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Functional Genetics and Cell Biology Seminar Series

This seminar series offers graduate students in Biology an opportunity to communicate their proposed research or research findings in progress in a setting not unlike thesis assessment and defence presentations, and conference platform presentations. Individual student seminars are followed by question/answer or discussion sessions. Students attending the seminars provide written comments to the presenter regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the seminar content and form. A presenter can make an appointment. During the appointment, effective aspects of the presentation will be pointed out and strategies for strengthening other aspects of the seminar will be provided.

Guests welcome.

We typically meet Wednesdays at 5:45 pm in BGS 0165.

*This seminar series represents Part 2 (Communication) of Bio 9100/9150. Although occasional absences are understandable, please notify S. Kohalmi if attendance is not possible. Consistent absence without a good reason will result in a grade of “Unsatisfactory” for this course in this semester, with implications for withdrawal from the graduate program.

Instructions for Graduate Students have been provided.

You may contact S. Kohalmi for further information.

Winter Term 2015 Schedule


Anirban Banerjee 

Shrikaar Kambhampati


2 short


Sneha Challa

Sara Asmail

Naeem Nathoo

3 short


Alaa Briek

Jingpu Song 

Arun Anguraj Vadivel

2 short 1 long


Aaron Simkovitch

Zhaoji Dai

Golnaz Salehipour Shirazi

3 short


Jaya Joshi

Rosa Viscarra Torrico

Autmun Pan

2 short 1 long


Michael del Vasto

Arina Shrestha

Tabashir Chowdhury

3 short


Patrick Langille

Hoda Yaghmaiean

Alex Chen

2 short 1 long


Alanna Edge

Sam Koot

Mandana Miri

2 short 1 long


Sean Miletic

Tanvir Bashar

Rachelle Kanippayoor

2 short 1 long


Atiyyah Ferouz

Chelsea Ishmael

Ryan Calhoun

2 short 1 long


Hooman Namin

Jakir Hossan

Ani Hoque

2 short 1 long


Caroline Sepiol

Zhishuo Wang

Behnaz Saatian

2 short 1 long


Caryn Dooner

Praveh  Lama

Eric Diehl

2 short 1 long