Dr. Christopher Kitts, professor of microbiology, chair of biological sciences and director of the Environmental Biotechnology Institute at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, will visit campus on Nov. 14 as the five-lecture Biology Seminar Series concludes for the fall semester.

The presentation will be held at 5 p.m. in Room 3145 of the Tanimura & Antle library. The talk is open to the public, free of charge. Driving directions and a campus map are available here.

The series kicked off the fall semester on Sept. 12 with a presentation by Dr. Salvador Jorgensen, a research scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who talked about the secret lives of Northeastern Pacific Great White Sharks.

Dr. Al Zahler, professor of molecular cell and developmental biology and department chair at UC Santa Cruz, followed on Sept. 26 with a presentation on ciliated protozoans.

On Oct. 10, Dr. Trent Northen, staff scientist at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Lab, spoke on “ENIGMA: decoding microbial metabolism using metabolite profiling.”

Dr. Manny Ares, professor of molecular, cell and developmental biology at UC Santa Cruz, visited campus on Oct. 24.