2020 Lecture Series

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The I-HEALTH lecture series will feature twice monthly external speakers. One speaker per month will represent the area of genetics, while the other speaker per month will represent more specific disease and human health issues, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, treatment and care of dementia patients, etc. The seminar series will be overseen by Drs. Gregg Fields and Alex Keene.

Spring 2020 I-Health & Genetics Seminars

Thursdays – 4-5pm
Locations: Boca BC-71, Room 130, Jupiter RF 119 and Davie DW 108

* Talk will originate in Jupiter RF 119
** Talk will originate in Boca BC-71, Rm 130

Date Guest Speaker Title of Lecture Host
Jan 16 * Andrew Gordus, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology,
John Hopkins University
Untangling the web of behaviors used in spider orb-weaving Erik Duboue
Jan 23 ** David Liberles, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics,
Temple University
"The Roles of Gene Duplication and Protein Evolution in the Evolution of the Genotype-Phenotype Map" Raquel Assis
Feb 13 * Doris Kretzschmar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences,
Oregon Health & Science University
Connecting sleep disruptions and Alzheimer's disease in Drosophila Tanja Godenschwege
Feb 27 ** Bingyun Bing Li, Ph.D.
Professor, Orthopedics, School of Medicine
West Virginia University
Advanced Immunotherapy Reduces Bone Infections Kevin Kang
Mar 19 * Ellie Heckscher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology
The University of Chicago
Development of Motor Circuits Alex Keene
April 9 * Molly Cummings, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin
Sexual Conflict and Cognition- reviewing their relationship in Poeciliid fishes Johanna Kowalko
April 23 ** Luana Colloca, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Pain and Translational Symptom Science, School of Nursing
University of Maryland
Physiological and neural mechanisms of pain modulation underlying placebo effects and virtual reality Cheryl Krause-Parello
April 30 * Laura Lackner, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Northwestern University
Mitochondrial anchors: positioning mitochondria and more Greg Macleod

For more information, please contact Jennifer Govender at 561-297-4982 or jgovende@fau.edu