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November Events & Seminars

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology & Biochemistry

Faculty Search Seminar

Helena Safavi

Research Assistant Professor
Univeristy of Utah

"Next-Generation Drug Discovery and Design from Venoms"

Thursday, November 16, 2017

501 BPRB 10:00AM

Bioscience

Accepting Molecular Biology PHD or Biological Chemistry PHD Applications for Fall 2018!

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Applications Due December 1, 2017

Financial and Employment Challenges

Facing Graduate Students & Adjuncts

lecture & panel discussion

Knowledge is Power?

Employment at a University can have many challenges at the adjunct, postdoc, and graduate student level. Join us for a presentation by Professor Mauro Caraccioli of Virginia Tech regarding his past activism on behalf of graduate students and the current issues facing adjunct professors and graduate students. Following the presentation, we will have a panel discussion including University representatives and a Q&A session.

Lecture & Panel

Monday, November 13
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Student Union Bldg - Parlor A

For more information, contact the Graduate School at info@gradschool.utah.edu

The Department of Pathology
— PRESENTS —
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Presented by

Gang Li, Ph.D.

Instructor
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

“From GWAS to Functional SNPs and to Mechanisms”

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 12:00 p.m.
HSEB Alumni Hall

Ophthalmology Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series 

Deborah Ferrington, PhD

Professor, Elaine & Robert Larson Endowed Vision

Research Chair

Univ. of Minnesota Medical School, Dept. of Ophth. & Visual Neurosciences

The Pathology of Age-Related Macular Degenera7on Involves Altered Bioenerge7cs in the Re7nal Pigment Epithelium

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium

Date: November 8, 2017

Time: 4:00-5:00 pm

IMMUNOLOGY, INFLAMMATION, & INFECTIOUS DISEASE SEMINAR SERIES

Patricia Ernst, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Pre-clinical Associate Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program
University of Colorado
 

"H3K4 methyltransferase function in hematopoiesis and leukemia"

Friday, November 3, 2017

12:15 - 1:15PM

HSEB 2680

Host: Dean Tantin

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Jenna Goodrum

Graduate Student

Department of Biochemistry – Adam Hughes Lab

“Rsp5/Nedd4 Regulates Mitochondrial Structure in Response to Metabolic Stress”

November 2, 2017
HSEB 2600
4:00 – 5:00PM

 

College of Pharmacy

Satish Nair, PhD

Director
Center for Biophsyics & Quantitative Biology
I.C. Gunsalus Chair & Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Institute for Genomic Biology
University of Illinois
 
"Turning Linear Peptides into Cyclic Drugs"

Thursday, November 16, 2017

4:00PM in HSEB 3515B

Department of Biochemistry

PhD Thesis Defense

Raghav Kalia

BS Delhi University
MS Jawaharlal Nehru University
 

"Necleotide-Mediated Allostery and Adaptor Binding by the Mitochondrial Fission Dynamin"

 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
1:00PM
HSEB 3515B

SOM

Terrie Taylor, DO

University Distinguished Professor
Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties
Michigan State University

“Understanding the Pathogenesis of Pediatric Cerebral Malaria: More Pieces of the Puzzle”

November 14, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Host: Tracey Lamb, Pathology

 The Department of Pathology
— PRESENTS —
Faculty Candidate Seminar
Presented by

Ye Grace Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University

“Circumnavigating the RNA World:
Circular RNA Immunity”

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 12:00 p.m.
Kjeldsberg Conference Room, JMRB 1200

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Katie Drerup, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
National Institute of Child Health Development
 

"Regulation of retrograde mitochondrial transport in axons"

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

4:00PM

EIHG Auditorium

Human Genetics Seminar Series Presents

NEEDHI BHALLA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of MCD Biology

University of California, Santa Cruz

“A Tale of Two Checkpoints”

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

12:00 NOON

EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

 

Department of Chemistry

MATERIALS COLLOQUIUM

Howard Katz PhD

Professor 
John Hopkins University
 

"Polymer-Dopant Synergies for Thermoelectric Performance in Sustainable Materials"

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

10:45 AM 4630 TBBC

Host: Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

 Make some Industry connections!

Gilead

Monica Tijerina & Scott Mitchell from Gilead will give an overview of pharmaceutical development with a case study and talk about Gilead as a company.   There will be a Q&A period and they would like to mingle and get to meet with as many people as possible.

Date:  Thursday, November 2nd

Time: 1:30-3:00pm

Location:  HSEB 1750

  

DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY PRESENTS:

Faculty Candidate Seminar

Gang Li, PhD

Instructor
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Thusday, November 16, 2017

13:00 PM

HSEB Alumni Hall

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Andrew W. Norris, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

University of Iowa

“Digging up the many roots of cystic fibrosis related diabetes”

4:00 – 5:00PM

November 9, 2017

HSEB 2600

Department of Chemistry

Bio/Org Seminar

Mitsuhiko Shionoya

University of Tokyo

"Metal-based Supramolecular Array, Space, and Motion"

Thursday, November 9, 2017

10:45AM 4630 TBBC

Host: Cynthia Burrows

GIG

Sherwood Casjens

Department of Pathology

“My Love Affair with Bacteriophage
(and by the way they are relevant too)”

Monday, November 6, 2017
4:15 PM
Kjeldsberg Conference Room
Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

Department of Chemistry

Physical Seminar

Peter G. Kusalik

Department of Chemistry
University of Calgary

"Molecular Simulations of Crystallization and Self-Assembly"

Monday, November 13, 2017

TBBC 4630

4:00PM

Host: Valeria Molinero

 

Biology
Department of Biology Seminar 
TEP Faculty Candidate Seminar

Phyllis D. Coley, Ph.D.

University of Utah

“Is the high diversity in tropical forests driven by the interactions between plants and their pests”

Thursday, November 2

4:00-5:00 PM

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

October Events & Seminars

 Chem

BIOLOGICAL SEMINAR

William J Placzek

University of Alabama Birmingham

"Characterizing a new protein binding motif: Reverse-BH3 interactions with MCL1"

THURSDAY-OCTOBER 26, 2017

10:45 am   4630 TBBC

Biology

TEP Faculty Candidate Seminar

Janice L. Robertson, Ph.D.

University of Iowa 

“Driving forces of membrane protein assembly in membranes”

Thursday, October 26
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Brandon Buckway, Ph.D.

Senior PET Radiochemist
Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging
Huntsman Cancer Institute,
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Utah

“Theranostic Radiopharmaceuticals for Positron Emission Tomography (PET)”

Monday, October 23, 2017
HSEB 4100B
4:00PM – 5:00PM

SACNAS

 Come See Us At SACNAS 2017!

