The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Past other talks and seminars

Past other talks and seminars

Upcoming Events
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November 16, 2017 - 3:05pm Giuseppe Lazzarino
(University of Catania)
Metabolic Brain Vulnerability: The (In)Visible Risk Following Concussion
127 Noll Laboratory
November 6, 2017 - 8:00am Keynote Speaker: Nanette Santoro, MD, Professor and E. Stewart Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
(The Penn State Center for Women’s Health Research)
SAVE THE DATE: Women's Health Research Day 2017
October 17, 2017 - 10:00am Various Speakers
(Penn State University)
Materials Day 2017
Nittany Lion Inn Ballroom on Day 1, Millennium Science Complex 3rd Floor Commons on Day 2
October 6, 2017 - 8:00am David D. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
(University of Minnesota)
Biophysical Society's 5th Central PA Regional Networking Meeting
Hershey Medical Center, University Conference Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033
May 10, 2017 - 7:00am Dr. Charles N. Serhan and Dr. Gary D. Wu, Keynote Speakers
(Penn State University Park Campus)
The 36th Summer Symposium - Metabolism, Disease Models and Model Organisms
Berg Auditorium - 100 Huck Life Sciences Building
May 9, 2017 - 11:00am Joe Mascaro
(Planet.com)
Daily Monitoring of the Land Surface of the Earth
Berg Auditorium - 100 Life Sciences Building
May 3, 2017 - 4:00pm Weekly Wednesday Wartik Genomics Seminar speaker Yi Xing
(University of California, Los Angeles)
Elucidating the Complexity of the Mammalian m6A Epitranscriptome
501 Wartik Lab
April 27, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Jianjun Cheng, PhD
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Addressing Delivery Challenges through Controlled Materials Design
135 Reber Building
April 20, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Adam Glick, PhD
(Penn State University)
Using the Mouse Skin to Model Tumor Immune Cell Interactions
135 Reber Building
April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm The Ecology IGDP
(Penn State)
Evolutionary Ecology Research Symposium
301D Life Sciences
April 13, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Ryan Koppes, PhD
(Northeastern University)
Electric Medicine for the Heart: Tools for Maintaining a Balance of the Autonomic Nervous System
135 Reber Building
April 10, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Angela E. Douglas
(Cornell University)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB
108 Wartik Laboratory
April 6, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. James Delattre, PhD
(Penn State University)
Invent Penn State: New Entrepreneurship and Commerialization Support Services for Faculty Research
135 Reber Building
April 3, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Michele Swanson
(University of Michigan Medical School)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB
108 Wartik Laboratory
March 31, 2017 - 11:00am Dr. Irina Ramos
(University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC))
BMMB Career Exposure and Networking Seminar: ”An International Path from Graduate School to the Industry”
W-201 Millennium Science Complex
March 30, 2017 - 12:05pm Jennifer Schneider
(Titan Spine, LLC)
Optimization of Surface Technology for use in Spinal Implants
135 Reber Building
March 27, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Richard J. Sciotti
(Walter Reed Army Institute of Research)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB
108 Wartik Laboratory
March 23, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Ashley Leberfinger, MD
(Penn State Hershey Medical Center)
Generation of 6 Cell Lines from Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells
135 Reber Building
March 20, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Pei-Yong Shi
(University of Texas Medical Branch)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB
108 Wartik Laboratory
March 16, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Yin-Ting Yeh, PhD
(Penn State University)
Ultra-sensitive Virus Detection using a Carbon Nanotube Microdevice
135 Reber Building
March 13, 2017 - 3:30pm Julie Blendy, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine)
Biobehavioral Health Colloquium Series - Sex, drugs, and transgenerational inheritance: Are the kids alright?
Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building.
February 27, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Paul G. Ahlquist
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB Stone Lecture
108 Wartik Laboratory
February 23, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Elizabeth Proctor, Ph.D.
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
BME Seminar Series - From Atoms to Systems: A Multi-Scale Approach to Modeling and Correcting Disease Pathology
135 Reber Building
February 22, 2017 - 4:00pm Weekly Wednesday Wartik Genomics Seminar speakers Thanh Le and Bruce Chen
(Penn State University)
Gut Microbiome Dynamics Under Differentially Fatty Diets AND Investigating L1 Transposition with Functional Data Analysis
501 Wartik Lab
February 21, 2017 - 10:00am Janis Terpenny and Yanming Wang
(Penn State)
The Millennium Cafe
3rd Floor Cafe Commons, Millennium Science Complex
February 20, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Esteban Mazzoni
(New York University)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB
108 Wartik Laboratory
February 16, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Adam Rouse, Ph.D.
(University of Rochester)
BME Seminar Series - Brain-computer Interface for the Hand: Moving Beyond Linear Models
135 Reber Building
February 13, 2017 - 5:00pm Dr. Eva Nogales
(University of California, Berkeley)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB Pollard Lecture
100 Life Sciences Building
February 11, 2017 - 11:00am Dr. Peter J. Hudson
(Huck Institute for the Life Sciences - Penn State University)
2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
100 Thomas Building, Penn State
February 9, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Jennifer Nichols, Ph.D.
