Events, News, and Connections

UCOR in Nicaragua 2018:

Photo taken from 2016 course

2017 Fall Seminars:

  • October 5, 2017- BANN 102; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Dr. Mark Jordan, Seattle University; Ecological Impacts of Land Use on Wildlife in Seattle
  • November 16, 2017 BANN 402; 12:30-1:20pm: Dr. Jesse Riordan, postdoc at Pacific Northwest Research Institute; Understanding Genetic Mechanisms of Fatty Liver Disease and Cancer Using Mouse Models

2017 Spring Seminars:

  • January 24, 2017 – BANN 402; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Dr. Gabriella Wolff, University of Washington; Evolution of learning and memory brain structures:  Ancient origins of the mushroom body
  • March 2, 2017 – BANN 402; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Dr. Stacey Weiss, University of Puget Sound; Are Brighter Females Better? Understanding the Communication Function of Female Ornamentation in Lizards
  • March 9, 2017 – BANN 402; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Dr. Carolina Gomez-Posada, University of Washington; Red Howler Monkeys in the Colombian Andes: Effects of Forest Fragmentation and Insights for their Conservation
  • April 13th, BANN 102; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Dr. Ryan Miller, Seattle University; untangling the tales buried in DNA: a story of concerted evolution, and a brief introduction to Seattle's mosses as bioindicators
  • April 25th, BANN 102; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Dr. Susan Mary Philip, Syed Wajeed, and M.B. Madappa, St. Joseph's College; Biology in Bangalore, India
  • May 4th, BANN 102; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Alum Career Panel--discussion on post-SU education and career paths. All majors welcome.
    • Karen White '12 (pharmacy intern at Swedish Medical Center), Hillary Lauren '09 (interpretive content developer at Woodland Park Zoo), and Ginelle (Brown) Moriarty '05 (quality engineer at Physio-Control)
  • May 23rd, BANN 102; 12:30pm- 1:30pm: Senior Seminars
  • May 25th, BANN 102; 12:30pm-1:30pm: Josh Kaplan, University of Washington; Hash-ing out medicinal cannabis' efficacy to treat epilepsy and autism in a mouse model of Dravet Syndrome

Spring/Summer 2017

New faces in the Biology Department in Spring:

Welcome!

Jacquelyn Braggin, lecturer in Virology

Thomas Pool, lecturer in Ecology

 

Blakely Island Courses (Summer 2017):

Below are the courses and dates offered this summer.  Ones with asterisks will give you Biology Major credit in our program.
 
BIOL 1010   Marine Biology, open to non-majors;  July 3-14
BIOL 1010   Environmental Science, open to non-majors;  Aug 28-Sept 8
*BIOL 2530   Marine Botany, meets July 17-28  
*BIOL 3890   Environmental Physiology, meets Aug 14-25
*BIOL 4620   Marine Ecology, meets June 19-30  
*BIOL 4630   Forest Ecology, meets July 31-Aug 11  
PHYS 1910  Astronomy, open to non-majors; meets in Week 1 (July 17-21) on the Seattle Pacific University campus and Week 2 (July 24-29) at the Blakely Island Field Station
 
Register via closed class form through the Biology Dept.
Cost per student, which includes tuition and room/board on Blakely Island, will be ~$4000 per class.
Questions?  Contact Lindsay Whitlow at whitlowl@seattleu.edu.

Fred Hutch Summer Research Internships

Deadline:  April 21, 2017

More information is available in this flyer and at this website at Fred Hutch.  Click the Undergraduate Programs tab in the middle of the webpage, then scroll down to the "Veteran & Small Local University Lab Tech Training Internship Program."  Apply through the Fred Hutch Careers website.  For more information, contact either Allison Calhoun (acalhoun@fredhutch.org) or Rachael Nelson (renelso3@fredhutch.org).

 

UCOR in Nicaragua (spring registration, travel in summer)

UCOR in Nicaragua! Travel to Nicaragua for a UCOR 3640 or 3840 course. You'll register for the course in the SPRING and travel from August 21- Sept 8. Cost is $1900. Please contact Sally McLaughlin (sallym@seattleu.edu) for more information. 

Spring and Summer Registration:

Spring registration begins on February 13, and summer registration begins on February 21.  Biology majors must contact their advisors before registration.  Closed class forms for spring and summer are linked on our Advising page.

Research Project Course in Spring 2017

BIOL 4990-01  •  5 credits •
 
What are the biochemical and genetic components used by bacteria when they come into physical contact with each other?  This fundamental biological question encompasses cellular recognition, genetic regulation, gene expression and behavior. In this research-based course, you will conduct molecular experiments to find genes involved in strain recognition and cell-to-cell signaling in an important soil microbe.  In addition, biochemical and physical experiments will be completed to determine phenotypic changes found in mutants altered in strain recognition. You will be designing your own experiments involving phenotypic characterizations in areas of motility, development, cohesion and growth.  Prerequisites include BIOL 2200 or 3100, or instructor permission.  Contact Dr. Dan Smith for more information at smithdr@seattleu.edu

Winter 2017

New faces in the Biology Department:

John Doedens, Ph.D, lecturer in Nursing Cell Biology

Josh Kaplan, Ph.D, lecturer in Neurobiology

Kimberly McClure, Ph.D., lecturer in Genetics

Tilottama Roy, Ph.D., lecturer in Evolution and Ecology

Fall 2016

We are looking forward to another year!  Welcome to all.

