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 13, 2017

12:00 PM Social Interactions and the Human Gut Microbiota; Speaker: Kim Dill-McFarland, PhD, Postdoc Research Associate, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, Bacteriology, UW-Madison. Population Health Sciences Monday Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

12:00 PM New Paradigms in Microbial Sulfur Metabolism; Speaker: Dr. Karthik Anantharaman, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Berkeley.  Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology, Ebling Symposium Center, MSB.

3:30 PM Potential Roles of p53 Family Members during EBV Infection of Epithelial Cells; Speaker: Nicholas Van Sciver (Kenney lab). Dissecting the Regulation of EBV’s BART miRNAs in Carcinomas; Speaker: Ya-Chun Yang, Ph.D. (Sugden lab). Cancer Biology Student/Postdoc Seminar, 6571 McArdle Lab (WIMR II).

3:30 PM Unraveling Viral RNA Genomes: One Segment at a Time; Speaker: Victoria D’Souza, Harvard University. Biochemistry Colloquium, 1211 HFD Biochemical Sciences Bldg.

4:00 PM Functional Imaging of the Lungs with Gas Contrast Agents; Speaker: Sean Fain, PhD, Professor and Director, Image Analysis Core Facility, MRI, and CT Imaging, Medical Physics, UWSMPH. Medical Physics Seminar, 1325 HSLC.

4:00 PM Toward a Multi-Level Model of the Neurobiology of Impulsivity: Clinical Implications, Interventions, and Applications for Neurolaw; Speaker: Cole Korponay (Davidson and Koenigs labs). Neuroscience Training Program Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Center, Waisman Center.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

9:00 AM Multifunctional Polymer Particles and Fibers by Electrohydrodynamic Co-Jetting; Joerg Lahann, PhD, Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Director, Biointerfaces Institute, University of Michigan. Biomedical Engineering Seminar, 1025 Engineering Centers Bldg.

12:00 PM Human iPSC-Derived Engineered Cardiac Tissue as a Model to Study Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy; Speaker: Toy Willem Lange, Associate Scientist, Pediatrics (Ralphe lab). Campus Stem Cell Lab Meeting, H. F. Deluca Forum (First Floor) Town Center WID.

3:30 PM Mitochondrial Calcium Transport in Signaling and Metabolism; Speaker: Yasemin Sancak, PhD, Postdoc Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital. 2017 Morgridge Metabolism Investigator Candidate Seminar, 1255 HF DeLuca Forum, Discovery Bldg.

4:00 PM Expanding the Toolkit of Evolutionary Genomics; Speaker: John Pool, PhD, Assistant Professor, Genetics. CIBM Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotech Center.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

9:00 AM Kinetics of Lithium Ion Insertion Within Individual LixFePO4 Nanoparticles; Speaker: Dr. Yiyang Li, Postdoc Scholar, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University. CBE Seminar, 3534 Engineering Hall.

10:30 AM Development of RNA Interference Therapeutics to Treat Hepatitis B Virus Infection; Speaker: Christine Wooddell, PhD, Director, Liver Targeting, Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Madison, WI. Cancer Biology Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

12:00 PM Why Kidney Stone Prevention SPARKS Passion: Confessions of a Clinician Scientist; Speaker: Kristina Penniston, PHD, RDN, CD, Scientist, Urology, UW-Madison. George O’Brien Urology Research Center Inside Speaker Seminar, 7001A WIMR.

12:00 PM Improving Kidney Transplant Outcomes Through Modulation of Innate Immune Responses in Organ Donors; Speaker: Sebastian Danobeitia (Fernandez lab) Surgery, Transplant R&D. Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Student Seminar (PBS 930), 2255 SVM.

12:30 PM Optimal Sampling in Multifidelity Monte Carlo Methods for Uncertainty Propagation; Speaker: Ben Peherstorfer, Assistant Professor, UW-Madison. 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.)

1:00 PM Pharmaceutical and Cellular Strategies to Restore Sex Hormone Balance; Speaker: Dr. Craig Atwood, Medicine, Geriatrics, UW-Madison. Cell and Regenerative Biology Seminar, 6571 WIMR II.

3:30 PM Constructing Proteoform Families in Top-Down Proteomic Data; Speaker: Leah Schaffer (Smith lab) Chemistry. BTP Trainee Seminar, 175 HF DeLuca Biochemistry Labs.

3:30 PM Cell-Cell Signaling and Epigenetic Regulation of Blood Vessel Development in the Brain; Speaker: Zhen Huang, Associate Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience. Genetics Colloquium, 1111 Genetics/Biotech.

4:00 PM Estimating Treatment Effects Using Multiple Surrogates: The Role of the Surrogate Score and the Surrogate Index; Speaker: Hyunseung Kang, Assistant Professor, Statistics, UW-Madison. Statistics Seminar, 331 SMI.

7:00 PM The Evolution of Insects as Food, from Hominids to the United Nations; Speaker: Julie Lesnik, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Wayne State University. Wednesday Nite @ the Lab, Genetics/Biotech Center Auditorium.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

10:45 AM High Dimensions, Inference and Combinatorics – A Journey Through the Data Jungle; Speaker: Matey Neykov, PhD, Postdoc Research Associate, Princeton University. Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Seminar, Biotech Auditorium.

11:00 AM Novel Methods to Monitor Nutrition Status and Determine Protein Needs in Clinical Populations; Speaker: Adam Kuchnia, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota. Nutritional Sciences Seminar, 290 Nutritional Sciences.

12:00 PM Understanding the Effect of Oncogenic EZH2 Mutations on Chromatin and Cancer; Speaker: Dr. George Souroullas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. CRB Seminar, 3571 WIMR II.

12:00 PM The Role of Female Pelvic Width on Walking Economy and Speed: Benefits with Few Tradeoffs; Speaker: Cara Wall-Scheffler, Seattle Pacific University. Evolution Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology.

12:10 PM Host Poly-ADP-Ribose Polymerases Mount an Antiviral Response Targeting the Influenza Replication Machinery; Speaker: Ms. Gloria Larson, PhD Student (Mehle lab) UW-Madison. Molecular Virology Seminar, 1211 Biochemical Sciences Auditorium.

12:30 PM Bad Timing: Early Molecular Events Impact Colorectal Tumor Fate; Speaker: Chelsie Sievers, CMP Student (Halberg lab) UW-Madison. Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Seminar, 1345 HSLC.

1:30 PM From GWAS to Genomes: Elucidating the Genetic Architecture of Orofacial Clefts; Speaker: Elizabeth Leslie, University of Pittsburgh. Cell and Molecular Biology Seminar, 1111 Genetics/Biotech.

3:00 PM The Genome Factor: Reporting Back from the Field on the Ongoing Integration of Genetics and Social Science; Speaker: Jason Fletcher, Paul Bach-Y-Rita Memorial Lecturer; Professor, Public Affairs, La Follette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison. Neuroscience & Public Policy Seminar, Biotechnology Auditorium 1111, Genetics & Biotechnology Center.

3:30 PM Tales from Biological Dark Matter & the Contributions of Phages; Speaker: Dr. Anca Segall, Center for Microbial Sciences, Sand Diego State University. Distinguished Lectures in Microbiology, Ebling Symposium Center, MSB.

3:30 PM Insect Carcasses Link Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Lessons from the Subarctic; Speaker: Claudio Gratton, Entomology, UW-Madison. Biology Colloquium, 168 Noland Hall.

3:30 PM Engineering Hemostatic Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding; Speaker: Prof. Erin Lavik, Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering, UMBC. Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 2006 Rennebohm Hall.

4:00 PM New Insights into Molecular Function of Large Conductance Voltage and Calcium activated Potassium Channels; Speaker: Teresa Giraldez Fernandez, Universidad de la Laguna. Neuroscience Seminar, 3571 WIMR II.

4:00 PM Epstein Barr Virus Mechanisms; Speaker: James Romero (Kenney lab). Blood Research Program Colloquium, 3001A WIMR.

4:45 PM Genetic Diversity in Mycobacterium tuberculosis Populations Isolated from Paired Sputum and Culture Samples; Speaker: Jesse Dabney, PhD, GSTP Postdoc Fellow, Molecular Archaeology Group. GSTP Seminar, 1360 Genetics/Biotechnology Center.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

9:00 AM Advanced Operando Characterization of Designer Materials for Energy Applications; Speaker: Dr. Vicky Doan-Nguyen, Postdoc Fellow, Materials Research Laboratory/California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. CBE Seminar, 3609 Engineering Hall.

12:00 PM Understanding the Mechanisms of Sensory Hypersensitivity in Fragile X Syndrome: From Molecule to Circuit and Behavior; Speaker: Iryna Ethell, PhD, University of California, Riverside. John D. Wiley Seminar, John D. Wiley Conference Center, Waisman Center.

12:00 PM An Inordinate Fondness for Viruses; Speaker: Emma Mohr, Columbia University. MMI Seminar, 1520 MSB.

12:00 PM Occluding Junctions are Master Regulators of Communication Between Stem Cells and Their Niche; Speaker: Dr. Guy Tanentzapt, Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia. Pharmaceutical Sciences Seminar, 1116 Rennebohm Hall.

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