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Upcoming Events

BioscienceCareer Day 2018

Friday, June 15th

HSEB Alumni Hall

 Mark your calendars!

Bioscience
Annual State of the Programs Meeting

Thursday, May 24, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1700 HSEB

Updates on the Program:
Curriculum, Admissions, Recruiting, Advising

All Program Faculty & Students are Welcome to attend!

SMBE

Molecular Evolution and the Cell

SMBE Satellite Meeting

May 9-12, 2018

Deer Valley Resort, Utah

All-inclusive food and lodging package

Submit Abstracts before April 1st for Talks and Posters

www.ucegg.org/smbeutah2018

Keynote Speaker:
Frances Brodsky
University College London

Immunology, Inflammation, and Infectious Disease Initiative

III Initiative Spring Symposium 2018

May 11th, 2018
I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish
Community Center
9:30 am – 6:00pm

Registration is required: https://iiispring2018symposium.app.rsvpify.com

 

 

 

Genetics Training Program Annual Retreat

Talk on campus Friday afternoon, May 4

All day Retreat at Deer Valley  Saturday May 5, 2018

Two Plenary Speakers:

Monica Colaiacovo

Harvard Medical School

Gary Karpen

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley

Imaging Symposium

Thursday, May 17
2018 SMBB Auditorium

Keynote Speaker

Raphael Yuste, MD, PhD, Columbia University

"Can you see a thought? Neuronal ensembles as modular units of cortical function"

Neuro

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

Kristen Brennand, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Mount Sinai

“Modelling Predisposition to Schizophrenia using Stem Cells”

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

 

WTBI

The Center for Cell & Genome Science is pleased to announce the return of:

'Hey, What’s the Big Idea?’

Mark your calendars for
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Department of Oncological Sciences

2017 - 2018 Seminar Series

May 31, 2018

Ben Major, PhD

Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
UNC @ Chapel Hill

May 17, 2018

Karolin Luger, PhD

Professor, Biochemistry
Jennie Smoly Caruthers Endowed Chair of Biochemistry
University of Colorado Boulder

THURSDAYS - 12:00PM
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
(1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

 

April Events & Seminars

Inner Ear

Dr. John Brigande PhD

OHSU

“Gene Therapy for Congenital Deafness and Balance Dysfunction”

Wednesday, April 18th at 500pm. 

Dev Biology

Saturday, April 14
Silver Lake Lodge
Dear Valley Resort

Mary C. Halloran, PhD

Professor, Departments of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Regulation of Axon Branching and Microtubule Polarity During Neuronal Morphogeneisis"

RSVP Teresa Upton

FOS

Ryan J. Watts, PhD

CEO, Denali Therapeutics

Charting New Territory in Neurodegeneration

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:00 pm
Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building, Room 220

More information...

Biochem

Biochemistry Seminar Series

Ning Zheng, Ph.D.

Professor, HHMI Investigator
Department of Pharmacology, University of Washington

Deciphering Voltage-gated Na+ and Ca2+ Channels with Prokaryotic Ancestors

Monday, April 9, 2018
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

GIG

Mia Levine

Department of Biology, Epigenetics Institute,
University of Pennsylvania

"Intra-genomic conflict drives evolutionary diversification of DNA packaging proteins"

Monday April 2, 2018
4:00 pm
Eccles Auditorium, EIHG

Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pedro Lowenstein, M.D.,Ph.D.

Richard Schneider Collegiate
Department of Neurosurgery,
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan

“REPROGRAMMING THE BRAIN IMMUNE SYSTEM: A NOVEL
IMMUNOTHERAPEUTIC STRATEGY TO TREAT BRAIN TUMORS”

Monday, April 2, 2018
HSEB 4100B
4:00PM – 5:00PM

 

Stem Cell Affinity Group

Dr. Mathew Blurton-Jones

Dept of Neurobiology and Behavior
University of California, Irvine

“Using Human iPSC-derived microgli aand Chimeric Mouse Models to Study Alzheimer’s Disease”

Wednesday, April 18 at 4pm in EIHG Auditorium.

DBTG

2018 Retreat

 Fri-Sat, April 13-14 at Silver Lake Lodge, Deer Valley Resort

Guest Speakers are Dr. Benoit Bruneau from the Gladstone Institute, and Dr. Mary Halloran from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

RSVP with Teresa Upton tupton@genetics.utah.edu

Endo

Maya Styner, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine – Division, Endocrinology & Metabolism 
University of North Carolina

“Is Fat in the Marrow Harmful to Bone Health?”

Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 4100B


nero

Dimitri Tränkner, PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Mario Capecchi Lab

"Cellular mechanism of sex-linked anxiety"

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
12:00 PM
BPRB 501

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents
 
The Chi–Bin Chien Memorial Lecture with 
 
Michael Greenberg, PhD
Professor 
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
 
"How Nature and Nurture Conspire to Control Brain Development and Function"
 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 
4:00 pm 
EIHG Auditorium 
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR

JANET IWASA

Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah
“Animating Molecular Biology"
Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 3:05pm
LCB 225

 

The Department of Internal Medicine Presents:

Marc-Andre Cornier, MD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
University of Colorado School of Medicine

“My Brain Made Me Eat It – Is There Anything I Can Do About It?”

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 pm
EEJMRB, Room 1200

SACNAS TALKS Presents

Richard Green, PhD, JD

Contracts Manager | Utah Alumni

Technology & Venture Commercialization

Tuesday, April 17th 1PM
HSEB 2938

All are welcome!

Ophthalmology

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

Barbel Rohrer, PhD

SmartState Endowed Chair in Gene & Pharm.Treat. Of Retinal Deg. Diseases
Medical University of South Carolina

Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cell Bystander Effects Contribute to AMD Pathology

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium
Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

 

Chem

BIO/ORG SEMINAR

Scott  A. Showalter
Associate Professor of Chemistry Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State                                                                                                                                                                   

THURSDAY-APRIL 12, 2018

10:45 am in room 4630 TBBC

Structural Biophysics of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins"

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Olpin Union Building

9:00am-2:30pm

Undergraduate Researchers from all disciplines will be presenting power points, posters, and performances!!

View Program and Schedule here: https://online.flippingbook.com/view/679163/

Chemistry

PHYSICAL SEMINAR

David Limmer

UC Berkeley

MONDAY--APRIL 9, 2018

4:00 pm in room 4630 TBBC

“Dynamic disorder and collective reorganization in lead halide perovskites"

Biology
Biology Seminar Series 

Julia P. Cooper, PhD

Senior Investigator
Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
NIH Intramural Research Program

“Centromeres impersonating telomeres, and other forms of deception at the chromosome end”

Thursday, April 5, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 pm
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

 

 

 March Events & Seminars

Biology

Biology Seminar Series
 
Baldomero Olivera, PhD, University of Utah
 
“Cone Snails and Conotoxins: Integrating Chemical Biology, Neuroethology, and Drug Development”
 
Thursday, March 29
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
March 26-27, 2018
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the:
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center

BIOMEDICALINFORMATICS
GRAND ROUNDS

Chris Wiggins, PhD

Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics, Columbia Unversity
Chief Data Scientist, New York Times

Data Science at the New York
Times

Friday, March 23, 2018
12-1pm at HSEB 4100B
Please RSVP: http://whoozin.com/UYU-Q6X-MJEM

Ophthalmology
The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

Maureen A. McCall, PhD

Kentucky Lions Eye Research Endowed Chair
University of Louisville

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium
Date: March 21, 2018

Grand Rounds Presentation: 8:00-9:00 am

Research Presentation: 12:00-1:00 pm

Diverse Glycinergic Receptor Subunits & Retinal Ganglion Cell Visual Function

Department of Biomedical Informatics:

Jadin Jackson, PhD
Senior Manager of Neuro and Data Sciences at Medtronic

“Building a Scalable Data Science System for Neuroscience and Medical Device Research”

Friday March 16, 2018
12:00 pm
WEB 3780

SOM

Patricia A.D’Amore,
PhD, MBA, FARVO

Charles L. Schepens Professor of Ophthalmology, Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Director of Research,
Schepens Eye Research Institute ofMassachusetts Eye and Ear

"A Role for Endomucin, a Novel
Endothelial-Specific Mucin, in the Regulation of Inflammation and Angiogenesis"

March 13, 2018

4:00 pm

EIHG Auditorium

The CIHD Enrichment Seminar Series presents:

Janis L. Abkowitz, MD

Professor and Division Chief, Hematology University of Washington

“The molecular biology of red cell differentiation – heme and GATA1 are co-master regulators”

Friday, March 9th, 2018 9:30 am – 10:30 am Eichwald Conference Room, School of Medicine 5B115

Huntsman Cancer Institute Seminar Series Presents

Michelle Monje-Deisseroth, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Stanford University

