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Biology Fall 2016 Seminar Schedule

All seminars will take place on Tuesdays, 3:00-4:15pm, in Innovation Hall Room 131. Room changes (if any) will be indicated.

Abstracts, if made available by the speaker, will be posted below. Click on the seminar title to download. Links to seminar videos (if available) will be posted after the titles.

Date:  August 30
Topic: Introduction

Date:  September 6
Speaker:  Deborah Philp, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Division of Intramural Research, National Institutes of Health
Topic: “NIH research training and career development opportunities in biomedical sciences”
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Date:  September 13
Speaker:  David Luther, George Mason University, Department of Biology
Topic: “Rethinking Avian Bill Evolution”
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Date:  September 20
Speaker:  Derek Kendig, Loyola University, Department of Biology
Topic: “Tasting in the Colon: How Nutrients Affect Colonic Motility”
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Date:  September 27
Speaker:  Lilian de Jong, George Mason University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Topic: “Metabolic Adaptation: Beyond Energy Balance”
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Date:  October 4
Speaker:  Leslie McKinnon, Howard University, Department of Biology
Topic: “The impact of glucosinolates on the microbiota and host health in Pieris rapae
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Date:  October 18
Speaker:  Michael Harpole, George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Topic: “Probing the Urinary Proteome with Hydrogel Nanotechnology“

Date:  October 25
Speaker:  Kathryn Jacobsen, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health
Topic: “How to Fail as an Epidemiologist: Finding Significance in Statistical Insignificance“

Date:  November 8
Speaker:  Changwoo Ahn, George Mason University, Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Topic: “Communicating ecological science by designing an urban wetland to foster a culture of sustainability – the case of the Rain Project“

Date:  November 15
Speaker:  Katie DeCicco-Skinner, American University, Department of Biology
Topic: “Inflammation, skin cancer and the paradoxical effect of the tumor progression locus 2 gene“

Date:  November 29
Speaker:  Ioannis Eleftherianos, George Washington University, Department of Biological Sciences
Topic: “Insect immune responses to parasitic nematodes and their mutualistic bacteria“

Date:  December 6
Speaker:  Olga Latinovic, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Human Virology
Topic: “Synergistic Inhibition of R5 HIV-1 by the Fusion Protein (FLSC) IgG1 Fc and CCR5 Antagonist Maraviroc in Primary Cells: Implications for Prevention and Treatment”