GBCB Thursday Seminar Series


2013-2014 Seminar Series



Date Speaker Affiliation Title of Presentation Notes
August 28, 2014, 4:00pm Yufeng Fang GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Brett Tyler, Professor/ Director, Center for Genome Research & Biocomputing , OSU. The Oomycete Phytophthora sojae Uses Unique Nuclear Localization Signals to Direct Proteins into the Nucleus
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
May 01, 2014, 8:05pm Monica Viladomiu GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Professor of Immunology, VBI Anti-inflammatory properties of Oncostenum bojerianum extracts during Clostridium difficile infection in mice
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
April 24, 2014, 4:00pm Dan Sullivan GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Rebecca Wattam, Biology Lead, CyberInfrastructure Division, VBI Text Mining for Biocuration of Bacterial Infectious Disease
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
April 17, 2014, 4:00pm NO SEMINAR TODAY NO SEMINAR TODAY NO SEMINAR TODAY
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April 10, 2014, 8:03pm Pinyi Lu GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Professor of Immunology, VBI Novel Orally Active Ligands of Lanthionine Synthetase C-like Protein 2 Ameliorate Influenza-related Inflammation and Immunopatho
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
April 03, 2014, 4:00pm Hui Yi GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Ina Hoeschele, Professor, VBI and Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech To be announced
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
March 27, 2014, 4:00pm Dr. Kasturi Haldar Notre Dame Univ, Julius Nieuwland Professor of Biological Sciences-Director of Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases PIPs in pathogenic remodeling
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
March 20, 2014, 4:00pm Dr. Ji-Ping Wang Northwestern University, Chicago; Associate Professor, Dept of Statistics A locally convoluted cluster model for nucleosome positioning signals in chemical map
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
March 06, 2014, 6:18pm Gareth Highnam GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: David Mittleman, VBI and Dept of Biological Sciences, VT Optimizing Analysis Pipeline for Improved Variant Discovery
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
February 27, 2014, 4:00pm Nick Kinney GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisors: Igor Sharakhov, Dept of Entomology at VT and Dr. Alexey Onufriev, Dept of CS and Physics, VT How to identify chromosome-nuclear envelope attachments and determine their effect on 3D genome organization
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
February 20, 2014, 4:00pm Zalman Vaksman GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Harold (Skip) Garner; VBI and Depts. of Biology and Computer Science at VT Investigation of Somatic Microsatellite Variability in Congenital DNA Repair Disorders Using Next-Gen Exome Sequencing
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
February 06, 2014, 4:00pm Dr. Emmit R Jolly Case Western Reserve, Asst. Professor of Biology Genetic strategies to understand parasitic schistosome worms
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
January 30, 2014, 4:00pm Dr. Jae Kyong Kim, Mathematica Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University Identifying Structure and Functions of Biochemical Interaction Network in Cellular Clocks
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
January 23, 2014, 4:00pm Brantley Hall GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisors: Jake Tu, Dept. of Insights into mosquito sex-determination from Y chromosome genes
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
December 05, 2013, 3:41pm Dr. Eric Van Wyck, University of Minnesota Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Associate Professor, Extensible Domain-specific Programming for the Sciences
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
November 21, 2013, 4:00pm Alex Weisberg GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. John Jelesko, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Physiology & Weed Science "De novo assembly of the Toxicodendron radicans transcriptome"
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
November 14, 2013, 4:00pm Andrei E. Medvedev, Associate Professor, Dept. of Immunology University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) Farmington, CT Regulation of Toll-like Receptor Signaling, Mutations and Disease
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
November 07, 2013, 4:00pm Dr. Stuart C. Sealfon, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, NY Information Coding of Dendritic Cell Responses to Virus Infection
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
October 31, 2013, 4:00pm Hui Yi GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Ina Hoeschele, Professor, VBI and Department of Statistics, Virginia Tech Penalized Multi-Marker versus Single-Marker Regression Methods for Genome-Wide Association Studies of Quantitative Traits
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
October 24, 2013, 4:00pm Ed Dougherty GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. James Turner, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Tech Multiscale Simulations of the Cardiovascular System
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