Neuronal Activity Regulates Glioma Growth 
Through Neuroligin-3 Secretion

12:00 Noon
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

Sponsored by:
Huntsman Cancer Foundation

Fulbright Program Opportunities for U.S. Students

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
2:30pm – 3:30pm
120 Sterling Sill Center

Fulbright Program Opportunities for Scholars, Faculty and Professionals

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
4pm – 5pm
120 Sterling Sill Center
RSVP TO JOLYN.S@UTAH.EDU

The Department of Internal Medicine Presents:

“Alternative Facts about Androgen Biosynthesis, Physiology, and Diseases”

Richard Auchus, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine, MEND Division
University of Michigan Medical School

Friday, March 2, 2018
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Health Sciences Education Building, Room 2958

 

 

Neural Engineering Research Group

Tuesday, March 27th
12:25-1:25 PM
WEB 3780

Richard Weir, Professor at University of Colorado Denver
"Virally transfected optogenetics as the basis of a nerve interface for the control of prosthetic hands"
 
Daniel McDonnall, President of Ripple
"Myoelectric implant for improved prosthesis control"

FMPIII

Frontiers in Precision Medicine III

“Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?”

March 16 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Each session in this full-day symposium features a panel-based format designed to incite lively dialogue and audience participation. This unique event is free and open to all members of the university community and the public.
Visit the event website to review the agenda and register to attend.

Biol

Biology Seminar Series 

Alexandra Konings, PhD

Stanford University

“Remotely sensed canopy water content as a predictor for tree mortality”

Thursday, March 15
4:00-5:00 PM
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

“Adipose tissue function as a determinant of liver and hypothalamic function

Christoph Buettner, MD, PhD

Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease

Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Associate Director, Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DOMI)

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Thursday, March 15, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

DAVID ASAI, HHMI

HUGO ROSSI LECTURE

Thursday, March 15 at 2pm in AEB 320 (reception to follow)

https://csme.utah.edu/event/david-asai-hugo-rossi-lecture/

Inclusive Excellence in STEM

Ophthalmology
The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

Lois E. H. Smith, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Harvard Medical School

Boston Children’s Hospital

Photoreceptor Energy Metabolism Directs Neovascular Retinal Disease

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium

Date: March 14, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Can you share your research quickly and compellingly?

"Perfecting your Elevator Pitch"
A CTLE Workshop

Friday, March 9
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
Faculty Center, Marriott Library
(1705 MLIB) 

Register Here!

Whether you're planning on working in industry or politics, preparing for job talks, or just want to be prepared, having a short statement that describes your graduate or postdoctoral research in a way that others can understand is an incredibly useful tool for your future. Come to our workshop to learn the basics of a good elevator pitch and how to make or polish your own!

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

 Sihem Boudina, PhD

Associate Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah

“Mitochondrial ROS in Body Weight and Insulin Sensitivity Regulation

Thursday, March 1, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

 

Biology

 

Department of Biology
Informal Seminar

Dr. Ronald W. Davis

Stanford Genome Technology Center 

“Revolutionizing biomedical research through technology development.” 

Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:30-3:30 pm
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

 

 

CHID

The CIHD Enrichment Seminar Series presents:

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Cardiology
Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
Northwestern University

“Role of iron in cardiovascular disease”

Friday, March 30th, 2018
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Eichwald Conference Room, School of Medicine 5B115
Light breakfast will be served

http://cihd.cores.utah.edu

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE
SEMINAR SERIES

Mriganka Sur, Ph.D., FRS

Department of Brain &
Cognitive Sciences
Director, Simons Center for
the Social Brain
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“The Functional Logic of
Cortical Circuits ”

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
4:00 - 5:00 P M
Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

Benning Society Lecture Series

Jennifer Doudna

Rewriting the Language of Life
The Biology, Technology and Ethicsof DNA Editing

Wednesday, March 21

Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Cir of Hope Dr,
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

6th Floor Auditorium

kindly RSVP by March 16

4:00–5:00 p.m.
Scientific Lecture
DNA Integration and Detection by CRISPR-Cas RNA-guided Proteins

6:30–8:00 p.m.
Public Lecture

CRISPR-Cas Gene Editing
Biology, Technology and Ethics

A discussion about the ethics of gene editing; open to the general public

Non-Academic Career Options for Ph.D. Students

A panel discussion hosted by the College of Social and Behavioral Science (CSBS)

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 4:30-6:00 PM* (Food and refreshments provided after event)
Parlor A (Third Floor) | Union Building 

Former CSBS Ph.D. students will share their non-academic career position experiences.  Local employers will discuss opportunities and suggestions for career paths.

RSVP TODAY!

University of Utah
Biology Seminar Series 

Diego Salazar, PhD

Florida International University

“The diffused evolution of defensive plant chemistry”

Thursday, March 8
4:00-5:00 PM

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

 Xinzhong Dong, PhD

Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University

“Mechanisms of pain and itch”

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

4:00 pm

EIHG Auditorium

GIG

Frtiz Roth

University of Toronto

"Towards experimentally testing the function of all possible human sequence variants"

Monday March 5 at 4:15
Kjeldsberg Conference Room, EEJ-MRB

2018 Edie Kochenour Memorial Event

Expanding Leadership Horizons
Friday, March 2, 2018
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building

We are excited to present a panel that will address expanding leadership horizons for women.
EVENT DETAILS

REGISTER NOW

 

February Events & Seminars

‘CONQUERING THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME’

Knatokie Ford, a dynamic advocate for women in STEM, will visit the U on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Ford will speak on “Conquering the Imposter Syndrome” at the Crocker Science Center, Room 208, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. A reception will follow. The event is free, and students are encouraged to arrive early. 

More information..

 Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

 “Signaling to Lipid Metabolism: Unraveling the Mysteries of mTORC2

By: David A. Guertin, PhD

Associate Professor
Department, Molecular Medicine
Umass Medical School

Thursday, February 22, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

"Managing Stress as a Graduate Student or Postdoc"

Wednesday, February 21
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Hoopes Seminar Room, Marriott Library

It's time to de-stress!

Join representatives from the Center for Student Wellness who will discuss the negative effects of stress and what effective practices you can use to reduce stress in your life, even if you're a busy graduate student or postdoc. Healthy snacks will be provided!

 PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Katherine Nagel, PhD

Department of Neuroscience & Physiology NYU Neuroscience Institute

“Neural circuits for navigation in Drosophila”

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:00 - 5:00 P M Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

Distinguished SCI Lecture 
Friday, Feb 16th at 2pm at the 
Evans Conference Room, WEB 3780
Warnock Engineering Building, 3rd floor
https://www.alterlab.org/announcements/Mitchell.pdf

Tom M. Mitchell
E. Fredkin University Professor of Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University

Using Machine Learning to Study How Brains Represent Language Meaning

ANALYTICAL SEMINAR

GREG M. SWAIN

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

MONDAY-FEBRUARY 12, 2018
4:00 PM    4630 TBBC

“Advanced Carbon Electrodes for Electroanalysis and Spectroelectrochemistry"

GIG

Informal trainee-hosted Genetics Interest Group 

Andy Clark

Cornell University

“The evolution of heterochromatin”

Monday Feb 12 at 4:15
Kjeldsberg Conference Room, EEJ-MRB

 

Featured Event
Tips and Tools for Public Speaking

CTLE Workshop

February 9  |  9:30 - 11:30 am 
Faculty Center, Marriott Library


This interactive workshop will be led by a soon-to-finish doctoral student in the Department of Communication, who is experienced in teaching communication skills. It will include tips on both oral and visual aspects of a talk, as well as strategies to deal with speech anxiety.

Seminars in Metabolism Presents: 

 “A novel paradigm of brown fat-skeletal muscle cross-talk

By: Evan Rosen, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Departments of Medicine

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Thursday, February 1, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

ChemSAC

Student Choice seminar

Dr. Peter Dedon

Underwood-Prescott Professor of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Lead PI, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Antimicrobial Drug Resistance IRG

“The Central Dogma in the age of nucleic acid modifications:

The epigenome and epitranscriptome control the “when” and “how much” of gene expression”

February 27th, 10:45 am in Thatcher 4429

BioengineeringJan Kubanek

Stanford University School of Medicine

Noninvasive Neural Interfacing and Therapies

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:45 pm
SMBB Auditorium (2650)

Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Chemistry 

Robert Fujinami, Ph.D.

