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Department of Biological Sciences Inga Richter Spring 2021 Seminar Series

In memory of a former doctoral student lnga R. Richter. Inga was dedicated to her students and profession. She felt that her teaching responsibilities did not stop in the classroom; they stopped when her students understood. All Seminars will be held online starting at noon via Zoom. 

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Mon. 1-Feb
DNA damage responses modulate macrophage transcriptional networks during bacterial infection
Dr. Abigail Rodriguez Morales
CUNY Hunter College
Host: Ben Ortiz


Mon. 8-Feb
Functional states of microglia in health and disease
Dr. Pinar Ayata
Host: Maria Pereira


Mon. 22-Feb
Label-free quantitative chemometric fluorescence, phase, and birefringence microscopy for cell imaging and medical diagnosis
Dr. Min Xu
CUNY Hunter College
Host: Maria Pereira

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Meeting ID: 842 0475 6566


Mon. 1-Mar
Regeneron’s rapid response technologies to create human monoclonal antibodies against emerging viral threats: MERS, Ebola, SARS-COV2, and ?
Dr. Neil Stahl
Host: Shirley Raps

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Mon. 8-Mar
Reprogramming our understanding of development and disease
Dr. Athanasia Panopoulos
University of Notre Dame
Host: Jill Bargonetti

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Mon. 15-Mar
Schwann cell metabolism and myelin maintenance
Dr. Carla Taveggia
San Raffaele Hospital, Milano
Host: Carmen Melendez

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Mon. 22-Mar
The ecology and evolution of pathogens in bacterial communities
Dr. Jinyuan Yan
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Host: Weigang Qiu

Personal Meeting ID: 357 361 3633

Mon. 5-Apr
Chemical approaches towards understanding PTEN regulation by multi-site phosphorylation
Dr. Daniel Dempsey
Harvard Medical School
Host: Jill Bargonetti

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Mon. 12-Apr
Interplay between trypanosome lytic factor and innate immune system to fight against cutaneous leishmaniasis
Dr. Jyoti Pant
CUNY Hunter College
Host: Jayne Raper

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Meeting ID: 917 8457 9147

Passcode: 160816

Mon. 19-Apr
Evolution of brain pathways for vocal learning and spoken language
Dr. Erich Jarvis
Rockefeller University
Host: Shirley Raps

Mon. 26-Apr
The sick sense is in the nose

Dr. Ivan Rodgriguez
University of Geneva
Host: Paul Feinstein

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Meeting ID: 963 9814 9622
Passcode: 589018


Mon. 3-May
Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning for Bioinformatics: current progress and future prospects
Dr. Konstantinos Krampis
CUNY Hunter College
Host: Weigang Qiu

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Mon. 10-May
Reducing gene expression noise by targeted decondensation of gene loci
Dr.Sanjay Tyagi
Rutgers University
Host: Diana Bratu