Below is a list of upcoming events: (please check back regularly)

Monday, March 4

Tumor Microenvironment (TME) COBRE Special Seminar

Danny R. Welch, Ph.D. | University of Kansas Medical Center

“Mitochondrial SNP and non-coding RNA: Impacts cancer metastasis, immune polarization, and the microbiota”

12-1 PM | HSC-N 3067

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar

Claymore Gumbo, “Hypoperfusion and Traumatic Brain Injury”

Juri Hoda, "The role of HSP90α in the retina"

12 PM | Room 2116

Wednesday, March 6

Cancer Cell Biology Spring Seminar Series 

"Skeletal muscle adaptations to cancer and its treatment" 

Michael Toth, PhD  University of Vermont 

12 - 1 PM | Hostler Auditorium (G17 HSN) 

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

"Mechanisms of Diabetes Treatments"

Celine Brooks, Graduate student & Ph.D. Candidate

1:00-2:00 PM | HSC-N Room 3129

Thursday, March 7

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Spring Seminar Series

Mikaela Barbour, “Modeling mechanisms of long-term stroke vulnerability after traumatic brain injury”

Emily Henderson, “Reinvestigating Coley’s Toxins: Streptococcal Collagen-Like Protein 1 Reduces Pancreatic Cancer Growth”

Carleena Rocuski, “Vaccine development against Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease”

11 AM | HSN Room 2118

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

William Walker, Ph.D. | WVU Department of Neuroscience

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Office of Student and Faculty Innovation Webinar Series

Introduction to National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Zoom 

Join the OFSI in welcoming Andy Tennant from the NSIN, a problem-solving network in the U.S. Department of Defense that adapts to the emerging needs of those who serve in the defense of national security. 

If you plan to attend, please register here.

Tuesday, March 12

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, PhD, Professor Engineering Science and Mechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Neurosurgery Penn State University

"3D Bioprinting of Living Tissues and Organs"

12:00 PM | HSC-N Room 3129

Wednesday, March 13

Non Academic Careers in Science Series 

Curious about the diversity of careers you can pursue after obtaining your degree?
Have you found a non-academic science-related passion during grad school, but don’t know how to pursue it? This series is for you! 
4 PM | Zoom 

Thursday, March 14

Office of Student and Faculty Innovation Webinar Series

DOE SBIR/STTR Informational Webinar

11 A.M. - 12 P.M. | Zoom

Please join the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Dr. Eileen Chant, on February 1st at 11 a.m. via Zoom for a deep dive into the DOE SBIR/SBTT Programs. DOE SBIR/STTR provides early-stage, non-dilutive R&D funding for entrepreneurs to develop their technology and commercialize it. 

If you plan to attend, please register here.

Monday, March 18

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar

Sajad Sarvari, “EPR imaging of bioprinted constructs via incorporating oxygen-sensitive probes into the bioink”

Dominick Cicala, “Phenotypic Characterization of Neurodegeneration in a
mitoNEET Null Mouse Model”.

12 PM | Room 2116

Tuesday, March 19

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Spring Seminar Series

Charles Najt, Ph.D. | Virginia Tech University

"Lipid Droplet Signaling in Metabolic Health and Aging"

12 PM | HSC-N Room 3129

All in One Institute Conversation

3-5 PM | HSC-N 2940B

If you plan to attend, please RSVP. 

Wednesday, March 20 

Meet Up With Ming - Faculty

9-10 AM | G01 Erma Byrd and Ground Floor Lobby 

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Cancer Cell Biology Spring Seminar Series 

"AI foundation models and prompt-based learning in biology and medicine" 

Dong Xu, Ph.D., University of Missouri 

12 - 1 PM, Hostler Auditorium (G17 HSN)

Neuroscience Graduate Student Dissertation Defense Seminar

Bailey Whitehead, Neuroscience Graduate Student 

“Traumatic brain injury induces cerebrovascular dysfunction: Consequences for ischemia and cerebral hypoperfusion”

1:00 PM | Biomedical Research Center Room 301

Thursday, March 21

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Spring Seminar Series

Works in Progress: Ivan Martinez, Slawek Lukomski, Sarah Milne

11 AM | Room 2118

NASA T2X Program

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Launch Lab

The OFSI is excited to welcome Jeanne King, Innovative Partnership Specialist, from the NASA Glenn Research Technology Transfer Office for an information seminar. Jeanne will speaker about NASA as a regional resource, provide an introduction to NASA's T2X program, and discuss NASA's partnership opportunities.

If you plan to attend, please register here.

