Seminar list for this week: April 1-5

Monday, April 1, 2024

3:00 PM          Biochemistry Colloquium:  Structural insights into phase transitions and unpublished experiments from my time in Betty Craig’s lab; Speaker:  James Bardwell, PhD, Prof. of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan.

Join in person:  1211 HFD Biochemical Sciences

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 3:30 PM          McArdle Trainee Seminar:  Polo-like kinase 1 (PLK1) activity controls chromosome activities during mitosis; Speaker:  Zhouyuan Shen (Advisor: Mark Burkard, MD, PhD).

Join in person:  6571 WIMR II


Tuesday, April 2, 2024

12:00 PM        Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Seminar:  One Cell at a Time: Unlocking Fetal Testis Steroidogenesis During the Masculinization Programming Window; Speaker:  Joan Jorgensen DVM, PhD, Assoc. Prof. Comparative Biosciences, UW-Madison.

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

Join via Zoom: (Passcode: 936743)


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

8:00 AM         Oncology Grand Rounds:  NC ProCESS – A Population-Based Cohort of Prostate Cancer Patients to Study Long-Term Outcomes; Speaker:  Ronald Chen, MD, MPH, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, University of Kansas Cancer Center.

Join in person:  1306 HSLC

Join via Zoom:  (Passcode: Grand)

11:00 AM       Cancer Biology Seminar:  Examining the unconventional role of ANG-TEK signaling in pancreatic CAF/ECM unit function; Speaker:  Jaye Gardiner, PhD, Asst. Research Prof., Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Join in person:  1345 HSLC

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 12:00 PM        Neuroscience Seminar:  Delayed Maturation of Somatostatin-mediated Inhibition may Facilitate Life-long Learning; Speaker:  Sandra Kuhlman, PhD, Assoc. Prof, Dept. Physiology and Biophysics, University at Buffalo.

Join in person:  3571 WIMR II

 12:00 PM        Comparative Biomedical Sciences Student Seminar:  TBA; Speaker:  Andie Forsythe (Bartholomay/Paskewitz Labs), SMPH, Pathobiological Sciences, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  2255 School of Veterinary Medicine

 3:30 PM          Genetics Colloquium:  The power of an evolutionary lens for gaining new insights into human complex trait architecture; Speaker:  Sohini Ramachandran, PhD, Prof. of Biology & Data Science and Computer Science, Brown University.

Join in person:  1111 Genetics/Biotechnology Center

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

10:00 AM       Tumor Virology Faculty Candidate Seminar:  Epstein-Barr Virus Regulatory Control of

B Cell Fate at Single-cell Resolution; Speaker:  Elliott SoRelle.

 11:00 AM       Nutritional Sciences Seminar:  Caregiver Goals for the Complementary Feeding Period: Comparisons with the Dietary Guidelines for Children under 2; Speaker:  Susan Johnson, PhD, Prof. of Pediatrics/Nutrition, University of Colorado.

Join in person:  290 Nutritional Sciences

 12:00 PM        Pathology Grand Rounds:  TBA; Speaker:  Luis Z. Blanco Jr., MD, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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 12:10 PM        Molecular Virology Seminar:  Defective viral genomes in COVID-19 patients; Speaker:  Nan Jiang (Yin Lab), Chemical and Biological Engineering, WID, UW-Madison; Heterogeneity of interferon-β

induction during Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection; Speaker:  Machika Kaku (Gaglia Lab), Molecular Virology, MMI, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  1211 Biochemical Sciences

 12:30 PM        Evolution Seminar:  Life lessons from the past: rebuilding earliest biology in the laboratory; Speaker:  Betül Kaçar, Assist. Prof. Bacteriology, UW-Madison.

Join in person:  1360 Genetics/Biotech

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 1:30 PM          Genomics Seminar:  The evolution and consequences of recombination rate variation; Speaker:  Kieran Samuk, PhD, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, University of California-Riverside.

Join in person:  1111 Biotechnology Center

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Friday, April 5, 2024

12:00 PM        Medical Microbiology & Immunology Seminar:  Understanding hantavirus pathogenesis through innate immune activation; Speaker:  Alison Kell, PhD, Asst. Prof., Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of New Mexico.

Join in person:  1420 Microbial Sciences