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The Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Training Program in Life Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine holds regular events, conferences and seminars. Find out more below.

Jan

26

Experience Northwestern: Northwestern vs. Ohio State Men’s Basketball Game

Evanston - 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us at our Experience Northwestern event:

Northwestern Men's Basketball vs. Ohio State on Sunday, January 26 at the Welsh-Ryan Arena (time TBD)!

LET'S GO 'CATS!

Tickets
Tickets are FREE to TGS students (limit one ticket per student). Our tickets are in the same block of seating. If you wish to sit with a TGS friend, we encourage you to stop by our office together to pick up your tickets so you can sit next to each other. Otherwise, you may be able to move around during the event to sit by your friends.

We are unable to offer tickets to non-TGS students per University policy. If you have a friend who wishes to attend but is ineligible to receive a ticket from TGS, they may purchase tickets when they are on sale to the public.

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Jan

27

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information Sessions 2020

Evanston - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learn about program priorities and application strategies at a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad (DDRA) Award informational workshop. Stephen Hill from the Office of Fellowships will describe the program, outline the qualities of strong candidates, and answer your questions.

All workshops held in the Conference Room in the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd., Evanston

No registration needed. Workshops will last 50 minutes.

Campus Deadline: Tues, Feb 4th @12:00 noon

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Jan

27

Pharmacology Research Works-in-Progress: My Chau Ta, Ph.D. and Layan Nahlawi, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Department of Pharmacology for Works-in-Progress presentations:

My Chau Ta, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Paul DeCaen, PhD

TRPP3 channels of the primary cilia regulate hippocampal neuronal excitability
Primary/non-motile cilia are antenna-like organelles that are enriched in unique ion channels and other effectors that transduce signaling to the soma. Their function in the brain is commonly overlooked yet their importance in human health is underscored by numerous neuronal ciliopathies (e.g. Joubert s Syndome) which are diseases caused by variants that impact cilia localized proteins. Here we determine how a cilia-localized member of the transient receptor potential family of ion channels (TRPP3) contributes to the overall-excitability of hippocampal neurons. I will also discuss our electrophysiology and imaging results establishing the electrical relationship between the cilia and soma.

Layan Nahlawi, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Minoli Perera, PharmD, PhD

LA-GEM: Local Ancestry based Gene Expression Model
Our previous work has shown that incorporating local-ancestry (LA) improves eQTL mapping in ad- mixed populations [5]. Thus we propose a LA-based model to predict GE in African Americans (AA), an admixed minority population. We extend PrediXcan's framework to incorporate loci-specific inferred LA into the prediction model. For training, we use genotype and GE data from cultured primary hepatocytes isolated from 60 AA donor livers. We analyzed 7 million SNPs in 14000 genes. We train a linear model per gene to map genotype to GE levels. For each model, we generate 3 sets of predictors: dosage data for cis-SNPs, LA data for the respective loci, and interaction terms consisting of the product of dosage and LA data for each locus. Our models led to 1323 well predicted genes in comparison to 1027 genes predicted using GTEx models. We were able to identify 11 genes, related to xenobiotic metabolism, a key determinant of drug response, including CYP1A1, unlike previously published models. Our LA-based models pave the way for a population-specific GE prediction, facilitating the elucidation of the genetic impact on complex traits in admixed populations.

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Jan

28

Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Seminar

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Program presents as part of the Basic Research Seminar Series:

SRSF3-Regulated RNA Alternative Splicing Promotes Glioblastoma Tumorigenicity Through Affecting Multiple Cellular Processes
Shi-Yuan Cheng, PhD
Professor of Neurology (Neuro-oncology)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

IDH Mutations and Seizures in Glioma Patients
Craig M Horbinski, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology/Neurological Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Light lunch provided.

The Basic Research Seminar series presents prominent basic science speakers weekly to inspire and promote ongoing cancer research at Northwestern University.

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Jan

28

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: E. Antoinio Chiocca, MD, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Gene and Viruses as Therapeutics for Cancer

Speaker: E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD / Harvard University

Host: Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD

Topic:

Pathogens, such as viruses, can be turned into therapeutic modalities for a variety of diseases such as cancer, by genetic modification to turn them into gene therapy vectors or into cancer-selective infectious agents (oncolytic viruses). Glioblastoma is a deadly brain cancer. We have utilized gene therapy and oncolytic viral approaches to cause direct cytotoxicity and also stimulate immune responses against this cancer in mouse models and clinical trials in humans. I will discuss the biology of these approaches and the current state of clinical trials.

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Jan

28

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Gilman Scholarship grants up to $5,000 to undergraduate students who study abroad or complete credit-bearing internships abroad.

Applicants must:

- Be a US citizen.

- Receive a federal Pell Grant either at the time of application or during study abroad.

- Study abroad for academic credit for at least three weeks in one country.

If you are thinking about studying abroad in summer 2020, fall 2020, or the 2020-2021 academic year, this scholarship is for you!

Check out the Gilman Scholarship FAQ page at bit.ly/NUgilman or contact Amy Kehoe for more information at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Jan

28

Chicago Women in STEM Initiative's STEM Circuits January 2020

Chicago - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The first STEM Circuits event in 2020, organized by the Chicago Women in STEM Initiative, will be about careers at the intersection of STEM and politics. Guess speakers will discuss ways to efficiently use your background in science and other STEM fields for policy and lobbying.

Registration is now open and free to everyone!

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Jan

29

CDB Trainee Seminars Presentes: Yoon-Jin Kim and Hannah Sunshine

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CDB Trainee Seminars Presents:

"Autophagy regulates cocaine-induced behaviors via Becn2"
Yoon-Jin Kim
12:00-12:30 PM

"Mechanism For Coordination Of Rapid Changes In Endothelial Glucose Uptake For Neovascularization"
Hannah Sunshine
12:30-1:00 PM

Ward 5-230 - Large Physiology Conference Room

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Jan

31

Teaching as Professionalization: Crafting an Agenda

Evanston - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Workshop Description:

Graduate scholarship work often prioritizes research over teaching responsibilities, but the two are not mutually exclusive. Our workshop explores how graduate students can frame their teaching responsibilities at Northwestern as professional development toward their career. This includes using your experiences as a teaching assistant to inform your job market teaching philosophy, drawing from pedagogical literature to inform your practice, and using your classroom to develop research questions.

Workshop Facilitators:

Matt Nelsen is a PhD Candidate within the Department of Political Science. He studies the ways in which civic education courses shape the political attitudes and behaviors of high schoolers along the lines of race and ethnicity. He is currently a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Searle Center.

James Proszek is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Rhetoric and Public Culture. He studies how digital technologies influence democratic discourse and civic education. He completed the Teaching Certificate Program and is currently a Graduate Teaching Fellow at the Searle Center.

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Jan

31

"Functional Architecture and Neuromodulation of Thalamo-cortico-striatal Circuits"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Tianyi Mao, Ph.D.

I plan to discuss our progress in understanding the neuronal connectivity between the cortex, thalamus, and striatum, which are essential for sensation, motor control, decision making, and reward. By using whole brain imaging combined with novel computational algorithms, we have established the comprehensive connectivity diagrams for the mouse thalamo-cortico-striatal pathways at the mesoscopic scale. Based on these connectomic maps, we have established quantitative descriptions of the subdivisions in the thalamus and striatum, and have identified novel functional domains. Functional studies revealed that the organization of thalamo-cortico-striatal circuits are both cell type- and subregion-dependent. I will also present our on-going work on the neuromodulation of the thalamo-cortico-striatal circuits by norepinephrine, dopamine and opioids using novel imaging modality we recently established.

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Jan

31

Virology Journal Club

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presenter:

Paul Kaminski - Research Technician

Laimonis Laimins Laboratory

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Jan

31

Cancer Prevention Seminar: Postmenopausal Hormone Use and Opportunities for Cancer Prevention

Chicago - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Cancer Prevention Program of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University presents:

Postmenopausal Hormone Use and Opportunities for Cancer Prevention

Seema Khan, MD
Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Feb

03

Pharmacology Research Works-in-Progress: Tony Copeland-Hardin and Vladimir Jovasevic, PhD

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Department of Pharmacology for a Works-in-Progress presentations

Tony Copeland-Hardin
PhD Candidate in the Laboratory of Jennifer Kearney, PhD

Characterization of Gene Modifiers in a Mouse Model of Epilepsy
Dravet syndrome is a severe infant-onset epilepsy caused by loss-of-function variants in SCN1A, encoding the Nav1.1 voltage-gated sodium channel -subunit. Individuals with the same SCN1A variant differ in clinical severity, suggesting that additional genetic modifiers likely influence penetrance and expressivity of the primary mutation. Mice with heterozygous deletion of Scn1a recapitulate features of Dravet syndrome. Phenotype severity varies on different mouse strain backgrounds, and we mapped several strain-dependent modifier loci. We are investigating candidate microRNAs as modifier genes that may mediate the strain-dependent severity in the Scn1a+/- mouse model. The contribution of microRNAs in Dravet syndrome is largely unexplored; however, microRNAs may serve as potent therapeutic targets.

Vladimir Jovasevic, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Cytoskeletal Gene Expression During Formation of Stress-Related Memories
Stressful experiences are usually remembered vividly for long periods of time, as found in PTSD, but sometimes result in memories that are difficult to access, as it is in the case of dissociative amnesia. We set out to determine, using mouse behavioral models, whether accessible and memories with restricted access differ in their consolidation mechanisms. Specifically, we focused on early protein modifications and delayed expression patterns of cytoskeleton-associated genes. Our findings demonstrate that the expression of cytoskeleton-associated genes remains highly dynamic even at remote time points, with increasingly diverging gene expression profiles of accessible and memories with restricted access.

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Feb

04

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review

Evanston - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:
Teaching statements are an important component of many academic job applications, but they can be challenging to write. Receiving feedback from peers can provide you with recommendations on how to clarify and improve your main claims about your teaching. Allowing others to read your writing can also give you critical insight into how your target audience may understand and interpret your claims, which can help further refine your teaching statement.

In this workshop, participants will bring their teaching statement drafts and engage in guided peer feedback.

This workshop is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines who have a draft of their teaching statement.

Please bring three hard copies of your teaching statement draft to the workshop.


Facilitators:

Lauren M. Woods, PhD

Lauren Woods is the CIRTL at Northwestern Postdoctoral Fellow in STEM Education at Northwestern University s Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. She holds a B.A. in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. CIRTL, or the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, is an NSF center that seeks to train STEM graduate students in order to develop a national STEM faculty committed to advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences.

Kate Flom Derrick, MA

Kate is the Senior Program Coordinator of Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning at the Searle Center. She earned her Masters in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse with a concentration in Teaching Langauge and Writing from DePaul University, where she also taught in the First-Year Writing program. Before joining the Searle Center in 2017, she had over nine years of Writing Center experience working with student and faculty populations.

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Feb

04

Tina Mantis Lecture in Cancer Research | Interferon Signaling in Malignancies: Intracellular Immune Checkpoints as Novel Therapeutic Targets

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Basic Research Seminar Series of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer of Northwestern University presents:

TINA MANTIS LECTURE IN CANCER RESEARCH
Interferon Signaling in Malignancies: Intracellular Immune Checkpoints as Novel Therapeutic Targets

Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology
Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology) and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Light lunch provided.

The Tina Mantis Lecture in Cancer Research was established by the Lurie Cancer Center to honor the memory of Tina Mantis, an active supporter of the Hippocratic Cancer Research Foundation s Founding Board, in recognition of her unwavering commitment and support in the fight against cancer.

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Feb

04

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Keara Lane, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: How Single Cells Make Decisions During Infection: Lessons from Innate Immune Signaling

Speaker: Keara Lane, PhD / Northwestern University

Host: Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD

Topic:

Bacterial infections are dynamic and heterogeneous, yet the bulk of our understanding of infectious disease has come from static, population-level measurements. What if we could just watch host and pathogen responses in individual cells as an infection progresses what would we learn about infection? The Lane lab is focused on developing tools and approaches to explore the time dimension, or dynamics, of bacterial infection in individual cells. The lab uses live-cell imaging to determine how decisions made in individual host and bacterial cells influence infection outcome, with a view to identifying novel strategies to engineer cellular behavior to control infection outcome.

