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Biology Fall 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.

Abstracts (if made available by the speaker) can be viewed by clicking on the topic title of each seminar.

Date: September 5
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Deborah Philp, Office of Education, The National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health
Topic:“NIH research training and career development opportunities in biomedical sciences”

Date: September 12
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Kimberly Bellamy, Manager, Industry Advising & Employment Development (Health & Sciences), University Career Services, George Mason University
Topic:“How to successfully prepare employment in the fields of health and sciences”

Date: September 19
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Siddhartha Sikdar, Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University
Topic:“Ultrasound Imaging of Myofascial Trigger Points in Chronic Myofascial Pain”

Date: September 26
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Pedro Poloso, Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Brazil
Topic:“The Amphibians of Amazonia: A perspective from a decade of exploration”

Date: October 3
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Michael Campana, Center for Conservation Genomics, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Topic:“Ancient DNA and Computational Approaches to Conservation Genomics”

Date: October 17
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Jennifer Murrow, Department of Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland
Topic:“Balancing the Needs of Bears and Foresters: A Methodology to Identify Specific Forest Management Goals that Regionally Benefit an Umbrella Species”

Date: October 24
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Rebecca Forkner, Department of Biology, George Mason University
Topic:“Host plants & wing patterns in Vanessa cardui”

Date: October 31
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Ted Dumas, Cognitive & Behavioral Neuroscience Program, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study, George Mason University
Topic:“Removal of area CA3 from hippocampal slices induces rapid postsynaptic homeostatic plasticity at Schaffer collateral synapses that normalizes CA1 pyramidal cell discharge”

Date: November 7
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Sally Adebamowo, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Topic:“Mycoplasma in the Vaginal Microbiota and Risk of Persistent Human Papillomavirus Infection”

Date: November 14
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Tyesha Burks, Biology Program, Department of Natural Sciences, Bowie State University
Topic:“Finding a ‘Cure’ for Aging?”

Date: November 28
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Deborah Croteau, Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology, National Institute on Aging – BRC, National Institutes of Health
Topic:“Role of DNA Damage and Repair in Neurodegeneration”

Date: December 5
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Olga Latinovic, Institute of Human Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine