Seminar Series

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

During the academic year, the Department of Biology hosts a vibrant Seminar Series which features distinguished researchers in the Life Sciences from around the world.

Please refer to the Spring 2017 Seminar Series schedule for confirmed speakers, and check back frequently as new speakers are added to the schedule.

In The News

Three Biology Undergraduates Named as 2017 University Scholars

Apr 10, 2017
Three of the twelve University Scholars are from the Biology department—Anniya Gu (Biochemistry major, Maine lab), Jessica Toothaker (Biology major, Pepling lab), and Soleil Young (Biology major, Garza lab). This is the highest undergraduate honor bestowed by the University.

Lewis Lab Hosts Local High School Students

Mar 22, 2017
Local students visit Kate Lewis' lab for the fifth annual High School Biology Apprenticeship Day.

Neuroscience Program Hosts Neuroscience Research Day

Mar 21, 2017
SU's Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program hosts the third annual Neuroscience Research Day on April 7th at the Sheraton.

Susan Parks Appointed to Offshore Committee

Mar 17, 2017
Professor Susan Parks has been appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Standing Committee on Offshore Science and Assessment.

Biologhy Ph.D. Candidate Sheila Shahidzadeh Attends Neurochemistry School in Austria

Mar 10, 2017
Sheila Shahidzadeh (Sandra Hewett lab) was one of 40 Ph.D. and postdoctoral researchers from around the world chosen to attend the inaugural ISN-JNC Flagship School.

Kate Lewis' New York State Grant Approved

Feb 23, 2017
Professor Kate Lewis' New York State grant has been recommended for funding.

MS Student Laura Porturas Receives Two Grants

Jan 13, 2017
Laura Porturas was awarded a grant from Sigma Xi for her research, and another grant from the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.

CRE Researchers Belote, Dorus and Pitnick Receive NSF Grant

Dec 20, 2016
Professors John Belote, Steve Dorus and Scott Pitnick will use their recently approved NSF grant to study reproduction.

Mutualism Dynamics Collaborators Receive NSF Grant

Dec 20, 2016
Kari Segraves, Dave Althoff, David Rivers, and Mark Ritchie's collaborative grant to study mutualism dynamics has been recommended for NSF funding.

Research Resources


The new, 230,000 sq. ft. Life Sciences Complex and its modern facilities—including a confocal microscope and five climate-controlled greenhouses—provide valuable tools for research and discovery, helping our faculty stay on the cusp of leading developments in the field of biology.

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Biology at Syracuse University, 1872–2010
A vivid historical portrait of the Biology Department, written by professor emeritus, Dr. H. Richard Levy, this 368-page book includes dozens of period photos, as well as profiles of many former and current department members who have shaped the department over nearly 14 decades.

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