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Upcoming Events & Seminars


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



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

Career Day 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Bioscience Career Day will be Friday, October 18th!

Mark your calendars and watch for registration and a detailed schedule of events!

2 Workshops from:

Nancy Houfek

“The Performing Art of Science Presentation”

“Strategic Persuasion: Achieving Success in Meetings and Negotiations”


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)

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:



September Events & Seminars

School of Biological Sciences Scientific Speaking Seminar

German Pinas

(Parkinson lab)

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


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

Genetics Training Program & Genetics Interest Group Seminars

Scott Kennedy

Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

September 30, 2019
Gesteland-White Auditorium, 1st floor, EIHG


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
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)

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)

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

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


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

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



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:


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


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


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


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

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:



Rajeshwary Ghosh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology

“Myocardial protein degradation pathways”

Thursday, September 12, 2019

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B


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


HSEB 1730

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


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.

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
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

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

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.   


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.


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


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

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




Last Updated: 9/18/19