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News and Events: Seminar Schedule

Biology research seminars

All seminars are free and open to the public.

Location: Science Building room 010
Time: Friday, 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)




Friday, Sept 12
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
David Koetje, Biology, and Meredith Segur, Career Development, Calvin College Soft skills and resilience: Keys to your vocational success after college
Friday, Sept 19
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Kris and Steve Van Haitsma, Mud Lake Farm, Hudsonville, MI Playing with mud
Friday, Sept 26
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Matthew Christians, Cell and Molecular Biology, Grand Valley State Univ Light perception in plants:  The role of E3 ligases in phytochrome signaling in Arabidopsis thaliana
Friday, Oct 3
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Kay Ardema, Laboratory Medical Director, North Ottawa Community Health System Vocations in pathology and laboratory medicine
Friday, Oct 10
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Michael Dickinson, Heart Transplant Program at Spectrum Butterworth

How do we think about heart failure? How the physiologic models have saved lives

Friday, Oct 17
Science Division Undergraduate Research Poster Session
Friday, Oct 24
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.

Erika Steensma, Biology, Calvin College

Soeyeon Shin, Biology, Calvin College

Mechanically-activated nitric oxide signaling in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

WHOQOL – Low vision Tajikistan

Friday, October 31

1:30 to 2:20 p.m.

Jonathan Lin, Biology, Calvin College

Kelsey Veldkamp, Biology, Calvin College

Physiological characterization of novel bacteria isolated from the guts of Cephalotes ants

Pursuing soluble, full-length TXNIP protein and database mining for mitochondrial changes in disease

Friday, Nov 7
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Crystal Barrett, Biology, Calvin College What's biology got to do with life?
Friday, Nov 14
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.

Josiah Valk, Biology, Calvin College


Tran Nguyen, Biology, Calvin College

Interpretation of tail function in the semiaquatic cetacean Maiacetus inuus: insights into the evolution of tail-powered swimming in early whales

The Roles of Endothelial Cells in HIV Infection and the Latency Formation in Resting T Cells

Thursday, Nov 20 12:30 – 1:20 p.m.
Scott Peck, Biochemistry, Univ of Missouri Host-pathogen communication: Using proteomics to investigate non-self recognition
Friday, Dec 5
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
Phyllis Pennock, Biology, Calvin College African- American girls and scientific argumentation: Lived experiences, identities, and their roles in constructing and evaluating claims



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