Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Seminar Series

The Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy Seminar Series invites speakers from the broader scientific community in and around New Orleans, and subject experts from around the world. Our series emphasizes our departmental strengths in Neuroscience, Clinical and Comparative Anatomy, and Anatomy Education.

If you are interested in speaking to our group, please contact our seminar coordinator, Dr. Emma Schachner at

2021-2022 Scheduled Speakers

Fall Speakers

  1. Dr. Greg Casey, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
    September 27th
  2. Dr. Kim “Avrama” Blackwell, Professor, Department of Bioengineering
    College of Engineering and Computing, George Mason University
    October 25th
  3. Dr. Marina Wolf, Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience
    School of Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University
    November 1st
  4. Dr. Mitchell Goldfarb, Professor of Biology
    City University of New York
    December 6th

Spring Speakers

  1. Dr. Laurel Yohe, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
    University of North Carolina Charlotte
    January 24th
  2. Dr. Laura Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
    University of Missouri School of Medicine
    January 27th
  3. Dr. Tony Harper, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy
    Lincoln Memorial University
    January 31st 
  4. Dr. Simon Lailvaux, Professor and Virginia Kock/Audubon Nature Institute Chair in Species Preservation
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans
    February 7th
  5. Dr. Caitlin Coker, Assistant Professor, Georgetown University School of Medicine
    February 21
  6. Dr. Jessica Rivera, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
    March 7th
  7. Dr. Jessica Byram, Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Department of Cell Biology, and Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine
    March 14th
  8. Dr. Lauren Meckel, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    March 16th
  9. Dr. Michelle Blyth, Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
    April 18
  10. Dr. Shane Tubbs, Professor, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans
    May 9