The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Distinguished Lectures in Life Science

Talks showcasing world-class life science research. Unless mentioned otherwise, all seminars are held in Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building on Tuesdays at 4PM. Remote viewers may access seminars live following the links. Information about trouble shooting is provided towards the end of the page.

2017-2018 Lecture Schedule:

Sep 29, 2017, 11AM

Speaker: Dr. Nancy Ip http://iplab.ust.hk/

Title: Understanding the Biology of Alzheimer's Disease-Insights for Development of Therapeutics

Host: Dr. Gong Chen, gongchen@psu.edu

October 10, 2017, 4PM

Speaker: Dr. George Whitesides; http://gmwgroup.harvard.edu/

Title: "Soft Robotics"

Remote viewers can watch the lecture via live-streaming or anytime later at Mediasite: 

http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/5e4da04f1ea14c12882d96df17de28321d

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Host:  Dr. Igor Aronson,  isa12@psu.edu

Nov 7, 2017, 4PM

Speaker: Dr. William Noble https://noble.gs.washington.edu/~wnoble/

Title: "Machine Learning and Statistical Challenges in Protein Mass Spectrometry"

Remote viewers can watch the lecture via live-streaming or anytime later at Mediasite: 

 http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/ead71fb0725648d4aef7331cacd6a7ba1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

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Host: Dr. Qunhua Li, qunhua.li@psu.edu and Dr. Ross Hardison, rch8@psu.edu  

 

Dec 5, 2017, 4PM

Speaker:  Dr. Manoj Duraisingh, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/manoj-duraisingh/

Title: Shutting the Door on Malaria: Red Blood Cell Determinants of Plasmodium infection

Remote viewers can watch the lecture via live-streaming or anytime later at Mediasite: 

http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/c7ecdcdce4404bf9949b6bbbc4dd4bca1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

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Host: Dr. Manuel Llinas manuel@psu.edu and Dr. Scott Lindner, scott.lindner@psu.edu

 

Jan 16, 2018, 4PM

Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Bayles, https://www.unmc.edu/pathology/faculty/bios/bayles.html 

Title: "Bacterial Biofilm and the Essence of Multicellularity"

Remote viewers can watch the lecture via live-streaming or anytime later at Mediasite: 

http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/c7ecdcdce4404bf9949b6bbbc4dd4bca1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

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Host: Dr. Troy Ott tlo12@psu.edu 

 

Feb 13, 2018, 4PM

Speaker: Dr. Michael Fee, http://web.mit.edu/feelab/

Title: Music in the Brain: The Neuronal Control and Learning of Bird Song

Remote viewers can watch the lecture via live-streaming or anytime later at Mediasite: 

http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/e9507e10f09940969ce615f9141...

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Host: Dr. Dezhe Jin, dzj2@psu.edu

 

Feb 27, 2018, 4PM

Speaker: Dr. Luke O'Neil, https://www.tcd.ie/Biochemistry/research/l_o_neill.php

Title: Frontiers in Inflammation Research: from NRLP3 to metabolic reprogramming

Remote access: http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/57246e8940184dd2878576554a811d0a1d?catalog=8376d4b2-4dd1-457e-a3bf-e4cf9163feda

Host: Dr. Sandeep Prabhu, ksp4@psu.edu

 

March 27, 2018, 4PM

Speaker: Dr. Samantha (Mandy) Joye,  http://www.joyeresearchgroup.uga.edu/people/samantha-b-mandy-joye

Title: A Sea of Change: Altered Microbial Dynamics Following the Macondo Oil Well Blowout

Remote access: http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/c37f3373b2184f6fbb2c11aaac2...

Host: Dr. Iliana Baums, baums@psu.edu

 

April 24, 2018, 4PM

Speaker: Dr. Sriram Subramaniam, https://irp.nih.gov/pi/sriram-subramaniam

Title: Atomic Resolution Cryo-EM

Remote access: http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/6ed5b614525e4604be110331776...

Host: Dr. Susan Hafenstein, shafenstein@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

 

April 27, 2018, 9AM

Speaker: Dr. Tristram Wyatt, http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk/people/view/wyatt_td.htm

Title: Success of the Smelliest: How Pheromone Signals Evolve (and do humans have them?)

Remote: http://live.libraries.psu.edu/Mediasite/Play/6300f83d95fd4541b0f7c2cf993...

Host: Dr. Christina Grozinger, cmgrozinger@psu.edu

 

 

Trouble Shooting for Remote Viewers

When viewing a distinguished lecture online your webpage is not only loading video but synching a video with the lecture slides, sometimes it may take a few clicks to make it work.

1) if you receive no error but see the two blank boxes, click on each and see if content starts

2) try reloading the link/page

3) trying a different browser (IE often works better for our recordings but worse for most other uses) 

4) look for an icon asking you for permission to run Flashplayer 

5) check Flashplayer settings (for non-Chrome browers).

If one is planning to view a live presentation, we recommend testing your setup on a previously recorded session. Our catalog is located at live.libraries.psu.edu