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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

SOM

Mario Capecchi, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor

University of Utah
School of Medicine

“Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Modeling Human Disease in the Mouse, From Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders”

March 28, 2017, 4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

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

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

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

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

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"

MTIG

Daniela Chavez

Stanfield Lab

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

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

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

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

Bioscience PhD ProgramsFriday, March 3, 2017:
Molecular Biology Recruitment dinner, 6:30 PM at the
Ft. Douglass Officer Club

Friday, March 10, 2017:
Molecular Biology Recruitment dinner, 6:30 PM at the
Ft. Douglass Commanders House

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

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"

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

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

Bioscience PhD Programs

MB/BC Recruitment Dinners

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Friday, January 20, 2017
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
2 North Medical Drive

Friday, February 3, 2017
Salt Lake City Library
210 East 400 South

Friday, February 17, 2017
Natural History Museum of Utah, Rio Tinto Center
301 Wakara Way

PP ChemStudent AAPS Speaker

Peter Senter, Ph.D.

Vice President
Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, Washington

“Potent Antibody-Based Conjugates for Cancer Therapy: From Early Stage Research to a Clinically Approved Drug”

Monday, February 13th, 2017
HSEB Room 4100 B
4:00PM – 5:00PM

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

BiochemFaculty Candidate

Lulu A. Cambronne, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor
Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

The intermediary metabolite NAD+: How metabolism talks to the cell

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
2:00 pm
HSEB 4100B

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Dr. Tim Greenamyre

Love Family Professor & Vice-Chair Neurology
Director, Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Chief, Movement Disorders
University of Pittsburgh

Parkinson disease: At the intersection of genes and environment

Thursday, January 5, 2017
HSEB 2680  
4:00 pm

Biochem

The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Danica Fujimori, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California San Francisco

"Functional crosstalk between chromatin recognition and modification in histone demethylases"

Monday, December 12th, 2016
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

BioscienceJohn H. Weis Memorial Graduate Student Award

John Weis was a remarkable colleague who was passionate about many things, including the education and training of Ph.D. and M.D. students. In recognition of his dedication to teaching and mentoring, a Graduate Student Award is being established in his honor.

The Award recognizes outstanding graduate achievement by a Ph.D. or M.D. student who exemplifies John’s creative and original approach to science and life at the University of Utah. It provides funds to support the expenses for a student to attend a scientific meeting or a course that furthers their training. More information about the Award is available here: John Weis Memorial Graduate Student Award. The winners for this year are listed below.

Sara Bridge, M.D. student

Sarah has completed her third year of medical school and has taken a leave of absence to conduct HIV/AIDS clinical research in Mbarara, Uganda as an International Clinical Research Fellow supported by the Doris Duke Foundation. She will use the Travel Award to attend a three-week immersion course on Social Medicine that will take place at Lacor Hospital in Gulu, Uganda.

Dollie LaJoie, Ph.D. student

Dollie is a graduate student in Dr. Katie Ullman’s lab in the Department of Oncological Sciences. Dollie studies the role of ESCRT proteins in reforming the nuclear envelope during cell division. She will use the Travel Award to attend the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Gurkan Mollaoglu, Ph.D. student

Gurkan is a graduate student in Dr. Trudy Oliver’s lab in the Department of Oncological Sciences. Gurkan studies the role of Sox2 in the regulation of the tumor immune microenvironment in lung squamous cell carcinoma. He will use the Travel Award to attend an International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) meeting in New York.

Matt Szaniawski, Ph.D. student

Matt is a graduate student in Dr. Vicente Planelles’ lab in the Department of Pathology. Matt studies the role of SAMHD1 in controlling HIV-1 infection in primary human macrophages. He will use the Travel Award to attend the HIV Persistence During Therapy Workshop in Miami, FL.

 

SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM
Honoring the legacy of
Professor John M. Opitz
Pioneer in Human and Medical Genetics
In recognition of his receipt of the BVK (Bundesverdienstkreuz), Federal Cross of Merit, by the German Federal Government (Dec 3, 2016)

ADVANCES IN THE KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN GENETICS

“Opitz’ Fields and Prepatterns”

John M. Opitz, MD
Professor of Pediatrics (Medical Genetics), Human Genetics,
Pathology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Other Distinguished Speakers Include:
Maximilian Muenke, MD
NIH/NHGRI: Chief and Senior Investigator Medical Genetics Branch;
Head of Human Development Section, and incoming
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Medical Genetics

Giovanni Neri, MD
Professor Emeritus
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy

Anita Rauch, MD
Professor and Director, Institute of Medical Genetics
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Friday, December 2, 2016
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium (1st Floor)
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Biochem

Juan Martin-Serrano, Ph.D.

