Biology Department Events

Seminars in the biology department are typically on Wednesdays at 12 pm in Barnes Hall, Room 224. In addition to these biology seminars, a list of other seminar series and events on campus is: NC A&T Campus-Wide Calendar of Research Events, NSF BEACON Seminars (Fridays, 3:30 pm, McNair Lecture Room 4), NSF ERC + Bioengineering Joint Seminar Series (Fridays, 11 am, McNair Hall Auditorium), University News and Events and the Aggie Weekly Calendar.

List of Biology Department Seminars and Events

April 16, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Shyam Aravamudhan, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Topic: Nanobioelectronics: Convergence of Microsystems, Nanotechnology and Bioengineering
Host: Dr. Elimelda Ongeri

April 9, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Ricardo Parker, National University, Costa Mesa, CA
Topic: TBA
Host: Dr. Mary Smith

April 2, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Akamu Jude Ewunkem, EES Ph.D. Candidate
Topic: XCL1 is a Novel p53-Target Gene Mediating Apoptosis in Human Lymphoblasts Exposed to Diepoxybutane
Host: Dr. Perpetua Muganda

March 26, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Speaker and Topic: TBA

March 19, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Speaker and Topic: TBA

March 12, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Speaker and Topic: TBA

February 26, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Danielle Whittaker, Michigan State University
Topic: Signaling with Symbionts: Microbial Mediation of Avian Chemical Communication
Host: Dr. Randall Hayes

February 19, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Antonio Baines, NC Central University
Topic: Oncogenes as Molecular Targets in Pancreatic Cancer
Host: Dr. Catherine White

February 12, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
SPIRE Fellows
Topic: TBA
Host: Dr. Mary Smith

February 5, 2014
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Robert Newman, North Carolina A&T State University
Topic: New and Emerging Modes of Kinase Regulation
Host: Dr. Perpetua Muganda

January 17, 2014
Friday, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall Auditorium
Dr. Anton Weisstein, Truman State University
Topic: An Extra Sense: Learning Biology as a Quantitative Science

November 20, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Folker Meyer, Argonne National Laboratory
Topic: Current Bioinformatics Challenges in Shotgun Metagenomics

November 13, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Isabelle Leduc, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topic: The multifunctional trimeric autotransporter adhesin of Haemophilus ducreyi DsrA: defining yet another role in pathogenesis

November 6, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Shannon Jones (SPIRE Fellow)
Topic: The investigation of alveolar macrophage activation and dysfunction following smoke inhalation injury

October 30, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Michael Garcia, University of Missouri - Columbia
Topic: How to Build a Bigger, Faster Axon

October 24, 2013
Thursday, 5:30 - 6:30 pm, Student-Faculty Forum
Barnes Hall Auditorium
"Bridging the Gap" - forum sponsored by the Tau Phi chapter of Beta Beta Beta (Tri-Beta) Biological Honor Society

October 23, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Alexander Kinev, Creative Scientist Inc. and Dr. Dora Il'yasova, School of Public Health, Georgia State University
The Use of Endothelial Progenitor Cells to Study the Population Response to Biohazards

October 18, 2013
Friday, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Faculty Forum
Barnes Hall, Room 128
Dr. Ellen Goldey, Wofford College and PULSE Leadership Fellow
Discussion on Inquiry-based Learning and Assessment

October 16, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Shengmin Sang, North Carolina A&T State University
Bioactive Phytochemicals in Ginger for Cancer Prevention

October 2, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Laboratory of Scott Harrison (North Carolina A&T State University):
Alshae Logan, Biology Masters Graduate Student
Imani Sharpe, Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Junior
Corey Young, Biology Masters Graduate Student
Case Studies in Genomic Data and Host-Pathogen Coevolution

September 25, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Aaron J. Neal, Biology/Psychology/Chemistry Undergraduate Senior, North Carolina A&T State University
mRNA Expression of the Clock Gene BmaI in the Hippocampus and the Amygdala of Rats

September 18, 2013
Wednesday, 9 am - 3 pm
Barnes Hall, First Floor Atrium
MORE-STEM Graduate Fair

September 11, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Patrick Martin, North Carolina A&T State University
Rosehip Extracts and Their Anti-Oncogenic Properties: Developing a Natural Products Laboratory

August 29, 2013
Thursday, 4-6 pm
Barnes Hall, First Floor Atrium
Biology Student Organization Activities
TurnT Up!! Back to School Celebration

August 28, 2013
Wednesday, 12 pm
Barnes Hall, First Floor Atrium
MAPS Ice-Breaker and Student Activity
TurnT Up!! Back to School Celebration

August 27, 2013
Tuesday, 12 pm
Barnes Hall, First Floor Atrium
USNDA Ice-Breaker and Student Activity
TurnT Up!! Back to School Celebration

August 26, 2013
Monday, 12 pm
Barnes Hall, First Floor Atrium
Tri-Beta Ice-Breaker and Student Activity
TurnT Up!! Back to School Celebration

May 10, 2013
Friday, 4 pm, Biology Graduation Reception
Barnes Hall, First Floor Atrium
Faculty, Students, Families and Guests of the Department of Biology

April 19, April 26, and May 3, 2013
Fridays, 1 pm, Student Capstone Project Oral Defense Presentations
Barnes Hall, Auditorium
Dr. Robert Newman and Dr. Catherine White, North Carolina A&T State University

April 17, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Radiah Minor, North Carolina A&T State University
Diet and Lung-Inflammation: A Tale of Two Supplements

April 10, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Divi Venkateswarlui, North Carolina A&T State University
Protein-protein interactions in the activiation of human blood coagulation factor X zymogen by intrinsic tenase complex

April 3, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Carol Chrestensen, Kennesaw State University
Novel Mechanisms of MAPKAP Kinase 2 Regulation

March 27, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Timothy Raines, University of Virginia
Understanding LPA-dependent regulation of VCAM-1 in the ovarian cancer metastatic microenvironment and its impact on mesothelial invasion

March 20, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Elimelda Ongeri, North Carolina A&T State University
Meprin metalloproteases in acute and chronic kidney disease: studies to elucidate underlying mechanisms

March 14, 2013
Thursday, 6 - 7 pm, NSF/BEACON On-Campus Seminar
Academic Classroom Building, Room 107
Dr. Robert Pennock and Amy Lark, Michigan State University
Observing Evolution in Action in the Lab and in the Classroom

March 13, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Luisa Hiller, Carnegie Mellon University
Sex, War and Rumors: Driving Heterogeneity in Biofilms

February 27, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellows, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Shirley Crenshaw - The role of RPTPZ in endothelial and breast cancer cell adhesion
Emily Moorefield - The effects of aging on intestinal epithelial stem cells
Conner Sandefur - An integrated approach to investigating airway diseases

February 20, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellows, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Max Boeck - Protein-DNA binding dynamics on a genomic scale
Shannon Jones - Macrophage differentiation and dysfunction in the respiratory airways following thermal injury
Claire Gordy - The role of glucose in modulating autophagy

February 13, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Daniel Menendez, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Understanding the human p53 transcriptional network

January 30, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Dr. Teresa Leavens, North Carolina State University
Pharmacokinetic models for drug delivery

January 23, 2013
Wednesday, 12 - 1 pm, Department Seminar
Barnes Hall, Room 224
Science Education (McGraw-Hill Representative)

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