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Lester Newman Seminar Series

Winter term seminars will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM in the Science Research & Teaching Center, Room 247. (1719 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon. 97201). These lectures are free and open to the public.

Winter 2016



January 7


Presented by Canceled

Hosted by Canceled

January 14

Hunters or gardeners? A Look into the traps of aquatic carnivorous plants

Presented by Dr. Dagmara Sirova, University of  South Bohemia

Hosted by Dr. Daniel Ballhorn

January 21


Presented by Canceled

Hosted by Canceled

January 28

Understanding how stem cell transplantation can functionally cure HIV

Presented by Dr. Jonah Sacha, Oregon Health & Sciences University

Hosted by Dr. Suzanne Estes

February 4

Hydrogen Peroxide and Oral Streptococcal Ecology

Presented by Dr. Jens Kreth, Oregon Health & Sciences University, Detal School

Hosted by Rahul Raghavan

February 11

Winging It - My journey into science communication

Presented by Dr. Kiki Sanford

Hosted by Biology Outreach and Investigation Group

February 18

Insights into the evolution of viruses and antivirus defense systems from genomic and metagenomic data mining

Presented by Eugene Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information

Hosted by Kenneth Stedman

February 25

Viral adaptations to mutagens and biochemical properties of the non-structural proteins involved in resistance to lethal mutagenesis.

Presented by Ignacio de la Higuera, Centro de Biologia Molecular, Madrid, Spain

Hosted by Ken Stedman

March 3


Presented by Dr. Suzy Renn, Reed College

Hosted by Kim Brown

March 10

The Secret World of Cottontails

Presented by Dr. Luis Ruedas

Hosted by PSU Biology Department

** A complete list of the 2014-2015 seminars is available.

** A complete list of the 2015-2016 seminars is available.