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)
09/19/14 4PM No Seminar    
09/26/14 4PM Hudson Kern Reeve, Cornell University TBA Mark Laidre
10/03/14 4PM Thomas J. Beatty, Univ. of British Columbia Gene Transfer Agents (GTAs): Viral Progenitors or Revamped Phages? Olga Zhaxybayeva
10/10/14 4PM   TBA  
10/14/14 All day Tues. Life Sciences Symposium:  Oopik Auditorium Look & Learn: How Microbes Teach Us About Cell Biology Geisel School of Medicine/Bio. Dept.
10/17/14 4PM Homecoming:  No Seminar    
10/24/14 4PM Thomas Seeley, Cornell University Swarm Intelligence in Honey Bees Tom Kraft
10/31/14 4PM   TBA  
11/07/14 4PM Brendan Nyhan, Government Dept., Dartmouth College TBA Rob McClung
11/14/14 4PM N. Thompson Hobbs, Colorado State Univ. TBA EEB Modeling Group/Carissa Aoki
01/09/15 4PM Hold - Faculty candidate TBA  
01/16/15 4PM Hold - Faculty candidate TBA  
01/23/15 4PM Hold - Faculty candidate TBA  
01/30/15 4PM Hold - Faculty candidate TBA  
02/06/15 4PM   TBA  
02/13/15 4PM   TBA  
02/20/15 4PM   TBA  
02/27/15 4PM   TBA  
03/06/15 4PM   TBA  
04/03/15 4PM   TBA  
04/10/15 4PM   TBA  
04/17/15 4PM Karen Kidd, University of New Brunswick TBA Celia Chen
04/24/15 4PM   TBA  
05/01/15 4PM Hold - PhD thesis TBA  
05/08/15 4PM Hold - PhD thesis TBA  
05/15/15 4PM Hold - PhD thesis TBA  
05/22/15 4PM Hold - PhD thesis TBA  
05/29/15 4PM Hold - PhD thesis TBA