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Upcoming Events & Seminars

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The Solve ME/CFS Initiative

The Solve ME/CFS Initiative is sponsoring a grant program to attract researchers who work in the broad scientific domains of immunology, metabolism, the microbiome, genetics, and neurology to apply their research to the problem of solving/treating myalgic encephalomyelitis (formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS). This current seed grant funding range is $35k-$55k, ad their information indicates that this may lead to larger grants after the pilor phase. The application deadline is June 30th.

Please click here for more information.

Save the Date
Friday, June 14,  2019

2019 Hematology and Metals in Medicine Symposium

Keynote Speakers:

Emery Bresnick, PhD

Professor, Director UW-Madison Blood Research Program

Ning Zheng, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology University of Washington

For more information please contact Shelly Saxton shelly.saxton@hsc.utah.edu

Workshop Announcement
Friday, June 14,  2019
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
HSEB 4100B

2019 Hematology and Metals in Medicine Symposium

Crystal Davey, PhD
Driector of Mutation Generation & Detection Core

Services and Strategies for Generating targeted Genome Edits

Laurie Jackson, PhD
Director of Iron & Heme Core

What you need to know to optimize your analysis in the Iron and Heme Core

James Cox, PhD
Director of Metabolomics

More Fun with Metabolomics

Bioscience

Department of Biochemistry

Jenna Goodrum

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“Exploring Pathways of Quality Control at the Mitochondrial Surface"

Thursday, June 13th, 2019
12:00 PM
EIGH Auditorium

HCI

HCI Adaptive Therapy Symposium

June 10th, 2019

HUntsman Cancer Institute research south Auditorium

Session 1 - Towards Adaptive Therapy in the Clinic

Bob Gatenby, MD
Moffitt, Radiology, Mathematical Oncology

Sandy Anderson, PhD
Moffitt, Integrated Mathematical Oncology

Alana Welm, PhD
Oncological Sciences: patient Derrived models

Joel Brown, PhD
Moffitt, Gynecologic Oncology, Mathematical Oncology

Fred Adler, PhD
Mathematics: Modeling complex systems

Ben Maughan, MD
Genitourinary Oncology: clinical trials

Session 2 - Evolutionary Medicine and Applications to Adaptive Therapy

Carlo Maley, PhD
Arizona, Evolutionary Oncology

Joshua Schiffman, MD
Pediatrics: comparative oncology

Christopher Gregg,PhD
Neurobiology: genomics, epigenetics, evolutionary biology

Session 3 - Precision Medicine and Personalized Genomics for Cancer

Stefanie Jeffery, MD
Stanford, Surgical Oncology

Ben Spike, PhD
Oncological Sciences: stem cell biology and tumor heterogeneity

K-T Varley, PhD
Oncological Sciences: niomarker development, prognostics

Aaron Quinlan, PhD
Human Genetics: genomics and computational biology

Yi Qiao, PhD (Marth Lab)
Human Genetics: tumor heterogeneity and computational biology

Session 4 - Discussion - Designing a Breast Cancer Trail to extend the efficacy of metastatic breast cancer treatments

Pitch

Save the Date!

3rd Annual PITCH CHEMICAL Biology retreat
MOnday, June 10,  2019
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
HSEB 3515b

Everyone is welcome!
Full details comming soon

Hematology

The University of Utah Hematological Malignancies Symposium

June 7-8, 2019
Deer Valley Resort  

Session 1 - Malignancy and Treatment - Genomic Approaches

Jeff Tyner, PhD
Oregon Health Sciences Center

Gabor Marth, DSc
Human Genetics, University of Utah

Ilaria Iacobucci, PhD
St Jude's Children's Hospital

Session 2 - Innate Immunity and Mitcohondria Effects on Myeloid Malignancy Mechanisms and Treatments

Dan Starczynowski, PhD 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Tom O'Hare, PhD
Hematology, University of Utah

Brian Betts, PhD
Hematology, Oncology & Transplantation, University of Minnesota

Session 3 - Novel Therapies for "-omas"

Loretta Nastoupil, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sabarinath Radhakrishnan, MD
Hematology, University of Utah

Session 4 - Hematopoiesis

Siddharta Jaiswai, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Jan Christian, PhD
Hematology, University of Utah

Josef Prchal, MD
Hematology, University of Utah

Session 5 -  Beyond Genomics: Novel Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Cell Survival and Therapeutics

Hans-Guido Wendel, MD 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Tracy George, MD
Pathology, University of Utah

MInna Roh-Johnson, PhD
Biochemistry, University of Utah

Please contact Dennis Winge if you are interested in attending and want a room reserved for Friday night June 7.

dennis.winge@hsc.utah.edu

ASHG

Human Genetics Scholars Initiative

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Human Genetics Scholars Initiative, a new program to advance diversity and inclusion in the genetics and genomics workforce. The program will:
Identify, mntor and help prepare a select group of high-potential, diverse early-career individuals for professional success.
Develop and sustain a community of researchers across generations commited  to diversity and inclusion, who are willing to foster sustained attention to these issues in their research institutions and training programs.
Provide complimentary ASHG membership, funding to travel to and atteng the ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting, and funds for career development.

To apply for this two-year, intensice program, applicants must submit an abstract to the ASHG 2019 Annual Meeting by the June 6 deadline, as well as a CV/resume, personal statement, and two letters of recommendation. The program is open to U.S. late-stage graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early-career researchers from underrepresented groups, as defined by NIH Guidelines

For more inforamtion please click here.

 

May Events & Seminars

STAT Wunderkinds Nomination

Each year the excellent health and science publication STAT has a Wunderkind competition, searching the country for the next generation of biomedical leaders. Last year they chose 30 Wunderkinds. Each person has their profile published in STAT, providing national exposure.

Typically these are postdocs and residents but also young CEOs. I’d love to mine the rest of your group for ideas for people to nominate. Nomination is pretty easy and we can help. If you agree, please forward this email.

By May 31, 2019, please send:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Department or program. If the person is a postdoc, who is their PI?
  • A brief explanation for why this person should be nominated.

Information from STAT:
Who is eligible: Our Wunderkinds are postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, interns, medical fellows, and industry scientists who have completed their terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.O., Sci.D., D.D.S., or the equivalent) and are in their first job/training program after, somewhere in North America. Nominees should be done with their degree, and on the next leg of their career, but not running their own research program independently.

What does nomination entail? Through STAT’s online form, submit the candidate’s CV, a research paper, and an explanation for why this person should be a STAT Wunderkind: What is this persons scientific or clinical achievements? What is this person doing to improve health and medicine?

If you have a nomination, please work with Julie Kiefer to submit the nomination.

health

Human Genetics Seminar Series Presents

John Novembre, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor Human Genetics Ecology & Evolution
University of Chicago

“Methods for Revealing Geographic Structure in Genetics Variation Data”

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
12:00PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium
EIHG 1st floof

Bioscience

School Of Biological Sciences

Daniel Appadurai

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“Membrane Tension Regulates Eisosome Structure and Function"

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019
2:00 PM
Crocker Science Center Room 208

SOM

Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D

Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institue Yale University

 “Antiviral Immune Respone at Mucosal Surfaces”

May 28, 2019
4pm
Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

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Life Sciences Case Competition - Apply Today!


Application Deadline:
May 27, 2019

Competition Dave:
June 8, 2019

Hosted by three of the top student consulting clubs in NYC, this competition will attract interdisciplinary teams compete in delivering a creative solutions for real-world problems in healthcare and life sciences.Teams of 3-5 (Masters, PhDs, MDs) will have one week to prepare their case before they present at the competition at Rockefeller University to win cash prizes, while networking with the top consultant firms and biotech leaders in NYC.

Please click here to learn more.

The Department of Pathology presents:
Faculty Candidate Seminar

Jorge Henao-Mejia, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia"

“RNA-regulation if inflammation”

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
12:00 pm
HCI South 1st Floor Auditorium

health

SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Mark A. Febbraio,  PhD

NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
Head, Cellular & Molecular Metabolism Laboratory
Drug Discovery Biology
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
MONASH University

“Novel insight and therapies for NASH driven HCC”

Thursday, May 23, 2019
4:00PM
HSEB 3515B

Bioscience

School Of Biological Sciences

Jacob Cooper

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“The Molecular Basis of Hybrid Incompatibility and Detecting Recurrent Positive Selection in Genomic Data"

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
10:00 AM
James Talmage Building, Room 140

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Human Genetics Seminar Series Presents

Mustafa Sahin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

“mTOR in Development and Disease”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
12:00PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium
EIHG 1st floor

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Manu Prakash, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University

“Extreme Cell Biology - and Other Puzzles from the Ocean”

Friday, May 17, 2019
2:00-3:00 pm
Crocker Science Center
Room 208

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A Division of Microbiology and Immunology Seminar

Joseph Sun, PhD

Associate Professor of Immunology
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 "Epigenetic Control of Innate and Adaptive Lymphocytes During Viral Infection"

Friday, May 17, 2019
12:15-1:15pm
HSEB room 2600

Light refreshments will be served

Whats

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Center for Cell and Genome Science
'Hey, What's the Big Idea?' Symposium

2:30-4:30pm (CSC 208)

Michael Rosen, PhD
Chair, Department of Biophysics University of Texas Southwestern
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Jeanne Stachowiak, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Institute for Cellular & Molecular Biology University of Texas at Austin

Reception 4:30-5:30pm
(CSC 206)

College of Science
Frontiers of Science lecture

6:00-7:00pm (HEB 2008)

Manu Prakash, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering Stanford

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SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Gregory Ducker,  PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Member, Hunstman Cancer Institute
University of Utah

“Serine Metabolism in Cancer”

Thursday, May 16, 2019
4:00PM
HSEB 3515B

Bioscience

MB/BC Annual
State of the Programs

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

HSEB 1730

Graduate School Forums

Principles of high-quality Undergraduate research mentoring


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
9:00–11:00 am
Sill Center, Room 120

Join the Office of Undergraduate Research for a crash course in mentoring undergraduate researchers. In this session, you'll learn about principles of high-quality undergraduate research mentoring organized around the following competencies: (1) maintaining effective communication ; (2) aligning expectations; (3) assessing understanding; (4) cultivating academic literacies; (5) fostering independence; and (6) promoting professional development. This session will be facilitated by Megan Shannahan and Stephanie Shiver from the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Register here:
https://gradschool.utah.edu/workshop-registration/

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Inner Ear Research Group
2019 SPRING SEMINARS

Dr. Patricia White, PhD.

University of Rochester Medical Center

“ERBB2 Signaling as a Candidate Regeneration Pathway in the Noise-Damaged Cochlea”

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
5:00PM
BPRB Room 501

Bioscience PhD Programs

School Of Biological Sciences

Justin Panich

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“Propulsion-independent surface migration in Salmonella and E. coli: examining flow through the flagellar secretion apparatus"

Monday, May 13th, 2019
2:00 PM
Crocker Science Center, Room 208

Biochem

Amit Reddi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Georgia Institute of Technology

Heme Gazing: Illuminating Heme Trafficking, Dynamics, and Signaling

Monday, May 13, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

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Combined Clinical-Microbiology Infectious Disease Conference:
Case Presentation & Discussion of Pathogenesis
Presented By

Keir Balla, Ph.D and Adrienne Carey, M.D.

Thursday, May 9, 2019
4:15pm
HSEB 4100B

Coffee & Cookies provided

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

HCI

HCI Seminar Series Presents
Kathleen Robison Huntsman Distinguished Lecture

Professor Sir Michael Stratton, FmedSci FRS

Director, Wellcome Sanger Institute
Cheif Executive Officer of the Wellcome Genome Campus
Cambridge University

 “Signatures of Mutational Processes”

Thursday, May 9, 2019
12:00pm
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

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SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Eileen White, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer
Deputy Director
Associate Director for Basic Science
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
The State University of New Jersey

“Role of autophagy in Cancer”

Thursday, May 9, 2019
4:00PM
HCI 1st Floor Auditorium

Membrane Trafficking Symposium 2019

May 8, 2019 - CSC 208

8:30am - Breakfast

9:00am -  Dollie LaJoie (Ullman Lab)

9:35am - Suzanne Pfeffer (Stanford)

10:35am - Break

11:00am - Nels Elde

11:35am - Dawn Wenzel (Sundquist Lab)

12:10pm - Lunch

1:30pm -  Adam Hughes

2:05pm - Julie Hollien

2:40pm - Break

3:10pm - Erik Jorgensen

3:45pm - Shawn Ferguson (Yale)

SoBS

Katherine Noble

PhD Dissertation Defense

“Fly evolution: ultraconserved elements in fly phylogenies"

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
2:00 p.m.
James Talmage Building, Room 140

 

WIP

Dr. June Wang MD, PhD - Rheumatology

"PAI-1 is required for the Neutrophil Infiltration and Tissue Injury in Colitis via Activation of CXCL1/CXCL5/CXC2 Axis"

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
9:00-11:30 am
SOM 4C103

SoBS

Jay Love

PhD Dissertation Defense

“Implications of modular song learning for species isolation"

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
2:00 p.m.
CSC 208

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Seminar Sponsored by the Department of Oncological Sciences

Andrew Oberst, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Immunology
University of Washington

 "Too Important to Die: Re-purposing "Cell Death" Pathways for Antiviral Defense in Neurons"

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
11am-12pm
HSEB room 2110

Light refreshments will be served

Neuro & Anat

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Roy Sillitoe, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology & Department of Neuroscience

"Cerebellar Origins of Multiple Neurological Diseases

May 7th, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Genetics Training Program Retreat

All are invited to attend!

Registration is now open at http://gtg2.genetics.utah.edu/2019-signup/

Dates: Monday, May 6 - Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Location: The Lodges, Deer Valley

Visiting speakers:
Trudi Schupbach, Princeton University
Amy Pasquinelli, UC San Diego

Call for Metabolism Training Grant (T32) Applications

We are soliciting applications for two openings on the T32 Metabolism Training Grant and would like to invite applications for one Predoctoral position and one Postdoctoral position beginning July 1, 2019. All interested parties are encouraged to apply.
We are particularly interested in applications from underrepresented and minotity trainees. To be eligible, candidates need to be either a US Citizen or a Permanent Resident.

The application should include the following items and be submitted as a single pdf file:

  1. Cover Page
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. A short (2-4 pages), carefully thought out summary of your proposed research project. Summarize the problem (include some strategic literature references), preliminary data, and your research goals for your tenure as a Graduate Student or Postdoctoral trainee on the training grant.  There is a limit of four pages, excluding references and figures. Font must be 11pt Arial, with 1 inch margins. 
  4. For graduate students - Copies of your academic transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate.
  5. For graduate students - Copy of the original report of your GRE scores. Please state prior degree, University and GPA.
  6. Three supporting letters, one from your advisor and two from other faculty members who are familiar with your research.

The deadline is May 6, 2019

Applications should be sent to: 

Jessica Kieper
Research Manager, Institutional Training Programs

Email: jessica.kieper@hsc.utah.edu

Bioscience PhD Programs

Department of Oncological Sciences

David Kircher

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“Melanoma brian metastasis caught in the AKT with FAK"

Friday, May 3nd, 2019
2:00 PM
J. Willard and Alice Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st floor HCI Research South Building)

SoBS

School of Biological Sciences Special Seminar

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

Professor and Associate Division Chief, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, & Global Medicine, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital

“The history oh HIV in human populations”

Friday, May 3, 2019
12:00 p.m.
CSC 208

School of Biological Sciences
Thesis Defense

Graham Goodman

PhD Dissertation Defense

“Anti-parasite defenses of birds: the role of allopreening and scratching in ectoparasite control"

Friday, May 3, 2019
12:00 p.m.
CSC 208

III

Seminar Sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry

Photini Sinnis, MD

Professor 
Department Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 “Establishment of Malaria Infection: Parasite Bottlemeck & Point for Intervention”

Friday, May 3, 2019
12:15-1:15pm
HSEB room 2600

Light refreshments will be served

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SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Jeffery S Tessem, PhD

Assistant Professor
Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Service
Brigham Young University

“Exploring the Role of Nr4a Nuclear Receptors on Functional Beta Cell Mass”

Thursday, May 2, 2019
2:00PM
CSC Room 208

Bioscience PhD Programs

Department of Biochemistry

Sarah Safran

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“Investigating PKR Ligands in Vivo and in Vitro"

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
2:30 PM
HSEB 2680

HCI

HCI Seminar Series Presents:

Rueden Shaw, Ph.D

Dr William R. Brody Chair
Professor, Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Director, Salk NCI-Designated Cancer Center The Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 “The AMP-Activated Protein Kinase: Good Signals during Bad Times”

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:00pm
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

April Events & Seminars

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University of Utah SACNAS TALKS Presents: 

Minna Roh-Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Utah Biochemistry Department

Monday, April 29th, 2019
1:00PM
HSEB 5100B

All Are Welcome!

Pizza and refreshments will be served

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FRIDAY,APRIL 26, 2019
9 AM – 7 PM
RICE-ECCLES STADIUM VARSITY ROOM (6TH FLOOR)
Speakers include:

Michael Curran, Department of Immunology,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Paul Sigala, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry

Keke Fairfax, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology

Karin Chen, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Trudy Oliver, PhD, Associate Professor, Oncological Sciences

Ming Hammond, PhD, Associate Professor, Chemistry

Jackie Winter, PhD, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Chemistry

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Tom Lane, PhD, Professor, Pathology

Nels Elde, PhD, Associate Professor, Human Genetics

Rob Paine, MD, Professor, Internal Medicine

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Department of Microbiology and Department of Medicine,
Infectious Disease, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

For more information contact:

Nicole Frank, PhD, Associate Director, 3i Initiative at: Nicole.Frank@hsc.utah.edu

Developmental Biology Interest Group Retreat

~ Spring 2019 ~

Friday April 26

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Saturday April 27

Silver Lake Lodge, Deer Valley Resort

All are welcome to attend an engaging and exciting weekend of research presentations.

Guest speakers

Dr. Christopher Lowe, Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University

Dr. Rebecca Burdine, Princeton University

Dr. Benjamin Spike, Huntsman Cancer Institute

RSVP to Teresa Upton:
tupton@genetics.utah.edu

SOM

Marc Kirschner, Ph.D

Professor of Systems Biology Harvard Medical School 

 “Size Control in Mammalian Cells”

April 23, 2019
4pm
Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Graduate School Events

PREDATORY PUBLISHING: RECOGNIZING AND AVOIDING SCAM JOURNALS & PUBLISHERS
Tuesday, April 23

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Marriott Library Room 1150

Falling for a fake journal can be costly—both to your academic reputation and your wallet! There are more and more fraudulent journals with sophisticated ways of tricking you into publishing with fake or predatory publications. In this presentation, the Marriott Library’s Rick Anderson will share how to recognize a fake journal and resist being scammed. Register here: https://gradschool.utah.edu/workshop-registration. Refreshments served!

Biochem

Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Posttranscriptional control of metabolism by METTL16: Not the SAMe old thing

Monday, April 22, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

cadets

Understanding Finances in the Scientific World: How to Find Funding & Plan Spending

Cheryl Baird, PhD - Director of Molecular Systems, BioFire Diagnostics, LLC
Samantha Costanzo, MBA - Financial Management Analyst, Division of Epidemiology
Monica Vetter, PhD - Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Friday, April 19th, 2019
2-3PM
HSEB 3515B

Hatch Family Scholar Award Competition

For 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.

Priority will be given to trainees whose research is targeted at finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.

Applications and all supporting documents should be compiled as one PDF and submitted electronically through the University of Utah’s Competition Space interface athttp://utah.infoready4.com/ by April 19, 2019 at 11:59pm.

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

 John Hunt, PhD

Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University

“Codon myths vs. mechanisms -- studies of synonymous codon usage as a paradigm for the (il)logic of biological research”

Thursday, April 18, 2019
4:00 p.m.
210 ASB

Department of Oncological Sciences presents

Dr. Matthew Sikora, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Colorado Denver

“Unique estrogen receptor biology underlies therapy response and resistance in lobular carcinoma”

Thursday, April 18, 2019
12:00 PM
HCI Research South Auditorium

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

David Gamm, M.D., Ph.D

Director, McPherson Eye Research Institute, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences                       University of Wisconsin-Madison

Understanding the mitochondrial outer
membrane fusion machine

April 17, 2019

Grand Rounds: 8:00-9:00 am

Research Presentation: 12:00-1:00 pm

John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium

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Inner Ear Research Group
2019 SPRING SEMINARS

Dr. Henrique Von Gersdorff, PhD.

Oregon Health & Science University

“Ultrashort Exocytosis Delays at Auditory Synapses”

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
5:00PM
BPRB Room 501

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH “PIVOT”—A NEW DATABASE
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
J. Willard Marriott Library, Faculty Center, Level 1

Faculty and graduate students: Join us for tutorials and snacks.

Join us for an open house to learn about a new database for funding opportunities. Pivot is new to the U and includes funding opportunities, a directory of researchers and their profiles, publishing opportunities.

GIG GTP

Genetics Interest Group

Paul Taghert

Department of Neuroscience Washington University School of Medicine

“Imaging to study circadian physiology in Drosophila”

Monday, April 15, 2019
4:00 PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium
1st floor, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Melanie Samuel, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
 
“How to build a synapse: molecules that instruct neuron form and function”
 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
12:00-1:00pm
EIHG Gesteland-White Auditorium

SoBS

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Ryan Hibbs, PhD

Department of Neuroscience and Biophysics

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

“Structural principles of fast excitation and inhibition at chemical synapses”

Thursday, April 11
4:00 p.m.
210 ASB

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SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Adam R Wende, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Department of Pathology University of Alabama at Birmingham

“Epigenetic Signatures of Human Heart Failure”

Thursday April 11th, 2019
4:00PM
HSEB 2120

Call for Genetics Training Grant Applications

We have openings for multiple predoctoral traineeships on the Genetics Training Grant. We invite
applications from graduate students in Years 2-4 (graduate school entry dates 2015-2017), although
some preference will be given to younger students due to NIH guidelines. We particularly urge
applications from underrepresented minority students.

The application should include the following items:

  1. Completed 2019 Cover Sheet (2 Pages)
  2. Your CV with a descriptions of your education, training, publications and presentations
  3. A short (1-2 page), carefully thought out summary of your thesis research project as you see it now.  There is a limit of two pages, not including references or figures. Font must be 11pt Arial, single spaced, with 1 inch margins. The proposal must be written entirely by the student applicant.
  4. Copies of i) your academic transcripts, both undergraduate and graduate, ii) the report of
    your GRE scores. (These can be informal; you do not need to obtain official copies).
  5. Required only from second-year students who have not yet passed their
    departmental prelim exam:The committee's summary from your 1st-year capstone exam.
  6. Three letters of support. One must be from your advisor, and should comment on the
    independence with which you composed your proposal. The other letters should be from faculty
    familiar with your academic or research potential (instructors, examiners, rotation advisors, or
    committee members). Letters should be sent directly to pattyl@genetics.utah.edu.

The deadline is April 11, 2019

Applications should be sent to: 

Patty Lisieski

Email: pattyl@genetics.utah.edu.

A full announcement with instructions and the cover sheet for the application are available at the GTG website: http://gtg2.genetics.utah.edu

Graduate School Events

CV WRITING WORKSHOP (Rescheduled!)

Wednesday, April 10

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Marriott Library Room 1130

The Graduate School is excited to announce the rescheduling of our popular CV Writing Workshop for graduate students and postdocs that will help you understand how to craft a compelling CV. Register here:https://gradschool.utah.edu/event-registration.

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

Tatjana Jakobs, MD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology                     Harvard Medical School             

Reactive Astrocytes in Glaucoma

April 10, 2019

Grand Rounds: 8:00-9:00 am

Research Presentation: 12:00-1:00 pm

John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium

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FACULTY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

James Gagnon, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology             

"CRISPR lineage tracing in the zebrafish heart and brain"

April 10, 2019

12:00 PM

BPRB Room 501

Undergraduate Research Symposium

All UofU undergraduates are invited to present their research via poster, oral presentations, performances, or exhibits!

All disciplines are welcome!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
9:00-2:30pm
Olpin Union Building

Registration Deadline: March 18, 2019
Symposium Registration and Information at OUR.UTAH.EDU

 

Bioscience PhD Programs

Department of Oncological Sciences

Archana Yerra

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“Mapping the RNA ‘Epi-transcriptome’: Transcriptome-wide RNA modifications and modifiers"

Monday, April 8, 2019
3:00 PM
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium (1st Floor HCI Research South Building)

Biochem
The Biochemistry Seminar Series presents

Suzanne Hoppins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
University of Washington

Understanding the mitochondrial outer
membrane fusion machine

Monday, April 8, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Mi-Young Jeong, PhD

Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, Chou Lab, University of Utah

“Development of Insulin Receptor Isoform-Selective Insulin Analogs”

Thursday, April 4, 2019

4:00–5:00PM

HSEB 4100B

SOM

Cam Patterson, M.D., M.B.A.

Chancellor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 “Academic Medical Centers are on the Edge (of Something)”

April 9, 2019
4pm
Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Neuro & Anat

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents:
 
The 8th Annual Chi-Bin Chien Memorial Lecture
 
Cecilia Moens, PhD
Member, Division of Basic Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
 
“What Happens in Vagus:
Spatio-temporal Control of Topographic Map Formation”
 
April 2nd, 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

 

March Events & Seminars

John Weis Memorial Graduate Student Award for PhDs and MDs

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:

  1. A student CV
  2. A description (one page maximum) by the student of their achievements and how attending the meeting or course will further their career.
  3. A letter from the graduate mentor, sent separately
  4. A budget of anticipated expenses

The deadline is April 1, 2019

Applications should be sent to: 

Kim Springer

Email: kim.springer@path.utah.edu

health

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Andrew R. Marks, M.D.

Wu Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Founding Director, Helen and Clyde Wu Center for Molecular Cardiology
Columbia University VagelosCollege of Physicians & Surgeons

"High-Resolution Structure of the Ryanodine Receptor"

Friday, March 29, 2019
3:00 pm
HSEB 4100B

LGBTQ+ STEM Interest Group

Join us for the next meeting of the LGBTQ+ STEM Interest Group

We will be discussing intersectionality and positionality as queer scientists. 

Thursday, March 28th, 2019
4:00 pm
Marriott Library, Room 1150

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Ofer Rog at ofer.rog@utah.edu or visit theroglab.org/lgbtq

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Claudio J. Villanueva, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah

“Cold adaptation and glucose metabolism”

Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:00–5:00PM
HSEB 4100B

 

Nonacademic Career Options for Ph.D. Students

A panel discussion hosted by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
5:00-7:00 pm
Gardner Commons 

Eccles Auditorium


 

 

Biochem
THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS

Vladimir Denic, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard University

Retro-2 protects cells from ricin by inhibiting ER targeting and insertion of tail-anchored proteins

Monday, March 25, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

cadets

Science Communication to the Public

Ivy Estabrooke, Vice President of Corporate and Government Programs, PolarityTE
Nalini Nadkarni, Director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Utah and Co-founder of the Sustainability in Prisons Project

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
2-3PM
HSEB 3515B

chem

Analytical Seminar

Susan Odom, PhD

Department of Chemistry,        University of Kentucky

“Organic Molecules as Charge-Storing Materials fro Redox Flow Batteries”

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

12:00 pm

4630 TBBC

SoBS

School of Biological Sciences Seminar Series

Rebecca Heald, PhD

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

“Experiments you can only do with frogs”

Thursday, March 21

4:00 p.m.

210 ASB

chem

Organic/Inorganic Seminar

Jessica M. Hoover, PhD

Department of Chemistry,        West Virginia University

“Catalytic Oxidative Decardoxylative Coupling Reactions: Development and Mechanistic Insights”

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

10:45 a.m.

4630 TBBC

health

Seminars in Metabolism

Dr. Rong Tian, MD-PhD

Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine and Bioengineering
Director, Mitochondria and Metabolism Center
Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry & Pathology
University of Washington

“Cardiac Metabolism Beyond Energy Provision”

Thursday March 21st, 2018
4:00PM
HSEB 4100B

 

ONt

Inner Ear Research Group
2019 SPRING SEMINARS

Dr. Brian Earl, PhD

University of Cincinnati

“Diagnosing Auditory Nerve Pathology using Signal-in-Noise Action Potentials (SiNAPs)”

Wednesday, March 20th, 2018
5:00PM **
BPRB Room 501

NA

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD

Stanford University
Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Systemic regulation of brain aging and neurodegeneration”

March 20th 2019
4:00 pm
SMBB Auditorium

HCI

HCI Seminar Series Presents:

Christine Lovly, MD-PhD

March 20th 2019
12:00 pm
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium, 1st Floor, HCI Research South Building

chem

Bryant A Miner Lecture

Squire J Booker, PhD

Pennsylvania State University

“Moving beyond Methionine Synthase: New Insights Into Cobalamin-Dependent Menthyltransferase Reactions”

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

10:45 am

TBBC

nerg

Dr David Warren's Lab

Mitch Thomas presenting "CyberKitty 2.0: Towards Closed-Loop FNS Multi-Joint Gait Control"

Taylor Hansen presenting "Enhanced Neuroprosthetic Motor Control for Upper-limb Amputees via Shared Human-Machine Control"

Jack Mize presenting "Magnetic Stimulation: Selective Muscular Activation"

Hunter Strathman presenting "Rapid Electrode Multiplexing for Scalable Neural Recording"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

12:25 pm

3780 WEB

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE
SEMINAR SERIES

Patrick Kanold, Ph.D.

Department of Biology
University of Maryland,
College Park

“Circuits and plasticity in the
developing auditory cortex: How
you learned your mother’s voice”

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 P M
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

chem

HEnery Eyring Lecture

JoAnne Stubbe, PhD

MIT

“Radicals: Your life is in their hands”

Monday, March 18, 2019

4:00 pm

4630 TBBC

Lab Safety

The Vice President for Research Office and the newly established University of Utah Lab Safety Culture Task Force are hosting a “Lab Safety Town Hall” open to all students, (undergraduate and graduate) and post-docs

March 18th, 12:00pm-1:30pm, in the Student Union Bldg. Saltair Room.

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Seminar Speaker

Stephanie Moon, Ph.D.

University of Colorado, Boulder

"Spatiotemporal regulation of mRNA function in health and neurological disease"

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
2:00 pm
EIHG Auditorium

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

Brian Burke, Ph.D.

Professor and Research Director
A*STAR
Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore

“The Nuclear Envelope and LINCs to Human Disease”

March 12, 2019
4PM, Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

University of Utah SACNAS Presents:

SACNAS

Monday, March 11th 1PM
Health Science Education Building (HSEB) 5100B
Road to Academia Panel

Come join us to hear about traditional and non-traditional careers in academia!

Monday, March 11th 1PM
Health Science Education Building (HSEB) 5100B

Huntsman Cancer Institute Population Sciences Presents

Marian Neuhouser, PhD, RD

Program Head, Cancer Prevention
Division of Public Health Sciences
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Population Sciences Across the Cancer Control Continuum

Lecture Information:

12:00 Noon
Monday, March 11, 2019
Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

Biochem

PACE LECTURER

William Catterall

Professor of Pharmacology
University of Washington

Structure and Function of Voltage Gated Sodium and Calcium Channels at Atomic Resolution

Monday, March 11, 2019
4:00 pm
HSEB 3515B

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Marcus Pezzolesi, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Nephrology and Hypertension, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Human Genetics
Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center, University of Utah

“Understanding the genetic basis of diabetes and diabetic kidney disease”

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

 

N&A

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy presents

Lisa Stowers, PhD

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute

“Leveraging Olfaction to study innate behavior in the mouse”

March 5th 2019
4:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Bioscience PhD Programs

Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

James Fulcher

B.S., Nicholls State University

“The Missing Link(er) in Chemical Protein Synthesis”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
10:00 a.m.
EIHG Auditorium

GIG GTP

Genetics Interest Group

Daniel Hart

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cardiovascular Research Institute, UCSF

“A Case Study in Genetic Compensation and Cardiovascular Development”

Monday, March 4, 2019
4:00 PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium
1st floor, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Biological Sciences

School of Biological Sciences
Special Seminar
 
Monday, March 2, 2019
2:00 p.m.
210 ASB
 
Michael Werner, PhD
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology
 
“The epigenetics of phenotypic plasticity”

Bioscience PhD Programs

Department of Oncological Sciences

David McClellan

PhD Dissertation Defense 

“LSD1-Dependent Transcriptional Repression by GFI1B: A Complex Story”

Friday, March 1, 2019
11:00 AM
HCI -George and Dolores Doré Eccles 6th Floor Auditorium

February Events & Seminars

Bioscience PhD Programs

Upcoming Recruitment Dinners and Poster Sessions:

Friday, February 1, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE, 155 S. Central Campus Drive

 Friday, February 15, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE, 155 S. Central Campus Drive

Friday, March 1, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC)
2 North Medical Drive

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn to RSVP

Onc Sci

Dr. Andrew Oberst, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Immunology
University of Washington

"Dying to get noticed: Immunogenic cell death as a component of cancer immunotherapy"

https://immunology.washington.edu/andrew-oberst-phd

February 28, 2019
Thursdays - 12:00PM

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

Bioscience PhD Programs

Svante Pääbo

Biologist Archaic Genomics

Annual Benning Society Lecture parterning with the Natural History Museum of Utah
The Impact and Benefit of the Genetics of our Ancient Ancestors

Thursday, February 28
7:00-9:00 PM
Rice Eccles Stadium

Registration Required
**Reservations have reached capacity. This lecture is full**
Please note, if you have a reservation: To accommodate additional guests, Svante Pääbo's lecture on February 28 was moved from its orginal location to the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
SoBS

 School of Biological Sciences Special Seminar

Thomas W. Sherry

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Tulane University
Harvard Forest

"Beyond Adaptive Radiation: Coevolution, Competition, and Coexistence in Mainland Tropical Communities"

Thursday, February 28, 2019
12:30 - 1:30pm
210 Aline Skaggs Biology Building

 

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

2019 Frank H. Tyler, MD Honorary Endowed Lectureship

Stephanie Page, MD, PhD

Head, Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology
Co-Director, UW Medicine Diabetes Institute
Robert B. McMillen Professor of Medicine in Lipid Research
University of Washington School of Medicine

“Metabolic consequences of androgen therapies: the good, the bad and the unknown”

Thursday, February 28, 2019
4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

Adam Frost
The Center for Cell & Genome Science Seminar Series

Adam Frost, PhD

University of California – San Francisco

“Memory Enhancing Drugs that Suppress the Integrated Stress Response”

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
2:00 p.m.
Crocker Science Center 208

Research Communication Fair

Want to share your research with a larger audience? Communication resources from across the U will gather at The Graduate School’s Research Communication Fair to discuss research communication, give hands-on training, and much more!

Wednesday, February 27  |  1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Break-Out Sessions & Tables: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Break-Out Sessions 

1:00 PM Creating a Successful Research Podcast 
2:00 PM 
Communicating Research Through Animation 

Keynote Address with Dr. Sara Yeo: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sorenson Molecular Biology Building (USTAR) Auditorium & Atrium

Chen

2019 Translational Medicine Symposium: Partnerships for Propelling Clinical Translation

2019 Translational Medicine Symposium

Speakers will include Dr. Michael L. Good, Kelvyn Cullimore, President & CEO of BioUtah, J. Michael McIntosh, and Kevin Lynch, Chief Business Officer, Recursion Pharmaceuticals.

Register today!

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
University Guest House & Conference Center

110 South Fort Douglas Boulevard

Monday, February 25, 2019

OPEN HOUSE

NIH/NINDS Epilepsy Therapy Screening

Program (ETSP) Contract Site

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

College of Pharmacy
L S Skaggs Pharmacy Institute


 
NIH Translational Funding Opportunities

Dr. Amir Tamiz, Ph.D.

Director of Division of Translational Research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH

Dr. Tamiz will speak on funding opportunities at the NINDS Office of translational research, including HEAL initiative opportunities.

10:00 am – 10:45 am
Skaggs Pharmacy Auditorium

 

Three Minute Thesis Showcase Competition  |  Thursday, February 21  |  3:30 – 4:30 pm

Graduate students from across campus have been practicing through January & February to prepare for a Showcase Competition in which they share their research in three minutes or fewer. These workshops and presentations are an excellent way for graduate students to learn how to distill and streamline their research so that it’s easily understood by a lay audience. We find that students who work on their interdisciplinary communication skills have an easier time in job talks, interviews, and in bringing their research to a wider public. Come see what Three Minute Thesis workshops can do for your students and consider encouraging them to sign up for the workshops happening in 2019-2020.


 

Onc Sci

Dr. Senthil Muthuswamy, PhD

Director of Cell Biology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

“Cell Polarity and Organoids: Emerging Pathways and Models for Translational and Clinical Cancer Research”

February 21, 2019
Thursdays - 12:00PM

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

Predatory Publishing: Recognising and Avoiding Scam Journals and Publishers

Rick Anderson, Marriott Library

Thursday, February 21

1:00 pm

U of U Health

 New Video!

Congratulations to the University of Utah Health for reaching the $500 million reserach milestone!

 

LGBTQ+ STEM Interest Group

Join us for the next meeting of the LGBTQ+ STEM Interest Group

We are seeking to create change in our campus community
with an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.
We would like those planning to attend to consider these questions:
1) What unique experiences or challenges do queer people encounter in STEM?
2) What might it mean for scientists to “queer” our research practices?

Thursday, February 21st
4:00 pm
Marriott Library, Room 1140

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Ofer Rog at ofer.rog@utah.edu.

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunobiology
Department of Cancer Biology
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Immunobiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“Fueling T cells in inflammation and cancer”

Thursday, February 21, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 PM
HSEB 4100B


 

Ophthalmology Series
The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

John Flannery, PhD

University of California, Berkeley
https://mcb.berkeley.edu/faculty/NEU/flanneryj.html

Engineering Gene Therapies for Retinal Degenerations

February 20, 2019
Research Presentation: 12:00-1:00 pm
John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium

Otolaryngology
INNER EAR RESEARCH GROUP

Dr. Sungjin Park, PhD.

University of Utah

Stanford University

“Building a Complex Structure outside the Cells: Morphogenesis of the Tectorial Membrane by the 3D printing mechanism.”

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

5:00PM

BPRB Room 501


 

Program in Neuroscience Seminar Series

Axel Brunger, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology
Stanford University

“Molecular mechanisms of synaptic neurotransmitter release”

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

SOMSchool of Medicine Seminar

Yoel Sadovsky, M.D.

Executive Director
Magee-Womens Research Institute
University of Pittsburgh

Placental Exosomes in Maternal-Placental-Fetal Communication”

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium

Link to HSC Calendar

SLC SACNAS

SACNAS Student TALKS Presents:

Jessica McCombs

Doctoral Candidate
Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Monday, February 11th
1:00 PM
Health Science Education Building (HSEB) 5100B

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Trevor Tippets

Graduate Student – Summers Lab, Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
University of Utah

 “Fat, Happy, and Feeling Fine: Targeting a Ceramide Double Bond to Treat Insulin Resistance and Steatohepatitis”

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

Nerg

Neural Engineering
Technologies Symposium

Tuesday, February 5th
12:00-2:00 PM
Clinical Neurosciences Center
1st Floor Auditorium

Bioscience PhD Programs

Bennett Novitch, Phd, UCLA

 "Organoid Modeling of Mammalian Brain Development and Neurodevelopmental Disorders"
February 5, 2019
4:00PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG
Hosted by Richard Dorsky

U of U Lab Safety Culture Task Force

We want to be sure all of our university systems are set up to support faculty and researchers who are legally and financially responsible for the safety of our students and colleagues in research, teaching labs, and off-campus research spaces. Changes are coming, and we need your ideas! We have organized a town hall meeting to gather input on how to create One Safe U!

Can’t attend the physical meeting? Please share your thoughts and ideas using this ONLINE SURVEY.

February 4th, 2019
11:00am-1:00pm
Gesteland-White Auditorium
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

GIG GTP

Genetics Interest Group

Mark Metzstein

Department of Human Genetics

“The Genetics of Family Resemblance”

Monday, February 4, 2019
4:30 PM (Note later time!)
Kjeldsberg Conference Room, 1st floor, Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

Bioscience PhD Programs

Recruitment Dinner and Poster Session

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program Graduate Student Candidates

Friday, February 1, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE

155 S. Central Campus Drive

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn to RSVP

 

 

January Events & Seminars

Bioscience PhD Programs

Upcoming Recruitment Dinners and Poster Sessions:

Friday, January 18, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH, Rio Tinto Center
301 Wakara Way

Friday, February 1, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE, 155 S. Central Campus Drive

 Friday, February 15, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE, 155 S. Central Campus Drive

Friday, March 1, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC)
2 North Medical Drive

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn to RSVP

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

James Cox, PhD

Core Director Research Assistant, Biochemistry, University of Utah

 “Fun with Metabolomics”


Anil Laxman, PhD

Core Director, Research Associate, Metabolic Phenotyping, University of Utah

“New Metabolic Phenotyping Core Services”


January 31, 2019

4:00 – 5:00PM

HSEB 4100B

HCI Seminar Series
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Seminar Series
HCI Seminar Series

Tracy Onega, PhD

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center

"Multilevel Geospatial Approaches to Rural Cancer Control"

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
1st Floor, HCI Research South Building

 CALL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY TRAINING GRANT APPLICATIONS

We have an opening for a postdoctoral trainee on the NIH Developmental Biology Training Grant. 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.

All application materials should be submitted to Teresa Upton: tupton@genetics.utah.edu

Application Deadline for Application and Supporting Letters: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Secrets of the Thesis Office Exposed! What Thesis Editors Want You To Know Workshop
Wednesday, January 30  |  10:00 – 11:30 am
Writing a thesis or dissertation? You’ll save time and effort if you understand the Thesis Office submission policies and formatting requirements. Come learn from the experts, discover resources, and ask your questions!
Cookies and Cocoa with the AVPR
Will Dere and other research leadership will be handing out refreshments to the research community.

Wednesday, January 30, 12:00-1:00PM
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics (EIHG) 1st Floor Atrium

Otolaryngology
INNER EAR RESEARCH GROUP
Developmental Biology Interest Group Joint Seminar

Dr. Alan Cheng, MD

Stanford University

“Form and function during innate and enhanced mammalian hair cell regeneration”

Friday January 25th, 2019

2:00PM

HSEB  Room 4100B

Bioscience PhD Programs

Department of Oncological Sciences

GurkanMollaoglu
PhD Dissertation Defense 

“Oncogenic Transcription Factors Define Lung Cancer Cell Fate
and Tumor Immunity”

Friday, January 25, 2019
1:00 PM
J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
(1
st Floor HCI Research South Building)

Undergraduate Research Education Series

Creating Effective Research Posters

Facilitated by Taylor Sparks 

In  this session, you will learn about the characteristics of effective research poster design.  This session covers content and aesthetics of research posters.  This seminar is most useful for students currently needing to create a research poster, but is also helpful for students thinking about how to talk about their project.

Friday, January 25, 2019

12:30 – 1:30pm

Sill Center - Sterling (SILL) Room Name Sill 120

Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Stephanie Pearson

B.S., Boston University

“Transcriptional programing of thermogenic cells and the impact on glucose metabolism”

Friday, January 25 2019
1:00 p.m.
EIHG Auditorium

No one succeeds without moments of struggle, doubt, and setback.

Thriving in Graduate School:
Building Resiliency & Succeeding
Even When You Fail

Thursday, January 24
2:00 pm
Gardner Commons, Room 2675

Register Here!

 

LGBTQ+ STEM Interest Group

Join us for the first meeting of the LGBTQ+ STEM Interest Group

We are seeking to create change in our campus community with an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.

We will be discussing the late Dr. Ben Barres of Stanford University and his work in neurobiology and gender equality in science. Visit theroglab.org/lgbtq for discussion materials.

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
4:00 pm
CSC 206

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Ofer Rog at ofer.rog@utah.edu.

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Salah Sommakia

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Chaudhuri Lab Department, Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute University of Utah

“Mitochondrial calcium regulation in OXPHOS-deficient heart failure”

January 24, 2019

4:00 – 5:00PM

HSEB 4100B


 

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar

Bill Sugden, Ph.D.

Professor of Oncology
American Cancer Society Research Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison

“How Epstein-Barr Virus and Kaposi's Sarcoma Herpesvirus Persist and Contribute to Lymphomas”

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium

Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Bioscience PhD Programs

and MD-PhD Program

Recruitment Dinner and Poster Session

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program Graduate Student Candidates

Friday, January 18, 2019

6:30-8:30 PM

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH 

Rio Tinto Center | 301 Wakara Way

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn to RSVP

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Karyn Hamilton, RD, PhD, FACSM

Professor of Health and Exercise Science
Director, Translational Research on Aging and Chronic Disease Laboratory Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging
Colorado State University

“Interventions to extend healthspan: Energetic trade-offs, interactions, and other insights”

Friday, January 18, 2019

1:30-2:30PM

HSEB 3515B

III

Microbiology & Immunology Seminar

De’broski Herbert, PhD, BS

Associate Professor, Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

January 18th, 2019

12:15-1:15 pm

HSEB 2600

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Danielle Groat

Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Biomedical Informatics
University of Utah

"Type 1 Diabetes Research Using Patient-Generated Data”

January 17, 2019

4:00 – 5:00PM

HSEB 4100B

Stem Cell Affinity Group

Stem Cell Affinity Group
Seminar

Dr. Colin Crist

Associate Professor
Department of Human Genetics
McGill University

“Identifying and Targeting Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Muscle Stem
Cell Quiescence and Self-Renewal”

Wednesday 1/16/19 4:00 PM
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics
Gesteland-White Auditorium

 

Moran

 

 

HCI Seminar Series
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Seminar Series
HCI Seminar Series

Corinne Abate-Shen, PhD

Columbia University Irving Cancer Research Center

"Of Mice and Men: Learning about Human Cancer by Studying Mouse Models"

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

10:00 – 11:00 am

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium
1st Floor, HCI Research South Building

Neuroscience

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health and Science University

“Anxiety as a disorder of action computation by the prefrontal cortex”

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

4:00 - 5:00 P M

Gesteland-White Auditorium
Eccles Institute of Human Genetics

Health Sciences Research
Excellence Celebration
Please join us for remarks by Dr. Michael Good and Dr. Will Dere, followed by light appetizers.

Tuesday, January 15, 5:00-6:00PM

Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB) Alumni Hall (2120)

 

IIMicrobial Pathogenesis Seminar Series (MPSS)

David Erickson, PhD

Microbiology & Molecular Biology,  BYU

Friday, January 11th, 2019

12:15-1:15 pm

HSEB 2600

3MT Information Session
Thursday, January 10  |  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gardner Commons Room 2675

Working on a thesis, dissertation, or graduate project? Learn how to communicate your research to those outside your discipline with 3MT.

The Three Minute Thesis Workshops are designed to help you present your original research from your thesis, dissertation, or graduate project. You will need research results in order to have something to talk about in your presentation. If you do not yet have research results, we invite you to register for 3MT in future years.

2019 Registration Now Open!

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes
Diabetes and Metabolism Center
Seminars in Metabolism

Gilles Storelli

Postdoctoral Fellow – Thummel Lab Department of Human Genetics University of Utah

“Drosophila HNF4 directs a switch in lipid metabolism that supports the transition to adulthood”

Thursday, January 10, 2018

4:00–5:00PM

HSEB 4100B

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar

Michael D. Stein, M.D.

Professor and Chair of Health Law, Policy and Management

Boston University School of Public Health

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Research South Auditorium HCI, Rm 1547

Biochemistry

Biochemistry Seminar Speaker

Thomas Langer, Ph.D.

Professor of Mitochondrial Proteostasis, Max- Planck Institute for Biology of Aging

"Proteolytic control of mitochondrial plasticity"

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

NERG

Neural Engineering Research Group (NERG) Seminar

Dr. Elliot Smith

"Multiscale electrophysiology of the human brain for understanding cognition and seizures"

Tuesday, January 8th

12:25 PM

WEB 3780

HGSS

Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D.

Investigator
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
“Sensory Hair Cell Regeneration in the Zebrafish Lateral Line”

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
12:00 NOON

First Floor Auditorium of the New HCI South Research Building

GIG GTP

Genetics Interest Group

Jan Christian

Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy

"Marfan Syndrome: It's not just about the fibrils"

Monday, January 7, 2019
4:30 PM (Note later time!)
Kjeldsberg Conference Room, 1st floor, Emma Eccles Jones Medical Research Building

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Immunology, Inflammation, & Infectious Diseases Seminar Series

III Seminar Series

Dr. Christopher Denton

University College of London

Friday, January 4, 2019

12:15 – 1:15pm

HSEB 2600

2018 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)

Grad Save

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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