Fall 2020 Seminars


No BMI seminar

Suggested alternatives:

Sorin Draghici, Ph.D., Professor , Computer Science, College of Engineering, Co-Scientific Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core Wayne State University, KCI "Methods and tools for the analysis and integration of high-throughput data"
Time: Sept. 16, 2020, 3:00 PM
Zoom Video Conference Link:
Meeting ID: 923 1304 3666
Password: 212908

Caleb Finch, Ph.D., William Kieschnick and ARCO Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California
"Air Pollution is a Gerogen"
Time: Sep 17, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Zoom video conference link:
Meeting ID: 949 5666 4734
Passcode: 384516                    


Speaker: Dr. Hannah Rowe, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Oregon State University
Title: Direct bacterial-viral interactions promote respiratory transmission


Speaker: Dr. Kristin Parent, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
Title: Deciphering virus entry mechanisms: from bacteriophages to giant viruses


Immunology Focus Group


Speaker: Dr. Chris Waters, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Genetics Graduate Program, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, & Center for Water Sciences
Michigan State University
Title: Cyclic di-nucleotides: From cholera to cancer


Speaker: Dr. Matthew Bogyo, Professor, Department of Pathology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Title: Chemical probes for imaging of enzyme targets in cancer and infectious disease


Speaker: Dr. John Helmann, Professor, Department of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
Title: Managing metals in microbes: new insights from Bacillus subtilis 


Election day: University Closed


Speaker: Dr. Jessy J. Alexander, Dept. of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Univ. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Title: Complement system: Its role in the kidney 


Speaker: Dr. Julie PfeifferKern & Marnie Wildenthal President's Research Council Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Title: How bacteria and circadian rhythms influence enteric virus infection.


No Seminar: Thanksgiving Week


Immunology Focus Group


Speaker: Dr. Jinsheng Zhang, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Arts and Sciences, Research Director, Dept Otolaryngology-HNS, School of Medicine, WSU
Title: Investigate and Treat Tinnitus


SpeakerDr. Pei-Chung Lee, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, WSU
Title: TBA 

December 14, 2020 IS THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES

December 15, 2020 IS A STUDY DAY

December 16 – 22, 2020 FINAL EXAMS