BMI Weekly News- April 19, 2021

BMI Weekly News                                                          

April 19, 2021 


• Congratulations to Antoine Khobeir for successfully defending his master's thesis, "Functional Characterization of Threonine 49 Phosphorylation of Cytochrome c".  

• WXYZ-TV Channel 7 - Spotlight on the News Examines Michigan’s recent surge in COVID-19 cases with guests Professor Marcus Zervos and Associate Professor Paul Kilgore, Wayne State. 

• President Roy Wilson, due to the increased rate of COVID-19 infection in Michigan and in Detroit, has made the decision to extend the suspension of on-campus activities through the end of the semester, effective through April 26, 2021. From the Office of the President  

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

Events This Week: 

• 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 

**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 21, 2021, 11:30am – 12:20pm via Zoom 

Presented by Bradley Vandecar, First year Ph.D. student 

Title: "The manganese transport activity of ZupT". 

Zoom Link: []  

Meeting ID: 996 7418 9435 

Passcode: 606753 

Upcoming Events: 

• Next BMI Seminar: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm via Zoom. 

Speaker: Dr. Chunyu Wang, Professor, Department of Biological Sciences & Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 

Title: “Structural mechanisms and drug discovery in Alzheimer’s disease and Cancer” 

Host: Dr. Jianjun Wang     

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: Passcode:  TBA 

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): 

•   WXYZ-TV Channel 7 – Spotlight on the News:  

•  President Roy Wilson – extended suspension of on-campus activities through the end of the semester, effective through April 26, 2021.   

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

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

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