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.

If you are organizing a seminar and wish to include it in this list for maximum exposure and attendance, please contact Sue Johnson by e-mail or phone (218-726-6397)

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DULUTH
UMD WEEKLY SEMINARS: SEPTEMBER 15 – 19, 2014
(http://www.d.umn.edu/ilsc/index.html)

Monday, September 15, 2014
Title: “Tumor Stem Cell Marker DCLK1 Regulates Epithelial-mesenchymal Transition and Pluripotency Via MicroRNAs in Pancreatic Cancer
Speaker: Sripathi M. Sureban, M. Pharm., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Research, Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Time/Place: 12:15 – 1:15 PM, 160 Life Science / 41 Masonic
Host: Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: "Carbon Storage and Cycling at Coastal Margins: Considerations, Confounding Factors, and other Questions"
Speaker: Dr. Kathryn Schreiner, assistant professor, Large Lakes Observatory & Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UMD
Time/Place: 4:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall E. Hicks, Water Resources Science Graduate Program, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
No Seminars

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

IBS Program Thesis Seminar:
Title: “The Effect of Urbanization on the Stopover Ecology of Neotropical Migrant Songbirds on the Western Shore of Lake Michigan
Speaker: Elisabeth L. Condon, masters degree candidate, IBS, UMD
Time/Place: 10:00 AM / SCC 120
Host (and Thesis Advisor): Gerald Niemi, SCSE Department of Biology, CWE & NRRI, 726-8358 or 720-4270, gneimi@d.umn.edu

Title: “Smart Composites Design and Analysis
Speaker: Dr. Michael Greminger, assistant professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, UMD
Time/Place: Noon - 12:50 PM / Engr 290
Host: Emmanuel Enemuoh, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, 726-7686, eenemuoh@d.umn.edu

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Title: “Monocarboxylic Acid Transport in Brain Endothelial Cell Migration and Neuronal Plasticity
Speaker: Jeffrey P. Smith, Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Masters of Science Programs in Biology and Biochemistry, Colorado State University-Pueblo
Time/Place: 12:15 – 1:15 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver Densford Hall
Host: Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Title: “Carbyne: In Search of a Carbon Allotrope Built From sp-Hybridized Carbon
Speaker: Dr. Rik Tykwinski, SCSE Academy of Science & Engineering 2013 Inductee, Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy & Interdisciplinary Center of Molecular Materials (ICMM), University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
Time/Place: 4:00 PM / MWAH 195
Host: Dr. Viktor Zhdankin, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6902, vzhdanki@d.umn.edu

Title: "Cosmology: The Origin of Our Universe"
Speaker: Thorsten Battefeld, assistant professor, UMD
Time/Place: 9:00 AM / MWAH 397
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, umdphys@d.umn.edu

Friday, September 19, 2014

Title: “A Path of Lifelong Learning
Speaker: Art Fry, SCSE Academy of Science & Engineering 2014 Inductee, 3M Corporate Scientist and Inventor
Time/Place: 11:00 AM in the Kathryn A. Martin Library Rotunda (4th Floor)
Host: Richard Davis, SCSE Department of Chemical Engineering, 726-6162, rdavis@d.umn.edu

Title: “Deep Brain Stimulation
Speaker: Dr. Jerrold Vitek, SCSE Academy of Science & Engineering 2014 Inductee, professor and chair in the Department of Neurology at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, UMTC
Time/Place: 12 Noon / Bohannon 90
Host: Tim Craig, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-8123, tcraig@d.umn.edu

Undergraduate Colloquium:
Title: “Gaining Success Early in Your Career – Career Opportunities for Math/Stat Majors
Speaker: Greg Ostergren, UMD Math Graduate of 1977, Chairman, President and CEO of several insurance companies with over a billion dollars in annual revenue.
Time/Place:  2:00 / EduE 32
Host:  SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-7179, mathstat@d.umn.edu

Title: “Biological Nitrile Hydration: Understanding the Catalytic Mechanism of Nitrile Hydratases
Speaker: Dr. Richard Holz, SCSE Academy of Science & Engineering 2014 Inductee, Dean, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Chemistry, Marquette University
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Dr. Bilin Tsai, SCSE Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, 218-726-7220, btsai@d.umn.edu

Title: “Laws and Sausages: Endangered Species or Endangered Spaces
Speaker: Dr. James Duncan, director, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
Time/Place: 3:15 PM / 185 LSci
Host: Jerry Niemi, SCSE Department of Biology, 726-6262, biology@d.umn.edu

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If you are organizing a seminar and wish to include it in this list for maximal exposure and attendance, please contact Sue Johnson by e-mail (sdjohnso@d.umn.edu) or phone (218-726-6397). For an update, please visit (http://www.d.umn.edu/ilsc/index.html)
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