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Past Seminars

May 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Title: "Epoxygenase mechanisms of breast cancer progression"
Speaker: David A. Potter, M.D., Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Medicine and Hematology, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 12 PM; SMed 263 via ITV
Host: MCC
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Title 1: "A Covariance Regression Model"
Speaker 1: Xiaoyue Niu, Penn State University
Title 2: "Statistical Models for Estimating and Predicting HIV/AIDS Epidemics"
Speaker 2: Le Bao, Penn State University (Graduate Colloquia)
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; 130 Solon Campus Center
Host: SCSE Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 726-8747, math@d.umn.edu
Thursday, May 3, 2012

Title: "TBA"
Speaker: Lisa Nebel, Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), Minneapolis, MN
Time/Place: 11 AM; MWAH102
Host: Dr Jing Bai, assistant professor, SCSE Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, 726-8606, jingbai@d.umn.edu

Title: "Honors Colloquium"
Speaker: Justing Sabrowsky, Yue Wang, Yan Zhang, UMD Undergraduate Mathematics Majors, graduating with honors
Time/Place: 3 PM; 20 Solon Campus Center
Host: Bruce Peckham, SCSE Department of Mathematics & Statistics, 726-6188, bpeckham@d.umn.edu

Title: "Computer Science Colloquium: “Energy Transfer Ray Tracing with OptiX"
Speaker: Scot Halverson, Computer Science graduate student
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; MonH 70
Host: SCSE Department of Computer Science, 726-7607, cs@d.umn.edu

Title: "Water Sustainability and Food Security: Win-Win Solutions for a Thirsty Planet"
Speaker: Kate Brauman. Global Landscapes Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Time/Place: 3:30 PM; Life Science 175
Host: Thomas Johnson, professor, SCSE Department of Geological Sciences and Large Lake Observatory, 726-8479, RLB 726-8128, tcj@d.umn.edu

Title: "Lead Oxide (PbO) is the most promising material for X-ray imaging detectors"
Speaker: Dr. Julia Berashevich, Postdoctoral Researcher, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute. Dr. Berashevich is a candidate for a faculty position in the Physics Department
Time/Place: 4:00 PM; MWAH 195
Host: SCSE Department of Physics, 726-7124, phys@d.umn.edu

Friday, May 4, 2012

Title: "Plasticity, genetic diversity, and natural selection: a native polyploid under simulated climate change"
Speaker: Katie Winkler, MS Degree Candidate – Integrated Biosciences Graduate Program, University of Minnesota
Time/Place: 3:15 PM; 185 LSci
Host: Julie Etterson, Associate Professor – UMD Department of Biology (726-8110)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Title: "Optimization of Light Absorbing Materials in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells"
Speaker: Dr. Zhihua Xu, Brookhaven National Labs
Time/Place: 10:15 AM; EduE 16
Host: SCSE, Chemical Engineering, UMD

Title: "Pain and Analgesia during Aging: Basic and Clinical Studies"
Speaker: Anna Ratka, Professor, Texas A & M Health Science Center, Rangel College of Pharmacy
Time/Place: 12:15 – 1:15 PM; 160 Life Science / 7-193/195 Weaver-Densford Hall
Host: Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Title: "Connecting Cancer to Metabolism: metabolites as signals for growth and differentiation"
Speaker: Craig Thompson, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Time/Place: 12 PM; SMed 263 via ITV
Host: Masonic Cancer Center Seminar Series
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Title: "Diabetes and Mental Health among Ojibwe Adults: Preliminary Findings from a Community-Based Study"
Speakers: (1) Jane Hovland, PhD, LP, Associate Professor, (2) Melissa Walls, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences Department, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth &The Mino Giizhigad Team
Time/Place: 3 PM, SMed 130
Host: Duluth Medical Research Institute (DMRI), Medical School Duluth

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Title: "Development of Intervention Strategies Against Congenital CMV – A Trip BAC to the Future"
Speaker: Alistair McGregor, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Virology, University of Minnesota. Dr. McGregor is a Faculty Candidate in Department of Biomedical Sciences
Time/Place: 3:00 PM; SMed 130
Host: Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Medical School - Duluth

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ILSC Monthly Seminar Series
"Assembly of the Synaptic Exocytotic Fusion Machine"
Speaker: Professor Lukas Tamm, Harrison Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, Director of Center for Membrane Biology, University of Virginia
Time/Place: 3 PM; SMed 130
Host: Interdisciplinary Life Science Consortium (ILSC), Dr. Erin Sheets, edsheets@d.umn.edu, x6046


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