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Science Communication Fellows are scientists, researchers, and other science-based professionals who have been certified by the Natural History Museum of Utah as current science ambassadors and excellent communicators.

Applications are due:
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 11:59PM MST

For more information please click here.

2019 Vitae

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

Jessica C.S. Brown, PhD
Adam De Havenon, MD
Katsuhiko Funai, PhD
Jia-Wen Guo, PhD
Benjamin Myers, PhD
Jaclyn Winter, PhD

health

Call for proposals for the School of Medicine Research Incentive Seed Grant Program 

Applications are due:
Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11:59PM MST

For more details and to submit an application please click here.

Request for Applications: 
Magnet Grants: Attracting new expertise to HIV cure research

Registration is required by:
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 3:00PM EST

For more details and to register please click here.

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Valeria Vasquez, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physiology

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The effect of dietary fatty acids on sensory ion channels

Monday, November 25, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

faculty

Present

Zheng Kuang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Immunology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“The epigenetic language of host-microbial interactions”

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:00 PM
EIHG Auditorium

Request for Applications: Single-Cell Ananlysis of Inflammation from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Applications are due:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5:00PM PST

For more details and to submit an application please click here.

faculty

PRESENT

Jun Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

“A novel metabolic circuitry through acetylcholine and nAChR”

Monday, November 18, 2019
4:00 PM
HSEB 2680

cadets

Strategic Planning and Goal Setting for your PhD and Beyond

Friday, November 15
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Students at ALL stages in their training (pre and post-doctoral) are welcome!

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Crystal F. Davey, PhD

Director of the Mutation Generation and Detection Core
University of Utah HSC Cores

“Identifying optimal CRISPR-Cas9 target sites to achieve your genome editing goals”

Thursday, November 14, 2019
4:00–5:00PM 
HSEB 4100B

SOM

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES

Lora Hooper, Ph.D

Jonathan W. Uhr, M.D
Distinguished Chair in Immunology Nancy Cain and Jeffrey A. Marcus Scholar in Medical Research 
UT Southwestern Medical Center

“Metabolism, the Microbiome, and the Circadian Clock”

November 12, 2019
4PM 
Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Biochem
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Xin Zhang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, & Molecular Biology
Pennsylvania State University

Chemical Biology of protein aggregates in the stressed proteome

Monday, November 11, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 2680

 

SBS

Karissa Sanbonmatsu, Ph.D.

Los Alamos National Labs

“Structural studies of nucleoprotein complexes: Ribosomes, chromatin, and non-coding RNAs"

Monday, November 11, 2019

4:15 PM 

ASB 210

Micro Path

Keynote Speakers

Julie Overbaugh, Fred Hutch
'Unique Features of the Infant Antibody Response to HIV Infection'

Joanne Engel, UC San Francisco
'Chlamydia is a Master Cell Biologist: The Secert Life of an Intracellular Pathogen'

Peter Ramirez, UC San Diego 
'On the Front lines: Characterizing Host-viral Conflicts at the Plasma Membrane'

Please register before 11/5/2019
https://forms.gle/QtHf3qg7xVyWzUVf8

UTAH CENTER FOR CLINICAL & TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE PRESENTS

Translational Research Trainee Symposium 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Kevin M. Flanigan, MD 

Director, Center for Gene Therapy 
Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Thursday, November 7, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm 
6:00 pm Dinner

University of Utah Alumni House 

To register, please visit: 

https://cctsresearchtraineessymp.app.rsvpify.com/

For more information please click here

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

James Granneman, PhD

Professor, Molecular Medicine and Genetics 
Director, Center for Integrative Metabolic & Endocrine Research
 Wayne State University School of Medicine 

“Deconstructing adipogenesis in vivo”

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00–5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Emily Lemmon,  PhD

Department of Biological Science 
Florida State University

“From communities to cells: connecting the ultimate and proximate mechanisms of speciation in chorus frogs

Thursday, November 7, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

GIRD

Jack Pledger

“PTPRS Drives adaptive resistance to MEK/ERK Inhibitors through SRC

Thursday, November 7, 2019
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Cartwright Conference Room 
SOM 4C103

 

 

 

 

uofu health
DEPARTMENT OF Internal Medicine
Research SEMINAR Series

Owen Chan, Ph.D. 

Associate Professor

“Central Regulation of Glucose Metabolism”

Corrine K. Welt, MD

Professor and Chief
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes

“Reproductive Lifespan as a Marker of Overall Health: A Study Using the Utah Population Database”

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 
12:00-1:00pm
HSEB 2120

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to 

 

 

Huntsman Cancer Institute Seminar Series Presents

Christine Lovly, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

New Ways to Target EGFR Signaling in Lung Cancer

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

12:00 Noon

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

Human Genetics Seminar Series Presents

Laura Reinholdt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

The Jackson Laboratory

“Genetic Variation Influences Pluripotent Ground State Stability in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Through a Hierarchy of Molecular Phenotypes”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

12:00 NOON

Gesteland-White Auditorium

EIHG 1st floor

k-club

SEMINAR event

Tristan Timbrook, 
PharmD, MBA, BCPS

“Characteristics of antimicrobial stewardship programs associated with optimal use of rapid diagnostic testing in bloodstream infections amoung Veterans Affairs Medical Centers”

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 
12:00-1:00pm
HSEB 5750C

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

N&A

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
PRESENTS

Lila Solnica-Krezel, PhD

Washington University, St. Louis
Distinguished Professor, Department of Developmental Biology

Mechanisms of gastrulation; from zebrafish to human

November 5, 2019

4:00 pm

Gesteland -White Auditorium, EIHG

Career & Professional Development Center

Grad Career Path Panels: Project and Product Management

Monday, November 4
2:00 – 3:30 pm, GC 2950

Upcoming Workshops and other Graduate Student Events & Resources:  https://gradschool.utah.edu/upcoming-events/

grounds

COME, CAFFEINATE, & COLLABORATE!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLEASE  JOIN US!!

Date: Friday 11/1

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: Skaggs Pharmacy Atruim
*Please note location change*

Sponsored by The College of Pharmacy

3i Fall

Dr. Irma Fleming

 Assistant Professor,
Department of Surgery

Who Lives, Who Dies, What Tells the Story: Understanding the Role of the Microbiome in Sepsis and Death 

Friday, November 1, 2019
12:15pm - 1:45pm 
HSEB 2680

Lunch will be served 

SBS

Alicia Boynton, Carrier lab
"Function of cervical muscle during human running" 

Dara Niketic, Hughes lab
"The mechanism of the type III secretion specificity switch"

Friday, November 1, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

October Events & Seminars

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Keke C. Fairfax, PhD

Assistant Professor 
Division of Microbiology and Immunology 
Department of Pathology 
University of Utah

“Schistosomiasis induced modulation of myeloid cell metabolism”

Thursday, October 31, 2019
4:00–5:00PM 
HSEB 4100B

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FACULTY SEMINAR

John S. (Sandy) Parkinson, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor

“Dissecting E. coli’s Three-Protein Brain”

Thursday, October 31, 2019

4:00 p.m.

ASB 210

Keeping Your Cool in Graduate School

Maintaining your mental health as a graduate student

Wednesday, October 30
3:00 – 4:00 pm, MILB 1170 

Upcoming Workshops and other Graduate Student Events & Resources:  https://gradschool.utah.edu/upcoming-events/

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Philip Kranzusch, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunobiology

Harvard Medical School

cGAS-like enzymes in immunity and host-microbe signaling

Monday, October 28, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

SBS

David Almanzar, Rog lab
"Visualizing DNA repair during meiosis in C. elegans

Kelly Kerr,  Anderegg, lab
"Investigating year-to-year variation in aspen physiology"

Friday, October 25, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

grounds

COME, CAFFEINATE, & COLLABORATE!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLEASE  JOIN US!!

Date: Friday 10/25

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3430

SACNAS University of Utah
https://uofuhealth.utah.edu/sacnas/

Sacnas

cadets

Advocating for Science & Reaching a Broader
Audience

Friday, October 25
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Students at ALL stages in their training (pre and post-doctoral) are welcome!

fall

Diabetes and metabolism Research center

Research Symposium
9AM - 4PM

Mitchell A. Lazar, MD, PhD
Director, Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
University of Pennsylvania

Driving out Diabetes, a larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative

Year 2 Highlights and Research Poster Session
4PM - 7PM

Registration
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSDFX9Z

Mentoring up

MENTORING UP: COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR ADVISOR   

WHEN: Thursday, October 24, 2019
WHERE: Lecture Classroom 1170, Marriott Library
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Join University of Utah’s Ombudsman, Maureen Condic, as she discusses how and why communication breaks down between graduate students and advisors. Learn techniques you can use to keep communication between you and your advisor clear and professional.

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Rebekah Rogers,  PhD

College of Computing & Infromatics
UNC Charlotte

“When good things happen to bad genomes: Genetic tragedies in woolly mammoths and poison dart frogs

Thursday, October 24, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

 
CELL CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
 

Margaret E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biophysics 
Johns Hopkins University 
 
"Control of multi-protein self assembly by membrane localization"
 
Wednesday,  October 23nd, 2019 at 1:30pm
Crocker Science Center Room 208

SOM

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE SEMINAR SERIES

Mark Bear, Ph.D

Professor of Neuroscience
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

“Synaptic Plasticity and Amblyopia”

October 22, 2019
4PM
Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Cognitive Coaching 

For students with ADHA or ADHA-like symptoms

Tuesday's, October 22 - November 12
5:30 – 7:00 pm, SSB 344

Upcoming Workshops and other Graduate Student Events & Resources:  https://gradschool.utah.edu/upcoming-events/

3i virology
 

Vincente Planelles,  PhD

Microbiology & Immunology

“HIV-1 infection of  macrophages and the interferon response

Thursday, October 21, 2019
10:00 am 
HSEB 3420

 SAVE THE DATE: Grad Student Resources Fair
Monday, October 21  |  1:00 – 2:30 pm  |  Marriott Library, Gould Auditorium

What services are available to University of Utah graduate students? Come to the Grad Student Resource Fair to find out! Offices from across campus that provide support and service for grad students will gather at the fair to help you learn what’s available and how best to use the U’s programs to help you succeed in your academic & personal goals. Grad students from all programs are invited to join us for this informational event. Light refreshments will be served!

Career Day 2019

Career Day 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

University of Utah
Health Science and Education Building 

Please register for the 2019 Bioscience Career Day!

https://redcap01.brisc.utah.edu/ccts/redcap/surveys/?s=J4HE8MJMH4

2 Workshops from:

Nancy Houfek

http://www.nancyhoufek.com/index.shtml

“The Performing Art of Science Presentation”

“Strategic Persuasion: Achieving Success in Meetings and Negotiations”

Networking Lunches:

Academia, Industry, Science Publishing, Clinical Research, Government & Policy

3iLeslie J. Berg, PhD

Professor and Chair of the Immunology and Microbiology Department 

University of Colorado School of Medicine 

“Linking TCR Signal Strength to Variations in Gene Expression”

Friday, October 18, 2019

12:15pm-1:15pm 

HSEB 2680

SBS

Amanda Cooper, Carrier lab
"Power comes at a cost: the role of muscle fiber length in the power vs endurance performance trade-off" 

Christie Wnukiwski, 
Jorgensen lab
"Surveillants: Degradative Organelles of the Synapse"

Friday, October 18, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB
Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies/HUntsman Cancer institute Faculty Candidate

Anna E. Beaudin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology 
University of California, Merced

Unraveling layered immunity: How perturbation of fetal hematopoiesis shapes disease susceptibility

Friday, October 18, 2019
8:00-9:00am 
HCI-RN 4-Large

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH

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

“Obesity and Cancer: When Systemic Metabolism Meets Cancer Cell Metabolism”

Friday, October 18, 2019

12:00–1:00PM, HCI-RS 1st floor Auditorium 

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Sam Wasser, Ph.D.

Department of Biology

University of Washington 

“Intelligence-led forensic science: Combatting the illegal ivory trade admidst a burgeoing world market”

Thursday, October 17, 2019

4:00 p.m.

