Spring 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.





January 31

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm


Cynthia de la Fuente, George Mason University, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease

Topic: Molecular virology 

Seminar video: https://vimeo.com/207345010/195b8bbd62

February 7

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Shipra Kanjlia, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Topic: Developmental experiences and the human brain

Seminar video: https://vimeo.com/204090227/f2b8bb4ef4

February 14

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Ancha Baranova, George Mason University, School of Systems Biology

Topic: Chronic metabolic diseases

Seminar video: https://vimeo.com/user62888509/baranova

February 21

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Jonathan Ling, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Neuropathology

Topic: Neurobiology of disease

February 28

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Peter Armbruster, Georgetown University, Department of Biology

Topic: Phenotypic evolution; molecular basis of adaptation

Seminar video: https://vimeo.com/207333984/4247bca47d

March 7

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Taylor Wallace, George Mason University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies

Topic: Nutritional interventions to prevent the onset of chronic disease

March 21

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Mark Cookson, NIH, NIA, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Cell Biology and Gene Expression Section

Topic: Parkinson’s disease

March 28

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Justin Chung, The Catholic University of America, Department of Biology

Topic: Keratin and cancer cells

April 4

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Cara Frankenfeld, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health

Topic: Microbial species and cardiovascular disease

April 11

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Minnky Lee, NIH, NHGRI, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch

Topic: Molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer

April 18

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Ruben Magni, George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

Topic: Bioinformatics, biomarkers, cancer

April 25

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Jon Wang, University of Maryland, Department of Entomology

Topic: Drosophila immunity

May 2

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

Reid Schwebach, George Mason University, STEM Accelerator Program

Topic: SEA PHAGES project