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Feb

04

Saving and Investing: A Session with the U.S Securities & Exchange Commission

Evanston - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Have you thought about investing in the stock market? Did your friend advise you to invest in cryptocurrency when Bitcoin was a hot topic?

It's never too early to start thinking about saving and investing your money, but educating yourself on the types of investments is key to becoming a smart investor. Join our guest speaker, Michael Mueller, from the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission, who will provide tips on investing and saving, red flags with high risk investing, and much more!

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Feb

05

CDB Seminar Series: Social signals and neuronal circuits that regulate development and aging

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


CDB SEMINAR PRESENTATION:

Social Signals and Neuronal Circuits that Regulate Development and Aging

Ilya Ruvinsky, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Department of Molecular Biosciences, Northwestern University

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

12:00 1:00 p.m.

Ward 5-230, PHYSIOLOGY CONFERENCE ROOM

303 E. Chicago St

Chicago, Illinois

Coffee and cookies served promptly at 12:00pm

Abstract
Animals exchange social signals that shape aspects of development, disease, and aging, yet the underlying mechanisms remain poorly understood. We study these processes in C. elegans because the compact nervous system of this animal permits analysis of the underlying neuroendocrine circuits with great facility and precision. Our results reveal conserved mechanisms by which the nervous system modulates somatic and germline development and highlight the importance of regulatory crosstalk between neurons and peripheral organs. Finally, I will discuss our progress in converting the mechanistic insights we gained thus far into developing pharmacological interventions that prolong health span and delay senescence.

Host: Dr. Volodya Gelfand

Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine





For more information please contact Vanessa Gonzalez, vanessa.g@northwestern.edu



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Feb

06

"What do Mitochondrial Patients tell us about Parkinson's disease?"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Amy Reeve, Ph.D.

Abstract

Mitochondrial dysfunction is believed to be a key player in the pathogenesis of Parkinson s disease, through its contribution to the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. However, defects within this organelle are also detected in the same neurons, in normal ageing and mitochondrial diseases. However, mitochondrial dysfunction not always associated with significant neurodegeneration in these cases. Thus, we are interested in understanding how neurons respond to accumulating mitochondrial dysfunction, and whether such adaptive capabilities may be lost in Parkinson s. In this seminar, I will discuss our work using post mortem brain tissue, as we aim to determine what differs between the response of dopaminergic neurons to mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson s compared to the mitochondrial diseases. I will also present new data from imaging mass cytometry, with which we can understand the intricate relationships between mitochondrial protein expression in single neurons.

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Feb

07

NCCN 2020 Congress Series: Breast Cancer

Chicago - 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

The NCCN 2020 Congress Series : Breast Cancer with Updates from the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) will provide expert insights on the current standard of care for patients with breast cancer and include the latest clinical research updates from the 2019 SABCS to assist clinicians in formulating breast cancer management strategies.

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Feb

07

Lurie Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds: The Re-Emergence of Orphan Nuclear Horomone Receptors as Effective Cancer Therapeutic Targets (Hongwu Chen, PhD, UC Davis)

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Hongwu Chen, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
UC Davis School of Medicine
Sacramento, CA


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Feb

07

"Modulation of Neurotransmitter Release - Synaptic Integration in the Presynaptic Terminal"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Simon Alford, Ph.D.

Abstract

Presynaptic Gi/o-coupled receptors cause decreased neurotransmission, an important control mechanism and I will argue, a critical component of synaptic integration. Mechanisms for fast membrane-delimited inhibition of secretion may work through voltage-dependent Ca2+channels (VDCCs). However, a direct interaction between G and SNARE proteins also inhibits exocytosis downstream of Ca2+ entry. This mechanism directly controls evoked release, leaving secondary effects of presynaptic Ca2+ unaffected, but also can modify components of exocytosis not available to mechanisms that control release probability. These include modifying neurotransmitter released by interacting with a region of the SNARE complex that controls fusion rate, and modifying spontaneous release. The same synapses have different Gi/o-GPCR-triggered modulation of neurotransmitter release by different mechanisms. In hippocampal neurons, GABAB receptors decrease calcium entry and 5HT1b receptors inhibit exocytosis by acting on SNAREs at the same synapse: this allows for presynaptic neural integration. Our understanding of the physiological role of G -SNARE interaction has lagged because of a lack of tools. But recent progress in understanding the molecular basis of this interaction, in particular a target for G on SNAP25 has yielded a transgenic SNAP25 3 mouse with a selectively disturbed G -SNARE interaction. This mouse has normal evoked exocytosis and normal inhibition of VDCC, but disturbed inhibition of exocytosis through G -SNARE interaction. This mouse provides clear evidence that the G -SNARE locus is physiologically important for regulation, because it has a number of interesting phenotypes both central and peripheral, including elevated stress-induced hyperthermia, impaired supraspinal nociception, defective spatial learning, impaired gait, and depressive-like behavior. Most interestingly, two-mediated inhibitory mechanisms, co-occurring at the same synapse, are synergistic. Thus, perhaps combinations of neurotransmitters may shape neuromodulation, giving rise to novel effects on circuits and presynaptic integration. It raises the possibility that therapeutic pairing of drugs that affect each mechanism may themselves work synergistically, an exciting possibility.

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Feb

07

TEAM/SBDRC Seminar: Development of a B-Cell-Based Vaccine to Treat Glioblastoma

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's TEAM Program and Northwestern's Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center present:

Development of a B-Cell-Based Vaccine to Treat Glioblastoma

Catalina Lee Chang, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Refreshments will be provided.

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Feb

07

Virology Journal Club

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Preseter:

Koree Ahn Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow

Thomas Hope Laboratory

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Feb

07

NSDS: Lindy, Blues + Bal-entines

Evanston - 6:15 PM - 10:00 PM

Join Northwestern Swing Dance Syndicate (NSDS) as they celebrate S(w)ingle's Awareness day early with their first dance of the new year!

NSDS will have live music by the Paradise Harmonains and a beginners lesson at 6:15 PM. before the dancing starts at 7:00 PM. More details located at the link below or email nuswingdance@gmail.com.

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Feb

10

Metabolism, Organelles and Membranes (MOM) Program Meeting

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lurie Cancer Center's Membranes, Organelles and Metabolism (MOM) Program presents:

A forward genetic CRISPR screen uncovers metabolic determinants of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species-dependent cancer cell proliferation
Hyewon Kong
PhD Candidate
Laboratory of Navdeep Chandel, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

STK11/LKB1 is a tumor suppressor in the leukemic progression of Myeloproliferative Neoplasms
Christian Marinaccio
PhD Candidate
Laboratory of John Crispino, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Light refreshments provided.

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Feb

10

Pharmacology Research Works-in-Progress: Rokana Taftaf and Rummi Ganguly

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Department of Pharmacology for a Works-in-Progress presentations

Rokana Taftaf
PhD Candidate in the Laboratory of Huiping Liu, MD, PhD

Rummi Ganguly
PhD Candidate in the Laboratory of Alfred George, MD

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Feb

11

Basic Research Seminar: Insights into the Metabolic Control of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Basic Research Seminar Series of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer of Northwestern University presents:

Insights into the Metabolic Control of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Fate

Keisuke Ito, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Light lunch provided.

The Basic Research Seminar series presents prominent basic science speakers weekly to inspire and promote ongoing cancer research at Northwestern University.

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Feb

12

CDB Seminar Series - Ajit Joglekar, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


CDB SEMINAR PRESENTATION:

Engineering new assays to reveal the biological design of chromosome segregation machinery

Ajit P. Joglekar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

12:00 1:00 p.m.

Ward 5-230, PHYSIOLOGY CONFERENCE ROOM

303 E. Chicago St

Chicago, Illinois

Coffee and cookies served promptly at 12:00pm

Abstract
I will describe work from my lab that seeks to understand the biological design of two cellular systems: the kinetochore and the mitotic checkpoint. The kinetochore is a complex protein machine that moves chromosomes during cell division, while the mitotic checkpoint uses a kinetochore-based signaling mechanism to delay cell division if one or more kinetochores are not properly attached to the mitotic spindle. Both systems have been studied extensively using the reductionist approach, but this information does not fully reveal the cellular logic that dictates specific aspects of their design. I will discuss one study in particular that explains how the mitotic checkpoint maximizes the accuracy of chromosome segregation while also minimizing unnecessary delays in cell division. I will also indicate how this work provides the foundation for our goal of building synthetic chromosome segregation machines.

Host: Dr. Dileep Varma

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine





For more information please contact Vanessa Gonzalez, vanessa.g@northwestern.edu



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Feb

12

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Gilman Scholarship grants up to $5,000 to undergraduate students who study abroad or complete credit-bearing internships abroad.

Applicants must:

- Be a US citizen.

- Receive a Federal Pell Grant either at the time of application or during study abroad.

- Study abroad for academic credit for at least three weeks in one country.

If you are thinking about studying abroad in summer 2020, fall 2020, or the 2020-2021 academic year, this scholarship is for you!

Check out the Gilman Scholarship FAQ page at bit.ly/NUgilman or contact Amy Kehoe for more information at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Feb

13

Department of Surgery Research Conference

Chicago - 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Research residents, postdocs, staff, and other present their research projects in a bimonthly conference. Any Faculty and Research Staff are welcome to attend and learn.

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Feb

13

Peace Corps/Fulbright Info Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come learn about the Peace Corps and Fulbright English Teaching Assistanship program!

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Feb

13

Virology Club: Dr. Jia Chen

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"TBD"

Dr. Jia Chen. longnecker Lab. Northwestern University.

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Feb

14

Lurie Cancer Center Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds: Management of Immunotherapy Induced GI Toxicities (Yinghong Wang, MD, PhD, MD Anderson)

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Yinghong Wang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepathology and Nutrition
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX




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Feb

14

CANCELLED - Department of Physiology Seminar - Adam Hantmann, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Adam Hantmann, Ph.D.

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Feb

14

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

INFORMATION MEETING for FULBRIGHT STUDY / RESEARCH AWARDS

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill @ s-hill@northwestern.edu for more information about Study/Research awards

All meetings will take place in the conference room at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. No RSVP

Are you interested in teaching English abroad? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Feb

18

Basic Research Seminar: What are Your Cancer Risks from Low Dose Radiation Exposure?

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Basic Research Seminar Series of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer of Northwestern University presents:

What are Your Cancer Risks from Low Dose Radiation Exposure?

Gayle Woloschak, PhD
Professor
Departments of Radiation Oncology, Radiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Feinberg School of Medicine

Light lunch provided.

The Basic Research Seminar series presents prominent basic science speakers weekly to inspire and promote ongoing cancer research at Northwestern University.

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Feb

18

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Martin Sapp, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Immediate Early Events of the HPV Life Cycle: Playing Hide and Seek with Host Defenses

Speaker: Martin Sapp, PhD / LSU Health

Host: Laimoinis Laimins, PhD

Topic:

Infection with high-risk HPV types is the cause for up to 5% of all human cancers, especially of the cervix, the oropharynx and the anogenital tract. I will be presenting our latest findings regarding the infectious entry and intracellular trafficking of HPV virions to establish infection using relevant cell culture models. Our findings suggest that HPV has evolved unique mechanisms to achieve infection without being sensed by host cell innate immune sensors.

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Feb

19

Teaching in Non-Traditional Classroom Contexts

Evanston - 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop Description:

Beyond the traditional classroom, there are many different learning and teaching contexts, from informal workshops to outreach events. These are great opportunities to gain valuable teaching experiences and disseminate knowledge to diverse audiences. However, this range of learning contexts afford unique strategies for their design, which can pose challenges for the instructor. This workshop will compare different learning contexts and introduce participants to strategies that facilitate learning in non-traditional teaching contexts. Specifically, this workshop will discuss learner-centered design techniques.

Learning Objectives:

- Identify different non-traditional classroom contexts and their corresponding audiences.
- Formulate specific, learner-centered learning objectives for a chosen non-traditional classroom context.
- Implement backwards design to propose activities for a chosen non-traditional classroom context.

Workshop Facilitators:

Alexandra Tamerius is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry and current Graduate Teaching Fellow. Alexandra is passionate about science outreach, inspiring future scientists, and promoting science literacy. She is currently in her second year coordinating a 200-student outreach program at Hayt elementary, where she uses active learning strategies and evidence-based teaching to foster positive student engagement with science.

Katherine Simeon is a PhD candidate in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Her research investigates what strategies children use when processing spoken language and how these strategies change when a child has a hearing loss. Katherine has taught multi-day workshops with The Carpentries and was previously part of the organizing team for ComSciCon-Chicago.

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Feb

19

"Introduction to Speckle Tracking Echocardiography" Didactic Lecture

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By:

Lauren Nelson, MS, RDCS, FASE
Technical Director, Northwestern University Echocardiography Core Laboratory
Technical Director, T1 Center for Cardiovascular Developmental Therapeutics
Department of Medicine-Cardiology
Northwestern University


Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute

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Feb

20

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

Evanston - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

About this Event
Drafting a Teaching Statement can be a challenging process, particularly for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who may have limited teaching experience.

In this workshop, participants will learn about the characteristics of successful teaching statements and engage in the Generative Knowledge Interview process, which uses key moments as learners and teachers to help frame the value of teaching in their teaching statements. This is a highly interactive workshop. Writing and discussing with peers is expected of all participants.

Participants will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of the conventions of strong teaching statements and generated content for a teaching statement draft.

The workshop is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines, at all stages of drafting their teaching statements.

Prior to attending the workshop, please complete the following prompt:

In about 150 words, describe what you believe is a key concept or skill in your discipline and how you do or plan to teach that concept or skill to students.

Please bring to the workshop:

- Your written response to the above prompt (be prepared to share with your peers)
- Your preferred writing utensils (paper & pen/laptop/tablet)

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Feb

21

Gilman Scholarship Info Session

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Gilman Scholarship grants up to $5,000 to undergraduate students who study abroad or complete credit-bearing internships abroad.

Applicants must:

- Be a US citizen.

- Receive a Federal Pell Grant either at the time of application or during study abroad.

- Study abroad for academic credit for at least three weeks in one country.

If you are thinking about studying abroad in summer 2020, fall 2020, or the 2020-2021 academic year, this scholarship is for you!

Check out the Gilman Scholarship FAQ page at bit.ly/NUgilman or contact Amy Kehoe for more information at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Feb

21

"Neuromodulation and the Balance between Goal-directed and Reactive Behavior"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Melissa Warden, Ph.D.

Abstract

Striking an adaptive balance between persistently working toward goals and quickly responding to important events is essential for survival. Here, we will discuss our recent research on the role of neuromodulation in regulating the balance between goal-directed and reactive behaviors using optical methods in mice. We will present evidence that phasic activity in serotonin neurons promotes fast, context-dependent behavioral reactions to important environmental/internal events, and will discuss new findings showing that ramping activity in dopamine neurons requires attending to goal proximity.

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Feb

21

TEAM/SBDRC Seminar: Quantitative Histologic Profiling of Tissue Microenvironments with Machine Learning

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's TEAM Program and Northwestern's Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-Based Center present:

Quantitative Histologic Profiling of Tissue Microenvironments with Machine Learning

Lee Cooper, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology
Director, Computational Pathology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Refreshments will be provided.

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Feb

24

Pharmacology Research Works-in-Progress: Nisha Shrestha, PhD and Andrew Hoffman, PhD

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the Department of Pharmacology for a Works-in-Progress presentations

Nisha Shrestha, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Murali Prakriya, PhD

Andrew Hoffman, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Laboratory of Huiping Liu, MD, PhD

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Feb

25

Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Seminar

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Program presents as part of the Basic Research Seminar Series:

RNA Methylation in Ovarian Cancer Stem Cells
Daniela E Matei, MD
Professor
Hematology/Oncology and Gynecologic Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Death Receptor Fas/CD95 Drives Cancer Stemness and Tumor Growth in Breast Cancer
Marcus E Peter, PhD
Professor
Hematology/Oncology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Light lunch provided.

The Basic Research Seminar series presents prominent basic science speakers weekly to inspire and promote ongoing cancer research at Northwestern University.

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Feb

25

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Alexander Mankin, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Stopping the Ribosome at the Finish Line by an Antibacterial Peptide

Speaker: Alexander Mankin, PhD / University of Illinois, Chicago

Host: M.-N. Frances Yap, PhD

Topic:

Apidaecin, an antibacterial peptide produced by honeybees is the first known specific inhibitor of translation termination. Biochemical, genetic and genome-wide approaches illuminate the unexpected modes of apidaecin action.

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Feb

25

PhD Student Funding Information Seminar (Evanston)

Evanston - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The TGS Student Funding Office will be hosting an opportunity for PhD students to meet the funding team, learn more about graduate funding, and ask questions regarding stipend, tuition, and the health insurance subsidy, among other topics. **The Student Funding Office is not able to answer specific tax questions. Please seek the assistance of a tax professional for advice.

Pleas RSVP by by Wednesday, February 19.

Space is limited. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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Feb

26

CDB Trainee Seminars Presents: Roslyn Taylor and Amit Rahi

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CDB Trainee Seminars Presents:

Roslyn Taylor
12:00-12:30 PM

Amit Rahi
12:30-1:00 PM

Ward 5-230 - Large Physiology Conference Room

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Feb

27

Department of Surgery Research Conference

Chicago - 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Research residents, postdocs, staff, and other present their research projects in a bimonthly conference. Any Faculty and Research Staff are welcome to attend and learn.

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Feb

27

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Sarah Stanley, PhD

Chicago - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Metabolic Regulation of M. tuberculosis Infection

Speaker: Sarah Stanley, PhD / University of California, Berkeley

Host: Hank Seifert, PhD

Topic:

Macrophages serve the dual role as both the host cell for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection, and the cell that is primarily responsible for controlling infection by activating microbicidal mechanisms that effectively kill bacteria. We found that metabolic shifts in the host cell are required for effective macrophage-based control of Mtb infection. Host cell metabolites regulate both the transcriptional response to infection and the range of nutrients available to Mtb. I will describe these mechanisms, and will also discuss new work on mechanisms used by Mtb to evade host cell responses.

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Feb

28

Department of Physiology Seminar - Andrew Singleton, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Andrew Singleton, Ph.D.

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Mar

02

Pharmacology Seminar: Richard Miller, PhD

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Richard J Miller, PhD
Alfred Newton Richards Professor of Pharmacology
Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University

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Mar

03

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Sabra Klein, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Sex is a Biological Variable that Impacts Influenza Vaccine Efficacy

Speaker: Sabra Klein, PhD / Johns Hopkins

Host: Virology Graduate Students and Postdocs, Coordinator, Dean Procter, PhD

Topic:

Influenza is an ongoing threat to human health, despite the recommended annual vaccination. Among adults, females typically develop greater vaccine-induced immunity and protection than males, which is caused by sex differential epigenetic modifications in X-linked genes in B cells as well as sex steroid signaling. Furthermore, inactivated as well as universal influenza vaccine-induced immunity declines with age, but to a greater degree in females than males, which is associated with hormonal changes occurring during reproductive senescence. Taken together, both sex steroids and X-linked genes affect antibody production and results in sex-specific differences in the efficacy of vaccination against influenza.

This work was supported by the NIH/NIAID Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Surveillance contract HHS N272201400007C and the NIH/ORWH/NIA Specialized Center of Research Excellence in Sex Differences U54AG062333.

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Mar

03

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

INFORMATION MEETING for FULBRIGHT STUDY / RESEARCH AWARDS

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill @ s-hill@northwestern.edu for more information about Study/Research awards

All meetings will take place in the conference room at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. No RSVP

Are you interested in teaching English abroad? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Mar

04

CDB Seminar Series: Mechanisms of Blood-Brain Barrier Development, Breakdown and Repair in the CNS

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


CDB SEMINAR PRESENTATION:

Mechanisms of Blood-Brain Barrier Development, Breakdown and Repair in the CNS

Dritan Agalliu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Departments of Neurology, Pathology and Cell Biology,
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

12:00 1:00 p.m.

Ward 5-230, PHYSIOLOGY CONFERENCE ROOM

303 E. Chicago St

Chicago, Illinois

Coffee and cookies served promptly at 12:00pm

Abstract and References:

Brain endothelial cells form a paracellular and transcellular barrier to blood-borne solutes via tight junctions and scarce endocytotic vesicles. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays a pivotal role in the healthy and diseased central nervous system (CNS). BBB damage contributes to increased CNS influx of serum proteins and immune cells, leading to severe pathological and neurological deficits in both ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis; yet the cell biological mechanisms of how the paracellular BBB dysfunction occurs in these neurological disorders are not very well understood. Dr. Agalliu will present the latest research studies from his laboratory that address the cell biological mechanisms of blood-brain barrier dysfunction in neurological diseases associated with neurovascular dysfunction such as ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis. In addition, he will discuss the mechanisms by which Wnt/beta-catenin signaling regulates BBB formation during CNS development and its potential role in BBB repair in neurological diseases.

Knowland, D., Arac, A., Sekiguchi, K., Hsu, M., Lutz, S.E., Perrino, J., Steinberg, G.K., Barres, B.A., Nimmerjahn, A. & Agalliu, D. (2014). Stepwise recruitment of transcellular and paracellular pathways underlies blood-brain barrier breakdown in stroke. Neuron, 82, 603-617. PMCID: PMC4016169.
Lengfeld, J., Lutz, S.E., Smith, J.R., Diaconu, C.D., Cameron, S., Koffman S., Agalliu, I, Walsh, C. and Agalliu, D. (2017). Endothelial Wnt/beta-catenin signaling reduces immune cell infiltration in multiple sclerosis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1609905114. PMCID: PMC5320985.
Lutz, S.E., Smith, J.R., Kim, D.H., Ellefsen, K., Smith, I.F., Gandhi, S.P. and Agalliu, D. (2017). Caveolin-1 is required for Th1 cell infiltration but not tight junction remodeling at the blood-brain barrier in autoimmune neuroinflammation. Cell Reports 21(8):2104-2117. PMCID: PMC5728697.
Mazzoni, J., Smith, J.R., Shahriar, S., Cutforth, T., Ceja, B., and Agalliu, D. (2017). The Wnt inhibitor Apcdd1 coordinates vascular pruning and barrier maturation in retinal blood vessels. Neuron 96(5):1055-1069. PMCID: PMC5728434.



For more information please contact Vanessa Gonzalez, vanessa.g@northwestern.edu

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Mar

05

Department of Microbiology-Immunology:Marco Jost, PhD

Chicago - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Harnessing CRISPR to Dissect the Molecular Logic of Host-Microbiota Communication

Speaker: Marco Jost, PhD / University of California, Berkeley

Host: Hank Seifert

Topic:

Sweeping efforts to map the human microbiome have revealed a staggering complexity of species and molecules, raising a basic question: how do our bodies sense and respond to this diversity in a nuanced manner? I will describe a potentially general solution to this question using the recognition of bacterial cell surface glycolipids by human immune cells as an example. By combining CRISPR screens in primary human dendritic cells and bacterial genetics, I determined that dendritic cells recognize lipopolysaccharide from the gut microbe Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron through combinatorial engagement of multiple receptors whose signaling is integrated to produce a tailored response. This combinatorial sensing mechanism could enable immune cells to parse complex chemical landscapes with a limited repertoire of receptors and could constitute a prominent theme in host-microbiota communication.

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Mar

05

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review

Evanston - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Description:
Teaching statements are an important component of many academic job applications, but they can be challenging to write. Receiving feedback from peers can provide you with recommendations on how to clarify and improve your main claims about your teaching. Allowing others to read your writing can also give you critical insight into how your target audience may understand and interpret your claims, which can help further refine your teaching statement.

In this workshop, participants will bring their teaching statement drafts and engage in guided peer feedback.

This workshop is open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all departments and disciplines who have a draft of their teaching statement.

Please bring three hard copies of your teaching statement draft to the workshop.


Facilitators:

Lauren M. Woods, PhD

Lauren Woods is the CIRTL at Northwestern Postdoctoral Fellow in STEM Education at Northwestern University s Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. She holds a B.A. in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. CIRTL, or the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning, is an NSF center that seeks to train STEM graduate students in order to develop a national STEM faculty committed to advancing effective teaching practices for diverse student audiences.

