Seminar Schedule

2017-18 Seminar Series

The COM Research Seminar series is designed to serve all graduate student, post-doc and faculty researchers in the College of Medicine and/or affiliated with the BMS. An outstanding menu of speakers is being recruited, representing a broad range of interests. Speakers are encouraged to pitch their talks to a broad audience without compromising detail or rigor. We hope that all faculty, post-docs & graduate students will make an effort to incorporate this event into their regular weekly schedule of activities.

Please check back periodically as this information is subject to updates.


Seminar Date Speaker Type of Seminar Area of Expertise Room
8/24/17 Wayne T. McCormack, Ph.D. Career Development Career Planning – It’s Not Too Early! LG-101
Cancelled 9/7/17 Kristen Kwan, Ph.D. Career Development Assistant Professor for Human Genetics at the University of Utah *all first year students should attend the GMS 6003 seminar* LG-101
Cancelled 9/14/17 BethAnn McLaughlin, Ph.D.  Career Development Assistant Professor, Director of Community and Special Projects in the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vanderbilt Department of Neurology LG-101
Cancelled 9/14/17 David Joseph Kutrucz Career Development Chief Operating Officer & VP of Laboratory Operations and Education, NCF Diagnostics & DNA Technologies LG-101
10/5/17 Jason Weinstein Ph.D. Career Development Instructor, Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
10/19/17 Wayne T. McCormack, Ph.D. Career Development Mapping Research Career Directions LG-101
11/13/17 Zemer Gitai, Ph.D. Career Development/ Concentration Research “Mechano-microbiology: the how and why of bacterial cell shape” C1-7
11/16/17 Zahara Jaffer, Ph.D. Career Development Assistant Director and Licensing Officer, Office of Technology Licensing at the University of Florida LG-101
12/7/17 TBA Career Development C1-7
1/4/18 Philip Krause Career Development  Deputy Director in the Office of Vaccines Research and Review at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, MD  LG-101
1/11/18 TBA Career Development/ Concentration Research LG-101
1/18/18 TBA Career Development/ Concentration Research LG-101
1/25/18 TBA Career Development/ Concentration Research LG-101
2/1/18 Dan Littman, MD, PhD GSO Career Development New York University, 1st Annual Distinguished Lecture Series: “Influence of the microbiota on T cell immunity” LG-101
2/8/18 Ken Stedman, Ph.D. MSB-Concentration Research  Professor of Biology, Portland State University, Center for Life in Extreme Environments: “Viruses from Hell” C1-7
2/15/18 Tyler McCullough Student-led Laboratory of Dr. Shannon Boye – Towards a Gene Therapy for GUCY2D– associated cone rod dystrophy (CORD6) LG-101
2/22/18 Duane Pierson, Ph.D. GSO Career Development Former Director of Microbiology at NASA Johnson Space Center. Area: microbiology and immunology projects related to space flight LG-101
3/1/18 Olga Anczukow, Ph.D. MSA- Concentration Research Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory: “Alternative-splicing alterations in breast cancer: molecular and therapeutic insights from model systems” LG-101
3/15/18 Aleixo Santiago, Ph.D. Career Development/ Concentration Research Deputy Director Principal Scientist at Sanofi Pharmaceuticals LG-101
3/22/18 TBA TBA LG-101
3/29/18 Andrea Lin Student-led Laboratory of Dr. Clayton Mathews LG-101
4/5/18 TBA TBA LG-101
4/12/18 Jeffrey Ostrove, Ph.D. Career Development CEO of 3 biotechnology companies  LG-101
4/19/18 TBA TBA LG-101
4/25/18 Stephanie Gupton, Ph.D. MCB-Concentration Research

Stephanie L. Gupton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department  of Cell Biology & Physiology, UNC Neuroscience Center, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

C1-17 @10:45 am
4/25/18 Charles Rice, Ph.D. MSI-Concentration Research

Rockefeller University

LG-101 @ 4:00 pm
4/26/18 Angela Starks, Ph.D. MSG-Concentration Research

 Chief of the Laboratory Branch of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA