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Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars


The Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars (VTLSS) are an interdepartmental seminar series funded by Fralin Life Science Institute, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and VBI. The seminars are held every Friday at 12:20 PM at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) Conference Center, during spring and fall semesters.

Seminar Schedule

Date Name of Speaker Title Contact Information Host
08/29/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Jun Wu VTLSS: Dr. Jun Wu, "Molecular Regulation and Therapeutic Potential of Brown and Beige Fat" Dr. Bin Xu
09/05/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Thomas Silhavy VTLSS: Dr. Thomas Silhavy, "Outer Membrane Biogenesis in Gram-Negative Bacteria" Dr. Ann Stevens
09/12/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Jamie Smyth VTLSS: Dr. Jamie Smyth, "New insights into regulation of electrical coupling in the heart" Dr. Carla Finkielstein
09/26/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Martin Roop VTLSS: Dr. Martin Roop, "Manganese transport and virulence in Brucella" Dr. Tom Inzana
10/03/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Craig Crews VTLSS: Dr. Craig Crews, "Small Molecule Control of Intracellular Protein Levels" Dr. David Kingston
10/10/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Joseph Smith VTLSS: Dr. Joseph Smith, "Cerebral malaria: Deadly parasite binding variants target endothelial protein C receptor" Dr. Belen Cassera
10/17/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Lynn Riddiford VTLSS: Dr Lynn Riddiford, "Unraveling the mystery of the hormonal control of insect metamorphosis" Dr. Patricia Dove
10/24/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Tamas Balla VTLSS: Dr. Tamas Balla, "Prying into the secrets of phosphoinositides with molecular imaging tools" Dr. Daniel Capelluto
10/31/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Donita Brady VTLSS: Dr. Donita Brady, "Interplay between copper acquisition and MAPK signal transduction: implications for BRAF mutation-positive melanoma treatment" Dr. Ed Smith
11/07/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Barbara Sherry VTLSS: Dr. Barbara Sherry, "The cardiac response to viral infection" Dr. X.J. Meng
11/14/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Katja Lamia VTLSS: Dr. Katja Lamia, "Cryptochromes: promiscuous circadian transcriptional repressors modulate glucose, drug, and tumor metabolism" Dr. Carla Finkielstein
11/21/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Mark Lange VTLSS: Dr. Mark Lange, "Relevance of secretory structures for the evolution of terpenoid chemical diversity in plants" Dr. Dorothea Tholl
12/05/2014 - 12:20pm Dr. Joseph Jarrett VTLSS: Dr. Joseph Jarrett, "Radical Enzymes Involved in Sulfur Metabolism: How Biotin is Formed Using Iron-Sulfur Clusters and Radical Chemistry" Dr. Bob White