People Behind the Science Lecture Series: Taylor ZallekJanuary 5 at 12:301:30 p.m.

Time: January 5 at 12:301:30 p.m.

The People Behind the Science Lecture Series" through the Biology Department has invited seven speakers to give seminars about their research specialties and career paths throughout J-term, and we invite you to attend. This series is designed to show the diversity of early- and late-stage STEM careers in biology and highlight the real and relatable people that are behind the science.

Our first speaker of the semester will be Taylor Zallek, who is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburg and focuses on invasive species biology. His virtual talk will be streamed live  in Nobel Hall 1540 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT on Friday, January 5 and will focus on changes in abiotic tolerances in invasive plant species following whole genome duplication events. Please reach out to Angela Walczyk ( if you would like the link for the talk. 

Our next speakers will be Alexis Shatrau & Nisha Paneru Regmi from the Plant Pathology Department at the University of Minnesota, who will be giving a seminar on plant-fungal interactions on important agricultural crops on Tuesday January 9 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Nobel Hall-Room 1540.