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These courses are intended to fulfill the seminar requirements for our Ph.D. Biology graduate students; however, we encourage and welcome graduate students from other programs to enroll who have relevant interest in the topics. Please note that the schedules below reflect the currently planned classes, but schedules and offerings could change. Department consent may be required for some of these courses. Please contact Kenlyn Merritt for assistance.

Course #Instructor(s)Course TitleTopic
BIOL 625Jones, Copenhaver, SekelskySeminar in GeneticsMechanism of meiosis, recombination,
DNA repair and the evolution of sexual reproduction
BIOL 635SalmeronSeminar in Biotechnology
BIOL 649Maddox, P.Seminar in Cell Biology
BIOL 659KingsolverSeminar in Evolutionary BiologyResearch Frontiers in Ecology and Global Change
BIOL 669Pfennig, K.Seminar in EcologyRole of Behavior in Ecological and Evolutionary Processes
BIOL 669Waitt, D.Seminar in Ecology (meets at Botanical Gardens)
BIOL 680NimchukAdvanced Seminar in Recent Biological Research and MethodsAdvances in Genome Editing
BIOL 704SlepSeminar in Biophysics

FALL 2023
Course #Instructor(s)Course TitleTopic
BIOL 639Reed, J.Seminar in Plant Molecular and Cell Biology
BIOL 649Maddox, P.Seminar in Cell Biology
BIOL 658Vision, T.Seminar in Evolutionary Biology
BIOL 669Bruno, J.Seminar in Ecology
BIOL 669Yitbarek, S.Seminar in EcologyMicrobial Population Biology
BIOL 891Willett, C.Graduate Seminar in Biology (1st and 2nd year students)
ENEC 569Mitchell, C.Current Issues in EcologyGrant Writing

Course #Instructor(s)Course TitleTopic
BIOL/ENEC 602Pfenning, K.Professional Development Skills for Ecologists and Biologists
BIOL 635Salmeron, J.Seminar in Biotechnology
BIOL 680Shiau, C.Advanced Seminar in Recent Biological Research and Methods
BIOL 669McCoy, S.Seminar in EcologyTheoretical and Empirical Community Ecology
BIOL 669Waitt, D.Seminar in Ecology
BIOL 669Yitbarek, S.Seinar in Ecology

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