Science Seminars

All seminars begin at 3:30 pm in the Collins Building, room 278
Pre-seminar refreshments will be provided in the lobby at 3:15 p.m. ‚(Please remember no food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium)


Wednesday, January 20

Understanding of Functional Textiles and High Strength Fibers

Dr. Ericka Ford, Assistant Professor, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University
Blog


Wednesday, February 24

The Science of Taste and Smell

Dr. Hiroaki Matsunami, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Molecular Biology, Duke University
Website


Wednesday, March 16

The Use of Polio Virus to Treat Brain Cancer

Dr. Smita Nair, Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Sciences, Duke University
Website
Researchers expanding use of poliovirus for cancer treatment


Wednesday, April 20

The Optimization of Drinking Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes

Dr. Joel Ducoste, Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
Website


Past Science Seminar Topics

The Buzz about Bees and Social Entrepreneurship

The Greatest Technological Innovation of the 20th Century: Artificial Fixation of Nitrogen and Its Far-Reaching and Surprising Consequences

Human Impact on the Environment and the Interconnectedness of the Geosciences

Discovering Molecules to Probe and Treat Malaria

Vaccine Production in Plants

Island Universes: An Overview of Galaxies, Dark Matter, and Supermassive Black Holes

Good vibrations: habitat soundscapes for early life stages of marine organisms

Improving Art Conservation and Clinical Diagnosis Using Novel Molecular Imaging

The Struggle to Contain Ebola – from Outbreak to Epidemic

Fish Tales: Rise and Fall of the Lionfish and River Herring

Social environmental effects on primate gene regulation and evolution

Thymus Transplantation for Complete DiGeorge Anomaly

The Future of Energy

Cannibalistic Tadpoles: Altered developmental programs underlying their novel gut morphology

An Introduction to Biotech Product Development: The Story of Bioengineered Veins

Electrochemistry in the Driver's Seat

The Science and Technology of Concussion Prevention

Molecular Insights into Southeast Asian Amphibian and Reptile Diversity and Conservation

Are Designer Babies on the Way?

Taking Advantag of Disaster: The Microbial Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Bioengeneering the the Common Silkworm to Produce Biomimetic Spider Silk

Bioreactors for Air Pollution Control: How Bacteria Can Treat Industrial Pollution


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