (students, faculty, postdocs) encouraged to attend seminars in the group(s) related to their research work and interests. The graduate student speakers receive feedback from those attending the seminars, including input on their presentations from faculty. Students present once per year, beginning in the second year, until they are ready to defend.

Organizer Information

BGSE 205 Seminar Organizing [PDF]

For the 2021-22 Academic Year, all Seminars will be conducted via Zoom unless otherwise noted. Meeting information for seminars with an open format can be provided by student organizers.

Seminar Series Schedule

Seminar Meeting Information and Student Organizers
Research Topic Dates Time Location Student Organizers
Cancer Biology The following Wednesdays: 10/20, 11/17, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15 3:30 p.m. Zoom Amir Ferry
Nathan Jayne
Cell Biology & Signaling The following Tuesdays: 10/26, 11/16, 12/14, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/5, 5/3, 5/31 1 p.m. Zoom Christina Liem
Livia Songster
Chromatin and Transcriptional Regulation The following Mondays: 10/25, 11/15, 1/24, 2/28, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16 11 a.m. Zoom Nicholas Deason
Jiawei Xu
Ecology, Behavior & Evolution The following Fridays: 10/29, 11/19, 1/7, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 4/1, 4/8, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 9:30 a.m. Zoom Hank Baker
Josh Borin
Host Pathogen Interactions /Innate Immunity The following Wednesdays: 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11, 6/8 10 a.m. Zoom Megan Hayes
Sumedha Ravishankar
Immunology The following Mondays: 10/18, 11/8, 12/6, 1/10, 2/7, 3/14, 4/11, 5/16, 6/6 4 p.m. Tata 3103 Robert Gallant
Kiana Miyamoto
Microbiology The following Wednesdays: 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/ 6, 5/11, 6/8 10 a.m. Zoom Emily Armbruster
Jelani Lyda
Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Neurobiology The following Mondays: 10/18, 11/15, 12/6, 1/10, 2/14, 3/14, 4/18, 5/16, 6/6 1 p.m. Zoom Andrea Dickey
Howard Wang
Neurocircuits The following Wednesdays: 11/10, 12/8, 1/11, 2/8, 3/8, 4/12, 5/10, 6/7 1:00 p.m. Zoom Shuqi Chen
Yusi Chen
Post-Transcriptional Gene Expressions The following Fridays: 11/5, 12/3, 2/3, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6 10 a.m. Zoom Tiantai Ma
Cody Ocheltree
Quantitative Biology The following Fridays: 10/22, 11/12, 12/9, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10 1 p.m. Hybrid Jessica Bloom
Gabriel Mullin-Manzanarez
Regenerative & Developmental Biology Wednesdays- 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17,12/1, 1/12, 1/26, 2/9, 2/23, 3/9 SP: TBD 10 a.m. Kavli Auditorium Ivy Fernandes
Gidsela Luna