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Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars


The Virginia Tech Life Science Seminars (VTLSS) is a university wide seminar series funded by the Fralin Life Science Institute.

The seminars run throughout the Spring and Fall semesters and take place on Fridays at 12.20pm in the Virginia Bioinformatics Conference Center (room 145).  These seminars are open to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty and staff.  You are not required to be in life sciences to attend; if a subject matter is of interest to you, we welcome your participation.  We also extend an invitation to join the speaker after the talk over a free lunch, to continue the discussion in a more informal setting.  Lunch places are limited so please email the host to sign up.  Don’t forget to add the seminar dates to your schedules. We look forward to seeing you!

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Seminar Schedule

Date Name of Speaker Title Contact Information Host
02/12/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia VTLSS: Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia, "To sleep or not to sleep: Why, how and when" Dr. Carla Finkielstein
02/19/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Mathias Lösche VTLSS: Dr. Mathias Lösche, "Determinants of Retroviral Gag Membrane Assembly" Dr. Daniel Capelluto
02/26/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Harris Bernstein VTLSS: Dr. Harris Bernstein, "Protein Secretion in Gram-Negative Bacteria by the Autotransporter Pathway" Dr. Daniel Slade
03/04/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Jim Alfano VTLSS: Dr. Jim Alfano, "Pseudomonas syringae type III effectors: Activities and targets inside plant cells" Dr. Boris Vinatzer
03/18/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Carla Green VTLSS: Dr. Carla Green, "Decrypting the mysterious role of CRYPTOCHROMES in setting the circadian period" Dr. Shihoko Kojima
03/25/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Heidi Stuhlmann VTLSS: Dr. Heidi Stuhlmann, "EGFL7 and miR-126: novel players in placental development and disease" Dr. Bill Huckle
04/01/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. James Slauch VTLSS: Dr. James Slauch, "Salmonella resistance to phagocytic superoxide" Dr. Ann Stevens
04/01/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Jim Slauch VTLSS: Dr. Jim Slauch, "Salmonella Resistance to Phagocytic Superoxide" Dr. Ann Stevens
04/08/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Michael Rosbash VTLSS: Michael Rosbash Dr. Carla Finkielstein
04/15/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Eve Wurtele VTLSS: Eve Wurtele, "New Genes, Ancient Networks" Dr. Royce Zia
04/22/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Xiongwei Zhu VTLSS: Dr. Xiongwei Zhu, "Abnormal mitochondrial dynamics contributes to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease" Dr. Bin Xu
04/29/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Christy Chang VTLSS: Dr. Christy Chang, "Studying complex diseases in the genomic area" dtzallen@v.tedu Dr. Doris Zallen
05/06/2016 - 12:20pm Dr. Michael Lampson VTLSS: Michael Lampson, "Violation of Mendel's First Law: cell biological mechanisms of meiotic drive" Dr. Daniela Cimini