Department of Biological Sciences

Dodge Hall Rm 375
118 Library Dr
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3550
fax: (248) 370-4225

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Departmental Seminars are open to the public. Please contact Renee Gabriel for more information. She may also be reached by calling (248) 370-3550.

Upcoming Seminars

Adrianna Jurek
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Seminar
Mentor: Randal Westrick
Identification of the Genetic Regulators of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1
Monday, August 14, 2023
12:00 -1:00 PM
120 MSC & Zoom

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Previous Seminars

Khrystyna Shchubelka
Doctoral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Mentor: Taras Oleksyk
Medically relevant genetic diversity in Ukraine
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
127 DH & Zoom

Rana Karmakar
Master's Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Rasul Chaudhry
Effect of curcumin and zinc on human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (HUC-MSCs)
Friday, July 14, 2023
12:00-12:30 PM

Walter Wolfsberger
Doctoral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Mentor: Taras Oleksyk
Leveraging big data for bioinformatic analysis of modern population genomics
Friday, July 14, 2023
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
120 MSC & Zoom

Emily Biernat
Doctoral Dissertation Defense Seminar
Mentor: Chhabi Govind
The cooperation between histone acetyltransferases Esa1 and Gcn5 and remodeler RSC in regulating chromatin structure and transcription in budding yeast
Friday, July 7, 2023
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
202 DH

Anna Sokac Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
University of Illinois
Actin homeostasis in embryos: a balancing act from plasma membrane to nuclear interior
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
200 DH
Host: Dr. Lan Jiang

Danielle Dorsen
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Seminar
Mentor: Mary Jamieson
Evaluating community science and habitat management for native bee conservation
Friday, June 9, 2023
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
202 DH & Zoom

Javier Menendez
Master's Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Valance Washington
TREM-like Transcript-1 (TLT-1) and platelet actin cytoskeleton
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Grace Fuller
Director of Animal Welfare
Detroit Zoological Society
Animal Welfare Research Initiatives at the Detroit Zoo
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
185 Mathematics and Science Center

James Luyendyk, Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Institute for Integrative Toxicology
Clot Wars: The rise of fibrin in liver injury and repair
Thursday, April 6, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
203 Dodge Hall
Host: Dr. Valance Washington

Sigma Xi Annual Lecture
Alecia Gabriel, Ph.D.
Motor City Steam & The Lab Drawer
Lost then Found: Building a foundation for change
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
4:00-5:00 PM
Oakland Center Ballrooms B & C

Adrianna Jurek
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal
Mentor: Randal Westrick
Identification of Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 Regulatory Loci
Wednesday March 29, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM

Dr. Stefanie Redemann
Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Uncovering the Mechanics of Chromosome Segregation Using 3D Tomography
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
12:00 - 1:00 PM
127 Dodge Hall
Host: Dr. Mi Hye Song

Dr. Michael Holinstat & Jim Van Loon
BGSO Career Seminar Series III
Patent rights and navigating a dual career path (Academia & Industry)
Friday, March 17, 2023
12:00-1:30 PM
337 MSC

Christopher Powell
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Mentor: Dr. Fabia Battistuzzi
Assessment of taxon sampling on phylogenetic reconstructions and timetrees: a new methodology and application
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
2:00-3:00 PM
202 Dodge Hall

Zachary Osmond
Master’s Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Dr. Shailesh Lal
Bioinformatic analysis of co-splicing factors RBM48 and ARMC7 reveal conserved function between plants and humans
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM

Alexander Mihailovic
Master’s Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Sara Blumer-Schuette
Mechanisms of Clostridium butyricum motility in response to complex and simple carbohydrates
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
185 Mathematics and Science Center

Cody Howe
Doctoral Dissertation Defense
Mentor: Sang Hoon Rhee
Studying the Role of Pten in the Gut and the Gut-Brain Inflammatory Connection
Friday, March 10, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM

Blake Walker
Master's Thesis Seminar
Mentor: Dr. Sang Hoon Rhee
Studying an Association of Pyroptosis with the Spontaneous Colitis Development in Interleukin-10 Knockout Mice
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM

Mansi Verma & Saul Ruiz Palacios
BGSO Career Seminar Series II
Transition from Student to Industry
Friday, February 17, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
337 MSC

Marvin Nieman, Ph.D.

Sigma Xi Research Seminar
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Vice Dean for Graduate Education, Graduate Education Office
School of Medicine, Case Western University
Protease Signaling: Mechanistic insights learned from protease activated receptors
Thursday, February 9, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM
202 Dodge Hall