Fall 2017 Seminar Schedule

All seminars will take place in Innovation Hall Room 207. Room changes (if any), will be noted in the weekly seminar announcement.

Abstracts (if made available by the speaker) can be viewed by clicking on the topic title of each seminar.

 Date Speaker
September 5
Deborah Philp, Office of Education, The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
Topic: “NIH research training and career development opportunities in biomedical sciences
September 12
Kimberly Bellamy, Manager, Industry Advising & Employment Development (Health & Sciences), University Career Services, George Mason University
Topic: “How to successfully prepare employment in the fields of health and sciences
September 19
Siddhartha Sikdar, Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University
Topic: “Ultrasound Imaging of Myofascial Trigger Points in Chronic Myofascial Pain
September 26
Pedro Poloso, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Brazil
Topic: “The Amphibians of Amazonia: A perspective from a decade of exploration
October 3
Michael Campana, Center for Conservation Genomics,
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Topic: “Ancient DNA and Computational Approaches to Conservation Genomics
October 17
Jennifer Murrow, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland
Topic: “Balancing the Needs of Bears and Foresters: A Methodology to Identify Specific Forest Management Goals that Regionally Benefit an Umbrella Species
October 24
Rebecca Forkner, Department of Biology, George Mason University
Topic: “Host plants & wing patterns in Vanessa cardui
October 31
Ted Dumas, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University
Topic: “Removal of area CA3 from hippocampal slices induces rapid postsynaptic homeostatic plasticity at Schaffer collateral synapses that normalizes CA1 pyramidal cell discharge
November 7
Sally Adebamowo, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Topic: “Mycoplasma in the Vaginal Microbiota and Risk of Persistent Human Papillomavirus Infection
November 14
Tyesha Burks, Biology Program, Department of Natural Sciences, Bowie State University
Topic: “Finding a ‘Cure’ for Aging?
November 28
Deborah Croteau, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging – BRC, National Institutes of Health
Topic: “Role of DNA Damage and Repair in Neurodegeneration
December 5
Olga Latinovic, Institute of Human Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine