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Departmental Seminars

To nominate a speaker: Verify availability of the date on the future or current schedule, then contact Lars Plate to schedule the speaker. Please include an email address for your speaker.

Click a link below to see a full listing of the Seminar Series schedules

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are held at 4:10pm on Mondays during the academic year in the Biological Sciences/MRB III Lecture Hall, room 1220, located on the first floor of BSCI/MRBIII, just to the right of the main first floor entrance (Latecomers may wish to note that there is a back entrance on the second floor).

2019-2020 Seminars

Date  Seminar
August 26, 2019 Jullian Hillyer, Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Biological Sciences
September 2, 2019 Labor Day
September 9, 2019 Maulik Patel, Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Biological Sciences
September 16, 2019 Ege Kavalali, Vanderbilt University, Dept. of Pharmacology
September 23, 2019 Nicholas Oberlies, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Host: Antonis Rokas)
September 30, 2019 Research in Progress: Jacob Steenwyk and Kerri-Ann Anderson
October 7, 2019 Research in Progress: Noah Bradley
October 14, 2019  Erig Haag, University of Maryland (Host: Maulik Patel)  Abstract
October 21, 2019 Beth McGraw, Penn State University (Host: Ann Tate) . Abstract
October 28, 2019 Jason Rasgon, Penn State University (Host: Seth Bordenstein) Abstract
November 4, 2019

Photini Sinnis, Johns Hopkins University (Host: Julian Hillyer)

November 11, 2019

Research in Progress: Nikita Tsyba and Souhrid Mukerjhee

November 18, 2019 Sarah Zanders, Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Host: GSA)
November 25, 2019 Thanksgiving week
December 2, 2019 Reserved
December 9, 2019 Sergei Mirkin, Tufts University (Host: Jared Nordman) Abstract
December 16, 2019

Lars Plate, Vanderbilt University, Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Chemistry

January 6, 2020 Nicole Creanza, Vanderbilt University Department of Biological Sciences
January 13, 2020 Faculty candidate Kathleen Grogan, Penn State Abstract
January 20, 2020 No seminar
January 23, 2020 (Thursday) Faculty candidate Lawrence Uricchio; University of California, Berkeley Abstract
January 27, 2020 Faculty candidate C. Eduardo Amorim, UCLA Abstract
January 30, 2020 (Thursday) Faculty candidate Amanda Lea, Princeton Abstract
February 3, 2020 Faculty candidate Vagheesh Narasimhan, Harvard Medical School Flyer
February 10, 2020 Saumya Ramanathan, Fisk University
February 17, 2020 Research in progress: Natalie Wallace and Yan Yan
February 24, 2020  Jacques Robert, University of Rochester Medical Center (Host: Julian Hillyer)
March 2, 2020 Spring Break
March 9, 2020 Gary Karpen, University of California, Berkeley
March 16, 2020 Research in Progress: Alyssa Rodriguez and Luisa Jabbur
March 23, 2020 Emily Davenport, Penn State University (Host: Seth Bordenstein)
March 30, 2020 Meng Wang, Baylor University College of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute 
April 6, 2020 Michael Povelones, University of Pennsylvania (Host: Julian Hillyer)
April 9, 2020 (Thursday) LeVon T. Esters, Purdue University (Host: Inclusivity in the Biosciences)
April 13, 2020 Mary Munson, University of Massachusetts Medical School (Host: Lauren Parker Jackson)
April 20, 2020 Anjon Audhya, University of Wisconsin (Host: Todd Graham)
April 27, 2020

Brain Kelch, University of Massachusetts Medical School (Host: Brandt Eichman)

May 4, 2020

Mia Levine, University of Pennsylvania 

Revised August 20, 2019