Second Friday Science Social

Previous Talks

Date Speaker Affiliation Title Introduction


Dr. Adam Frank

Professor of Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester

Sustainability and the Astrobiological Perspective: Framing Human Futures in a Planetary Context

Dirk Bohmann
6/13/14 Dr. Nancy M. Bennett Director, Center for Community Health, Professor, Department of Medicine, Public Health Sciences, University of Rochester What's So Popular About Population Science Richard Moxley
4/11/14 Dr. Charles Duffy Professor, Department of Neurology, Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Rochester Does Aging-Related Cortical Dysfunction Cause Alzheimer's Disease  
3/14/14 Dr. Mark E. Dumont Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Rochester    
1/10/14 Dr. Robert T. Dirksen Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Muscle Physiology Research at URMC: Lessons Learned as the Prodigal Son  
12/13/13 Dr. Lynne Maquat Director, Center for RNA Biology, J. Lowell Orbison Distinguished Service Alumni Professorship, Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Rochester Making Sense of Nonsense: mRNA Decay and Human Diseases  
11/8/13 Dr. Richard Phipps Dean's Professorship, Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester You truly are what you eat: new lipid mediators that enhance antibody production and resolve inflammation  
9/13/13 Dr. Patricia Hinkle Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Rochester Signaling through melanocortin receptors: mechanisms responsible for red hair, fat babies and glucocorticoid deficiency  
02/08/13 Mark Noble, Mike Fiske, Jack Daiss, Matt Hilton, Chris Pröschel, Steve Goldman GMP Facility and Stem Cell Therapies    
12/14/12 Burns Blaxall, Ph.D., FAHA Professor, Director of Translational Science
The Heart Institute, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Adventures in heart failure research: finding new targets and therapeutics Mark Taubman, M.D.
9/14/12 Richard Aslin William R. Kenan Professor, Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science
Director, Rochester Center for Brain Imaging
Human Infants are Rapid Learners and Rational Actors Kathy Nordeen
6/8/12 Heinrich (Henri) Jasper UR Biology Department / Professor, Buck Institute for Aging Stem cells and longevity
- what flies can teach us
Dirk Bohmann
5/11/12 Stephen Dewhurst Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Why does semen contain amyloid fibrils, and what do they have to do with HIV-1 transmission? Sanjay Maggirwar
4/13/12 Gary D. Paige Chair, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Senses and Sense-Abilities Underlying Plasticity in Spatial Behavior Nina Schor
1/13/12 Doris Taylor URMC Medical Scientist Research Symposium    

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