Professor Department of Pathology Viral Pathogenesis / Autoimmunity Molecular Biology Program University of Utah

“Inflammatory changes in the CNS resulting in epilepsy following viral encephalitis”

Monday, February 26, 2018
HSEB 4100B
4:00PM – 5:00PM

Ophthalmology

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

Nicholas A. Delamere, PhD

Professor and Head, Dept. of Physiology; Professor, Dept. of Ophthalmology & Vision Science University of Arizona Websit

A Form of Control: TRPV4 Channels in the Eye 

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium Date: February 21, 2018 Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Roo Wisidagama

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Human Genetics - Thummel Lab
University of Utah

“Mitochondrial Pyruvate Metabolism Suppresses Stem Cell Proliferation

Thursday, February 15, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Membrane Trafficking Interest Group

Elissa Pastuzyn

Shepherd Lab

“Arc Goes Viral: The Neuronal Protein Arc Forms Virus-Like Structures That Transport RNA Intercellularly”

Feb 20th at 9AM 1200

EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

INORGANIC/ORGANIC SEMINAR

IAN A TONKS

Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

THURSDAY-FEBRUARY 15, 2018
10:45 AM    4630 TBBC

"Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the TiII/TiIV Redox Couple for New Organic Methods"

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Anandh Babu Pon Velayutham, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology
University of Utah

“Vascular effects of blueberry anthocyanins”

Thursday, February 8, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

DISTINGUISHED FACULTY COLLOQUIUM

VALERIA MOLINERO

Professor
Physical and Materials Chemistry
University of Utah

MONDAY-FEBRUARY 5, 2018

4:00 PM    4630 TBBC

"Molecular Recognition of Ice by Proteins: from Ice Nucleation to Antifreeze"

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

“The Great Escape: How Vesicles Exit the Golgi (and how that drives cancer)

By:Seth Field, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Medicine

University of California, San Diego

 Friday, February 2, 2018

12:00–1:00PM, EEJMRB Room 1200

Presents

Faculty Candidate

Jonathan Pruneda, Ph.D.

Fellow of Molecular Biology

Cambridge University

How pathogenic bacteria subvert host ubiquitin signaling

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2:00 pm

HSEB 4100B

Host: Wes Sundquist

Prof. Tadashi Suzuki

RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center RIKEN Japan RIKEN-Max P Seminlanck Joint Research Center

NGLY1 and nonlysosomal degradation of free N-glycans Can basic science contribute to cure a rare genetic disorder?

Room: HSEB 2958
Time: 11.00 AM
Date: Feb 26, 2018

“Perils, Principles and Practice of Measuring Metabolism with Mass Isotopomers for Diabetes Drug Discovery”

By: Richard Kibbey, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Department of Internal Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

Monday, February 26, 2018

3:00 – 4:00 pm,

EEJMRB Kjeldsberg Conference Room

(Room 1200

The Department of Internal Medicine Presents:

“Basic Progress Towards the Clinical Goal of Pancreatic Beta Cell Regeneration”

By: Laura Alonso, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Beta Cell Biological Studies, Division of Diabetes, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Monday, February 26, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 pm, Eichwald Conference Room (SOM 5B115)

Chemistry

GIDDINGS LECTURE

Héctor D. Abruña

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology and Energy Materials Center Cornell University

THURSDAY-FEBRUARY 22, 2018

4:00PM 4630 TBBC

"Operando Methods for the Study of Energy Materials"

FRIDAY-FEBRUARY 23, 2018

1:00PM 4630 TBBC

"The Energy Landscape in the Age of Sustainability"

Biology 

Biology Seminar Series

Dr. Ken Dial

University of Montana

“Waxing and Waning of Wings: Birds, Dinosaurs, and Aircraft”

Thursday, February 22

4:00-5:00 PM

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR

"Challenges to knowing when a mutation is a mutation”

DAVID GRUNWALD
Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah School of Medicine

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 3:30 pm in LCB 225

ORGANIC SEMINAR

NEIL GARG

UCLA

THURSDAY-FEBRUARY 8, 2018
10:45 AM    4630 TBBC

"Recent Forays in Methods Development and Complex Molecule Synthesis"

Special Joint NERG-ECE Seminar

Sohee Kim

Associate Professor Department of Robotics Engineering Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), Korea

Polymer-based microelectrodes for brain, peripheral and retinal applications

Thursday, February 8th 12:30-1:30 PM WEB 3780

Neuro

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
presents

Scott Soderling, PhD 

 
Professor 
Departments of Cell Biology and Neurobiology
Duke University
 
“In Vivo Chemicogenetic Proteomics to Analyze Molecular Mechanisms of Brain Function”
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

January Events & Seminars

Presents

Faculty Candidate

Matthew Miller, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Mechanical activities ensuring accurate chromosome segregation

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

4:00 pm

HSEB 4100B

Host: Adam Hughes

The Biochemistry Seminar Series

presents

Helen Lai, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Elucidating the logic of somatosensory-motor networks

Monday, January 29, 2018

4:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

Host: Wes Sundquist

Jim Heys, PhD

 

