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Biology Seminar Series

The department of Biology offers a bi-weekly seminar series where all undergraduate, post-doctoral fellows, and instructors are welcome.  All seminars reflect the integrative nature of the biological research undertaken in the department.  

All graduate and senior honours Biology students are expected to attend the virtual seminar series.


Katherine Amato

Katherine R. Amato,
Northwestern University

Katherine Amato

Andrew Judge,
Algoma University

Aaron Koning

Aaron Koning,
University of Nevada, Reno

Beronda Montgomery

Beronda Montgomery,
Michigan State University

Jessica Ware

Jessica Ware,
American Museum of Natural History

Scott Ramsay

Scott Ramsay,
Wilfrid Laurier University

Joanna Wilson

Joanna Wilson,
McMaster University

Xi Huang

Xi Huang,
Sick Kids / University of Toronto

Jennifer Geddes-McAlister

Jennifer Geddes-McAlister,
University of Guelph

Jacqueline Monaghan

Jacqueline Monaghan,
Queen's University

Fall 2021 Schedule


  • Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Katherine R. Amato (Northwestern University) - Title: A missing link? Microbial perspectives on human and non-human primate ecology and evolution
  • Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m.: BI601 Integrative Biology Presentations


  • Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Andrew Judge (Algoma University) - Title: Anishinaabe ways of knowing, ethno-medicine, and land sustainability
  • Oct. 22 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Aaron R. Koning (University of Nevada, Reno) - Title: Riverine reserves: can spatial protection conserve freshwater diversity and maintain inland fisheries?


  • Nov. 5 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Beronda Montgomery (Michigan State University) - Title: Seeing the Light: Lessons from and about plants
  • Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Jessica Ware (American Museum of Natural History) - Title: Shadow dragons and other odonates 
  • Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m.: MSc Integrative Biology Colloquium 

Winter 2022 Schedule


  • Jan. 14 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Scott Ramsay (Wilfrid Laurier University) - Title: The Art of Fugue: Song Variation in White-throated Sparrows
  • Jan. 28 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Joanna Wilson (McMaster University, live from Norway) - Title: The effects of sub-optimal incubation temperature on embryonic and larval fishes in the Great Lakes


  • Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Darren Thomas (Wilfrid Laurier University) - Title: Indigenous Rights and Resource Governance In the Ring of Fire
  • Feb. 18 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Xi Huang (The Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto) - Title: May the force be on your side: targeting brain cancer as a mechanosensory disease


  • March 4 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Jennifer Geddes-McAlister (University of Guelph) - Title: Overcoming fungal infections with quantitative proteomics
  • March 18 at 2:30 p.m.: Dr. Jacqueline Monaghan (Queen's University) - Research: Plant immune signalling and homeostasis


  • April 5 or 6 (TBD): Biology Colloquium