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The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the Future of Biology, Biomolecular Science and Research

Robert Hacker, Director of StartUp, FIU

Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 12-1:30 pm, AHC3 215


Computational Analysis of Cancer Dynamics Using Data with no Temporal Information

Ananda Mondal, Assistant Professor in the School of Computing and Information Sciences at Florida International University

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 12-1:00 pm, AHC 215


Native MS: A Structural Biology Tool

Vicki Wysocki, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry NIH Resource for Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology, The Ohio State University

Friday, April 19, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, PG5 134


The 2019 Annual BSI Research Symposium

Robert Sackstein, Ph.D., Dean, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Senior Vice-President of the FIU Academic Health Center, Keynote Speaker

Friday, April 12, 2019, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, SIPA 103/SIPA Lobby


RNA Interference and Gene Editing: From Basic Science to Applications for Insect Control

Dr. Subba Reddy Palli, Department Chair and State Entomologist, Department of Entomology, University of Kentucky

Monday, April 8, 2019, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, WC 130


Lysine Acetylation of Replication Proteins Regulates the Choice of the Lagging Strand Maturation Pathway

Lata Balakrishnan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Friday, April 5, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, PG5 134


Investigating How Oxidative Stress Accelerates Telomere Loss: Implications for Cancer and Aging

Patricia Opresko, Ph.D., Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

Friday, March 22, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, PG5 134 


Challenges in Discovering Next-Generation Therapeutics for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Ramesh Narayanan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine; Director, Center for Cancer Drug Discovery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Friday, March 8, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, AHC3 214


Nutrient Signals and Regulation of Islet Function

Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D., Chief and Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine/ Miami VA Health System; and Deputy Director of Beta Cell Biology and Signal Transduction, Diabetes Research Institute

Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, WC 130


G-quadruplex DNA as a Drug Target 

Jonathan B. Chaires, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Louisville

Friday, February 1, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, PG5 134 


Development of an In-Cell Footprinting Method Coupled with Mass Spectrometry for Protein Structural Analysis

Lisa Jones, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, CASE (ECS) 451


Combating Antibiotic Resistance: Drug Repurposing and Nanoantibiotics

Mingdi Yan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Friday, January 18, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, PG5-134


How to Search 10s of Millions of Synthetic Compounds While Only Requiring the Screening of 300-600 Samples?

Richard A. Houghten, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies

Friday, January 11, 2019, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm, PG5-134


Translational Drug Development for Early Stage Oncology Applications

Adam Carie, Ph.D., Director, Product Development, Intezyne Technologies, Inc.

Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, AHC3 110


Functions of Bacterial type 1A Topoisomerases

Dr. Marc Drolet, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Montreal

Friday, October 26, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, AHC3 205 (MMC) videoconference to MSB 362 (BBC) 


Molecular Simulations: Coming of Age

Dr. Prem Chapagain, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, FIU

Friday, October 19, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, AHC3 205 (MMC) videoconference to MSB 362 (BBC) 


Introduction to Scripps Florida HTS and Strategies for the Discovery and Advancement of Small Molecule Drug-like Leads

Dr. Louis Scampavia and Dr. Timothy Spicer, Co-Directors, Scripps Research Molecular Screening Center

Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, AHC4 202



Mycobacteria: TB and not TB

Dr. Rashmi Gupta, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences

University of Central Florida

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, CP 117


Targeting Next Generation Mass Spectrometry

Dr. Theresa Evans Nguyen, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida

Friday, August 31, 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, WC 130