Fall Semester Seminars 2021

All Seminars will be held on Fridays in Olin 001from 1:00-2:00 pm


October 1, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Michael Sasner, Ph.D. (’83, Biology)

Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director of Genetic Resource Science Model Development and Bioinformatics, The Jackson Laboratory

Animal models to improve preclinical translational research for Alzheimer’s disease”


November 12, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Martinez Roth, Ph.D. (’11, Biology)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Type 2 Inflammation and Fibrosis, Sanofi

“Epigenetic modifications: indicators of tissue-specific damage and therapeutic targets in cancer”


Biology Department Searches: Candidate Seminars

All seminars will be held in Olin 001, from 4:00-5:00 pm

Thursday, November 4th: Kathleen Hershberger, Ph.D. “Genetics and Environmental Impacts on Mitochondrial Function and Organismal Physiology”

Monday, November 8th: Cole Dovey, Ph.D. “Deadly constellations: Toward a map of cell death”

Tuesday, November 9th: Brittany Miller, Ph.D. “A New Allosteric Activator of the Exocyst: How Tethering Factors Synergize in Polarized Exocytosis”

Thursday, November 11th: Yee Mon Thu, Ph.D. “SUMO (Small Ubiquitin-like MOdifier) mediated DNA damage repair and tolerance in genetic diseases”

Monday, November 15th: Alita Burmeister, Ph.D. “Phage Selection Results in Both Evolutionary Trade-offs and Trade-ups with Antibiotic Resistance”

Tuesday, November 16th: Alexandra Kuzmishin Nagy, Ph.D. “Modification of Protein Synthesis by Bacterial Toxin-Antitoxin Pairs”

Thursday, November 18th: Robert Augustine “Wrestling with stress: Exploring SUMO in plant resilience within maize and moss”