Seminar list for this week: April 4-April 8, 2022

Monday, April 4

12:00 PM        Comparative Biomedical Sciences PhD Dissertation Defense:  Establishing an in vitro model of skeletal muscle development and aging using human stem cells; Speaker:  Sin-Ruow Tey, SVM – Comparative Biosciences (M. Suzuki lab).

Join in person:  1190 WIMR

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3:30 PM          McArdle Trainee Seminar:  Using patient-derived cancer organoids to predict treatment response for precision medicine strategies; Speaker:  Shirsa Udgata (Advisor:  Dustin Deming, MD).

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Tuesday, April 5

12:00 PM        Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center Seminar:  RNA-regulatory exosome complex is required for erythroid progenitor function and survival in vivo; Speaker:  Isabela Fraga (Bresnick lab).

Join in person:  Orchard View Room – 3rd floor of Discovery Center at WID

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Wednesday, April 6

8:00 AM         Oncology Grand Rounds:  Oncologic PET/MRI at UW:  Current State and Future Directions; Speaker:  Ali Pirasteh, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Associate Chief, MRI, Co-Director, PET/MRI.

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10:30 AM       Cancer Biology Seminar – Hilldale Lecture:  Inflammasomes at the crossroads of basic science and therapeutic translation; Speaker:  Hao Wu, PhD, Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School.

Join in person:  1335 HSLC

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1:00 PM          CRB Seminar:  How to build organs and avoid birth defects:  hedgehog signaling and heterochronic control of complex organ development; Speaker:  Ivan Moskowitz, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Human Genetics; Vice Chair for Research, Pediatrics; University of Chicago.

Join in person:  1309 HSLC.


3:30 PM          Genetics Colloquium:  Retrotransposons and endogenous retroviruses as causal factors on ALS and frontotemporal dementia; Speaker:  Josh Dubnau, Stony Brook University.

Join in person:  1111 Gen/Biotech

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4:00 PM          Statistics Seminar:  Mind the gap:  from predictions to ML-informed decisions; Speaker:  María De Areteaga.

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Thursday, April 7

12:10 PM        Molecular Virology Seminar:  Structure and function of HIV G-quadruplexes; Speaker:  Sarah McMillan, UW Keck Lab.

Join in person:  1211 Biochemical Sciences Building.


1:30 PM          Genomics Seminar:  Predicting transcription factor binding and the effects of viral integration; Speaker:  Michael Hoffman, PhD, Senior Scientist/Associate Professor, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Depts of Medical Biophysics and Computer Science, University Health Network, University of Toronto.

Join in person:  1111 Biotechnology Center Auditorium

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4:00 PM          Neuroscience Seminar (Cranefield Lecture):  A molecule that tastes sour:  function and structure of the proton channel OTOP1; Speaker:  Emily Liman, PhD, USC.

Join in person:  1345 HSLC



Friday, April 8

12:00 PM        BMI Seminar:  Model misspecification in microbiome studies; Speaker:  Amy Willis, University of Washington.

Join in person:  Biotech Center Auditorium

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