Postdoctoral Scientific Seminar Speakers

The Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD) is pleased to share information about potential speakers to grantees of our Bridges, RISE, MARC, PREP, IMSD and other student training programs. These speakers represent a diverse group of highly trained biomedical scholars who are part of the Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) program at institutions across the country. IRACDA combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and mentored teaching assignments at a partner institution. The scholars in this resource are listed alphabetically by participating institution.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Punita Bhansali, Ph.D.
Punita Bhansali, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Ophthalmology
Email: pbhansali@gmail.com
Availability: Spring 2016 through Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms That Regulate Photoreceptor Specification During Retinal Development”
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Eric P. Chang, Ph.D.
Eric P. Chang, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Biochemistry
Email: eric.chang@einstein.yu.edu
Availability: Spring 2016 through Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Understanding the Thermal Adaptation of Enzymes Through Probing the Structural Dynamics of Psychrophilic, Mesophilic and Thermophilic Lactate Dehydrogenases”
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Raquel M. Furtado, Ph.D.
Raquel M. Furtado, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Email: raquel.furtado@einstein.yu.edu
Availability: Fall 2017 through Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Circulating Memory CD4 T Subsets Correlate with Clinical Immunity Against Human Malaria"
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Emory University
Jordan A. Booker, Ph.D.
Jordan A. Booker, Ph.D.
Emory University
Department of Psychology
Email: jordan.booker@emory.edu
Availability: Fall 2015 through Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Emotion- and Gratitude-Focused Expressive Writings During the College Transition”
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Rutgers University
Amber Krauchunas, Ph.D.
Amber Krauchunas, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Waksman Institute of Microbiology
Email: ark@waksman.rutgers.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Using Model Organisms to Discover New Molecules that Act During Fertilization and Egg Activation”
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Sofya Borinskaya, Ph.D.
Sofya Borinskaya, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Department of Pathology
Email: sborinsk@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Availability: Spring 2018 - Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Integration of Linear and Dendritic Actin Nucleation in Nck-Induced Actin Comets”
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Harita Menon, Ph.D.
Harita Menon, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Email: menon@dls.rutgers.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Role of Cypin and Associated Proteins in Rat Hippocampal Dendrite Branching”
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Inna Nikonorova, Ph.D.
Inna Nikonorova, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Email: nikonorova@aesop.rutgers.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Using Mouse Genetic Models to Study Dynamics of Molecular Events in Liver During Amino Acid Deprivation: Possible Implications for Treatment of Liver Adverse Metabolic Reactions”
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Ashley Pettit, Ph.D.
Ashley Pettit, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Email: pettitap@rwjms.rutgers.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “The Role of General Nonderepressible 2 Kinase in Metabolic Phenotype Alterations Following Limited Availability of the Essential Amino Acid Methionine”
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Suzanne Quartuccio, Ph.D.
Suzanne Quartuccio, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Department of Genetics
Email: sq51@rutgers.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Differential Regulation of AURKB and AURKC by Haspin Kinase During Meiosis I in Mouse Oocytes”
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Jennifer Fragale, Ph.D.
Jennifer Fragale, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Brain Health Institute
Email: catuzzje@rutgers.edu
Availability: Spring 2018 - Spring 2019
Seminar title: "The Role of Orexin-1 Receptor Signaling in Motivation for the Opioid Fentanyl"
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Pragati Sharma, Ph.D.
Pragati Sharma, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Email: pragati@rwjms.rugers.edu
Availability: Fall 2017 - Fall 2018
Seminar title: "A lysine desert protects SUMO-Targeted Ub-Ligases (STUbLS) from proteasomal degradation by avoiding auto-ubiquitination"
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Victoria DiBona, Ph.D.
Victoria DiBona, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology
Email: dibonavl@rutgers.edu
Availability: Summer 2018 - Fall 2019
Seminar title: “The Role of the polarity protein Par-1/MARK in regulating microglia activation”
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Stanford University
John Boothroyd, PI
John Boothroyd, PI
Stanford University

Email: jboothr@stanford.edu
Availability: Tel 6507237984
Seminar title: Fax 6507256757
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Stony Brook University
Sarah Alaei, Ph.D.
Sarah Alaei, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Email: sarah.alaei@stonybrook.edu
Availability: Summer and Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Dissecting the Molecular Mechanisms of Porphyromonas Gingivalis Fimbrial Assembly“
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Angela Migues, Ph.D.