Northwestern University

“Neural representations of time and space underlying episodic memory”

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2:30 pm

SMBB Auditorium

School of Medicine

Seminar Series

 January 23, 201

Andres Villu Maricq, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Department of Biology

Founding Director
Center for Cell and Genome Science

University of Utah, College of Science

“The Workings of Synapses: Molecular Insights into Information Processing by the Brain”

EIHG auditorium 4PM

The Department of Biochemistry

Presents Faculty Candidate

Maria Mihaylova, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Understanding How Diet and Aging Regulate Intestinal Stem and Progenitor Cell Homeostasis”

Thursday, January 18, 2018

1:00 pm

EIHG Auditorium

Bioscience

Recruiting Dinners for Prospective Graduate Students!

6:30-8:30 pm

Friday, January 19, 2018
Jewish Community Center

Friday, February 2, 2018
Natural History Museum of Utah

Friday, February 16, 2018
Jewish Community Center

Friday, March 2, 2018
Natural History Museum of Utah

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Matthew Kennedy, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology University of Colorado, Denver“New tools for visualizing and controlling synaptic function”

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:00 - 5:00 P M Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Kevin J. Phillips, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biology
Co-Director, Protein & Monoclonal Antibody Production Care
Baylor College of Medicine

“Turning White Fat Brown – Can a Metabolic Villain be reformed?”

Thursday, January 11, 2018
4:00 – 5:00pm
SOM Classroom B – ROOM CHANGE!

Human Genetics Seminar Series 

MELISSA GYMREK, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

University of California, San Diego

“Interpreting the Role of Short Tandem Repeats in Human Phenotypes”

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

12:00 NOON

EIHG 1st floor Auditorium

TEP in Biophysics/ Neuroscience is hosting

Evelyn Tang

Seminar: “A lens into cognition: the geometry and topology of neural systems”

Thursday January 25th at 4PM in ASB210

Chalk-talk

Thursday January 26th at 9:30AM in CSC204

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

Xi-Qin Ding, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology; Joanne I Moore

Professorship of Pharmacology

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,

Biomedical Research Center

 

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium

Date: January 24, 2018

Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Membrane Trafficking Interest Group

Jan 23rd at 9 AM

1200 EEJMRB (Kjeldsberg Conference Room)

Dollie LaJoie

Ullman Lab

“Directing the ESCRT pathway at the nascent nuclear envelope”

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

“Regulation of metabolism by protein modifications

Matthew D. Hirschey, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Division, Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition

Department, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

Duke University Medical Center

Thursday, January 18, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B


Corlett Wolfe Wood

Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Toronto

“Evolutionary genetics and genomi of adaptation and constraint.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

2:00 – 3:00 pm

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building


Jack Parent, MD
Professor 
Department of Neurology
University of Michigan
 
"Using Human Cell and Animal Models to Explore Genetic Epileptic Encephalopathies”
 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium
Departments of Human Genetics & Biology
Cluster for Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Alejandro R. Burga

Leonid Kruglyak Lab
Dept. of Human Genetics
UCLA

 Genomics and beyond: Dissecting phenotypic variation at the individual, population, and species level

Monday, January 8th, 2018
2:00pm
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium

Kim Cooper

Section of Cell and Developmental Biology

University of California, San Diego

"What big feet you have! Scaling skeletal proportion during limb development and evolution"

 Monday, January 29, 2018

4:00 PM

Eccles Auditorium

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Sponsored by the Genetics Training Grant

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

 “A hepatocyte FOXN3-a-cell glucagon axis regulates fasting glucose

Santhosh Karanth, PhD

Research Associate

Molecular Medicine Program – Schlegel Lab

University of Utah

Thursday, January 25, 2018

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Departments of Human Genetics & Biology

Cluster for Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Dean M. Castillo

Ph.D., Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics

Cornell University

“Sex, sperm, and speciation: the behavioral and genetic basis of reproductive isolation and species diversity."

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

2:00 – 3:00 pm

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

 

Department of Biochemistry

Presents Faculty Candidate

 

Gabriel Rocklin, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry

University of Washington

 

“Massively parallel design and testing of new protein folds and targeted inhibitors”

Monday, January 22, 2018

4:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

Sarah D. Kocher

Lewis-Sigler Institute for

Integrative Genomics

Princeton University

Harnessing natural variation to study the evolution of social behavior”

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2:00pm

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Auditorium

 

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

“Turning White Fat Brown – Can a Metabolic Villain be reformed?”

