Darwin Keynote


Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) is the National biological honor society that is primarily for undergraduates. The society is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study through scientific research.

March 18 2014
Seminar begins at 4pm in S214
(cookies at 3:30)

"The Brain, Inflamed, and Changes under Strain."
Dr. Kevin Kinney Kevin S. Kinney, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
DePauw University

Kevin Kinney has been a scientist since age five. At that time, he wanted to be a paleontologist, and quite possibly learned to read Latin dinosaur names before he could read English. As a teen, he became interested in marine biology, and so attended the University of Miami for majors in marine science and biology. While there, he became more interested in the interactions of the nervous and immune systems, and so went to graduate school at the University of Rochester to study neuroscience, becoming one of the few comparative psychoneuroimmunologists to exist. After a stint as a postdoc at Carolinas Medical Center, he assumed his current (dream) job, teaching biology at DePauw University. His specialties include animal physiology, immunology, and evolutionary biology, as well as the biology and geology of the Galápagos Islands, and dispelling commonly-believed scientific misconceptions. In his copious free time, he reads and studies comic books, practices Irish traditional music on harp and flute, attempts nature photography, SCUBA dives, folds complicated origami, and watches too much television.

For more information, visit Dr. Kinney's website at http://www.depauw.edu/directories/detail/1267901223030/

Past Speakers

2013, Dr. Vince Formica

2011, Dr. Chris Balakrishnan

2010, Dr. Patrick Burton

2009, Dr. Craig Nelson

2008, Dr. Jay Hosler

2007, Dr. Janet Vaglia

2006, Dr. Peter Coppinger