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2019-20

The 2020 Annual BSI Research Symposium

Dr. Tomás R. Guilarte, Keynote Speaker, Dean of Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work

Friday, April 17, 12-5 pm,  SIPA 103/SIPA lobby

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Monica Guo, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Friday, April 10, 2020, 11 am, room

Co-sponsored with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

Functional roles for newly evolved genes in male Drosophila reproduction

Geoff Findlay, Associate Professor, College of the Holy Cross

Friday, March 13, 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, GC 286

Co-sponsored with the Biochemistry PhD Program and Biological Sciences Department.

A novel role for the Bloom syndrome DNA helicase in genome maintenance

Kristina Schmidt, Professor, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, University of South Florida

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, 11am, AHC3 205 (MMC) via polycom to AC2 210 (BBC)

Co-sponsored with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

The Miami Cancer Institute Biospecimen Repository Facility Program: Biobanking for Clinical and Translational Research

Zuanel Diaz, Ph.D. Director, Protocol Support Laboratory and Biospecimen Repository Facility

Monday, Feb. 17th, 10:30 - 11:30 am, WC 130

Co-sponsored with the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

The cryoEM revolution: From proteins to genomes, & from in situ to in action

Dr. Hong Zhou, Founding Director, California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA

Friday, February 7, 2020, 1:30-2:30 pm, AHC3 205 (1/22, 1/30, 2/5)

Cosponsored with the Department of Physics, and the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

Programmable DNA nanotechnology for material and biomedical research

Dr. Yonggang Ke, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department, Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology

Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, AHC3 205

Co-sponsored with the Department of Physics, and the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

Entrepreneurship in Biomedical Sciences: Lunch Time Q&A with Students

Cristiane Benvenuto, MD, PhD, MBA

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, AHC4 402

Co-sponsored with the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

Targeting protein phosphatase 2A for the sensitization of TRAIL- and FOLFOX-resistant colorectal cancer

Dr. Satya Narayan, Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Florida

Friday, December 6, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, AHC3 205

Co-sponsored with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

Watching a simple virus assemble itself

Dr. Rees Garmann, Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, UCLA; Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Physics, Harvard University

Friday, November 15, 2019, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, PG6 112

Co-sponsored with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program. 

The pH-Low Insertion Peptide (pHLIP): from Understanding Mechanism to Applications

Dr. Ming An, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Binghamton University, The State University of New York

Friday, November 1, 2019, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, AHC3 205 polycom to AC2 210

Co-sponsored with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

A microRNA-Dependent Regulatory Mechanism that Controls the Fate of the Intestinal Stem Cell Lineage in Drosophila

David Van Vactor, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School; Director, Development and Regenerative Biology Graduate Program

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 1:00 pm, MARC 340

Co-sponsored with MARC U Star.

Developing antibacterial polyurethanes and poly(ester urethane)s: a balancing act of bacterial toxicity and mammalian cell compatibility

Abraham Joy, Professor, Integrated Bioscience, The University of Akron

Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, AHC3 205

Co-sponsored with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, and the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.

Invertebrates and associated microorganisms of the marine mesophotic zone - a unique source for the discovery of bioactive small molecules with antiaging activity

Nikolas Fokialakis, Ph.D., Assist. Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Athens, Greece

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 12:00 pm -1:30 pm, CASE (ECS) 143

Co-sponsored with the Biochemistry Ph.D. Program.