By:Kevin J. Phillips, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biology

Co-Director, Protein & Monoclonal Antibody Production Core

Baylor College of Medicine

Thursday, January 11, 2018

4:00 – 5:00PM, SOM Classroom B

Xi-Qin Ding, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology; Joanne I Moore
Professorship of Pharmacology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center,
Biomedical Research Center

"cGMP/PKG signaling regulation of endoplasmic reticulum
homeostasis in CNG channel deficiency"

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium
Date: January 24, 2018
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

Biochem

Faculty Candidate

Parisa Hosseinzadeh, Ph.D.

Innovation Fellow in Protein Design
Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington

Comprehensive computational design of ordered peptide macrocycles

Thursday, January 11, 2018
2:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Ryan

Tomás Ryan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Institute of Neuroscience
Trinity College of Dublin

“Information Storage in Memory Engrams”

Monday, January 8, 2018
12:00 pm
BPRB 501

December Events & Seminars

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Bret H. Goodpaster, PhD

Senior Investigator /  Professor

Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes

Florida Hospital & Sanford-Burnham-Prebys

“The role of mitochondrial energetics in obesity and aging”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

4:00 – 5:00PM, HSEB 2600

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

Jane W. Newburger, MD, MPH

Commonwealth Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Associate Chief for Academic Affairs
Boston Children’s Hospital

“Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease”

 December 12, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Host: Martin Tristani-Firouzi, Pediatrics

Neuro

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

David Kleinfeld, PhD

Distinguished Professor 

Departments of Physics and Neurobiology

UC, San Diego

 “From behavior to circuits: Coupled oscillations in the brainstem for active sensing and phase encoding”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Beckman Cryo-EM Center Celebration Symposium

Friday, December 1, 2017
1:00-3:00 pm

Center for Cell & Genome Science
The Crocker Science Center RM 205
1930 Presidents Circle
East Receiving Dock

Neuro

Karen Zito, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
UC Davis

“Sculpting the nervous system:  Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neural circuit refinement”

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

Biology

Faculty Candidate Seminar

Elizabeth Kellogg

Molecular Biophysics & Integrated Bio-Imaging

University of California, Berkeley

“Atomic model of microtubule-bound tau using high resolution cryo-EM"

Monday, December 11, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 pm

210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

SACNAS

SACNAS Talk

Who: Dr. Luisa Whittaker-Brooks

When: Monday, December 4th 1PM

Where: Health Science Education Building (HSEB) 2938

Biochemistry Pace Lecture presents

Pamela Bjorkman, Ph.D.

Centennial Professor of Biology
California Institute of Technology

A Molecular Arms Race: HIV versus the immune system

Friday, December 1, 2017
3:30 pm
HSEB 1750

Biololgy

Faculty Candidate Seminar

Yi-Wei Chang, Ph.D.

Department of Biology California Institute
of Technology

“Structural biology in vivo through electron cryotomography”

Monday, December 18, 2017
11:00 am - Noon
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents
Ophthalmology

Wei Li, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator,
Chief, Retinal Neurophysiology Section
National Eye Institute

Living In The Cold – Hibernation And Retinal
Neurobiology

John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium
December 13, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm

Neurobiology

Marshall Shuler, PhD

Associate Professor Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins University

“The neural genesis of reward timing and a theory of intertemporal decision making”

Wed, December 6, 2017
4:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

GIG

Clement Chow

Department of Human Genetics

“Integrative Screens:
A new approach to identifying modifier genes”

Monday, December 4, 2017

4:15 PM

Kjeldsberg Conference Room

Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

 

 

 Previous News & Events Archive

 

Neuroscience Initiative, Collaborative Pilot Seed Grant 

Request for Proposals

Thursday, May 24, 2018
5:00 PM MST
Budget: Upto $50,000 per application

Submit application online through CompetitionSpace at https://utah.infoready4.com/

Hatch Family Scholar Award Competition

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Utah

The purpose of this award is to honor the Hatch family by rewarding a junior research scientist that is conducting research in the field of Type 1 Diabetes.

A minimum prize of $1000 will be awarded.

Applications and all supporting documents should be compiled as one PDF http://utah.infoready4.com/

Due by May 4, 2018 at 5pm.

Congratulations!

Niladri Sinha receives the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Recent graduate, Niladri Sinha, Ph.D. (Bass Lab, Biological Chemistry Program 2010) has been selected for a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award to recognize outstanding achievement in Graduate Studies.

Read more...

