Our weekly seminar includes student research presentations, as well as alumni and other professionals talking about their work and life beyond NCC. Biology majors take:

  • BIOL 290 (0 cr; click for course information) once as a seminar participant/evaluator
  • BIOL 390 (2 cr) once, including seminar participation and career preparation
  • BIOL 490 (1 cr; click for course information) once as a presenter, capping off their research experience

Seminars are open to the campus community and you don't have to be in the course to attend.

8 Jan
Jon Visick
Introduction & Presentation Skills
15 Jan
MLK Holiday
No seminar
22 Jan
Abby Kroken
Loyola University
Host-pathogen interaction at the ocular surface leading to bacterial keratitis
29 Jan
Nathaniel Fukutake
North Central College
Effect of Nutrition on Male Calling Behavior in the Tropical House Cricket Gryllodes sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
29 Jan
Andrew Dille
North Central College
Denticle Morphology in Drosophila is Dependent on Coactive Function of Crinkled and Dusky-LikeClick to see seminar abstract
5 Feb
Hannah Jones
North Central College
Homozygous mutation in Drosophila melanogaster shaggy gene results in decreased height, width, and area of denticlesClick to see seminar abstract
5 Feb
Cleo Hawthorne
North Central College
Nutrition Quantity Affects the Calling Behavior of the Male Tropical House Cricket Gryllodes sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
12 Feb
Lauren Gradle
North Central College
Investigating Shavenoid as a Possible Cargo Protein of MyosinVIIAClick to see seminar abstract
19 Feb
Tessa DeJonge
North Central College
Drosophila melanogaster denticle formation is negatively affected by mutation in shaggy gene.Click to see seminar abstract
19 Feb
Nela Kieda
North Central College
Determining the Role of the Gene Inturned in Forming Embryonic DenticlesClick to see seminar abstract
26 Feb
Libby Hansen
North Central College
Effect of Nutrition on the Reproductive Effort of Female Gryllodes sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
26 Feb
Kyle Wodzin
North Central College
Female preference for male calling song in Gryllodes sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
4 Mar
Kevin Johnson
North Central College
The effect of male diet composition on the courtship behavior of his mate in Gryllode sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
4 Mar
Emma Browne
North Central College
Understanding the effect of diet on male calling and song characteristics in the tropical house cricket Gryllodes sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
11 Mar
Spring Break
No seminar
18 Mar
Brianna Tailor
North Central College
Examining Diet Effects on Male Calling Effort and Female Receptivity in Gryllodes sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
18 Mar
Anna Cotter
North Central College
Effect of male diet on the mating behavior of their mate in Gyllodes SigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
25 Mar
Anna Missana
North Central College
Effects of Diet on Reproductive Effort in Female Decorated CricketsClick to see seminar abstract
1 Apr
Andrea Caltabiano
North Central College
The effect of temperature on shedding rate of water molds in cricketsClick to see seminar abstract
1 Apr
Alex Marcoci
North Central College
Reproductive Performance of Pathogenic Saprolegnia ferax Water Mold Under Different Salinity ConditionsClick to see seminar abstract
8 Apr
Ian LaPat
North Central College
Validating the use of filter paper as a non-invasive hormone monitoring technique in L. tasmaniensis Click to see seminar abstract
8 Apr
Andrew Le
North Central College
Using molecular characteristics to construct unique primers for the identification of various species of SaprolegniaClick to see seminar abstract
15 Apr
Issachar Gayles
North Central College
Host species such as the Tropical House Cricket (Gryllodes Sigillatus) are more competent in water mold transmission than Red Crayfish (Procambarus Clarkii)Click to see seminar abstract
15 Apr
Brandon Harmsen
North Central College
Investigating the role the gene pcm plays in maintaining protein folding in Escherichia Coli using the molecular chaperone dnaK.Click to see seminar abstract
22 Apr
Tawnee Ens
North Central College
Effect of diet composition on male calling and song quality in the tropical house cricket Gryllodes sigillatusClick to see seminar abstract
22 Apr
Matt Shimenetto
North Central College
Title TBA
22 Apr
Mahad Akhtar
North Central College
Title TBA