Seminars

For a comprehensive schedule of all MBS seminars and Data Club meetings, please see the calendar here.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: “Structural Studies of Quadruplex DNA and Membrane Proteins”
Speaker: Sascha Stump, Toxicology Ph.D. Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Monday, January 29, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: "Sex and Disease" 
Speaker: Jessica Ray, Toxicology Ph.D. Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, February 2, 2018

Title:  "A Phage-encoded Integrase Promotes Virulence Factor Production in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa"
Speaker: Patrick Secor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #117 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Monday, February 5, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: “Helical Disruption and Inverse Agonism in Peroxisome Proliferator-activated Receptor Gamma"
Speaker: Ian Chrisman, Biochemistry Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Monday, February 12, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: “Investigations of Ligand Binding to Neurotransmitter Receptors” 
Speaker: Janet Bobango, Neuroscience Ph.D. Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, February 23, 2018

Title: “Using Protein Phosphorylation, Acetylation, and Methylation to Outline Lung Cancer Signaling Networks”
Speaker: Mark Grimes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Title: "Volume Electron Microscopy of Neural Circuits"
Speaker: Davi Bock, Group Leader, HHMI - Janelia Research Campus
Host: CMMB/BMED/CSFN
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Friday, March 2, 2018

Title: "Why Would a Virus Encode a Protein that Compartmentalizes the Endoplasmic Reticulum?"
Speaker: Jeremy Kamil, Ph.D., Associate Professor, LSU Health Shreveport
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, March 5, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: 
“Boundary function method in biological models”
Speaker: Denis Shchepakin, Neuroscience Ph.D. Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, March 9, 2018

Title: "Chimeritope Technology: Next Generation Vaccines for Lyme and Other Tickborne Diseases" 
Speaker: Richard Marconi, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, VCU
Host: Scott Samuels, CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, March 12, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series

Double Research Presentation

Title: "Of Minigenes and N: Rift Valley Fever Virus, Alternative Splicing, and snoRNA"
Speaker: Luke White, CMMB Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Title: "Innate lymphoid cells: The new frontier" 
Speaker:  Valery Roman-Cruz, CMMB Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Friday, March 16, 2018

Title: "Yeast: A Model System for Retrotransposition and Undergraduate Education"
Speaker: Jill Keeney, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Biology, Juniata College
Host: Scott Samuels, CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, March 19, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series

Double Research Presentation

Title: “Role of IP3 Receptors in ER-to-Golgi Secretory Trafficking”  
Speaker: Aaron Held, CMMB Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Title:  “Regulation of Neuron Communication and Development by Drosophila CCN"
Speaker: Lizzie Catudio-Garrett, CMMB Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Friday, March 23, 2018

Title: "Role of Non-methylating C/D box snoRNAs in Prader-Willi Syndrome: Old Dogs Show New Tricks" 
Speaker: Stefan Stamm, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Kentucky
Host: CMMB
Location:
 Skaggs Building #169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Thursday April 5, 2018

Title: “Introduction to NanoString’s Multi-Omic Technology" 
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Schneider, Ph.D., NanoString Technologies, Inc. 
Host: Yoo Hee Cho, CEHS
Location:
 Skaggs Building #275
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Friday, April 6, 2018

Title: "Coxiella burnetii - A Kiwi’s Story"
Speaker: Paul Beare, Rocky Mountain Laboratory
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, April 13, 2018

Title: "Applications of Multi-omics Methods to Aid in Understanding Protein Function"
Speaker: Dr. Josh Adkins, Team Lead Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, April 16, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series

Double Research Presentation

Title:  “A Hypothetical Mechanism to Regulate GLD-1 in C. elegans”  
Speaker: Miyuki Hayashi, Biochemistry Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM


Title: “Targeting the Mode of Action for a Novel Methyl Nonactate Derivative 31G12- a Bioinformatics Approach” 
Speaker: Larissa Walker, CMMB Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Friday, April 20, 2018

Title: "3D Printing Functional Materials & Devices"
Speaker: Michael C. McAlpine,
Ph. D., Benjamin Mayhugh Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Host: 
Philippe Diaz, BMED
Location: 
Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 
11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, April 23, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: “Friends or Foes? Innate Lymphoid Cells & the Gut"
Speaker: Laura Berg, Toxicology Graduate Student
Location: Skaggs 169
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, April 27, 2018

Title: "Environmental Toxicants Affect Vaccine Efficacy: Is There a Value in Altering the Route of Immunization"
Speaker: Pavan Muttil, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of New Mexico
Host: Celine Beamer, BMED
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Monday, April 30, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: TBA
Speaker: Maria Ferrini, Toxicology Ph.D. Student
Location: Chemistry Building #212
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, May 4, 2018

Title: "Beyond Checkpoint Inhibitors and the Impact on Nonclinical Safety Assessment"
Speaker: Rod Prell, Ph.D.,  Principal Scientist/Toxicologist Therapeutic Area Lead: Cancer Immunotherapy Safety Assessment, Genentech
Host: David Shepherd, BMED
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Monday May 7, 2018

Experimental Molecular, Cellular and Chemical Biology/Data Club Seminar Series
Title: “Skin Barrier Modifications by Retinoid-related Compounds in Reconstructed Human Epidermis”
Speaker: Joachim Veit, Ph.D. Student
Location: Chemistry Building #212
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Monday, May 14, 2018

Title: "Rebirth of Bone Mineral in Biomedicine: From Cell Reprogramming to Targeted Anticancer Therapies"
Speaker: Vuk Uskokovic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor,  Dept. of Bioengineering, College of Medicine & Engineering, The University of Illinois at Chicago 
Host: Dr. Andrij Holian, CEHS
Location: Skaggs Building #117
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Friday, May 18, 2018

Title: “Nuclear receptor targets for modulating neuroinflammation in Parkinson’s disease”
Speaker: Ron Tjalkens, Ph.D.,  Professor and Toxicology Section Head, Colorado State University
Host: Chuck Thompson, BMED
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, July 23, 2018

Title: TBA
Speaker: Jay Bream, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, School of Public Health
Host: Dave Shepherd, BMED
Location: Skaggs Building #169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Fall 2017 Seminars

Friday, September 1, 2017

Title: “Integrated Computational and Experimental Studies on the Structure and Function of Ion Channels”
Speaker: Dr. Huan-Xiang Zhou, Professor of Chemistry and Physics, LAS Science Endowed Chair Departments of Chemistry and Physics University of Illinois at Chicago
Website: http://web2.physics.fsu.edu/~zhou
Host: Kasper Hansen
Location: Skaggs Building #117 
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Title: "Nanoparticle formulations in next generation vaccines"
Speaker: Kristopher Short, Ph.D. Student, Toxicology, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana
Host: CEHS
Location: CHEM 212
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Friday, September 22, 2017

Title: "Role of Microglia and Type 1 Interferon Signaling in Ischemic Preconditioning"
Speaker: Jonathan Weinstein, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology at University of Washington
Website: https://depts.washington.edu/neurolog/research/weinstein-lab/research.html
Host: Darrell Jackson
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Friday, September 29, 2017

Title: "Preclinical Drug Disposition Studies: Focus on Protein Therapeutics"
Speaker: Josh Pearson, PhD, Director Preclinical, Department of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism, Amgen
Host: Erica Woodahl
Location: Skaggs 169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 6, 2017

Title: "How An Intracellular Pathogen Recognizes the Host Cytosol"
Speaker: Michelle Reniere, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Washington
Host: CBSD
Location: Skaggs 169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 13, 2017

Title: "Engineering of Natural and  Synthetic Biomaterials for Medical Applications"
Speaker: Monica Serban, Assistant Professor, Material Sciences Program, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Montana
Host: Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 20, 2017

Title: "Modifiable risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease modulate immune responses in the central nervous system”
Speaker: Dr. Andis Klegeris, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, I.K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, UBC Okanagan Campus
Host: Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 27, 2017

Title: “Secondary Metabolites of Extremophilic Fungi as Inhibitors of  Cell Migration, Invasion, and Post-Stroke Apoptosis”
Speaker: Andrea Stierle, PhD, Research Professor, University of Montana
Host: Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 3, 2017

Title: "Failure of cellular redox homeostasis during prion infection"
Speaker: Cathryn Haigh, Chief TSE/Prion Cell Biology Section - RML Hamilton
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs 169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 17, 2017

Title: "Regulatory roles of microRNAs in early development"  
Speaker: Jia Song, Assistant Professor Biomedical Sciences, University of Delaware
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs 169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, December 1, 2017

Title: 
"Biological Secrets of Roundworm Sperm"

Speaker: Michael A. Miller Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cellular Biology, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs 169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, December 8, 2017

Title: "Deciphering the Medial Prefrontal Cortex "  
Speaker: Nathan Insel Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Behavioral & Systems Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Montana
Host: Dept. of Psychology
Location: Skaggs 169
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM