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 '18 Seminar Series

June seminars held at noon in 58 Exley - July seminars held at noon in 107 Shanklin   






07 June

Owen Davies
Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences
Newcastle University

"The Molecular Basis of Chromosome Synapsis during Meiotic Cell Division"                         

Amy MacQueen

14 June

Warren Allmon
Director of the Paleontological Research Institution
Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University

"Natural History Museums in a Changing World"

Ellen Thomas

21 June


Kevin Gardner
Director of the Structural Biology Initiative of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center 

"Biochemical and Biophysical Studies of Environmental Sensors: Biology’s Switches, Scientists’ Tools"

Colin Smith

28 June

Nabiha Saklayen
CEO and Co-Founder at Cellino Biotech, Inc.

"Laser-activated Substrates for Intracellular Delivery"

Renee Sher

12 July

Melody Chan
Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Brown University

"What is a Moduli Space"

Cameron Hill

19 July 

Megan Nunez
Professor of Chemistry at Wellesley College

"Effect of Base Lesions on the DNA Duplex"

Candice Etson


Key Note Lecture
Ellen Thomas
University Professor in the College of Integrative Sciences

"From Life in a Single Cell to Global Change" Francis

Prior year seminar schedules:

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