New faces in the Biology Department:

Brian Daniels, Ph.D., lecturer in Immunology

Ryan Miller, Ph.D., lecturer in Evolution and Plant Systematics

Alexandre Neves, Ph.D., lecturer in Genetics

Amy Stone, Ph.D., lecturer in Microbiology

 

Spring/Summer 2016

Blakely Island Courses (Summer):

Below are the courses and dates offered this summer that will give you Biology Major credit in our program.
 
BIOL 3660 Conservation Biology -- June 13-24
BIOL 2530 Marine Botany -- June 27-July 8
BIOL 4620 Marine Ecology -- July 18-29
BIOL 3890 Environmental Physiology -- August 28-Sept 8

Fred Hutch Summer Research Internships (apply by April 15)

A set of labs at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (click the Undergraduate Programs tab and then this link: Veteran & Small Local University Lab Tech Training Internship Programis accepting applications for local undergraduate vets and students from SU, PLU, and SPU to participate in internships in summer 2016. Detailed information is in this pdf and applications are submitted through the Hutch's careers website.

UCOR in Nicaragua (spring registration, travel in summer)

UCOR in Nicaragua! Travel to Nicaragua for a UCOR 3640 or 3840 course. You'll register for the course in the SPRING and travel from August 21- Sept 8. Cost is $1900. Please contact Sally McLaughlin (sallym@seattleu.edu) for more information. 

Research Project Course in Spring 2016

BIOL 4990-01  •  5 credits • Meets T-Th 10:15-11:55am and Th 1:30-5:30pm
 
Instructors: Kristin Hultgren and Mark Jordan
 
We will cover a suite of methods, both field and lab based, to study wild animal populations in terrestrial forest and marine intertidal ecosystems. Students will work in teams to complete self-designed research projects to investigate a local animal population. We will also cover common data analysis methods and the interpretation and communication (written and oral) of results. For the independent research portion of the course, the students will develop their own hypotheses centered around three areas of faculty expertise: 1) experimental marine ecology, 2) terrestrial and marine wildlife monitoring, and 3) landscape genetics.  PREQ: BIOL 2600 (Fundamentals of Ecology) and the intro series.  If you are interested, contact Mark Jordan at jordanma@seattleu.edu.

Spring and Summer Registration:

Spring registration begins on February 16, and summer registration begins on February 22.  Biology majors must contact their advisors before registration.

 

Winter 2016

New faces in the Biology Department:

Welcome!

Eliane Thaines Bodah, lecturer in ecology, evolution, and diversity

Heather Feldman, lecturer in cell and molecular biology

 

Fall 2015


New faces in the Biology Department:

Welcome!

Megan Hillyard, Senior Administrative Assistant

Thomas Pool, lecturer in Ecology


Winter Registration:

Registration begins November 16.  Biology majors must contact their advisors before registration.

Sustainability:  Course in Winter 2016

BIOL 2910-01  •  3 credits • Meets W 2:05-4:45 pm

Instructor:  Chuck Fowler

Students in the course learn how to take advantage of natural patterns to account for the infinite complexity and interrelated/interconnected nature of reality in our species' attempt to find a sustainable existence in ecosystems, on Earth as a whole, and in all other realities in which we participate. The course helps students holistically and objectively address questions involving things like sustainable CO2 production or water consumption -  whether for the globe, a specific continent, or a particular country or state. Students learn how the holism behind empirical patterns takes into account belief systems (such as religions) as well as the subjects of each and every field of science.  The course is open to all majors and requires sophomore standing.  

 

Learning Strategy Workshops:

Develop skills that work for you!

 Visit the Learning Assistance Programs for a schedule.

Welcome!

We offer a special welcome to our new majors!  Each of you has been assigned a faculty advisor in our department who can discuss options and answer questions for you.  Refer to SUOnline or contact Megan in our departmental office for advisor referral or other general information.

Winter 2015

Career Services Event:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Employer Information Session
Thursday, Jan 15 from 12:30 - 1:20 PM
https://www.seattleu.edu/careerservices/

 


 

Biology Club Meeting:

Thursday, October 9 – 6pm
Boeing Room in the Library
All are welcome!
For more information, contact the Club President, Katie Wood (woodk@seattleu.edu).

 

 

 

Biology Club

Open to any major!

Contact:

Heather Brown, PhD
Faculty advisor

 

LinkedIn Alumni Group

For Biology Alumni

For an invitation to join our group of Biology alums, e-mail either Rebecca Hartley or Michelle DuBois.