Booth 813

Salt Palace Convention Center
100 S W Temple, Salt Lake City

"2017 SACNAS is proud to invite you to beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. Bordered by the Great Salt Lake, and the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges, there is plenty to see between conference sessions and workshops!"

Biology

Karl Thompson, Ph.D.

Howard University

tRNA modifications necessary for optimal gene expression of global regulators in E. coli”

Thursday, October 19
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

ChemANALYTICAL SEMINAR

Jean-François Masson

University of Montreal

"Plasmonic nanobiosensors: From therapeutic drug and environmental Monitoring to optophysiology of living cells"

MONDAY-OCTOBER 16, 2017

4:00 pm room 4630 TBBC

Biology

Department of Biology Seminar

Marcus Stensmyr, Ph.D.

Lund University

“Where the wild flies are: olfactory ecology of Drosophila”

Thursday, October 12
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

FACULTY SEARCH SEMINAR

Kristi J. Warren, PhD  

Instructor
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Sex differences in asthma linked to group 2 innate lymphoid cell activation

Wednesday October 11, 2017  HSEB 2120
1:00 P.M.     

HGSS

MAULIK PATEL, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Vanderbilt University

“Transmission Dynamics of Mitochondrial Mutations and Their Functional Consequences”

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

Chem

PHYSICAL COLLOQUIUM

Andrei Tokmakoff

University of Chicago

"The Dynamics of Protons in Liquid Water Viewed through Ultrafast IR Spectroscopy”

MONDAY-OCTOBER 02, 2017

4:00 pm 4630 TBBC

 

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Gwenael Layec, PhD

Department, Internal Medicine
University of Utah
VA Medical Center

“Is skeletal muscle metabolism and O2 availability impaired in patients with COPD? Insight from in vivo MR Spectroscopy”

Thursday, October 26, 207

4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 2600

SOM

Nels Elde, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Human Genetics
School of Medicine
University of Utah

Evolutionary Innovations from Biological Collisions”

October 24, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Chem

ANALYTICAL/PHYSICAL SEMINAR

Scott K. Shaw

Assistant Professor
The University of Iowa

"Measuring Molecules Near Surfaces: Better than a Needle in a Haystack"

MONDAY-OCTOBER 23, 2017
4:00 pm   4630 TBBC

Biochem

Xuewu Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Biophysics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Signaling and regulation mechanisms of the guidance receptor plexin

Friday, October 20th, 2017
12:00 pm
HSEB 2600

Chem

ORGANIC/BIORGANIC SEMINAR

Simon B. Blakey

Emory University

“Oxidative C-H Functionalization”

THURSDAY-OCTOBER 19. 2017
10:45 am   4630 TBBC

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

Jennifer L Weidhaas, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Utah

''Human health risks from waterborne pathogens: an environmental engineering perspective''

Friday, October 13, 2017
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m
HSEB 2680

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Milind Chalishazar

Graduate Research Assistant
Oncological Sciences – Trudy G. Oliver Lab
Huntsman Cancer Institute

“MYC-driven small cell lung cancer exhibits unique metabolic and therapeutic vulnerabilities”

Thursday, October 12, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 2600

BiologyBrian Dilkes, Ph.D.

Purdue University

“Genetics as atom smasher: testing longstanding hypotheses at gene level resolution”

Thursday, October 5

4:00-5:00 PM

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Seminars in Metabolism presents:

Karina Vazquez-Arreguin

Graduate Research Assistant
Microbiology & Immunology – Dean Tantin Lab
University of Utah

“The Role of Oct1 in intestinal stem cells and cancer?

Thursday, October 5, 2017

4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 2600

Department of Biochemistry

The biochemistry seminar Series presents:

Benjamin Tu, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

"Unexpected functions for epigenetic modifications on chromatin"

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
4:00PM
HSEB 3515B
Host: Adam Hughes
hughes@biochem.utah.edu
 
Pharmacology & Toxicology
Faculty Candidate Seminar

Dr. Bokai Zhu

Baylor College of Medicine

Unveiling ‘Musica Universalis’ Of The Cell 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
501 BPRB (Biopolymer)
1:30 PM

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

Robert Ernst, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
University of Maryland - Baltimore

"Structure Matters - Engineering bacteria to benefit the host''

Friday, October 27, 2017

12: 15p m -1 15 p m

HSEB 2680

SciComm Fair

October 23, 2017

The SciComm Fair brings attention to science communication resources from across campus that help grad students and postdocs up their communication game. As part of the day of Science Communication Events, the SciComm Fair will showcase NPR’s science correspondents Joe Palca and Madeline Sofia, local experts in communicating research, and a diverse array of campus programs.

1:00 – 3:30   |  USTAR (SMBB) Atrium
Joe’s Big Idea: How to get the Most out of Being a FoJBI with Madeline Sofia
Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

Robert Ernst, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
University of Maryland - Baltimore

"Structure Matters - Engineering bacteria to benefit the host''

Friday, October 27, 2017

12: 15p m -1 15 p m

HSEB 2680

Chem

ORGANIC SEMINAR

Nadine Kuhl

Senior Scientist
Merck Research Labs, Rahway, New Jersey

“Development of a Commercial Manufacturing Route for Verubecestat”

FRIDAY-OCTOBER 20, 2017

1:30 pm   4630 TBBC

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Rana Gupta, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department, Internal Medicine Touchstone Diabetes Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas

“Regulation of Adipose Tissue Development and Remodeling in Obesity”

Thursday, October 19, 207

4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 2600

Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Jessica Kramer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Utah
Bioengineering Department

“Glycocalyx Engineering with Synthetic Glycopolypeptides”

Monday, October 16, 2017
HSEB 4100B
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
DISERTATION DEFENSE SEMINAR

Erica C. Larson

PHD Candidate
University of Utah

Improving Therapeutic Strategies against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and HIV  

Friday, October 13, 2017
Room: HSEB 2680
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am

Steven R. Cummings, MD

Director, San Francisco Coordinating Center

Research Scientist- California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute

Professor of Medicine- Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Emeritus

University of California, San Francisco

 “Arbitrary Diagnoses: The Cases of Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia”

October 10, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

SEMINAR 

Cecilia G. Sanchez PhD  

Assistant Professor
Section of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care, Dept. Medicine

Tulane University

Geroscience in the Development of New Therapeutic Tools against Pulmonary Fibrosis

Thursday, October 5, 2017
501 BPRB
11:30 A.M.   

