Fall 2019 Seminars


Faculty Candidate Seminar-- 1:00 pm, Room 3125 Scott Hall

Speaker: Melanie Higgins, Ph.D.
Title: Investigating Bacterial Enzymes to Improve Human Health
Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra


Speaker: Dr. Shengyi (Iris) Sun*, Assistant Professor, CMMG, Wayne State University
Title: Regulation of ER Homeostasis in Health and Disease
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang


Speaker: Dr. Yang Zhang, Professor, Dept. of Computational Medicine and BioInformatics,Dept. of Biological Chemistry, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title:  Protein Structure Prediction
Host: BMI students, (Kendall Muzzarelli)


Speaker: Dr. Niel Henriksen, Scientist, Atomwise, Inc., Artificial Intelligence for Drug Discovery San Francisco, CA
Title: AIMS and AtomNet: The largest prospective study of a machine learning model for hit discovery
Host: Dr. Ladislau Kovari


Dr. Xiaofan Wang, from Duke University
Title: New insights into mechanisms underlying cellular senescence
Host: Dr. Qing-Sheng Mi, HFHS


Speaker: Dr. Nichole Klatt, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Vice-Chair of Research, Univ. Of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Title: Mechanisms underlying microbiome influence on HIV infection.
Host: IM students (Madison Peterson)

11-05-2019          IMMUNOLOGY FOCUS GROUP -- Wertz Auditorium 12:00-1:15pm    

Speaker: Dr. Mitchell Kronenberg, La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Title: Development and function of natural killer T cells: an innate-like lymphocyte population.
Host: Dr. Qing-Sheng Mi, HFHS


Speaker: Dr. Stefan Pukatzki, Professor, Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado, Aurora
Title: The cholera bacterium: human pathogen and bacterial predator
Host: Dr. Jeffrey Withey


Speaker: Dr. Andrew M. Tai, Associate Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, U. of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Title: Reorganizing cellular membranes to support RNA virus replication: lessons from hepatitis C and dengue virus
Host: Dr. Philip Pellett


Speaker: Dr. Zahra Assar-Nossoni, Scientist I - Structural Biologist, Structural Biology Services, Cayman Chemical Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Title: Structure-Based-Drug-Design Approaches in Industry
Host: BMI students (Cameron Roberts)


Speaker: Dr. Basel Abuaita, Univ. of Michigan
Title: IRE1α: Regulator of ER Stress and Innate Immune Defense.
Host: Dr. Jeffrey Withey


Speaker: Dr. Zhibing Zhang, Associate Professor, Depts. Of Physiology and Obstetrics/Gynecology, SOM, WSU
Title: The structural basis of meiosis expressed gene 1 (MEIG1) in modulating manchette function and its crosstalk with intraflagellar transport."
Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang


Speaker: Jeanne Stuckey
Title: Patient to Lead Compound. U-M Cores can accelerate the process.
Host: Drs Brian Edwards & Ladislau Kovari

09-10-2019          IMMUNOLOGY FOCUS GROUP