Weekly Seminar List - This Week

This list is derived from seminar announcements from multiple sources. Please refer to hosting department to verify information. If you know of additional seminars that should be posted, please send an email.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

12:00 PM Homicides of Law Enforcement Officers on-the-job in the United States: Understanding the Role of Firearms; Speaker: David I. Swedler, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago. Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

3:30 PM The Nuclear Export Sequence of the NF-kB Inhibitor, IkBa, Regulates T Cell Immunity; Speaker: Dominique Lisiero, PhD (Miyamoto lab). Cancer Biology Student/Postdoc Seminar, 6571 McArdle Lab (WIMR II).

3:30 PM Allosteric Control of Electron Transfer in Nitrogenase and Nitrogenase-like Enzymes; Speaker: Edwin Antony, PhD, Marquette University. Biochemistry Colloquium, 1211 HFD Biochemical Sciences Bldg.

4:00 PM Brain Tumor Outcome Prediction with Clinical Protocol MRI Data; Speaker: Svyatoslav Vergun, Research Assistant (Prabhakaran lab) UWSMPH. Medical Physics Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

4:00 PM A Role for Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex in Facial Emotion Recognition; Speaker: Rick Wolf (Koenigs, Herringa labs). NTP Student Research Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Room (T216) Waisman Center.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

12:00 PM Manipulation of the Extracellular Matrix Environment to Study Tissue Development and Disease; Speaker: Kristyn Masters, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering. Campus Stem Cell Lab Meeting, H. F. Deluca Forum (First Floor) Town Center WID.

3:30 PM Functional Radiation and Enzyme Specialization in Terpene Biosynthesis: Origin and Action of Antimicrobials; Speaker: Paul O’Maille, Salk Institute. Biodesign Biocatalysis Seminar, 1211 HFD Biochemical Sciences Bldg. (Dr. O’Maille is a faculty candidate in a UW cluster hire search)

4:00 PM Machine Learning of Biological Networks from Gene Knockout Data and Selection of Gene Knockout Experiments by Active Machine Learning; Speaker: Yuriy Sverchkov, PhD, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. CIBM Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotech Center.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

8:00 AM Prostate MRI: Methods and Controversies; Speaker: Frederick Kelcz, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Chief of Abdominal MRI, Radiology, UWSMPH. UWCCC Grand Rounds, G5/119 CSC.

11:00 AM Imaging Predictive and Pharmacodynamic Biomarkers in Breast Cancer; Speaker: Amy Fowler, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Radiology, Breast Imaging and Medical Physics, UW-Madison. Cancer Biology Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

12:00 PM Genome-wide Screen in Zebrafish Identified Novel Regulators of Habituation Learning; Speaker: Marc Wolman, Zoology, UW-Madison. Neuroscience Seminar, 3571 WIMR II.

12:00 PM Challenges in Developing RNAi as a Method of Mosquito Control; Speaker: Paul Airs (Bartholomay lab) Pathobiological Sciences. Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Student Seminar, 2255 SVM.

12:00 PM Developing Mass Spectometry-based Omics Strategies for Candidate Biomarker Discovery in Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) and Beyond; Speaker: Lingjun Li, PhD, Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chemistry, UW-Madison. George O’Brien Urology Research Center Monthly Seminar, 7001A WIMR I.

12:30 PM A Matrix Factorization Approach to Multiple Imputation and TBA; Speakers: Nandana Sangupta and Sumeet Katariya. SILO Seminar, Orchard Room (3820) Discovery Bldg. (Access to the room is via the elevator behind Aldo’s Café in the Northeast corner of the building.)

3:30 PM Thrombospondin-1 and Pathogenesis of Diabetic Retinopathy; Speaker: Nader Sheibani Karkhaneh, Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, UW-Madison. Genetics Colloquium, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

7:00 PM The Genetics of Feather Diversity; Speaker: Wen-Hsiung Li, Director, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. The Health Risk of Deleterious Mutations: 20 Years Later; Speaker: Alexey Kondrashov, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  Wednesday Night@Lab Darwin Day Doubleheader, Genetics/Biotechnology Center Auditorium.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

11:00 AM Modulation of Iron Metabolism for the Treatment of Erythroid Disorders; Speaker: Stefano Rivella, University of Pennsylvania, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Nutritional Sciences Seminar, 290 Nutritional Sciences.

12:00 PM The Extreme Genetic Diversity Within Tumors as the Consequence of Neutral Evolution; Speaker: Chung-I Wu, University of Chicago. Evolution Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology Center.

12:00 PM What is the Mechanism of CNS Myelin Wrapping? An Unexpected Role for the Actin Cytoskeleton; Speaker: Brad Zuchero, Neurobiology, Stanford University. Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar, 3571 WIMR II.

12:10 PM Exploring the Role the Viral UL138 Protein Plays in HCMV Latency Using Orthologous Proteins; Speaker: Dr. Derek Jacob (Kalejta lab). Molecular Virology Seminar, 1211 Biochemical Sciences.

12:30 PM Elp1 Function in Peripheral Neuropathy and the Pathogenesis of Familial Dysautonomia; Speaker: Warren Tourtellotte, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Pathology and Neurology, Northwestern University. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

3:00 PM The Role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) in Colorectal Tumorigenesis; Speaker: Carol Diaz-Diaz (Kennedy lab) Surgery, UWSMPH. The Role of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Repressor in Colon Tumorigenesis; Speaker: Rachel Wilson (Kennedy lab) Surgery, UWSMPH. MET 800 Seminar, 11th Floor, McArdle Bldg., 1400 University Avenue.

3:30 PM From Bacteriology to Engineering and Back Again: Toward a New Paradigm for Low-Cost Processing of Cellulosic Biomass; Speaker: Lee Lynd, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth. Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology, Ebling Symposium Center, MSB.

3:30 PM Opening New Pores: Communication and Fate Specification during Stomatal Development; Speaker: Keiko Torii, University of Washington. Biology Colloquium, 168 Noland Zoology Bldg.

4:45 PM Analysis of Embryonic Development in the Unsequenced Axolotl: Waves of Transcriptional Upheaval and Stability; Speaker: Jeff Nelson, PhD, GSTP Postdoctoral Fellow, Morgridge Institute for Research. GSTP Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotech Center.


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Friday, February 12, 2016

12:00 PM Integrating Developmental Neuroscience and Psychosocial Context to Better Understand Adolescent Psychopathology; Speaker: Amanda E. Guyer, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Ecology, University of California, Davis. John D. Wiley Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Center, Waisman Center.

3:30 PM Antibiotics for Tuberculosis that Block Siderophore Biosynthesis; Speaker: Prof. Courtney C. Aldrich, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota. Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 2006 Rennebohm Hall.