Graduate Research Seminars 2017/2018

Graduate Research Seminars and Graduate Development Workshops
Fridays, 3:30-4:45 pm
The Department invites Graduate students to present their research on every Friday throughout the academic year. The seminars are followed by a Q&A session. 

Fall 2017


Sep. 15, 2017

Workshop: Building an Online Image as a Scientist

Sep. 22, 2017

Elena Zaikova
Post doc fellow, Sarah Johnson lab Community structure and genomics of Antarctica’s ancient microbes


Sept. 29, 2017

Workshop: Non-academic careers


Oct. 6, 2017

Lisa Krim, Senior Advisor to the President for Faculty Relations
Workshop: Success saboteurs

Oct. 13, 2017

Stephanie Davis, Huang lab
Exploring interleukin-4 induced protein 1
A potential treatment option and biomarker of multiple sclerosis

Oct. 27, 2017

Gift Wangsanut, Rolfes lab
RNA sequencing analysis reveals Grf10 target genes during yeast-hyphal switching in Candida albicans

Nov. 3, 2017

Zachary Batz, Armbruster lab
Geographic Variation in Diapause

Nov. 10, 2017

Ewa Krzyszczyk, Mann lab
Costs and benefits of being a juvenile

Nov. 17, 2017

Dillon Damuth
Silva lab
Disentangling the role of Sox21 heterodimers in the coordination of neurogenesis in Xenopus laevis.

Dec.1, 2017

Kaela Singleton, Donoghue & Silva lab
Mismatched Sox: Differential function of Sox11 in neural development.

Mariana Abarca

Dec.8, 2017

Mariana Abarca Zama, Ries lab
Predicting butterfly phenology in a changing world

Spring 2018


Jan. 12, 2018

Workshop: Making the most of the scientific conferences
Led by: Drs. Shweta Bansal and Steven Singer

Jan. 19, 2018

Caitlin Karniski, Mann lab
Grandmother effects in bottlenose dolphins

Jan. 26, 2018

Homero Cantu Guerra
Morphogenesis of Type I Spiral Ganglion Neurons and a potential role for Sema3a/Nrp1 signaling

Feb. 9, 2018

Kevin Mlynek, Brinsmade lab
Nutritional regulation of the Sae two-component system by CodY in Staphylococcus aureus

Feb. 16, 2018

Victoria Morrissette, Rolfes lab
Characterizing inositol pyrophosphate signal regulation

Feb. 23, 2018

Marc Fink, Singer lab
The role of myeloid cells in Giardia immunity

Mar. 2nd, 2018

Alyssa King, Brinsmade lab
Small RNA molecules are important regulators of gene expression in Staphylococcus aureus

Mar. 16, 2018

Zhirong Wang, Coate lab
Extracellular ATP promotes embryonic spiral ganglion neuron maturation via P2X3 receptors


Mar. 23, 2018

Workshop: Science & Science Policy Careers Beyond Academia
Panelists: Francesca T. Grifo, Science Integrity Official at the Office of Research and Development, EPA, and Clifford Duke, Director of Science Programs, Ecological Society of America

Apr. 6, 2018

Pablo Silva Rodriguez, Silva lab
Understanding regulators of neurogenesis in frog


Apr. 27, 2018

Kathryn Sanchez, Mcguire-Zeiss’ lab
Microglial derived MMPs in synuclein mediated neuroinflammation.