CMBB Seminar Series

August 22


September 12

Tod FairbanksTod Fairbanks, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Palm Beach State College

"Discover the Way a Biology Degree Can Guide Your Career Path"

Host: David Binninger, Ph.D.

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Burak Veli KabasakalBurak Veli Kabasakal, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator Turkish Accelerator and Radiation Laboratory (TARLA)
Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey

"Integrative structural biology approaches for structural studies of protein complexes"

Host: Ilyas Yildirim, Ph.D.

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September 19


October 3

Morgan SlevinMorgan C. Slevin, M.S.
PhD Candidate, Integrative Biology-Neuroscience Program
Department of Biology
Florida Atlantic University

Insights into the songbird gut microbiome and how it predicts health, cognition, and ornamentation

Host: David Binninger, Ph.D.

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L. Keith Henry

L. Keith Henry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Biomedical Sciences and Chemistry
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota

Host: Lucia Carvelli, Ph.D.




October 10


October 17


Conrad Fischer

Conrad Fischer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
College of Arts and Science
Barry University

“Dress for success” - Nature-inspired bioengineering from cardiovascular drugs to potent SARS-CoV-2 antivirals design

Host: Howard Prentice, Ph.D.

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Sureyya Ozcan Kabasakal

Sureyya Ozcan Kabasakal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Exploring the omes

Host: Ilyas Yildirim, Ph.D.





October 24


October 31

Henry RodriguezHenry Rodriguez, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Director, Office of Cancer Clinical Proteomics Research, NCI, NIH

Former Assistant Director, Strategic Health and Cancer Science
The White House

Charting a Federal Career in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Host: Shailaja Allani, Ph.D.

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Olivia RothbergOlivia Rothberg, M.S.

Environmental Science Department

Florida Atlantic University

A Microsatellite Assessment of Southeastern Florida’s Gopher Tortoise Populations

Host: Evelyn Frazier, Ph.D.

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November 7



Tina S. Morris, Ph.D.Tina S. Morris, Ph.D.
Executive Director
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
From Discovery To Market 
Drug Design From The CMC Viewpoint

Hosted: Gregg Fields, Ph.D.


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November 14


November 21

Payam GharibaniPayam Gharibani, Ph.D.
Research Faculty
Department of Neurology
John Hopkins School of Medicine

PKC modulation to promote remyelination and repair in multiple sclerosis

Hosted: Howard Prentice, Ph.D.


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Cristina Fenolla-FerrerCristina Fenolla-Ferrer, Ph.D. 
Nioinformatics Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, NIDCD 

"Structural modeling of proteins using computational techniques: Functional impact of pathogenic mutations"

Host: Randy Blakely, Ph.D.


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