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 The majority of Fall 2020 Events will be held via Zoom. Contact the appropriate office to RSVP and receive link.

PLEASE SEE COVID-19 CENTRAL FOR MORE INFORMATION.  

Announcements

Sunday, September 27 to Sunday, October 11 – Online only classes, be aware traffic restrictions possible 10/6 & 7 for the debate.

Research activities are not prohibited during the circuit breaker. Please remember that physical presence on campus should remain limited under Orange research alert levels and remote work is highly encouraged when possible, particularly Oct 6-7.

The University of Utah Women in Health, Medicine & Science (WiHMS) group invites you to apply for a position on the WiHMS Steering Committee representing the School of Medicine. WiHMS is an organization dedicated to promoting the careers of women faculty on the health sciences campus. The WiHMS Steering Committee consists of faculty from each health science unit and serves to advise WiHMS on the needs, concerns, and successes of the women faculty in each unit. WiHMS has been doing some great work, and we need your help to keep things going!

 

If you are interested in applying, you can find our online application here. Attached you will find a summary of the responsibilities of the Steering Committee Members. If you have any questions, please email wihms@hsc.utah.edu

 

Applications are due on September 21, 2020.

Dear MB, BC, NP, and MD/PhD Communities,

As Program Directors, we are writing to express our horror at George Floyd’s murder and the countless other acts of violence and discrimination against communities of color. We are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment where all students can realize their full potential no matter their race or background. Our Programs are dedicated to recruiting students that reflect our country’s diversity, but realize that there is still much work to do within and outside of the University. We strongly support the struggle for equality and the sentiments expressed by the U., our SACNAS chapter, and ASBMB (see links below). We encourage you to support these efforts with your time and resources (e.g., following our lead by donating to SACNAS or one of the many other organizations engaged in this struggle - see below). We are also always eager for your ideas on how we can do better.

 

Be well and stay safe,

Janis (MB), Michael (BC & MD/PhD), and David (NP)

 

 

EVENTS 

Fall 2020 Events

August 2020

Bioscience

INCOMING STUDENT ORIENTATION 

Monday, August 17, 2020

Kincannon
WILL KINCANNON
PHD THESIS DEFENSE

Group advisor Dr. Vahe Bandarian

Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Contact Jolanda I Vallejo for Zoom Link

Bioscience

ANNUAL STUDENT RETREAT
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2020

students

 FALL SEMESTER BEGINS

Monday, August 24, 2020

Fall 2020 

SACNAS
SACNAS WELCOME BACK PICNIC! (SOCIALLY DISTANCED) 

 When: Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM

Where:  Zoom!

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICS & PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

“Career Pathways in the Pharmaceutical Industry: What you Don’t Necessarily Learn in Graduate School"

Kevin Warner, Ph.D.
Vice President
Pharmaceutical Development
 
Alucent Biomedical, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT
 

Monday, August 31, 2020

 

 

 

 

September 2020 

Human GeneticsHUMAN GENETICS SEMINAR SERIES 

“Regulation of human skeletal morphology and disease”

Terence Capellini, Ph.D.

Richard B. Wolf
Associate Professor Department of Human Evolutionary Biology Associate Member
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Neuro
THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIES
TUESDAYS at 4:00 PM
 

"Comparative neurobiology of vocal communication"

Michael A. Long, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Associate Professor
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

LGBTQ+ STEM

LGBTQ+ STEM INTEREST GROUP
Welcome meeting and literature discussion - feminist interpretation of infinity
 

To read the paper before the meeting, find the link: TheRogLab.org/LGBTQ

Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM

Osby

 SACNAS PRESENTS: THE BEING BLACK IN ACADEMIA SERIES
Krystle Osby
PhD candidate, Gertz Lab
 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE 2020-2021 LECTURE SERIES

“Hippocampal neurogenesis and forgetting”

 Paul Frankland, Ph.D.
University of Toronto
Department of Physiology
 

Tuesday September 15 at 4:00 PM

Marriott

 MARRIOTT LIBRARY VIRTUAL GRADUATE SOCIAL
 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 12:00 PM
 
Please complete the form below to register for the Fall 2020 Graduate Student Social. This year the event will be held virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, September 16, from noon to 1pm (Mountain Time). Everyone is welcome regardless of location! A confirmation email will be sent before the event with instructions to attend.
 
