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Randall Seminar Series

Randall Seminar Series

Since 2004 the Randall Seminar Series has featured one or two seminars per year by accomplished women in a variety of scientific fields.These seminars are accompanied by scheduled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty to visit more informally with the speakers and talk about career and personal issues facing women in the sciences today.

This interdisciplinary seminar project is funded by Dr. Jan Randall, a member of the science faculty at San Francisco State University and an alumna of the University of Idaho Department of Biological Sciences. One of the most important themes in Dr. Randall’s career has been her concern for the professional development of women, and particularly women in scientific fields. In 2003, she and her husband, Bruce McEvoy, presented the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Idaho with an endowment to be used over the subsequent five years toward academic enrichment for women in science at UI. This five year gift was renewed in 2008.

2014-2015 Speakers

*This Seminar is co-sponsored by the Graduate Student and Professional Association (GPSA) Teaching Excellence and Graduate Achievement (TEGA) Committee and the Randall Women in Science Seminar Series Fund.

Melissa PilgrimDr. Melissa Pilgrim
University of South Carolina Upstate

"Linking Species to Ecosystems ─ Stable isotopes reveal individual variation in snake foraging and reproductive allocation strategies."


Date: May 8, 2014
Time: 10:30 am
Location: TLC 037

*This seminar is Sponsored by the Randall Seminar Series Fund and IBEST

Kayla KingDr. Kayla King
University of Oxford. England

"Killers and protectors: exploring virulence in host-pathogen communities."

Date: April 11, 2014
Time: 12:30 pm
Location: McClure 209

"Former co-sponsored seminars in the Department of Biological Sciences and IBEST:

Dr. Donna Holmes, School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University

Of mice and menopause: the comparative biology of ovarian aging

Date/Time: March 6, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Location: LSS 277

Dr. Janet Jansson, Department of Ecology, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Illumina-tion of soil microbial functions using metagenomics

Date/Time:  February 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Location: LSS 277

Dr. Laura Lavine, Department of Entomology, Washington State University 

Insulin signaling is a mechanism for exaggerated growth and conditional expression of a weapon of sexual selection

Date/Time:  January 31, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Location: LSS 277

Minoti Hiremath, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University

Crosstalk between parathyroid hormone related protein and cell signaling pathways in mammary development and breast cancer

Date/Time:  January 24, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Location: LSS 277

Dr. Susan Huse, Josephine Bay Paul Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Comparing Microbial Communities using DNA Clustering

Date/Time: November 29, 2011 at 12:30 PM
Location: LSS 277

Marilyn Parsons, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute

Ticket to ride: Trafficking of membrane proteins to the relict chloroplast of Toxoplasm

Date/Time: October 25, 2011 at 12:30 PM
Location: LSS 277