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Fall 2013 Seminar Series has concluded
4 PM Thursdays in Ellington Hall Auditorium (EH100)
Reception - 3:30 PM in Ellington Hall Foyer
Spring Seminar Series 2014
1/23 Dr. Taosheng Chen, High Throughput Screening Center, St. Jude Children's Hospital.
"Overcoming Cancer Drug Resistance: the roles of Xenobiotic PXR/CAR, microRNAs and
P53"; host, Dr. Gartner.
1/30 Dr. Patrick Abbot, Department of Biological Sciences, Vanderbilt University.
"Mutualisms between animals and microbes, and the shape of evolution"; host, Dr. Duane
2/6 William Gutzke Memorial Seminar: Dr. Dan Janes, NIH. "Frequency and mechanism
of evolutionary turnover in reptilian sex determination"; host, Dr. Simco.
2/13. Dr. Jeff Benetzen, Department of Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, Plant
Evolution. "Comparative analysis of grass genome structure, function and evolution";
host Dr. Bayer.
2/20 Dr. Kathleen J. Green, Department of Pathology, Northwestern University (Chicago,
IL), "Desmosomes: at the Crossroads of Adhesion and Signaling in Differentiation and
Disease"; host, Dr. Skalli.
2/27 Dr. Linda Hendershot, Tumor Cell Biology, St. Jude Children's Hospital Research
Hospital, Memphis, TN; "Maintaining ER homeostasis via the UPR: some unanticipated
aspects pertinent to tumor growth"; host, Dr. Liu.
3/6 Dr. Julia Hurwitz, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Hospital,
HIV vaccines (tba); host, Dr. Gartner.
3/27 Dr. Michael Smolensky, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas
at Austin, Austin, TX; "Human circadian rhythms and chrono-therapeutic approaches";
Host, Dr. Liu
4/3 Dr. Oliver Kocher, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, "Regulation
of HDL receptor SR-BI expression by the multi PDZ domain adaptor protein PDZK1"; host
4/10 Dr. Ronald Bonett, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Tulsa, "Do
complex life cycle shifts influence diversification and reproductive isolation?",
host, Dr. Simco.
4/18 Dr. Vicki Funk, Smithsonian Institute: title to be announced. Dr. Bayer.
4/25 Dr. Hans-Rudolf Berthoud, Neurobiology of Nutrition Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical
Research Center, Louisiana State University, "Bariatric surgery: happy with less or
eternally hungry?"; host, Dr. Freeman.
It is our great pleasure to announce that the Materials Science Laboratory at the
University of Memphis is now open (located in the Integrated Microscopy Center in
the basement of the Life Sciences Building).. We encourage you visit our website.
Featuring an X-ray photoelectron spectrometer (XPS) and a class 1000 clean room equipped
with a deposition unit, photo-lithography station, wire bonder and spin coater, the
Materials Science Lab is the first of its kind in west Tennessee. With professional
staff and equipment enabling research and training for students, postdocs, and researchers
in micro-fabrication and surface characterization, this facility significantly enhances
the University's capabilities and competitiveness in the targeted growth area of interdisciplinary
Omar Skalli, PhD (Director, IMC)
Felio Perez, PhD (Material Science Laboratory Manager, IMC)
Lou G. Boykins, BSc (Coordinator, IMC)