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Biology Spring 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.

Date: January 31
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Cynthia de la Fuente, George Mason University, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Disease
Topic: Molecular virology

Date: February 7
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Shipra Kanjlia, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Topic: Developmental experiences and the human brain

Date: February 14
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Ancha Baranova, George Mason University, School of Systems Biology
Topic: Chronic metabolic diseases

Date: February 21
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Jonathan Ling, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Neuropathology
Topic: Neurobiology of disease

Date: February 28
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Peter Armbruster, Georgetown University, Department of Biology
Topic: Phenotypic evolution; molecular basis of adaptation

Date: March 7
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Taylor Wallace, George Mason University, Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
Topic: Nutritional interventions to prevent the onset of chronic disease

Date: March 21
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Mark Cookson, NIH, NIA, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, Cell Biology and Gene Expression Section
Topic: Parkinson’s disease

Date: March 28
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Justin Chung, The Catholic University of America, Department of Biology
Topic: Keratin and cancer cells

Date: April 4
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Cara Frankenfeld, George Mason University, Department of Global and Community Health
Topic: Microbial species and cardiovascular disease

Date: April 11
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Minnky Lee, NIH, NHGRI, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch
Topic: Molecular mechanisms of prostate cancer

Date: April 18
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Ruben Magni, George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Topic: Bioinformatics, biomarkers, cancer

Date: April 25
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Jon Wang, University of Maryland, Department of Entomology
Topic: Drosophila immunity

Date: May 2
Time: 3:00-4:15pm
Speaker: Reid Schwebach, George Mason University, STEM Accelerator Program
Topic: SEA PHAGES project