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)
09/15/17 4PM No Seminar    
09/22/17 4PM Rosemary Redfield, Univ. of British Columbia Do Bacteria Have Sex?  What Gene Regulation Tells Us Olga Zhaxybayeva/Simons Foundation
09/29/17 4PM No Seminar    
10/06/17 4PM Homecoming - No Seminar    
10/13/17 4PM Damian Elias, UC-Berkeley Orchestrating the Score: Multimodal Communication in Jumping Spiders Mark Laidre
10/20/17 4PM Timothy Ryan, Weill Cornell Medical College The Cost of Thinking: Metabolic Control of Synapse Function Mike Hoppa
10/27/17 4PM Laura Gough, Towson University Investigating Multiple Trophic Levels in Arctic Alaska: Plants, Bugs and Small Mammals Rebecca Finger
11/03/17 4PM No Seminar    
11/10/17 4PM Olga Zhaxybayeva, Dartmouth College Molecular Archaeology of Bacterial Genomes Tom Jack
01/05/18 4PM 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   TBA  
01/26/18 4PM   TBA  
02/02/18 4PM   TBA  
02/09/18 4PM   TBA  
02/16/18 4PM Thomas Quinn, Univ. of Washington TBA Madilyn Gamble
02/23/18 4PM Elizabeth Wolkovich PhD'09, Univ. of British Columbia TBA Matt Ayres
03/02/18 4PM Justin Taraska, NIH TBA Mike Hoppa
03/30/18 4PM Eric Boyd, Montana State Univ. TBA Wil Leavitt & Olga Zhaxybayeva/Simons Foundation
04/06/18 4PM Joel Trexler, Florida International Univ. TBA Matt Ayres & Laura Ogden
04/13/18 4PM   TBA  
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 TBA  
05/25/18 4PM   TBA