Department of Infectious Diseases
King’s College London

Exploring the final events in eukaryotic cell division

Thursday, December 1, 2016
2:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

FPM II

Second Annual Conference

Frontiers in Precision Medicine II: Cancer, Big Data and the Public

Session topics will include Tackling Cancer with Precision Data; Precision Prevention; the Public and Precision Medicine; Patenting Precision Medicine; and Providers, Payers, and Laboratory Testing

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Christopher P. Austin

Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences

December 1 and 2, 2016

Please visit the event website to see a full agenda and to RSVP online.

Biochemistry

The Biochemistry Seminar Series

John Boothroyd, Ph.D.

Burt and Marion Avery Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University

"The Challenge of Living in a Bubble: How the Intracellular parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, Communicates with its Host from Inside a Parasitophorous Vacuole"

Monday, November 28th, 2016
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

HSC Calendar Link

Center for Evolution | Genetics | Genomics

University of Utah Center for Evolution | Genetics | Genomics presents

2016 Molecular Evolution Symposium

Friday, November 18, 2016 1:00-5:00pm, poster session to follow, EIHG Auditorium

Please join us for an afternoon of evolutionary genetics and genomics featuring keynote presentations by:

Nadia Singh, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University / University of Oregon
“Causes and consequences of recombination rate variation”

John McCutcheon, Ph.D.
University of Montana
“Evolution of genome complexity in cicada endosymbionts: good, bad, or just ugly?"

Additional oral presentations by University of Utah trainees

Registration is FREE and strongly encouraged for logistical purposes (refreshments, etc.). Attendees are invited to present a poster - please sign up using the registration form.

Please register at the following link by November 9: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7638D9L

Symposium organizers:
Nels Elde (Human Genetics)
Gabrielle Kardon (Human Genetics)
Nitin Phadnis (Biology)
Mike Shapiro (Biology)

RNA Interest Group

RNA Interest Group

J. Robert Hogg

National Heart, Lung, and Blood
Institute (NIH)

“Sequence-specific inhibitors of
nonsense-mediated mRNA decay”

Tuesday, November 15th @ 4pm
HSEB 1750

For more information, contact:
dan.reich@biochem.utah.edu

GIG

Diane Shakes

Department of Biology, College of William and Mary

"From cytoskeleton to sex ratio”

Monday November 7
4:00 pm
EIHG Eccles Auditorium

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Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Keriann Backus, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute

Chemical Tools to Expand the Ligandable Proteome

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

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2016 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS

Two Bioscience Faculty recognized - Congrats to Amy Barrios and Mike Shapiro!

This award honors the extraordinary research and academic efforts of early- to mid-career faculty members and provides them with financial backing to support their scholarly, teaching or research initiatives.

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Chem

ANALYTICAL SEMINAR
Mark Hayes
Arizona State
THURSDAY-OCTOBER 27, 2016
4:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC
Host: Marc Porter
 
“Better Separations with Gradients: Enabled Diagnostics and New Research Tools”

Biochem

2016-2017 Pace Lecture presents

Susan Taylor, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology and Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of California, San Diego

PKA: Assembly and Localization of Dynamic Macromolecular Signaling Complexes

Monday, October 24, 2016
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

Host: Wes Sundquist, wes@biochem.utah.edu

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Chem

INORGANIC SEMINAR
Leslie J. Murray
Assistant Professor
University of Florida
Department of Chemistry
TUESDAY-OCTOBER 18, 2016
10:45 am in room 4630 TBBC
Host: Matthew Kieber-Emmons, 7-3185
 
“Behind the veil of redox cooperativity: Trimetallic complexes & the activation of strong bonds”

Genome Engineering Paves the Way for Sickle Cell Cure

bios

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Tom Smith

B.S., University of Minnesota

"Chemical diversification affords functionally distinct peptides in the symbiotic microbiota"

Friday, Oct 14th

3:00 pm

HSEB 2680

Biochem

The Biochemistry Seminar Series
Heidi McBride, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in Mitochondrial Cell Biology
Professor at Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University 


New perspectives on mitochondrial signaling and cell biology
 
Monday, October 10, 2016
4:00 pm
HSEB 4100B
 
Host: Jared Rutter
rutter@biochem.utah.edu

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Yingxi Lin

The Neurobiology and Anatomy Department presents

Tom Blanpied, PhD
Department of Physiology
University of Maryland

“The single-molecule architecture that guides synapse function”

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

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MONDAY, October 3, 2016

Benning Public Lecture
6:00 p.m.
Rice Eccles Stadium

Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
American Cancer Society Professor
Departments of Medicine (Medical Genetics) and Genome Sciences
University of Washington School of Medicine

“Genomic Analysis of Inherited Breast and Ovarian Cancer: From Gene Discovery to Precision Medicine and Public Health”

Host: Lynn Jorde, Human Genetics

Human Genetics

Faculty Seminar by:
Gillian Stanfield, Ph.D.
 
“How Motility is Regulated: Signaling, Secretion, and Sex”
 
Host: Carl Thummel


Thursday, September 29th, 2016
2:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Annual Bioscience Symposium

Tuesday September 20, 2016

Marriott University Park Hotel

1:00 pm Welcome

7:00 pm Keynote and Dinner

Full Schedule

Register by Sept 12!

HSC Calendar Link

Chemistry

BIO/ORG SEMINAR
Scott A. Showalter
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State
THURSDAY-SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
10:45 am in room 4630 TBBC
Host: Bethany Buck-Koehntop
“Structural Biophysics of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins"

Pioneering Drug Researcher Named Dean of College of Pharmacy

Randall T. Peterson, Ph.D., a prominent Harvard chemical biologist who pioneered the use of zebrafish to discover new precision drug therapies for cardiovascular and nervous system disorders has been tapped to serve as dean of the University of Utah College of Pharmacy!

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College of Pharmacy

Tatiana K. Bronich, PhD
Parke-Davis Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine
College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

"Engineering Targeted Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery"

Monday, October 3rd
HSEB 41008
4:00PM

 

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

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Biology

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

David Blair, Ph.D.

University of Utah

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

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

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”

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

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

ChemistryORGANIC SEMINAR

Robert Knowles

Assistant Professor
Princeton

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

“Proton-coupled electron transfer in organic synthesis”

Chemistry

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”

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”

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

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

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

Eva Nogales, Ph.D.

HHMI Investigator
Professor of Molecular
and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley

“Cryo-EM visualization of the eukaryotic transcription initiation process”

February 28, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Biochemistry

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

Kelsey Cone

“Recombination-Mediated Mechanisms of Poxvirus Evolution”

Tuesday, February 28th
10:00 AM
Eccles Auditorium

GIG

Emily Troemel

Professor of Biological Sciences

University of California, San Diego

"Microsporidia infection in C. elegans: how an obligate intracellular parasite makes itself at home"

Monday, February 27, 2017

4:00 PM, Eccles Auditorium

 Dean

BiochemFaculty Candidate

Long Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School

Protein translocation channel in action

Monday, February 27, 2017
2:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

Learn How to Talk About Your Research @ This Week's CTLE Workshop

Explaining research to non-professionals doesn't have to be difficult. Come to this week's CTLE Workshop to learn strategies for speaking about your research in ways that are understandable and memorable.

CTLE Workshop: 3MT
Friday, February 24, 9:30 - 11 am
Faculty Center, Marriott Library (MLIB 1705)

Biochemistry

Faculty Candidate

Serkan Kir, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School

"Cachexia and brown fat: a burning issue in cancer"

Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:00 pm
HSEB 2600

 

The Department of Anthropology

Alyssa Crittenden, PhD

Lincy Assistant Professor Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"What the Hadza can tell us about the evolution of the human diet"

Thursday, February 23, 2017
2:15pm Stewart Bldg Room 205

Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Alexander Kintzer, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, San Francisco

Structure and Mechanism of Endolysosomal Ion Channels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
4:00 pm, HSEB 4100B

Biologuy

-TEP Faculty Candidate Seminar-

Eva Nauman, Ph.D.,

Harvard University

“Brain-scale neural circuits for visual motion processing in zebrafish” 

Tuesday, February 21

4:00 PM

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Chem

BIO/ORG SEMINAR

Amar H Flood

James F. Jackson Professor of Chemistry 
Luther Dana Waterman Professor

Indiana University Bloomington

“Recognition of Larger Anions with Shape-persistent Macrocycles”

THURSDAY-FEBRUARY 16, 2017

10:45 am    4630 TBBC

Stem Cell Affinity Group

Marius Wernig, M.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
HHMI Investigator
Stanford University

“How to make a neuron”

Wednesday 2/15/17 4:00 PM
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium

CPSS

A series dedicated to help graduate students and post-docs explore their PhD career opportunities

Dr. Nitin Phadnis

Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Utah

Dr. Clement Chow

Assistant Professor, Human Genetics, University of Utah

Join us for a candid discussion about the path to becoming a tenure-track professor, featuring two recent University of Utah hires.

Friday, February 10, 2017
11am Presentation and Discussion
HCI 3 South

DNIP

The Department of Nutrition and Integrated Physiology

presents

Meagan McManus, Ph.D.

Faculty Candidate for NUIP

Research Associate at

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Mysteries of the heart explained

by mitochondrial DNA

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

12:00 pm

HSEB 4100 B

SIM

Renata D. Belfort De Aguiar, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale University

“Blood glucose levels influence brain response to food pictures”

TODAY, February 9, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

CCM

Combined Clinical-Microbiology Infectious Disease Conference:

Case Presentation & Discussion of Pathogenesis

Ana Beatriz de Paula e Silva, Ph.D. and Timothy Smith, D.O.

Thursday Feb. 9

4 PM

HSEB 5100B

Sponsored by the Microbial Pathogenesis Training Grant, the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Pathology Department, U of Utah

SIM

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone Distinguished Chair in Diabetes Research Director, Touchstone Diabetes Center University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

“Diabetes, Obesity and the Central Role of the Adipocyte in Maintaining Systemic Lipid Homeostasis”

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

Biology

TEP Faculty Candidate Seminar

Thursday, February 2, 2017
4:00 PM
210 ASB

James Gagnon, Ph.D.

Harvard University

“Whole organism lineage tracing with genome editing”

COH

Dawn Cornelison, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, University of Missouri

“Who Are you Calling Repulsive? Eph/Ephrin Signaling in Skeletal Muscle Patterning”

Friday, January 27, 2017

2:30 - 3:30 PM

HSEB 2680

Please join Recursion Pharmaceuticals for our

Women in Science and Technology Series

Thursday, January 26, 2017
 5:00-6:00 PM
 630 S Komas Drive Suite 300

"Key Lessons Learned"

Brandi Simpson, MBA, CEO of Navigen

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Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar

Dr. Robert E. Gerszten

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine Division

"Mining the blood for new cardiometabolic hormones (and drug targets)"

Date:  Thursday, January 26, 2017
Place:  EIHG Auditorium
Time:  1:00 pm

SIMChong Shin, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Georgia Institute of Technology 

“Hepatopancreatic Programming/reprogramming in a Zebrafish Model System”

Thursday, January 12, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 1750

CCGS

FACULTY CANDIDATE SEMINAR

JIANSEN JIANG, PHD
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES, CA

“CryoEM structure of Tetrahymena
telomerase: insights into functions and
interactions of the subunits”
Thursday, January 12
11 a.m.
Room 210 ASB

SOM

January 10, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Bing Ren, Ph.D.

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California,
San Diego School of Medicine

“Genomic Analysis of Gene Regulation in Human Cells”

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Biochem

Department of Biochemistry Presents
Faculty Candidate

Minna Roh-Johnson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Regulation of tumor cell behavior in vivo

Thursday, January 12th, 2017
2:00 pm
HSEB 4100B

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Neurobiology

Andrew Yoo, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Developmental Biology
Washington University School of Medicine

“Generation of human neurons by direct conversion of fibroblasts and disease modeling”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
1:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

HSC Calendar Link

 

Biochem

 

Department of Biochemistry presents
Faculty Candidate

Jessica Ridilla, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow of Biology
Brandeis University

"Actin-Microtubule Crosstalk Mediated by Formin, CLIP-170 and Friends"

Thursday, December 15, 2016
2:00 pm
HSEB 4100B

PPChem

Lily Yang, MD, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Radiology
Nancy Panzo Chair of Surgery in Cancer Research
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta Georgia

"Promises & Challenges in the Developtment of THeranostic Nanoparticles for Precision Oncology"

Thursday, December 15th
HSEB 2680
4:00 pm

UUHS

STEM Career Talks Presents:

Dr. Ana María López,

M.D., M.P.H., FACP
Associate Vice President for Health Equity and Inclusion;
Director of Cancer Health Equity, Huntsman Cancer Institute;
Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

“Lessons on tenure,
motherhood and leadership”Sacnas

Wednesday December 14,
4 PM
HSEB 3515B

Bioscience

The Neurobiology and Anatomy Department presents

Raunak Basu

Doctoral Candidate
Dissertation Defense

“Role of cadherins in synapse specific plasticity”

Monday, December 12, 2016
1:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Biochemistry

Faculty Candidate

Sarah Cohen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Organelle Biology
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

"Organelle dynamics and fatty acid trafficking"

Thursday, December 8, 2016
1:00 pm
HSEB 2110

HGss

Erik Jorgensen, Ph.D.

HHMI Investigator & Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology
University of Utah

“Ultrafast Endocytosis at Synapses”

Tuesday December 6, 2016
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

Biology

Dr. Steven Reppert

Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurobiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Neurogenetics of Monarch
Butterfly Migration”

Thursday, December 1st
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Bioscience

The Neurobiology and Anatomy Department presents

Ali Sakawa Sharif

Doctoral Candidate
Dissertation Defense

“C8ORF37 is required for photoreceptor outer segment disc morphogenesis”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
1:00 pm
HSEB 2600

Bioscience

Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Morgan Fetherolf

B.S., University of Utah

"Defining the Interplay Between Copper Transfer and Disulfide Oxidation in Copper Zinc Superoxide Dismutase"

Thursday November 17, 2016
10:00 a.m.
EIHG Auditorium

HSC Calendar Link

COP

College of Pharmacy Seminar Series

Hosted by: Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Grzegorz Bulaj, PhD

Associate Professor
Medicinal Chemistry, U. of Utah

"Combining Digital Therapeutics and Pharmaceutical Drugs to Improve Therapy Outcomes for Epilepsy, Cancer and Other Chronic Disorders"

Thursday, November 17th
HSEB 2680
4:00pm – 5:00pm

Biology

Seminar Series Presents

Lynn Bohs, P.h.D.

