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MICaB Student Seminar Series

Spring Semester 2018
Thursday, 2-102 CMRR
12:00-1:00

JANUARY 18
Germán L. Vélez Reyes
,
“A CRISPR/Cas9 screen uncovers novel malignant peripheral neural sheath tumor suppressor genes”
Advisor: David Largaespada
Student host: Kevin Osum
Faculty Reviewers: Sandra Armstrong, Bryce Binstadt, Doug Yee

JANUARY 25
Kathryn Fixen, PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate,
“FIXing to make fuel: Understanding electron flow in an anoxygenic phototroph” 
Faculty Advocate: Jeff Gralnick

FEBRUARY 1
Trinity Hamilton, PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate, “Geomicrobiology of mid-latitude glaciers”
Faculty Advocate:  Jeff Gralnick

FEBRUARY 8
Craig Bierle, PhD, MICaB Graduate Faculty Candidate, “Modeling congenital viral infections in guinea pigs”
Faculty Advocate: Wade Bresnahan

FEBRUARY 15
Xianda Zhao, “Roles of microRNA-424-5p/322-5p in regulating colorectal cancer immunity”
Advisor: Subree Subramanian
Student host: Lucy Sjaastad
Robin Lee, “STAT5 in B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia”
Advisor: Mike Farrar
Student host: Lucy Sjaastad
Faculty Reviewers: Arkady Khodursky, Stephen Jameson, Khalil Ahmed

FEBRUARY 22
Julia Nikrad,
“CRISPR/Cas9 screen for synthetic lethality in NF1-deficient cells”
Advisor: David Largaespada
Student host: Ruth Lee
Stephanie Rhee,  “Chronic graft-versus-host disease – pathophysiology and therapeutic targets
Advisor: Bruce Blazar
Student host: Ruth Lee
Faculty Reviewers: Ashley Haase, Paul Bohjanen, Scott McIvor

MARCH 1
Matt Jarvis, “Mutational spectra in cancer cell lines”
Advisor: Reuben Harris
Student host: Megan Smith
Emily Pomeroy, “CRISPR-based gene editing in primary human NK cells for cancer immunotherapy”
Advisor:  Brandon Moriarity
Student host: Megan Smith
Faculty Reviewers: Anna Tischler, Tanya Freedman, Daniel Vallera

MARCH 8
Anna Rogers, “Mass spectrometry-based proteomic identification of ovarian cancer biomarkers from residual Pap test fixative”
Advisor: Amy Skubitz
Student host: Milcah Scott
Upasana Arvindam, “NK cell mediated targeting of MDS and AML using trispecific antibodies”
Advisor: Jeff Miller
Student host: Milcah Scott
Faculty Reviewers: Yinduo Ji, Ameeta Kelekar, Erik Peterson

MARCH 15 - SPRING BREAK

MARCH 22
Serina Robinson, “Biosynthesis of microbial β-lactone natural products”
Advisor: Larry Wackett
Student host: Alex Villareal
Frankie Sjaastad, “Sepsis inhibits pre-existing Ag-specific memory CD4 T cell-mediated immunity”
Advisor: Tom Griffith
Student host: Alex Villareal
Faculty Reviewers: Pamela Skinner, Yoji Shimizu, Gregory Vercellotti

MAY 3
Ethics seminar – Wade Bresnahan
Attendance mandatory for first-year MICaB students

 

 

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