If you love biology and live or work near the Portland State University campus, you might consider grabbing a brown bag lunch or a latte and making it over to the PSU Biology Department‘s Lester Newman Seminar Series in October.
Seminars are presented from noon to 1 p.m. each Thursday in Room 247 of the Science Research and Teaching Center. PSU biology faculty typically either present each talk or host a speaker from other universities or science-related organizations. The seminars offer an opportunity to explore current biological research happening locally and beyond.
The schedule of October seminars is as follows:
• Oct. 8 — “Sex and Candy: Neuroendocrine Mechanisms Mediating Seasonal Life-History Transitions,” presented by Deborah Lutterschmidt* of PSU, hosted by PSU’s Promotion and Tenure Committee.
For more information, and to preview the schedule of November and December seminars, visit the seminar series’ website.
(*Full disclosure: Lutterschmidt, Ballhorn and Zelick were professors of the author, who earned a biology degree from PSU in 2013.)