 

September Events & Seminars

 

Biology

RPT Seminar

Colin Dale, PhD

University of Utah

“Degeneration and Adaptation in the Cradle of Symbiosis”

Thursday, September 28
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Department of Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry Presents:

The Rising Star Symposium

Thusday, September 21st

Session 1: Chemical Biology
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
HSEB 3515B
Break for Lunch
Session 2: Protein Design
2:00 - 5:00PM
HSEB 2680

 

Friday, September 22nd

Session 1: Metabolism
9:00AM - 1:00PM
HSEB 3515B
Break for Lunch
Sessions 2: Structure/Imaging
2:10P- 4:30PM
HSEB 3515B

 

featuring

Keynote Speaker:

Erik Jorgensen, PhD

University of Utah

"Bending Membranes during Ultrafast Endocytosis"

The Division of oncology presents: 
Oncology Faculty Candidate

Kara Maxwell, MD, PhD

Department of Hematology/Oncology The University of Pennsylvania

"Inherited Genetics in Breast and Ovarian Tumorigenesis and Treatment"

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
12:00PM
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Research North 4 Large Conference Room
Hosted by: 
Dr. Lynn Henry
Oncology Division Interim Chief
Neuro

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

Kim McAllister, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurobiology
University of California, Davis

“Novel roles for immune molecules in brain development and disease”

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

4:00 pm

EIHG Auditorium

Health U of U
Human Genetics Seminar Series Presents: 

Bradly R. Cairns, PhD

"Totipotency: Insights from Germline Stem Cells and Ealry Embryos"

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

12PM 

EIHG 1st Floor Auditorium

Hosted by: Charlie Murtaugh

 

 

 

 

 

SIM

“Interorganellar communication between peroxisomes and mitochondria”

  By:  Esther Nuebel, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow
Research  Specialist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
University of Utah

 &

“Vms1 roles in mitochondrial and ribosomal quality control”

By:  Eric Fredrickson, PhD

Post-doctoral Fellow
Department of Biochemistry – Rutter Lab
University of Utah

Thursday, September 28

4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 2600

Zebrafish Interest Group presents:

Kristin Artinger, PhD

Professor
Department of Craniofacial Biology
University of Colorado Denver

"Regulation of Neural Crest Migration in Zebrafish"

Monday, Septebmer 18, 2017
12:00PM
HSEB 4100B

Contact Kristen Kwan with questions!

kmkwan@genetics.utah.edu

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE SYMPOSIUM 

Frontiers in Cancer Prevention, Research, and Therapy” 

Friday, September 15, 2017 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

HCI George and Dolores Doré Eccles Auditorium

6th floor, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Department of Chemistry

Parry Inorganic Colloquium

Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern University

Charles E. & Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry & Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Vladimir N. Ipatieff, Professor of Catalytic Chemistry 

"Surface Science Meets Momogeneous Catalysis: Cooperative Properties of Electrophilic Organometallic Ensembles"

Tuesday, September, 5, 2017

10:45 AM

4630 TBBC

Host: Joel S. Miller

 

Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Disease Seminar Series

Floyd Wormley, PhD

Professor and Associate Dean of Resarech & Graduate Studies, The University of Texas at San Antonio

"Induction of Memory-like Responses by Innate Cells against Cryptococcus neoformans in vivo"

Friday, September 1, 2017
12:15 - 1:15PM
HSEB 2680

 

 

 

 

 

PPChemGlen Kwon, PhD

Professor
Jens T. Carstensen Distinguished Chair Professor
School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences Division
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

“Injectable Polymeric Micelles and Gels for Poorly Water-soluble Anticancer Drug Combinations”

Monday, September 25, 2017
HSEB 4100B
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Department of Biology
Seminar Series Presents:

RPT Seminar

Richard M. Clark, PhD

Associate Profesor
Department of Biology
University of Utah
 

"Genetic underpinnings of environmental adaptation in an extreme generalist herbivore"

Thursday, September 14, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

BioscienceBIOSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Marriott University Park Hotel

1:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DON SUMMERS MEMORIAL LECTURE

Tom Cech, University of Colorado, Boulder

Registration Required:

http://www.bioscience.utah.edu/forms/symposium/index.php

 
Department of Biochemistry
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents:

Cole Haynes, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School
 

"Mitochondrial stress responses, innate immunity and toxic genomes"

Monday, September 11, 2017
4:00PM
HSEB 3515B
Host: Jared Rutter
 
Contact Jared with Quetions:
rutter@biochem.uta.edu

Department of Chemistry

Ryan Looper

Henery Eyring Associate Professor, University of Utah Chemistry 

"Engineering the Aminohexose-Cytosine Antibiotics as Selective P-site Inhibitors"

Thursday, September 7, 2017

10:45 AM

4630 TBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

August Events & Seminars

Please join Recursion Pharmaceuticals and BioUtah for our

Women in Science and Technology Series

Dr. Ana Maria Lopez

Thursday, August 3, 2017
5:00-6:30 PM
630 S Komas Drive Suite 300

Dr. Lopez is the Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, Director of Cancer Health Equity at Huntsman Cancer Institute, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Click Here to RSVP

Department of Chemistry

Department of chemistry presents

Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

"Fundamentals, state-of-the-art, and recent trends in nanostructured materials for energy and electronic applications"

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
10:45AM TBBC 4630


 

Neurobiology

The  Neurobiology and Anatomy Department presents a special seminar:

Helen Lai, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center

“Elucidating the logic of somatosensory-motor networks”

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series

Alan L. Scott, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

“Worms in the Lungs: Macrophages and Dysregulated Wound Repair”

Friday, August 25, 2017
12:15p.m. -1:15 p.m.
HSEB 2680

Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS & PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY PRESENTS

"The drug delivery field at the inflection point: Why we need to change"

Kinam Park, PhD

Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Pharmaceutics Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana
Monday, August 28,2017
4:00PM - 5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry presents

Eric Schmidt

Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Adjunct Professor Of Biology

"Generation of chemical diversity via biosyntheis"

Thursday, August 31, 2017
10:45AM TBBC 4630
Department of Biology
Department of biology presents

Markus Babst, PhD

"Calcium Regulates Yeast Metabolism" 

Thusday, August 31, 2017

4:00 - 5:00 PM

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

University of Utah Health

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Ling He, MB, PhD

Assistant Professor, Deparment of Pediatrics and Pharmacolgy John Hopkins School of Medicine

"Coactivators regulate hepatic glucose metabolism and insulin signaling"

Thursday, August 31 2017
4:00 - 5:00PM
HSEB 2600

 

 

July Events & Seminars

CRISPR-RNP Transfection Workshop

This Workshop will present two days of morning informational seminars dicussing the use of CRISPR-RNP technology in cell culture cells from design, optimization, and delivery. Along with a Keynote address by Dr. Dana Carroll on the ethical and societal issues of the use of CRISPR technologies. Informational seminars will be open to all researchers.

Contact the Mutation Generation and Detection Core at mutrus@genetics.utah.edu

Thursday, July 27

Friday, July 28

Eccles Auditorium, EIHG

Presented by the Mutation Generation and Detection Core, The Center for Iron and Heme Disorders, and The Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Sponsored by Lonza and Integrated DNA Technologies

HGSS

Special Seminar 

Robert Johnston, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Johns Hopkins University

“Stochastic Patterning of Photoreceptors in Fly and Human Retinas”

1:00 PM, Thursday July 20
EIHG Auditorium

Hosted by Nitin Phadnis

 Nano

The Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry along with The Nano Institute Presents:

Professor Shinji Sakuma, Ph.D.

Setsunan University
Osaka, Japan

"Cell Penetrating Peptide-Linked Polymers as a Novel Enhancement Tool for Mucosal Vaccination and Absorption"

Friday, July 14, 2017
HSEB 5100B
11:00am – Noon

Hosted by Professor Jindřich Kopeček

Cell Sheet

July 18 - 19

Global Symposium: Cell Sheet Clinical Translation for Regenerative Medicine

This is the first Global Symposium on Cell Sheet Tissue Translation for Regenerative Medicine, where global experts from Tokyo, Sweden, Korea and the University of Utah will gather and introduce their latest achievements in science and clinical applications. Contact Katie Peacock at Katie.Peacock@hsc.utah.edu ​to register.

 

June Events & Seminars

HGSS

Human Genetics Seminar Series Presents

LOUIS M. KUNKEL, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School and
The Boston Children’s Hospital

“Genetic Modifiers of Muscular Dystrophy as Targets for Therapy”

Tuesday June 6, 2017
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

Dr. Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH

Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Nutrition Research at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Breaking the Obesity-Breast Cancer Link: New Targets and Strategies

Monday, June 5th at 12pm in the HCH Altaview Conference room

Biochemistry

A Seminar by Faculty Candidate

Peter S. Shen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Utah

Structural basis of protein translocation by the Vps4 AAA ATPase

Thursday, June 1, 2017
2:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

SIM

Seminars in Metabolism Presents the Hatch Scholar Recipients:

“Oct-1 and OCA-B as potential targets for T1D pathogenesis”

By: Heejoo Kim

Graduate Research Assistant
Microbiology and Immunology
University of Utah

&

“Minimizing the Fear of Hypoglycemia"

By: Candace Reno, PhD

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Molecular Medicine Program
University of Utah

Thursday, June 1, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 2600

May Events & Seminars

SOM

Kathleen A. Cooney, M.D.

H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah
School of Medicine
Huntsman Cancer Institute

“Prostate Cancer Susceptibility Genes: From Bench to Bedside”

May 23, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

BioscienceAnnual State of the Program Meeting

Monday, May 15, 2017

2:00 p.m.
HSEB 1730

SIM

Hongxia Ren, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine

“Orphan Receptor Gpr17 Regulates Appetite and Glucose Metabolism-Identifying Novel CNS Targets for Metabolic Disease Therapy”

May 11, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

SIM

Dipayan Chaudhuri, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah

“Mitochondrial cardiomyopathies feature enhanced mitochondrial calcium signaling”

May 4, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine And Molecular Medicine

Presents Faculty Candidate

Aaron Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado, Denver

Integration of muscle morphogenesis with muscle disease

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
11:00 am
HSEB 4100B

HGSSMEGAN DENNIS, Ph.D.

UC Davis Genome Center Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine University of California, Davis School of Medicine

“Complex genomic variation and its role in human evolution and disease”

Tuesday May 2, 2017
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

SIMWilliam Holland, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Touchstone Diabetes Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

“Lipid Sensing in the Pancreatic Alpha Cell”

May 25, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM
HSEB 2600

Biochem

Rebecca Haeusler, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor of Pathology & Cell Biology
Columbia University

Insulin regulates cholesterol metabolism through FoxO transcription factors

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

HGSS

SUSAN STROME, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor
Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz

“Transmission of an Epigenetic “Memory of Germline” from Parents to Offspring in C. elegans”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

GMaP

GIG

Genetics Training Program

2017 Retreat

May 8-9, The Lodges at Deer Valley

Registration Deadline: Wednesday April 26, 2017

 All members of the U of U research community are invited.

Accommodations provided by the Genetics Training Program.

Extended Evening Poster Session!

Present a poster & Highlight your poster's story during day sessions.

Register at: http://gtg2.genetics.utah.edu

Please refer to the web site for more information about poster presentations and childcare; for additional questions, contact David Grunwald (grunwald@genetics.utah.edu)

SOM

Richard Flavell, Ph.D., F.R.S.

HHMI Investigator and Sterling Professor
Department of Immunobiology
Yale University
School of Medicine

“The role of inflammasomes in antiviral response and the innate immune sensing of genomic integrity”

May 9, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

N&A

Nirao Shah, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University

“Nature and Nurture: Control of innate sexually dimorphic behavior”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

 

 

CCSG

Informal Seminar

TILL BÖCKING, PHD

Single Molecule Science & ARC Center of Excellence in Advanced Imaging,
School of Medical Science,
University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia

“A Novel Fluorescence-based HIV Uncoating Assay to Survey the Effects of Capsid-binding Proteins at the Single-particle Level.”

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
1:00pm, Room 206 JFB

Kjeldsberg

Symposium: Unraveling Genetic Modifiers of Muscular Dystrophy

24 May 2017
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, 1st Floor Auditorium

Program Objective: To understand the process of identifying genetic modifiers of disease severity in Mendelian disorders.

Session One:Genetic Modifiers in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Session Two:Genetic Modifiers in Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Session Three: Genetic Modifiers in Myotonic DystrophySession Four: Genetic Modifiers in Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy
Closing Remarks: Kevin Flanigan, MD, Ohio State University

Sponsored by the Utah Program for Inherited Neuromuscular Disorders (UPIN), the School of Medicine Neuromuscular Division, and the Neuroscience Initiative

Please contact Erin DeSpain (erind@genetics.utah.edu) with questions

SIM

Claudio Villanueva, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah School of Medicine

“Liver-derived acylcarnitines fuel adaptive thermogenesis”

May 18, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM
HSEB 2600

RNA IG

Jay Hesselberth

U. of Colorado School of Medicine

Genetics and genomics
of RNA repair

Tuesday, May 16th
4:00 pm

HSEB 1750

Membrane Trafficking Symposium 2017

May 10, ASB 210 (Biology)

8:30 Jared Rutter

9am Phyllis Hanson (WUSTL)

10am Diane Downhour (Elde Lab)

11am Chris Hill

11:30 Michael Kay

1pm Sean Merrill (Jorgensen Lab)

1:30 Markus Babst

2pm Max Schuler (Hughes/Shaw Lab)

