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, March 2, 2015

12:00 PM Wisconsin’s Mass Incarceration of African American Males:  What Can We Learn from Milwaukee and Ferguson?; Speaker:  Lois M. Quinn, PhD, Senior Scientist, Employment and Training Institute, UW-Milwaukee.  Population Health Sciences Seminar, 1325 HSLC.

12:00 PM Illuminating the Dark Matter of Translation; Speaker:  Dr. Gregory Boel, Biological Sciences, Columbia University.  Bacteriology Special Seminar, Ebling Symposium Center, MSB.

12:00 PM Multiplex Biomaterials for High Throughput Cancer Drug Screening; Speaker:  Jennifer Leight, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Ohio State University.  Biomedical Engineering Seminar/Big Ten Speaker Exchange, Tong Auditorium (Rm 1003) Engineering Centers Bldg.

12:00 PM Discussion of the EPC Grading Committee’s proposal regarding grading in the new undergraduate medical school curriculum.  Town Hall Meeting, 1335 HSLC.

2:15 PM Neural Mechanisms that Generate Persistent Behavioral States; Speaker:  Steven Flavell, Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, Rockefeller University.  Neuroscience Faculty Candidate Seminar, 1309 HSLC.

3:30 PM O-GlcNAcylation of CARM1 Regulates its Protein Substrate Specificity; Speaker:  Shinya Aoyama, Ph.D. (Xu lab).  Species-Specific Regulation of HIV-1 Gene Expression:  Investigation of CRM1-Dependent Nuclear Export Complexes; Speaker:  Ryan Behrens (Sherer lab).  Cancer Biology Student/Postdoc Seminar, 6571 McArdle (WIMR II).  *Note New Location*

3:30 PM Probing the Secrets of Alzheimer’s Disease with Stem Cells; Speaker:  Dr. Lawrence Goldstein, University of California, San Diego.  Biochemistry Colloquium, 1211 Biochemical Sciences.

4:00 PM New Directions for Low-Energy Photon-Emitting Elongated Brachytherapy Sources; Speaker:  Joshua Reed, Research Assistant (DeWerd lab).  Medical Physics Seminar, 1335 HSLC.

4:00 PM An Introduction to Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and their Application in Motor Neuron Diseases; Speaker:  Yun Ding (Puglielli lab).  Subgroup:  Human Stem Cell-Based Neural Disease Models; Subgroup Leader:  Kris Saha.  NTP Seminar, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

11:00 AM Defining Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells Programming Upon Flaviviruses Infection; Speaker:  Jonathan Florentin, PhD, Immunology, University of Washington.  McArdle Special Seminar, 6571 McArdle Laboratory (WIMR II).  (Dr. Florentin is a postdoctoral candidate in Wei Xu’s laboratory)

12:00 PM Structural and Functional Abnormalities in LRRK2 G2019S iPSC-derived Sensory Neurons; Speaker:  Allison Ebert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Cell, Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Medical College of Wisconsin.  Campus Stem Cell Lab Meeting, DeLuca Forum, 1st Floor Town Center, WID.

2:00 PM Workshop 1:  Should the workforce in biomedical research be restructured to better align with funding and careers?  Rescuing US Biomedical Research.  2-3:30 (Everyone, including grad students and post-docs)  3:30-4 (Grad students and post-docs only).  https://research.wisc.edu/biomedworkforce/, Ebling Auditorium, MSB

4:00 PM Zooming Into the 3D Genome Architecture and Gene Regulation; Speaker:  Wenxiu Ma, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Genome Sciences, University of Washington.  BMI/MIR Seminar, DeLuca Forum, 1st Floor Town Center, WID.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

8:00 AM Current Practices for the Assessment and Treatment of Upper Extremity Lymphedema; Speaker:  Jennifer Steiman, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgery, UWSMPH.  UWCCC Grand Rounds, G5/119 CSC.

11:00 AM Enhancer Malfunction in Cancer; Speaker:  Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  Cancer Biology Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

12:00 PM WARF, Intellectual Property, and Patenting Your Inventions; Speaker:  Victoria Sutton, PhD, Intellectual Property Associate, WARF.  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Seminar, G5/113 CSC.

12:00 PM Dissecting the Contributions of the Extracellular Matrix to Cancer Progression:  A Proteomics-Based Approach; Speaker:  Dr. Alexandra Naba, MIT.  Cell and Regenerative Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar, 4571 WIMR.

12:00 PM Tropical Disease can be Exhausting:  Immune Lessons from Canine Leishmaniasis; Speaker:  Dr. Christine Petersen, Epidemiology, University of Iowa.  PBS Seminar, 2255 School of Veterinary Medicine.

3:30 PM RNA-Sequencing as a Tool to Identify Ribonuclease Cleavage Sites; Speaker:  Gina Gordon, Biochemistry.  BTP Seminar, 1420 MSB.

7:00 PM Molecular Archeology; Speaker:  Jesse Dabney, Research Associate, Biotechnology.  Wednesday Nite at the Lab, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

11:00 AM Developing Stable Isotope Biomarkers of Diet for Health Research with Alaska Native (Yup’ik) People; Speaker:  Dr. Diane O’Brien, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.  Nutritional Sciences Seminar, 290 Nutritional Sciences.

11:00 AM How Hemogenic Endothelium Generates Hematopoietic Stem Cells; Speaker:  Xin Gao, Graduate Student, Cell and Regenerative Biology/UW-Madison Blood Research Program (Bresnick Lab).  Vascular Biology Research Colloquium, 7001A WIMR I.

12:00 PM Re-Evolution:  The Intersection of Evolutionary and Synthetic Biology; Speaker:  Bill Alexander, Genetics, UW-Madison.  Evolution Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotech Center.

12:10 PM Species-Specific Regulation of HIV-1 Gene Expression:  Investigation of CRM1-Dependent Nuclear Export Complexes; Speaker:  Ryan Behrens (Sherer lab).  Molecular Virology Seminar, 1211 Biochemical Sciences.

2:00-8:30 PM Exploring Solutions for Neurodegenerative Diseases – Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s Research Day.  This event is free and open to the public.  DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building.  Advance registration is requested to ensure adequate seating.  Register at https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/advancing-health-at-uwmadison/.

3:30 PM Molecular Mechanisms of Macromolecular Transport; Speaker:  Dr. Briana Burton, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University.  Bacteriology Special Seminar, Ebling Symposium Center, MSB.

4:00 PM Workshop 1:  Should the workforce in biomedical research be restructured to better align with funding and careers?  Rescuing US Biomedical Research.  4-5:30 (Everyone, including grad students and post-docs)  5:30-6 (Grad students and post-docs only).  https://research.wisc.edu/biomedworkforce/, Room 1335, HSLC.

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Friday, March 6, 2015

12:00 PM Genetic Analysis in Chlamydia; Speaker:  Raphael Valdivia, Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology; Vice Dean for Basic Research, Duke University.  MMI Seminar, 1520 MSB.