(University of Utah)
BME Seminar Series - Predictive Biomechanical Simulations to Improve Treatments for Musculoskeletal Disorders
135 Reber Building
February 8, 2017 - 4:00pm Weekly Wednesday Wartik Genomics Seminar speaker A. Murat Eren
(The University of Chicago)
Genome-resolved metagenomics: A perfect mixture of opportunities and challenges
501 Wartik Lab
February 6, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Stefano Di Talia
(Duke University School of Medicine)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB
108 Wartik Laboratory
February 2, 2017 - 12:05pm Dr. Elisa Arch, Ph.D.
(University of Delaware)
BMB Seminar Series - O.P.EN. Mobility: Orthotics & Prosthetics for Enhanced Mobility
135 Reber Building
February 1, 2017 - 12:20pm Asia Murphy
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Using Camera Traps to Examine How Carnivore Distributions and Interactions Influence White-tailed Deer Fawn Survival and Density
104 Forest Resources Building
January 30, 2017 - 4:00pm Dr. Yimon Aye
(Cornell University)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB
108 Wartik Laboratory
January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm Weekly Wednesday Wartik Genomics Seminar speakers Shefali Setia and Bo Zhang
(Penn State University)
Identifying genetic associations with variability in metabolic health and blood count laboratory values: Diving into the quantitative traits by leveraging longitudinal data from an EHR AND Epigenetic Regulation in T-ALL by Ikaros
501 Wartik Lab
January 25, 2017 - 8:45am Various Speakers
(Huck Institutes and Materials Research Institute)
Common Vision Workshop: Imaging in the Millennium Science Complex
3rd Floor Commons Millennium Science Complex
January 24, 2017 - 11:00am Dr. William R. Jacobs, Jr.
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine & Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
Spring 2017 Seminar Series - BMB Marker Lecture
Foster Auditorium 102 Paterno Library
January 24, 2017 - 9:00am Dr. Kevin Black, M.D. - Opening remarks
(Penn State College of Medcine)
Musculoskeletal Research Symposium
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center in State College - Innovation Park
January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm Center for Medical Genomics Seminar speaker Siyang Zheng
(Penn State University)
NGS for Liquid Biopsy – Analyses of Single Circulating Tumor Cells and Extracellular Vesicles from Blood Samples of Cancer Patients
501 Wartik Lab with videoconnection to room CG628 in Hershey
December 7, 2016 - 12:20pm B. Wren Patton
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Watching the Watchers: How ecology contributes to maintaining fish in captivity
301D Life Sciences
December 2, 2016 - 3:45pm Eric Perreault
(Northwestern University)
The Action Club: Interactive seminars in motor control and coordination
127 Noll Conference Room
November 30, 2016 - 12:20pm Ellen Brandell
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Consequences of a modular social structure on disease dynamics: a case study of Yellowstone wolves
301D Life Sciences
November 16, 2016 - 12:20pm Dustin Owen
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Hot and bothered: maternal stress alters metabolic rate and thermal sensitivity in lizard embryos
301D Life Sciences
November 9, 2016 - 12:20pm Lillian Hill
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Lithological effects on nutrient cycling in temperate forests in central Pennsylvania
301D Life Sciences
November 7, 2016 - 11:53am Richard T.T. Forman
(Stuckeman School - 2016 Landscape Architecture John R. Bracken Fellow)
Urban Ecology Science, Resources Next to Cities, and Where to Add a Billion People
Stuckeman Family Building Jury Space (First Floor)
November 2, 2016 - 12:20pm Ben Vizzachero
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Mechanisms of Fruit Choice in Birds
301D Life Sciences
October 28, 2016 - 3:45pm Rick Gilmore
(Penn State)
The Action Club: Interactive seminars in motor control and coordination
127 Noll Conference Room
October 26, 2016 - 12:20pm Braulio de Almeida Assis
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Female lizards with male-typical ornamentation have survival-enhancing strategies to offset reproductive costs
301D Life Sciences
October 14, 2016 - 3:45pm Andrew Spence
(Temple University)
The Action Club: Interactive seminars in motor control and coordination
127 Noll Conference Room
October 12, 2016 - 12:20pm Asia Murphy
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Aliens Among Us: How Exotic Predators Influence the Distribution of Native Species in Northeastern Madagascar
301D Life Sciences
October 5, 2016 - 12:20pm Kelly Derham
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Sustaining mixed oak forests in Pennsylvania: Identifying ecological and management factors that affect oak regeneration 10 years after overstory removals
301D Life Sciences
September 30, 2016 - 3:45pm Marco Santello
(Arizona State University)
The Action Club: Interactive seminars in motor control and coordination
127 Noll Conference Room
September 28, 2016 - 12:20pm Ismaiel Szink
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Root and fungal exudates: Facultative or fixed
301D Life Sciences
September 23, 2016 - 8:30am T Richard Nichols, Thomas Roberts, and Timothy Cope
(Georgia Tech, Brown University, Georgia Tech)
CMOST Research Symposium: Comparative approaches to understanding the neuromechanics of posture and movement
Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
September 21, 2016 - 12:20pm Spencer Carran
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Unintended consequences of control for Zika virus
301D Life Sciences
September 14, 2016 - 12:20pm David Muñoz
(Penn State)
Ecology Colloquium Series - Patterns and drivers of spatial variation in mourning dove recruitment across the United States
301D Life Sciences
September 9, 2016 - 3:45pm Yanxi Liu
(Penn State)
Action Club Seminar: Machine Learning for Human Motion Analysis and Synthesis
127 Noll Conference Room
September 8, 2016 - 3:00pm Dr. Beata Mickiewicz
(Bio-NMR-Centre, Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada)
“Metabolomics of sepsis: from metabolic data to clinical diagnosis and mortality prediction”
Millennium Science Complex, W201
May 19, 2016 - 9:00am (1) Keynote speaker Anna DiRienzo (2) Junior Investigator speaker Heather Lawson (3) Junior Investigator speaker Melissa Wilson Sayres
(1) University of Chicago (2) Washington University (3) Arizona State University)
The Retreat of the Center for Medical Genomics
100 Life Sciences (Berg Auditorium)
May 10, 2016 - 4:00pm Dr. Nina G. Jablonski
(Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center)
Skin Pigmentation and Modern Human Life: How the Evolution of a Phenotypic Trait Illustrates the Ill Consequences of Modernity
Junker Auditorium
April 26, 2016 - 10:00am Janice Endsley, PhD
(Penn State)
Highly Infectious disease (BSL-3) Faculty Candidate - Janice Endsley Visit April 25-27
118 Agricultural Sciences (ASI)
April 26, 2016 - 10:00am Dr. Janice Endsley
(Penn State)
Role of Inflammation in Microbial Synergy between HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis
118 ASI Building (Agricultural Sciences & Industries Bldg.) 11:00 am – Chalk Talk (future research plans)
April 21, 2016 - 4:00pm Emily Davenport
(Penn State Huck Institute of the Life Sciences)
The Role of Host Genetics in Determining Gut Microbiome Composition
102 Chemistry Building
January 13, 2016 - 4:00pm Rich DeMarco
(Application Scientist, EMD Millipore)
Amnis FlowSight: Imaging Flow Cytometry for Insightful Cellular Analysis
W-201 Millennium Science Complex
December 3, 2015 - 2:00pm Tom Kelly
(10X Genomics)
10X Genomics
MSC W306
September 29, 2015 - 4:00pm David A. Tirrell
(California Institute of Technology)
A Polymer Chemist's Perspective on Protein Science and Engineering
Berg Auditorium (100 Life Sciences)
September 16, 2015 - 10:00am Biao He
(University of Georgia )
Virus, Vaccine and Therapy
W-201 Millennium Science Complex
August 11, 2015 - 12:00pm Tim Allison
(Labcyte Inc. (lunch will be provided))
Liquid Handling Reimagined
W-201 Millennium Science Complex
March 28, 2015 - 1:30pm Janet Vergis and Eric Sharps
(Penn State Science )
Funding Biotechnology
Room W203 Millennium Science Complex
March 26, 2015 - 4:30pm Dr. Barbara Entwisle
(Vice Chancellor for Research and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill )
Penn State Symposium on Health and Environment Interactions
BBH Building Pike Auditorium, Room 22
March 26, 2015 - 9:00am Panel Discussions
(Office of Industrial Partnerships)
SBIR/STTR Grants Workshop
Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom C
March 9, 2015 - 8:00am 2 Day Workshop
(E. coli Reference Center at Penn State and the US Department of Agriculture)
International Workshop on Emerging Approaches for Typing, Detection, and Characterization of Escherichia coli
Nittany Lion Inn
March 5, 2015 - 4:00pm Dr. Allan King
(University of Guelph)
Hill Seminar- Why the Sex of Cells is Important
100 Life Science Berg Auditorium
April 22, 2014 - 3:00pm Evan Eichler
(University of Washington)
Resolving the Complex Organization of Human Genome Using SMRT Sequencing Technology
HUB Auditorium, 117 John Bill Freeman Auditorium
March 20, 2014 - 4:00pm Roy Parker
(HHMI Investigator, University of Colorado, Boulder)
Regulation of translation and degradation of RNAs in Eukaryotic Cells
100 Life Sciences, Berg Auditorium
February 25, 2014 - 12:00pm Hernan Garcia
(Princeton University)
How, When, and Where in Pattern Formation: Spying on Embryonic Development One Molecule at a Time
339 Davey Laboratory
February 18, 2014 - 12:00pm Askin Kocabas
(Harvard University)
Controlling Neural Dynamics to Evoke Complex Behaviors in C. elegans
339 Davey Laboratory
January 28, 2014 - 1:00pm James Thompson
(George Mason University)
Seeing Other People: Brain Mechanisms for the Perception of Social Stimuli
127 Moore Building
January 13, 2014 - 3:30pm Christine Heim
(Humboldt University Berlin)
Neurobiological Consequences of Childhood Trauma
Ruth Pike Auditorium, 022 Biobehavioral Health Building
December 6, 2013 - 4:05pm Nikki Shariat (Edward Dudley lab, Penn State): Introduction to CRISPR. Yinong Yang (Penn State): Implementing CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in plants. Kate O Connor Giles (Wisconsin): Implementing CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in Drosophila. 100 Life Sciences, Berg Auditorium
