Department of Biological Sciences

Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3550
fax: (248) 370-4225
biology@oakland.edu

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Seminars

Departmental Seminars are open to the public. Please contact Renee Gabriel for more information. She may also be reached by calling (248) 370-3550.

Upcoming Seminars

Gerard Madlambayan
41.i  Review
The role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer progression and treatment
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
OC-Banquet Room B

Joseph DiPanni
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Mi Hye Song
Proteolytic Regulation of Centrosome Assembly
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
12:00PM-1:00 PM
Zoom

James Noelker
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Thomas Raffel
Scaling temperature dependance of disease dynamics from individuals to populations
Friday, October 7, 2022
12:00PM-1:00 PM
Zoom

Vikto Toth
Invited Speaker
Do shallow lakes have a future?
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
12:00PM-1:00 PM
Oakland Center, Ambassador A-B (156-158)

Kevin Watts
Invited Speaker
Distinguished Lecture Series
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
12:00PM-1:00 PM
OC-Gold Rooms B/C

Previous Seminars

Lan Jiang
41.i  Review
Tube morphogenesis using Drosophila tracheal as a model
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
202C ODH

Emily Bovee
Master's Thesis Defense
Mentor: Scott Tiegs
Effects of leaf litter species on invasive New Zealand mud snail
Potamopyrgus antipodarum ) growth rates and detection using environmental
DNA
Thursday, June 23, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom

Michael Powers
Master's Thesis Defense
Mentor: Zijuan Liu
The physiological role of divalent metal transporter ZIP8 in regulating brain functions. 
Thursday, June 23, 2022
10:00-11:00 AM
127 Dodge Hall

Joseph DiPanni
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Mi Hye Song
Proteolytic Regulation of Centrosome Assembly
Friday, July, 7, 2022
12:00PM-1:00PM
Zoom

Christopher Powell
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Fabia Battistuzzi
Assessment of taxon sampling onphylogenetic reconstructions and timetrees : a
new methodology and application
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
3:00-4:00 PM
203 Dodge Hall

Walter Wolfsberger
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Taras Oleksyk 
Leveraging big data for bioinformatic analysis of modern population genomics
Thursday, May, 26, 2022
10:00AM-11:00AM
Zoom

Siobhan Branfield
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: A. Valance Washington
Trem Like Transcript 1 (TLT-1) as a potential regulator of Inflammatory Pathogenesis in Obesity
Friday, April 22, 2022
10:00AM-11:00AM
Zoom

Jeremy Geist
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Mentor: Scott Tiegs
The New Zealand Mud Snail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum): Ecology and Management of a Global Invader
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom

Cody Howe
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Sang Rhee
PTEN: More than a tumor suppressor
Friday, March 11, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
127 DH

Istri Ndoja
Master’s Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Lan Jiang
Role Of Osi in Tube Maturation Through Endosomes
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Zoom

Anatomy Candidate #3
The Autonomic Nervous System
Tuesday, February 17, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
164 MSC/Zoom 

Anatomy Candidate #2
The Autonomic Nervous System
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
386 MSC/Zoom

Anatomy Candidate #1
The Autonomic Nervous System
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
386 MSC/Zoom

Farzane Sivandzade
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Dr. Luca Cucullo
Traumatic Brain Injury: Assessing the Pathogenic Impact of Chronic Smoking and Potential Countermeasures
Thursday, December 14, 2021
12:00-1:00 PM
120 MSC