Bio Seminar – Genetics of reproductive system development: lessons from the worm.

TODAY – BIOLOGY SEMINAR – Thursday October 24, 2019


Dr. Bhagwati Gupta

McMaster University

Department of Biology


Genetics of reproductive system development: lessons from the worm.

The nematodes (worms), C. elegans and C. briggsae, are established invertebrates to investigate the genetic basis of development. My lab is using the reproductive system in these animals as a model to investigate how genes and signaling pathways function to control fundamental processes related to cell proliferation and cell differentiation. In this seminar, I will summarize key findings of the roles of Wnt, Ras, and Notch pathways, signaling crosstalks, and various resources that we have generated over the years.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Center Room 1A5


Coffee at 3:30, please bring your own mug.

see you all there!


Bio Seminar From Dr. S. Dudley – Determining the fitness consequences of plant kin recognition responses.

BIOLOGY SEMINAR – Thursday October 17, 2019

Dr. Susan Dudley

McMaster University Department of Biology

 Determining the fitness consequences of plant kin recognition responses.

Plant interactions with other plants, Dr. Susan Dudley’s research focuses on plant communication and behaviour, including plant kin recognition. Plants live in highly social environments, and they do behave, though very slowly. Plants sense the presence of other plants, and then respond, usually by producing a more competitive phenotype. Responses to cues of neighbours are thus important in competition.

Thursday, October 17, 2019 – 4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Center Room 1A5

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 in HS-1A5

Please bring your own mug!

Hope to see everyone there!



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BIOLOGY SEMINAR – Thursday, October 10, 2019

BIOLOGY SEMINAR – Thursday October 10, 2019

Dr. Nathan Vo

McMaster University

Department of Biology

Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. C. Mothersill

Characterization of anuran cellular responses to radiation damage and ranavirus infections.

Amphibians are facing population declines globally. The causes are multifactorial. Radiation exposure and viral infections are known to contribute to the observed crisis; however, our understanding of their effects on amphibian cells remains limited. In this seminar, I will present new findings from my research primarily focusing on anuran species.

Thursday October 10, 2019

4:00 p.m.

Health Sciences Center Room 1A5

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 in HS-1A5

Please bring your own mug!


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Dept Seminar from Biochemistry

Hi Everyone!

    Biochemistry department is hosting a Seminar. All Bio Grad students are encouraged to attend!

    As part of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences seminar series, John Whitney and the Whitney Lab will be presenting on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. 

    Dr. Whitney is an Assistant Professor in Biochemistry Biomedical Sciences and he will be presenting with Nathan Bullen, MSc Candidate. They are set to give their seminar entitled “Protein secretion machines involved in microbial warfare”  from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in HSC 4E20. Please see the attached poster for more information.

Coffee and cookies will be served at 11:15 a.m.

Hope to see you there!




Hello All!

We, Biology Graduate Student Society (BGSS), would like to invite all grad students to Pizza in the Park, this Friday the 20th. We will have pizza, pop, juice, and water, which will all be free!

Additionally, there will be games available, such as soccer and badminton. Please RSVP us by replying to the email we sent. Hope to see you all there!


Biology Graduate Student Society (BGSS)
Department of Biology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1

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3 Minute Thesis Competition!

The 3MT competition is happening this week!

Heats 1-4 are held on March 13th and heats 5&6 are held on March 14th in the Concert Hall in LR Wilson Hall.

The final heat will take place on March 14th at 2:00pm.

Good luck to everyone participating, including fellow Biology graduate students Shane Taylor, Shawn Hercules, Sulayman Lyons, Sarah Sandor, and Zachery Dickson!!!

For more information visit the McMaster SGS 3MT page.