Spring ’23 Suter Science Seminars explore cell biology, emotions and communication, behavioral health

This semester’s Suter Science Seminar lineup at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) includes three biologists, a psychologist, and a registered nurse.

The events will be held in Swartzendruber Hall of the Suter Science Center, and will be live streamed for the off-campus community on the EMU Facebook page. [You do not need to be a member of Facebook to view the livestream.]

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m. — “Multiple Roles for UNC-53/NAV2 in Axonal Guidance, Intracellular Trafficking, and Innate Immunity” with Dr. Kristopher Schmidt, associate professor of biology at Eastern Mennonite University.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4 p.m. — “Phycosphere Interactions: Novel Insights into Harmful Algal Bloom Dynamics” with Dr. Morgan Steffen and Dr. Louie Wurch, associate professors of biology at James Madison University.

Wednesday, March 1, 4 p.m. — “If You Say it Loud Enough: Exploring Emotional Arousal in Learning and Communication” with Dr. Allison Wilck, associate professor and program director of psychology at EMU.

Wednesday, March 22, 4 p.m. — “Pediatric Behavioral Health: Strategy to Improve Access and Care” with Dr. Anne Brenneman, director of the University Health Center at James Madison University.

The lectures are made possible by the sponsorship of the Daniel B. Suter Endowment in Biology and the co-sponsorship of supporting programs. 

Named in honor of long-time EMU biology professor, Daniel B. Suter (1920-2006), the Endowment in Biology was established in 1986 through the generous donations of alumni and friends and currently consists of over $1 million of invested funds. EMU hopes to double the Suter Endowment in order to more adequately support distinguished faculty and to increase scholarship aid to deserving students.