2024 Spring Seminar Series

  2024 Spring Seminar Series
  Thursdays, 12:00pm
  Sidney Frank Hall, Marcuvitz Auditorium, and 70 Ship Street Room 107





February 1
70 Ship Street






Sendurai A. Mani, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Director of Translational Oncology at Brown University Legorreta Cancer Center
Brown University

"Targeting EMT-induced tumor plasticity to overcome treatment resistance and treat metastasis"


Pathobiology Graduate Program






February 8
70 Ship Street





Theresa Raimondo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Engineering
School of Engineering
Brown University

"Nanoparticle-directed Immune Modulation for Tissue Regeneration and Cancer Therapy"

Ian Wong






February 15
70 Ship Street







Bevin Engelward, Sc.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, MIT Superfund Research Program
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"DNA Damage, Repair, and Mutations in the Context of Environmental Health”  


Robert Sobol  






February 22
Marcuvitz Auditorium




Sean Gibbons, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Institute for Systems Biology

"Health, aging, and the gut microbiome"


Biology of Aging




February 29
Marcuvitz Auditorium





Paul M. Lieberman, Ph.D.
Hillary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor
Department of Microbiology, The Wistar Institute
University of Pennsylvania

"Unstable Latency of Epstein-Barr Virus in Cancer and Autoimmunity: Mechanisms to Therapy"


Lisa Ramos-Rodriguez




March 7
Marcuvitz Auditorium





Avery August, Ph.D.
HHMI Professor
Professor of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Deputy Provost
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

“Tuning T cell activation”

Samantha Borys





March 14
70 Ship Street





Angela Fleischman, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology
University of California - Irvine

"Role of Inflammation in Myeloproliferative Neoplasm"


Dennis Bonal





March 21
Marcuvitz Auditorium





Andrew Pickering, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at McGovern Medical School
UT Health Houston

"From Cradle to Grave: Unraveling the Role of Proteostasis in Early Life and its Impact on the Aging Journey "


Biology of Aging





March 28
70 Ship Street





Barbara Vanderhyden, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, and Corinne Boyer Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of Ottawa

"The aging ovary and ovarian cancer risk"


Payton De La Cruz





April 4
Marcuvitz Auditorium





Carolyn Coyne, Ph.D.
George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Immunology
Department of Integrative Immunobiology
Duke University

“Antimicrobial signaling at the maternal-fetal interface”


Lalit Beura





April 11
Marcuvitz Auditorium






Juliet Morrison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology
University of California - Riverside

"Pleural macrophages promote improved lung infection outcomes"



Amanda Jamieson






April 18

Marcuvitz Auditorium

Marissa J. Schafer, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology, and
Associate Professor of Physiology
Mayo Clinic

"Mapping senescent cell identities and impacts in aged mouse brain"

Biology of Aging

April 25
85 Waterman Street  






Lewis Lanier, Ph.D.
J. Michael Bishop M.D. Distinguished Professor in Microbiology and Immunology, and
American Cancer Society Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of California - San Francisco


Richard Bennett





May 2
Marcuvitz Auditorium  







Nora Barrett, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director of Research Training, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Division
Harvard Medical School




Yang Zhou