Seminars

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

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

Upcoming Seminar

Spring 2021 Seminars

Friday, January 15th, 2021

Title: "The Discovery and Development of Novel Adjuvants for a Universal Flu Vaccine(MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Shelby Cole
Host: Jay Evans, PhD/CMMB
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM

Friday, February 12th, 2021

Title: "Biased Agonism in Farnesoid X Receptor" (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Elizabeth Sather
Host: Travis Hughes, PhD/PSDD
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:25 - 11:50 AM

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Title: "Investigations of Novel CYP26 Inhibition of Retinoic Acid Clearance as Therapeutic Targets for CNS Injury"(MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Jacob Leatherwood
Host: Philippe Diaz, PhD/BMED
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:00 - 11:25 AM

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Title: "Development of a Novel Topical Therapeutic for Hearing Loss" (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Elizabeth Arrigali
Host: Monica Serban, PhD/PSDD
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:25 - 11:50 AM

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Title: "Genetic and Environmental Contributions to Variability in Vitamin D Levels in American Indian People" (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Jack Staples
Host: Erica Woodahl, PhD/PSDD
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:25 - 11:50 AM

Friday, April 16th, 2021

Title: Research Update (MBS Grad Student Seminar/Data Club)
Speaker: Shayna Killam
Host: Erica Woodahl, PhD/PSDD
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:25 - 11:50 AM

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: Informational Seminar (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: "HCMV Phenotypic Complementation During Cellular Coinfection"
Speaker: Chris Peterson
Host: Pat Secor, PhD/CMMB
Location: Online - ZOOM 

Title: "FXR agonists induces distinct H-12 structural states"
Speaker: Vikash Kumar
Host: Travis Hughes, PhD/BCH
Location: Online - ZOOM 
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Title: "The 3Bs: Biofilms, Bacteriophages, and B-cells: A journey to developing the first phage vaccine"
Speaker: Valery Roman-Cruz
Host: Jay Evans, PhD/CMMB
Location: Online - ZOOM 

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