November 15, 2013 - 2:00am David G Heckel
(Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany)
QTL mapping in Lepidoptera: The search for genes conferring resistance to Bt toxins and for determining male response to sex pheromones
317 Mueller Laboratory
November 12, 2013 - 12:15pm Andy Larrea
(PacBio)
Applications of Single Molecule, Real-Time (SMRT) Sequencing
301D Huck Life Sciences Building
November 12, 2013 - 11:00am Aleksandra (Sesa) Slavkovic
(Penn State)
Privacy preserving data sharing for genome-wide association studies
519 Wartik Lab, with video to Hershey Room CG628
November 5, 2013 - 4:00pm George I Mias
(Stanford University School of Medicine)
Integrative Dynamic Omics for Personalized Medicine
100 Life Sciences, Berg Auditorium, VC to Hershey COM CG623
June 20, 2013 - 10:00am 108 Wartik Laboratory
May 23, 2013 - 2:00pm Kathy Lee
(Affymetrix)
Synergies Between Next-Generation Sequencing and Microarrays
108 Wartik Laboratory
February 7, 2013 - 4:00pm Alonso Aguirre
(Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation)
Conservation Medicine, One Health or EcoHealth: Bridging Disciplines to Address Infectious Disease Emergence and the Impacts of Globalization
100 Life Sciences Building, (Berg Auditorium)
January 22, 2013 - 2:00pm Learn about REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) to support your research data collection needs. 707 Oswald Tower
January 8, 2013 - 11:00am Paul Medvedev
(Penn State)
Computational Approaches for High-Throughput Sequencing Data
519 Wartik Lab, with video to Hershey Room CG624E
December 13, 2012 - 4:00pm Alonso Aguirre
(Smithsonian Mason School of Conservation)
Conservation Medicine, One Health or EcoHealth: Bridging Disciplines to Address Infectious Disease Emergence and the Impacts of Globalization
100 Life Sciences Building, (Berg Auditorium)
December 7, 2012 - 11:00am Aleksandar Rajkovic
(University of Pittsburgh)
Molecular determinants of reproductive life span
324 Agriculture Science and Industry Building
November 27, 2012 - 4:00pm Scott Edwards
(Harvard University)
Molecular Ecology in the 21st Century: Genomic Foundations of an Integrative Science
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
November 16, 2012 - 11:00am Melissa Pepling
(Syracuse University)
Uncovering Mechanisms Regulating Mammalian Oocyte Development
324 ASI
October 2, 2012 - 1:00pm Stephen Redpath
(University of Aberdeen, UK)
Role of Ecology in Resolving Conservation Conflicts
108 Wartik Laboratory Auditorium
May 10, 2012 - 2:00pm Spencer Behmer
(Texas A&M)
The effects of endosymbionts, parasites, and pathogens on host feeding: a nutritional perspective
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
May 9, 2012 - 4:00pm Naomi Pierce
(Harvard University)
The herbivore s dilemma: never enough nitrogen
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
May 9, 2012 - 3:00pm Wolfgang Miller
(Medical University of Vienna)
Bugs and drugs and speciation: the impact of symbiotic Wolbachia on Drosophila development, sexual behavior and speciation
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
May 9, 2012 - 2:00pm John Burand
(University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Pathology and replication of the sexually transmitted insect virus HzNV-2
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
April 24, 2012 - 2:30pm Morris Agaba
(Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology)
Germs, Genes and Iron: The Adaptive Responses in Animals Infected with Trypanosomes
W203 Millennium Science Complex
April 4, 2012 - 1:00pm Nicholas Zachariades
(Duane Morris LLP)
Trends, Practices and Benefits of Participating in the Patent Process
W306 Millennium Science Complex
March 16, 2012 - 11:30am Eduardo Carrillo
(Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica)
Jaguar s Conservation in Costa Rica, Advances and Challenges
108 Wartik Laboratory
March 6, 2012 - 10:30am Michael Christiaens
(Affymetrix)
Penn State-Genomics Core Facility Seminar: Come learn what s new at Affymetrix
108 Wartik Lab, Video Conferenced to CG624E Hershey
February 25, 2012 - 11:00am Jonathan Lynch
(Penn State University)
Roots of the Second Green Revolution
100 Thomas Building
February 23, 2012 - 4:00pm Nicole Steinmetz
(Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine)
Green Nanomedicine: From Black-Eyed Peas to Nanotechnology
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
February 18, 2012 - 11:00am Bruce McPheron
(Penn State University)
Feeding the Future: From the Lab Bench to the Dinner Table
100 Thomas Building
February 11, 2012 - 11:00am David Hughes
(Penn State University)
Novel Solutions to Complex Diseases for Subsistence Agriculture
100 Thomas Building
February 4, 2012 - 11:00am Marilyn Roossinck
(Penn State University)
The Good Bugs: Why Agriculture Needs Microbes
100 Thomas Building
January 28, 2012 - 11:00am Christina Grozinger
(Penn State University)
The Global Pollinator Crisis
100 Thomas Building
January 21, 2012 - 11:00am Nina Fedoroff
(Penn State University)
Where Will the Food Come From in a Hotter, More Crowded World?
100 Thomas Building
January 10, 2012 - 4:00pm Erik Shapiro
(Yale University)
Functional MRI of Stem Cell Migration
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
November 17, 2011 - 4:00pm Ellen Bialystok
(York University, Canada)
Reshaping the Mind: The Benefits of Bilingualism
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
October 20, 2011 - 12:00pm Tim Coulson
(Imperial College, UK)
Population Dynamics, Life History, Population and Quantitative Genetics in Yellowstone Wolves
306A/306B Millennium Science Complex
September 28, 2011 - 4:00pm Jason Stajich
(UC Riverside)
Phylogenomic Studies of Fungal Pathogen Evolution
101 Althouse Laboratory
July 22, 2011 - 9:00am Michael Crowley
(National Renewal Energy Lab (NREL))
Cellulose, Cellulases, and Cellulosomes: Insights from Molecular Simulations
108 Wartik Laboratory
June 28, 2011 - 9:00am Carl Ottosen
(Aarhus University, Denmark)
Dynamic Climate Management in Greenhouses: How to Use Responses of Plants
217 Forest Resources Bldg
June 14, 2011 - 4:00pm Shane Burgess
(Mississippi State University)
GOing from Data to Knowledge: Systems Biology in Agriculture
110 Wartik Laboratory
May 19, 2011 - 11:00am Alexandre V. Morozov
(Rutgers)
Biophysical Models of Chromatin Structure and Energetics
111 Wartik Laboratory
May 11, 2011 - 4:00pm Dennis W. Metzger
(Albany Medical College)
Secondary Bacterial Infections as the Primary Cause of Death from Influenza
101 ASI
April 21, 2011 - 4:00pm Michael K. Skinner
(Washington State University)
Epigenetic Transgenerational Actions of Environmental Compounds on Disease and Evolution: The Ghosts in Your Genome
100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium)
February 27, 2011 - 10:00am An annual networking conference for students, post-docs, faculty, and professionals in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Organized by the Graduate Women in Science. Nittany Lion Inn, State College PA
February 26, 2011 - 11:00am Matt Thomas
(Penn State)
Climate Change and Disease
100 Thomas Building
February 19, 2011 - 11:00am Matthew Ferrari
(Penn State)
On the Eve of Eradication? Outbreak Dynamics and Vaccine Policy in the Developing World
100 Thomas Building
February 12, 2011 - 11:00am Mary Poss
(Penn State)
Viruses: Friends or Foes?
100 Thomas Building
February 5, 2011 - 11:00am Vivek Kapur
(Penn State)
Vaccines in the 21st Century
100 Thomas Building
January 29, 2011 - 11:00am Andrew Read
(Penn State)
The Future of Infectious Disease in a Pharmaceutical Age
100 Thomas Building
January 22, 2011 - 11:00am Peter Hudson
(Penn State)
Just When You Thought You Were Safe . . . New Emerging Diseases Appear
100 Thomas Building
December 15, 2010 - 2:00pm John Hevko
(AB SCIEX)
AB Sciex s Triple TOF 5600 - a Versatile Platform for Metabolomics
301A Chemistry Building
December 3, 2010 - 2:30pm The Huck Institutes Cytometry Facility-UP is offering a general introductory lecture covering flow cytometry basics 301D Life Sciences Building
October 12, 2010 - 3:30pm Rahul Kulkarni
(Virginia Tech)
Stochastic Gene Expression and Regulation by Small RNAs: Models and Applications
339 Davey Laboratory
October 12, 2010 - 11:30am Satya Saxena
(Protea Bioscience Inc., West Virginia)
Bridging Proteomics and Systems Biology to Uncover Hidden Molecular Fingerprints
301D Life Sciences Bldg.
