Pathobiology Department Seminar Series

Thursdays, 11:00 A.M.
IMS, Gant Building Room 20
(Refreshments are served in the Atrium of the Atwater Building at 10:15 a.m.)
Fall Semester 2017

August 31 - Dr. Vaibhav Saini (Hosted by Dr. Garmendia)
Tech Commercialization Services, UConn Health Center
“Transforming Lab Research into Products for Public Benefit”

September 7 - Dr. Raffi Aroian (Hosted by Dr. Risatti)
Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
“A Revolution in Global Health: A Soil Bacterium that Cures Intestinal Worms”

September 14 - Dr. Thomas Mather (Hosted by Dr. Verardi)
Center for Vector-Borne Disease & Tick Encounter Resource Center, University of Rhode Island
“How Tick Smart are You? Tips for Living in a “More Ticks in More Places” World”

September 21 - Dr. Aoife Heaslip (Hosted by Dr. Geary)
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
“Taking the Scenic Route – Vesicle Trafficking in Toxoplasma gondii”

September 28 - Ashley Kalinauskas (Hosted by Dr. Szczepanek)
Torigen Pharmaceuticals, Farmington, CT
“Veterinary Cancer Immuno-oncology: A young UConn alum's story from lab bench to successful start-up”

October 5 - Dr. Marta Gomez-Chiarra (Hosted by Dr. Levin)
Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science, University of Rhode Island
“Understanding Microbial – Host Interactions in Marine Invertebrates”

October 12

October 19 - Dr. Laijun Lai (Hosted by Dr. Zhou)
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut
“Using a Gene Engineering Approach and Stem Cell Technology to Prevent and Treat Cancer and Autoimmune Disease”

October 26 - Dr. Sarah Hird (Hosted by Dr. Risatti)
Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
“Influenza A infection and the cloacal microbiome of wild ducks”

November 2 - Dr. Lisa Freeman (Hosted by Dr. Bushmich)
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science Policy, Tufts University
“Natural Animal Models for Studying the Role of Nutrition in Cardiovascular Disease”

November 9 - Dr. Wendy Puryear (Hosted by Dr. Levin)
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University
“Disease burden in live-caught North Atlantic gray seal pups (Halichoerus grypus): Regional differences for influenza A virus, phocine distemper virus, and contaminant loads”

November 16 - Dr. Rahul Kanadia (Hosted by Dr. Smyth)
Department of Physiology & Neurobiology, University of Connecticut
“Understanding the Role of Minor Spliceosome in Development and Disease Pathogenesis”

November 30 - Dr. Andrea Bogomolni (hosted by Dr. Garmendia)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA
“Assessing Morbilliviral Susceptibility and Pathogenicity in Marine Mammals”

December 7 - Dr. Tracie A. Seimon (Hosted by Dr. Rosas Rosas)
Zoological Health Program, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY
"Genetic testing on-the-go: Developing applications for portable hand-held molecular technologies as conservation tools"

Contact Us

Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources
61 North Eagleville Road, Unit-3089
Telephone: (860) 486-4000
Fax: (860) 486-2794