Our Biology Seminar Series continues in Spring 2024! We will host six seminars on a wide range of biology topics (and one Chemistry topic!). Seminars are on Tuesdays at 4:10pm in Science Center 163. As always, there will be snacks and drinks!


Tuesday, February 6
4:10pm, SCSC 163

Melinda Endres

Microbiology Lab Manager
Ohio Wesleyan University

The Science Behind the Scenery: An Exploration of Research and Job Opportunities in the National Park Service

Tuesday, February 20
4:10pm, SCSC 163

Dr. Michael J. van Stipdonk

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Duquesne University

The Chemistry and Physics of Useful Destruction – Extracting Composition and Structure Information from Collision-induced and Photon-induced Dissociation and Tandem Mass Spectrometry



Dr Maggie Hantak

Assistant Professor
University of Dayton

This seminar has been postponed.

Climate drivers of trait variation in a color polymorphic salamander

Website: https://maggiehantak.weebly.com/

Tuesday, March 26
4:10pm, SCSC 163

Dr Lindsey Vansandt

Director, Imperiled Cat Signature Project
Cincinnati Zoo & botanical Gardens

Cats out of the Jag: The first successful artificial insemination in the jaguar

Website: https://cincinnatizoo.org/conservation/crew/crew-scientists/

Reception will immediately follow seminar in SCSC164 -- a chance to chat with Dr Vansandt and enjoy some food! 

TUesday, April 9
4:10pm, SCSC 163

Dr Zakee Sabree

Associate Professor
The Ohio State University

Modeling microbe-mediated host growth and development

Website: https://u.osu.edu/sabreelab/

Reception will immediately follow seminar in SCSC164 -- a chance to chat with Dr Sabree and enjoy some food! Please RSVP with this form.

Tuesday, April 23
4:10pm, SCSC 163

Dr Andrew Stoehr

Associate Professor
Butler University

Plasticity and melanism in butterflies: adaptive, trade-offs, or both?

Website: https://andrewstoehr.weebly.com/


Department Contact Info


Schimmel/Conrades Science Center
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015

P 740-368-3907
F 740-368-3999

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Department Contacts

Chair: Amy Downing
Professor of Biological Sciences
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 325
740-368-3890 | aldownin@owu.edu

Academic Assistant: Joshua Seiders
Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 201
740-368-3907 | jjseiders@owu.edu