2:30 Vivian Budnik (UMASS)

Joe Alcock, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of New Mexico

“Bribery, coercion, and cooperation in the microbiome”

Tuesday, May 9
2:30-3:30 PM
EIHG Auditorium

2017 Hematology and Metals in Biology Symposium

Friday, May 5th

HSEB 5100B

7:45 am -3:15 pm

Breakfast and Lunch Available for Attendees

Sponsored by the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, the Departments of Medicine, Division Hematology, and Biochemistry and NIDDK‐sponsored CIHD Cores and T32 Hematology Training Program
Contact diane.mcveyward@path.utah.edu or betty.leibold@genetics.utah.edu

Human GeneticsEccles Institute of Human Genetics
Department of Human Genetics

Presents Thesis Defense By

Jonathan M. Downie

"Surveying the Genetic Risk Landscape of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in the Era of Next-Generation Sequencing"

Wednesday May 3, 2017

11:00 AM

Eccles Auditorium

 

 

 

April Events & Seminars

SIM

Tibiabin Benitez-Santana

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Molecular Medicine Program
University of Utah

“Role of LXRs in intestinal lipid handing”

April 27, 2017
4:00-5:00 pm, HSEB

SOM

Mark Krasnow, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
HHMI Investigator
Stanford University School of Medicine

“Elucidating Lung Development, Stem Cells, and Cancer at Single Cell Resolution”

April 25, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Chem

MATERIALS SEMINAR

Dr. Matthew G. Moffitt

Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of Victoria, Canada

MONDAY-APRIL 24, 2017
4:00pm
4630 TBBC

"Controlling Structure and Function of Hierarchical Polymeric Nanoparticles: from Molecular Mimics to Microfluidics"

Biochem

Daniel Wall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular Biology
University of Wyoming

"Self-recognition, cellular exchange and social consequences in Myxococcus xanthus"

Monday, April 24th, 2017
4:00 pm HSEB 1750

GIG

Bonnie Bassler

HHMI Investigator
Chair, Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton University

"Bacterial Quorum Sensing and its Control"

Monday, April 17, 2017
4:00 PM
Eccles Auditorium,
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Onc Sci

 Jane Johnson, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Neuroscience
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Lineage-specific transcription regulators in neural and neuroendocrine cancers"

April 13, 2017
12:00PM
HCI 3 South Conference Room

CPSS

Dr. Anna Sherwood

Director of Research and Development Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp.

Friday, April 14, 2017
12pm - Presentation and Discussion
Shoreline Conference Room (6th floor Huntsman Cancer Hospital)

Small group lunch with presenter
following presentation RSVP to
adriana.rodriguez@hci.utah.edu

SOM

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

President
Rockefeller University

 “The Genetic Architecture of Human Disease from Next/GEN Sequencing”

April 11, 2017
EIHG Auditorium 4 PM

Chemistry

ANALYT/PHYS SEMINAR

Ryan J. White

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
UMBC

"Developing Specific Electrochemical Sensing and Imaging Platforms Inspired by Biology"

MONDAY-APRIL 10, 2017

4:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC

SIM

Adriana Vieira de Abreu, PhD

Sr. Laboratory Specialist
Molecular Medicine Program
University of Utah

“Screening for Novel Hypoglycemia Unawareness Treatments”

Thursday, April 6, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

 

Chem

BIO/ORG SEMINAR

Jikui Song

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of California – Riverside

THURSDAY-APRIL 27, 2017
10:45 am
4630 TBBC

“Mechanistic Basis of Mammalian DNA Methylation”

Biology

Martin Horvath, Ph.D.

Department of Biology, University of Utah

“Biology in Macromolecular Structure”

Thursday, April 27
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Biology

Robbie Wilson, Ph.D.

University of Queensland

“Measuring success in nature and sport: how animals perform and why it matters”

Thursday, April 20
4:00 PM

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

SIM

Elizabeth A. Leibold, PhD

Professor, Internal Medicine
Adjunct, Oncological Science
Division of Hematology
University of Utah

“Iron regulatory protein 2 is required for maintaining mitochondrial and ER function in pancreatic β cells”

April 20, 2017

4:00-5:00 pm, HSEB 2948

HGSS

Antonio J. Giraldez, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Genetics
Yale University School of Medicine

“Uncovering New Regulatory Codes During Embryonic Development”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

Chemistry

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SEMINAR

Ellen R. Fisher        

Professor and Senior Faculty Advisor
Office of the Vice President for Research

"Confessions of a Gas-Phase Chemist in a Materials World"

MONDAY-APRIL 17, 2017
4:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC

SIM

Stavros G. Drakos, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Nora Eccles Treadwell Investigator
Co-Director Heart Failure and Transplant Section
Director of CV Research, Division of Cardiology
University of Utah

Understanding how mechanical circulatory support can recover a failing heart”

Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

 

Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D., University of Utah

"Ultrafast endocytosis at synapses

Thursday, April 13
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology

Chemistry

 BIOLOGICAL SEMINAR

Remo Rohs

Molecular and Computational Biology Program
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Southern California

"Integrating Genomics and Structural Biology Reveals Mechanisms of Gene Regulation"

THURSDAY-APRIL 13, 2017

10:45 am 4630 TBBC

Biology

Wayne Potts, Ph.D.

University of Utah

“Influence of host and pathogen genetic diversity on virulence evolution”

Thursday, April 6
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

Mark Yandell, Ph.D.

Founder, IDbyDNA Inc.
Professor of Human Genetics
H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair
Co-Director, USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery
Technical Director, Utah Genome Project
University of Utah

“From Bench, to the Bedside,
and Onward to the Market:
Commercializing Academic Software”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

HSEB 4100 C HSEB Building

 DBTA

2017 Developmental Biology
Training Grant Retreat

FRI, April 28, 2pm
EIHG Auditorium
Suzanne Paradis
PHD, Associate Professor of Biology,
Brandeis University
“Signaling pathways that
instruct rapid changes in
neuronal connectivity.”

Sat, April 29
Silver Lake Lodge,
Deer Valley Resort
Anthony B. Firulli
PHD, Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University
“Building a Heart Hand by Hand.”

Poster Session (with prizes!) and Dinner
RSVP or further info: Teresa Upton | tupton@genetics.utah.edu

Please join Recursion Pharmaceuticals for our
Women in Science and Technology Series
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:00-6:30 PM
630 S Komas Drive Suite 300

“Pathways (and stumbling blocks)
to success in science”

Presentation by Anne Carpenter, PhD,
Principal Investigator, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

For more information, please contact Bettina at bettina.franz@recursionpharma.com

Learn more about Recursion Pharmaceuticals at www.recursionpharma.com     

Chemistry

RAGSDALE COLLOQUIUM

Thomas J. Greenbowe

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Senior Instructor II, Chemical Education
University of Oregon

TUESDAY-APRIL 25, 2017
10:45 am
4630 TBBC

"Strategies for Helping Students to be Successful in Their General Chemistry Course”

MTIGMichelle Mendoza

"Powering cell motility with
oncogenic signals: ERK and the cytoskeleton"

April 25th, 2017 9:00am
1200 EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

 

 ICBG Symposium

This symposium highlights some of the many projects around the University of Utah campus focused on drug discovery in neuroscience. The purpose is to bring together the many research communities in neuroscience and drug discovery to share success stories and to talk about common interests, opportunities, and barriers.

Symposium Announcement Schedule

MARCH FOR SCIENCE

Saturday, April 22

City Creek Park at 3 p.m.

March for Science

Salt Lake’s march begins at City Creek Park at 3 p.m. and proceeds to the State Capitol to hear from speakers, including Nobel Laureate Mario Capecchi, professor of biology, and Claudio Villanueva, professor of biochemistry at the University of Utah. All are welcome to attend.

Chemistry

PARRY INORGANIC COLLOQUIUM

Tobin J. Marks

Northwestern University
Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,
Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor of Catalytic Chemistry

“Surface Science Meets Homogeneous Catalysis:  Cooperative Properties of Electrophilic Organometallic Ensembles”

TUESDAY-APRIL 11, 2017
10:45 am     4630 TBBC

CCGS

Michelle Mendoza, Ph.D.,

University of Utah

“Powering cell motility with oncogenic signals: ERK and the cytoskeleton”

Wednesday, April 5
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

N&A
The Neurobiology and Anatomy Department is very proud to present our 6th Annual

Chi–Bin Chien Memorial Lecture

Thomas C. Südhof, MD

Nobel Laureate and Professor
Molecular and Cellular Physiology
Stanford University and
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

"Molecular mechanisms of synapse specification - implications for neuropsychiatric disorders"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

 

 

 

March Events & Seminars

The Office of the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences invites you to attend a special presentation given by:

Nirav R. Shah, M.D., MPH

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Clinical Operations
Kaiser Permanente; Southern California Region

"The future of health and health care"

Friday,March 31, 12:00-1:00 pm
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics (EIHG) Auditorium

Please RSVP if you plan to attend: Katie.Peacock@hsc.utah.edu

COP

College of Pharmacy Seminar

JASON KWAN

"Bioactive natural products from uncultured symbiotic bacteria"

March 30, 2017
3:00pm
2680 HSEB

AnthropologyThe Department of Anthropology

 Eric Schniter, PhD

Assistant Professor Economic Science Institute, Chapman University Department of Anthropology, California State University Fullerton

"The Long Life of Skill Development among Tsimane Forager Horticulturalists"

Friday, March 24, 2017 @ 2:15pm Stewart Bldg Room 205

Onc Sci

Pete Hendrickson

PhD Dissertation Defense

"DUX leads the way: Double Homeobox
Retrogenes in Embryonic Genome
Activation and Totipotency"

Friday, March 24, 2016, 2:10 PM
HCI - George and Dolores Doré Eccles
6th Floor Auditorium

BiochemBiochemistry Faculty Candidate

Ryan Baldridge, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

"Death of a misfolded protein – how a ubiquitin-gated channel protects the ER"

Thursday, March 23, 2017
2:00 pm, HSEB 4100B

Biology

David Blair, Ph.D.

University of Utah

“Mechanism of very rapid protein export through the flagellum: Strange players and multifarious energization”

Thursday, March 23, 4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology

 Onc Sci

Andrew Aday, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics, Oregon Health and Science University

"Advancing single (epi)genomics technologies and applications"

March 23, 12:00 PM, HCI 3 South Conference Room

 ORGANIC SEMINAR

Robert Knowles

Assistant Professor
Princeton

THURSDAY-MARCH 9, 2017
10:45 am   4630 TBBC

“Proton-coupled electron transfer in organic synthesis”

 March 9, 2017

6:00-8:00 p.m.

2017 H. A. & Edna Benning Society Public Lecture in Medicine

University of Utah, Rice-Eccles Stadium, 4th floor ballroom

 Benning Public Lecture by

Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Medicine, NYU School of Medical School, Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review

What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear (and Vice Versa):

The Highest Stakes In Medicine

Schedule of Events:

6:00 Welcome Reception

 6:30 Opening remarks by

Vivian Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Senior Vice President for Health Sciences

Dean, School of Medicine

CEO, University of Utah Health Care

7:00 Presentation by

Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D.

Please RSVP to Natalie Carroll (801) 585-5905 or response@hsc.utah.edu

HSC Calendar Link

ACS LOCAL SECTION SEMINAR

Jyllian N. Kemsley

Senior Editor
Chemical & Engineering News

THURSDAY-MARCH 2, 2017
2:30 pm/4:00pm   4630 TBBC

2:30 pm “Non-traditional Career Opportunities for Chemists “

4:00 pm “Reporting on Chemical Safety”

SIM

2017 Tyler Lecture

Robert H. Eckel, MD

Professor of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus

“The Evolving Story of Lipid Delivery to the Brain, Energy Balance & Insulin Sensitivity”

Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Biology

Center for Cell and Genome Science Seminar

Donald Burke, Ph.D.,

University of Missouri

“RNA Synthetic Biology from Fluorescent Logic Gates to Broad-Spectrum Aptamer Inhibitors of HIV”

Wednesday, March 1
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Curie Club
Curie Club 2016-2017 Student Discussion Series

Storytelling from Successful Women in STEM

Undergraduate and graduate women are invited to a monthly gathering to hear stories from successful women in STEM.
Advice and mentorship served with tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and treats!

Wednesday, Mar. 1 | 2pm room 4429 Thatcher Conference room

Beth Buck-Koehntop
Assistant Professor, U of U
Physical & Biochemistry

Pearl Sandick

Assistant Professor, U of U
Particle Physics & Cosmology

 

 

DBTG

Irma Thesleff, DDS, PhD

Professor and Research Director
Developmental Biology Program
Institute of Biotechnology
University of Helsinki

“The roles of conserved
signaling pathways in tooth
development and renewal”

Friday, March 31, 2017
2:00 pm
HSEB 4100B

Chemistry

ORGANIC SEMINAR

Feihe Huang

Department of Chemistry
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

“Pillararene-Based Solid Materials for Separation and Adsorption”

THURSDAY-MARCH 30, 2017
10:45 am   4630 TBBC

MTIG

Nicole Monroe & John McCullough

Hill & Sundquist Labs

"Structural Basis for ESCRT-mediated membrane fission"

March 28th, 2017 9:00am
1200 EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

 SOM

Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor

University of Utah
School of Medicine

“A Causal Role for Defective Microglia in OCD-Spectrum Disorders”

March 28, 2017, 4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Human GeneticsEccles Institute of Human Genetics

Department of Human Genetics Presents Thesis Defense

Nathan Krah

“Prevention and Reversion of Pancreatic Cancer Initiation Through a Differentiation-Based Mechanism”

Friday March 24, 2017
11:00 AM
Eccles Auditorium

SOM

Susan Mango, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

“Making and Shaping a Worm”

March 14, 2017
4:00 pm, EIHG Auditorium

Chem

ORGANIC/MATERIALS SEMINAR

Ronald A. Smaldone

Organic and Materials Chemistry
University of Texas at Dallas

THURSDAY-MARCH 23, 2017
10:45 am   4630 TBBC

“Better Living through (Dynamic Covalent) Chemistry”

ChemANALYTICAL SEMINAR

Shane Ardo

Assistant Professor, Chemistry
School of Physical Sciences
UC Irvine

MONDAY-MARCH 20, 2017
4:00pm   4630 TBBC
Host: Shelley Minteer

"Light-to-ionic energy conversion using photoacid-modified ion-selective polymers En route to direct solar desalination of salt water"

GIG

Adam Hughes

Department of Biochemistry

“Close Encounters of the Organelle Kind”

Please note 4:15pm time for 2016-2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
4:15 PM
Kjeldsberg Conference Room
Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

Biology

Oliver Rando, Ph.D.,

UMass Medical School

“Daddy issues: paternal effects on phenotype in the next generation”

Thursday, March 9
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Chemistry

SPECIAL SEMINAR

Marshall Brennan

Associate editor for Nature Chemistry

“The nature of chemistry publishing”

TUESDAY-MARCH 7, 2017
10:45 am, 4630 TBBC

GIG

Julie Hollien

Biology Department

“What fun cats and spaghetti monsters tell us about protein translation”

Please note 4:15pm time for 2016-2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
4:15 PM
Kjeldsberg Conference Room
Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

Chemistry

A/P SEMINAR

Ido Braslavsky

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel
& Visiting Scholar at Stanford, Bioengineering

MONDAY-MARCH 6, 2017
4:00 pm 4630 TBBC

"Ice-binding-proteins and their interaction with ice crystals"

Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Xiaolei Su, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

"Phase Transition in T Cell Signaling"

Monday, March 6, 2017
2:00 pm
HSEB 2110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry

PHYSICAL COLLOQUIUM

Gregory D. Scholes

William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry
Princeton University

"Using Coherence to Enhance Function in Chemical and Biophysical Systems"

FRIDAY-MARCH 31, 2017
1:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC

COP

College of Pharmacy Seminar

JASON SELLO

Novel Small Molecules, Targets, and Strategies in Anti-Infective Development

March 31, 2017
1:00pm
2680 HSEB

Chem

BRYANT A. MINER LECTURESHIP

Melanie S. Sanford

Department of Chemistry
University of Michigan

“Development and Applications of New Fluorination Reactions"

TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017
10:45 am   4630 TBBC

Chemistry

HENRY EYRING LECTURESHIP

Robert H. Grubbs

CalTech, Victor and Elizabeth Atkins Professor of Chemistry
2005 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

"Design and Applications of Selective Olefin Metathesis Catalysts"

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017
3:00 pm    4630 TBBC

 GIG

Kristin Baldwin

Associate Professor
The Scripps Research Institute

"Reprogramming genomes and neurons"

Monday, March 27, 2017, 4:00 PM
Eccles Auditorium,
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

SIM

Chintan Kikani, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Biochemistry – Jared Rutter Lab
University of Utah

“Emerging roles of PAS Kinase in the control of stem cell fate decisions”

Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Chem

DEPARTMENTAL FACULTY COLLOQUIUM

C. Dale Poulter

Chemistry, U of U
BIOORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Distinguished Professor and John A. Widtsoe Chair

TUESDAY-MARCH 21, 2017
10:45 am    4630 TBBC

“From Model Studies to Genetics. The Story of Squalene Synthase.”

HGSSJulie Hollien, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Utah

“How Cells Deal with Stress”

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

SIMSara P. Ortega, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Molecular Medicine – Sihem Boudina Lab
University of Utah

“Redox-Regulation of Energy Expenditure & Thermogenesis”

Thursday, March 9, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

MTIG

Daniela Chavez

Stanfield Lab

“Sex, Secretion, Muscle, and (C. elegans) Males"

March 14th, 2017 9:00am
1200 EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

 Biology

Michael Nachman, Ph.D., UC Berkeley

“The genetic basis of speciation and adaptation in house mice”

Thursday, March 2
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

ChemistryPHYSICAL SEMINAR

Professor Kenneth Jordan

Richard King Mellon Professor
Distinguished Professor of Computational Chemistry
Co-Director, Center for Simulation and Modeling
University of Pittsburgh

THURSDAY-MARCH 9, 2017
4:00 pm 4630 TBBC

"Accommodation of Excess Electrons and Protons by Water Clusters"

Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Jonathan Friedman, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Davis

Spatial Organization of Mitochondria

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm
HSEB 2680

Chemistry

BIO/PHYS SEMINAR

Aaron Hoskins

Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

THURSDAY-MARCH 2, 2017
10:45 am     4630 TBBC

“The Brave New World of Spliceosome Structure and Function”

 Previous News & Events Archive

Call for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees applications to the Developmental Biology Training Grant!

The deadline for applications and support letters is Friday, January 5, 2018.  All applications and supporting letters should be sent electronically to Teresa Upton (tupton@genetics.utah.edu)

Biosc

Department of Oncological Sciences Presents

Helena Lucente

PhD Dissertation Defense

MTG16 as a determinant of Notch driven leukemic phenotype

Monday November 13, 2017
2:00PM
HCI - George and Delores Dore Eccles 6th Floor Auditorium

Bioscience
Department of Biochemistry

Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Jonathan Van Vranken

B.S., Wittenberg University

"Coordinated Assembly of the Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain"

Tuesday, October 24 201 7
1:00 p.m.
EIHG Auditorium

Bioscience

Announcement for a Thesis Defense
for the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy in
Microbiology & Immunology

Jonathan Grist

Department of Pathology
Division of Microbiology and Immunology

“CXCL1/CXCR2 signaling axis and disease progression in pre-clinical animal models of multiple sclerosis”

Monday October 23, 2017
1:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Bioscience

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
Department of Human Genetics
Presents Thesis Defense By

Shrutokirti De

Hoxb8 Microglia - Origin, Development and Functions”

Thursday October 19, 2017

10:00 AM

Eccles Auditorium

Call for predoctoral trainees applications to the Genetics Training Grant!