October 17, 2013, 4:00pm Dr. Robert A. Cramer, Jr. Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College Got O2? Oxygen and Microbe-Host Interaction Outcomes
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
October 10, 2013, 4:00pm Shernita Lee GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Reinhard Laubenbacher, Co –Director, Center for Quantitative Medicine, University of Conne A Computational Approach: Investigation of the Host-Fungal Interaction in Airway Epithelial Cells
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
October 03, 2013, 2:54pm Caitlin Rivers GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Bryan Lewis-VBI/NDSSL and Dr. Stephen Eubank-Professor, VBI Deputy Director, Network Dynam Modeling Emergence Scenarios of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
September 26, 2013, 4:00pm Hang Zhang GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Jinhua Xing, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech A Statistical Mechanics Model for the Collective Epigenetic Histone Modification Dynamics
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
September 19, 2013, 4:00pm Kartik Subramanian GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor:Dr. John J. Tyson, Univ Distinguished Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences Potential Role of a Bistable Histidine Kinase Switch in the Asymmetric Division Cycle of Caulobacter crescentus
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
September 12, 2013, 4:00pm Ha X. Dang GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. : Christopher B. Lawrence, Associate Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, VT Machine Learning in Fungal Genome Annotation and Comparison
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
September 05, 2013, 4:00pm Adri Carbo GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, Professor of Immunology, VBI Predictive modeling of mucosal immune responses during Helicobacter pylori infection
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
August 29, 2013, 4:00pm Matt Morris GBCB Doctoral Candidate. Advisor: Dr. Liwu Li, Dept of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech Mechanisms and Intervention Strategies for Chronic Low-grade Inflammation
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
April 25, 2013, 4:00pm Danielle Hyun-jin Choi GBCB Doctoral Candidate; Advisor Dr. Brett M. Tyler, Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University Mathematical Modeling of Phytophthora sojae Effector Gene Evolution
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
April 18, 2013, 4:00pm Dr. Ami Radunskaya, Professor of Mathematics, Pomona College, Claremont, CA GBCB Seminar Guest Speaker "How much and how often? Using mathematics to design cancer vaccines."
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
April 04, 2013, 4:00pm Alex Weisberg GBCB Doctoral Candidate; Advisor Dr. John Jelesko--Dept of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science at VT Coming soon
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
March 28, 2013, 4:00pm Dr. Alex Feltus, Clemson University, Dept. of Genetics and Biochemistry GBCB Seminar Guest Speaker; Hosted by GBCB and Dr. Ruth Grene A Simple Approach to Building Bigger Co-Expression Networks
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
March 21, 2013, 4:00pm Ha X. Dang GBCB Doctoral Candidate; Advisor: Dr. Chris Lawrence Alternaria Comparative Genomics: Expansion of Carbohydrate Active Enzymes and Allergen Homologs in Clinically Relevant Saprophyt
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
March 07, 2013, 4:00pm Dr. Stephen Smith, University of Michigan, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology GBCB Seminar Guest Speaker Next generation phylogenetics: emerging tools and techniques for better understanding the tree of life
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
February 28, 2013, 4:00pm Matt Lux GBCB Doctoral Candidate; Estimation of absolute gene expression rate parameters from imaging cytometry data
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
February 21, 2013, 4:00pm Tian Hong GBCB Doctoral Candidate A theoretical framework for understanding heterogeneous differentiation of CD4+ T cells
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
February 14, 2013, 4:00pm Elijah Myers GBCB Doctoral Candidate; Advisors are Dr. Lenwood Heath-Dept. of CS at VT and Dr. Ruth Grene--Dept of PPWS at VT Beacon Pathway Editor: using Systems Biology Graphical Notation to represent signal transduction pathways
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
February 07, 2013, 4:00pm Cassy Phillipson GBCB Doctoral Candidate; Advisor Dr. Josep Bassaganya-Riera, NIMML, VBI at VT The role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ in immune responses to enteroaggregative Escherichia coli infection
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
January 31, 2013, 4:00pm Matthew Morris GBCB Doctoral Candidate; Advisor Dr. Liwu Li, Dept of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech Mechanisms and intervention strategies for chronic low-grade inflammation
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.
January 24, 2013, 4:00pm Chun Chen GBCB Doctoral Candidate, Advisor: John J Tyson, University Distinguished Professor, Dept of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech Modeling a Survival Signaling Switch in Breast Cancer Cells
Abstract
Pre-seminar social with coffee and cookies at 3:30. Public welcome! Seminar starts promptly at 4PM.

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