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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

Robert Skibbens, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences, Lehigh University

Cell Biology of Cancer

Cancer

09/22/14

Lynne Cassimeris, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences, Lehigh University

The Cytoskeleton and 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, MA

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

Dena Davis, J.D., Ph.D.

Religion, Lehigh University

Ethical Considerations in Reproductive Biotechnologies

Bioethics

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

Vassie Ware, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences, Lehigh University

Microbial Pathogenesis: Bacteriophage Strategies for Mitigating Disease

Infectious Diseases

11/21/14

Bryan Berger, Ph.D.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Bioengineering Program

Microbial Pathogenesis: Development of Biocontrol Agents to Degrade Biofilms

Infectious Diseases

11/24/14

Xuanhong Cheng, Ph.D.

Materials Science & Engineering; Bioengineering Program

Microbial Pathogenesis: Development of Microdevices for Pathogen Detection

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

Preventing Waterborne Diseases

Infectious Diseases

12/05/14

Vassie Ware, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences

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