The Union College Biology Department Seminar Series hosts and cohosts experts from various areas of Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience and Environmental Science throughout the academic year.
Seminars are held in Olin 115 or Zoom from 12:50 - 1:45p.m.
Announcements will be provided to students and faculty via email.
Biology seminar dates, speakers and titles are subject to change.
Please check back for weekly updates.
2022 Seminar Series
Jan. 27, 2022 ~ Human FSH Receptors and the First Rule of Real Estate: Location, Location, Location
Brian Cohen, Senior Lecturer
Department of Biological Sciences
Co-director, Biochemistry Program
Date/Time: Jan. 27, 2022 at 12:50 pm
Location: Olin 115 & Zoom
Feb. 3, 2022 ~ Fate and Form - Key regulators of intestinal function in health and disease
Kaelyn Sumigray, Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Yale School of Medicine
Fate and Form - Key regulators of intestinal function in health and disease
Feb. 3, 2022 at 12:50 PM
The Sumigray lab studies how stem cell niche architecture affects stem cell behavior and tissue function. In particular, we study the formation of the intestinal stem cell niche, the crypt, using genetic mouse models and 3D organoid systems to interrogate mechanisms driving cell shape changes and its impact on tissue patterning.
Feb. 10, 2022 ~ Electroencephalography (EEG) and it’s role from Diagnosis to Treatment
Dr. John Lansing, DO
Albany Medical College
Feb. 10, 2022 at 1:00 PM
Olin 115 & Zoom
Dr. John Lansing, an Assistant Professor in the department of Neurology at Albany Medical College, will give a talk on Electroencephalography (EEG) and it’s role from Diagnosis to Treatment. He will also discuss the basics of EEG as well as diagnostic testing, such as MEG and cortical stimulation, and treatments, including VNS, RNS and DBS.
Feb. 17, 2022 ~Flight, Forelimbs and Froglegs
John Young, Assistant Professor
Flight, Forelimbs, and Froglegs
Feb. 10, 2022 at 12:50 PM
Have you ever wondered where your arms and legs come from? Or why some birds with wings can't fly? Our lab uses the frog Xenopus to answer questions about the development and evolution of vertebrates.
March 10, 2022 ~ Prolactin in Fish
Jason Breves, Associate Professor
Chair of the Biology Department
Prolactin in Fish
March 10, 2022 at 12:50 PM
Olin 115 & Zoom
April 21, 2022 ~ Determining the role of intracellular calcium in regulating the fast amoeboid migration of confined melanoma cells
Alexa Caruso, 19'
Master's Candidate in the lab of Dr. Jeremy S. Logue
Regenerative and Cancer Cell Biology (RCCB)
Albany Medical College
April 21, 2022 at 12:50 PM
Cell migration is an integral part of embryonic development, immune surveillance, and wound healing, whereas in cancer, the de-regulated migration of tumor cells promotes the metastatic colonization of vital organs. The Logue Lab is interested in understanding how cells migrate within tissues. Previously, we demonstrated that cancer cells respond to mechanical confinement by undergoing a phenotypic transition to fast amoeboid (leader bleb-based) migration (Logue, JS et al. (2015) eLife)
April 28, 2022 ~ Sugary blood: Uncovering novel mechanisms regulating hematopoietic stem cell formation
Dionna Kasper '08, Assistant Professor
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College
Department of Molecular & Systems Biology
April 28, 2022 at 12:50 PM
Refreshments will be served
May 5, 2022 ~ Characterization of drug loaded microparticles as a treatment for pancreatic cancer
Stan Soroka '16
MD/PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Laura Martello-Rooney
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
May 5, 2022 at 12:50PM
May 19, 2022 ~ Homing behavior in territorial reptiles and vernal pool-breeding amphibians
Dr. David Steinberg, Lecturer
University of New Hampshire
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
May 19, 2022 at 12:50 pm
May 26, 2022 ~ Regulation of Antibody Responses by the Immune System
Dr. Peter T. Sage, '04 PhD,
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Immunologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
May 26, 2022 at 12:50 PM
June 1, 2022 ~ Dr. Robert S. Langer, MIT
Dr. Robert S. Langer, Institute Professor
MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
June 1, 2022 at 12:50 PM