September 25, 2010 - 10:00am Peter Hudson
(Penn State)
Expecting the Unexpected: Threats from Emerging Diseases
Nittany Lion Inn
September 22, 2010 - 11:00am Tatiana Laremore
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
High-resolution Mass Spectrometry in Proteoglycomics
301D Life Sciences Building
September 16, 2010 - 4:00pm An overview of the instrumentation and services available from the Genomics Core facility at Penn State. A must for anyone new to submit samples to this facility. 100 Life Sciences (Berg Auditorium)
July 30, 2010 - 2:00pm David Stanford
(Penn State College of Medicine)
tRNA processing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
301D Life Sciences Building
July 23, 2010 - 2:00pm Aprille Seidel
(Beckman Research Institute)
The Challenges of Achieving Protective Immunization after Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
301D Life Sciences Bldg UP
July 6, 2010 - 11:00am Andrew Patterson
(National Cancer Institute)
Metabolomic Applications in Translational and Biological Research
102 Chemistry Building
May 14, 2010 - 1:00pm Girish S. Kirimanjeswara
(Albany Medical College)
Francisella tularensis: A model intracellular pathogen to unravel dynamic host-pathogen interactions
324 ASI
April 6, 2010 - 4:00pm Eva Harris
(University of California, Berkeley)
Viral and Host Determinants of Dengue Fitness and Virulence
100 Life Sciences Bldg (Berg Auditorium)
March 2, 2010 - 4:00pm Damian Van Rossum
(Penn State University)
Welcome to the Twilight-Zone of Sequence Similarity
100 Life Sciences Bldg (Berg Auditorium)
February 25, 2010 - 2:00pm Joel Miller
(Harvard University)
Impact of Small-Scale Details on SIR Epidemics
114 McAllister Building
February 15, 2010 - 11:30am Marilyn Roossinck
(The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)
Virus Ecology from Pathogens to Mutualists
108 Wartik Laboratory, CG623 Hershey
January 20, 2010 - 11:30am Paul Esker
(University of Wisconsin)
Building a Staircase: Assessing Risk and Its Impact on Field Crop Production and Disease Management
100 Life Sciences Bldg. (Berg Auditorium)
January 14, 2010 - 4:00pm Jason Rasgon
(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health)
Implicating the Vector: The Link Between Mosquito Population Genetics and Pathogen Invasion
100 Life Sciences (Berg Auditorium), Video Conference to HY CG623
December 10, 2009 - 4:00pm Ananias Escalante
(Arizona State University)
Title to be announced
December 1, 2009 - 7:00pm Judge John E. Jones III
(U.S. District Court Middle District)
Our Constitution s Intelligent Design
100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium)
November 30, 2009 - 11:30am Jason Rasgon
(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health)
Implicating the Vector: The Link Between Mosquito Population Genetics and Pathogen Invasion
108 Wartik, Video Conference to HY CG623
November 17, 2009 - 4:00pm David Sattelle
(University of Oxford)
Functional Genomics: Applications in Human Health, Animal Health and Crop Protection
100 Life Sciences Bldg (Berg Auditorium), Hershey CG623
November 10, 2009 - 4:00pm On and On...The Origin of Species: 150 Years Old and Still Dangerous, Still Great 100 Life Sciences Bldg. (Berg Auditorium)
November 9, 2009 - 12:00pm Jason Rohr
(University of South Florida)
Parasites, Pollution and Climate Change: A Dangerous Brew for Amphibians and Aquatic Communities
108 Wartik Laboratory, Hershey CG623
November 2, 2009 - 11:30am Jacob Koella
(Imperial College, London UK)
Using microsporidians to drive evolution to insecticide-sensitivity
108 Wartik Laboratory, Hershey CG623
October 19, 2009 - 9:00am Vandana Kalia
(Emory University School of Medicine)
Regulation of memory T cell differentiation
118 ASI
October 15, 2009 - 4:00pm Marcel Salathe
(Stanford University)
Dynamics and control of diseases in networks with community structure
101 Althouse Laboratory
September 29, 2009 - 4:00pm Dale Clayton
(University of Utah)
Coevolutionary ecology of birds and parasite communities
100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium)
September 28, 2009 - 12:10pm Mingtao Zeng
(University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry)
The changing epidemiology of pneumococcal otitis media and new strategy for development of pneumococcal vaccine
108 Wartik Laboratory, Hershey CG623
September 24, 2009 - 1:00pm Surojit Sarkar
(Emory University School of Medicine)
Differentiation of T cell memory to pathogens and vaccines
118 ASI
September 3, 2009 - 12:00pm Sarah Bush
(University of Kansas)
Ecology of host specificity: from co-evolution to conservation
118 Ag Science & Industries (ASI)
May 1, 2009 - 8:00pm Tim Killeen
(NSF)
Challenges and opportunities in the geosciences
22 Dieke
April 30, 2009 - 3:00pm James Holland-Jones
(Stanford University)
Anthropological Perspectives on Networks and Epidemics Stopping Rules, Chimpanzee Sex, and Betweenness Variance
100 Life Sciences Building (Berg Auditorium)
April 9, 2009 - 4:00pm Robert Pennock
(Michigan State University)
Design by Darwin: How Digital Evolution is Extending the Darwinian Revolution
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Bldg
February 3, 2009 - 4:00pm David Bartel
(MIT)
MicroRNA target recognition and regulatory functions in mammals
101 Althouse Laboratory
February 3, 2009 - 12:30pm David Bartel
(MIT)
Small regulatory RNAs in plants and animals
102 Chemistry Building
February 2, 2009 - 6:00pm David Bartel
(MIT)
New roles for RNA in biology, biotechnology, and medicine
100 Life Sciences Bldg (Berg Auditorium)
January 28, 2009 - 4:00pm David Cavalier
(Michigan State University)
Identification of Genes Involved in Xyloglucan Biosynthesis
101 Althouse Laboratory
January 14, 2009 - 3:30pm Mark Newman
(University of Michigan)
Networks and Influence
113 IST, Cybertorium
December 3, 2008 - 4:00pm Manfred Denker
(Penn State)
Self-organized criticality in neuronal data
501 Wartik Laboratory, commons area
November 5, 2008 - 12:10pm Nipam Patel
(University of California, Berkley)
The Evolution of Animal Body Patterning
317 Mueller
November 3, 2008 - 4:00pm Michael Grusak
(Baylor College of Medicine, USDA-ARS Children's Research Center)
Improving micronutrient status in humans: Efforts linking agriculture with human nutrition
S-207 Henderson
October 30, 2008 - 12:30pm Laura Kiessling
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Chemical strategies for controlling cell fate decision
102 Chemistry Building
October 29, 2008 - 4:00pm Laura Kiessling
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Chemical probes of carbohydrate biosynthesis in mycobacteria
102 Chemistry Building
October 28, 2008 - 8:00pm Laura Kiessling
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Exploring and Exploiting the Biological Roles of Carbohydrates with Chemistry
101 Thomas Building
October 27, 2008 - 3:35pm Sarven Sabunciyan
(Johns Hopkins University)
