Summer Science Seminars

Weekly seminars are designed to broaden and enrich the intellectual experience of our summer research students. The speakers design their talks to be interesting and valuable for the undergraduate audience of varying scientific backgrounds and fields. Included are some talks by Wesleyan alumni who have gone on to careers in the sciences. Research students are encouraged to talk with the speaker, both in the formal seminar period, and in more informal smaller groups.

Summer '20 Seminar Series

All seminars will be held at noon and available via this link:

Password: 805737





04 June

Christopher Weaver
Distinguished Professor of Computational Media
in the College of Integrative Sciences

"Amplius Ludo: Simulation in the Age of Exascale"

Ishita Mukerji

11 June

Kelly Knee
Senior Principal Scientist,
Rare Disease Research Unit
Pfizer Inc.

“The Discovery and Development of Non-Covalent Hemoglobin Binders for the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease”

Ishita Mukerji

18 June

Johan Varekamp/Ellen Thomas
Earth & Environmental Sciences/College of Integrative Sciences

"The Resilience of Life in Volcanic Lakes"

Ishita Mukerji

25 June

Mark Peifer
Biology Department
University of North Carolina

"Uncovering Roles for Wnt Signaling in Cancer and Embryonic Development

Ruth Johnson

2 July

Rodion Kononchuk
Post-doctoral Scholar
Physics Department

 “Optical Sensing Technologies Based on Non-Hermitian Spectral Singularities"

Tsampikos Kottos

9 July 

Tania Rozario
Assistant Scientist
Regenerative Biology
Morgridge Institute for Research

“Making heads or tails of tapeworms: Region-specific regulation of stem cell-driven regeneration in Hymenolepis diminuta

Scott Holmes


Anna Weinberg
Department of Psychology
McGill University

Familial, Environmental, and Interpersonal Influences on Neural Markers of Risk for Affective Disorders Chuck Sanislow

23 Jul

Mariano Alvarez
Post-doctoral Scholar
Biology Department

Seasonal Plasticity: Transgenerational Effects and Their Genetic Basis Sonia Sultan

30 Jul

Keynote Lecture
Michael Weir
Department of Biology

"Parsing mRNAs: Codon-CAR Dynamics Ishita Mukerji

Prior year seminar schedules:


summer 2019Summer2017Summer 2016 - Summer 2015 - Summer 2014 - Summer 2013 - Summer 2012 - Summer 2011 - Summer 2010