The mission of the Interdisciplinary Life Science Consortium (ILSC) is to foster a culture of interdisciplinary research in life sciences and to act as a catalyst for promoting interaction, exchanging of ideas and collaboration among life science researchers at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Monday, November 03, 2014

Title:"Mighty Mussels: How Invasive Dreissenids Restructure Lake Ecosystems"
Speaker: Dr. Ted Ozersky, assistant professor, Large Lakes Observatory and SCSE Department of Biology, UMD
Time/Place: 4:00 pm / Swenson Science Building (SSB) 202
Host: Randall Hicks, Water Resources Science and SCSE Department of Biology, 726-8438,

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 No Seminars

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Title: “Building a Career, Doing What You Enjoy
Speaker:  Bill McNaughton, Manager II, Design Quality Assurance, Boston Scientific
Time/Place:  Noon - 12:50 / Engr 290
Host: Emmanuel Enemuoh, SCSE Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 726-7686,

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Graduate Colloquium

Title: “ Exploring Brain and Body Dynamics in Human Locomotion
Speaker:Carmen Latterell, professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMD
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / SCC 130
Host:SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8747,

Title:  “Accounting for Nature: Assessing and Valuing Ecosystems Services
Speaker :Steve Polasky, Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, Regent’s Professor, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Time/Place: 4:00 PM / MWAH 191
Host: Tom Johnson, UMD Large Lakes Observatory & SCSE Earth and Environmental Science, 726-8128,

Friday, November 07, 2014

Title: “PDK4 and Response to Therapy in Breast Cancer
Speaker:Dr. Andrew Skildum, assistant professor, DMED Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Co-hosts: Bilin Tsai, 726-7220, and Ahmed Heikal, 726-7036,, both from SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Title:“The Habitat of the Winter Tick in the Moose Range of Northeast Minnesota
Speaker:Juliann Terry, IBS Master's Candidate, UMD
Time/Place: 3:15 PM / LSci 185
Host: Ron Moen, Natural Resources Research Institute and SCSE Department of Biology, 726-7774,


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