Spring 2014 Departmental Research Seminar-Department of Biological Sciences - Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2014 Departmental Research Seminar

Seminars are held in the Conference Room of the Mellon Institute at
12:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise indicated.






Dr. Shipra Vaishnava

Immune regulation of host-microbial interactions in the gut
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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.

Dr. Gretchen Diehl

*Rescheduled to 1/29 at 3:30 p.m.*

The integration of microbiota-derived signals to regulate intestinal immunity
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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
1/29 Andrew Ewald, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Collective invasion in breast cancer requires a conserved basal epithelial program
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Robert Murphy, Ph.D.
2/5 David D. Boehr, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University
Dynamic amino acid networks in enzyme catalysis
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Gordon Rule, Ph.D.
2/12 Robert Lee, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Bitter taste receptors are sentinels of innate immunity
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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
Samuel Young, Ph.D., The Max Planck Florida Institute

Uncovering the molecular mechanisms that regulate the availability and resupply of synaptic vesicles for information transfer
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Alison Barth, Ph.D.

Michael Behnke, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine

Mapping and characterizing virulence factors in the parasite Toxoplasma gondii
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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
Kevin Fox, Ph.D., Cardiff University

Functional dichotomy in experience-dependent plasticity among cellular subtypes of cortical layer V
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Sandra Kuhlman, Ph.D.

3/5 Women in Science Seminar: Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., Yale University
Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and behavior: distinct cholinergic mechanisms underlying regulation of food intake and corticothalamic development
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Student-invited Seminar Series
No Seminar due to Spring Break

Dr. Sarah Gaffen, Univeristy of Pittsburgh

Out of the mouths of babes (and mice): Interleukin-17 signal transduction and fungal immunity
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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
Chris Lowe, Ph.D., Stanford University

New perspectives of animal body evolution from hemichordate developmental biology
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Veronica Hinman, Ph.D.
Erica Stone, Ph.D., University of California San Diego
Regulation of helper T cell differentiation and function by FOXO1, a key metabolic transcription factor
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Aaron Mitchell, Ph.D.
Alan Russell, Ph.D., Highmark Distinguished Career Professor, The Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, Carnegie Mellon University Polymer-based Protein Engineering
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Manuel Llinás Ph.D., Penn State University

Transcriptional Regulation and Metabolism in Malaria Parasites
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Luisa Hiller, Ph.D.

Victor Faundez, M.D., Ph.D., Emory University
Endosome Mechanisms of Schizophrenia Susceptibility Genes
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Manojkumar Puthenveedu, Ph.D.
Jim Surmeier, Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Impaired TrkB receptor signaling underlies corticostriatal dysfunction in Huntington’s disease Aryn Gittis, Ph.D.