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF ON ZOOM
Presented by the School of Business 
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 

We have all been spending a lot of time on Zoom. Get more from your next meeting by attending this workshop on presenting yourself on virtual platforms.

We'll be joined by an expert. Bring your questions!

 

NSF-GRFP

 NSF–GRFP VIRTUAL PEER PANEL
 Thursday, September 17, 2020
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
The Graduate School & the Office of Fellowships and Benefits are excited to announce a virtual workshop for students preparing applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Students attending this event will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of current NSF GRFP recipients regarding the best strategies for putting together award-winning applications. Registration is required for Zoom information
 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Computational modeling and simulations of adhesion receptors
 
Tamara Bidone, PhD
University of Utah
 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Kosuri 
 THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES 

“Engineering Biology to Understand it”

Sri Kosuri, Ph.D.
CEO, Octant
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry University of California, Los Angeles
 

Monday, September 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Info

Division of Public Health

Information Sessions  

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
 


October 2020

Synapse
Synapse Interest Group 

"Influence of prefrontal cortex on visual cortical representation"

The Noudoost Lab
Dr. Isabel Vanegas
Prof. Behrad Noudoost
 

Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 PM

SACNAS Financial Planning
SACNAS
Financial Planning
 
Ann House

Certified Financial Counselor Director of the Financial Wellness Center

 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Neuro
THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIES
 

"How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits?"

Cagla Eroglu, PhD
Duke University
Associate Professor
 

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Casey Overby Taylor

BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

"Clinical Decision Support for Data-Driven Personal Guidance"

Dr. Casey Overby Taylor
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering inJohns Hopkins School of Medicine (SoM)
 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Human Genetics
Eccles institute of human genetics department of human genetics

"Harnessing the power of genetic variation: Precision Medicine in the lab" 

Clement Chow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Human Genetics University of Utah
 

Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3:30 PM

 Via Zoom
Patel
THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES 

Mechanistic studies of the innate immune receptor RIG-I"

Smita Patel, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Rutgers University
 

Monday, October 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Bioscience

ANNUAL BIOSCIENCE SYMPOSIUM

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Program and Schedule

HCI

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH HEALTH  
Reverse Pitch Night hosted via Zoom
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Bioscience

DEPARTMENT OF Human Genetics

Thesis Defense

 Sophia Praggastis PhD

Regulation of metabolism and fertility in Drosophila”

 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Via Zoom

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Nadya Dimitrova, PhD
Yale University
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Kamala Ganesh

SACNAS
"¡VAMOS A CHARLAR! 
Let's Chat"

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
"PICTURE A SCIENTIST"
“This film presents the stories of three women and the challenges they have faced as a woman or woman of color in science. We encourage everyone to watch the film and reflect on their own experiences, then join us in themed virtual discussion groups"
 
Please register by Friday, October 9, 2020
 
Thursday, October 15, 2020 
12:00 PM, 3:00 PM, & 6:00 PM 
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS
Colin Maguire
PhD Director, Utah Stem Cell Core
 
Friday, October 16, 2020
at 2:00 PM
 
For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

 

PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE 2020-2021 LECTURE SERIES
“Deconstructing powerful psychotropic drugs to make better medicine: Science at the border of anesthesiology and psychiatry” 
  
Boris Heifets, M.D., Ph.D. 
Stanford University Medical Center
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain 
 

Tuesday October 20, 2020 4:00 PM

PHD

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES

“Discovery of Factors Guiding Endometrial Cancer-Specific Actions of Estrogen Receptor Alpha”

 Adriana Cristina Rodriguez PhD Dissertation Defense

 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
 
Christopher Barnes
IMMUNOLOGY INFLAMMATION & INFECTIOUS DISEASE 

"Structural Classification of Neutralizing Antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Receptor-Binding Domain Suggests Vaccine and Therapeutic Strategies"

DR. Christopher Barnes
HHMI Hanna Gray Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biology and Biological Engineering,
California Institute of Technology
 
Friday, October 23, 2020 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
Via Zoom
Duchaine
THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES 

"Para-transcriptional control of polycistronic microRNA biogenesis"

Thomas Duchaine, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Associate Director, Goodman Cancer Research Centre
McGill University
 

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Career Day

2020 BIOSCIENCE CAREER DAY 
 Tuesday, October 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 

More Information

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Hideo Watanabe, MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Windy Tanner

GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS

“Emergence of extensively drugresistant typhoid in Pakistan: investigating the potential for resistance gene acquisition in the environment”

Windy Tanner, MSPH, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Yale School of Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Division of Public Health
University of Utah
 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

SOB

 FALL 2020 SEMINAR SERIES
C. Brandon Ogbunu, Ph.D.
Yale University
 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Via Zoom 
Biomedical Engineering
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING SEMINAR SERIES

“Convergent science approaches to Solid Tumors: From Mechano-Genetic Variation to a Macrophage Checkpoint"

Dennis E. Discher, Ph.D.
Robert D. Bent Chaired Professor
Director of NCI-Physical Sciences Oncology Center
University of Pennsylvania
 
Friday, October 30, 2020 – 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
(Tentative) Q&A Session – 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
 
 
SACNAS Ahna Skop
SACNAS
Dr. Ahna Skop
Associate Professor Departments of Genetics 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Friday, October 30, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 


November 2020

GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS
“Lessons from the past:
The Laboratory of Human Genetics at the U, 1944 – 1964”
  
Bob Weiss
Department of Human Genetics
University of Utah
 
Monday, November 2, 2020
at 4:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at

Group Wellness Series

Group Wellness Series

"Self Care Day!"

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
 
 
For more information, contact Kay Collins at kcollins@sa.utah.edu.
 
Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) and U PEAK Health & Fitness

Visual Art + Mindfulness

Join instructor Charlotte Bell and explore the UMFA collection as you seek to find stillness within yourself. Practice slow and mindful looking at artwork as well as traditional, guided meditation—perfect for beginners.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 
Learn more and register here

2020 Diabetes & Metabolism Virtural Research Recharge

2020 Diabetes & Metabolism virtual research recharge

Monday, November 2, 2020 - Friday November 6, 2020

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Daily

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Silvio Gutkind, PhD
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Info

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Information Sessions  

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM -12:30 PM
 

Rima Habre

BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS

"Advances in Personal Air Pollution and Environmental Exposure Assessment Methods for Health Studies"

Rima Habre, ScD
Associate Professor in the Division of Environmental Health at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine
 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 

SOB

 FALL 2020 SEMINAR SERIES
"Viral Origins of Memory"
 
Jason D. Shepherd, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Utah
 
Thursday, November 5, 2020 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Via Zoom 

CaDeTs

CaDeTS

Networking and Finding Opportunity in the Modern Age: COVID Edition

Monday, November 9, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Questions? Contact the Bioscience Program Office
 
Iranejad
THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES 

"The Role of Transporters in Regulating GPCR Signaling"

Roshanak Irannejad, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics,Cardiovascular Research InstituteUniversity of California, San Francisco
 

Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:00 PM

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT AND SCHOLAR SERVICES

Panel discussion about potential political impacts, student immigration impacts and support

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 
Details will be sent to all international and scholars soon

Check on Utah

CENTER FOR STUDENT WELLNESS

Check on U-Tah: Building Community Through Bystander Intervention

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 
at 5:00 PM
 
Learn more and register here
 
Center for Student Wellness

"Wellness Beyond Whiteness"

Staff & Faculty Panel 
Thursday, November 12, 2020
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
 
Student Panel
Friday, November 13, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
 

SOB

 FALL 2020 SEMINAR SERIES
Nathan Clark, Ph.D.
University of Utah
 
Thursday, November 12, 2020 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Via Zoom 
Global Health Food Tour
THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH

The Division of Public Health invites you to attend and participate in a 1 hour-long cooking activity where our hosts will cook an international dish from Ghana, India (Himalayas), Peru and South Korea

November 16, Peruvian
 
November 17, Indian (Himalayas)
 
November 18, West African/Ghanaian
 
November 19, UofU Asia Campus/Korean
 
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Via Zoom 
 
GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS

“Obsession: A Career Long Fascination with a Complex Promoter”

David Stillman
Department of Pathology
University of Utah

 

Monday, November 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM 
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at

Group Wellness Series

GROUP WELLNESS SERIES

"Balancing Act: Holding Multiple Identity Roles"

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
 
 
For more information, contact Kay Collins at kcollins@sa.utah.edu.
 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
 
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

EDI

Bioscience EDI (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion)

Let’s talk about inclusion.

A peer-to-peer discussion about inclusion within the University of Utah Biosciences Community.

What changes do we want to see?

Thursday, November 19, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Via Zoom
 

Questions? Please email the Bioscience EDI Task Force Officers

Coren Apicella

FALL 2020 SEMINAR SERIES
Coren Apicella, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Via Zoom 
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS
 
Sara Nowinski, PhD
Senion Postdoc, Rutter Lab
 
 
Friday, November 20, 2020
at 2:00 PM
 
For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

Grad School

THE GRADUCATE SCHOOL WEBINARS

“Anti-Racism in Higher Education”

Presenter/s: Liz Rogers and Kate Pagano

Friday, November 20, 2020
At 10:00 AM
 

Grad School

THE GRADUCATE SCHOOL WEBINARS

"How to successfully give an exam to your students"

Presenter/s: Micah Murdock

Friday, November 20, 2020
At 1:00 PM
 

Grad School

THE GRADUCATE SCHOOL WEBINARS

“Time to get rid of the final”

Presenter/s: Kate O’Farrell and Kat Pagano

Monday, November 23, 2020
At 11:00 AM
 
Iranejad
THE BIOCHEMISTRY SEMINAR SERIES 

"Regulation of mitochondrial genome replication in animal cells"

Samantha Lewis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California, Berkeley
 
Monday, November 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM

PHD

DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Revealing the Regulation of Chromatin Remodeler Efficiency and the Impact of Cancer-Associated Mutations in SWI/SNF Remodelers

Naveen Verma
PhD Dissertation Defense
  
Monday, November 23, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Grad School

THE GRADUCATE SCHOOL WEBINARS

“Promoting Online Interaction”

Presenter/s: Alyson Froelich

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
At 10:00 AM
 

Check on Utah

CENTER FOR STUDENT WELLNESS

Check on U-Tah: Building Community Through Bystander Intervention

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 
at 12:00 PM
 
Learn more and register here
 
Translational Neuroscience
Disease Biology and Target Identification and Validation in Neuroscience

Translational Neuroscience T32 Monthly Workshop

Via Zoom

Monday, November 30, 2020
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grad School

THE GRADUCATE SCHOOL WEBINARS

“Helping Students Thrive”

Presenter/s: Kate O’Farrell

Monday, November 30, 2020
At 1:00 PM
 

 

December 2020

Grad School

THE GRADUCATE SCHOOL WEBINARS

“Trauma-Informed Pedagogy”

Presenter/s: Liz Rogers and Kate O’Farrell 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
At 10:00 AM
 

Group Wellness Series

GROUP WELLNESS SERIES

"Cruising for Some Snoozin'"

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
 
 
For more information, contact Kay Collins at kcollins@sa.utah.edu.
 

Glenna Wallis

DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

“Altered Damage Detection and Calcium Signaling in Microglia Following Viral Brain Infections that Induce Seizures”

Glenna Wallis
PhD Dissertation Defense
 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020, At 1:00 pm

Via Zoom

Neuro
THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIES
 

"Super-resolution imaging of the actin cytoskeleton in living cells: from axons to microvilli"

George Langford, PhD
Syracuse University
Distinguished Professor
 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
at 2:00 PM
 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Dafna Bar-Sagi, PhD
New York University Langone Medical Center
 
Wednesday, December 2, 2020

SOB

 FALL 2020 SEMINAR SERIES
Joseph Parker, Ph.D.
California Institute of Technology
 
Thursday, December 3, 2020 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Via Zoom 
GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS

"Can we phenotype organisms with single-cell RNA sequencing?" 

Jamie Gagnon
School of Biological Sciences
University of Utah
 
Monday, December 7, 2020
at 4:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at
2020 Vitae
8th Annuel Vitae Event
Featuring:
 
Robert A. Campbell, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
 
Mingnan Chen, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

College of Pharmacy

Anna R. Docherty, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Mary C. Playdon, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology,College of HealthInvestigator, Huntsman Cancer Institute

Paul A. Sigala, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry
 

Moriel Zelikowsky, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy

Thursday, December 10, 2020 
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM  

SOB

 FALL 2020 SEMINAR SERIES
Jackie Winter, Ph.D.
University of Utah
 
Thursday, December 10, 2020 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Via Zoom 

 

Erickson PhD Defense

Department of Biochemistry

“Breaking Barriers to Chemical Protein Synthesis”

Patrick W. Erickson
Ph.D. Thesis Defense
 
Monday, December 14, 2020
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
SACNAS Let's Talk-Seasonal affective disorder
 SACNAS: LET'S TALK

Let's have a discussion about seasonal affective disorder

Tuesday, December 15, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Via Zoom

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
 J. William Harbour, MD

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS 
 
Trudy Oliver, PhD
Associate Professor, HCI
  
Friday, December 18, 2020
at 2:00 PM 
 
For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

 

Spring 2021 EVENTS

 

January 2021

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 

"Exploring Skin Cell Heterogeneity"

Fiona Watt, FRS, FMedSci
Director, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
King’s College, London
Executive Chair
Medical Research Council
 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021
At 11:00 AM
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY INTEREST GROUP RIP

“Unconventional conservation reveals structure-function relationships in the synaptonemal complex.”

Lisa Kursel, PhD
PostDoc in Rog’s Lab
 
Friday, January 8, 2021
At 10:00 AM
Via Zoom
 
For more Information, please email Teresa Upton
 

Sihem Boudina

University of Utah Molecular Medicine Program (U2M2)

“Depot-specific and gender-dependent differences in fat expansion”

Sihem Boudina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
 
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  

James Ehleringer

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty Seminar Series Presents

“The career I planned versus the career I’ve had”

 James Ehleringer
Distinguished Professor of Biology
University of Utah
 
Thursday, January 14, 2021
At 4:00 PM
Via Zoom

Adelaida Palla

Rising Stars in Metabolism

 “Overcoming the aged niche to promote muscle function”

Adelaida Palla
Sr. Res. Scientist-Basic Life
Microbiology & Immunology – Baxter Labs
Stanford University
 
Thursday, January 14, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS 
Jiangtao Guo, PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Friday, January 15, 2021
at 2:00 PM
 
For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  
Owen N. Witte, MD
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wenjia Gu

Department of Medicinal Chemistry

 “Biosynthesis and pathway engineering of the ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides”

 Wenjia Gu
Dissertation Defense
 
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
At 3:00 PM
Via Zoom
Zilei LiuDepartments of Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

“Exploring Chemical Glycobiology for Cancer Immunotherapy”

Zilei Liu, PhD
Scripps Research Institute
 
Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Via Zoom
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY INTEREST GROUP RIP

“A combined bioinformatics and iPSC-based approach to characterize family with pediatric bipolar disorder.”