The deadline for applications and support letters is Thursday October 19, 2017. 

All applications and supporting letters should be sent electronically to Patty Lisieski pattyl@genetics.utah.edu

Picnic

CADETS seminar August

BioscienceDepartment of Biology

Thesis Defense for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Malia Deshotel

B.S., Shepherd University

"Yin and Yang of RNA Stability
in Arabidopsis"

Friday, August 18, 2017
** 12:00 PM **
210 ASB

Call for predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees applications to the Developmental Biology Training Grant!

The deadline for applications and support letters is September 1, 2017.  All applications and supporting letters should be sent electronically to Teresa Upton (tupton@genetics.utah.edu)

BiosciencesThe Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents:

Wei-Chao Huang

Doctoral Candidate
Dissertation Defense

“Epigenetic Allelic Effects in the Mammalian Brain”

Friday, July 21, 2017
2:00 PM
EIHG Auditorium

BiosciencesThe Department of Biochemistry presents:

Amanda Smith

PhD. Thesis Defense

"Investigating HIV Resistance Mechanisms to D-Peptide Entry Inhibitors"

Monday, July 17, 2017
10:00 a.m.
EIHG Auditorium

Call for Med-Into-Grad Applications

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science ( CCTS) Med to Grad Scholars Program is accepting applications for the coming year.

Application Details

Ruben Rocha, ruben.rocha@hsc.utah.edu

Application Due Date: August 1, 2017

Learn more about Med-Into-Grad...

Aylin Rodan

Welcome Aylin Rodan, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Human Genetics, to the Molecular Biology Program!

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Biosciences

Department of Human Genetics Presents Thesis Defense By

Matthew Moulton

"Roles of Glycosyltransferases in Drosophila Development"

Wednesday May 31, 2017
2:00 PM
Eccles Auditorium

Bioscience

Department of  Pathology Division of Microbiology & Immunology present

Jacqueline Paquette

Department of Pathology
Division of Microbiology and Immunology

“Genetic and mechanistic analyses of type I interferon-driven Lyme arthritis”

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
1:00 PM
EIHG Auditorium

BioscienceDepartment of  Pathology Division of Microbiology & Immunology present

Margaret Alexander PhD Dissertation Defense

"Small talk: ExosomalmiRNAs in immune cell communication”"

Friday May 19, 2017
10:00 am
EIHG Auditorium

BCP Faculty Kristen Keefe Receives U of U Distinguished Teaching Award!

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Congratulations to Michael Kay and Jindřich Kopeček for 2017 Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Distinguished Mentor Award!

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Sundquist

Congratulations to Wesley Sundquist for 2017 Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence!

Biochemistry scholar awarded U’s most prestigious faculty award

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FOJBI

For graduate students and postdocs in the sciences who are interested in communicating science to the public, the Graduate School would like to tell you about an exciting initiative: Friends of Joe’s Big Idea

If you are interested in learning more about science communication and sharing your ideas and information about events, consider becoming a FOJBI and working with NPR to help build a connected community.  To become part of this network, email msofia@npr.org and let her know your name, department/research focus, and that you would like to join!

As a part of the FOJBI community, you will receive occasional emails about our work, as well as information about science writing/communication jobs that Joe forwards along.

The University of Utah is the top research institution in the nation when it comes to commercializing technology innovations, according to the Milken Institute’s 2017 ranking of Best Universities for Technology Transfer.

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Congratulations to Brad Cairns & Dana Carroll elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences!

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BioscienceCongratulations to Nora Brown, Biology, Phadnis Lab, MB'15 2017 NSF-GRFP Honorable Mention!

2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). NSF-GRFP recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are pursing Master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions. This year, eleven students associated with the University of Utah received NSF-GRFP awards, and 5 students received NSF-GRFP Honorable Mentions.

Call for Computational Approaches to Diabetes and Metabolism Research T32 Training Grant Applications

Trainee slots are available for TWO postdoctoral positions and ONE predoctoral position starting July 1, 2017.

For additional information, please contact Barb Saffel, Barbara.saffel@utah.edu or 801-213-3730

Applications are due May 1, 2017.

Call for Hematology Research Training Program Applications

The Hematology Research Training Program has openings for 1 pre-doctoral and 1 post-doctoral (PhD, MD or MD, PhD) positions. This training grant supports research in basic and translational mechanisms regulating the production of blood cells and in regulating the genes relevant to normal blood cell maturation and function.

Applications and supporting letters should be sent by email to Shelly Saxton shelly.saxton@hsc.utah.edu (801) 213-2081, Division of Hematology, SOM 5C402

Application Deadline is April 24, 2017

TWiEVO video podcast that was recorded at the Microbial Path Retreat in November:
http://www.microbe.tv/twievo/twievo-14/

Guests: Jessica BrownMichael Kay, Wayne PottsJune Round, and Janis Weis

BioscienceDepartment of Oncological Sciences Presents

Shelley MacNeil PhD Dissertation Defense

"Dissecting Cancer Using Computational Pathway Analysis"

Friday March 10, 2017
11:00 AM HSEB
Room 1730

BioscienceEccles Institute of Human Genetics
Department of Human Genetics

Qing Li
Thesis Defense

"Improved Methods for NGS-Based Conotoxin Discovery”

Thursday, March 2nd
2:00 PM
Eccles Auditorium

Bioscience

Announcement for a Thesis Defense
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in
Microbiology & Immunology

Raymond Soto

“Microbiota Derived Products
Regulate Extra-intestinal Immune
Cells Through Toll-like Receptor
Signaling”

Thursday, March 2, 2017
1:30 pm
HSEB 4100B

Call for Genetics Training Grant Applications

We anticipate several openings for predoctoral traineeships on the Genetics Training Grant during Spring, 2017 and invite applications from graduate students who have completed their qualifying exams.

Patty Lisieski
pattyl@genetics.utah.edu
Department of Human Genetics

Application deadline:
Friday March 10, 2017

SLVSEF

Volunteer your expertise at the 2017 Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair (SLVSEF). SLVSEF is an annual regional science fair for 5th through 12th grade students who have passed their school fairs. The top winning students from SLVSEF will move on to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair!

Why You Should Judge:
- Gain volunteer experience or STEM/community outreach for grants
- Provide your expertise as a science, medical, or engineering professional to encourage students interested in your field
- Get a chance to see internationally competitive science fair projects

Science Fair Dates:
Judge Registration Deadline – Friday, March 10, 2017
Elementary Division – Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Secondary Division – Thursday, March 23, 2017

For further details, visit https://slvsef.org

Register at http://slvsef.org/judges/register

Last Updated: 11/13/17