Professor, Department of Biology,
University of Utah

“Getting a handle on hotness: systematics and phylogeny of the chili peppers and their relatives"

Thursday, November 17, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 pm
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Nancy Dahms, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
Medical College of Wisconsin

Deciphering the ZIP Codes of a Cell

Monday, November 14th, 2016
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

Host: Debbie Eckert
deckert@biochem.utah.edu

cpss

Career Perspectives Seminar Series
What are you going to do with your PhD?

Orly Ardon, Ph.D. MBA

ARUP Laboratories, University of Utah Dept. of Pathology
Marketing R&D Manager, International Business Manager

11am Presentation and Discussion
HCI 4 South
Coffee & Snacks Provided
Thursday, November 10, 2016

MTIG

Membrane Trafficking Interest Group

Erhu Cao

November 8th, 2016 9:00am
1200 EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

"Structure and Mechanism of the Polycystic Kidney Disease Channel PKD2"

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

November 8, 2016

Tuesdays 4:00PM, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium

Tom Greene, Ph.D.

Chief, Division of Biostatistics, Dept. Population Health Science
Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

“Evaluating the Validity and Utility of Surrogate Outcomes for Clinical Trials of Chronic Diseases”

Host: Alfred K. Cheung, Internal Medicine

Neruobiology

Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

David McLean, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Northwestern University

“Neural circuits for speed control”
 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

HSC Calendar Link

PPChem

Olga J. Baker, DDS, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Utah

Monday, October 31st

HSEB 4100B

4:00 pm

"Novel Approaches for the Treatment of Salivary Gland Hypofunction"

Chem

ANALYTICAL/PHYSICAL SEMINAR
Lane Baker
James F. Jackson Associate Professor of Chemistry
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
MONDAY-OCTOBER 24, 2016
4:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC
Host: Henry White
 
“Unconventional Pipetting for Bioanalysis”

Bioscience

Department of Human Genetics
Presents Thesis Defense By

Daniel Ence

“The Far Out World of Trichomonad Genomics”

Thursday October 20, 2016
1:00 PM
Eccles Auditorium

Chem

ANALYTICAL COLLOQUIUM
Martin Zanni
Department of Chemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison

MONDAY-OCTOBER 17, 2016
4:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC
Host: John Conboy, 5-7957
Refreshments will be served before Colloquium

"Energy transfer in solar cells made from semiconducting carbon nanotubes studied using 2D White-Light Spectroscopy"

Department of Biochemistry

Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Jason Nielson

B.S., Brigham Young University

"Intramolecular Interactions and Lipid Signaling Regulate Mitochondrial Translocation Of Vms1"

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

10:00 a .m.

EIHG Auditorium

N&A

Dept of Neurobiology and Anatomy and the Developmental Biology Training Grant present
Soo-Kyung Lee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Pape' Family Pediatric Research Institute
Oregon Health & Science University

“What does the FOX say? Gene regulatory networks in CNS development”
 
Friday, October 7, 2016
2:00 pm
HSEB 1730
Hosts: Joseph Yost (801-585-0384) jyost@genetics.utah.edu
and Jan Christian (801-581-5397) jan.christian@hsc.utah.edu

hg

Faculty Seminar By:
Aaron Quinlan, Ph.D.
“Cryptogenomicon”
Host: Mark Yandell
Friday, October 7th, 2016
11:00 am
EIHG Auditorium

Biology

Department of Biology Seminar


Thursday, October 6
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Dr. William Brazelton, University of Utah
RPT Seminar

“Metagenomic approaches to studying microbial biogeography in ecosystems near and far”

hgss

Melissa Wilson Sayres, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Genomics, Evolution, and Bioinformatics
School of Life Sciences, Center for Evolution and Medicine, The Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University
 
“Sex-Biased Genome Evolution””
 
Tuesday October 4, 2016
12:00 NOON
EIHG 1st floor Auditorium
 
Hosted by: Clement Chow

College of Pharmacy

Tatiana K. Bronich, PhD
Parke-Davis Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine
College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

"Engineering Targeted Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery"

Monday, October 3rd
HSEB 41008
4:00PM

GIG Header

Jonathan Pritchard

HHMI & Departments of Genetics and Biology, Stanford University

"Dissecting the functional and evolutionary consequences of human genetic variation"

Monday, October 3, 2016

4:00 PM, Eccles Auditorium,

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Researchers Discover DNA Similarities Between Zika And Other Deadly Viruses

Chemistry Professor and BCP Faculty Cynthia Burrows had a simple question about the Zika virus.

