BMI Weekly News- April 12, 2021

BMI Weekly News                                                          

April 12, 2021 


• University suspended on-campus activities due to COVID-19 outbreaks. Effective Wed, April 7 – 17, 2021.  From the Office of the President M. Roy Wilson   

• Call for 2021 SOM Award Nominations due Friday, May 21, 2021:   

Events This Week: 

• BMI Seminar: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm via Zoom. 

Speaker: Dr. Dax Fu, Associate Professor of Physiology, John Hopkins School of Medicine 

Title: “In-cell molecular functions of human zinc transporter-8 and its role in diabetes pathophysiology” 

Host: Dr. Bharati Mitra    

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID:  982 3481 0768 

Passcode: 635814 

*After the seminar BMI students and post docs will have an opportunity to meet with the speaker in the same Zoom session.  

• Journal Club – Public Student Presentation, Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 11:30am – 12:20pm via Zoom 

Presented by Michael Muczynski, First year Ph.D. student 

Title: “Virtual screening and molecular dynamics simulation approaches to COVID-19 drug  


Zoom Link:  

Meeting ID: 9971059 8754 

Passcode: 628371 

Upcoming Events: 

• Next BMI Seminar: Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm via Zoom. 

Speaker: Dr. Kay-Uwe Wagner, Lloyd and Marilynn Smith Endowed Chair for Breast Cancer Research, Professor, Department of Oncology, Leader, Tumor Biology & Microenvironment Program, School of Medicine, Wayne State University 

Title: “New Insights into the Biology of Claudin-low Mammary Cancer” 

Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang     

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 984 4177 2062  

Passcode: 914314 

• Next Journal Club – Public Student Presentation, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 11:30am – 12:20pm via Zoom 

Presented by Bradley Vandecar 

Title: "The manganese transport activity of ZupT". 

Zoom Link: []  

Meeting ID: 996 7418 9435 

Passcode: 606753 

Coronavirus Info:   

•  Website:    

▫ Campus Health Center – Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Recent updates:   

▫ WS students, faculty and staff eligible for COVID-19 testing for no out-of-pocket charge: COVID-19 Testing 

▫ Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts     

▫ Warrior Safe Training:  

▫ Campus Daily Screener:  

▫ Medical Campus operations:  

▫ Campus screener/follow-up process:    

•  Domestic and International Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Travel During COVID-19 | CDC 

•  Complete SOM guidelines:    

•  COVID-19 SOM return guidelines pdf:  

Links (as embedded in items above): 

•  President Roy Wilson – suspended changes on Wayne State campus due to COVID-19 outbreaks  

•  Campus Health Center – Facts about the Covid-19 Vaccine  

•  Domestic & International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic:  

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