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 20, 2017

9:00 AM  Microscale Tools Enable Functional and Mechanistic Insights in Cancer; Speaker:  David Beebe, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison.  UW SDRC Seminar, 341 Bardeen.

10:00 AM  Mechanisms of Human mRNA Turnover and Quality Control; Speaker:  Dr. Jens Lykke-Andersen, Professor, Molecular Biology, UC-San Diego.  Biomolecular Chemistry Faculty Candidate Seminar, 1220 A/B Biochemical Sciences.

3:30 PM  Investigating the Effects of Phosphorylation on the DNA Binding Properties of ERα; Speaker:  Kyle Helzer (Alarid lab).  Characterizing HCMV Infection with Normal Oral Keratinocyte; Speaker:  Chao Weng (Kalejta lab). Cancer Biology Student/Postdoc Seminar, 6571 McArdle Lab (WIMR II).

3:30 PM  Regulation of Transcription and Chromatin in the Mammalian Germline and Early Embryo; Speaker:  Bradley Cairns, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah. Biochemistry Colloquium, Ebling Symposium Center, 1220 Microbial Sciences.

4:00 PM  Physiological Measurements Using Magnetic Nanoparticles; Speaker:  Oswaldo Baffa, PhD, Visiting Professor, Physics Department, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Medical Physics Seminar, 1325 HSLC.

4:00 PM  The Sleeping Brain in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease; Speaker:  Kate Sprecher (Bendlin lab).  Neuroscience Training Program Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Center, T216 Waisman Center.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

12:00 PM Epigenetic Dynamics during the Acquisition of Pluripotency; Speaker:  Khoa Tran, Research Assistant, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (Sridharan lab).  Campus Stem Cell Lab Meeting, H. F. Deluca Forum (First Floor) Town Center WID.

4:00 PM Coevolutionary Analysis and Structural Prediction of the Bacterial Divisome Proteins FtsB and FtsL; Speaker: Samson Condon, Biochemistry, UW-Madison. CIBM Seminar, 1360 Biotechnology Center.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

8:00 AM  Acquired Resistance to ALK Targeted Therapies in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer – New Strategies and New Agents; Speaker:  Ticiana Leal, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine, UWSMPH.   UWCCC Grand Rounds, G5/119 CSC.

10:30 AM  Revisiting Concepts of Cancer in Light of Advances in Regenerative Biology; Speaker:  David Vereide, PhD, Fellow, Morgridge Institute for Research, UW-Madison.  Cancer Biology Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

12:00 PM  Molecular Mechanisms of Growth Cone Invasion; Speaker:  Tim Gomez, Dept. of Neuroscience, UW-Madison.  Neuroscience Seminar, 3571 WIMR II.

12:30 PM  Robust Optimization with Uncertain Uncertainty Sets and Application to Radiation Therapy; Speaker:  Omid Nohadani, Associate Professor, Northwestern.  Systems Information Learning Optimization (SILO) Seminar, 3280 WID (Orchard Room).

1:00 PM  Elucidating Tcf/Lef Control of Pluripotency in This Brave New CRISPR World; Speaker:  Dr. Brad Merrill, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Cell and Regenerative Biology Seminar, 6571 WIMR II.

3:30 PM  Multi-Modality Imaging for Structural Heart Interventions Using Echocardiography and X-Ray Fluoros­copy; Speaker:  Lindsay Bodart (Speidel lab).  BTP Trainee Seminar, 175 HF DeLuca Biochemistry Labs.

3:30 PM  Identification of Mechanisms Underlying the Origins of Spontaneous Epigenetic Variation; Speaker:  Bob Schmitz, Assistant Professor, Genetics, University of Georgia.  Genetics Colloquium, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

4:00 PM  High-Dimensional Bayesian Inference without Likelihood; Speaker:  Yves Atchade, Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics, University of Michigan.  Statistics Seminar, 331 SMI.

7:00 PM  Every Breath You Take:  The Past and Future of Air Quality in the U.S.; Speaker:  Tracey Holloway, Professor of Environmental Studies and Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison.  Wednesday Nite @ the Lab, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

10:00 AM  Bioinformatics Guided Strategies for Precision Cancer Therapy; Speaker:  Dr. Che-Yuan Liu, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Molecular Research, University of Toronto.  Biomolecular Chemistry Faculty Candidate Seminar, 1211 Biochemical Sciences.

12:00 PM  The Hypoxic Metabolic Response:  How Time and PO2 Shape the Way Hypoxia-Exposed Fish Use Aerobic, Anaerobic and Depressed Metabolism; Speaker:  Matthew D. Regan, Dept. of Zoology, University of British Columbia.  Special Seminar, 2259 SVM.

12:00 PM  Cellular and Molecular Regulation of Mammalian Heart Regeneration; Speaker:  Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud, Dept. of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Stem Cell Institute.  Cell and Regenerative Biology Seminar, 3571 WIMR II.

12:00 PM  Phylogenomic and Whole-Genome Association Studies Directly from Short Reads:  Fantastic K-mers and Where to Find Them; Speaker:  Huan Fan, Ph.D. Student, Zoology.  Evolution Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology.

12:10 PM  Identification of Viral Achilles’ Heels during Hepatitis C Virus Infection; Speaker:  Dr. Peter Sarnow, Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University.  Molecular Virology Seminar, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Auditorium.

12:30 PM  CANCELLED Passing Through:  Transmission Bottlenecks in Influenza Virus Host Adaptation; Speaker:  Thomas Friedrich, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathobiological Sciences, UW-Madison.  Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

1:30 PM  Making and Measuring the Effects of Mutations on a Massive Scale; Speaker:  Doug Fowler, PhD, University of Washington.  Genomics Seminar, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

3:30 PM  Thymineless Death:  Paradoxes Multiply; Speaker:  Dr. Andrei Kuzminov, School of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Illinois.  Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology, Ebling Symposium Center, Microbial Sciences.

4:45 PM An Approach to Track and Predict Evolutionary Paths Through Fitness Landscapes; Speaker: Drew Doering, Predoc Fellow (Hittinger lab) Cellular & Molecular Biology Graduate Program. GSTP Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology Center.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

12:00 PM  From DNA Binding to Promoter Escape:  Initial Events of Transcription by Bacterial RNA Polymerase; Speakers:  Munish Chhabra and Kate Henderson (Record lab).  IPiB Seminar, Khorana Auditorium, HFD Biochemistry Labs.

12:00 PM  Executive Function in Early Childhood:  Development and Intervention Strategies; Speaker:  Stephanie Carlson, PhD, University of Minnesota.  John D. Wiley Seminar, Wiley Conference Center, Waisman.

12:00 PM Doubly Robust Survival Trees and Forests; Speaker: Jon Steingrimsson, PhD, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University. Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Seminar, 1244 HSLC.

3:30 PM  Discovery and Development of SJ733, a Novel Antimalarial Drug; Speaker:  Dr. R. Kiplin Guy, Dean, College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky.  Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 2006 Rennebohm Hall.

4:00 PM  Honoring the Legacy:  Professor John “Jack” Fowler Celebration Symposium, 1345 HSLC. 

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