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Yingxi Lin

The Neurobiology and Anatomy Department presents
Yingxi Lin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
MIT
“Transcribing Memories”
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
4:00 pm
SMBB Auditorium

HCI named one of the top 50 cancer hospitals!

Huntsman Cancer Institute One of the Top in the Nation; University of Utah Hospital Best in Utah, according to latest U.S. News & World Report Rankings

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2016-2017 Best Hospital Rankings and named University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI)

Read More...

 

 

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 

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

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

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

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. Interested graduate students in Years 2 - 4 are urged to apply, although some preference will be given to younger students due to NIH guidelines. We particularly urge applications from under-represented minority students.
Applications should be addressed to:

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

Application deadline:
Friday March 10, 2017

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

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

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

MTIG

Membrane Trafficking Interest Group

Patrick Allaire

Jorgensen Lab

CAB-1 drives peptide hormones
to the cell surface

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

N&A

The Neurobiology and Anatomy Department presents a special seminar with:

Valeria Cavalli, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Washington University, St. Louis

“Epigenetic mechanisms in axon regeneration”

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
2:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

 

SIM

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

“Regulation of adult lipid homeostasis by Drosophila Estrogen-Related Receptor”

Katherine Beebe, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Human Genetics – Carl Thummel Lab
University of Utah

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

Biology

Center for Cell and Genome Science Seminar

Steven Block, Ph.D., Stanford University

“Optical Tweezers: Gene Regulation, Studied One Molecule at a Time”

Wednesday, February 22, 4:00 PM, 210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Biology

Thursday, February 16
4:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Audrey Gasch, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin, Madison

“Exploiting the yeast stress-activated signaling network to inform on stress biology and disease signaling”

SOM

Joan Miller, M.D.

Henry Willard Williams Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Harvard Medical School

 “New Approaches to Treating Age Related Macular Degeneration”

February 14, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditiorium

MTIG

Swapna Gudipaty

Jody Rosenblatt Lab

"Mechanisms controlling apoptotic extrusion in epithelia"

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

Graduate Funding Success Workshop

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Faculty Center, Marriott Library (MLIB 1705)

MTIG

Jason Shepherd

Arc Encodes a Repurposed
Retrotransposon Gag Protein that
Mediates Trans-cellular RNA Transfer

February 7th, 2017 9:00am
1200 EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

Neuro

Neurobiology & Anatomy Seminar Series

Takaki Komiyama, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of California, San Diego

“Imaging neural ensembles in mice during learning”

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Biology

University of Utah
Department of Biology TEP Faculty Candidate Seminar

James Gagnon, Ph.D.

Harvard University

“Whole organism lineage tracing with genome editing"

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

Chemistry

ORGANIC COLLOQUIUM

Robert Williams

University Distinguished Professor
Colorado State University

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

“Enantiomeric Natural Products: Synthesis, Biogenesis and Evolutionary Origins”

Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Colleen T. Skau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
National Institute of Health

“Novel Roles of Formin Actin Assembly Factors in Cell Adhesion and Migration"

Monday, January 30th, 2017
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

 SIM

“β-cell-mimetic designer cells provide closed-loop glycemic control”

Maria Disotuar

Graduate Student
Department of Biochemistry – Chou Lab
University of Utah

Thursday, January 26, 2017
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Megan Matthews, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Scripps Research Institute

"Chemoproteomic profiling and discovery of protein electrophiles in human cell"

Thursday, January 26th, 2017
12:00 pm
HSEB 1730

SOM

Craig C. Mello, PhD

Distinguished Professor
HHMI Investigator
RNA Therapeutics Institute
University of Massachusetts Medical School

“A worm’s tale: Secrets of Inheritance and Immortality”

January 24, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditiorium

HSC Calendar Link

GIG

Bruce Edgar

Department of Oncological Sciences

“Genetics of RAS signaling in cell growth and cancer: Perspective and Questions” 

 Please note 4:15pm time for 2016-2017

 Monday, January 23, 2017
4:15 PM
Kjeldsberg Conference Room
Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

HSC Calendar Link

Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Candice E. Paulsen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physiology
University of California San Francisco

"Structures of the TRPA1 Ion Channel Suggest Regulatory Mechanisms"

Thursday, January 19th 2017
2:00 PM
EIHG Auditorium

HSC Calendar Link

MTIG

Sungjin Park

Versatile Roles of GPI-anchorage:
From Local Signaling To ECM Formation

January 17th, 2017 9:00am
1200 EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

 

Biology


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

Morgan Beeby, Ph.D., Imperial College London

“Evolution of high-torque bacterial flagellar motors"

SMP

J. David Symons, PhD

Professor, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, University of Utah
Adjunct Professor, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes
Investigator, Molecular Medicine Program

“A novel mechanism whereby disrupted endothelial cell autophagy limits nitric oxide generation”

Thursday, January 5, 2017
4:00-5:00 pm
HSEB 4100B

HSC Calendar Link

Bioscience

Congratulations to Maria Disotuar for one of the 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards!

