Seminar list for this week: October 10-14

Monday, October 10, 2022

12:00 PM        Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine:  “Newborn screening by whole genome sequencing – opportunities & challenges;” Speaker:  David Bick, MD, PhD, Principal Clinician for the Newborn Genomes Programme at Genomics England.

Join in person:  2798 West Wedge

Join online:

3:00 PM          Biochemistry Colloquium:  “Activity-based proteomics – target and ligand discovery on a global scale;” Speaker:  Benjamin Cravatt, Scripps.

Streamed here:

3:30 PM          McArdle Trainee Seminar:  “Investigating the effects of MCPyVT antigen expression in relevant cell types;” Speaker:  Amanda Loke (Advisor:  Paul Lambert).  “Getting to the core:  single-cell analysis reveals nucleocytoplasmic trafficking dynamics of hepatitis B virus core protein;” Speaker:  Sofia Romero Ferrufino (Advisor:  Nate Sherer).

Join in person:  6571 WIMR


Tuesday, October 11, 2022

12:00 PM        Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Seminar:  “Printing functional human neural tissues;” Speaker:  Dr. Yuanwei Yan, Scientist, Waisman.

Join in person:  DeLuca Forum, WID.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

8:00 AM         Oncology Grand Rounds:  “Systemic toxicity associated with immune checkpoint inhibitors – more questions than answers;” Speaker:  Dr. Kerry Reynolds, MD, Clinical Director, Inpatient Oncology Units; Director, Severe Immunotherapy Complications Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Join via Zoom:

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM    CHGPM Precision Medicine Symposium:  Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Paul Lambert, “How insights gained from studying papillomaviruses helped us understand cancer resistance to immunotherapy.”

Join in person:  HSLC Atrium & Auditorium 1335

For registration and more details, see:  CHGPM Symposium website

11:00 AM       Cancer Biology Seminar – WARF Therapeutics Drug Discovery Series:  “Drugging the undruggable:  lessons from DNA tumor viruses, cancer mutations, and small molecules;” Speaker:  Goutham Narla, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Univ of Michigan Medical School.

Join in person:  1306 HSLC

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12:00 PM        Comparative Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Student Seminar (PBS930):  “Dendritic cell differentiation as progress towards off-the-shelf immunotherapies; Speaker:  Sarah Ferguson (Gumperz lab, MMI).

Join in person:  2255 SVM

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12:00 PM        Neuroscience Seminar:  “Slowing down as we age:  effects of aging in the function of voltage-gated calcium channels in the cardiac pacemaker;” Speaker:  Claudia Moreno, PhD, Washington University.

Join in person:  1345 HSLC

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1:15 PM          Cell and Regenerative Biology Seminar:  “Cardiac vasculature supports heart development and regeneration;” Speaker:  Ching-Ling (Ellen) Lien, PhD, Director; Heart Regeneration Research Laboratory, Dept of Surgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Associate Professor; Surgery and Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine,  University of Southern California.

Join in person:  1345 HSLC

3:30 PM          Genetics Colloquium:  “Genotypic outcomes of the parasexual mating program in the yeast Candida albicans;” Speaker:  Matt Anderson, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University.

Join in person:  Gen/Biotech 1111

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4:00 PM          Statistics Seminar:  “Covariate-informed latent interaction models:  addressing geographic taxonomic bias in predicting bird-plant interactions;” Speaker:  Georgia Papadogeorgou, Assistant Professor, Dept of Statistics, University of Florida.

Join in person:  133 SMI (Service Memorial Institute, 470 N. Charter St.)

4:00 PM          Special Event:  Biochemistry Dept, Wednesday Nite @ the Lab, and WARF present “The Warfarin Story:  Public Discussion and Groundbreaking Ceremony”.

Join in person:  The groundbreaking will be held outdoors at the UW-Madison Biochemistry Courtyard at 4:00 PM.  The indoor presentation and audience Q&A will start at 4:15 PM in 1211 Biochemical Sciences Bldg.



Thursday, October 13, 2022

9:00 AM         Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Seminar:  “Microglial-vascular interactions in health and disease;” Speaker:  Ukpong Eyo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept of Neuroscience, Univ of Virginia.

Join in person:  1335 HSLC.

12:00 PM        Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine Seminar:  “Empowerment through Indigenous research and data management capacity;” Speaker:  Matt Anderson, MD, Associate Professor, Dept of Microbiology and the Dept of Microbial Infection and Immunity, Ohio State.

Join in person:  2798 West Wedge

12:10 PM        Molecular Virology Seminar:  “Antibody evasion drives evolution of neurovirulent polyomavirus;” Speaker:  Prof. Aron Lukacher, Pennsylvania State University.

Join in person:  1211 Biochemical Sciences.

12:30 PM        Evolution Seminar:  “Narrow bottlenecks constrain influenza A virus genetic diversity during direct contact transmission;” Speaker:  Luis Haddock Soto, Grad Student, UW-Madison Cell & Mol Biology.

Join in person:  Genetics/Biotech Auditorium (Room 1111)

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Friday, October 14, 2022

12:00 PM        Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Seminar:  “Graph AI to enable precision medicine;” Speaker:  Marinka Zitnik, Assistant Professor, Dept of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard University.

Join in person:  Genetics/Biotech Auditorium

3:30 PM          Hilldale Lecture:  “Why do germline mutation rates depend on sex and age?;” Speaker:  Molly Przeworski, Columbia University.

Join in person:  Wisconsin Idea Room, Education Bldg, 1000 Bascom Mall

Reception to follow