Graduate Seminar 2018/2019

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 2018

Sep. 7, 2018

Marc Fink, Singer lab
Regulation of Immune Responses during Giardia Infections


September 14, 2018

Workshop: Public Speaking: Seminars, Teaching and Conferences
Public speaking – be it at a conference, giving a departmental seminar or in a classroom – is a necessary part of the scientist’s life. “In this workshop, we will discuss how to best present yourself when you are in front of an audience.”, Ronda Rolfes. Led by Heidi Elmendorf and Ronda Rolfes.

Sept. 21, 2018

Kevin Mlynek, Brinsmade lab
CodY-mediated biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus

Sept. 28, 2018

Homero Cantu, Coate lab
Morphogenesis of type I Spiral Ganglion Neurons and the role of Sema3A/Nrp1 signaling


Oct. 5, 2018

Workshop: Data Analysis: Avoiding Dishonesty in Science

Oct. 12, 2018

Zhirong Wang, Coate lab
Extracellular ATP regulates embryonic spiral ganglion neuron development via P2X3 receptors

Oct. 19, 2018

Alyssa King, Brinsmade lab
RsaD potentiates cell death in Staphylococcus aureus

Oct. 26, 2018

Kathryn Sanchez, Maguire-Zeiss lab
Microglial derived matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in synuclein-mediated neuroinflammation.


Nov. 2, 2018

Workshop: Careers in Industry: A Panel Discussion

Nov. 9, 2018

Victoria Morrissette, Rolfes lab
Stressed Out – The Role of Inositol Pyrophosphates in the Yeast Stress Response


Nov. 16, 2018

Allison Brackley, Weiss lab
Will I survive to adulthood? Examining sources of pupal mortality in a native butterfly.

Nov.30, 2018

Pablo Silva-Rodriguez, Silva lab
Sox11 in Xenopus Laevis Nervous System Development

Spring 2019

Jan. 11, 2019

Workshop: Strategic Career Planning.
Presented by: Dr. Steven Singer
Professor in The Department of Biology, GU
The workshop is about an introduction to Individualized Development plans for the doctoral students, including some online resources to help get the most out of their time in the PhD program. It also included a long-term planning for career success and the importance of setting goals, both personal and professional, to help guide decision making.

Jan. 18, 2019

Sean Carey
McGuire-Zeiss Lab
Synapse Remodeling: Is there a role for Complement component 3 (C3) in Parkinson’s disease?

Jan. 25, 2019

Paige Brooks, Coate Lab
Pou3f4-Expressing Mesenchyme Cells Promote Spiral Ganglion Neuron Survival

Feb. 1, 2019

Casey Zipfel, Bansal Lab
The interplay between infectious disease and human behavior, with a focus on sickness behaviors and absenteeism

Feb. 8, 2019

jingwen Hu, Huang Lab
Immunomodulatory Function of Interleukin-4 Induced 1 (1L4il) in Remyelination

Feb. 22, 2019

Presented by: Dr. Mark Rose, Paduano Distinguished Professor and Department Chair of The Department of Biology, GU
The workshop is about manipulation, or why you shouldn’t believe everything you see. It is ethical conduct in research with respect to creating images in figures for publication.

Mar. 22, 2019

Lauren Rosko, Huang Lab
The role of creatine synthesis in developmental myelination and remyelination

Apr. 5, 2019

Taylor Cook, Mann Lab
Social and ecological phenotypes in the Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus): Characterization, stability, and interactions

Apr. 12, 2019

Workshop: Mental Health
Presented by: Patrick Kilcarr, Director of The Center for Personal Development, GU