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, April 24, 2017

12:00 PM Linking Satellite Data with Public Health and Air Quality; Speaker: Tracey Holloway, PhD, Professor, Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison. Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar, 1345 HSLC.          

12:00 PM New Perspectives on Disease Diagnosis: From Mobile Phones to Molecular Engineering; Speaker: Daniel Fletcher, Chair, Engineering Biological Systems and Bioengineering, University of California. Biomedical Engineering Seminar, 1153 Mechanical Engineering Bldg.

3:30 PM Epigenetic Regulation of Histone Lysine Demethylases by Ctr9 in Breast Cancer; Speaker: Steve Chan (Xu lab). Amino Acid Changes in Nef that Selectively Disrupt Tetherin Antagonism Impair SIV Replication during Acute Infection of Rhesus Macaques; Speaker: Aidin Tavakoli-Tameh (Evans lab). Cancer Biology Student/Postdoc Seminar, 6571 McArdle Lab (WIMR II).

3:30 PM tRNA, Translational Fidelity and Neurodegeneration; Speaker: Susan Ackerman, University of California-San Diego. Biochemistry Colloquium, 1211 HFD Biochemical Sciences Bldg.

4:00 PM Cardiac Chamber Mapping via C-Arm CT with an Inverse Geometry X-Ray System; Speaker: Jordan Slagowski, Research Assistant (Speidel lab) UWSMPH. Real-Time DD Catheter Tracking with an Inverse Geometry X-Ray System; Speaker: David Dunkerley, Research Assistant (Speidel lab) UWSMPH. Medical Physics Seminar, 1325 HSLC.

4:00 PM Effects of Environment Enrichment on Hippocampal Plasticity throughout Life; Speaker: Charlene Rivera-Bonet (Roopra lab). Subgroup: Environmental Effects on Biobehaviorial Regulation; Subgroup Leaders: Allyson Bennett and Peter Pierre. Neuroscience Training Program Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Center, Waisman Center.

4:00 PM Talking Tech: How to Use Communications to Make and Break an Idea; Keynote: Frank Gruber, Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Editor, Tech.Co. Panel: Tara Golshan, journalist, VOX; Kathleen Gallagher, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author of One in a Billion. WARF Entrepreneurons Series. Register for this free event by Thursday, April 20 - https://warf.wufoo.com/forms/zvma2bc0anfe3e/.


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

12:00 PM Generation of GnRH Neurons from Stem Cells: Good News for Reproductive Medicine; Speaker: Ei Terasawa, Professor, Pediatrics and Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. Campus Stem Cell Lab Meeting, H. F. Deluca Forum (First Floor) Town Center, WID.

4:00 PM Will We Know When We’ve Cured HIV If We Get There??; Speaker: Robert Striker, MD PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, UWSMPH. CIBM Seminar, Biotechnology Center Auditorium.

4:00 PM Microphase Segregation in Random Copolymers for Fuel Cell Membrane; Speaker: Andrew Spakowitz, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering, Stanford University. CBE Seminar, 1800 Engineering Hall.

4:00 PM Persistent Infection and Antiviral Immunity in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes; Speaker: Stephen Peinado (Bartholomay lab) CMBS Grad Student and PVB Trainee. Parasitology & Vector Biology Seminar, 2511 MSB.


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

8:00 AM The Role of Oncolytic Viruses in Cancer Immunotherapy; Speaker: Howard Kaufman, MD, FACS, Surgical Oncologist; Professor, Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University; Associate Director, Clinical Science, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. UWCCC Grand Rounds, G5/119 CSC.

10:30 AM Regulation of Differentiation-Dependent Replication by KLF-4 and DNA Damage Repair Factors; Speaker: Laimonis Laimins, PhD, Professor and Chair, Microbiology-Immunology, Northwestern University Medical School. Cancer Biology Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

12:00 PM Presynaptic Mechanisms for Tuning Neural Communications; Speaker: Kate O’Connor-Giles, Genetics, UW-Madison. Neuroscience Seminar, 3571 WIMR II.

12:00 PM Fitting Square Pegs Into Round Holes: Case After Case of Embryonal Renal Tumors in Dogs; Speaker: Jen Dreyfus (Pathobiological Sciences). Title TBA; Speaker: Monica Ronderos (Pathobiological Sciences). Comparative Biomedical Sciences (PBS 930) Student and PBS Seminar, 2255 SVM.

12:30 PM Community Recovery on the Weighted Stochastic Block Model and Its Information-Theoretic Limits; Speaker: Min Xu, Postdoc, Penn. 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 Encapsulation of Cells, Drugs, and Peptides in Poly(Ethylene Glycol) and Gelatin-Based Composite Hydrogels for Inoculated Wound Healing, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, and X-Linked Hypophosphatemia; Speaker: Alberto Guerra (Kao lab) Pharmaceutical Sciences. BTP Trainee Seminar, 175 HF DeLuca Biochemistry Labs.

3:30 PM The Importance of Mitochondrial-Nuclear Interactions for Evolution, Metabolism, Development & Disease; Speaker: Kristi Montooth, Associate Professor, Biology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Genetics Colloquium, 1111 Genetics/Biotech.

4:00 PM Speeding up Machine Learning Using Graphs and Codes; Speaker: Dimitris Papailiopoulos, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, UW-Madison. Statistics Seminar, 331 SMI.

7:00 PM Conservation in a Changing Climate; Speaker: Josh Lawler, Professor, Sustainable Resource Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Creative Conservation, University of Washington. Wednesday Nite @ the Lab, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

11:00 AM Biomarkers and Health Outcomes; Speaker: Stephanie Mondloch, IGPNS PhD Candidate, UW-Madison. Nutritional Sciences Seminar, 290 Nutritional Sciences.

12:00 PM Plasticity and Evolution; Speaker: Kristi Montooth, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Evolution Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology.

12:10 PM Lessons from a Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika Virus Infection; Speaker: Dr. Dawn Dudley (O’Connor lab) UW-Madison. Molecular Virology Seminar, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Auditorium.

12:30 PM Nutritional Education of the Gut Microbiome and its Impact on Immunity; Speaker: R. William DePaolo, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

1:30 PM Statistical Issues in Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Analysis; Speaker: Mingyao Li, PhD, University of Pennsylvania. Genomics Seminar, 1111 Biotechnology Center Auditorium.

2:00 PM The Role of Phosphoinositide in Insulin Granule Exocytosis; Speaker: Chen Ji (Lou lab). Neuroscience Thesis Defense, 3571 WIMR II.

3:30 PM Architecture of Mce Lipid Transport Systems that Connect Inner and Outer Bacterial Membranes; Speaker: Dr. Jeff Cox, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of California-Berkeley. Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology, 1220 MSB (Ebling Symposium Center).

3:30 PM Adapting to Life as an Organelle: Solving the Challenge of Chloroplast Membrane Proteins; Speaker: Donna Fernandez, Botany, UW-Madison. Biology Colloquium, 168 Noland Hall.

4:00 PM Prostaglandin E2 Regulation of Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability after Ischemic Stroke; Speaker: Dr. Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida. Neuroscience Training Program Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Center (T216 North Tower) Waisman Center.

4:45 PM Genome Synthesis: Fabricating Large DNA Constructs; Speaker: Eamon Winden, GSTP Predoc Fellow (Schwartz Lab) Genetics. Metabolite Profiling of Plasma and Cecum Elucidates the Impacts of Host Genetics and Environment on the Gut; Speaker: Anji Trujillo, GSTP Predoc Fellow (Coon lab) Chemistry. GSTP Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology Center.


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Friday, April 28, 2017

12:00 PM From Familial Traits to Developmental Endophenotypes: Tracing the Origins of Risk and Resilience in Autism; Speaker: John Constantino, MD, Washington University School of Medicine. John D. Wiley Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Center, Waisman Center.

12:00 PM Role of Cardiolipin in Bacterial Cell Shape Determination; Speaker: Ti-Yu Lin (Weibel lab). IPiB Seminar, Khorana Auditorium, HFD Biochemistry Labs.

3:30 PM Chalk Talk; Speaker: Shane Bernard. MBTG Seminar, 2131 HFD Biochemistry Building.

3:30 PM Localized Drug Delivery Approaches for Solid Tumor Therapy; Speaker: Hamid Ghandehari, PhD, Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Utah. Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 2006 Rennebohm Hall.