Published on September 9, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
Christenberry Planetarium
The lectures will be in Chistenberry Planetarium (Propst Hall 140)

Samford University’s Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences will present a Biology Research Seminar Series this fall, featuring speakers on topics ranging from the genetics and distribution of an important sunflower species to how to identify summer research and internship positions. Homecoming week will feature alumna Sarah Overby, who will discuss her current research into the molecular mechanisms behind a rare type of muscular dystrophy. 

The lectures, organized by professor Brad Bennet, will include refreshments and begin at 3 p.m. in Christenberry Planetarium (Propst Hall 140).

Sept. 19–Tom Diggs, Ph.D., University of North Georgia (Plant Biology)

Oct. 3–Scot Duncan, Ph.D.– Biology Department, Birmingham-Southern College

Nov. 6–Sarah Overby, M.Sc.–Department of Genetics, Universidad de Valencia, Spain

Nov. 14–Malia Fincher, Ph.D., Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Samford University

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.