Scholl Seminar Series

The Biological Sciences Department is proud to present our Friday Seminar Series, supported by the Scholl Endowment. Eminent scientists are invited to the department to deliver seminars, and students have ample opportunity to engage these scientists in individual or group conversation. Seminars are held at 3:00 pm on Friday afternoons in Wehr Life Sciences 111.

Seminar Series Fall 2016 Schedulepdf

$500,000 for rice-growing research

Dr. Michael Schläppi has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for genetics research in an effort to grow rice in cold climates like Wisconsin.

Schläppi, a geneticist and molecular biologist, is developing an experimental cold-resistant strain of rice. His team successfully grew different rice varieties in four southeastern Wisconsin locations this year, including atop the Wehr Life Sciences Building.






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Launch: Our new internship program for jrs. and srs.

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Fitts receives $2.8 million grant to study effects of exercise


Schnitzer's lab finds vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change





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