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College of Graduate Studies


MCBP Seminar Series (MCBP 724)

Students must register for Seminar, MCPB 724, every semester while in the program. The Thursday 12:00 pm MCBP External Seminar Series invites leading scientists from the United States and foreign countries to present their work to both students and faculty in the MCBP Program. These seminars are on a broad range of topics representing each of the six divisions within the MCBP Program. Importantly, students have the opportunity to meet informally with the speakers over lunch. Students must attend two thirds of the Thursday Seminars during the semester. Excused absences must be approved by the MCBP Course Directors.

MCBP External Seminar Series

Spring 2018 (pdf)
Thursdays, 12:00pm
Bioengineering Bldg., Room 112


External Seminar Series


January 4, 2018

No Seminar

Sponsor: Biochemistry

January 11, 2018

Dr. Nick Davidson, MD, DSc
John E. and Adaline Simon Professor of Medicine and Developmental Biology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, Digestive Disease Research Core Cen
Washington School of Medicine in St Louis

Title: "Why do these genes make my liver look fat?"

Host: Don Rockey
Sponsor: MCBP

January 18, 2018


Sponsor: Pharmacology

January 25, 2018


Sponsor: Biochemistry

February 1, 2018

Amy Bradshaw, PhD
Associate Professor,
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Title: "Cellular Mechanisms Controlling Collagen Fiber Assembly in Fibrosis and Repair"

Sponsor: MCBP

February 8, 2018


Sponsor: Pharmacology

February 15. 2018

Min Sup Song, PhD
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cellular Oncology
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Title: "Pathogenic Role of UBE20 in Cancer and Diabetes"

Host: Je-Hyun Yoon
Sponsor: Biochemistry

February 22, 2018
NOTE: Room Change
BSB 302

Eugenia Broude, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy
University of South Carolina, Columbia

Title: "CDK8 Mediator kinase: a new transcriptional target in breast cancer"

Host: Robin Muise-Helmericks
Sponsor: MCBP

March 1, 2018

Erik Herzog, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Biology
Washington University in St. Louis

Title: "Circadian rhythms applied: The promise and reality of chronotherapy for cancer"

Host: Marcelo Vargas
Sponsor: Pharmacology

March 8, 2018

Dev P. Arya, PhD
Professor of Bio-Organic and Medicinal Chemistry
Clemson University

Title: "Targeting oncogenic miRNA using small and large molecules"

Host: Besim Ogretmen
Sponsor: Biochemistry

March 15, 2018

Scott Macdonnell, PhD
Senior Staff Scientist
Cardiovascular/Renal/Fibrosis Research
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Title: "Using Single Cell Sequencing to Identify Distinct Cell Populations from Fibrotic Tissue"

Host: Tanjina Akter and Galina Bogatkevich
Sponsor: MCBP

March 22, 2018

Lilian I. Plotkin, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Title: "Connexins and Pannexins: membrane channels that modulate the generation, survival and activity of bone cells"

Host: Elizabeth Yeh 
Sponsor: Pharmacology

March 29, 2018

John Abrams, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology
Program Chair
Genetics, Development and Disease Graduate Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Title: "p53 and the Game of Transposons"


Host: Vamsi Gangaraju
Sponsor: Biochemistry


April 5, 2018

Kristine Y. Deleon-Pennell, PhD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Medical University of South Carolina

Title: "Chronic Inflammation: Getting to the heart of the matter"

Host: Donald Menick
Sponsor: MCBP

April 12, 2018

Facundo Fernandez
Vasser Woolley Foundation Chair in Bioanalytical Chemistry
Professor, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Georgia Institute of Technology

Title:  "New Developments in Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics"

Host: Peggi Angel
Sponsor: Pharmacology
April 19, 2018

Andrei Thomas-Tikhonenko, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Lab Medicine and of Pediatrics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Mildred L Roeckle Chair and Chief Division of Experimental Pathology and Cancer Pathobiology
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Title: "Alternative lifestyles of messenger RNAs in   -lymphoid malignancies"

Host: Alan Diehl
Sponsor: Biochemistry
April 26, 2018

Millie Embree, DMD, PhD
Assistant Professor, College of Dental Medicine
Columbia University
NewYork, NY

Title: "TBA"

Host: Alex Rogers and Christine Kern
Sponsor: MCBP
May 3, 2018

Navdeep S. Chandel Ph.D.
David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine & Cell Biology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Title: "Mitochondria Control Cancer and Immunity"

Host: Kenneth Tew
Sponsor: Pharmacology
May 10, 2018 Sponsor: Biochemistry
May 24, 2018

Jeremy Wilusz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Title: "TBA"

Host: Visu Palanisamy
Sponsor: Biochemistry

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