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Class Schedule - Fall 2013

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.

 

2013

Lecturer

Department/Institution

Topic

Focus

 

08/26

Vassie Ware, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences

Course Goals and Expectations

Introduction

 

08/28

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

Religion

Bioethics

Bioethics

 

08/30

Selected faculty panel

Biological Sciences

Challenges and controversies in bioethics, science, and engineering

Panel discussion with faculty and students

 

09/02

Labor Day – no class

 

09/04

Neal Simon, Ph.D.

Biological  Sciences

Inception, Total Recall and the Brain (part I)

Neuroscience

 

09/06

Neal Simon, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences

Inception, Total Recall and the Brain (part II)

Neuroscience

 

09/09

Julie Haas, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences

The ever-changing brain

Neuroscience

 

09/11

John Nyby, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Drugs, the brain, and behavior

Neuroscience

 

09/13

Ryan Wynne, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences
St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY

Drugs and behavior

Neuroscience

 

09/16

Julie Miwa, Ph.D.

Biological Sciences

Genes and the Brain

Neuroscience

 

09/18

Jing Liu

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Brain machine interfaces

Neuroengineering

 

09/20

Chao Zhou, Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering Optical Imaging for Neuroscience and Developmental Biology Engineered Bioimaging
  09/23 Jennifer Swann, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Sex Differences in the Brain Neuroscience
 

09/25

EXAM 1
  09/27 Linda Lowe-Krentz, Ph.D Biological Sciences Cardiovascular disease Physiology
  09/30 M. Kathryn Iovine, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Bone Growth & Development Physiology
  10/02 Bryan Berger, Ph.D. Chemical Engineering / Bioengineering Bioengineering applications in bone physiology Physiology
  10/04 Michael Kuchka, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Genetics of Aging Physiology
  10/07 Victoria Caruso Biological Sciences Cell division and cancer Cancer
  10/09 Lynne Cassimeris, Ph.D. Biological Sciences The cytoskeleton and cancer Cancer
  10/11 Linda Lowe-Krentz, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Oncogenes and cancer Cancer
  10/14 Pacing Break - No Class      
  10/16 Anastasia Thévenin, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Cancer testing and drug delivery Cancer
  10/18 Exam 2
  10/21 Jeffrey Sands, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Viruses: Structure, replication and evolution - 2013 Infectious Disease
  10/23 Amber Rice, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Emerging diseases Infectious Disease
  10/25 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Antibiotics and drug development Infectious Disease
  10/28 Amber Rice, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Why don't these drugs work anymore? Infectious Disease
  10/30 Murray Itzkowitz, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Mate preferences and the relationship to diseases Sexual selection and evolution
  11/01 Kristen Jellison, Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering Preventing water-borne diseases Infectious Disease
  11/04 Xuanhong Cheng, Ph.D. Bioengineering Microdevices for clinical diagnostics: Monitoring HIV progression Engineered devices for diagnostics
  11/06 iBioSeminar by John McKinney, Ph.D. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) Tuberculosis is a persistent threat (Part I) Infectious Disease
  11/08 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Mitigating tuberculosis Infectious Disease
  11/11 Exam 3
  11/13 Jutta Marzillier, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Human genome and genomics in medicine Genomics
  11/15 Michael Kuchka, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Transcriptomics Genomics
  11/18 Gregory Lang, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Genomics and evolution Genomics
  11/20 Daniel Lopresti, Ph.D. Computer Science & Engineering Bioinformatics: Genes and Genomes Computer Science & Genomics
  11/22 Brian Chen, Ph.D. Computer Sciences & Engineering Structural bioinformatics: Proteins Computer Science & Proteomics
  11/25 Julie Miwa, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Genes and the Brain Genomics applications
  11/27 Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
  11/29
  12/02 iBioSeminar by Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.
(ibioseminars.org)
Rockefeller University Genes, the Brain and Behavior Genomics applications
  12/04 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Stem Cells and regenerative medicine Genomics applications
  12/06 Vassie Ware, Ph.D. Biological Sciences Closing Remarks  
           
 

TBA

EXAM 4
scheduled by registrar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
 

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