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)
09/20/19 4PM Edwin Chapman, University of Wisconsin - Madison Nanomechanics of Ca2+- Triggered Membrane Fusion Mike Hoppa
09/27/19 4PM No Seminar    
10/04/19 4PM Iain Couzin, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior Collective Sensing and Decision-Making: From Fish Schools to Primate Societies Mark Laidre
10/11/19 4PM No Seminar - Homecoming    
10/18/19 4PM Paul Matsudaira (PhD 81), National University of Singapore *Location Oopik Auditorium* Tales From the Crypt: What Zebrafish Can Tell Us About the Evolution of Our Intestine Tom Jack
10/25/19 4PM Leo Fleishman, Union College Color Vision and the Evolution of Signal Color Diversity in Caribbean Anolis Lizards Mark Laidre & Elliott Steele
11/01/19 4PM David Hu, Georgia Tech Elephant Olfaction and a Wombat's Cubic Feces Zi Chen/Co-sponsor Thayer School of Engineering
11/08/19 4PM Suzanne Alonzo, UC-Santa Cruz Social Interactions Can Generate Sexual Selection on Brains and Behavior Madilyn Gamble
11/15/19 4PM No Seminar    
01/10/20 4PM Hold - Faculty Candidate TBA  
01/17/20 4PM Hold - Faculty Candidate TBA  
01/24/20 4PM Hold - Faculty Candidate TBA  
01/31/20 4PM Hold - Faculty Candidate TBA  
02/07/20 4PM Hold - Faculty Candidate TBA  
02/14/20 4PM Hold - Faculty Candidate TBA  
02/21/20 4PM Jay Lennon (PhD 04), Indiana University TBA Kathy Cottingham
02/28/20 4PM   TBA  
03/06/20 4PM Gunther Hollopeter, Cornell University TBA Mike Hoppa
04/03/20 4PM Julia van Kessel, Indiana University TBA Carey Nadell
04/10/20 4PM Jayne Yack, Carleton University TBA Hannah ter Hofstede/Mia Phillips
04/17/20 4PM Bob Schmitz, University of Georgia The Prevalence, Evolution and Chromatin Signatures of Genetic Regulatory Elements Mary Lou Guerinot
04/24/20 4PM Hold - PhD Thesis TBA  
05/01/20 4PM Hold - PhD Thesis TBA  
05/08/20 4PM Hold - PhD Thesis TBA  
05/15/20 4PM Not available - Senior Thesis    
05/22/20 4PM Not available - Senior Thesis    
05/29/20 4PM Sarah Gergel, University of British Columbia TBA Kathy Cottingham