Baylor Biology Department Offers Spring Seminars

Feb. 3, 1999

Baylor University's biology department will host a series of lectures in February and March aimed at providing insight into various topics for faculty, students and anyone interested in attending. And, as it turns out, there seems to be a theme this semester: aquaculture.

"We didn't plan it that way," said Dr. Wendy Sera, assistant professor of biology, of the fact that three of the four seminars focus on this topic. "The speakers represent some prominent figures, most of whom are from Texas but also a prominent figure from Australia."

The seminars start today with the topic "Conflicts in Fisheries and Aquaculture" as presented by Dr. Robert R. Stickney, director of the Texas Sea Grant College program at Texas A&M University.

Upcoming seminars include "The Blue Revolution: Farming the Sea" with Dr. Andrew W. Osborn on Feb. 9. Osborn is deputy dean and faculty of Science Engineering at the University of Tasmania in Australia; "Aquaculture" with Dr. Robert Doyle, assistant professor at the University of North Texas on Feb. 17; and "Laboratory Measures of Aggression and Impulsivity: Serotonin and Alcohol Effects" with Dr. Don Dougherty from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School on March 3.

All seminars will be held in Sid Richardson Science Building, Room 124 at noon, with the exception of the Feb. 9 meeting, which will begin at 2 p.m.

For more information, call the biology department at 710-2911.

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