College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Biology

Seminars & Events


The Biology Department hosts a seminar series throughout the fall and spring Semesters. The department also hosts or co-sponsors various activities and events throughout the academic year and the summer months. Click on the links below for more information about seminars, events and activities.

Saint Joseph's University
Department of Biology Seminar Series
Fall 2013

Date Speaker
September 4 Shantanu Bhatt, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, SJU
Regulatory small RNAs: Big factors in the virulence of enteropathogenic E. coli
September 25 Marielena Mata, Ph.D
Principal Scientist, Oncology Biomarkers, Janssen
Biomarkers in cancer research and drug development – how the Force and the Dark Side can work together
October 2 Arpita Upadyaya, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics, Department of Physics
University of Maryland, College Park
(McNulty Scholars Program Annual Lecture)
Touch, feel and go: the forces that power cell movement and signaling
October 16
Sriram Balasubramanian, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Drexel University
Normal and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) spine and rib cage: Morphology, symmetry and shape analysis using pediatric human data and development of a novel animal model
October 30
Undergraduate Research Student Lightening Talks
November 6
Kalina Hristova, Ph.D
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
(McGroddy Frontiers in Science Seminar Series, Biology)
Neutron Diffraction as a Tool to Characterize Protein-Lipid Interactions
November 20
Chao Zhou, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Bioengineering
Lehigh University
(McGroddy Frontiers in Science Seminar Series, Physics)
Optical Biopsy using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and Microscopy (OCM)
Seminar held in Room SC300

All seminars will start promptly at 3:35 PM in Room 200 SC except where noted.
Students who arrive late (after 3:35 pm) will not be permitted to sign in for credit.

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