Research Meetings
April through May 2016


May 2, 2016 ( Monday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Microbiology & Immunology Department Seminar

Stephen Nutt, Ph.D. Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Department Head, Molecular Immunology Division

"The Molecular Control of Humoral Immunity"

Host: Andrea Sant, PhD

Monday, May 2, 2016 12:00-1:00 PM Upper Auditorium (Room 3-7619)

Seminar Abstract: Our research focuses on the question of how cell fate and differentiation decisions are controlled in the immune system. The differentiation of B cells into either germinal center and memory B cells or antibody-secreting plasma cells is one such cell fate decision that is controlled by the interaction of a handful of transcription factors with extrinsic signals, including antigen and T cell derived cytokines such as IL-21. We have recently defined a molecular signature that highlights the stark transcriptional divide between B cells and plasma cells, and also demarcates antibody-secreting cells based on location and maturity. By focusing on the factors that control this differentiation process, including PU.1 and Irf8 that promote the B cell fate, and Irf4, Xbp1 and Blimp1 that drive plasma cell differentiation, we aim to develop a gene regulatory network describing the B-cell terminal differentiation process.


Location:  Upper Auditorium 3-7619

Posted by:  Brenda Knorr, Micro & Immunolgy, 25-Apr-16 8:00am ET


1:15pm - 2:15pm
Department of Biology Donut Talk

Dr. Jef Boeke, NYU Langone Medical Center

"Synthetic retrotransposons: Mobile DNA biology and inspiration for thinking big"

Location:  Hutchison Hall, Room 473

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 28-Apr-16 2:35pm ET


May 4, 2016 ( Wednesday )

4:00am - 5:00am
NO Aab CVRI Seminar Series Today

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 15-Sep-15 8:44am ET


4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

There is NO Aab CVRI Seminar Series scheduled for:

Wednesday May 4, 2016

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 4-Mar-16 10:40am ET


May 5, 2016 ( Thursday )

2:30pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Nadia Singh, North Carolina State University

"Causes and consequences of recombination rate variation"

Location:  Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140

Posted by:  Brenna Rybak, Biology, 11-Apr-16 12:40pm ET


May 9, 2016 ( Monday )

12:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Rebekah Rogers, University of California, Berkeley

"Complex mutations facilitate rapid evolution via exon shuffling"

Location:  Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140

Posted by:  Brenna Rybak, Biology, 7-Apr-16 2:51pm ET


May 11, 2016 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Leslie Leinwand, PhD, U of Colorado at Boulder

TITLE: Cardiac and skeletal muscle development and function

LOCATION:VRI Conf. Room # G.11211/G.11213 (Ground Floor in the MRBX – Del Monte building)

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 4-Mar-16 10:46am ET


May 12, 2016 ( Thursday )

3:30pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Daniel Schrider, Rutgers University

"(Machine) learning about natural selection through genetic variation"

Location:  Lander Auditorium - Hutchison 140

Posted by:  Brenna Rybak, Biology, 7-Apr-16 2:51pm ET


May 18, 2016 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Elena Galkins, PhD Eastern Virginia Medical School

TITLE: TBD

LOCATION: CVRI Conf. Room # G.11211/G.11213 (Ground Floor in the MRBX – Del Monte building)

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 4-Mar-16 10:47am ET


May 20, 2016 ( Friday )

9:00am - 4:00pm
Aging Research Day

This all-day event will feature aging research talks and a poster session with prizes. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Leonard P. Guarente from MIT.

Location:  Goergen Hall, River Campus, Room 101

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 23-Feb-16 9:17am ET


May 25, 2016 ( Wednesday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
THe CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Suowen Xu. PhD U of R CVRI

TITLE OF TALK: New molecular targets to treat atherosclerosis

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 16-Oct-15 11:44am ET

 
 
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