Angela Migues, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Department of Chemistry
Email: Angela.Migues@stonybrook.edu
Availability: Spring 2016, Fall 2016
Seminar title: "Quantum Calculations of Aldol Condensation Reactions Between Acetone and Biomass-Derived Aldehydes in Acidic Zeolite Clusters"
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Dominique Williams, Ph.D.
Dominique Williams, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Department of Chemistry
Email: dominque.williams@stonybrook.edu
Availability: Spring 2016, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016
Seminar title: "Nitric Oxide-Dependent Biofilm Regulation"
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Emmanuel Asare, Ph.D.
Emmanuel Asare, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Email: emmanuel.asare@stonybrook.edu
Availability: Spring 2016, Summer 2016 and Fall 2016
Seminar title: A Single Amino Acid in Poliovirus Non-Structural Protein 2CATPase Results in an Encapsidation and Uncoating Defect
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James C. Robertson, Ph.D.
James C. Robertson, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology
Email: james.robertson@stonybrook.edu
Availability: Winter 2018 through Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Physics Based Methods Thread the Unthreadable Needle: Folding Nonthreadable Proteins with MELD"
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R. Antonio Herrera, Ph.D.
R. Antonio Herrera, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Email: dr@ranton.io
Availability: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Computational analysis of the evolution of developmental timing in multicellular organisms from the roundworm nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans, to a digital simulation, Simulacra elegans.”
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Teresa Martinez, Ph.D.
Teresa Martinez, Ph.D.
Stony Brook University
Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Email: teresa.martinez@stonybrook.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Evolutionary effects of the AID/APOBEC3 family of DNA editing enzymes on human gammaherpesviruses”
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Tufts University
Jerrica Breindel, Ph.D.
Jerrica Breindel, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology
Email: jerrica.breindel@tufts.edu
Availability: through June 2018
Seminar title: “Defining the Epithelial Cell Hierarchy of the Mouse and Human Mammary Gland”
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Robert Wickham, Ph.D.
Robert Wickham, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of Neuroscience
Email: robert.wickham@tufts.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: "Identifying mechanisms underlying intellectual disability linked to beta-catenin disruptive mutations"
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Eric Luth, Ph.D.
Eric Luth, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of DevelopmentalMolecular, and Chemical Biology
Email: eric.luth@tufts.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Making Connections: Using Worms to Identify Conserved Genes for Synapse Formation and Function”
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Lauren Crowe, Ph.D.
Lauren Crowe, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of Neuroscience
Email: lauren.crowe@tufts.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: "Exploring novel regulators of night sleep in Drosophila melanogaster"
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Spencer Fenn, Ph.D.
Spencer Fenn, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email: spencer.fenn@tufts.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Biophysical control of cardiac differentiation in patient specific cardiac progenitor cells"
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Margot Schwalbe, Ph.D.
Margot Schwalbe, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of Biology
Email: margot.schwalbe@tufts.edu
Availability: Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Studying the sixth sense: How fishes detect water flow”
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Morgan Hawker, Ph.D.
Morgan Hawker, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Email: morgan.hawker@tufts.edu
Availability: Spring and Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Designing implantable polymer-based neural electronics with tunable"
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Amy Rohlfing, Ph.D.
Amy Rohlfing, Ph.D.
Tufts University
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Email: amy.rohlfing@tufts.edu
Availability: Spring and Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Structure-function analysis of the Clostridium difficile germinant receptor"
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University of Alabama at Birmingham
Heather Ray, M.S., Ph.D.
Heather Ray, M.S., Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Email: hjray@uab.edu
Availability: Spring 2017 until spring 2019
Seminar title: "Molecular regulation of neural crest development: implications for craniofacial birth <br>defects and cancer metastasis"
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Sparkle Williams, Ph.D.
Sparkle Williams, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Department of Pediatrics
Email: sparklew@uab.edu
Availability: Spring 2017
Seminar title: "Characterizing Exosomes from Biological Fluids for Clinical Therapy"
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University of Arizona
Alison Ravenscraft, Ph.D.
Alison Ravenscraft, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Entomology
Email: aravenscraft@gmail.com
Availability: Any time
Seminar title: “Where do insect gut flora come from? Patterns and implications <br>&nbsp;Of environmental symbiont acquisition in bugs and butterflies." <br>”
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J. Keaton Wilson, Ph.D.
J. Keaton Wilson, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Entomology
Email: keatonwilson@email.arizona.edu
Availability: Any time
Seminar title: “Patterns in Static: Noisy Infochemical Cues and Their Use by Insect Receivers”
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Brittany Peterson, Ph.D.
Brittany Peterson, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Entomology
Email: bfpeterson@email.arizona.edu
Availability: Spring 2017 and Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Balancing the Benefits: Maintenance of Gut Symbionts Comes at Cost for Entomopathogenic Nematodes”
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Nicolas &quot;Nikos&quot; Lessios, Ph.D.
Nicolas &quot;Nikos&quot; Lessios, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Neuroscience
Email: nlessios@email.arizona.edu
Availability: Any time
Seminar title: “Modeling Spectral Sensitivities of Visual Systems: Identification of Photoreceptor Arrays Using Electroretinograms and Multi-Model Inference”
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Nicholas DiRienzo, Ph.D.
Nicholas DiRienzo, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Email: ndirienzo@email.arizona.edu
Availability: Any time
Seminar title: “The Role of Development vs. State in Driving Individual Differences in Behavior and the Extended Phenotype”
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Robert “Robbie” Zinna, Ph.D.
Robert “Robbie” Zinna, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Entomology
Email: zinnar@email.arizona.edu
Availability: Summer and Fall 2017, except for the week of November 11
Seminar title: “Endocrine Mechanisms of Trait Exaggeration" or "Temperature Effects on Zika Virus Incubation Period”
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Jenna Coalson, Ph.D.
Jenna Coalson, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Email: jcoalson@email.arizona.edu
Availability: Anytime
Seminar title: "Reconsidering the transmission reservoir in areas with persistent P. falciparum malaria"
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David Kikuchi, Ph.D.
David Kikuchi, Ph.D.
University of Arizona
Department of Ecology &amp; Evolutionary Biology
Email: dkikuchi@email.arizona.edu
Availability: Anytime
Seminar title: "Friends, Enemies, and Flags of Truce: The Evolution of Communication Between Species"
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University of California, Los Angeles
Helen E. Vuong, Ph.D.
Helen E. Vuong, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
Email: hvuong2323@ucla.edu
Availability: Winter 2017 through Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Maternal Microbiota Modulation of Serotonin Biosynthesis and Fetal Brain Development”
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Jenny C. Link, Ph.D.
Jenny C. Link, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Medicine
Email: jennychen@ucla.edu
Availability: Summer and Fall 2017
Seminar title: “The Genetic Regulation and Role of Bile Acids in Metabolism”
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Santiago Pineda, Ph.D.
Santiago Pineda, Ph.D.
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Email: Pinedas@ucla.edu
Availability: Spring 2016 through Spring 2017
Seminar title: “Regulatory Networks of the Escargot Transcription Factor in Stem Cell Niche Maintenance and Differentiation”
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University of California, San Diego
Anel Lizcano, Ph.D.
Anel Lizcano, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Email: lanel@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017
Seminar title: “The Quiescent Life of Blood Neutrophils”
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Brian León, Ph.D.
Brian León, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: kbleon24@gmail.com
Availability: Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
Seminar title: “Abyssomicin 2 Reactivates Latent HIV-1 by a PKC- and HDAC-Independent Mechanism”
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John D. Lapek Jr., Ph.D.
John D. Lapek Jr., Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pharmacology
Email: jlapek@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
Seminar title: “Multiplexed Quantitative Proteomics Defines Host and Pathogen-Specific Markers for Infection”
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Angelina Hernandez-Carretero, Ph.D.
Angelina Hernandez-Carretero, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Medicine
Email: a9hernan@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
Seminar title: “Transcriptomics of Obese Muscle: Ankrd2 Is a Regulator of Insulin Resistance”
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Tony D. Davis, Ph.D.
Tony D. Davis, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: tdd005@ucsd.edu
Availability: Winter 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: “A Chemical Toolkit to Interrogate Natural Product and Fatty <br>Acid Biosynthesis”
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Angelica Riestra, Ph.D.
Angelica Riestra, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pediatrics
Email: ariestra@ucsd.edu
Availability: Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Summer 2017
Seminar title: “Innate Immune Response Against the Parasite Trichomonas Vaginalis”
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Eillen Tecle, Ph.D.