Guang Yang
Shcheglovitov Lab
 
Friday, January 22, 2021
At 10:00 AM
Via Zoom
 
For more Information, please email Teresa Upton
 

Zyang Zhang

Departments of Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry

“Chemical synthesis against ‘undruggable’ targets: from bacterial infection to cancer”

Ziyang Zhang, PhD
Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, UCSF
 
Monday, January 25, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Via Zoom

Jiawei Wang

Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
 Jiawei Wang
Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
 
“Drug-free Macromolecular Therapeutics as a B Cell Depletion Strategy”
 
Monday, January 25, 2021
At 1:00 PM
Via Zoom

Global Public Health

Global Public Health Grand Rounds Presenting:
“Society and Sustainable Development - From the perspective of a Non-Profit Organization”
 
Thakur Singh Mejie
Trustee
&
Sustainable Development Team
Mehar Baba Charitable Trust (MBCT)
A Non-Profit Organization (NGO)
Chandigarh, India
 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Via Zoom

Sacnas Game Night

SACNAS

Welcome Back Game Night Social

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
At 6:00 PM
Via Zoom
 

Email sacnas@utah.edu for Zoom details

 

February 2021

GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS

"Fisher's microscope and the costs of genetic complexity"

Jon Seger
School of Biological Sciences
University of Utah
 
Monday, February 1, 2021
at 4:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at

SACNAS

SACNAS Let’s Chat

"New Year’s resolutions and goal/intention setting"

Kamala Ganesh MSW, CSW

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
At 11:00 AM
Via Zoom
 

Email sacnas@utah.edu for Zoom details

CaDeTs

CaDeTS

Mental Health: How to Deal

Four psych interns, Sheilagh Fox, Michael Azarani, CJ Park and Luke Huckaby from the University of Utah Counseling Center will provide a guided discussion targeting our demographic specifically on mental health issues and common feelings and concerns, especially those felt within the past year. They will also provide practical techniques/tips to help us manage stress, anxiety, depression, imposter syndrome, etc., during uncertain times as well as when things return to normal.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Via Zoom
 

Please contact the Bioscience Program Office with questions

Copping with Covid Chaos

THE MINDFULNESS CENTER 

“Coping with Covid Chaos”

This free workshop is designed to help students, staff, & faculty dealing with the chaos of COVID-19. Gain skills to manage distress and low mood, increase self-compassion and strengthen relationships while connecting with others facing these difficult times.

Module 1: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Module 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Module 3: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Via Zoom
 

Participants can join at any time

For more information, please email ganstadt@sa.utah.edu

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  
Colleen McBride, PhD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

NIH

NIH OITE Mental Health Series
 The lecture will include details on physical symptoms of anxiety, as well as common contributors to anxiety including perfectionism, imposter fears, cognitive distortions, and negative self-concept. Culture and anxiety will be highlighted. Importantly, lecturers will provide useful resources to gain further support and information.
 
Thursday, February 4, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST
Via Zoom

Register

DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY INTEREST GROUP RIP

“The role of K3-GABA neurons in learning and memory.”

Arnulfo Tunon-Ortiz
Williams Lab
 
Friday, February 5, 2021
At 10:00 AM
Via Zoom
 
For more Information, please email Teresa Upton
 

Florentine Rutaganira

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY

"Chemical Biology in the Closest Living Relatives of Animals"

Flora Rutaganira
King lab, UC Berkeley
 
Hosted by Greg Ducker 
 
Monday, February 8, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

Tye

THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROBIOLOGY AND ANATOMY
2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIES
 

"Neural Representations of Social Homeostasis"

Kay Tye, PhD
Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
Professor
 
Monday, February 8, 2021
At 4:00 PM

NIH

NIH OITE

“Becoming a Resilient Scientist” series Part VI: Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

In this webinar, we will discuss the mentoring relationship in research environments with a focus on improving your relationship with your PI, finding mentors and on improving communication and interpersonal interactions. The webinar will help clarify what you need from your supervisors and mentors and address how to get what you need from these important interactions.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST
Via Zoom

 

For questions regarding this series, please contact the OITE at OITE@mail.nih.gov

Research Education

OFFICE OF RESEARCH INTEGRITY & COMPLIANCE

Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

This class will provide information to increase your awareness about responsible conduct of research and research integrity. We will identify resources for you on the UU campus, as well as from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and federal Office of Research Integrity to promote research integrity and the responsible conduct of research that you will be able to carry into your career. 

