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Seminar Series

Join us most Mondays at 12:15 pm all seminars are currently held via zoom.

For the health and safety of our community during the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, our CDB Monday Seminar will be held in a virtual format. Please check the CDB Calendar and this page regularly for updates.

Monday’s weekly seminars are on cutting-edge topics in Cell or Developmental Biology, as well as Stem Cell and Epithelial Biology. Visiting speakers are invited from a variety of institutions through-out the US.  The seminar takes place almost every Monday during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Winter 2021 Seminars

February 2 @ 12:15 pm: Terry Lechler, Ph.D., presents ”Cytoskeletal control of tissue morphogenesis and function”. Dr. Lechler is an Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, DukeUniversity and is hosted by Ian Macara. The Lechler Lab studies the morphogenesis of epithelia – the cells/tissues that cover our body and our internal organs. They concentrate on two highly proliferative tissues, the skin and the intestine.  Flyer

** February 15: Jonathan Irish’s talk scheduled for this Monday is being postponed to afford an opportunity to attend this virtual event: Inclusion and Equity in Biomedical Research

March 1: TBD *stay tuned* Dr. Cleaver’s talk has moved to March 22, see details below

March 15 @ 12:15 pm: Irina Kaverina Ph.D.  presents:“Insulin Secretion and Microtubules”  Dr. Kaverina is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine   Flyer

March 22 @ 12:15 pm *new date* : Odine Cleaver, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, UT Southwestern. Dr. Cleaver is hosted by Guoqiang Gu. The Cleaver lab focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cell fate specification during blood vessel development and organogenesis.

**Tuesday** March 30 @ 4 pm: Ana Paula Arruda, Ph.D. presents Discovery Science Emerging Scholars lecture: “Interorganelle communication in metabolic health and disease.” Dr. Arruda is a Research Scientist in the Department of Molecular Metabolism at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Arruda’s virtual seminar and visit are hosted by selection subcommittee of the CDB Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Committee. Flyer

April 5: **12.00 pm** Thorold Theunissen, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis presents “Understanding human pluripotent stem cell states and their applications.“ Dr. Theunissen is hosted by Chris Wright and The Vanderbilt Program in Developmental Biology.

** to be rescheduled: Jonathan Irish, Ph.D., presents “T-REX: A New Machine Learning Approach Reveals Rare and Mechanistically Significant Cells in Longitudinal Studies”. Dr Irish is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

2020 Seminars

Special Seminars
10/30 Greg Siskind presented: “Immigration and the 2020 Election – A Preview of Possible Outcomes” Greg Siskind was hosted by CDB DEI International Scholars Subcommittee
12/8 Christina Termini, President’s Postdoctoral Scholar, UCLA presented “Leveraging Proteoglycans for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Regeneration” , Dr. Termini has hosted by CDB DEI committee and her talk was part of the VBS Emerging Scholar Lecture Series

Monday Seminars
· 8/24 Jadranka Lonkarek, NIH presented “The Mechanisms of Centriole Assembly”
· 9/14 Maureen Barr, Rutgers University presented “The Fundamental Biology of Ciliary Extracellular Vesicles: Biogenesis, Cargo, Function, Targets”, Dr. Barr was hosted by PEVR
· 9/28 J. César Cárdenas, Ph.D. presents “Endoplasmic Reticulum – Mitochondria Communication and the Calcium Spark of Life”
· 11/2 Jessica Feldman, Stanford University presented “Patterning the Microtubule Cytoskeleton during Development”, Dr. Feldman was hosted by PDB
· 11/23 Barth Grant, Rutgers University presented “Fighting for territory on the endosomal membrane, send in the RME”
· 12/7 Lilian Kabeche, Yale University presented “Non-canonical roles of ATR and the DDR pathway promote genome stability”. Dr. Kabeche was hosted by CDB EDI committee