Maria Disotuar recently delivered at 2016 SACNAS: The National Diversity in STEM Conference in Long Beach, CA. At the conference, our judges recognized Maria Disotuar's work, titled "Sortase a - Mediated Synthesis of Insulin Fusion Derivatives from a New Insulin Precursor," as a standout among the student presentations, and selected Maria Disotuar to receive one of the 2016 SACNAS Student Presentation Awards.

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series

Dr. Robert Tanguay

Distinguished Professor
Oregon State University

Using Multidimensional Zebrafish Data to Advance Environmental Health

Monday, December 19, 2016
HSEB 2680
9:00 am

Biology

 -Graduate Student Invite-

Dr. Katie Hinde, Arizona State University

“The Behavioral Ecology of Infancy: Mother’s Milk and Early Life Organization"

Thursday, December 8th
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

VitaeThursday, December 8, 3:30–5 p.m.
EIHG Auditorium

Vitae annually highlights investigators and their pioneering research programs. The program seeds new collaborations
and development strategies by humanizing research through story.

Vitæ 2016 speakers: Adam Bress, Danny Chou, Tracy Frech, Michelle Mendoza, Adam Spivak, and K-T Varley, representing the departments of Population Health Sciences, Biochemistry, Internal Medicine, and Oncological Sciences. 

GIG

Hikmet Budak

Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology, Montana State University

"Next-generation Plant Biology in the Post Genome Sequence Era"

Monday, December 5, 2016

4:00 PM

EIHG Auditorium

CALL FOR PRE-DOCTORAL DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY TRAINING GRANT APPLICATIONS

 Contact Teresa Upton at tupton@genetics.utah.edu for details.

Application Deadline for Application and Supporting Letters:

December 2, 2016

COP

College of Pharmacy Seminar Series
Hosted by the Department of Pharmaceutics

Shawn Owen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of Utah

“Building Superior Biologics: Enhancing ADCs and Replacing ELISA”

Thursday, December 1, 2016
4:00pm
Genetics Bldg. - 1st Floor Auditorium

Bioscience

Department of Biochemistry

Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Ashot Sargsyan

Yerevan State University

Mitochondrial Pyruvate Metabolism Induces Pseudohypoxia and Mitophagy

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

1:00 p.m.

EIHG Auditorium

PPChem

Final Ph.D. Dissertation Defense

Benjamin J. Bruno

Graduate Student
Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
 University of Utah

“Modified Coiled-Coil Protein for the Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia”

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
HSEB 5100B
11:00 AM

PP Chem

Ilya Zharov, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Utah

"Silica and Boron Nanoparticles Designed for Cancer Treatmenta and Imaging"

Monday, November 21, 2016 HSEB
HSEB 4100B
4:00 pm

Bioengineering

Nicole Steinmetz, PhD

Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine

From black-eyed peas to nanotechnology: plant virus-based contrast agents and therapeutics

Monday: November 21, 2016
11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (SMBB) 2650 Auditorium

Human Genetics

Ben Langmead

http://www.langmead-lab.org/

Dr. Langmead has developed many foundational methods for sequence alignment, the detection of genetic variation, and large-scale RNA-seq analysis.

"Unlocking sequence data archives with scalable software and resources"

Friday, November 11, 2016

1:00 PM

EIHG Auditorium

Department of Biochemistry and MBP faculty member Dr. Dana Carroll featured in KUTV Channel 2 news story on CRISPR!

"Hopes, benefits of cut-and-paste DNA bring ethical questions, fears"

View and Read More!

HEC

Fernando A Escobedo

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
 Marjorie L. Hart Professor of Engineering
Cornell University

MONDAY-NOVEMBER 7, 2016
4:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC

Host: Michael Gruenwald, 1-8023
Refreshments will be served before Lecture

"Engineering Entropy in Nanomaterials: The bad, the ugly, and the good"

Biology

Dr. Sharon Strauss

Professor, Departments of Evolution and Ecology, UC Davis

“Combining historical phylogenetic and
ecological approaches to understand
niche evolution and defense in a clade
of native mustards”

Thursday, November 3, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 pm
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building
Host: Lissy Coley (801)581-7088

Chem

Rudi Fasan

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
University of Rochester

"Engineered Metalloprotein Catalysts for Selective Group Transfer Reactions"

