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Upcoming Events & Seminars

 

NETS

Save the date!

University of Utah Neural Engineering Research Group

Neural Engineering Technologies Symposium

Friday, April 24th
Clinical Neurosciences Center
9AM-12PM

NERG

Annual Benning Society Scientific Lecture

Slowing Aging and Extending Life
C. Elegans and Beyond

by Cynthia Kenyon

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Huntsman Cancer Institute
6th Floor Auditorium 

RSVP Required »

Professional Grant Development Workshop
Master the techniques of writing superior winning proposals
March 19-20, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
To be held at the
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Sponsored by the Grant Training Center

This intensive two-day grant proposal workshop is geared towards those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills, as well as beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals to various funding agencies. The focus will be on how to effectively write proposals in times of keen competition and limited resources.

Register

Questions? Call us at (866) 704-7268
Workshop Fee: $595.00 

 

HGSS

Mike Love, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biostatistics

Department of Genetics

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

“Computational Methods for Analysis of RNA-seq”

Tuesday March 10, 2020

12:00 NOON

Gesteland-White Auditorium

EIHG 1st floor

 

Sacnas

Resume Workshop: Positioning Yourself for Greatness

Our workshop hosts a 20 minute presentation from Recursion Pharmaceuticals followed by time to actively revise and review resume's.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
11am-12pm
HSEB 2938

Drafts are highly encouraged

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, March 6, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER (JCC)

2 North Medical Drive

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

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SEMINAR - Spring 2020

Dr. Tracey Lamb

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

“EBV is a risk factor for developing severe malaria in young children"

Dr. Daniel Leung

Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine 

“Applying Immunology to Public Health: Sero-epidemiology of cholera in Bangladesh"

Friday, March 6, 2020
12:15pm-1:45pm 
HSEB 2600

Lunch served in 2958

 SBS

Sarah Gross, Clark lab
"The genetic of diapause in spider mites" 

Makenna Johnson, Golic lab
"How do chromosomes initiate pairing?"

Keaton Tremble, Dentinger lab
"Using population genomics to find signatures of local adaptation in Boletus edulis"

Friday, March 6, 2020
11:50 am-1:00 pm 
210 ASB

 

COS

SEMINAR SERIES AND LGBTQ+STEM INTEREST GROUP PRESENTS

Dr. Lauren Esposito

Schlinger Chair of Arachnology

California Academy of Sciences

‘Scorpiomics': the evolutionary patterns and ecological processes of arachnids

March 5, 2020

4:00 PM

ASB 210 

LGBTQ+STEM Interest Group

BioscienceMedicinal chemistry Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Brandon Scott McCullough

Towards Selective Chemical Tools for Protein Histidine and Tyrosine Phosphatases

March 4th 2020

2:00pm

HSEB 2120

GIG

Alex Shcheglovitov
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
 
“Patient-specific brain organoids: a new experimental platform for functional genomics"
 
Monday, March 2, 2020
4:15 PM
Kjeldsberg Conference Room, EEJMRB 1200
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
‘best generation of epilepsy researchers’ seminar series

Gemma Carvill PhD.

Assistant Professor

Northwestern University

The genetic architecture of the epilepsies: old and new genomic approaches to solving the unsolved.

Monday, March 2, 2020

HSEB 2600

12:00 P.M.

BioscienceDepartment of Biochemistry Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Sarah Apple

B.S., University of Puget Sound

“Peptides, She Wrote: Case Studies in Challenging Peptide Synthesis”

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

10:00 am – 11:00 pm

Gesteland-White EIHG Auditorium

Career Advancement Event: Lunch with Sushma Saraf

All College of Science students are invited to an informal gathering with Dr. Sushma Saraf, Assistant Professor- Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, to learn about the differences between jobs in industry and academia, hear a bit about Sushma Saraf’s own professional journey, and ask any questions you may have about these different career sectors

Friday, February 28, 2020

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

CSC 204

SOBS
Seminar Series Presents

Nathan Kraft, PhD

Department of Ecology and Evolution

UCLA

“Functional trait-based approaches to understanding species coexistence in plant communities”

Thursday, February 27, 2020

4:00 PM

ASB 210

SIM
Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

“Bella” Xia Gao, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate
Department, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

“Dietary methionine couples metabolism to cancer therapy”

Thursday, February 27, 2020
4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Presents

Matthew R. Taylor

Dissertation Defense

The autism-associated gene Kirrel3 bridges the junction for synapse function

February 25, 2020

1:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

 

3MT Competition now accepting applications! 

What is 3 Minute Thesis? 

3 Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition started in 2003 at the University of Queensland, and is now conducted in over 200 universities worldwide. Participants are graduate students who present research results in 3 minutes maximum, with one static slide, to an audience that is educated but not versed in their field.

Apply Here by March 02

 Friedrich

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Special Seminar

Rainer Friedrich, PhD

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research

A virtual reality to analyze predictive processing in the zebrafish brain

SMBB Auditorium

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

4:00 pm

Biochem

THE BIOCHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT PRESENTS

Amy Si-Ying Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Brandeis University

Mechanisms of specialized translational control of gene expression

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

 

 

Healthy

Grad Student Relationship Series: “It’s a Match!” & “Breakin’ Up”

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 25th & 26th
WHERE: Marriott Library, Faculty Center, 1st Floor  Location Map

TIME: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – light lunch provided

 

Presented by the Center for Student Wellness, this 2 part series will help grad students navigate some of the unique challenges they face in relationships.

It’s a Match! Follow a relationship, any relationship, through its natural trajectory. We will identify what makes a relationship “healthy.” This includes what you want out of your relationships, and the important role self-care, pleasure, communication, and consent plays in all relationships.

Breakin Up- “It’s not you; it’s me.” Ahh, the less popular, and still important, part of a relationship…Breakin’ up, dumping, calling it quits, ghosting – whatever terminology you use, we’ll cover the how-tos. This workshop will also cover self-care, pink and red flags of unhealthy relationships, and safety. We’ll give you time to practice the actual art of breakin’ up, too!

Registration link below (registration isn’t required but appreciated. Walk-in’s welcome, as space permits):

 Event Link: https://gradschool.utah.edu/grad-student-relationship-series-its-a-match-and-breakin-up/

Department of Psychiatry Science Forum

Martin Lindquist, PhD

Professor

Department of Biostatistics

Johns Hopkins University

Principal Directions of Mediation

Monday, Feb 24, 2020

1:00pm –2:00 p.m.

Seminar, 2nd Floor, 383 Colorow, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Biochem

The Biochemistry Department presents

David A. Largaespada, Ph.D.

American Cancer Society Research Professor

Associate Director of Basic Sciences

Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Using transposons and targeted nucleases to discover treatment targets for cancer

Monday, February 24, 2020

4:00 pm

HSEB 3515B

 

LGATB

Bowling Social

February 20th

6:30 pm

Bonwood Bowl, 2500 Main St

School of Medicine
Special Seminar as part of the Single Cell Workgroup

Linus Tsai, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Co-Director, Boston Nutrition and Obesity Center

Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics Core

New Roles for Tanycytes and Pars Tuberalis in Energy Homeostasis: leveraging single cell approaches to elucidate physiologic roles for individual cell types

Thursday, Feb 20, 4 pm

HCI-South Auditorium

Huntsman Cancer Institute Presents

Mikala Egeblad, PhD

Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories

Caught in the Act: Visualizing and Targeting Tumor-Stroma Interactions in Metastasis

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  1. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

INNER EAR RESEARCH GROUP

Otolaryngology

Dr. Hongbo Zhao

University of Kentucky

“Connexin gap junctional hearing function and deafness mechanisms of nonsyndromic hearing loss”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

5:00PM***

BPRB Room 501

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Grant Gordon, PhD

Department of Physiology & Pharmacology
Cummings School of Medicine
University of Calgary

“Astrocytes in the Hungry Brain”

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

4:00 - 5:00 P M

Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, February 14, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

CLEONE PETERSON ECCLES ALUMNI HOUSE

155 S. Central Campus Drive

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

 SEMINARS IN METABOLISM

Daniel P. Kelly, MD

Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor

Director, Penn Cardiovascular Institute

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

“Muscle Insulin Resistance: Nutrient Sensing Gone Awry”

February 13, 2020

HSEB 4100B

4:00 – 5:00PM

 

Inclusive

Inclusive Teaching: Promoting Civility In The Classroom

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020

WHERE: Marriott Library. Room 1140 Location Map

TIME: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Are you a TA, Instructor, or Grad Student considering a teaching career?

Join us as Liz Rogers shares valuable inclusive teaching strategies that will help you effectively navigate challenging topics, conflict resolution, and more! Learn how to establish a learning environment where all feel welcome!

Registration link below (registration isn’t required but appreciated. Walk-in’s welcome, as space permits):

Event Link: https://gradschool.utah.edu/inclusive-teaching-promoting-civility-in-the-classroom/

cool

Keeping Your Cool in Graduate School

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
WHERE: HSEB, Room 2958 Location Map
TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Graduate students are faced with a unique set of challenges that can start to be overwhelming at times. We’ll teach you effective tools for managing stress and prioritizing self-care in the midst of your busy schedule.  Please join us Tuesday, February 11th at 1:00 pm (HSEB, Room 2958) for one of our most popular workshops! Stop in, grab a snack and unwind. Registration link below (registration isn’t required but appreciated. Walk-in’s welcome, as space permits):

Event Link: https://gradschool.utah.edu/keeping-your-cool-in-graduate-school/

SOM

School of Medicine Seminar Series

Eric Betzig, Ph.D.

Howard Hughes Investigator
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Eugene D. Commins Presidential Chair in Experimental Physics
University of California, Berkeley

“Imaging Cellular Structure and Dynamics from Molecules to Organisms”

February 11,2020

4PM

Gesteland-White auditorium, EIHG

Department of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
PhD Dissertation Defense

Patrick Ferrara

"The Lands Cycle Modulates Plasma Membrane Lipid Organization and Insulin Sensitivity in Skeletal Muscle"

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

9:30-10:30 AM

HSEB 3515B

 College of Pharmacy

SEMINAR SERIES

Dr. Daniela Kaufer

Department of Integrative Biology and Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

Associate Dean of Biological Sciences

UC Berkeley

From The Brains Of Football Players To Aging – The Role Of The Blood Brain Barrier

Thursday, February 6, 2020

HSEB 2600

4:00 pm

TA

TA Panel: How to Survive and Thrive as a TA

WHEN: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

WHERE: Union Building, in The Den

TIME: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Working as a TA can be rewarding, but isn’t without its own unique set of challenges. Whether you are in the midst of your first TA experience, wondering what it will be like in the future, or an experienced TA, take a break and learn tips, tricks, and tools to thrive as a TA! Ask specific questions, share your stories, and more! Lunch will be served!

Event Link:https://gradschool.utah.edu/ta-panel-how-to-survive-and-thrive-as-a-ta/

 

Seminars in Metabolism

Bryan W. Jones, PhD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience

School of Medicine, University of Utah

“Computational Molecular Phenotyping”

February 6, 2020

HSEB 4100B

4:00 – 5:00PM

Goulden
N&A
 THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Shernaz Bamji, PhD

University of British Columbia

Professor of Cellular and Physiological Sciences

Regulation of synapse formation and plasticity by palmitoylating enzymes

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

4:00 pm

GESTELAND-WHITE AUDITORIUM, EIHG

HGSS

Jianwen Que, Ph.D., M.D.
 
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Columbia University
 
“Modeling Foregut Diseases with Stem Cells and Development”
 
Tuesday
February 4, 2020
12:00 NOON
Gesteland-White Auditorium
EIHG 1st floor 

GTG

GENETICS INTEREST GROUP 

Karen Guillemin

University of Oregon

“Teaming with microbes: lessons from the zebrafish intestine"

Monday, Feb 3, 2020

4:00 PM

Gesteland-White Auditorium

EIHG 1st Floor

biosc

Department of Biochemistry
Ph.D. Thesis Defense

Alyssa English

"Investigating the Mitochondrial-Derived Compartment Pathway"

Monday, February 3, 2020

1:00 PM

EIHG 1st floor auditorium

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, January 31, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF UTAH 

Rio Tinto Center | 301 Wakara Way

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

 

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Presents

Linda Rabeneck, MD, MPH, FRCPC

University of Toronto,

Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Post-Colonoscopy Colorectal Cancer

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

 

LGATB

Welcome Back

Dr. Ramón Barthelemey Talk

January 28th

4 pm

Marriott Library Room 1150

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

Developmental Biology Interest Group Retreat

Saturday, January 25th at the Fort Douglas Officers Club

Featured guest speaker on

Friday, January 24th at 2:00 in the EIHG Auditorium

THE DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY TRAINING GRANT IS PLEASED TO HOST THE

2020 Developmental Biology Interest Group Retreat

All who are interested are invited to attend

Friday, January 24, 2:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

Guest Speaker

Xin Chen, PHD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Asymmetry from symmetry

or symmetry from asymmetry?”

Saturday, January 25

Fort Douglas Officers Club

A day of talks, posters and food starting at 9 am

Guest Speaker

Deepika de Silva, PhD

Senior Vice President and Scientific Officer

BioFire Diagnostics, LLC

To RSVP, sign up for the poster session, or for more information, contact Teresa Upton, tupton@genetics.utah.edu


Bioscience

 

The Department  of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Presents
Dissertation Defense

Bhawika Sharma Lamichhane

PhD Candidate of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Syndecan 2 regulates vertebrate hematopoiesis and macrophage behavior

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE SEMINAR SERIES

Aaron Batista, PHD

Department of Bioengineering

University of Pittsburgh

“Neural population mechanisms of learning”

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

4:00-5:00 PM

Eccles (EIHG) Auditorium

Bioscience

Recruitment Dinner

Friday, January 17, 2020

Dinner and Poster Session

6:30-8:30 PM

Come Join Us!

All program associates are invited!

THE TOWER AT RICE-ECCLES STADIUM

4th Floor Scholarship Room | 451 S 1400 E

We need poster volunteers! Please contact Sarah Dunn (sdunn@genetics.utah.edu) to RSVP

 

The Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
presents

Matthew Andrusiak, PhD

University of California, San Diego

Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology Section

Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms Driven by prion-like Domain Proteins

Thursday, January 16, 2020

4:00 pm

Gesteland-White Auditorium, EIHG

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Faculty Seminar Series Presents

Dale Clayton, PhD

Professor of Biology

University of Utah

“On the origin of diversity: Rapid experimental evolution of size, cryptic coloration, and reproductive isolation in feather lice.”

Thursday, January 16, 2020
4:00PM
210 ASB

BioscienceDEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Lauren Williams

Ph.D. Thesis Defense

"Cytokinesis Machinery is Sequestered from the Abscission Site to Control Cell Division"

Thursday, January 16th, 2020
2:00 p.m.
HCI 1st Floor Research South Auditorium

8th Utah Cardiac Recovery Symposium (U-CARS)

Jan. 16 – 17, 2020

Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House

Keynote Speakers:

Douglas L. Mann, MD

Lewin Professor and Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University St. Louis

Title: “Myocardial Remission: End of the Beginning or Beginning of the End?”

M. Elizabeth Hale Hammond, MD

Chair, Department of Pathology, Intermountain Health care and Professor of Pathology, University of Utah

Title: “The Impact of Dogmas in Medicine: The Case of Antibody-Mediated Rejection”
 
Agenda detailing local, national, and international guest faculty as well as symposium registration are available online here.

Huntsman Cancer Institute

PRESENTS
SUSAN COOPER JONES MEMORIAL LECTURE

Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD

Leo Hess Professor, Senior Attending Physician

Rockefeller University 

Small RNAs as Molecular Probes and Therapeutic Guides to Metastatic Disease

 12:00 NOON
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2020
WILLARD AND ALICE S. MARRIOTT FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM
HCI RESEARCH SOUTH BUILDING, 1ST FLOOR

The John A. Moran Eye Center Presents

OPHTHALMOLOGY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SEMINAR SERIES

Roxana A. Radu, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology UCLA, Stein Eye Institute 

Revisiting Stargardt Disease: an RPE Perspective

Location: John A. Moran Eye Center Auditorium Date: January 15, 2020
12:00-1:00 pm

Huntsman Cancer Institute Presents
Susan Cooper Jones Memorial Lecture

Sohail Tavazoie, MD, PhD

Leo Hess Professor, Senior Attending Physician

Rockefeller University

Small RNAs as Molecular Probes and Therapeutic Guides to Metastatic Disease

12:00 Noon

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Auditorium

HCI Research South Building, 1st Floor

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SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PRESENTS

Behzad Mortazavi, PhD

University of Alabama

“Nitrogen Transformations at the Terrestrial Aquatic Interface”

Monday, January 13, 2020
4:00 PM
ASB 210

 

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SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES PRESENTS 

Janet Richmond, Ph.D.

University of Illinois

“Molecular determinants of synapse assembly and function”

Thursday, January 9, 2020
4:00 PM
ASB 210

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Seminars in Metabolism Presents:

Soung Hun Park, M.S

Graduate Research Assistant Utah Vascular Research Laboratory University of Utah

“Vascular mitochondrial respiratory and vasodilatory function: Understanding the changes and interactions with advancing age”

Thursday, January 9, 2020

4:00–5:00PM, HSEB 4100B

CHID

2020 CIHD ENRICHMENT SEMINAR SERIES

Elizabeth Egan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, and Microbiology-Immunology
Stanford University School of Medicine

“Decoding the Role of the Red Cell during Plasmodium falciparum Invasion”

Thursday January 9th
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
HSEB 5100B

N&A

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY PRESENTS

Madeline Lancaster, PhD

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Group Leader of Cell Biology

Exploring human brain development and evolution using cerebral organoids

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
GESTELAND-WHITE AUDITORIUM, EIHG at 4PM

 

GIGGENETICS INTEREST GROUP

Nancy Chen

Department of Biology, University of Rochester
 
“Tracking Short-Term Evolution in a Pedigreed Wild Population"
 
Monday, January 6, 2020
4:00 PM
Gesteland-White Auditorium
EIHG 1st Floor
 

Biosci

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES
THESIS DEFENSE

Jasmine McQuerry

Bild Lab

Leveraging phenotypic profiling using omics analyses to combat refractory breast cancers

Friday, January 3, 2020

12 PM

HSEB 3515B

 

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