Friday, February 12, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Via Zoom
 

Human Genetics

Human Genetics

Faculty Candidate Seminar

"Uncovering the genetic basis of trait evolution in the blind Mexican cavefish.”       

Dr. Johanna Kowalko
Assistant Professor
Florida Atlantic University
 
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
At 3:00 PM
Via Zoom

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Nabeel M. El-Bardeesy, PhD
Harvard Medical School
 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

CaDeTS

CaDeTS

Project Planning and Follow-through

Join us to hear speakers from different professional backgrounds, describing their idea of project planning and goal setting. The panel members for this session are Minna Roh-Johnson (Assistant Professor, Biochemistry), Kimberely Frizzell (Senior Project Manager PharmaDx at ARUP Laboratories), and Zachary Wilson (Postdoctoral Fellow, Hughes Lab, Dept. of Biochemistry). They will be sharing with us their thought process behind formulating and executing short- and long-term goals.

This will be followed by a Q&A session, so please bring your questions for the panelists.

Wednesday February 17, 2021
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Please contact the Bioscience Program Office with questions

Time Management Workshop: "Beating the Time Trap”

The Graduate School

Beating the Time Trap - Time Management Workshop

Presented by Shad Slaughter

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom
 

Register

Developmental Biology Interest Group RIP

“How do stem cells maintain adult tissues.”

Andrea Sposato
Gagnon Lab
 
Friday, February 19, 2021
At 10:00 AM
Via Zoom
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS 

Jelena Perovanovic, PhD Senior Postdoc, Tantin Lab 

Friday, February 19, 2021
at 2:00 PM
 
For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

Rising Stars

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY

"Uncovering the Molecular Mechanisms of Stress"

Lisa Eshun-Wilson
Lander Lab, Scripps Institute
 
Hosted by Peter Shen
 
Monday, February 22, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

Research Education

OFFICE OF RESEARCH INTEGRITY & COMPLIANCE
Mentoring Roles and Responsibilities
 

Principles of mentoring will be presented including the mutual rights and responsibilities of mentors and trainees. Proper supervision and review will be examined as well as common pitfalls to avoid in mentoring relationships. Strategies will be discussed to enhance responsible mentoring with the ultimate goal of developing successful faculty members.

Friday, February 26, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

March 2021

NIH

NIH OITE MENTAL HEALTH SERIES

Depression and Depressive Disorders 

The lecture will include information on the neuroscience, diagnoses, and effects of depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. The impact the COVID pandemic on depression will be highlighted. Strategies and treatments options for these widespread mood disorders will be presented as well as resources for further support. The webinar will be followed by facilitated small group discussions to explore the topic in greater depth. The webinar and groups are open to trainees, faculty and staff.

Monday, March 1, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:15 PM EST

Rising Stars

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY

"The pioneer factor SOX9 induces chromatin remodeling and transformation in vivo"

Nicholas Gomez
Fuchs Lab, Rockefeller University
 
Hosted by Alex Bott & Jared Rutter
 
Monday, March 1, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom
GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS
“The history of small nuclear RNAs”
 
Demián Cazalla
Department of Biochemistry
University of Utah
 
Monday, March 1, 2021
at 4:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY INTEREST GROUP RIP

“Consequences of prenatal inflammation on developmental hematopoiesis and life-long immunity.”

Diego Lopez,
Beaudin’s Lab
 
Friday, March 5, 2021
At 10:00 AM
Via Zoom
 
For more Information, please email Teresa Upton
 

Work-Life Balance

The Mindfulness Center

A Mindful Approach to Work / Life Balance

Come learn effective coping tools for navigating the responsibilities of different life roles as well as techniques for managing stress and anxiety.

