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Weekly Seminar Series

The Department of Biological Sciences hosts a weekly speaker in both the fall and spring semesters. Our speakers come from across the country and their work encompasses a wide variety of biology disciplines. To view past seminar speakers and topics, visit the appropriate semester links below.

Fall 2015 Seminars

View past seminars.

Darwin Day Seminar Series

Discovered by Charles Darwin, evolution by natural selection is the central organizing principle of all the biological sciences, from biophysics to  width=ecology. We celebrate Darwin's birth and the importance of his work with yearly seminars and events. Darwin Day seminars and events are open to all.

View a recording of the Darwin Day 2015 Presentation: Darwin, Wallace and Domestication »

Pittsburgh Bacterial Meeting (PBM 2016)

Saturday, March 5, 2016
Mellon Hall, Duquesne University

Morning Platform Talks: Maurice Falk Hall - Mellon Hall, 1st Floor
Lunch: Africa Room of the Student Union
Afternoon Poster Session: Mellon Hall Foyer

Watch for more PBM 2016 Information!

Every year, the Department of Biological Sciences hosts a one-day meeting to bring together the bacteriology community in the Pittsburgh and tri-state area. While Principal Investigators attend the conference, the focus is on student presentations. Post docs and graduate students present their research in short talks and posters. 

PBM 2015 is organized and hosted by Dr. Joseph McCormick. Funding has been provided generously by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and Fisher Scientific. Send inquiries to pbm@duq.edu.

Biological Sciences Annual Retreat

The 2015 Department retreat was held August 21 to August 22, 2015 at Pymatuning Research Station in Linesville, PA. Keynote speakers for the 2015 retreat included Alumna Dr. Jennifer Bennett (Otterbein College), Dr. Jeff Brodsky (University of Pittsburgh), and Dr. Pete Castric (Duquesne University). All faculty, graduate students, staff, and trainees (research scientistis, post-docs, etc) were invited to attend. 

Download the Retreat Schedule