Biology colloquium



Harvey Mudd College Biology Colloquium

Colloquium starts at 4:15 pm on Wednesdays in Big Beckman Auditorium. Beckman Auditorium is Beckman 126, in the basement below the central stairway in the Olin Building.

Entries with a # are part of the consortium-wide Claremont Colleges Distinguished Speaker Series in the Biological Sciences. These talks are held in Shanahan 1430.


Fall 2017

August 30: Introduction to senior thesis



September 6: Senior thesis presentation: Aaron Friend, "Mitochondrial genome rearrangements in South African octocorals"  (4:15 pm, Beckman Auditorium)


followed by:  Biology mixer, 4:30 pm



September 13: Pamela Ronald#
Department of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, UC Davis
Title: Tomorrow’s Table: Organic Farming, Genetics and the Future of Food
Location: Shanahan 1430


September 20:Neil Laughlin 

Informal discussion with an alum about life after Mudd

Location: Beckman B100


September 27: All about graduate school

Location: Biology lounge, 2nd floor Olin


October 4: Marcos Ortega

Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cal State Fullerton

Title: A Molecular Dissection of Viral Assembly


October 11: No colloquium



October 18: Senior thesis proposal presentations

Mike Adams, Lakshmi Batachari, and Jingwen Liao



October 25: Senior thesis proposal presentations
Jenn Havens, Bella Lee, and Melinda Lim



November 1: Mikhail Martchenko

School of Applied Life Sciences, Keck Graduate Institute

Title: Repurposing approved drugs as host-oriented therapies against pathogenic agents



November 8: Cori Bargmann#
Department of Neurosciences and Behavior, The Rockefeller University
Title: Genes, brains, and flexible behaviors: studying neural circuits across space and time
Location: Shanahan 1430


November 15: Veronica Jimenez. 

Department of Biological Sciences, Cal State Fullerton

Title: TBA

Location: Beckman Auditorium



November 22: No colloquium (Thanksgiving)



November 29:



December 6: No colloquium




Spring 2018

Colloquium starts at 4:15 pm on Wednesdays in Big Beckman Auditorium.(Beckman 126, in the basement below the central stairway in the Olin Building)
# indicates a speaker who is part of the consortium-wide Claremont Colleges Distinguished Speaker Series in the Biological Sciences. These talks are held in Shanahan 1430.

January 17:

January 24:

January 31:

February 7: Harmit Malik#
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and HHMI
Title: TBA
Location: Shanahan 1430


February 14:


February 21: Michael Ibba
Department of Microbiology, The Ohio State University
Title: TBA

February 28:

March 7:

March 14: No colloqium (Spring break)

March 21:

March 28: Tadashi Fukami#
Department of Biology, Stanford University
Title: TBA
Location: Shanahan 1430

April 4: Jenna Monroy
Keck Science
Title: TBA

April 11:

April 18:

April 25: No colloquium