Kate Flom Derrick

Kate is the Senior Program Coordinator of Graduate and Postdoctoral Learning at the Searle Center. She earned her Masters in Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse with a concentration in Teaching Langauge and Writing from DePaul University, where she also taught in the First-Year Writing program. Before joining the Searle Center in 2017, she had over nine years of Writing Center experience working with student and faculty populations.

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Mar

05

Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Symposium: Intrapatient and Intratumor Heterogeneity

Chicago - 2:00 PM - 6:15 PM

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, the Translational Research in Solid Tumors (TRIST) Program of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University will host the TRIST Symposium on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University. The focus of the program is "Intrapatient and Intratumor Heterogeneity."

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Mar

06

Navdeep Chandel, PhD-Targeting Metabolism for Cancer Therapy

Chicago - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

David W. Cugell Professor of Medicine & Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Chicago Campus

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Mar

06

Department of Physiology Seminar - Alexandra Nelson, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Alexandra Nelson, Ph.D.

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Mar

10

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: John Leong, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Microbial Tools to Characterize Age-Associated Innate Immune Dysfunction

Speaker: John Leong, PhD / Tufts University

Host: Alan Hauser, MD, PhD

Topic:

Aging is associated with increased susceptibility to infection, and comparison of immune effectors of young and aged individuals has identified many functions that become compromised in the elderly. Less understood are which immune functions, when altered with aging, specifically contribute to an inability to resist disease. We have utilized Streptococcus pneumoniae, a pathogen that differentially causes serious illness in the elderly, to probe age-associated innate immune dysfunction that leads to the susceptibility of the aged individual to invasive disease by S. pneumoniae.

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Mar

11

Northwestern University Women's Center Annual Symposium

Evanston - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Positive change for women and other gender minorities in educational settings has been brought forth incrementally and only through their extraordinary contributions and struggles. For the past 50 years, Women and Gender Equity Centers (WGS) have served as critical sites of intellectual engagement and feminist praxis and continue to play a central role in advancing gender equity and inclusion in higher education.

By Degrees: Gender. Education. And Progress will consider the persistence of institutionalized sexism and other forms of inequality in higher education, the expansive contemporary commitments of WGS centers and other academic staff, and the multifaceted structural actions still required to transform higher education into a social institution that is equitable and liberating for all.

Opening Remarks

Deana Lewis, M.Ed

Executive Director,

National Women's Studies Association

Panelists

Angela Clark-Taylor, PhD

Director, Flora Stone Mather

Center for Women, Case Western

Reserve University

Kaitlyn Legg, M.Ed

Associate Director, CARE Network,

University of Rochester.

Former Director, LGBT Center

University of North Florida

Natalie Bennett, PhD

Director, Women's Leadership and

Resource Center, University of

Illinois at Chicago

Ann Russo, PhD

Director, The Women's Center

Professor, Women's and Gender Studies

DePaul University

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Mar

11

Women's Center Symposium

Evanston - 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Check back for more details

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Mar

11

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Evanston - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

INFORMATION MEETING for FULBRIGHT STUDY / RESEARCH AWARDS

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill @ s-hill@northwestern.edu for more information about Study/Research awards

All meetings will take place in the conference room at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. No RSVP

Are you interested in teaching English abroad? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Mar

12

Department of Surgery Research Conference

Chicago - 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Research residents, postdocs, staff, and other present their research projects in a bimonthly conference. Any Faculty and Research Staff are welcome to attend and learn.

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Mar

12

CDB Seminar Series - Jason Stumpff, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series Presents:

Jason Stumpff, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, University of Vermont

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Mar

12

Virology Club: Dr. Nicolas Sarute

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"TBD"

Dr. Nicolas Sarute. Ross Lab. University of Illinios at Chicago

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Mar

16

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program - Stanford University

Evanston - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program is a graduate-level scholarship aimed at preparing the next generation of global leaders to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world. Knight-Hennessy Scholars will annually select up to 100 high-achieving students with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment, who will receive full funding to pursue a graduate education at Stanford. Scholars may pursue studies at any of the university s seven internationally top-ranked graduate schools, and will be educated to navigate across business, government, academia, and the nonprofit sectors.

To learn more, attend the upcoming information session: https://apply.knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/register/northwestern2020

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Mar

17

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: JJ Miranda, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: Genomic Approaches to Identifying Interventions for Virus-Associated Malignancies

Speaker: JJ Miranda, PhD / Barnard College

Host: Eva Gottweni, PhD

Topic:

Our laboratory studies transcriptional regulation that governs the switch between the quiescent latent form and active replicating state of herpesviruses. In doing so, we can identify protein regulators of genome organization and chromatin essential for the viral life cycle. This basic science forms the foundation for our translational approaches using small molecule inhibitors as potential interventions against virus-associated cancer.

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Mar

18

"Mechanisms Underlying Atrial Fibrillation" Didactic Lecture

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented by:

Rishi Arora, MD

Professor of Cardiology

Northwestern University

Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute

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Mar

19

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Lauren Palmer, PhD

Chicago - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Title: Dietary Zinc Deficiency Compromises Immunity to Acinetobacter baumannii Pneumonia

Speaker: Lauren Palmer, PhD

Host: Hank Seifert, PhD

Topic:

TBA

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Mar

23

Annual Julius B. Kahn Lectureship: Michael Snyder, MD, FACS

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Department of Pharmacology is pleased to present a special seminar by the nominated 2020 Julius B. Kahn Visiting Professor.

Michael Snyder, MD, FACS

Stanford W. Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics
Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Mar

24

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Peter Christie, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title: The Biological and Structurual Diversity of Bacterial Type IV Secretion Systems

Speaker: Peter Christie, PhD / University of Texas, Houston

Host: Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD

Topic:

The bacterial type IV secretion systems (T4SSs) are a diverse superfamily of translocation machines capable of delivering DNA and protein substrates to bacterial and eukaryotic target cells. We have used in situ cryoelectron tomography to solve the structures of three T4SSs - Legionella pneumophila Dot/Icm, Helicobacter pylori Cag, and E. coli F plasmid Tra - in the native context of the bacterial cell envelope. Comparisons of these nanomachines offer new structural insights into how substrates engage with and are translocated across the donor envelope to target cells. I will also summarize our recent mechanistic studies showing that the F plasmid-encoded T4SS translocates several F-encoded proteins to suppress mating-induced mutagenesis (MIM) in bacterial target cells.

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Mar

25

CDB Faculty Seminars Presents: Drs. Steve Adams and Danijela Maric

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CDB Faculty Seminars Presents:

Dr. Steve Adams
12:00-12:30pm

Dr. Danijela Maric
12:30-1:00pm

Ward 5-230, FSM Physiology Large Conference Room

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Mar

26

Department of Surgery Research Conference

Chicago - 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Research residents, postdocs, staff, and other present their research projects in a bimonthly conference. Any Faculty and Research Staff are welcome to attend and learn.

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Mar

27

CDB Seminar Series - Mohan Balasubramanian, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series Presents:

Mohan Balasubramanian, PhD

Professor, Biomedical Cell Biology, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

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Mar

27

Department of Physiology Seminar - Megan Carey, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Megan Carey, Ph.D.

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Mar

31

Basic Research Seminar: The Aging Epigenome: Clues to the Pathogenesis of MDS and AML

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Basic Research Seminar Series of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer of Northwestern University presents:

The Aging Epigenome: Clues to the Pathogenesis of MDS and AML

Maria Figueroa, MD
Associate Professor
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine

Light lunch provided.

The Basic Research Seminar series presents prominent basic science speakers weekly to inspire and promote ongoing cancer research at Northwestern University.

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Mar

31

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Joseph Dillard, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Title:

Peptidoglycan Fragment Production by the Pathogenic Neisseria

Speaker: Joseph Dillard, PhD / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Host: Hank Seifert, PhD

Topic:

The pathogenic Neisseria produce and release small fragments of the cell wall as the bacteria grow. These peptidoglycan fragments include molecules that are agonists for the pattern-recognition receptors NOD1 and NOD2. Human Fallopian tube tissue produces an inflammatory response to the peptidoglycan fragments that results in death and sloughing of ciliated epithelial cells, damage that is partly responsible for the sequlae of pelvic inflammatory disease. We work to understand the mechanisms involved in production of the peptidoglycan fragments, the consequences of mutating genes for peptidoglycan breakdown, and the host responses to Neisseria in human organ culture models of infection.

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Apr

01

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

INFORMATION MEETING for FULBRIGHT STUDY / RESEARCH AWARDS

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill @ s-hill@northwestern.edu for more information about Study/Research awards

All meetings will take place in the conference room at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. No RSVP

Are you interested in teaching English abroad? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Apr

03

Center for Translational Pain Research Seminar - Theodore Price, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Theodore Price, PhD
Eugene McDermott Professor of Neuroscience
Program Head, Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
University of Texas at Dallas

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Apr

06

Pharmacology Seminar: Rachel Miller, PhD

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Rachel Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology
Rush Medical College

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Apr

08

CDB Seminar Series - Steven Cappell, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series Presents:

Steven Cappell, PhD

Investigator, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics, NIH NCI

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Apr

09

Department of Surgery Research Conference

Chicago - 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Research residents, postdocs, staff, and other present their research projects in a bimonthly conference. Any Faculty and Research Staff are welcome to attend and learn.

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Apr

09

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Evanston - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

INFORMATION MEETING for FULBRIGHT STUDY / RESEARCH AWARDS

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill @ s-hill@northwestern.edu for more information about Study/Research awards

All meetings will take place in the conference room at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. No RSVP

Are you interested in teaching English abroad? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Apr

13

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Evanston - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

INFORMATION MEETING for FULBRIGHT STUDY / RESEARCH AWARDS

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill @ s-hill@northwestern.edu for more information about Study/Research awards

All meetings will take place in the conference room at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. No RSVP

Are you interested in teaching English abroad? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Apr

14

Basic Research Seminar: Centrosome homeostasis in health and disease

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Basic Research Seminar Series of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer of Northwestern University presents:

Centrosome homeostasis in health and disease

Andrew Jon Holland, MA, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Light lunch provided.

The Basic Research Seminar series presents prominent basic science speakers weekly to inspire and promote ongoing cancer research at Northwestern University.

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Apr

15

"Phagocytes for Resolution, Repair, & Regeneration of CVD" Didactic Lecture

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Presented By:

Edward Benjamin Thorp, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics
Northwestern University


Feinberg Cardiovascular & Renal Research Institute

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Apr

17

Department of Physiology Seminar - Jill Letugeb, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Jill Letugeb, Ph.D.

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Apr

20

Pharmacology Seminar: Olimpia Meucci, M.D., Ph.D

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Olimpia Meucci, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Drexel University College of Medicine

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Apr

21

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Evanston - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

INFORMATION MEETING for FULBRIGHT STUDY / RESEARCH AWARDS

Interested in Fulbright Study/Research awards? Attend an information meeting to investigate options and discover Northwestern s Fulbright application process. Learn about deadlines, campus resources, and how to construct a competitive application. Fulbright funds across a broad range of fields in STEM, humanities, fine arts, journalism, and the social sciences.

Contact Stephen Hill @ s-hill@northwestern.edu for more information about Study/Research awards

All meetings will take place in the conference room at the Office of Fellowships, 1940 Sheridan Rd. No RSVP

Are you interested in teaching English abroad? The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship program may be right for you. For information, please email Amy Kehoe at amy.kehoe@northwestern.edu.

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Apr

22

CDB Seminar Series - Ken Cadwell, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series Presents:

Ken Cadwell, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Department of Medicine, Skirball Institute, NYU Grossman School of Medicine

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Apr

23

Department of Surgery Research Conference

Chicago - 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Research residents, postdocs, staff, and other present their research projects in a bimonthly conference. Any Faculty and Research Staff are welcome to attend and learn.

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Apr

23

Virology Club: Caitlin Pegg

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"TBD"

Caitlin Pegg. Smith Lab. Northwestern University.

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Apr

24

Department of Physiology Seminar - Peter Rapp, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Peter Rapp, Ph.D.

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Apr

27

Pharmacology Seminar: Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kirill Martemyanov, Ph.D.
Co-Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Associate Professor, Department of Metabolism & Aging
Faculty, Graduate Program
The Scripps Research Institute, Florida Campus

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