Bioscience

Department of Oncological Sciences Presents

Andrew Paquette

PhD Dissertation Defense

"Development of a high throughput functional assay to classify BRCAJ RING missense substitutions"

Friday, March 23, 2018
1:00PM
HCI North George and Dolores Dore Eccles
6th Floor Auditorium

Bioscience
Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Nathaniel Talledge

B.S., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

“Multi-component Assemblies: Structural Studies of Complex Filaments”

Monday, March 19, 2018
1:00 p.m.
EIHG Auditorium

John Weis Memorial Graduate Student Award for PhDs and MDs

We are currently seeking applications for the John Weis Memorial Graduate Student Award. Dr. John Weis was a remarkable colleague who was passionate about many things, including community service, social activism, and the education and training of Ph.D. and M.D. students. In recognition of his dedication to teaching and mentoring, an annual Graduate Student Award has been established in his honor. This Award will provide funds to support the expenses for a PhD or MD student working in biomedical research to attend a scientific meeting or a course that furthers their education.

The application will consist of:

A student CV

A description (one page maximum) by the student of their achievements and how attending the meeting or course will further  their career.

  •   A letter from the graduate mentor, sent separately
  •   A budget of anticipated expenses

The deadline is April 2, 2018

Applications should be sent to Kim Springer in the Pathology Department: kim.springer@path.utah.edu

Students will be notified about the award by email.

Bioscience
Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Daniel P. Reich

B.S., University of North Carolina

ADAR RNA Editing Enzymes Prevent Endogenous dsRNAs from Triggering Antiviral Immune Signaling

Friday, March 16, 2018
10:00 a.m.
HSEB 4100B

2018 Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for The Outstanding Woman Student in the Health Sciences Winner

Dallas Shi, PhD, BA
University of Utah School of Medicine

The Dr. Dallas Shi was selected at this year's 2018 Elizabeth Fuhriman Gardner Prize for The Outstanding Woman Student in the Health Sciences among 5 outstanding nominees from each University of Utah college/school. This award honors an outstanding woman in the Health Sciences that exemplifies a broad breadth of interest and dedication to excellence in both their personal and professional life. Dr. Shi will be completing her final year in the School of Medicine and the David Eccles School of Business with an MBA. Women in Health, Medicine & Science (WiHMS) are very proud of Dr. Shi and her achievements and are grateful for all faculty, deans, and Selection Committee members that aided in the selection process.

BIosciDepartment of Oncological Sciences Presents

Blake Wilde

PhD Dissertation Defense

"MondoA senses mitochondrial-ATP"

Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:00 PM
HCI 6th Floor Auditorium

Gagnon

Welcome James Gagnon, Assistant Professor of Biology, to the Molecular Biology Program!

DR. GAGNON'S PROFILE...

 MB BC

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
Department of Human Genetics
Presents
Thesis Defenses

Chase D. Bryan

“How Your Neighborhood Shapes You: Interactions with the Extracellular Matrix and Migratory Neural Crest Cells Drive Optic Cup Morphogenesis”
 
Wednesday January 31, 2018
1:30 PM
Eccles Auditorium

Bioscience

Department of Oncological Sciences Presents

Atakan Ekiz

PhD Dissertation Defense

Host RON kinase signaling suppresses antitumor immune responses and can be targeted to potentiate immunotherapy in breast cancer

Monday, January 8, 2018
2:00 pm
HCI North George and Dolores Dore Eccles
6th Floor Auditorium

BioscienceDepartment of Biology
Thesis Defense for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

Robert Greenhalgh

B.S., University of Utah

"A mitey fine diet: Host range, life histories, and the genomic architecture of mite herbivores"

Monday, December 11, 2017
10:00 AM
210 Aline Wilmot Skaggs Biology Building

Bioscience

Department of Oncological Sciences Presents

Alex Stark

PhD Dissertation Defense

The Effects of two DNA Double-Strand Break Repair Genes on Zebrafish Development

Monday, December 11, 2017
10:00 AM
HCI North George and Dolores Dore Eccles
6th Floor Auditorium

Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Kyle Trettin

B.S., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

"The Role of Loquacious-PD in Small RNA Biogenesis in Drosophila Melanogaster''

Thursday, December 7, 2017
10:00 a.m.
EIHG Auditorium

Bioscience

Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Niladri Sinha

B.S., University of Calcutta

M.S., University of Calcutta

"The "Ends" Justify the Means Dual Substrate Recognition Modules Dictate Alternate Reaction States of Dicer"

Tuesday December 5, 2017

10:00 a.m.

EIHG Auditorium

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)

Last Updated: 4/17/18