THURSDAY-NOVEMBER 3, 2016
10:45 am in room 4630 TBBC
Host: Matt Sigman, 5-0774

Scientific Product Show

Wednesday, Nov 2nd
11am-1pm
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
1st Floor Atrium

Refreshments Provided

GeneTex | Millipore Sigma | AlphaBiotek | INTEGRA | affymetrix eBioscience | Biomiga | sartorius | life technologies | Lonza | Thermo Scientific | Roche | IDT Integrated DNA Technologies | BSI | Qiagen | eppendorf | USA Scientific | The Jackson Laboratory | Molecular Devices | CDD Collaborative Drug Discovery | Brought to you by: Scientific Vendor Group LLC

Biology Seminar Series Presents

Dr. Baldomero Olivera

Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, University of Utah

“Linking Biodiversity to Chemical Biology and Neuroscience: Carnivorous Marine Snails, a Case Study”

Thursday, October 27, 2016
4:00 – 5:00 pm
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

October 25, 2016

Tuesdays 4:00PM, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium

Andrew S. Weyrich, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research
Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

“The Evolving Role of Anucleate Platelets in Health and Disease”

Host: Guy Zimmerman, Internal Medicine

HSC Calendar Link

Special Lecture

 Date:           Friday, October 14, 2016
Time:          8:30am
Location:   Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building Alumni Hall 2120

Michael J. Welsh, MD

Professor of Internal Medicine and
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine


Presents:
“Origins of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease”


Host:
Department of Internal Medicine

Chem

BIO/ORG SEMINAR
David Bergbreiter
Professor
Texas A&M
THURSDAY-OCTOBER 20, 2016
10:45 am in room 4630 TBBC
Host: Peter Stang
 
“Using Polymers as Solutes and Solvents in Synthesis”

PPChem

PHCEU Fall 2016 Seminar Series

Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN) Students:
Julian Knerr, Uwe Lichtenberg, Björn ter Mors

  • Knerr “Can Re-engineered Tumor Suppressor p53 Overcome an Aggregation Mutant in Ovarian Cancer?”
  • Litchenberg “Concept of Enzymatic Degassing in RAFT Polymerization for Large Scale Production”
  • ter Mors “Target Engaged Complementation For Monitoring EGFR-HER2 Heterodimerization”

Monday, October 17, 2016
HSEB 4100B
4:00 PM

CHID

A Center for Iron and Heme Disorders and Metal Interest Group Talk
Faculty Candidate: Division Chief Neonatology Special Seminar
9:00-10:00 AM
Thursday, October, 13th 2016
HSEB 2680
“Iron-Regulatory Pathways to Hepcidin”
Presented by:
Dr. Robert E. Fleming, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics and the Edward A. Doisy
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Saint
Louis University of School of Medicine.
President, International BioIron Society

Chem

INORGANIC SEMINAR

Matthew D. Liptak
Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry
University of Vermont
“Novel Functions Derived from Dynamic Motions”

TUESDAY-OCTOBER 11, 2016
10:45 am room 4630 TBBC
Host: Matthew Kieber-Emmons

bio

Congratulations to Jonathan Van Vranken, a senior graduate student in Jared Rutter’s lab, for the first annual Marjorie Riches Gunn Award for Excellence in the Department of Biochemistry!

University of Utah Health Care Ranks No. 1 Nationally in Quality, Accountability After 6 Years in Top 10!

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Biochemistry Seminar Speaker

Monday September 26

4:00 pm, HSEB 3515B
Stephen Young, Ph.D., UCLA
"An endothelial cell protein for plasma triglyceride metabolism"
Host: Claudio Villanueva

HSC Calendar Link 

Seminars

Departmental Seminar Series

The Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Human GeneticsMedicinal Chemistry and Neurobiology & Anatomy Departments all sponsor numerous seminars that are of interest to members of the Bioscience community

HCI Seminar Series

The Huntsman Cancer Institute seminar series features presentations by many prominent biochemists

School of Medicine Seminar Series

This seminar series features many seminars by prominent scientists whose work is of broad interest to biochemists and other investigators at the University of Utah

Genetics Interest Group (GIG)

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar Series (MPSS)

Neuroscience Program Seminar Series

Journal Clubs

All of the participating departments and many of the individual labs hold weekly journal clubs. Additionally, Interest Groups offer journal clubs for the first-year and upper level graduate students.

Research in Progress

Most departments hold weekly research in progress presentations.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Over the past five years, few public research universities have risen in stature as quickly for both academic excellence and the creation of life-changing technological and medical innovation than the University of Utah.

The University of Utah is on a remarkable upward trajectory, growing in both size and notoriety. It leads the nation in technology transfer endeavors due to, in large part, the Utah Science, Technology, and Research (USTAR) initiative and it has also produced Utah’s first Nobel Prize winner in 2007.

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