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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
01/23/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Sharon Ramey VTLSS: Dr. Sharon Ramey, "The Civil Rights of Health, Education, and Biology: MLK's Enduring Legacy" Dr. John Phillips
01/30/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Daniel Kearns VTLSS: Dr. Daniel Kearns, "CsrA and flagellar structural homeostasis in Bacillus subtilis" Dr. Clay Caswell
02/06/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Hironori Funabiki VTLSS: Dr. Hironori Funabiki, "Building micron-scale architectures on chromatin" Dr. Silke Hauf
02/13/2015 - 12:20am Dr. Eric Ward VTLSS: Dr. Eric Ward, "An integrated approach to discovering useful traits and biologicals" Dr. Boris Vinatzer
02/20/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Nicholas Provart VTLSS: Dr. Nicholas Provart, "Raising the BAR for Hypothesis Generation in Plant Biology Using Large Data Sets" Dr. Ruth Grene
02/27/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. David Mosser VTLSS: Dr. David Mosser, "Macrophage regulation of immune/inflammatory responses" Dr. Liwu Li
03/06/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma VTLSS: Dr. Ana Fernandez-Sesma, "Immune modulation mechanisms of dengue virus" Dr. Elankumaran Subbiah
03/13/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. S.J. Henning VTLSS: Dr. S.J. Henning, "Intestinal Stem Cells: Keys to Regenerative Medicine on the GI Tract" Dr. Nanda Nanthakumar
03/20/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Roger Deal VTLSS: Dr. Roger Deal, "Gene regulatory mechanisms in plant development" Dr. Zack Nimchuk
03/27/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Anna Panchenko VTLSS: Dr. Anna Panchenko, "Modulation of protein-protein binding: physicochemical principles and applications" Dr. Alexy Onufreiv
04/03/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Rick Tarleton VTLSS: Dr. Rick Tarleton, "The how's and why's of an avirulent live vaccine for Chagas disease" Dr. Pablo Sobrado
04/10/2015 - 12:20pm TBD VTLSS: VBI Dr. Chris Barrett
04/17/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Kelly Hughes VTLSS: Dr. Kelly Hughes, "The reducible complexity of the bacterial flagellum" Dr. Birgit Scharf
04/24/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Angelika Amon VTLSS: Dr. Angelika Amon, "Cellular Consequences of Aneuploidy" Dr. Daniela Cimini
05/01/2015 - 12:20pm Dr. Angela Scarpa VTLSS: Dr. Angela Scarpa, "The Life and Times of Autism Spectrum Disorder" Dr. Carla Finkielstein