Gene environment interactions in psychiatric disorders - a molecular perspective
211 E. Health and Human Development Bldg.
October 22, 2008 - 12:00pm Tom Holder
(Pro-Test)
Animal extremism and biomedical research: experiences of a pro-research student
101 ASI
October 15, 2008 - 4:00pm Anton Nekrutenko
(Penn State)
Evolving Dual Coding
101 Althouse Laboratory
October 3, 2008 - 12:20pm Peter Hudson
(Penn State University)
The dualities of life and reproduction: The Huck Institutes of Life Sciences & the consequences of reduced reproduction for free living animal populations
324 ASI
October 3, 2008 - 11:10am Daniel Gruner
(University of Maryland)
Dirty Little Secret: the underappreciated role of entomopathogenic nematodes in soil food webs and plant community dynamics
107 ASI
October 1, 2008 - 3:35pm Dean Ho
(Northwestern University)
Title to be announced
September 18, 2008 - 4:00pm Anil Vullikanti
(Virginia Tech)
Epidemics on Large Social Contact Graphs: Algorithmic Challenges
100 Life Sciences Building
August 12, 2008 - 4:00pm Nick Talbot
(University of Exeter, Exeter, UK)
Investigating the Biology of Plant Infection by the Rice Blast Fungus Magnaporthe grisea using Functional Genomics
100 Thomas Building
June 25, 2008 - 11:10am Ted Farmer
(University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
The jasmonate signaling pathway and the red/green (animal/plant) balance in nature
101 ASI
June 24, 2008 - 4:00pm Aravinda Chakravarti
(Johns Hopkins University Medical School)
Title to be announced
100 Life Sciences Building, Berg Auditorium
May 15, 2008 - 9:00am Manujendra Ray
(Penn State University)
The RON receptor Tyrosine Kinase, a negative regulator of Interferon-y and endotoxin induced macrophage activation
324 ASI
May 14, 2008 - 12:00pm Richard Samkurashvili
(Ariadne Genomics Inc)
Demonstration of the Pathway Studio software for Gene Expression
301D Life Sciences Building
May 9, 2008 - 2:30pm William Conner
(Wake Forest University)
Sound strategies: acoustic aposematism, mimicry, and sonar jamming in the bat-moth arms race
101 ASI
May 6, 2008 - 2:30pm Mike Thompson
(University of Toronto, Canada)
Label-free detection of biochemical interactions using vibrational and Kelvin fields
100 Life Sciences Building/Berg Auditorium
May 2, 2008 - 2:30pm Bill Hansson
(Max Planck Institute of Chemical Ecology, Germany)
Drosophila olfaction in pollination: function and evolution
101 ASI
April 29, 2008 - 5:00pm Amory Lovins
(Rocky Mountain Institute)
Whole system thinking and radical energy efficiency
HUB-Robeson Auditorium
April 29, 2008 - 11:30am C. David Allis
(Rockefeller University)
The marriage of covalent and non-covalent mechanisms of chromatin remodeling: until gene activation do us part
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
April 28, 2008 - 6:00pm C. David Allis
(Rockefeller University)
Translating the histone code: a tale of tails
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
April 28, 2008 - 3:30pm Marty B. Dickman
(Texas A&M University)
Death be not proud: Modulation of programmed cell death for disease/stress tolerance in plants
112 Buckhout
April 25, 2008 - 10:10am Richard Dixon
(Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation)
Gene discovery and metabolic engineering in plant phenylpropanoid biosynthesis
101 ASI
April 24, 2008 - 6:30pm Robert N. Proctor
(Stanford University)
The cigarette in global lung history: How flue curing, matches, mechanization, and mass marketing led to mass death and deception
124 Sparks Building/Registration required
April 24, 2008 - 4:00pm Robert Proctor
(Stanford University)
The secular sacred in archaeological preservation ethics: academic enclosures, chimpanzee artifacts, and conflicting epistemologies of loot
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
April 24, 2008 - 4:00pm Susan Hardin
(President of Visigen and PSU alumnus)
Real-time DNA sequencing: The NEXT Next-Gen sequencer
108 Wartik Laboratory
April 22, 2008 - 4:00pm Madhu Reddy
(Penn State)
Examining the role of information technology in health care: a socio-technical perspective
100 Life Sciences, University Park; Room E308 Olmsted Building, Harrisburg; Room GC628, Hershey
April 21, 2008 - 4:00pm Anne C. Hart
(Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cancer Center)
Soluble-Notch Ligands Regulate Development and Adult Behavior
April 17, 2008 - 4:00pm William Eddy
(Carnegie Mellon University)
Magnetoencephalography and the Hunt for HFO S
100 Thomas Building
April 17, 2008 - 4:00pm David McMillen
(University of Toronto)
