Weekly Seminars List

Upcoming Events

November 19, 2021“Microbiome and Cancer Symposium”, Register at https://z.umn.edu/MBandC
April 20-23, 2022“Fifty Years of Reverse Transcriptase”, Held by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.  For more information: https://meetings.cshl.edu/meetings.aspx?meet=biohist&year=22


Dr. Mostafa Zamanian, Assistant Professor
Dept. Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mixing approaches for drug discovery in human parasitic nematodes
11:30am, Zoom Webcast (MICaB Invited Speaker Seminar)
Stephen W. Schondelmeyer, Professor
Dept. Pharmaceutical Care & Health Systems, University of Minnesota
Ensuring a Resilient Drug Supply & Reducing Drug Shortages in the U.S.
12:15pm, Zoom Webcast (CoP Clinical Seminar)
Dr. Benjamin Miller, Dean’s Professor
Dept. Dermatology, University of Rochester Medicinal Center
The “Evolve, Sculpt, Deliver” Approach to RNA-Targeted Compound Discovery
3:30pm, Zoom Webcast (Chemical Biology Colloquium Seminar)
Logan Spicer, Graduate Student (Advisors: Dr. Matthew Clark & Dr. James Luby)
Dept. Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota
Investigating novel de novo meristem induction through a direct delivery gene editing technique in greenhouse grown apple and grape
3:30pm, Zoom Webcast (APS Seminar)


Dr. Eric A. Engels, Senior Investigator
Div. of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics Infections and Immunoepidemiology, National Cancer Institute
9am, Zoom Webcast (MCC Seminar)
Hope Flanagan, Community Outreach and Culture Teacher
Drean of Wild Health
Introduction to Indigenous Cultural Issues
9:45am, Hybrid: 331 Smith Hall / Zoom Webcast (Chemistry Seminar)
Amy Paulson, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. R. Stephanie Huang)
Dept. Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
Discovery and validation of XPO1 inhibition in the treatment of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC)
12:15pm, Mayo A110 (GPP 2nd Year Seminar)
Dr. Beverly Smith-Keiling, Assistant Teaching Professor
Dept. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
Enhancing Our Culture Seminar Series
12:20pm, Zoom Webcast (BMBB Student Seminar)
Jordan Casby, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Stanley Thayer)
Dept. Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
Delineating the mechanisms of NMDA receptor-driven cell death and synapse loss
12:40pm, Mayo A110 (GPP 2nd Year Seminar)
Joel Updyke, Graduate Student (Panyam & Siegel Labs)
Dept. Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota
The Effect of BCD Content and Cross-link Density of Hydrogel Microspheres on the Loading and Release of Hydrophobic Drugs
3pm, Hybrid: 5-125 Moos Tower / Zoom Webcast (Pharmaceutics Seminar)
Email kmjames@umn.edu to request a meeting link
Sunshine A. Van Bael, Associate Professor
School of Science & Engineering, Tulane University
3pm, Zoom Webcast (PMB Seminar)
Mikki Twiggs, Graduate Student (Advisor: Dr. Adam Duerfeldt)
Dept. Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
Hydrazide-containing Oseltamivir Analogues as Influenza Neuraminidase Inhibitors
3:35pm, Hybrid: 1-450 Moos Tower / Zoom Webcast (Medicinal Chemistry Seminar)


Dr. Vadim V. Fedorov, Professor
Dept. Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University Medical Center
Integrated 3D Multimodal Imaging and AI for Mechanistic AF and SND Substrates Treatments
12pm, Zoom Webcast (LHI Seminar)
Lusi Zhang, Graduate Student
Dept. Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
Beyond the Drug-Gene Pair: Polygenic Approaches to Study Disease Risks and Drug Relationships with Cognition in Psychotic Disorders
12:20pm, Hybrid: 1-451 Moos Tower / Zoom Webcast (ECP Seminar)
Meeting ID: 993 3896 4440
Passcode: 9m040u
Dr. Gary Gardner, Emeritus Professor
Dept. Horticultural Science, University of Minnesota
A Non-linear Path Through Plant Science, or Our Life is More Than Our Work, and Our Work is More Than Our Job
3:30pm, Zoom Webcast (Horticulture Seminar)
Dr. Eric Riddell, Assistant Professor
Dept. Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University
3:30pm, Zoom Webcast (EEB Seminar)
Dr. Thu Truong, Postdoctoral Fellow
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Targeting cancer stem cells in therapy resistant ER+ breast cancer
4pm, Hybrid: 2-137 Jackson Hall / Zoom Webcast (BMBB Seminar)


Dr. Suzanne Bart, Professor
Dept. Chemistry, Purdue University
Building Unprecedented Uranium-Nitrogen Multiple Bonds
9:45am, Hybrid: 331 Smith Hall / Zoom Webcast (Chemistry Seminar)
Karunya Kandimalla, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Dept. Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota
Nasal Drug Delivery: Absorption into Blood Versus Brain
11:15am, Zoom Webcast (CODR Seminar)
Dr. Roberta M. O’Connor, Assistant Professor
Dept. Medicine, Tufts Medical Center
Marine drugs for apicomplexan parasites
12pm, Hybrid: 1-110 LRB/MTRF / Zoom Webcast (MICaB Student Seminar)
Dr. John Albeck, Associate Professor
College of Biological Sciences, University of California-Davis
12pm, Zoom Webcast (IBP Seminar)
Dr. Daniela Drummond-Barbosa, Professor
Dept. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns Hopkins University
Control of the Drosophilia germline stem cell lineage by diet, temperature, and whole-body physiology
12:15pm, Zoom Webcast (GCD Seminar)
Dr. Paul Ranelli, Professor
College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota
A Research, Teaching, and Practice Trajectory
3:30pm, Hybrid: 7-193 Weaver-Densford Hall/DL 160 LSci / Zoom Webcast (SAPh Seminar)
Meeting ID: 934 0285 0476
Passcode: 713320
Dr. Bonnie Fleming, Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
Dept. Physics, Yale University
Looking for new physics with neutrinos:  MicroBooNE first results and beyond
3:35pm, Hybrid: B50 / Zoom Webcast (School of Physics and Astronomy)


Dr. Abigail Johnson, Assistant Professor
Div. Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota
Integrating Diet and Microbiome Data
10am, Zoom Webcast (EpiCH Seminar)

Available Job Openings

Synlife Positions - Synlife is a Boston-based startup co-founded by UMn professor Kate Adamala in 2017. We are engineering synthetic cell therapeutics, pioneering synthetic cell platform for biomedical applications. We are looking for a new team member to work on NIH funded project.

Tenure-track Faculty Position at Medical College of Wisconsin