Fall 2022 Seminar Series

Fridays at 1 PM, 6364 Scott Hall and on Zoom
Lunch with graduate students and postdocs 12-1, seminars 1-2, unless otherwise noted
Meeting ID: 979 4049 3197; Passcode: 214332

Date Speaker   Title Location
09/02/22 Howard Crawford, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Scientific Director, Henry Ford Pancreatic Cancer Center, Henry Ford Health

"Targeting Cellular Crosstalk in Pancreatic Cancer"



Russ Hart, Ph.D. Past President, Founder, Arbor Bioassays

"Career Seminars: So You Want to Start a Biotech Company"

09/16/22 Marianna Sadagurski, Ph.D.     Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Wayne State University

"Molecular mechanisms of benzene-induced metabolic dysregulation"

09/23/22 Weizhou Zhang, Ph.D.           

Dr. and Mrs. James Robert Spencer Professor of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida Health Cancer Center

"Basal and luminal mammary epithelial cells in breast-cancer initiation"  
09/30/22 Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
Associate in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital
Healey Family ALS Endowed Chair for Research

"Disruption of RNA metabolism in neurodegenerative diseases and emerging therapeutic strategies"  

Thad Schug, Ph.D.


Laura Manella, Ph.D.


Pamela Wernett, Ph.D


Laurent Taupenot, Ph.D.


Senior Program Officer, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Scientific Writer/Editor, Communications and Public Liaison Branch, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)    

Senior Health Science Policy Analyst, Office of Science Policy and Communications (OSPC), NIAAA       

Scientific Review Officer, NIH Center for Scientific Review      

"Career Seminars: Career Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health"

10/14/22 Joongkyu Park, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University

"How neurons encode memory: Molecular tools to study memory mechanisms"

10/21/22 Andrew D. Patterson, Ph.D.

John T. and Paige S. Smith Professorship, Professor of Molecular Toxicology, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University

"How xenobiotics and diet impact the microbiome and metabolites"  
10/28/22 Susan K Fried, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Translational Adipose Biology and Obesity at the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Institute, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

"Growth and function of adipocytes & sex specific effects"  
11/04/22 Stephanie Grainger, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Van Andel Institute

"Specific Wnt/ Fzd signals are required for hematopoietic stem cell development"  

Laurie Svoboda, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan

"Sex-Specific Effects of Environmental Exposures on Cardiac DNA Methylation and Function"

11/18/22 Grover Miller, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UAMS – University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

"Assessing Drug Bioactivation Risks through Augmented Intelligence"  
11/25/22 Thanksgiving Break- no classes      
12/02/22 Tom Clandinin, Ph.D. Shooter Family Professor of Neurobiology, Stanford University "TBD" (neuronal circuit assembly, maintenance, and impacts on behavior)  



Xiang Zhang, Ph.D.

(Room 2268)

Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine

"The evolving cancer-niche interactions during bone metastasis"