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Past Seminars

September 2010

Tuesday, Sept. 14

Title: "Blood Tumor Barrier Characterization and Drug Delivery in Brain Metastases of Breast Cancer"
Speaker: Raj Mittapalli, Ph.D., Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas Tech University
Host: William Elmquist, Department of Pharmaceutics and Brain Barriers Research Center
Time/Location: 9:00-10:00 am, 160 Life Science/5-125 Moos Tower

Wednesday, Sept. 15

Title: "Molecular Engineering of Dendritic Nanoparticles for Drug and Gene Delivery"
Speaker: Hu Yang, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Engineering,Virginia Commonwealth University
Host: Department of Pharmaceutics
Time/Location: 1:00-2:00 pm, 302 Heller Hall/5-125 Moos Tower

Thursday, Sept. 16

Title: "Conducting Grounded Theory Research: Practical and Philosophical Considerations"
Speaker: Ozlem Ersin, University of Minnesota
Host: Jon Schommer, Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Time/Location: 3:30-5:00 pm, 160 Life Science/7-193 Weaver-Densford Hall

Friday, Sept. 17

Title: "A 50-year Study of Bald Eagles in Michigan: Effects of Climate Change, Environmental Pollutants, and Other Stressors"
Speaker: Dr. William Bowerman, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University
Host: Dr. Gerald Niemi
Time/Location: 3:15 p.m., 185 Life Science

Monday, Sept. 20

Title: "Action at the Geosphere-Biosphere Interface: New Messages from Cyanobacteria."
Speaker: Dr. Maria Dittrich, Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, University of Toronto – Scarborough
Host: Sergei Katsev (skatsev@d.umn.edu), Department of Physics
Time/Location: 2:00 p.m., Chem 150

Title: "Early Diagenesis in Low Sulfate Marine Sediments from the Bothnian Bay"
Speaker: Dr. Sean Crowe, NordCEE, Center for Earth Evolution, University of Southern Denmark
Host: Sergei Katsev (skatsev@d.umn.edu), Department of Physics
Time/Location: 3:00 p.m.; Chem 150

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Title: "Validation of the MBT-CBT Paleotemperature Proxy: Effects of Environmental and Seasonal Variability in Soils and Lacustrine Sediments"
Speaker: Beth Bernhardt, University of Minnesota Duluth, Water Resources Science Program, Large Lakes Observatory (Master’s Thesis Defense)
Time/Location: 3:00 pm, Large Lakes Observatory, Research Lab Building 200

Wednesday, Sept. 22

Title: "Cerebrovascular Amyloid Disposition: Clues to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy"
Speaker: Dr. Karunya K. Kandimalla, Assistant Professor, Biopharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, Florida A&M University
Time/Location: 1:00 pm, 302 Heller Hall (Duluth Campus via ITV)

Friday, Sept. 24

Title: "Life as a Lipid: Rafts, Dynamics and Interactions"
Speaker: Dr. Erin D. Sheets, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy-Duluth
Host: Anne Hinderliter (ahinderl@d.umn.edu), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Time/Location: 3:00 pm, 175 Life Science

Title: "Human-driven Contemporary Evolution in Wild Populations"
Speaker: Dr. Craig Stockwell, Department of Biological Sciences, North Dakota State University
Host: Dr. Tim Craig (tcraig@d.umn.edu), Department of Biology
Time/Location: 3:15 pm, 185 Life Science

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Title: "Characterization of Glycosylphoshatidylinositol-Anchored Ceruloplasmin in Multiple Rodent Organs Following Dietary Copper Deficiency"
Speaker: Elise Mostad, (Masters Degree Candidate), Integrated Biosciences Program, University of Minnesota Duluth
Host: Dr. Joseph Prohaska
Time/Location: 10:00 pm, 173 Kirby Plaza

Thursday, Sept. 30

Title: "Reliability of Nominal Data Based on Qualitative Judgments"
Speaker: Jon Schommer, Ph.D., University of Minnesota
Host: Jon Schommer, Social and Administrative Pharmacy
Time/Location: 3:30 - 5:00 pm, 160 Life Science (ITV)

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