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Fall 2019

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Please note:  This schedule is tentative and subject to change.  Please check regularly for any updates.

Month Day Title Lecturer Topic
August 26 Course Goals and Expections Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Introduction
  28 Ethical Considerations in the Biosciences Selected faculty Bioethics
  30 Introduction to Cell Biology and Mechanisms of Gene Expression Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Background: 
Cell and Molecular Biology
September 2 LABOR DAY  - NO CLASS
  4 Cell Biology of Cancer Lynne Cassimeris, Ph.D. 
Biological Sciences
Cancer
  6 Hallmarks of Cancer Michael Kuchka, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Cancer
  9 Telomeres and Cancer David Zappulla, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Cancer
  11 Oncogenes and Cancer Linda Lowe-Krentz, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Cancer
  13 Molecular-based Cancer Therapeutics Damien Thévenin, Ph.D.
Chemistry
Cancer
  16 Information Processing in the Nervous System R. Michael Burger, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
  18 Advances in Neurological Medicine R. Michael Burger, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
  20 Neuroscience Ethics Ann Fink, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
  23 EXAM 1
  25 Nervous System Development Michael Layden, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
  27 Stress-related Disorders and Drug Development Neal Simon, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
  30 Drugs and Behavior Ryan Wynne, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Neuroscience
October 2 Neurodegenerative Diseases Daniel Babcock, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience and Cancer
  4 Convergence in Biomedical Sciences for Translational Oncology and Clinical Neuroscience Stephen Wong, Ph.D.
Houston Methodist and Weill Cornell Medicine
Neuroscience and Cancer
  7 Neurotoxicity Katie Hoffman, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
  9 Genes and the Brain Julie Miwa, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Neuroscience
  11 The Wonderful World of Mycobacteriophages;  Discovery, dynamics, collusion, and therapy Graham Hatfull, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
University of Pittsburgh
Infectious Diseases
  14 PACING BREAK - NO CLASS
  16 Antibiotics and Resistant Bacteria Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Infectious Diseases
  18 EXAM 2
  21 Waterborne Pathogens Kristen Jellison, Ph.D.
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Infectious Diseases
  23 Viral Pathogens Robert Buckheit, Ph.D.
ImQuest
Infectious Diseases
  25 Emerging Diseases:  An Evolutionary Perspective Amber Rice, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Infectious Diseases
  28 Engineered Microdevices for HIV and Sickle Cell Diagnostics Xuanhong Cheng, Ph.D.
Materials Science & Eng.
Engineered Biosystems:  Disease Diagnostics
  30 Bacteria:  Friend or Foe? Marcos Pires, Ph.D.
Chemistry
Microbiology
November 1 The Science and Fiction of Antibiotic Apocalypse:  Outbreak Narratives and Military Metaphors Lorenzo Servitje, Ph.D.
English and Health, Medicine & Society Program
Infectious Diseases
  4 Model Organisms in Biological Research Michael Layden, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Basic and applied research models
  6 Inflammation and the Immune Response Joshua Slee, Ph.D.
Biologiy
DeSales University
Physiology
  8 Cardiovascular disease Linda Lowe-Krentz, Ph.D. Physiology
  11 EXAM 3
  13 Introduction to Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine Lesley Chow, Ph.D.
Materials Science & Eng.
Engineered Biosystems:  Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
  15 Mind, Brain, Immunity Ann Fink, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Physiology
  18 Personal Genomics Wynn Meyer, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Genomics
  20 Epigenetics in Health and Disease Santiago Herrera, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Genomics and Medicine
  22 Bioinformatics:  Genes and Genomes Daniel Lopresti, Ph.D.
Computer Science & Eng.
Genomics and Computational Approaches
  25 CRISPR and Genome Editing Michael Kuchka, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Genomics
  27 THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASS
  29 THANKSGIVING BREAK - NO CLASS
December 2 CANCELED    
  4 CRISPR and Genome Editing Dena Davis, J.D., Ph.D.
Religion Studies
Bioethics
  6 An Ode to Stem Cells Vassie Ware, Ph.D.
Biological Sciences
Genomics