Quantitative studies of bacterial gene expression: Of cells and beakers
107 Osmond Laboratory
April 15, 2008 - 4:00pm Daniel Dennett
(Tufts University)
From animal to person: how cultural evolution builds our minds
100 Life Sciences/Berg Auditorium
April 14, 2008 - 1:30pm Stefan Schulz
(Institute of Organic Chemistry, TU Braunschweig, Germany)
Cuticle and silk of arthropods: chemistry and chemical ecology
101 ASI
April 10, 2008 - 10:00am Francis J. Doyle III
(University of California, Santa Barbara)
Robust timekeeping in circadian rhythm: From genes to cells to systems
102 Chemistry, University Park
April 9, 2008 - 4:00pm Norbert Kaminski
(Michigan State University)
Suppression of humoral immune responses by 2, 3, 7, 8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin involves deregulation of the B cell differentiation program
101 ASI
April 4, 2008 - 2:00pm Daniel Huson
(Tuebingen University, Germany)
Methods for metagenome analysis
5th floor, Wartik Lab
April 3, 2008 - 7:00pm Maeve Leakey
(Stony Brook University and National Geographic Society)
Who owns the bones? Pondering the ethical issues surrounding the recovery and display of ancient human remains
The Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom C
March 20, 2008 - 4:00pm Marc Feldman
(Stanford University)
The meaning of modern human genetic variation
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building/ CG624F, Hershey
March 19, 2008 - 7:00pm Marc Feldman
(Stanford University)
Genomic ancestry of humans and mycobacterium tuberculosis
110 Wartik Lab
March 19, 2008 - 4:00pm Carol Rouzer
(Vanderbilt University)
Exploring macrophage arachidonic acid metabolism through global lipid profiling
101 ASI
March 18, 2008 - 4:00pm Nancy Thomson
(University of North Carolina)
Total internal reflection with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy
102 Chemistry Building
March 7, 2008 - 1:15pm Iain Couzin
(Princeton)
Collective motion and decision-making in animal groups
510A Mueller Lab
March 6, 2008 - 4:00pm Gisli Palsson
(University of Iceland)
Biosocial relations of production: The bio-graphies of body parts
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
February 25, 2008 - 1:30pm Steven S. Schiff
(Penn State)
A paradigm for sustainable health engineering
404 Old Main, Room E306 Olmsted Building, Harrisburg, Room CG624E, Hershey
February 21, 2008 - 4:00pm Janet Chernela
(University of Maryland)
Keeping time: genes, wives, and history in Yanomami blood collections and the debates about them
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
January 24, 2008 - 7:00pm Brian Fagan
(University of California, Santa Barbara)
Who owns the past? An archaeologist looks at stakeholders, tourism, and cultural heritage
The Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom C
December 4, 2007 - 4:00pm Barry Marshall
(Penn State and University of Western Australia)
Helicobacter pylori: the origins of a Nobel Prize
Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Science Building/Hershey Lecture Room D
November 29, 2007 - 4:15pm John Hildebrand
(University of Arizona)
Explorations of a simple olfactory system
112 Forestry Resources Building
November 15, 2007 - 4:00pm Thomas Gardner
(Penn State)
Orchestrating a cure for diabetic retinopathy
Hospital Auditorium, HMC (videoconferenced to 100 Life Sciences Building, University Park)
November 5, 2007 - 8:00pm Roald Hoffmann
(Cornell University)
One culture, or the commonalities and differences between the arts and the sciences
104 Keller Building
October 22, 2007 - 3:00pm Vanessa Hays
(Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, Australia)
SNPing away at prostate cancer
Wartik Laboratory, 5th floor meeting area
October 17, 2007 - 12:00pm Peter Hudson
(Penn State)
Emerging diseases: a cause for panic or a time for science?
The lobby of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center
October 15, 2007 - 5:30pm Sean Caroll
(University of Wisconson)
The making of the fittest: DNA and evolution in action
112 Kern Building
October 15, 2007 - 2:30pm Christian Borgemeister
(ICIPE, Kenya)
Some highlights of chemical ecology research at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
101 ASI
September 28, 2007 - 11:00am Ted Turlings
(University of Neuchatel, Switzerland)
Exploiting scents of distress: herbivore-induced plant odours and the prospects of using them in the control of agricultural pests
101 ASI
September 21, 2007 - 12:00pm Dave Piston
(Vanderbilt University)
Imaging the molecular mechanisms of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion
Room 210 Hallowell