Department of Biological Sciences

Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3550
fax: (248) 370-4225

Seminars

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Upcoming Seminars
Please join us Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Biological Sciences' Research Day Symposium
 
Bagels and Coffee:  8:00-8:45 AM   337 MSC
Presentations: 9:00 AM -12:30 PM   203 DH
Lunch: 12:31-1:55 PM  337 MSC
Presentations continued: 2:00-2:45 PM   203 DH
Poster session:  3:00-5:00 PM  MSC corridor 3rd floor East tower (room #s 301-334)

DETAILED SCHEDULE
Previous Seminars

Seema Khurana
Actin binding proteins function as sensors of cellular stress and as pathophysiological regulators of inflammation
Professor
University of Houston
Baylor College of Medicine
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
203 DH

Ryan McWhinnie
Acclimation and mass scaling effects on metabolic thermal performance curves depend on respiratory proxy in an aquatic frog
Master's Thesis
Mentor: Thomas Raffel
Friday, July 12, 2019
3:00-4:00 PM
104 MSC

Justin Kulchycki
Identifying the genomic switch for cell type-specific B4galnt2 expression in mice: a deep learning approach
Master's Thesis
Mentor: Randal Westrick
Friday July, 12 2019
12:00-1:00
104 MSC

Anton Mahama
Domain-level analysis of low complexity regions: an Archaea example
Master's Thesis
Mentor: Fabia Battistuzzi
Thursday, July 11, 2019
12:00-1:00
104 MSC

Asma MAM Khan
Role of type IV pili in adhesion of the extreme thermophile, Caldicellulosiruptor bescii to plant biomass.
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Sara Blumer-Schuette
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
203 DH

Liu Liu
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Role of ZIP8 in regulating liver function
Mentor: Zijuan Liu
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

José Jalife, M.D.
Professor of Cardiovascular Research & Director of Center of Arrhythmia Research
University of Michigan
New pre-clinical human cell platforms to studey hereditary cardiac diseases
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
164 MSC

Physiology Candidate #4
Sample Teaching Lecture
Friday, April 12, 2019
3:00-4:00 PM
203 DH

Glen Hood
Research Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
Wayne State University
The ecology and evolutionary biology of insect induced plant galls
Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Physiology Candidate #3
Sample Teaching Lecture
Friday, April 5, 2019
3:00-4:00 PM
203 DH

Alisa Wolberg
Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina
Newly-recognized roles for fibrinogen, factor XIII, and red blood cells in thrombosis.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Ryan Mills
Associate Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor of Human Genetics
University of Michigan Medical School
Excavating the deep genome: Deciphering structural variation in complex and repetitive regions
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Physiology Candidate #2
Sample Teaching Lecture
Friday, March 29, 2019
1:30-2:30 PM
200 DH

Christina Brown
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells to treat degenerative diseases
Mentor: Rasul Chaudhry
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Mohamad Dabjan
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Combining targeted therapy and immunotherapy with radiation for management of orthotopic brain metastasis of lung cancer
Mentor: Dr. George Wilson (Beaumont Health System)
Friday, March 22, 2019
1:30-2:30 pm
200 DH

Douglas Feinstein
Research Professor
University of Illinois College of Medicine
CRMP 2 (Collapsin Response Mediator Protein 2), a new target to treat multiple sclerosis
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Physiology Candidate #1
Sample Teaching Lecture
Thursday, March, 21, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Gabriel Zentner
Assistant Professor, Biology
Indiana University Bloomington
Making head or tails of Mediator function
Thursday, March 14, 2019|
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Julia Crozier
Master’s Thesis
Isolation of cardiac stem cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells
Mentor: Luis Villa-Diaz
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
4:00-5:00 PM
185 MSC

Daniel Czarnowski
Master’s Thesis
Hypoxia modulates CD49f expression in human embryonic stem cells
Mentor: Luis Villa-Diaz
Friday, March 8, 2019
3:30-4:30 PM
200 DH

Stephen O’Brien
Professor & Member of National Academy of Sciences
Halmos college of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
NOVA Southeastern University
Promises-promises. Has the genome science revolution fulfilled a few?
Thursday, March 7, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
Lake Huron Room, Oakland Center

Juan L. Rodriguez-Flores
Assistant Professor of Research in Genetic Medicine
Weil Cornell Medical College
Qatar genome: A population-specific tool for precision medicine in the Middle East
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
3:00-5:00 PM
220 HH

Christina McKee
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Three-dimensional culture and differentiation of stem cells for regenerative medicine
Mentor: G. Rasul Chaudhry
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
2:30-3:30 PM
203 DH

Sean Brady
Master’s Thesis
Thermal acclimation effects and energetics influence on metabolic performance in the Mexican axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum
Mentor: Thomas Raffel
Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Robert A. Raguso
Professor & Chair
Dept. of Neurobiology and Behavior
Cornell University
Floral scent-dark matter of the plant-pollinator universe
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Randal Westrick

C-4 Review
Using mouse models to deconstruct the complex genetics of thrombosis
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Tyler Parsons

Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Elucidating global radiation-induced tumor microenvironment modification that affect tumor response to therapy
Mentor: Gerard Madlambayan
Friday, November 16, 2018
1:30-2:30 PM
203 DH

Jason Sckrabulis
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Environmental drivers of snail-borne parasitism
Mentor: Thomas Raffel
Thursday, November 15, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Mary Jamieson
C.2 Review
Impacts of anthropogenic disturbance on plant & insect ecology
Friday, November 9, 2018
1:30-2:30 PM
203 DH

Lev Horodyskyj
Senior Exploration Instructional Designer
Arizona State University
Alternative Ed: Rethinking science education for the anthropocene
Friday, November 9, 2018
3:30-4:30 PM
378 MSC

Jacob Corll
Master's Thesis
Conservation of RNA Binding Motif Protein 48 (RBM48) in maize and humans highlights its importance in eukaryotic development via U12-dependent splicing
Mentor: Shailesh Lal
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Caleb Wilson
Master's Thesis
Urbanization’s effect on wild bee communities depends on floral resource availability, bee functional traits, and spatial scale
Mentor: Mary Jamieson
Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Xiangrong Geng

Doctoral Dissertation Defense
The role of zinc transporter ZIP8 in regulating cell physiology and cisplatin drug responses
Mentor: Zijuan Liu
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Kyla Scherr
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Factors influencing strawberry production, pollination, and pathogens
Mentor: Mary Jamieson
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC

Catelyn Jones
Master's Thesis
Impacts of urbanization on resource subsidies in riverine ecosystems
Mentor: Scott Tiegs
Friday, October 12, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
372 MSC

Greg Beitel
Professor
Northwestern University
Intersections of epithelial morphogenesis, caspases, the Hippo pathway, endocytosis and apoptosis
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
120 MSC

Amy Trowbridge
Department of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Montana State University
The impacts of drought stress on tree physiology and defenses
Friday, September 21, 2018
1:30-2:30 PM
203 DH

Manfred Boehm
Senior Investigator,  NIH
National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute
STAT3, an important regulator in vascular remodeling in mice and man
Thursday, September 20, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM
104 MSC