Departmental Seminars

The Molecular Biology Department’s seminar program is one of the very best on campus. We make a strong effort to bring in visiting scientists who can provide a entertaining, enlightening, and current research report on an important area of molecular biology. Shown below is a listing of the current semester’s seminar speakers.

Seminars start at 2:10 pm and are held in the Berry Center Auditorium - Room 138.

Molecular Biology Spring 2023 Seminars



Speaker & Affiliation







Dr. Dan Levy

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming


Introduction to MOLB Seminar





Dr. Don Jarvis

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming


Resolution and Risk Assessment of a Persistent Viral Contaminant in the Baculovirus-Insect Cell System





Guest speaker from the National Renewable Energy Lab




Grant Bowman



Dr. Rebekah Kading

Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University


Inside the bat cave: investigating the ecology and spillover potential of emerging viruses in Uganda


Don Jarvis



Semester Break







Dr. Joseph Lau

Molecular and Cellular Biology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center


Sialic Acid Glycans in Normal and Malignant Cell-Niche Interactions


Don Jarvis



Dr. Christian Mosimann

Developmental Biology, University of Colorado School of Medicine


Stripes to blood flow: lateral thinking in cardiovascular development and disease


David Fay



Dr. Tania Reis

Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

  From genes to neurons: how flies get fat   Todd Schoborg



Spring Break







Dr. Jordan Ward

Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, UC Santa Cruz


Developmentally programmed apical extracellular matrix remodeling


David Fay



Dr. C. Andrew Frank

Anatomy and Cell Biology, Molecular Medicine, University of Iowa


How a synapse sustains a stable level of function across time


David Fay



Dr. Charles Asbury

Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington


New biophysical strategies for uncovering how chromosomes are segregated during mitosis


Jay Gatlin



Dr. Maitreyi Das

Biology Department, Boston College


Design principles of cell polarization


Eunsook Park



Dr. Penelope Higgs

Biological Sciences, Wayne State University


Cell fate segregation in the specialized biofilm of Myxococcus xanthus


Dan Wall



Dr. Cammie Lesser

Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital


Bacterial delivery systems from agents of pathogenesis to vectors for novel therapeutics


Mark Gomelsky



Dr. Raymond Hulse

HHMI – Janelia Research Campus


We Can Work It Out: A Magical Mystery Tour of Proximity Labeling


Thomas Boothby


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