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)
09/14/18 4PM No seminar    
09/21/18 4PM Madelaine Bartlett, UMass-Amherst A Model Family: The Genetics of Flower Development & Evolution in the Grasses Magdalena Bezanilla
09/28/18 4PM Adam Cohen, Harvard Univ. Bringing Bioelectricity to Light Michael Hoppa
10/05/18 4PM No seminar    
10/12/18 4PM No seminar    
10/19/18 4PM Bonnie Waring, Utah State Univ. Investigating the Belowground Fate of Plant-Derived Carbon Ashley Lang
10/26/18 4PM Homecoming TBA  
11/02/18 4PM Seeta Sistla, Hampshire College Unexpected impacts of land-based solar arrays: novel habitat heterogeneity formation and its influence on plant-soil interactions Caitlin Pries & Morgan Peach
11/09/18 4PM   TBA  
01/04/19 4PM   TBA  
01/11/19 4PM   TBA  
01/18/19 4PM   TBA  
01/25/19 4PM   TBA  
02/01/19 4PM   TBA  
02/08/19 4PM   TBA  
02/15/19 4PM   TBA  
02/22/19 4PM Pete Marra PhD'98, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center TBA Matt Ayres
03/01/19 4PM Joel McGlothlin, Virginia Tech. TBA Debora Goedert
03/08/19 4PM Andrea Meredith, Univ. of Maryland School of Medicine TBA Mike Hoppa
03/29/19 4PM   TBA  
04/05/19 4PM   TBA  
04/12/19 4PM   TBA  
04/19/19 4PM Michael Caldwell, Gettysburg College TBA Ciara Kernan
04/26/19 4PM Hold - PhD Thesis    
05/03/19 4PM Hold - PhD Thesis    
05/10/19 4PM Hold - PhD Thesis    
05/17/19 4PM Not available - Senior Thesis    
05/24/19 4PM Alvaro Sanchez, Yale Univ. TBA Carey Nadell