Seminar list for this week: February 19-23

Monday, February 19, 2024

10:00 AM       Tumor Virology Seminar:  Defining the Mechanisms of Action of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus in Tumorigenesis; Speaker:  Megan Spurgeon, PhD, Senior Scientist, Oncology, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  1335 HSLC

 12:00 PM        Precision Medicine Seminar:  Dissecting genome organization and stability dysregulation in metastatic prostate cancer; Speaker:  Veronica Rodriguez Bravo, PhD, Mayo Clinic.

Join in person:  2798 WIMR West Wedge Room

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 3:00 PM          Biochemistry Colloquium:  Rethinking the cellular response to heat stress; Speaker:  D. Allan Drummond, Assoc. Prof. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Chicago.

Join in person:  1211 HFD Biochemistry Sciences

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 3:30 PM          McArdle Trainee Seminar:  Versican proteolysis as a potential biomarker for immune cell infiltration across cancers; Speaker:  Somak Chaudhuri (Advisor: Dustin Deming, MD); Investigating the Impact of Aneuploidy on Cellular Fitness in Cancer Evolution; Speaker:  Sherry Bradford (Advisor: Mark Burkard, MD, PhD).

Join in person:  6571 WIMR II

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

12:00 PM        Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Seminar:  Context Specific Effects of Common Genetic Variation on Molecular and Cellular Traits; Speaker:  Justin Wolter, PhD, Asst. Prof. of Medical Genetics, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  Discovery Center at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID)

Join via Zoom: (Passcode: 936743)

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

8:00 AM          Oncology Grand Rounds:  ASH Updates – Part 3; Speakers: Eliot Williams, MD, PhD, Prof. Dept. of Medicine; Moniba Nazeef, MD, Asst. Prof. Dept. of Medicine; John Sheehan, MD, Assoc. Prof. Dept. of Medicine, Luke Zurbriggen, MD, Medical Oncologist, Dept. of Medicine.

Join in person:  1306 HSLC

Join via Zoom:  (Passcode: Grand)

11:00 AM       Cancer Biology Seminar: Fatty acid metabolism as a barrier of RT-induced anti-tumor immunity against glioblastoma; Speaker:  Claire Vanpouille-Box, PhD, Asst. Prof. Cell Biology in Radiation Oncology, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Join in person:  1335 HSLC

Join via Zoom: (Passcode: 629651)

12:00 PM        Neuroscience Seminar:  Cones and cone pathways remain functional in advanced retinal degeneration; Speaker:  Alapakkam Sampath, PhD, Dept. Ophthalmology & Neurobiology, UCLA.

Join in person:  3571 WIMR II

12:00 PM        Comparative Biomedical Sciences Student Seminar:  Understanding Genetic Predisposition to Myelodysplastic Syndromes due to Variation in the RNA Helicase DDX41; Speaker:  Christina Jurotich (Advisor: Dr. Emery Bresnick), Cell and Regen Biology, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  101 Hansen Labs, School of Veterinary Medicine

3:30 PM          Genetics Colloquium:  Everything old is new again: Challenges in polyploidy evolutionary genetics for increasing ecosystem resilience; Speaker:  George Tiley, PhD, Marie Curie Fellow at Kew.

Join in person:  1111 Genetics/Biotechnology Center

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

9:00 AM          Pathology Seminar:  Investigation of metabolic alterations in Type 2 diabetes; Speaker:  Ben Wancewicz, CMP Graduate Student (Ge Lab), UW-Madison.

Join in person:  1345 Health Sciences Learning Center

11:00 AM       Nutritional Sciences Seminar:  Advancing Culturally Responsive Mentorship; Speaker:  Angela Byars-Winston, PhD, MA, Prof. General Internal Medicine, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  290 Nutritional Sciences

12:10 PM        Molecular Virology Seminar:  Gammaherpesviruses and innate immunity; Speaker:  Blossom Damania, PhD, Prof. Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina.

Join in person:  1211 Biochemical Sciences

12:30 PM        Evolution Seminar:  The Epigenetics Revolution: How Epigenetics Links Environment and Genes; Speaker:  Hasan Khatib, PhD, Prof. Animal and Dairy Sciences, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

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Friday, February 23, 2024

12:00 PM        John D. Wiley Seminar:  The Brain Gene Registry: An IDDRC Resource for Rare Disease Research; Speaker: Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis.

Join in person:  T216 John D. Wiley Conference Center.