Department of Biological Sciences
Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3550
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Seminars

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Upcoming Seminars

Faculty Candidate #5
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Luis Villa-Diaz
C-1 Review
Integrin α6 as a common link between stem cell populations, microenvironment and self-renewal.  
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Thomas Raffel
C-4 Review
Metabolic approaches to the thermal biology of infectious diseases.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
12:00 PM
386 MSC

Sang Rhee
C-1 Review
The gut-brain axis and immune responses.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Previous Seminars

Faculty Candidate #4
Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Faculty Candidate #3
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Faculty Candidate #2
Thursday, November 9, 2017
12:00 PM
386 MSC

Faculty Candidate #1
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Elizabeth Parkinson
Effects of artificial night lighting on freshwater littoral ecosystems.
Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Scott Tiegs
Friday, November 3, 2017
12:00 PM
203 DH

Amy Siebert-McKenzie
A missense mutation in the loss-of-function intolerant Actr2 gene suppresses thrombosis via multiple mechanisms.
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Mentor: Randal Westrick
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Helen Piontkivska
The role of innate immune mechanisms in viral molecular evolution.
Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Kent State University
Friday, October 27, 2017
12:00 PM
203 DH


Fabia Battistuzzi
Using microbial genomics to understand the emergence of pathogenicity and species diversification.
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
Oakland University
C-4 Review
Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 PM
386 MSC

Sara Blumer-Schuette

From a handshake to a hug: Microbial adsorption to surfaces.
Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
Oakland University
C-2 Review
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Mark Settles

HERA: an Earth-based NASA analog to study human factors for deep space exploration.
Professor
Plant Cell and Molecular Biology
Horticultural Sciences Department
University of Florida
Host: Sigma Xi
Tuesday October 10, 2017
12:00 PM
281 EC

Jeff Medley
Understanding mechanisms of centrosome regulation by protein phosphorylation and ubiquitination
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Mi Hye Song
Friday, August 4, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 AM
386 MSC

Ymene Fouli
Land Use effect on soil and water quality
Environmental Soil Scientist
Penn State University
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
12:00 PM
187 MSC

Ashley Superson
Effects of taxon sampling on phylogenetic stability and speciation rates.
Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Fabia Battistuzzi
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
12:00 PM
187 MSC

Austin Fobar
A novel application of CRISPR/Cas repair to elucidate the genetic basis of tissue-specific expression switch of B4galnt2.
Thesis seminar
Mentor: Randal Westrick
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
12:00 PM
386 MSC

Michael O'Brien
Drosophila trachea tube size regulation mediated by a novel Osi-like gene.
Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Lan Jiang
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
12:00 PM
187 MSC

Xiangrong Geng
Roles of ZIP8 transporter in regulating downstream signaling pathways.
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Zijuan Liu
Friday, April 28, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Orna Cohen-Fix
Insights into the regulation of nuclear morphology.
Senior Investigator and Section Chief
Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Zhong Wang
Mining metagenomes for new branches on the tree of life.
Group Leader
Joint Genome Institute
Department of Energy
Part of the 2016-17 CAS Theme “Unity in Diversity”
Monday April 3, 2017
12:00 PM
116 EC

Jennifer Vonk
“The Evolution of Cognition – Comparative Study Approach"
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Oakland University
Thursday March 30, 2017
12:00 PM
386 MSC

John Kuwada
The stac3 gene: from zebrafish mutation to human congenital disease.
Professor
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan
Host: Sigma Xi
Tuesday March 28, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

L. Curtis Hannah
Genetically Engineered corn: A case for Genetically Modified Organisms in worldwide food sustainability.
Professor
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
Horticultural Sciences Department
University of Florida
Host: Sigma Xi
Tuesday March 21, 2017
4:00 PM
Gold Rooms, Oakland Center

Laura Fortier
The characterization of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms progression to pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma for biomarker discovery.
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Mentor: Dr. Bryan Thibodeau (BioBank/Beaumont Hospital)
Tuesday March 14, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Madelyn Messner

Environmental predictors of Avian Schistosomiasis (Swimmer's Itch) in Michigan lakes.
Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Thomas Raffel
Wednesday March 15, 2017
10:30 AM
372 MSC

Moumita Choudhury
Characterization of the role of phosphoinositide 3-kinase intracellular signaling pathway in human clear cell renal cell carcinoma.
Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Amy Banes-Berceli
Friday March 10, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Naimisha Reedy Beeravolu
Isolation, characterization and therapeutic feasibility of human umbilical cord derived stem cells.
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Mentor: Rasul Chaudhry
Friday March 3, 2017
2:00 PM
203 DH

Gau Shoua Vue

Novel therapies to overcome chemoprotective roles of endothelial cells in acute myeloid leukemia.
Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Gerard Madlambayan
Tuesday March 7, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Sandra Troxell-Smith
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Hungry Games: Integrating Foraging Ecology and Animal Welfare.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Rebecca Tonietto
Smith Conservation Postdoctoral Research Fellow
St. Louis University
"If we build it, will they come? Supporting diverse native bee communities through ecological restoration and urban habitat enhancements".
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:00 PM
372 MSC

Thom Saunders
Research Associate Professor
Transgenic Animal Model Core 
University of Michigan 
CRISPR!
Host: Sigma Xi
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
12:00 PM
116 EC

Barry Rosen
Distinguished Professor
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University
Arsenic biotransformations and new arsenic antibiotics.
Host: Zijuan Liu
Tuesday, January 12, 2017
3:00 PM
168 MSC