Eillen Tecle, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pathology
Email: etecle@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
Seminar title: "Sexy Glycans: Investigating the Role of Specific Sperm Glycans in Mammalian Reproduction"
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Peter Ramirez, Ph.D.
Peter Ramirez, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Medicine
Email: pwramirez@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017 and Summer 2017
Seminar title: “Can I Get a Lift? Determining How HIV-1 Viral Proteins Hijack Membrane-Trafficking Machinery to Promote Immune Evasion”
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Jessica Sowa, Ph.D.
Jessica Sowa, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Division of Biological Sciences
Email: jsowa@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
Seminar title: "Infection Sensing and Immune Signaling in C. elegans"
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Morgan Mouchka, Ph.D.
Morgan Mouchka, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Division of Biological Sciences
Email: mmouchka@ucsd.edu
Availability: Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
Seminar title: "Exploring the Evolvability of Novelty in Bacteriophage &lambda;-Escherichia coli Interactions"
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Jeremiah Keyes, Ph.D.
Jeremiah Keyes, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pharmacology
Email: jkeyes@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
Seminar title: “The Role of Spatial and Temporal Regulation of Kinases in Determining Cell Fate Decisions”
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Sergio Ita, Ph.D.
Sergio Ita, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Medicine
Email: sita@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
Seminar title: "Exploring the Transmission and Evolution of HIV-1 During Acute/Early Infection Using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies"
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Olivia Molinar, Ph.D.
Olivia Molinar, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pharmacology
Email: omolinar@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
Seminar title: "Biochemical Investigation of GPCRS and Cytoskeletal Factors that Promote Vascular Endothelial Barrier Stability"
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James Hall, Ph.D.
James Hall, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pharmacology
Email: j7hall@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2017, Summer 2017 and Fall 2017
Seminar title: "Spatial Organization of a cAMP/Ca2+-Regulated Signaling Complex: A Solution Structural Small-Angle X-ray and Neutron Scattering Study of an AKAP79-Scaffolded Complex Containing Type II&beta; PKA and Calcineurin"
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Rachael Barry, Ph.D.
Rachael Barry, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Cellular &amp; Molecular &lt;br&gt;Medicine
Email: rabarry@ucsd.edu
Availability: Winter 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: "The mechanism of nucleosome remodeling and its role in <br>cancer: a structural and functional analysis"
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Allison Songstad, Ph.D.
Allison Songstad, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Cellular &amp; Molecular
Email: asongstad@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Using human induced pluripotent stem cells and CRISPR/Cas9 <br>genome-editing to model autism spectrum disorder"
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Alex Chaim, Ph.D.
Alex Chaim, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
Department of Cellular and Molecular
Email: achaim@ucsd.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018.
Seminar title: "Examining the brain and neurodegeneration - one cell at a time"
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University of California, San Francisco
Aaron Hardin, Ph.D.
Aaron Hardin, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Email: aaron.hardin@ucsf.edu
Availability: Any time
Seminar title: “Polymorphisms in Chromatin Accessibility Atate within D. Melanogaster Populations”
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Marquitta J. White, Ph.D.
Marquitta J. White, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Lung Biology
Email: marquitta.white@ucsf.edu
Availability: November 2015 and forward
Seminar title: “Real World Application of Personalized Medicine in Pediatric Asthma/Comprehensive Asthma Research: Incorporating Genetic, Clinical, Environmental and Psycho-Social Factors in Investigating Asthma Severity and Susceptibility in Minority Youth”
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Mayra Pastore, Ph.D.
Mayra Pastore, Ph.D.
University of California, San Francisco
Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
Email: mayra.pastore@ucsf.edu
Availability: Summer 2018 through Summer 2019
Seminar title: "Characterizing Sex Differences of Estrogen Receptor-α in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease"
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University of Kansas
Lorne Jordan, Ph.D.
Lorne Jordan, Ph.D.
University of Kansas
Department of Molecular Biosciences
Email: lornejordan@ku.edu
Availability: Please contact by email for availability.
Seminar title: “New Strategies for Combating Drug Resistance in Pathogenic Bacteria”
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Mario Edgar G. Moral, Ph.D.
Mario Edgar G. Moral, Ph.D.
University of Kansas
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Email: mmoral@ku.edu
Availability: Spring 2016 - present
Seminar title: “Rationale Behind I-Domain Antigen Conjugate (IDAC) Molecules as Potential Therapeutic Vaccines Against Multiple Sclerosis”
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University of New Mexico
Sheldwin Yazzie, Ph.D.
Sheldwin Yazzie, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Department of Internal Medicine Division of Molecular Medicine
Email: sheyazzie@salud.unm.edu
Availability: Summer 2018 through Summer 2020
Seminar title: "Assessing Indoor Radon Exposure on the Navajo Nation"
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Daniel Barto, Ph.D.
Daniel Barto, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Department of Pathology
Email: DBarto@salud.unm.edu
Availability: 2018 - 2019
Seminar title: "Neurological Components of Stress"
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Tammi Duncan, Ph.D.
Tammi Duncan, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Email: TrDuncan@salud.unm.edu
Availability: Through Summer 2020
Seminar title: "Potential Attenuation of Carcinogenic Effects of Environmental Metals using Zinc​"
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Amber Leigh Ortiz, Ph.D.
Amber Leigh Ortiz, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Center for Biomedical Engineering
Email: alortiz@unm.edu
Availability: Through 2019
Seminar title: "Smart Intrinsically Disordered Protein Nanoparticles for Gene Therapy"
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Crystal M. Vander Zanden, Ph.D.
Crystal M. Vander Zanden, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico
Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering
Email: cvanderzanden@unm.edu
Availability: Through Summer 2020
Seminar title: “Small molecules to inhibit aggregation of Alzheimer’s Aβ peptide”
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University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Neil Detweiler, Ph.D.
Neil Detweiler, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Email: ndetweiler@salud.unm.ed
Availability: Through Spring 2019
Seminar title: “Contribution of Acid-Sensing Ion Channels to the Development of Chronic Hypoxia –Induced Pulmonary Hypertension”
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sonia Singhal, Ph.D.
Sonia Singhal, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biology
Email: ssinghal@email.unc.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Summer 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Adaptations of an RNA virus to increasing thermal stress”
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Rachel Bleich, Ph.D.
Rachel Bleich, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Microbiology &amp; Immunology
Email: rmbleich@email.unc.edu
Availability: Summer 2017 through Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Tracking inflammation-associated E. coli to examine colonization of the gastrointestinal tract"
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Monica Gaudier-Diaz, Ph.D.
Monica Gaudier-Diaz, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Email: gaudier@unc.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Fall 2018, and Spring 2019
Seminar title: “Sex-Specific Social Modulation of the Neuroinflammatory Response to Global Cerebral Ischemia”
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University of Pennsylvania
Nathan Fried, Ph.D.
Nathan Fried, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Neuroscience
Email: nathanth@mail.med.upenn.edu
Availability: through Spring 2019
Seminar title: “Nociceptors and the skin: determining the role of fibroblasts in chronic pain and migraine.”
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University of Rochester
Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.
Sarah Latchney, Ph.D.
University of Rochester
Department of Environmental Medicine
Email: sarah_latchney@urmc.rochester.edu
Availability: Spring 2018 and on
Seminar title: “Epigenetic contributions to maternal-fetal immune incompatibility during pregnancy”
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Wyatte Hall, Ph.D.
Wyatte Hall, Ph.D.
University of Rochester
Department of Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Email: wyatte_hall@urmc.rochester
Availability: Spring 2018 and Summer 2018
Seminar title: "Population health of deaf people: Epidemiological implications of language deprivation"
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University of Texas at Austin
Alfred Tuley, Ph.D.
Alfred Tuley, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry
Email: alfred.tuley@gmail.com
Availability: Spring and Summer 2018
Seminar title: “The Synthesis of Halopyridine Derivatives for Modulation of Bioactivity”
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Matt Minus, B.S., Ph.D.
Matt Minus, B.S., Ph.D.
