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October 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Title: "Role of metabolic hormone FGF21 in mammalian hibernation using transgenic ground squirrels"
Speaker: Bethany Nelson, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 10:00 AM, Room 165 SMed
Host: Department of Biomedical Sciences

Title: "The Challenges of Integrating Great Lakes Fisheries and Environmental Data to Enable an Ecosystem Approach to Data Management"
Speaker: Dr. Norine Dobiesz, research associate, Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
Time/Place: 2:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Title: "A Diversity-Independent Model of Flocking"
Speaker: Daniel Schubring, University of St. Thomas, St Paul
Time/Place: 9:00 AM / MWAH 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, umdphys@d.umn.edu, 726-7124

Title: "Integrative Bioinformatics of Colon Cancer"
Speaker: Aaron Sarver, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Consultant, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Time/Place: 12:00 PM, 263 SMed (ITV); 2-101 Hasselmo Hall, 312 Church Street S.E. Minneapolis Campus
Host: David Largaespada, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development

Title: "Finite-time survival probability and credit default swaps pricing under geometric Levy markets"
Speaker: Xuemiao Hao, assistant professor, Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM /130 Solon Campus Center
Host: Xuan Li, SCSE, Mathematics & Statistics, 726-8701, xuanli@d.umn.edu

Title: "Landform Erosion: Geologically Important or Not?"
Speaker: Jaakko Putkonen, assistant professor, Department of Geology & Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota
Time/Place: 3:30 PM / LSci 175
Host: Howard Mooers, SCSE, Geological Sciences, 726-7239, hmooers@d.umn.edu

Title: "Hemophilia Drugs and Drug Shortages in the Iranian Health Care System"
Speaker: Khashayar Memari, Pharm.D., invited guest
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:30 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Friday, October 5, 2012

Title: "Carbohydrate Mimetics in Synthesis, NMR Structure Studies and Chiral Differentiation"
Speaker: Andreas Franz, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, University of the Pacific
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Viktor Zhdankin, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6902, vzhdanki@d.umn.edu

Title: "Habitat use and diel migration in Great Lakes communities: Consequences for habitat linkages, habitat coupling and ecosystem health and function"
Speaker: Dr. Owen Gorman, USGS Great Lakes Science Center, Lake Superior Biological Station, Ashland, WI
Time/Place: 3:15 pm. 185 LSci
Host: Thomas Hrabik, SCSE, Biology, 726-7626, thrabik@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Title: "The effect of obesity on drug metabolism and PK/PD in cancer"
Speaker: L'Aurelle A. Johnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy, Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
Time/Place: 12:00 PM / SMed 263 (ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Title: "Implantable Device Interactions in Patients Undergoing MRI"
Speaker: Greg Carpenter, research fellow, Boston Scientific
Time/Place: 12:00 – 1:00 PM / MWAH 102
Host: SCSE, Department of Electrical Engineering, 726-6830, ece@d.umn.edu

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Title: "Near-Inertial Oscillations in Lake Superior"
Speaker: Jay Austin, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Physics & Large Lakes Observatory
Time/Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Title: "Near-Inertial Oscillations in Lake Superior"
Speaker: Jay Austin, Associate Professor, UMD Department of Physics & Large Lakes Observatory
Time/Place: 9:00 PM / MWAH 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, umdphys@d.umn.edu, 726-7124

Title: "Hyperbolic Patterns and Triply Periodic Polyhedra"
Speaker: Douglas Dunham, UMD Department of Computer Science
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM / 150 Chem
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE, Mathematics & Statistics, 726-7576, jgallian@d.umn.edu

Title: "The Cutting Edge of Underwater Marine Geophysics-Potential Applications for Lake Research"
Speaker: Masako Tominaga, Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences at Michigan State University
Time/Place: 3:30 PM / LSci 175
Host: Steve Colman, SCSE, Geological Sciences & Large Lakes Observatory, 727-6723, scolman@d.umn.edu

Title: "Older Adult Sensitivity Training for Health Care Providers"
Speaker: Jonathan Haqq, Pharm.D., Social and Administrative Pharmacy graduate student, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:30 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Friday, October 12, 2012

Title: "Novel Metal - Metal Bonding with First - Row Transition Metals"
Speaker: Connie Lu, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota at Minneapolis
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Victor Nemykin, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-6729, vnemykin@d.umn.edu

Title: "Diel migration, tropic interactions and the movement of nutrients in the deep waters of Lake Superior"
Speaker: Thomas Hrabik, Associate Professor, UMD Department of BiologyI
Time/Place: 3:15 pm. 185 LSci
Host: Jennifer Liang, SCSE, Biology, 726-7681, joliang@d.umn.edu

Monday, October 15, 2012

Title: "Suppressing Quantum Fluctuations"
Speaker: Alex Vikman, Research Associate, CERN
Time: 11:00 AM, M W Alworth Hall Planetarium
Host: SCSE, Physics Department, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Title: "From Africa to the Bench and Back - the story of G6PD Deficiency in the Zebrafish"
Speaker: Troy Lund, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 12:00 PM / SMed 263 (ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Title: "A Few Ways We Use Microalgal Tools to Inform Water Quality Management"
Speaker: Euan Reavie, Senior Research Associate, Ely Field Station, NRRI
Time/Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Title: "Suppressing Quantum Fluctuations"
Speaker: Michael Johnson, Staff Engineer in Mechanical Research and Development division, Seagate Technology
Time/Place: 9:00 AM / MWAH 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, umdphys@d.umn.edu, 726-7124

Title: "Computer Architecture Innovation at the End of Moore’s Law"
Speaker: Dean Klein, Vice President of Memory System Development, Micron Technology
Time/Place: 12:00-1:00 p.m. / 102 MWAH
Host: SCSE, Department of Electrical Engineering, 726-6147, umdee@d.umn.edu

ILSC Monthly Seminar

Title: "Revealing Pancreatic Islet Molecular Physiology Using Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy"
Speaker: Professor Jonathan V. Rocheleau, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM / 130 SMed
Host: Erin Sheets, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy Duluth (edsheets@d.umn.edu; x6046)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Title: "Clinical perspectives for regulatory T cells in transplantation tolerance"
Speaker: Keli Hippen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 12:00 PM / SMed 263 (ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Title: "Cooperative Search By Teams of Autonomous Agents"
Speaker: Dr. James R. Riehl; Dean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 12:00 PM / MWAH 102
Host: SCSE, Department of Electrical Engineering, 726-6147, umdee@d.umn.edu

Title: "21st Century Environmental Change in East Africa Recorded in Lake Malawi Sediments"
Speaker: Erik Brown, professor, Geological Sciences and Large Lakes Observatory, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Title: "Stratified Lakes as Reaction-Transport Systems"
Speaker: Sergei Katsev, Large Lakes Observatory and Department of Physics, University of Minnesota Duluth
Time/Place: 9:00 AM / M W Alworth Hall 195
Host: Department of Physics, UMD

Title: "Amyloid and Tau: the Trigger and Bullet in Alzheimer's Disease Pathogenesis"
Speaker: George Bloom, Ph.D., Departments of Biology and Cell Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Time/Place: 12 PM / SMed 263 (via ITV)
Host: GCD, Weekly Seminar Series

Title: "CD8 T cell-initiated Blood Brain Barrier disruption in Neurological Disease"
Speaker: Aaron J. Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic Departments of Immunology and Neurology
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: "Election Methods: Algorithms, Properties, Propaganda, and Experiments"
Speaker: Kathryn Lenz, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, UMD
Time/Place: 3:00-4:00 PM / 150 Chemistry
Host: Joe Gallian, SCSE, Mathematics and Statistics, 726-7576, jgallian@d.umn.edu

Title: "Responsible Conduct of Research Review” and “Preparing an Abstract / Manuscript"
Speaker: Jon Schommer, Ph.D., Professor and Department Head, Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems; Director of Graduate Studies, Social and Administrative Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:30 – 5:00 PM, 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program

Title: "Landform Erosion: Geologically Important or Not?"
Speaker: Jaakko Putkonen, assistant professor, Department of Geology, University of North Dakota
Time/Place: 3:30 PM / LSci 175
Host: SCSE, Geological Sciences, 726-8385, geol@d.umn.edu

Friday, October 26, 2012

Title: "Structural Basis for Recognition of 5’-Phosphotyrosine Adducts by TDP2"
Speaker: Hideki Aihara, assistant professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Time/Place: 3:00 PM / LSci 175
Host: Ahmed Heikal, SCSE, Chemistry & Biochemistry, 726-7036, aaheikal@d.umn.edu

Title: "Floodplain Forest Ecology and Management along the Upper Mississippi River"
Speaker: Dr. Nathan DeJager, ecologist, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, US Geological Survey, LaCrosse, WI
Time/Place: 3:15 pm. 185 LSci
Host: John Pastor, SCSE, Biology, 726-7001, jpastor@d.umn.edu

Monday, October 29, 2012

Title: "The Influence of Social and Emotional Processes on Breast Cancer Outcomes"
Speaker: Dr. Karen Weihs, The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Time/Place: 3:00 - 4:00 PM / SMED 130
Host: SMed, Duluth Medical Research Institute (DMRI), 726-8120, dmri@d.umn.edu

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Title: "Stroma targeted therapies to breach drug-free sanctuaries in pancreatic cancer"
Speaker: Paolo Provenzano, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 12:00 PM / SMed 263 (ITV)
Host: Weekly Masonic Cancer Seminar Series

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Title: "Decade(s) of Research on Spiny Water Flea in Island Lake Reservoir"
Speaker: Donn Branstrator, associate professor, Department of Biology, UMD
Time/Place: 2:00 – 3:00 PM / SSB 202
Host: Randall Hicks, SCSE, Biology and Water Resources Science, 726-8438, rhicks@d.umn.edu

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