Fridays, March 5, 2021 – March 26, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Via Zoom

Mike Henne

Biochemistry Seminar Series 

"New roles for inter-organelle contacts in metabolism and cell fate"

Mike Henne, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Department of Cell Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
 
Monday, March 8, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  
Miriam Merad, MD, PhD
The Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Research Education

OFFICE OF RESEARCH INTEGRITY & COMPLIANCE

Getting Published: Responsible Authorship and Peer Review 

This course provides an opportunity to reflect on your identity as an author or co-author at the University of Utah as well as in your discipline. The course will help you know when you are an author and copyright owner and distinguish when others are authors and co-copyright owners in light of university and discipline approaches

Friday, March 12, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Via Zoom

Rising Stars

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY
Francisco Sanchez-Rivera
Lowe Lab, MSKCC
 
Hosted by Keren Hilgendorf
 
Monday, March 15, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS 
SCAG symposium Pt. 1

“Fates and Plasticity of Stem and Cancer Cells”

 Wednesday, March 17, 2021
TBD
 
For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS

“Diversity in Personalized Medicine and Pharmacogenomics”

Katrina Claw
Departments of Medicine and Bioinformatics

University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Anschutz

Monday, March 22, 2021
at 12:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 
 
Heather Brandt, PhD
St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children’s Research Hospital
 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Science Talk

Science Talk 2021 Conference

Science Talk is a non-profit that empowers and inspires the science communication community to expand their communication potential and affect the world. We define “science communicator” as anyone who engages in science communication and outreach activities, from graduate students who write a blog, to faculty delivering science café talks, to science of scicomm researchers, scicomm trainers, public information officers, science writers, museum and zoo professionals, YouTube content creators, and more.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – Friday, March 26, 2021
 

Research Education

OFFICE OF RESEARCH INTEGRITY & COMPLIANCE

Rigor, Transparency, and Reproducibility in Research

This course will provide an introduction to the importance of rigor and reproducibility, as well as discuss best practices for establishing rigor and reproducibility across the grant life cycle. NIH policies regarding rigor and reproducibility will be highlighted. 

Friday, March 26, 2021
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Via Zoom

 

April 2021

GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS

“The evolution of seasonal camouflage”

Jeff Good
Division of Biological Sciences
University of Montana
 
Monday, April 5, 2021
at 12:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at

Rising Stars

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY
Nabora Reyes de Mochel
Peng Lab, UCSF
 
Hosted by Ben Myers
 
Monday, April 5, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  
Gloria Coronado, PhD
Oregon Health Science University
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS 
 
SCAG symposium Pt. 2
“Stem Cell-based Platform for Functional Genomics and Drug Discovery”
 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 TBD 

For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS
Anna Di Rienzo
Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago
 
Monday, April 19, 2021
At 12:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at

Rising Stars

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY
Cornelius Taabazuing
Bachovchin Lab, MSKCC
 
Hosted by Michelle Mendoza
 
Monday, April 19, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

 

May 2021

Rising Stars

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY
Christina Towers
UC Boulder, Anschutz
 
Hosted by Martin McMahon
 
Monday, May 3, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom
 

HCI

HUNTSMAN CANCER INSTITUTE

2020-2021 SEMINAR SERIEs 

Wednesdays
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  
Alexander Swarbrick, PhD
Moores Cancer Center Research and Training
 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS

2021 Genetics Training Grant Retreat

Plenary Speakers:
 
Mariana Wolfner
Molecular Biology and Genetics,
Cornell University
 
Doug Menke
Dept of Genetics
University of Georgia
 
Thursday – Friday, May 6 - 7, 2021
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at
Stem Cell
STEM CELL AFFINITY GROUP WEBINARS 
SCAG symposium Pt. 3

“Cell-based Therapies”

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
TBD
  
For more Information, please email Alex Shcheglovitov or 

 

Partnership

GIG
GENETICS TRAINING PROGRAM & GENETICS INTEREST GROUP SEMINARS

“Genomic and ecological interactions across small mammal hybrid zones”

Marjorie Matocq
Dept of Natural Resources & Environmental Science
University of Nevada, Reno
 
Monday, May 17, 2021
at 12:00 PM
Via Zoom
 
Updates will be posted at

Rising Stars

RISING STARS IN CELL BIOLOGY
Yadira Soto-Feliciano
Allis Lab, Rockefeller University
 
Hosted by Trudy Oliver
 
Monday, May 17, 2021
At 2:00 PM
Via Zoom

 

 

Last Updated: 3/1/21