Weekly Seminars

Interdisciplinary Science, Engineering and Health Science Seminars

Swenson College encourages an exchange of ideas and collaboration between disciplines at UMD. Anyone organizing a seminar that would like to include it in this list for improved exposure and attendance, contact Lucas Chubiz at [email protected] or 218-726-6397.

Week of March 27th-31st, 2023

Monday, March 27

AHC Lab Bench Talk
Title: Development of a novel drug candidate for the treatment of breast cancer

Speaker: Tanner Schumacher, IBS Graduate Program

Time/Location: 3:00 pm CT/142 DMED & Zoom


Host: IBS/Venkatram Mereddy

Title: Development of a Novel Drug Candidate for the Treatment of Breast Cancer
 Tanner Schumacher, IBS Graduate Program

 3:00 pm CT/142 DMED & Zoom


Host: IBS/Venkatram Mereddy

Title: Biosynthetic Pathway Engineering Enables Novel Rifamycins Potent against Drug-resistant Mycobacteria
Speaker: Tian Lan - Aldrich Lab

Title: DNA Conjugation to Mammalian Proteins via HUH-tags
Speaker: Lidia Limón- Gordon Lab

Time/Location: 3:30 pm CT/Zoom only


Meeting ID: 991 8091 7957    Password: CBIG22-23

Host: Chemical Biology

Tuesday, March 28

Title: The Landscape of Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Drugs and Polymers
Speaker: Vikram Joshi, PhD Student, Sun Lab

Title: Phage Display and New Peptide Screening for Neutrophil
Speaker: Yiqin Li, PhD Student, Pang Lab

Time/Location: 3:00 pm CT / Moos 5-125 (TC) & Zoom
Email [email protected] to request a Zoom link

Host: PHM 8100/Phar 6260 Pharmaceutics Seminar (Department of Pharmaceutics)

Wednesday, March 29

AHC Seminar

Seminar Title: When Good Bugs Go Wild: Contributions of Commensal Microbiota to Chronic Airway Disease
Ryan Hunter, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Host: Patricia Scott, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus

Location: Room 142, School of Medicine

Zoom link: https://z.umn.edu/ahchunter

Title: Explore Sex Differences in Pan-cancer Intratumor Microbiome
Speaker: Yuting Shan, PharmD, ECP PhD student

Time/Location: 12:20 pm CT / LSci 160 (DL) 1-451 Moos (TC) & Zoom


Meeting ID: 989 8822 2290     Passcode: 9w392j

Host: ECP 8100/PHAR 6160 (Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology) 

Thursday, March 30

Title: Concept Evaluation - Medication Retentions Behaviors
Speaker: Suhak Lee, PharmD

Time/Location: 3:35 CT / Zoom only


Host: SAPh 8100 (Social & Administrative Pharmacy)

Friday, March 31

Title: Modulators of Purinergic Signaling Targeting Inflammation and Cancer
Speaker: Dr. Christa Muller, Professor, Bonn University

Time/Location: 10:00am CT / 1-451 Moos Tower & Zoom


Meeting ID: 957 4200 2862     Passcode: 2n181y

Host: Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Title: Depensatory Recruitment in Wisconsin Walleye: Mechanisms and Management
Speaker: Dr. Greg Sass, WI DNR

Time/Location: 3PM, LSCI 185

Title: Scaling Implementation of Inquiry-based Labs into Large Enrollment General Chemistry Laboratories
Speaker: Soren Sjerven, Master's Student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth

Time/Location: 3:00 p.m. Chem 200

Host: Dr. Jake Wainman 

Title: Exploring succinate dehydrogenase subunit SDH2N variation among Trypanosoma cruzi strains
Speaker: Buck Strain, Master's Student, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Minnesota Duluth

Time/Location: 3:00 p.m. Chem 200

Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer