Seminars

Fall 2020 Seminars

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

*Fall Seminars will be exclusively over ZOOM (UM NetID Authentication Required)

Fall 2020 Seminars

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Title: "Exploring PPARy Ligand Effects(MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker:  Mariah Rayl
Host: Travis Hughes, PhD
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM

Friday, October 2nd, 2020

Title: "There's an app for that? Cytomegalovirus' chemokines: the Uber app for dissemination" (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker:  Tim Sparer, PhD - University of Tennessee
Host: Brent Ryckman, PhD/CMMB
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Title: "The Transcriptional Response to Oxidative Stress: Characterising the Roles of DNA Sequence and Accessibility"
Speaker:  Sarah Lacher, PhD - University of Minnesota 
Host: Erica Woodahl, PhD/PSDD
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Title: (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Noah Powers
Host: David Burkhart, PhD/CTM and Grace Bagley/CMMB
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Title: "FXR"
Speaker: Vikash Kumar
Host: Travis Hughes, PhD
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:30 - 12:00 PM

Spring 2020 Seminars

Friday, January 17th, 2020

Title: "Neuromodulation: Sex, the Gut, and Aggression"
Speaker:  Sarah Certel, PhD - Associate Professor, DBS, University of Montana
Host: Brent Ryckman, PhD/CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Title: "Vaccines and antibody-based strategies to counteract opioid use disorders and fatal overdoses"
Speaker: Marco Pravetoni, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
Host: Jay Evans, PhD/CTM
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Title: "Interaction of COP9 Signalosome Components with Stem Cell Regulators FBF-1 and FBF-2" (Research Update - MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Emily Osterli
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Title:  Informational Seminar (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Nirvan Rouzbeh
Host: Kasper Hansen, PhD
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Title: "Rickettsia Parasites RAGE Against Reductive Genome Evolution"
Speaker: Joe Gillespie, PhD
Host: Brandon Cooper, PhD and Mike Minnick, PhD/CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

Title:  Informational Seminar (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Michelle Nemetchek
Host: Travis Hughes, PhD
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Fall 2019 Seminars

Friday, September 6th, 2019

Title: "Contribution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Extracellular Polysaccharides to Chronic Cystic Fibrosis Airway Infections"
Speaker: Laura Jennings, PhD - Research Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Title: Research Update Seminar (MBS Graduate Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Beth Cole, Toxicology
Host: Yoon Hee Cho, PhD
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, September 20th, 2019

Title: "How Characterization of a Novel Adherence Function Led to New Insight in Complement Resistance for Borrelia burgdorferi"
Speaker: Jon Skare, PhD - Texas A&M
Host: D. Scott Samuels, PhD/CBSD Sponsored CMMB Seminar
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Title:  Research Update Seminar (MBS Graduate Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Elizabeth Arrigali 
Host: Monica Serban, PhD
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM

Friday, September 27th, 2019

Title: "Genomics and Comparative Genomics of HIV-1 for Vaccine Evaluation"
Speaker: Paul Edlefsen, PhD - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Host: Travis Wheeler, PhD/CBSD
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, October 4th, 2019

Title: “Investigating Protein Dynamics Using Computational Methods”
Speaker: Dave Holley, PhD - Molecular Computation Core Facility Manager, University of Montana
Host: BMED
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Title: "Drug Development for Enteric Infections: Lessons Learned from Preclinical and Clinical Studies"
Speaker: Sam Arnold, PhD - Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington
Host: Erica Woodahl, PhD
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Title: "Development of a Glycoproteomic Toolkit and its Application to Challenges in Urology" 
Speaker: John Froehlich, PhD - Harvard Medical School
Host: Oliver Serang, PhD/CBSD
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Title:  “The Individual Human Scale of Herpes Simplex Virus Infection: How a Persistent Infection Lifestyle Impacts Viral Genomic Diversity and Evolution"
Speaker: Moriah Szpara, PhD -  Penn State University
Host: Brent Ryckman, PhD/CMMB 
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

Title: "Precision Medicine Under the Big Sky"
Speaker: Erica Woodahl, PhD - Associate Professor, Precision Medicine, University of Montana
Host: CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, December 13th, 2019

Title: "Evolutionary Outcomes of CRISPR-anti-CRISPR Conflict"
Speaker: Blake Wiedenheft, PhD - Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology; Biotechnology, Montana State University
Host: John McCutcheon, PhD and Patrick Secor, PhD/CMMB
Location: Skaggs Building #169 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM