Departmental Seminar Series 2021-2022


DateSpeaker InstitutionTitleHostTime/Place
June 10, 2022Dr. Jennifer Lippincott-SchwartzJanelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute“Emerging imaging technologies to study cell architecture, dynamics and function”Dr. Ivan Robert Nabi
March 24, 2022Dr. Yvette FisherMolecular & Cell Biology Department & Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley“Flexibility of visual input to the Drosophilia compass network”Dr. Mark Cembrowski1:00pm-2:00pm, LSC3 & Zoom
March 17, 2022Dr. Howard CrawfordHenry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center“Cellular Plasticity in Pancreatic Cancer”Dr. Janel Kopp1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
March 10, 2022Dr. Haig Alexander EskandarianDivision of Experimental Medicine, University of California, San Franciso“Revealing Fundamental Bacterial Cell Physiology Using Long-Term Time-Lapse Atomic Force Microscopy”Dr. Mark Cembrowski1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
March 3, 2022Dr. Matthew PiperNutritional Physiology and Ageing Group, Monash University“The role of nutrient balance in lifespan extension by dietary restriction in Drosophila”CPS Graduate Student Society1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
February 24, 2022Dr. Lianna WatSvensson Lab, Stanford University“Sex-specific regulation of fat metabolism in Drosophila”Dr. Elizabeth Rideout1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
February 17, 2022Dr. Lori O’BrienDepartment of Cell Biology and Physiology, UNC Kidney Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill“Keeping kidney development in line: signals mediating organization and patterning”Drs. Tanentzapf and Weidberg1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
February 10, 2022Dr. Gunnar PoplawskiDuke-NUS Medical School“Regenerative and diagnostic strategies for neurodegenerative diseases”Dr. Tim O’Connor1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
February 3, 2022Dr. Peggy AssinckUniversity of Cambridge“The Cell Biology of Myelin Regeneration”Dr. Cheryl Wellington1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
January 24, 2022Dr. Brett J. HiltonGerman Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) “Cellular and molecular mechanisms of axon regeneration following spinal cord injury” Dr. Shernaz Bamji1:00pm-2:00pm,
via Zoom
January 13, 2022Dr. Faith H. BrennanDepartment of Neuroscience,
The Ohio State University
“Microglia coordinate intercellular interactions during ​spinal cord repair”Dr. Chris West1:00pm-2:00pm, via Zoom
January 7, 2022Dr. Vishva M. DixitGenentech, Inc., San FranciscoWhy so many ways to die? The non-canonical inflammasome pathwayDr. Ivan Robert Nabi11:00am via Zoom
January 06,
Dr. Jeff DongDepartment of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Calgary
“Uncovering new mediators of neurodegeneration and aging in the central nervous system”Dr. Matthew Ramer1:00pm-2:00pm via Zoom
December 9, 2021Dr. Dena ShahriariDepartment of Orthopaedics,
University of British Columbia
“Technological developments for optogenetic stimulation and axonal guidance after spinal cord injury”Drs. Cembrowski and Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
December 2, 2021Dr. Marina Pasca di MaglianoDepartment of Surgery and Cell and Developmental Biology,
University of Michigan Medical School
“Cellular Crosstalk in Pancreatic Cancer”Drs. Cembrowski and Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
November 25, 2021Dr. Thomas HurdDepartment of Molecular Genetics,
University of Toronto
“Divide and conquer: how deleterious mitochondrial DNA is eliminated in the germline”Drs. Cembrowski &
12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
November 18, 2021Dr. Samantha PayneDepartment of Biomedical Sciences,
University of Guelph
“Targeting bioelectric signaling to treat metastatic breast cancer”Drs. Cembrowski & Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
October 28, 2021Dr. Nasser M. RusanNational Institutes of HealthBuilding Tissue Specific CentrosomesDrs. Cembrowski & Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
October 21, 2021Dr. Mike HenneDepartment of Cell Biology, UT Southwestern Medical CenterHow nutrient starvation re-organizes metabolism and creates liquid-crystalline lipid dropletsDrs. Cembrowski & Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
October 14, 2021Dr. Katrin J. SvenssonDepartment of Pathology, Standford University School of Medicine“Hormonal control of systematic energy homeostasisDrs. Cembrowski & Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
October 7, 2021Dr. Samantha C. LewisCell & Developmental Biology Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, UC BerkeleyRegulation of mtDNA synthesis in animal cellsDrs. Cembrowski & Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom
September 30, 2021Dr. Howard C. CrawfordHenry Ford Pancreatic Cancer CenterThe Many Identity Crises that Drive Pancreatic Cancer ProgressionDrs. Cembrowski & Weidberg12:45pm-1:45pm, via Zoom

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