Life Science Seminar Series

Planet image from ecology to lifeThe Life Science Department is proud to offer once a semester the Life Science Seminar Series.

Every semester we will meet in person and virtually to talk about different STEM topics and learn more about our MCC campus.

The Life Science Seminar Series provides a great way to be more engaged with your professors, classmates and school.

Faculty and students from MCC but also across the nation will come and present their research, from genomics to the ecosystems.

The other goal of the Life Science Seminar Series is to provide information to our biology majors about the various career paths open to them, offering different career-based orientations and panels.

Upcoming Events Spring 2023

Professor Sean Whitcomb

"How Trees Make us Healthier, Wealthier, and Wiser"

Friday February 3rd, 2023, in person (NU 208) or virtually at 12 pm

Sean Whitcomb at the seminar

Numerous scientific studies have shown that urban trees are associated with increased mental and physical health. They also increase property values and can even boost student academic performance! In this talk, MCC professor Sean Whitcomb will discuss the latest research on urban trees and highlight some of the exciting research being done on this topic by MCC students.

Check the Arboretum page to know more about professor Sean Whitcomb research and work.

Nursing Program Orientation

Come and meet nursing advisor Tuesdee Pfeiff

Thursday February 16th, 2023, in person (NU 208) or virtually at 3 pm

five different nurses standing

Tuesdee Pleiff will share useful information about registering for the nursing program at MCC, and you will be able to ask questions about the application process, CEP, or any general nursing advising questions you may have.

Nursing Student Panel

Come and meet MCC nursing professors and students

Friday March 3rd, 2023, in person (NU 208) or virtually at 12 pm

Career in focus nursing

Current MCC nursing students and MCC nursing professors will share with us many tips, advice and they will answer to all the questions you may have about being a nursing student at MCC.

Dr. Gillian Gile

"Diversity and evolution of termite hindgut symbionts"

Thursday April 6th, 2023, in person (NU 208) or virtually at 3 pm

Differential interference contrast light micrographs of Spirotrichonymphea symbionts from Heterotermes aureus.

Dr. Gile is a professor at Arizona State University and she is an evolutionary microbiologist who studies symbiosis in the termite guts. She uses molecular biology, phylogenetics, and comparative genomics techniques to understand how the protists in these symbioses interact and co-evolve with their partners.

If you are interested to know more about Dr. Gile's research, visit her website here.

Life Science Seminar Series Spring 2023 Upcoming events