BMI Weekly News

BMI Weekly News

September 24, 2019

News of Interest

â- BMI Retreat

The 2019 BMI Retreat will be held this Friday (September 27) from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM in the Margherio Conference Center (adjacent to the Scott Hall cafeteria). The scientific program will include:

  • Talks by students and fellows who will provide overviews of the research that goes on in their laboratory;
  • Research posters;
  • A keynote talk on "Working together to improve child health" by Dr. Gil Mor (Director of the C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development).
  • Lunch will be provided.

    See you Friday.

    â- Dr. Stuart Levy, of Tufts University, passed away last week. Dr. Levy was among the first to document the amplification and spread of antibiotic resistance via widespread use of antibiotics as part of livestock husbandry. In the words of Dr. Levy, "Bacteria have seen dinosaurs come and they've seen them go, so we aren't going to destroy the bacterial world. We live in the bacterial world." Read more in this article.

    Departmental Events

    â- BMI Seminar: Speaker, Zhibing Zhang, Ph.D., Associate Professor Depts. Of Physiology and

    Obstetrics/Gynecology, School of Medicine, Wayne State University. Title: "The structural basis of meiosis expressed gene 1 (MEIG1) in modulating manchette function and its crosstalk with intraflagellar transport." Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 11:30am-12:25pm, 2268 Scott Hall, School of Medicine. Hosted by: Dr. Jianjun Wang

    â- Journal Club/RDP: PhD student, Cameron Roberts, presents title: "Biochemical Studies of ZupT: a Zinc Transporter Belonging to the ZIP Family (SLC39A) of Transporters" on Monday, September 30, 2019, 12:30-1:20pm, 3125 Scott Hall. Mentor: Dr. Bharati Mitra

    â- Next Journal Club/RDP: PhD student, Andrew Kulek, presents title: "Brief episodes of preconditioning ischemia attenuate cardiomyocyte death: Does maintenance of Cristae architecture play a role." on Monday, October 7, 2019, 12:30am-1:20pm, 3125 Scott Hall. Mentor: Dr. Karen Przyklenk

    â- Next BMI Seminar: Speaker, Basel Abuaita, Ph.D., Research Investigator, University of Michigan. Title: "IRE1α: Regulator of ER Stress and innate Immune Defense." Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 11:30am-12:25pm, 2268 Scott Hall, School of Medicine. Hosted by: Dr. Jeffrey Withey

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