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Upcoming Events

 

 

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What Makes a Good Figure?

Anne Martin

Williams Lab, Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

Friday, November 30th, 2018
2-3PM
HSEB 3515B 

 

Michael Summers, PHD

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UMBC

"Insights into structures and mechanisms that regulate
HIV-1 genome function and fate" 

Thursday, November 8,  2018
10:45am-12:00pm
4630 TBBC

Hosted By:
Bethany Buck-Keohntop

 

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The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents:

Luke Gilbert,
Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Urology
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center SOM, UCSF

Mapping the genetic landscape of human cells

Monday, December 10,  2018
4:00 pm 
HSEB 2680

 

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CV or Resume? 
The Difference Between Industry & Acedemia 

Aaron Paugh
Corporate Recruiter with Recursion Pharmaceuticals 

Chris Hill, PHD
Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biochemistry 

Friday, November 2nd, 2018
2-3PM
HSEB 3515B 

 

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The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents:

Dustin Maly, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry 
University of Washington 

Enigineered protein switches for studying dynamic cellular processes

Monday, November 12,  2018
4:00 pm 
HSEB 1750

 

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SACNAS Chipotle Fundraiser 

For SACNAS to get the proceeds you have to tell them “I’m with SACNAS!” 

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018
5-9PM
734 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 

 

 

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Present a Special Seminar: 

Michael Summers

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UMBC

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A successful model for developing a more inclusive STEM PhD workforce

Wednesday, November 7,  2018
4:00 pm 
ASB 210

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The Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy  

Anne Martin 

Kirrel3: An exciting molecule for studying hippocampal inhibition

October 8th, 2018
1PM 
Gestelund-White Auditorium
EIHG

 

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The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents:

John C. Price, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemisty 
Brigham Young University  

Using kinetic proteomics to identify in vivo prot

Monday, October 22, 2018
4:00 pm 
HSEB 2680

 

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2018 Rising Stars in Heme and Iron 

Friday, November 9th, 2018
8:30am-11:30am 
HSEB 2120

For more information please click here. 

 

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Lei Liu, Ph.D.

Professor & Vice-Chair of Chemistry Tsinghua University, Beijing, China 
 

Studies on chemical protein synthesis using peptide hydrazides 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:00 pm 
EEJMRB 1200

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BIOSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Marriott University Park Hotel

1:00 PM – 8:30 PM

DON SUMMERS MEMORIAL LECTURE

Jim Wells, University of California, San Francisco

Registration Required 

To register please click here

 

 

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Ellie Heckscher, PhD 

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience & Cell Biology 
University of Chicago 

"Time, Stem Cells, and Motor Circuits" 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018
4:00PM
SMBB Auditorium

 

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The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents:

Claudia Villanueva, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemisty 
University of Utah 

Tales from the cold: Mechanisms of thermoregulation and the impact on matabolism

Monday, September 24, 2018
4:00 pm 
HSEB 2680

 

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The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents:

Demián Cazalla, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemisty 
University of Utah 

Lessons from viruses: A novel mechanism for gene regulation

Monday, October 8, 2018
4:00 PM 
HSEB 2680

 

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2nd Year Physical Seminar:

Dakota Merriles
Morse Group 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:00PM
4630 TBBC

 

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Inorganic Seminar: 

Elliott Hulley, PhD
University of Wyoming 

"Application of FLP Design Strategies to Organometallic Transformations: Examining How Arenes Turn into Acids" 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
10:45AM 
4630 TBBC







 

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Analyt/Phys/Mat Seminar:

Hans Robinson, PhD
Virginia Tech

"Light-mediated nanoassembly"

Monday, September 17, 2018
4:00 PM 
4630 TBBC

 

 

Imaging Elevated: 
Utah Symposium for Emerging Investigators 

We have invited 12 truly impressive presenters from around the country to share the latest research and clinical advancements in our field. This event is free to attend, and it’s an excellent opportunity to meet potential collaborators, spark ideas about the latest advancements, and represent our university to the broader national community.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
8am-5pm
University of Utah 

For more information please click here.

To register please click here.

 

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The Rising Stars Symposium 

Session 1: Electron Cryotomography 

Session 2: Protein Design 

Session 3: Metabolism 

Friday, September 14th, 2018
HSEB 3515B

Questions: Please contact Michael Kay 

 

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Seminar Series Presents: 

Bryn Dentinger, PhD

"Integrative mycology for biodiversity discovery"

Thursday, September 13, 2018
4:00-5:00PM
210 Aline Skaggs 
Biology Building
 

 

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SEMINARS IN METABOLISM PRESENTS: 

Trudy G. Oliver, PhD 

Associate Professor
Oncological Sciences Investigator 
Huntsman Cancer Institute

 

"MYC drives a metabolically distinct subtype of small cell lung cancer that is dependent on arginine" 

Thursday, September 6, 2018
4:00-5:00PM 
HSEB 4100B

 

 

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Interview & Negotiating Skills

Francine Mahak, PhD
Career Coach, Science & Engineering Graduate Students, University of Utah Career & Professional Development Center

Friday, October 5th, 2018
2-3PM
HSEB 3515B 

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Building a Winning Team: Mentoring, Leadership & Conflict Resolution 

The Panel will include: 

  • Aaron Daniels, 
    Project Manager at Recursion Pharmaceuticals
  • Deborah Neklason, Program Director of Utah Genome Project and Research Associate Professor in Division of Genetic Epidemiology in Internal Medicine
  • Michael Kay, MD-PhD, Director of the Biological Chemistry Program
  • Office of Equal Opportunity And Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

Friday, September 7, 2018
2:00-3:00pm 
HSEB 3515B

 

Zebrafish Interest Group Presents: 

Adam Miller, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor
Institute of Neuroscience
University of Oregon 

"A Zebrafish Cell Atlas using single-cell RNAseq"

Thursday, September 6, 2018
12:00 PM 
HSEB 1730

 

The Developmental Biology Training Grant and Zebrafish Interest Group welcome

Josh Wythe, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor Cardiovascular Research Institute Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics 
Baylor College of Medicine 

"Somatic KRAS Gain Of Function In Sporadic Brain Arteriovenous Malformations"

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
12:00 PM 
HSEB 2600

 

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Lauren O'Connell, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology 
Standford University 

"Chemical and cognitive ecology in poison frogs"

Thursday, September 6, 2018
 4:00-5:00 PM 
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

Zhiping Pang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Neuroscience and Cell Biology

Rutgers University

 

“Synaptic regulation by neuropeptides in the brain”

 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

4:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

 

Cell Center Seminar Series 

William Hancock, Ph.D

Professor & Chair of Inter-college Graduate Program in Bioengineering
Penn State University 

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Intracellular Transport by Kenesin Motor Proteins 

Thursday, September 17, 2018
4:30pm 
Crocker Science Center rm 2018

 

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Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center and Driving Out Diabetes, a Larry H. Miller Family Wellness Initiative 

Research Symposia 9:30am-5pm 
Michael German, MD 
Director, UCSF Diabetes Research Center 

Year 1 Highlights & Research Poster Session 5-8pm 

October 2, 2018
IJ & Jeane Wagner
Jewish Community Center 

To register please click here

 

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Call for Developmental Biology Training Grant Applications 

We anticipate openings for pre-doctoral trainees on the NIH Developmental Biology Training Grant. We invite applications from graduate students who have passed their Capstone exams. Interested graduate students in Years 2 - 4 are urged to apply, although some preference will be given to students earlier in their careers due to NIH guidelines. Applicants should be aware that an effort is made to support only one trainee per lab, in order to distribute trainee support as widely as possible. Persons from underrepresented ethnic groups and economically disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply and self-identify.

Application are due 8/29/2018

Please click here for more information 


logoDepartment of Medicinal Chemistry Presents:

Shuangyu Elena Ma 

PhD Dissertation Defense 

"Building a Research Toolkit for Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases"

August 8, 2018
2:00-4:00 PM

HSEB 3515B 

 

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Department of Oncological Sciences  Presents:

Jamie Gardiner

PhD Dissertation Defense 

"Characterization of genomic subtypes of Ewing sarcoma based on copy number alterations"

Friday, September 14, 2018
3:00 PM

J. Willard & Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium 
1st Floor HCI-Research South






 

Grad Student Resource Fair

Graduate students have access to many different resources from all areas of campus. On Friday, September 7, representatives from these resources will gather at the Grad Student Resource Fair to highlight their offerings and interact with graduate students. All graduate students from the University are invited to attend this first annual event!

September 7, 2018
1:00-2:30pm
Gould Auditorium in the
Marriott Library 

For more information please click here

 

School of Biological Sciences 
Fall 2018 Seminar Series 

9/6/18- Lauren O' Connell, Ph.D 
Stanford University 

9/13/18- Bryn Dentinger, Ph.D
Universtiy of Utah 

9/20/18- Sophie Caron, Ph.D
University of Utah 

9/27/18- Rebecca Safran, Ph.D 
University of Colorado, Boulder 

10/4/18- Shane Campbell-Stanton, Ph.D
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

10/18/18- Seminar TBA

10/25/18- Peter Reich, Ph.D
University of MInnesota

11/1/18- Lindy McBride, Ph.D
Princeton University 

11/8/18- Elcin Unal, Ph.D 
UC Berkeley 

11/15/18- Molecular Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar 

11/29/18- Molecular Biology Faculty Candidate Seminar 

12/6/18- Gil Rosenthal, Ph.D
Texas A&M


Seminars are held on Thursdays from 4-5:00pm in 210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building 

 

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The CaDeTS series is designed to help graduate students gain career development skills that will help them as they continue the journey through their PhD to their career. 

Friday, August 24, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
Strategic Planning for your PhD: Time Management & Organization

Friday, September 7, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
Building a Winning Team: Mentoring, Leadership & Conflict Resolution 

Friday, October 5, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
Interview & Negotiating Skills 

Friday, November 2, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
What Makes a Good Figure?

Friday, March 22, 2019
2:00-3:00 pm
Science Communication to the Public 

Friday, April 19, 2018
2:00-3:00 pm
Understanding Finances in the Scientific World: How to find Funding & Plan Spending 

 

GRADUATE FUNDING SUCCESS NSF-GRFP WORKSHOP

Friday, August 31 • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Faculty Center, Marriott Library

NSF-GRFP Overview
Professor Diane Pataki
Associate Dean for Research, College of Science

NSF-GRFP Success Panel
Current NSF Award Recipients

RSVP at
http://tinyurl.com/NSFsuccess

 

 

Genetics Training Program & Genetics Interest Group Seminars 2018-2019

David Grunwald, Ph.D

Department of Human Genetics University of Utah 

"Learning from Failure: Designing Null Mutations in the CRISPR Era" 

Monday, August 27, 2018
4:15 pm 

Kjeldsberg Conference Room 
EEJMRB

 

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SRIGOKUL UPADHYAYULA, PH.D.

Instructor in Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

High-Resolution Imaging of Multicellular Organisms

Thursday, August 23, 2018
3:00 pm
Crocker Science Center Room 208
Henry Eyring Center for Cell & Genome Sciences
 

Utah Fish Conference

We’d like to announce the upcoming inaugural Utah Fish Conference, a free (!) one-day symposium that is being organized by Zebrafish Interest Group trainees here on campus.

October 8th, 2018
Crocker Science Center
University of Utah

Bruce Draper
UC Davis
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular
and Cellular Biology

Trista North
Harvard Medical School and
Boston Childrenʼs Hospital
Associate Professor;
Harvard Stem Cell Institute

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THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Christopher Gregg, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology
and Anatomy 

“Unearthing New Epigenetic and Genetic Mechanisms Shaping Behavoir”

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

4:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

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The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

Zhiping Pang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience and Cell Biology
Rutgers University

“Synaptic regulation by neuropeptides in the brain”

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

4:00 pm

EIHG Auditorium

 

2018 Annual Teaching Symposium

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence invites faculty, postdocs, and graduate students to their 2018 Annual Teaching Symposium

August 13, 2018

8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Marriott Library

More information and registration here: https://ctle.utah.edu/ats/

 

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THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

 

Megan Williams, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy 

“Finding the perfect match: the role of cell adhesion in synapse form and function”

Wednseday, August 29, 2018

12:00 pm

EIHG Auditorium

Neuroscience Seminar Series
2018-2019

09/18/18: David Sulzer, Ph.D. 
"The Dopamine Synapse"

10/16/18: Jennifer Li, Ph.D. 
"Brain wide imaging of complex behaviors in freely swimming larval zebrafish"

11/20/18: Aaron Batista, Ph.D
"Neural population mechanisms of learning"

1/15/19: Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D
"Anxiety as a disorder of action computation by prefrontal cortex"

02/19/19: Axel Brunger, Ph.D. 
"Molecular mechanisms of synaptic neurotransmitter release"

03/19/19: Patrick Kanold, Ph.D.
"Circuits and plasticity in the developing auditory cortex: How you learned your mother's voice"

04/16/19: Yun Zhang, Ph.D
"Circuit mechanisms underlying olfactory learning"

 

Genetics Training Program & Genetics Interest Group Seminars 2018-2019

08/27/18: David Grunwald Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics University of Utah 

09/17/18: David Stillman Ph.D.
Department of Pathology
 University of Utah 

10/29/18: Andrew Camilli Ph.D.
Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology 
Tufts University School of Medicine 

12/03/18: Marian Walhout Ph.D.
Program in Systems Biology 
U Mass Medical School 

12/17/18: Charles Murtaugh Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics 
University of Utah 

01/07/19: Jan Christian Ph.D.
Departemnt of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Universty of Utah 

02/04/19: Mark Metzstein Ph.D.
Department of Human Genetics 
University of Utah 

03/04/19: Daniel Hart Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
UCSF

04/15/19: Paul Taghert Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience
Washington University School of Medicine 

For more information please click here. 

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DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES PRESENTS

Tetyana V. Forostyan

PhD Dissertation Defense

"Role of immune balance in metabolic disease: deletion of retinol transporter in dendritic cells protects mice from obesity induced glucose intolerance and insulin resistance"

Monday August 13, 2018
11:00 AM
J. Willard and Alice S Marriott Foundation Auditorium
(1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

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Graduate Funding Success Symposium

July 31, 2018

1-4:30pm HSEB

If an application for graduate research funding is on your horizon, consider attending the Graduate Funding Success Symposium. This event brings together experts from across campus to advise and support students who seek funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as other sources.

Please click here to join the email list!

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Peng Zhao, PhD

Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Chen Lab

"Suppress type I diabetes without immunosuppression"

Thursday, June 21, 2018
4:00-5:00PM
HSEB 2680

Department of Oncological Sciences Presents

Julia Carleton

PhD Dissertation Defense

"Functional dissection of estrogen-responsive enhancers"

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
1:00PM
J. Willard and Alice S Marriott Foundation Auditorium
(1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

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Department of Oncological Sciences Presents:

Dollie LaJoie

PhD Dissertation Defense

"Coordinating the events of nuclear assembly as cells exit mitosis"

June 8, 2018
11:00 AM
EIHG Gesteland-White Ist Floor Auditorium

 

Once again, the University of Utah is among the top 100 universities in the world. According to the 2018-2019 Center for World University Rankings, the U ranks 83 out of 18,000 universities worldwide.

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Congratulations! Paul Sigala Named Pew Scholar

MB/BC Faculty member Paul Sigala, Ph.D. in Biochemistry was named a 2018 Pew Scholar for his lab’s interdisciplinary approach to developing novel methods for combatting malaria, one of the most common infectious diseases and a public health threat worldwide.

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Junco Warren, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah

"Histone Methyltransferase Smyd1 Regulates Cardiac Energetics"

Thursday, May 31, 2018
4:00-5:00PM
HSEB 2680

Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium

The 2019 symposium will feature the clinical and translational impact of the recently announced impressive results of the multi-center LVAD Bridge-To-Recovery RESTAGE-HF Trial.
Please click here for more information

SAVE THE DATE
January 17 & 18, 2019

Univeristy of Utah
School of Medicine
Health Sciences Education Building

 

 

 

 

 

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