ASB 210

ODSSS

Huntsman Cancer Institute Seminar Series Presents

Anthony Letai, MD, PhD

Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Member, Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

Choosing the Right Cancer Drugs via Tumor Mitochondria

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

Biosci

DEPARTMENT of Oncological Sciences
THESIS DEFENSE

Milind Chalishazar

Oliver Lab

Metabolic Vulnerabilities in MYC-Driven Small Cell Lung Cancer

Monday, October 14, 2019

1 PM

J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium 
(1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

Neuroscience
Neuroscience Program SeminarChi Yung Savio Chan, Ph.D.

Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology

"Neuronal Diversity in the Basal Ganglia-Bidirectional Motor Control by Pallidal Neuron Subtypes"

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4 – 5pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Laura Lackner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular Biosciences
Northwestern University

Mitochondrial anchors: positioning mitochondria and more

Monday, October 14, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 2680

 

3i Fall

Dr. Alana Welm
Professor,
Department of Oncological Sciences 
The Mysterious Role of Ron Kinase in Host Anti-tumor Immune Responses

Dr. Gabriel Fine
Assistant Professor, 
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences 
Utilization of TCR T Cells for Targeted Immunotherapy Against Solid Tumors

Friday, October 11, 2019
12:15pm - 1:45pm 
HSEB 2680

Lunch will be served 

biomed eng

Harris H. Wang, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University 

“Mapping and Modifying the Microbiome”

Friday, October 11, 2019 11:45 am – SMBB Auditorium (2650) 

Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (USTAR Bldg) – 2nd Floor

 

 

Join the LGBT Resource Center in their annual Pride Week celebrating LGBTQIA+ histories, cultures, and lives.

This year’s Pride Week runs from September 30 – October 4 and all events can be found at:

www.tinyurl.com/UPrideWeek

LGBT

Biosci

Department of Human Genetics presents
Thesis Defense

Thomas A. Sasani

Quinlan Lab

The long and short of it: investigating genome evolution with next-generation sequencing technologies

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

12 PM

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Gesteland-White Auditorium

cadets

Finances in the scientific world: How to find funding & plan spending at any stage

Friday, October 4
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Panel members Brent Brown (Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects), Bradley Stowell (Grants and Contracts Manager, Dept. of Pathology), and Kristen Kwan (Associate Professor, Dept. of Human Genetics) will be sharing their expertise and experience with obtaining and managing finances in the lab, as well as sharing useful on-campus resources in a Q&A style seminar. We will also discuss budgeting, non-federal funding resources, and other topics as they are brought up by the audience.

Students at ALL stages in their training (pre and post-doctoral) are welcome!

grounds

COME, CAFFEINATE, & COLLABORATE!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLEASE  JOIN US!!

Date: Friday 10/4

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3430

Sponsored by PITCH Program for Interdisciplinary Training in Chemical Biology) (T32)

SBS

Amanda Cooper, Carrier lab
"Power comes at a cost: the role of muscle fiber length in the power vs endurance performance trade-off" 

Anna Vickrey, Shapiro lab
"Domestic pigeon's checkered past: a link between color patterning, introgression, and hereditary blindness"

Thursday, October 4, 2019
11:45 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

 

SOBS

THE SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SEMINAR SERIES

Karen Kapheim, Ph.D.

Department of Biology

Utah State University

“Causes and consequences of behavioral plasticity in bees”

Thursday, October 3, 2019

4:00 p.m.

ASB 210

 

The School of Biological Sciences and The Center for Science and Mathematics Education Present:
 
Gilberto Flores, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
California State University, Northridge
 
“BUILD PODER at CSUN: Transforming undergraduate research training leading to health equity”
 
 
Thursday, October 3, 2019
2:00 p.m.
210 ASB
Reception to follow seminar from 3:00-3:45 p.m., ASB Lobby

Onc Sci

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 Cedric Clapier, PhD

Regulatory Architecture and Logic os Chromatin Remodelers, and Alterations by Tumor-Associated Missense Mutations

Thursday, October 3, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st Floor HCI Research South Building

SOBS

 
CELL CENTER SEMINAR SERIES
 
Wednesday October 2nd 2019 at 1:30pm
Crocker Science Center Room 208
 
Katherine Rogers, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
 
"Insights into embryonic patterning from optogenetic manipulation of BMP signaling"

October 2, 2019 with Dr. Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D.

Intermountain Healthcare Precision Genomics Seminar

DATE: Wednesday, October 2

TIME: Noon to 1 p.m.

SPEAKER: Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D. SVP and Chief Science Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health; Chief Strategy Officer, Co-founder and Professor, ISB

WHERE: Intermountain Kem Gardner Transformation Center 418 Auditorium

5026 South State Street, Murray, UT 84107

Or via web broadcast

When it’s time, click here to join the web broadcast activity with access code 807 129 108 and meeting password 123123.

(Don’t) Imagine Them Naked: Public Speaking Tips & Tricks for Grad Students and Postdocs

Tuesday, October 1  |  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Marriott Library, Room 1170

Public speaking doesn’t have to be scary.

Build your confidence in public speaking at this workshop, presented by the Graduate School.

Register here for the event:https://gradschool.utah.edu/registration-1.


 

September Events & Seminars

Bioscience
Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology & Immunology Presents

Thesis Defense By

Morgan Wambaugh

Monday, September 30, 2019
2:00 PM

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG 1st Floor

GIG GTP
Genetics Training Program & Genetics Interest Group Seminars

Scott Kennedy

Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

September 30, 2019
4:00PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium, 1st floor, EIHG

N&A

THE DERPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
PRESENTS
an Informal Seminar with
 
Adrian Moore, PhD
RIKEN Center for Brain Science
 
Neuro-differentiation: From Transcription to Wiring
 
Friday, September 27, 2019
BPRB 501 at 10AM
grounds
come, caffeinate, & Collaborate!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLease  join us!!

Date: Friday 9/27

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3420

Sponsored by Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology (NUIP)

Department of Biomedical Engineering
SPECIAL SEMINAR

Reshma Shetty, Ph.D. 

Co-Founder, Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.

“Designing Biology”

Friday, September 27, 2019 11:45 am – SMBB Auditorium (2650) 

Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building (USTAR Bldg) – 2nd Floor

 

Onc Sci

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 K-T Varley, PhD

Breast Cancer Genomics: From correlation to causation and the clinic

Thursday, September 26, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st Floor HCI Research South Building

N&A

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Penelope Brockie, PhD

Research Professor
And

Jerry Mellem, PhD

Research Associate Professor

Mechanistic studies of synaptic function: How do neural circuits control behavior?

Thursday, September 26, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Huntsman Cancer Institute Presents

Susan Dentzer

Senior Policy Fellow
Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy

Cancer Care Without Walls: Opportunities and Challenges

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

Mark S. Humayun, M.D., Ph.D.

University Professor

Professor of Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, and Integrative Anatomical Sciences

Cornelius J. Pings Chair in Biomedical Sciences

Director, USC Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics

Co-Director, USC Roski Eye Institute

University of Southern California

“Advanced Retinal Implants”

September 24, 2019

4PM Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Bio Sci

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

William Brazelton, Ph.D. 

“Rock-Powered Life on the Seafloor”

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

4:00 p.m.

210 ASB

 

Biochem
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Jesse Zalatan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
University of Washington

Reevaluating the functional role of Axin as a scaffold for kinase signaling in the Wnt pathway

Monday, September 23, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES SCIENTIFIC SPEAKING SEMINAR

German Pinas

(Parkinson lab)

"Cooperative Signaling by E.coli Chemoreceptor Arrays: Causes and Consequences"

and

Karen Kierstead

(Feener lab)

"Deciphering the Symbiotic Relationship of Camponotus and Blochmannia“

Friday, September 20, 2019

11:45 AM-1:00 PM

Room 210 ASB

TRIAD (Translational Research Initiative on Antisocial Personality Disorder) Seminar Series

Dr. Adrian Raine

Professor, Depts. of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology University of Pennsylvania  

The Anatomy of Violence:  Dissecting The Biological Roots of Crime  

Friday, September 20, 2019   

Social & Behavioral Science Bldg (BEH S) Room 110

12:00 – 1:30 PM

SYNAPSE INTEREST GROUP

COME JOIN US FOR FUN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT OUR FAVORITE SUBCELLULAR COMPARTMENT!

Kubanek Lab (New Faculty!!!)

September 20, 2019
4:00 PM
SMBB 4100

Departments of Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and NUIP present

The Rising Stars Symposium

Thursday, September 19th

Session 1: Metabolism – HSEB 3515B
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Session 2: Protein Design – HSEB 4100B - 1:45-4:45 pm

Friday, September 20th

Session 1: Chemical Biology – EIHG Auditorium - 9:00 am –11:45 am
Chemical Biology at the U – HSEB 3515B - 1:30 – 3:00 pm

Inaugural James and Kathleen McCloskey Bioscience Endowed Lecture

Venki Ramakrishnan
2009 Nobel Laureate in Chemisty
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Cambridge, England

*Registration for McCloskey Lecture required:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080545ACAA2EABF58-mccloskey3

Department of Oncological Sciences Presents

Jay Gertz, PhD

How does estrogen receptor alpha regulate gene expression in endometrial cancer?

Thursday, September 19, 2019
12:00 Noon
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

William Anderegg, Ph.D.

“Leveraging plant physiology to predict the future of Earth’s forests in the 21st century”

Thursday, September 19

4:00 p.m.

210 ASB

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Yonggang Shi, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology, Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, University of Southern California

Connectome Imaging for Mapping Human Brain Pathways

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
3:00 PM
Evans Conference Room, WEB 3780

HCI Seminar Series

Ken Olive, PhD .

Columbia University Medical Center

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SPECIAL SEMINAR

Prachee Avasthi, PhD

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center

“Maximizing career development opportunities in the changing scientific landscape”

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
10:30AM - 12:00 PM
2120 HSEB

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Nicola Allen, PhD

Department of Molecular Neurobiology
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

“Astrocyte regulation of neuronal synapses”

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

NERG

Dr. Elliot Smith

Rolston Lab: direct electrical monitoring and causal perturbation of the human brain

September 17th, 2019

12:45 PM

WEB 3780

ZIG BioSci

Holger Knaut, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, NYU School of Medicine

“How Cells Walk and Talk - Adjusting and Interpreting Signals in the Extracellular  Space”

Monday, September 16, 2019
12:00 pm
ASB 210

Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Sep 16 – 20, 2019

http://upda.utah.edu/events/national-postdoc-appreciation-week-2019/

During the Postdoc Appreciation Week September 16-19, 2019, join the UPDA board to celebrate the contributions of the postdoctoral scholars at the University of Utah!

It will be a full week of events, including career development and social events to commemorate and celebrate postdocs’ contribution to university excellence.

Keynote Address:

Dr.Neil Bardhan

Founder, Bardhan Consulting

Sharing your Science Story Effectively

September 16, 2019
12-1pm, HSEB 2120

Register here:

https://forms.gle/ub6zMxUMkD6rbTWh8

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SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Rajeshwary Ghosh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

“Myocardial protein degradation pathways”

Thursday, September 12, 2019

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Bioscience

Annual Bioscience Symposium

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

1:00-8:00 pm

Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House

Don Summers Memorial Lecture
7:00 pm: Jeffrey Bluestone, PhD
University of California San Francisco
Office of Research Integrity & Compliance

“Authorship in the Era of Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Does the U Need An Authorship Policy?” Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 10th

12:00-1:00pm

HSEB 1730

Biochemistry
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Jason Locasale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology

Duke Center for Genomic & Computational Biology

Glucose and amino acid metabolism in cancer

Monday, September 9, 2019

4:00 pm

HSEB 2680

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Being Proactive in your Career: How to Communicate Effectively

Friday, September 6
2:00-3:00 PM
HSEB 3515B

Panel members Barbara Wilson (Interim Dean of Nursing), Minna Roh-Johnson (Assistant Professor, Biochemistry) and Ofer Rog (Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences) will be sharing their experiences with communication obstacles they have faced in their careers and how they navigated them in a Q&A style seminar.

Panel members will lead a discussion on how to advocate for yourself in the workplace and how to use your voice effectively in potentially tricky situations.

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come, caffeinate, & Collaborate!!

Grounds Unwound is a Student planned event for all levels to come, relax and unwind.

PLease  join us!!

Date: Friday 9/6

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Location: HSEB 3430

Neuro Anat

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Alejandra Bosco, DSc, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Microglia as sensor and regulator of neurodegeneration progression in glaucoma

Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Seminar

Ofer Rog, Ph.D.

“Regulating Chromosome Interactions During Sexual Reproduction”

 Thursday, September 5, 2019
4:00 p.m.
ASB 210

Neuro Anat

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Erik Ullian, PhD

UCSF, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Modeling human neuron-glia interactions in health and disease in three dimensions

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

 

August Events & Seminars

Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

State of the DMRC

By: Scott Summers, PhD
Chair, Department Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah

By: Jared P. Rutter, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry
Nuclear Control of Cell Growth & Differentiation Program, HCI
University of Utah

Thursday, August 29, 2019
4:00–5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

Adam Douglass, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Oxytocinergic control of pain avoidance in larval zebrafish

Thursday, August 29, 2019

4:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Bioscience
Department of Human Genetics Presents

Thesis Defense By

Clay Carey

“Patterns of Genetic Conflict in Immune Defenses and Physiological Processes Targeted by Pathogens”

Thursday, August 29th
2:00 PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG 1st Floor

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents
Ophthalmology Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series

Philip R. Troyk, PhD

Professor/Associate Dean
Biomedical Engineering Dept.
Illinois Institute of Technology

Technology, Research & Regulations: In Pursuit of the
Intracortical Visual Prosthesis Clinical Trial

John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium
August 21, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
SPECIAL SUMMER SEMINAR

Dr. Weston Porter  

Professor and Deputy Director
NIEHS Texas A&M Center for Environmental Health Research
Department of Integrative Biosciences
Texas A&M University 

SIM2s Regulation of Mitophagy in Mammary Gland Development

Monday, August 12, 2019    

501 BPRB 

9:00 A.M.   

CTLE

The Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence

Annual Teaching Symposium

Monday, August 12, 2019
9am – 3:30pm
Marriott Library

The Symposium is intended for graduate students and faculty involved in instruction. It is designed to provide practical skills and knowledge for excellent teaching in higher education. A selection of workshop sessions are offered allowing attendees to learn about specific topics of interest.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lisa Diamond

Insights from 20 Years of Mistakes and Surprises

Register for this event

August 9th-10th, 2019
Park City Marriott

2019 Department of Pathology 7th Annual Microbiology and Immunology Summer Symposium

Please click here to register.

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Department of internal Medicine research seminar series

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
12:00-1:00 pm
HSEB 2120

Translational Aging Research:
The Relevance of Age-related Arterial Stiffness Across the Internal Medicine Spectrum

Anthony J. Donato, PhD, MS
Associate Professor,
Devision of Geriatrics
"Can Established Anti-aging Interventions Prevent Large Artery Stiffening"

Mark A. Supiano, MD
Professor and Chief,
Division of Geriatrics
"Cognitive Function, Arterial Stiffness, and Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering"

Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please RSVP to elynn.beck@hsc.utah.edu

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Rony Seger, PhD

Professor, Biological Regulation
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, Isreal

“Nuclear translocation of MAPKs as a therapeutic target for cancer and inflammation”

August 5, 2019
4:00 PM
1200 EEJMRB

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences Informal Seminar

Paul Whiteaker

Professor, Division of Neurobiology
Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ

“The nature of prototoxin modulation of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors”

Monday, August 5, 2019

4:00 p.m.

HEB 2006

Biochemistry Special Speaker

Rony Seger

Professor, Biological Regulation
Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Nuclear translocation of MAPKs as a therapeutic target for cancer and inflammation

Monday, August 5, 2019

4:00 pm

EEJMRB 1200

 

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