Colloquium Series

General Information

The purpose of the Biology Colloquium is to bring outstanding scientists to campus to showcase their work and interact with our students. We strongly believe that these colloquia provide wonderful opportunities and expect that all students who are serious about biology will attend.

Colloquia will be held virtually via Zoom from 4:00 - 4:50 p.m. on Wednesdays. For further information, and to obtain the Zoom meeting ID information, please contact Dr. Laura Weise Cross at,or the Biology Department at (717) 871-4321.  

Fall 2020 Biology Colloquium Schedule

September  2  

“A virologist's musings on the COVID-19 pandemic”  

Dr. Eric Ryndock, Millersville University            

 September 23

"Cell therapy: How a drug from the pages of science fiction is changing the face of medicine"

Dr. Lantz Mackey, Novartis Pharmaceuticals

October 14     

“Designing vaccines to target infectious diseases in Native American communities”

Dr. Naomi Lee, Northern Arizona University

October 21  

"From neural crest to epigenetics: A Millersville grad's research and career path"

Jen Spengler, University of Pittsburgh

October 28

“A dietitian’s role in human health”

Denise DelPrincipe, ThoughtFull Nutrition & Amy Halfmann, A.Ha Nutrition

November 4

"Small but mighty: The importance of microvessel regulation of blood flow"

Dr. Kayla Branyan, University of California-San Francisco

November 11

“Anatomy of a genetic testing laboratory: Dissecting professions in clinical cytogenetics and molecular genetics”

Dr. Kaitlin Lenhart, University of Wisconsin-Madison

December 2  

Internship/Co-op Presentations

MU Biology Majors


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