University of Texas at Austin
Department of Chemistry
Email: mbm6@utexas.edu
Availability: Spring 2017
Seminar title: "Detection of enantiomeric excess via semicovalent supramolecular zinc assemblies"
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University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Jonathan Berman, Ph.D.,BS
Jonathan Berman, Ph.D.,BS
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Physiology
Email: berman@uthscsa.edu
Availability: Spring 2018 - Spring 2019
Seminar title: "The March for Science: Initiating, Leading, and Surviving the Largest Science Outreach Event in History"
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Rebekah Mahoney, Ph.D.,BSc
Rebekah Mahoney, Ph.D.,BSc
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Cell Systems and Anatomy
Email: mahoneyr@uthscsa.edu
Availability: Spring 2018 – Spring 2019
Seminar title: "Investigating the effects of aberrant calcium signaling in the pathogenesis of Tauopathies"
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Brian Bui, Ph.D.,BS,BA
Brian Bui, Ph.D.,BS,BA
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Radiation Oncology
Email: buibq@uthscsa.edu
Availability: Spring 2018 – Spring 2020
Seminar title: "A Research Path with Fluorescence for Cancer Therapy"
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Courtney Carroll, Ph.D.,BA
Courtney Carroll, Ph.D.,BA
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Cell Systems &amp; Anatomy
Email: carrollc2@uthscsa.edu
Availability: Spring 2018 – Fall 2020
Seminar title: "Elucidating the role of small heat shock protein 25 in protein aggregation"
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Alison Clark, Ph.D.,BS
Alison Clark, Ph.D.,BS
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Pharmacology
Email: clarka4@uthscsa.edu
Availability: &nbsp;
Seminar title: "Oh the places that you’ll go in nature&#58; the quest for novel anti-cancer drugs"
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Virginia Commonwealth University
Rebecca K. Martin, Ph.D.
Rebecca K. Martin, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Email: rksmith@vcu.edu
Availability: through December 2018
Seminar title: “B1 Cell IgE Impedes B2 Cell IgE-Mediated Mast Cell Degranulation and Parasite Expulsion”
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Stacey Wahl, Ph.D.
Stacey Wahl, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Biology
Email: swahl@vcu.edu
Availability: through December 2018
Seminar title: “Signaling Mechanisms Underlying Orofacial Development in X.laevis”
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Molly Hyer, Ph.D.
Molly Hyer, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology
Email: Molly.Hyer@vcuhealth.org
Availability: Fall 2016 through Fall 2018
Seminar title: “The Impact of a High Fructose Diet During Adolescence on Adult Immune Responsivity and Hippocampal Structure and Function”
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Jason Tan, Ph.D.
Jason Tan, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Email: jason.tan@vcuhealth.org
Availability: Fall 2016 through Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Transcriptional regulation during molecular piracy of bacteriophages by the Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity islands” (Research)
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Stephen Wechman, Ph.D.
Stephen Wechman, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Email: Stephen.Wechman@vcuhealth.org
Availability: Spring 2018 through Spring 2020
Seminar title: “The cell signalling of the oncogenes AEG-1 and MDA-9 and their effects upon cancer stem cells.”
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Wake Forest University
Spencer Bell, Ph.D.
Spencer Bell, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Department of Physiology/Pharmacology
Email: sjbell@wakehealth.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Neurocomputational foundations of decision-making in addiction.”
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William Booth, MLS (ASCP), PhD
William Booth, MLS (ASCP), PhD
Wake Forest University
Department of Physiology/ Pharmacology/ Biochemistry
Email: wtbooth@wakehealth.edu
Availability: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Seminar title: “Introduction to Proteins and Structural Biology”
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Jose Vasquez, Ph.D.
Jose Vasquez, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Clinical and Translational Science Institute Administration
Email: jdiazvas@wakehealth.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: “DataGauge, a framework for systematically assessing the quality of clinical data for secondary analysis”
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Bita Nickkholgh, Ph.D.
Bita Nickkholgh, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Department of Physiology/Pharmacology
Email: bnickkho@wakehealth.edu
Availability: Fall 2017, Spring 2018
Seminar title: "Protein kinase D1 autoregulatory loop in advanced prostate cancer"
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Elizabeth Pitts, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Pitts, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Department of Physiology/Pharmacology
Email: epitts@wakehealth.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: “Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulation of striatal dopamine release in adolescents and adults.”
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Manuel Ramirez, Ph.D.
Manuel Ramirez, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Department of Physiology/Pharmacology
Email: muramire@wakehealth.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: "Impacts of stress signaling on immune response in the tumor micro-environment"
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Tristan Lee, Ph.D.
Tristan Lee, Ph.D.
Wake Forest University
Department of Physiology/Pharmacology
Email: tjlee@wakehealth.edu
Availability: Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Seminar title: “The effects of cocaine on the mTOR pathway in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.”
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