Spring 2018 Seminar Series

Thursdays at 4:00 P.M., Sanger Hall, Room 3-016 (except as noted)

January 9

Dean’s Seminar 4pm
Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz
Title: “Unraveling the Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Subcellular Organelles”
Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Loudoun County, VA
(Location TBA)

January 18

Daniel Conway, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, VCU
Title: “Mechanical Forces Regulate Epithelial Acini Homeostasis”
(Host: Dr. Clive Baumgarten)

January 25

Ashley Cowart, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, VCU
Title: “Sphingolipid Metabolism and Signaling in Diabetes and Its Complications”
(Host: Dr. Clive Baumgarten)

February 1

Lisa Monteggia, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience, UT Southwestern
Title "Mechanism of Rapid Antidepressant Action"
(Host: Dr. Javier Gonzalez-Maeso)

February 8

Michael X. Zhu, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology, UT-Houston
Title: “Two-pore Channels in Calcium Signaling and Cellular Function”
(Host: Dr. Lei Zhou)

February 14

Dean’s Seminar 4pm

March 1


March 14 Dean's Seminar 4pm
March 22

Christopher Lemmon, VCU Biomedical Engineering
Title: "Mechano-transduction Dynamics at the Cell/Matrix Interface"
(Host: Dr. Roland Pittman)

March 29

Michael R. Ruggieri, Sr., School of Medicine, Dept. of Anatomy and Cell biology,
Temple University

Title: "Bladder, Urethral and Anal Sphincter Re-Innervation Strategies"
(Host: Dr. Liya Qiao)

April 5

James Smyth, Virginia Tech Carillion Research Institute
Title: "Found in Translation: New Insights into Gap Junction Regulation at the RNA Level"
(Host: Dr. Gea-Ny Tseng)

April 11

Dean’s Seminar 4pm
Taekjip Ha, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University
Title: "Advanced Single Molecule Fluorescence Technologies and their Applications"
(Host: Qinglian Liu)

April 12

Rene Olivarez-Navarrete, Department of Biomedical Engineering, VCU
Title: "Cell-Instructive Materials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine"
(Host: Dr. Carlos Escalante)

April 26

Kossiakoff, University of Chicago
Title: "Modifying Biological Function Using Conformational Trapping by Customized Synthetic Antibodies"
(Host: Dr. Qinglian Liu)