Cramer Seminar Series

The weekly seminar series held during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms.

Background & Philosophy

The weekly seminar series named for R. Melville Cramer (Dartmouth 1877) in honor of his interest in promoting graduate education in biology. Towards this end, graduate students, faculty, and associates are encouraged to invite creative and productive scholars from other institutions to visit the Department of Biological Sciences at Dartmouth College, present an open seminar, and engage in scientific discussions. Visits are typically a couple of days with a seminar on Friday at 4:00-5:00 p.m. A priority of the seminar series is to engage leading scientists from around the world to participate as outside committee members for Ph.D. students in the Department of Biological Sciences. Because interests within the department range from molecules to ecosystems, we also seek guests whose research seminar will be of interest to a diverse community of biologists.

All seminars are held in Room 201 in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center unless otherwise noted.

To inquire about scheduling a Cramer Seminar speaker, please contact Prof. Eric Schaller.


Cramer Series Schedule

Please see the home page events listing for Cramer Series Scheduling or the News and Events page.

Date Time Speaker's Name Topic Host(s)
01/05/18 4PM *Cancelled* Joshua Gendron, Yale Univ. Disentangling Protein Degradation Mechanisms in the Plant Circadian Clock Rob McClung
01/12/18 4PM Kenneth Noll, Univ. of Connecticut Horizontal Gene Transfer Shaped the Evolution of the Hyperthermophilic Thermotogae Olga Zhaxybayeva
01/19/18 4PM No Seminar    
01/26/18 4PM Christine Goodale D'92, Cornell Univ. Nitrogen Deposition, Nitrogen Retention and Forest Carbon Storage Caitlin Pries
02/02/18 4PM No Seminar    
02/09/18 4PM No Seminar    
02/16/18 4PM Thomas Quinn, Univ. of Washington Bear Predation on Salmon: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution Madilyn Gamble
02/23/18 4PM Elizabeth Wolkovich PhD'09, Univ. of British Columbia The Future of Spring: How Climate Change Reshapes the Temporal Assembly of Plant Communities Matt Ayres/EEES Grad. Program
03/02/18 4PM Justin Taraska, NIH Imaging the Nanometer-scale Structure of Endocytosis with Light and Electron Microscopy Mike Hoppa
03/30/18 4PM Eric Boyd, Montana State Univ. Geobiological Feedbacks and the Evolution of Thermoacidophiles Wil Leavitt & Olga Zhaxybayeva/Simons Foundation
04/06/18 4PM Joel Trexler, Florida International Univ. TBA Matt Ayres & Laura Ogden
04/13/18 4PM Joshua Gendron, Yale Univ. Disentangling Protein Degradation Mechanisms in the Plant Circadian Clock Rob McClung
04/20/18 4PM Hold for PhD Thesis TBA  
04/27/18 4PM Hold for PhD Thesis TBA  
05/04/18 4PM Hold for PhD Thesis TBA  
05/11/18 4PM Hold for PhD Thesis TBA  
05/18/18 4PM Not available - Senior Thesis    
05/25/18 4PM   TBA  
09/14/18 4PM Hold pending room availability TBA  
09/21/18 4PM   TBA  
09/28/18 4PM   TBA  
10/05/18 4PM   TBA  
10/12/18 4PM   TBA  
10/19/18 4PM   TBA  
10/26/18 4PM Homecoming TBA  
11/02/18 4PM   TBA  
11/09/18 4PM Hold pending room availability TBA