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Spring 2021

James J. Collins (Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard) on “Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned-Recent innovations in synthetic biology will have a significant impact on future applications in biomedicine". April 29, 2021, 7:30-8:30 pm.


Ben Goult (University of Kent) on “THE MECHANICAL BASIS OF MEMORY – THE MeshCODE THEORY". April 21, 2021, 6:30-7:30 pm.


Jie Yan (National University of Singapore) on “The mechanical responses of tension-transmission supramolecular linkages". April 14, 2021, 1:30-2:30 pm.


Ramanan Laxminarayan (Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), Washington) on “One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance". April 8, 2021, 7:30-8:30 pm.


Chetan Chitnis (Institut Pasteur, Paris) on “Biology of host cell invasion by malaria parasites and vaccine development". March 31, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm.


Ali Ellebedy (Washington University in St. Louis) on “Human B cell Responses to SARS-CoV-2: From Bedside to Bench and Back". March 24, 2021, 7:30-8:30 pm.


Vivek Nityananda (Newcastle University) on “Stereo vision and prey detection in the praying mantis". March 17, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm.


Book Launch of SURVIVAL STORIES from the mountain tops to the ocean floor on March 12, 2021 [Details]


Raghavendra Gadagkar (Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore) on “War and Peace: Conflict and Cooperation in an Insect Society ". March 12, 2021, 4:30-5:30 pm. [Details]  


Raul Perez-Jimenez (CIC nanoGUNE, Spain) on “Nanomechanics of biological systems: From single proteins to single cells ". February 24, 2021, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]  


Antony Merlin Jose (University of Maryland) on “Heredity and the lac operon ". February 3, 2021, 6:30-7:30 pm. [Details]  


Kasturi Mitra (University of Alabama at Birmingham) on “Mitochondrial structure-function in cell cycle regulation and its implications in health and disease ". January 22, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm. [Details]  


Anindya Ganguly (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) on “Building a cell: How cells calibrate motor activity during cell wall morphogenesis ". January 21, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm. [Details]  


Pinky K. Sharma (Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad) on “Gustatory processing: Understanding taste and its modulation using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system ". January 21, 2021, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]  

Monsoon 2020
Subrata Batabyal (Nanoscope Technologies) on “Gene Therapy for Treating Blindness ". December 1, 2020, 6:00-7:00 pm. [Details]  
Sudipto Roy (A-star, Singapore) on “The Biology of cilia and flagella ". November 24, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]
Vipan K. Parihar (University of California, Irvine) on “Sex Differences in mood and memory following exposure to space radiation". November 10, 2020, 6:00-7:00 pm. [Details]
Shamik Sen (IIT Bombay) on “Stem Cell/Cancer Cell Crosstalk within the Tumor microenvironment". November 5, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]
Anirban Guha (University of Florida) on “Can terrestrial photosynthesis keep place with global warming? Let’s take a pan-vegetation look!". October 8, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]
Peter McCormick (The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London) on “G-Protein coupled receptor oligomers represent novel targets for treating brain-related disorders ". October 6, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]
Munmun Ghosh (Ashoka University) on “Bio-inspired Oxidation Catalyst for C-H activation & Protein Signal Amplification ". October 1, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]
Nishant Kumar (University of Oxford) on “Human Dimensions Modulate Urban Commensalism: (Beyond what meets the eye in tropical megacities ". September 17, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]
Sudha Bhattacharya (Ashoka University) on “The wondrous world of Transposable Elements: Lessons from an early-branching protozoan". September 15, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details]
Sudipta Tung (Harvard University) on “Dispersal Evolution: Life-history, Behaviour and Metabolome". September 3, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm. [Details
Previous Seminars

Department of Biology Seminars Spring 2020