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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.

2021 Seminars

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 @ **12.00 pm** : Ondine 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. Flyer

**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.

April 12: **12:00 pm** Kenneth S. Zaret, Ph.D.,  UPenn IRM and CDB presents “Overcoming Chromatin Barriers to Change Cell Fate” Dr. Zaret is hosted by Chris Wright and The Vanderbilt Program in Developmental Biology and the Vanderbilt Center for Stem Cell Biology.

*new* April 19: 12:15 pm Fang Yan, M.D. Ph.D.,  candidate for a Secondary Appointment in CDB, presents “The feedback symbiosis between the gut microbiome and the host:  a novel concept for regulation of intestinal homeostasis.” Dr. Yan is a Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology at VUMC. Flyer

April 26: 12:15 pm Bob Coffey, M.D., presents “Advances in Isolation and Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles and Nanoparticles.“ Dr. Coffey is the Ingram Professor of Cancer Research, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at VUMC and Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University. Flyer

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