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Class Schedule - Fall 2014

Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 10:10 to 11:00 a.m.

Please note:  This schedule is tentative and subject to change.
Please check regularly for any updates.

 

Date Lecturer Department/Institution Topic Focus
08/25/14 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Course Goals and Expectations Introduction
08/27/14 Selected faculty panel Biological Sciences; Religion, Lehigh University Ethical Considerations in the Biosciences Bioethics
08/29/14 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Introduction to Cell Biology and Mechanisms of Gene Expression Background: cell and molecular biology
09/01/14 Labor Day – no class
09/03/14 Dena Davis, J.D., Ph.D. Religion
Lehigh University
Ethical Considerations of the Genomics Revolution Bioethics
09/05/14 Jutta Marzillier, Ph.D. Biology
Kutztown University, PA
Human Genome and Genomics in Medicine Genomics
09/08/14 Daniel Lopresti, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Engineering & Applied Science Computer Science & Engineering
Lehigh University
Bioinformatics: Genes and Genomes Computer Science and Genomics
09/10/14 Brian Chen, Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering
Lehigh University
Structural Bioinformatics: Proteins Computer Science and Proteomics
09/12/14 Andrew Endy, Ph.D., HHMI Visiting Scholar Bioengineering
Stanford University, CA
Engineering Biological Systems Synthetic Biology
09/15/14 Michael Kuchka, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Transcriptomics Genomics and Cancer
09/17/14 Gregory Lang, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Genomics and Evolution Genomics
09/19/14 Lynne Cassimeris, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
The Cytoskeleton and Cancer Cancer
09/22/14 Robert Skibbens, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Cell Biology of Cancer Cancer
09/24/14 Linda Lowe-Krentz, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Oncogenes and Cancer Cancer
09/26/14 EXAM 1
09/29/14 R. Michael Burger, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Information Processing in the Nervous System Neuroscience
10/01/14 John Nyby, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior Neuroscience
10/03/14 Ryan Wynne, Ph.D. Biological Sciences 
St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY
Drugs and Behavior Neuroscience
10/06/14 Pacing Break – no class
10/08/14 Jing Liu Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
Brain Machine Interfaces Neuroengineering
10/10/14 Julie Haas, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
The Ever-changing Brain Neuroscience
10/13/14 Julie Miwa, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Genes and the Brain Neuroscience
10/15/14 Neal Simon, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Diseases of the Nervous System Neuroscience
10/17/14 Neal Simon, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Drug Development for Central Nervous System Disorders Neuroscience and Drug Development
10/20/14 Chao Zhou, Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering
Lehigh University
Optical Imaging for Neuroscience and Developmental Biology Engineered Bioimaging
10/22/14 Michael Layden, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Developmental Neurobiology using Model Organisms Developmental Neurobiology
10/24/14 Craig Ferris, Ph.D., HHMI Visiting Scholar Psychology
Northeastern University
Methods and Applications in Behavioral Neuroscience Research Neuroscience
10/27/14 EXAM 2
10/29/14 Linda Lowe-Krentz Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Cardiovascular Disease Physiology
10/31/14 Beth Careyva, M.D. Lehigh Valley Health Network, PA Diabetes: Pathophysiology and Treatment Strategies Physiology
11/03/14 Joshua Slee, Ph.D. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA Mitigating the Inflammatory Response:  Medical Device Applications Physiology
11/05/14 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Physiology
11/07/14 M. Kathryn Iovine, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Bone Growth and Development Physiology
11/10/14 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Stem Cells, Part II Physiology
11/12/14 Amber Rice, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Evolutionary Perspectives on Emerging Diseases Infectious Diseases
11/14/14 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Antibiotics and Drug Development Infectious Diseases
11/17/14 Amber Rice, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
Why Don’t These Drugs Work Anymore? Infectious Diseases
11/19/14 Peter Shank, Ph.D. Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Brown University
Viral Pathogens Infectious Diseases
11/21/14 Bryan Berger, Ph.D. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Bioengineering Lehigh University Microbial Pathogenesis: Development of Biocontrol Agents to Degrade Biofilms Infectious Diseases
11/24/14 Xuanhong Cheng, Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering; Bioengineering Lehigh University Microbial Pathogenesis: Development of Engineered Microdevices Engineered Devices for Infectious Disease Diagnostics
11/26/14 Thanksgiving Holiday
No Classes
11/28/14
12/01/14 Bonnie Howell, Ph.D. Infectious Diseases
Merck & Co, PA
Antiviral Development: A Pharmaceutical Perspective Infectious Diseases
12/03/14 Kristen Jellison, Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering
Lehigh University
Preventing Waterborne Diseases Infectious Diseases
12/05/14 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences
Lehigh University
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