BTP Seminar Spring 2021

BTP Sponsored Seminars Spring 2021:

Kristala L. J. Prather, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
“Engineered Autonomous Control of Metabolic Pathways”
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Yu Chen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (BME)
“Multimodal Optical Imaging: Technology, Application, and Translation”
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Michael Heeman, MIT Biology & The Koch Institute
“Finding New Mechanisms for Old Cancer Drugs”
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 3:45pm
Host: Richard Goldsby
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link

Cathal Kearney, UMASS Biomechanical Engineering
“It Will All Get Better with Time – Controlling the Timing of Therapeutic Delivery to Enhance Regenerative Medicine Strategies”
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 3:45pm
Host: Barbara Osborne
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link

Dame Carol Robinson, University of Oxford
“Protein complexes subjected to tandem mass spectrometry reveal allosteric binding partners”
Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact chemseminar@umass.edu for link

Julianne Holloway, Arizona State University
“Designing biomaterials with spatiotemporal control for tissue engineering applications”
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Bill Muller, McGill University
“Inducible HER2 expression in mice and the signaling in cancers”
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 3:45pm
Host: Jerry Joseph & Prabin Majhi
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link

María Julissa Ek Ramos Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
“Microbial endophytes for sustainable crop production”
Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 4:00pm
Host: Miriam Hernandez-Romero
Zoom: contact pb@bio.umass.edu to be on email list to receive zoom link

Clare Smith, Duke University
“Host-pathogen genetic interactions underlie tuberculosis disease states”
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 3:45pm
Host: Alissa Rothchild
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link

Aaron Meyer, University of California, Los Angeles
“Mixture models of cell populations and signaling to understand heterogeneous drug response”
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 4:00pm
Host:  Shelly Peyton
Zoom: contact mpenland@umass.edu to be on email list to receive zoom link

Costas D. Maranas, Pennsylvania State University,
“Using Computations to Design Pathways Using de novo Steps”
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Mark Saltzman, Yale
“Polymer Nanoparticles for Intracellular and Targeted Delivery of Drugs and Biologics”
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Li Lan, Harvard University
“Understanding and Targeting the R-Loop-Mediated DNA Damage Response in cancer”
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 3:45pm
Host: Aman Sharma & Joseph Jerry
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link

Cintia Stival, Cell Signal Transduction Networks, Institute of Molecular & Cellular Biology of Rosario, Argentina
“Being at the right place at the right time: modulation of PKA position during sperm capacitation”
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – 4:00pm
Host: Ana Maria Salicioni
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link

Seminar: 2019 Best Dissertation Award Seminars
Thursday, April 8, 2021 – 11:30am
Sualyneth Galarza & Ashish Kumar
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Katja Lamia, The Scripps Research Institute
“TBA”
Monday, April 19 12:00pm 
Host:  Michelle Farkas
Zoom: contact mpenland@umass.edu to be on email list to receive zoom link

Kathryn Whitehead, Carnegie Mellon University
“From Farm to Pharmacy: A Strawberry-Derived Solution to Oral Protein Delivery”
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Gabriela Gonzalez-Perez, National Institute of Perinatology “Isidro Espinosa de los Reyes”
“Analyzing the effect of early-life antibiotic treatment on peripheral blood immune cells in premature infants”
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 – 3:45pm
Host: Lisa Minter
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link

Alumni Lecture 1: Rachel Segalman, University of California, Santa Barbara
“TBA”
Thursday, April 22, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Arthi Jayaraman, University of Delaware
“TBA”
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 11:30am
Zoom: contact wallace@ecs.umass.edu for link

Cyrus Ghajar, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“TBA”
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 – 4:00pm
Host:  Shelly Peyton
Zoom: contact mpenland@umass.edu to be on email list to receive zoom link

Sharon Cantor, UMass Medical School
“Focusing on the Gap in Chemotherapy Response”
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – 3:45pm
Host: Aman Sharma, Janhavi Phadkar, &  Joseph Jerry
Zoom: contact lwest0@vasci.umass.edu for link