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Biology Speakers Series

Bilogical Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series

This is a monthly series that focuses on current biological science topics for the purpose of engaging students and faculty  with distinguished scientists, doctors, and other biomedical professionals from the community.


Upcoming Speaker

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Past Speakers


11/4/15 Wendy Gordon, PhD

"Facets of Climate Change in Texas"


10/7/15 Bethany Waldron, RN, BSN

"Nursing in a Changing Healthcare Landscape"


9/9/15 Dr. Jennifer J. Hofmann

"Of Mice and Men: Using Developmental Biology to Understand Disease"


3/12/15  Dr. Steven Vokes, UT Austin 

"Transcriptional Mechanisms Underlying Headgehogmediated Regulation"


12/4/14 Dr. Pierce

"Nematodes and Outreach Program"


11/13/14 Dr. Donna Janes and Maddie Porter, Concordia University


9/18/14 Nigel S. Atkinson, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, University of Texas at Austin

"Identifying alcoholism-related genes using Drosophila behavioral genetics"


4/15/14 Seema Agarwala, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cell and Molecular Biology Department, University of Texas at Austin

"Shape Changes During Neural Tube Closure"

3/18/14 Lisa M. Goering, Ph.D., St. Edward's University, Austin

"Variety is the Spice of Life!  Investigating the Genetic Basis of Pheotypic Change"


2/18/14 J. Hayley Gillespie, Ph.D.

Environmental Scientist, Salamander Conservation Program, City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

"Embracing a Career at Crossroad of Art + Science"


1/21/14 Brian Colwell, Ph.D.

Professor, Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences, Texas A&M Health Science Center

"Tobacco and Adolescents:  A Public Health Concern"



11/19/13 Kristy Neff, Nurse Practitioner, Children's Cardiology Associates 

"Common Issues in Pediatric Cardiology"


9/17/13 Kendra Abbott, M.A. in Ecology

Adjunct Professor, St. Edward's University

Instructor, Wild Basin Creative Research Center

"The Endangered American Burying Beetle (Nicrophorus americanus) in Texas"


4/16/13 Richard H. Finnell, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Texas, Austin

Director, Genomic Research, Dell Children's Medical Center

"Embryonic Consequences of Abnormal Folate Transport"


3/19/13 Virginia Harrod, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief of Neuro-Oncology and Survivorship Services at Dell Children's Hospital's Specially for Children group

"Neurobiology and Pediatric Oncology"


2/19/13 Christopher Sullivan, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

"Molecular Genetics & Microbiology"



11/20/12 Robert McLean, Ph.D., Texas State University

"Bacterial Biofilms and Their Importance on Earth and in Space"


10/16/12 Jelena H. Pantel, Ph.D., Katholieke Universiteit - Leuven, Belgium

"The Biological Consequences of Environmental Variability in Freshwater Ponds"


9/12 Schonna Manning, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

"Algae: Biofuels and Beyond"






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