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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.

Mar

31

CANCELLED - 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

CANCELLED - CANCELLED: Peptidoglycan Fragment Production by the Pathogenic Neisseria - 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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Mar

31

CANCELLED - TEAM/SBDRC Seminar: How Cell Competition Shapes Tissue Colonization and Why it Matters

Chicago - 2:00 PM - 3:00 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:

How Cell Competition Shapes Tissue Colonization and Why it Matters

Eugenia Piddini, PhD
Professor of Cell Biology
School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of Bristol

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Mar

31

Zooming In: Practicing Zoom Features for Interactive Sessions

Online - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

You ve participated in Zoom, but have you opened a breakout room? Launched a poll? This workshop gives participants a chance to practice using key features of Zoom as a host (i.e., the person running the meeting) to prepare to facilitate interactive sessions and small group discussions on the platform. Facilitators will explain how and why to use breakout rooms, screen sharing, polls, and nonverbal feedback, and simulate hosting a meeting for participants. After completion of this workshop you will receive materials so you can run a similar Zoom practice session with your colleagues.

This workshop is open to Northwestern graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. If you ve never used Zoom before we recommend first attending one of NUIT s Introduction to Zoom for Instructors sessions.

Prior to Attending this workshop:

- Sign up for a Northwestern Zoom user account by visiting the Zoom login webpage and clicking the Log In button. Accounts are provisioned automatically after first login.
- Download the Zoom desktop application. Mobile users will need to download the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store. If you have previously used Zoom be sure to update to the latest version.

Note: The meeting link will be shared with registered participants via their Eventbrite registration confirmation

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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

02

CANCELLED - GWAN: Women in Research Symposium

Evanston - 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Celebrating 150 Years of Women at Northwestern, Graduate Women Across Northwestern (GWAN) will be hosting our first-ever Women in Research Symposium to showcase the wide range of research that women, non-binary, and gender-diverse graduate students are conducting at Northwestern across different disciplines.

The symposium will consist of a series of lightning talks followed by a combined poster session and networking reception with light refreshments. Support for this symposium is provided by The Graduate School. Everyone is welcome.

Registration is free but required. Please register below.

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Apr

03

CANCELLED - CANCELLED: Cellular Pathology in the Prefrontal Cortex in Neuropathic Pain - Theodore Price, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Theodore Price, PhD
Eugene McDermott Professor
Director, Systems Neuroscience Program, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Director of the Center for Advanced Pain Studies
University of Texas (UT) at Dallas

Join us remotely via Panopto.

It is now well-known that neuropathic pain causes dysfunction in the cortex in both humans and rodents. We have developed new behavioral methods and cellular profiling techniques to better understand how behavioral pathology is linked to molecular changes in the prefrontal cortex. I will discuss our work on how attentional set-shifting is disrupted in mice with neuropathic pain and how this can be rescued by different types of therapeutics. I will also discuss how neuropathic pain targets a subset of pyramidal neurons in the infralimbic cortex causing shrinkage of their axon initial segments, a change that can also be rescued by drug treatment. Finally, I will discuss our unpublished work using translating ribosome affinity purification to molecularly profile these neurons in neuropathic pain. Those experiments reveal similarities with transcriptomic differences that occur in chronic stress and reveal potential cortical targets for pain therapeutics.

Theodore (Ted) Price, PhD, is the Eugene McDermott Professor and Director of the Systems Neuroscience Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at University of Texas (UT) at Dallas. He is also the Director of the Center for Advanced Pain Studies at UT Dallas. He did his PhD work with Chris Flores and Ken Hargreaves at UT Health San Antonio and a postdoctoral fellowship at McGill University with Fernando Cervero. He started his independent laboratory in 2007 at University of Arizona School of Medicine and moved to UT Dallas in 2014. His lab is interested in molecular mechanisms driving the transition to chronic pain with a focus on drug development for chronic pain disease modification and on peripheral and central mechanisms of neuronal plasticity in response to injury. He has won numerous awards including the John C Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award from the American Pain Society and The Patrick D. Wall Young Investigator Award from the International Association for the Study of Pain. Ted serves on editorial boards for leading pain and neuroscience journals such as Pain and Journal of Neuroscience, and is a standing member of the Somatosensory and Pain Study Section for NIH.

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Apr

03

April in the Isles ZOOM Edition: Graduate Study in the UK

Online - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Would you like to study in the UK?

Join New Gates Cambridge Scholar and Sheffield Alumnus Nicky Swett (Bienen and Weinberg 16) for a conversation about graduate study in England.

This event will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships on Zoom.

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Apr

07

CANCELLED - Basic Research Seminar: Linking Epigenetics with Metabolism and Cancer: Lessons from SIRT6

Chicago - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

Linking Epigenetics with Metabolism and Cancer: Lessons from SIRT6

Raul Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD
Professor
MGH Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School

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

08

CANCELLED - CANCELLED - CDB Seminar Series: "Coping with Stress: Understanding how single cells make the decision to enter or exit the cell cycle"

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


CDB SEMINAR PRESENTATION:

Coping with Stress: Understanding how single cells make the decision to enter or exit the cell cycle

Steven Cappell, Ph.D.

Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator, Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics,

National Institute of Health National Cancer Institute

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

12:00 1:00 p.m.

SIMPSON QUERREY AUDITORIUM

303 E. Superior St

Chicago, Illinois

Coffee and cookies served promptly at 12:00pm

Related Publications
Cappell SD, Mark KG, Garbett D, Pack LR, Rape M, Meyer T. (2018) Emi1 switches from being a substrate
to an inhibitor of APC/C-Cdh1 to start the cell cycle. Nature. 558(7709), 313-317.

Cappell SD, Chung M, Jaimovich A, Spencer SL, Meyer T. (2016) Irreversible APC-Cdh1 inactivation
underlies the point of no return for cell cycle entry. Cell. 166(1), 167-80.

Host: Host: Dr. Dileep Varma, Assistant Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology





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



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Apr

08

April in the Isles ZOOM Edition: Graduate Study in Ireland

Online - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Would you like to study in Ireland?

Join Mitchell Scholar Alison Mahoney (School of Communications 14) for a conversation about graduate study on the Emerald Isle.

This event will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships on Zoom.

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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

13

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:

SOD2 acetylation triggers a mitochondria-driven pathway for stemness reprogramming in breast cancer

Marcelo Bonini, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Assistant Director for Basic Sciences Research
Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Chicago

Light refreshments provided.

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Apr

14

CANCELLED - 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

14

CANCELLED - [Cancelled] Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Getting Started

Evanston - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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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Apr

15

CANCELLED - "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

April in the Isles ZOOM Edition: Graduate Study Overseas

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Are you interested in study-abroad opportunities?

Join Dr. Elizabeth Lewis Pardoe for a conversation about applications for graduate study overseas.

This event will be hosted by the Office of Fellowships on Zoom.

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Apr

17

CANCELLED - CANCELLED: 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

18

CANCELLED - SPOT SciPol Symposium

Evanston - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Science Policy Outreach Task Force (SPOT) is excited to announce that the SPOT SciPol Symposium is back! If you would like to learn more about careers and activities at the interface of science and policy while networking with others who share these interests, then this is the symposium for you!

Register below by Tuesday, March 31 to reserve your spot as attendance is limited.

The SPOT SciPol Symposium will take place on Saturday, April 18 from 10:00 AM - 3:00 P< in Annenberg Hall at Northwestern's Evanston campus.

The program consists of a keynote address, a panel on the interface of science and policy, and breakout sessions.

For more information, check out SPOT's website or email spotforcenu@gmail.com.

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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

CANCELLED - CANCELLED - 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

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review

Evanston - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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.

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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

28

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: David Brooks, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: David Brooks, PhD / University of Toronto

Host: Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD

Topic: TBA

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Apr

28

Writing Effective Teaching Statements: Peer Review

Evanston - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

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Apr

29

CDB Seminar Series - Khuloud Jaqaman, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series Presents:

Khuloud Jaqaman, PhD

Assistant Proessor, Department of Biophysics, Department of Bioinformatics, UT Southwestern Medical Center

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May

01

CANCELLED - CANCELLED - CDB Seminar Series - Bob Goldstein, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Cell and Developmental Biology Seminar Series Presents:

Bob Goldstein, PhD

James L Peacock III Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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May

01

CANCELLED - CANCELLED: Department of Physiology Seminar - Helen Bateup, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Helen Bateup, Ph.D.

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May

05

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Joseph Bondy-Denomy, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Joseph Bondy-Denomy, PhD / University of California, San Francisco

Host: Gregory A. Smith, PhD

Topic: TBA

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May

08

CANCELLED - CANCELLED: Center for Translational Pain Research Seminar - Frank Porreca, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Frank Porreca, PhD
Associate Department Head, Department of Pharmacology
Professor of Anesthesiology, Cancer Biology - Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP), Pharmacology, and
Neuroscience - GIDP
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson

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May

11

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:

Emergent metabolic dynamics in microbial communities
Arthur Prindle, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Improving muscle function and metabolism: keep your finger on the glucocorticoid pulse and your eye on the clock
Mattia Quattrocelli, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Light refreshments provided.

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May

11

Pharmacology Seminar: Jennifer K. Richer, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Jennifer K. Richer, Ph.D.
Professor and Co-Director of the Cancer Center Pathology Core
University of Colorado - Denver

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May

12

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Jorge Alvarez, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Jorge Alvarez, MD, PhD / University of Illinois

Host: Immunology Graduate Students and Postocs / Coordinator- Igal Ifergan, PhD

Topic: TBA

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May

13

CDB Faculty Seminars Presents: Drs. Adriana Ferreira and Hongtao Chen

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CDB Faculty Seminars Presents:

Dr. Adriana Ferreira
12:00-12:30pm

Dr. Hongtao Chen
12:30-1:00pm

Ward 5-230, FSM Physiology Large Conference Room

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May

14

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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May

14

Virology Club: Dr. Stephen DiGiuseppe

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

"TBD"

Dr. Stephen DiGiuseppe. Walsh Lab. Northwestern University

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May

15

Department of Physiology Seminar - Kate Wassum, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Kate Wassum, Ph.D.

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May

16

SACNAS Midwest Regional Meeting

No Location -

This spring Northwestern's Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in STEM (SACNAS) chapter will be hosting the annual SACNAS Midwest Regional Meeting on Saturday, May 16, consisting of keynote talks, workshops, and lots of networking! The theme is Curating Your Career Through Science: Communication, Diversity, and Empowerment. This annual meeting is a great opportunity to meet other undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty from around the midwest!

You can register for the meeting and check out SACNAS's website below! SACNAS will continue to update the website as speakers and programming are confirmed. Stay tuned for exciting keynote announcements.

SACNAS also invites STEM graduate and undergraduate students to present a research poster or oral presentation. There is a section of the registration form linked below to specify your interest. This is a great opportunity to practice science communication!

If you would be interested in hosting regional meeting attendees from outside the Chicagoland area who need lodging for Saturday evening, please let SACNAS know by emailing nusacnas@gmail.com. This event will include SACNistas from states across the midwest, so if you could host, that would be very generous and much appreciated.SACNAS hopes to see you there! Please reach out if you have any questions.

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May

18

Pharmacology Seminar: Wenyi Wei, Ph.D.

Chicago - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wenyi Wei, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Director, Biochemistry Program
Cancer Research Institute, BIDMC Cancer Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

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May

19

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Arash Grakoui, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Arush Grakoui, PhD / Emory University

Host: Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster PhD

Topic: TBA

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May

21

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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May

22

Using Clickers in the Classroom

Evanston - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Clickers, which go by more formal names like Audience Response Systems (ARS), have both supporters and detractors among faculty and students. Two strong supporters will lead this workshop and discuss the several benefits of clickers for both the instructor and the class, and what the detractors are missing. We will discuss several systems you can use and provide some practical ideas for using clickers. Participants will write at least one clicker question.

Please bring a laptop or tablet to the workshop if possible.

Please download to your laptop, tablet, or smartphone PollEverywhere as it will be used in the workshop. Introductory use is free. At their website, click on Get Started.

Workshop Facilitators:

Professor Robert Linsenmeier is the Institutional co-leader of CIRTL at Northwestern. He has appointments in Biomedical Engineering (McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science) and Neurobiology (Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences) and a secondary appointment in Ophthalmology. Part of his research is in retinal physiology, particularly related to oxygen transport and the microenvironment, and part is in engineering education.

Professor Suzanne Olds is Assistant Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department and Chair of its Undergraduate Committee. She has used clickers for many years in her thermodynamics and statistics courses.

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May

26

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Wilmara Pabon, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Wilmara Pabon/ University of Wisconsin-Madison

Host: IMP Training Grant / Coordinator - Alfa Herrera

Topic: TBA

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May

27

CDB Faculty Seminars Presents: Drs. Rex Chisholm and Farida Korobova

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

CDB Faculty Seminars Presents:

Dr. Rex Chisholm
12:00-12:30pm

Dr. Farida Korobova
12:30-1:00pm

Ward 5-230, FSM Physiology Large Conference Room

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May

28

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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May

29

CANCELLED - Department of Physiology Seminar - Amanda Law, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The department of Physiology welcomes Amanda Law, Ph.D.

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Jun

02

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Helen Zgurskaya, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Helen Zgurskaya, PhD / University of Oklahoma

Host: M.-N. Frances Yap, PhD

Topic: TBA

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Jun

05

Department of Physiology Seminar - Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D.

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Department of Physiology welcomes Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D.

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Jun

09

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Hao Cell Shen, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Hao Cell Shen / University of Pennsylvania

Host: Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, PhD

Topic: TBA

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Jun

11

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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Jun

11

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Patricia A. Spear Colloquium in Virology

Chicago - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: TBA

Host: Richard Longnecker, PhD

Topic: TBA

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Jun

12

Center for Translational Pain Research Seminar - Antonello Bonci, MD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Antonello Bonci, MD
Scientific Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Neuroscience
Georgetown University School of Medicine

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Jun

18

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Gregory Tyson, PhD

Chicago - 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Gregory Tyson, PhD / US Food and Drug Administration

Host: Alan Hauser, MD, PhD

Topic: TBA

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Jun

25

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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Jun

30

Department of Microbiology-Immunology: Annaliesa Anderson, PhD

Chicago - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Seminar Title: TBA

Speaker: Annaliesa Anderson, PhD / University of Sheffield

Host: Bacteriology Graduate Students and Postdocs

Topic: TBA

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