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

Student Seminar: Heather Connery

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Friday, March 22

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine- Visual Sciences CobRE Seminar

Brian A. Link, Ph.D. | Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Director, Graduate Program in Cell & Developmental Biology Medical College of Wisconsin

"Modeling Photoreceptor Degeneration of Usher Syndrome Using Zebrafish"

1:00 PM | HSC-N Room 3129

Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Eliana Aerts, will defend her dissertation titled "Estradiol's Role in the Control of the Timing of Puberty Onset in the Ewe”

!2:00 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Monday, March 25

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar

Bishal Misra, “Ionizable Lipid Nanoparticles for Adjuvant Delivery.”

Saina Sanjay Prabhu, “Role of Xanthine Oxidase and Chronic Stress in
Alzheimer’s Disease Progression”

12 | Room 2116

Tuesday, March 26

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Spring Seminar Series

Mikhail Gavrilin, Ph.D. | Forge Biologics

"AAV Vectors in Gene Therapy"

12 PM | HSC-N Room 3129

Wednesday, March 27

Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences - MOBB 

10-11 AM, LSB-D - G21

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Seminar Series

Sonikpreet Aulakh, MBBS, MD | West Virginia University

Thursday, March 28

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

Work in Progress: Rachel King

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Monday, April 1

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar

Cullen Wolford, "Effects of chronic e-cigarette exposure on blood-brainbarrier permeability and integrity"

Geoff Pecar, “Effects of Endothelin Receptor Antagonism on Blood-Brain
Barrier Permeability and Drug Efflux.”

12 PM | Room 2116

Tuesday, April 2

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Spring Seminar Series

Shinghua Ding, Ph.D. | University of Missouri

NAMPT-NAD+ Pathway in CNS -Bioenergetics and Diseases

12 PM | HSC-N Room 3129

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Dissertation Defense

Hillary Pratt will defend her dissertation “Interactions Between Myeloid Cells and Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma”

2:00 PM | HSC-N Room 2940B 

Wednesday, April 3

Cancer Cell Biology Spring Seminar Series

"Novel science driven therapies in lung cancer"

David P. Carbone, MD, PhD, The Ohio State University 

12 - 1 PM, Hostler Auditorium (G17 HSN) 

Thursday, April 4

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

Heather Patisaul Ph.D. | Betschart Symposium, North Carolina State University

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Monday, April 8

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar

Megan Holloway, "Biocompatible and biostable organic radicals as nonmetallic contrast agents for MRI"

Alexa Sowers, “Unique properties of Z-amino acids in antimicrobial
activity and self-assembly”

12 PM | Room 2116

Wednesday, April 10

Non Academic Careers in Science Series 

Curious about the diversity of careers you can pursue after obtaining your degree?
Have you found a non-academic science-related passion during grad school, but don’t know how to pursue it? This series is for you! 
4 PM, Zoom 

Thursday, April 11

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Spring Seminar Series

Student Presentation: Stuti Khadka 

11 AM, Room 2118

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

Student Seminar: Ben Menarchek

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Monday, April 15

Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences Graduate Student Seminar

Olivia Carpenter, “The Role of Immunotherapies in the Treatment of
Brain Metastases”

James Mersch, “Effects of SHP2 inhibition”

12 PM | 2116

Thursday, April 18

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Spring Seminar Series

Student Presentation: Tim Eubank, Edwin Wan 

11 AM, Room 2118

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

Hubert Tse Ph.D. | Kansas University Medical Center

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Tuesday, April 23

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Spring Seminar Series

Ryan Petrie, Ph.D.| Drexel University

Meet With Ming- Students and Postdocs

9-10 AM | G01 Erma Byrd and Ground Floor Lobby

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, April 24

Cancer Cell Biology Spring Seminar Series

"Inhibiting EZH2 to Modulate Lung Cancer Therapy Responses" 

Christine Fillmore Brainson, PhD | University of Kentucky

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Hostler Auditorium, G17 HSN 

Thursday, April 25

Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences - MOBB

9-10 AM, Erma 201

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Spring Seminar Series

Student Presentation: Eileen Tabrizi 

11 AM, Room 2118

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

Melanie Scott Ph.D. | University of Pittsburgh

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology Spring Seminar Series

Student Seminar: Beethi Sinha

12-1 PM | HSC-N Room 3067

Wednesday, May 8

Non Academic Careers in Science Series 

Curious about the diversity of careers you can pursue after obtaining your degree?
Have you found a non-academic science-related passion during grad school, but don’t know how to pursue it? This series is for you! 
4 PM, Zoom 

Monday, May 20

Meet Up with Ming - Faculty

9-10 AM | G01 Erma Byrd and Ground Floor Lobby

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

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