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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 Nancy Kienzle at or 218-726-6397.

Presentations for the week of October 19-23:

Tuesday, October 20

"Pharmaceutical Lauryl Sulfate Salts - Prevalence and Formation Rules"
Presented by Yiwang Guo, Graduate Student, Sun Lab
3:00-4:00pm via Zoom
Hosted by the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, October 21

"Using Imputed Drug Sensitivities to Predict Candidate Drugs in Advanced Prostate Cancer"
Presented by Josh Mentzer, ECP Graduate Student, Huang Lab
12:20-1:10pm via Zoom  Passcode: 5xmezV
Hosted by the Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

Thursday, October 22

"An Abrupt Change in Zooplankton Migratory Behavior Due to a Change in Stratification Regime"
Presented by Professor Jay Austin, Physics Department and Large Lakes Observatory, UMD
11:00 a.m. via Zoom Meeting ID: 916 3030 8151 & Passcode: 79xUuc Join by SIP
Hosted by Sergei Katsev, Large Lakes Observatory,

"Power Plants: Investigations of a Glossopteris Flora near Sutherland, South Africa"
Presented by Dr. Aviwe Matiwan, Palaeobotanist,  Rhodes University Albany Museum, South Africa
12:00 pm via Zoom Meeting ID: 934 1853 8421  Passcode: Seminar4
Hosted by Latisha Brengman, Earth & Env Science,

"Virtual Conference Mini Session (series of 15 minute presentations, plus 5 minutes Q&A)"
Presented by Arun Kumar, Sam Hsu, Zach Rivers, Shaquib Al Hasan - Graduate Students
3:35-5:00pm via Zoom
Hosted by the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Graduate Program, College of Pharmacy

Friday, October 23

"Main-Group Porphyrin Chemistry"
Presented by Dr. Prashanth Poddutoori, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, UMD
3:00 p.m. via Zoom
Hosted by Dr. Venkatram Mereddy, Chemistry & Biochemistry,

"How Lichens and Mosses Shape and Respond to Environments, from Microclimates to Ecosystems"
Presented by Daniel Stanton, Assistant Professor, U of M
3:00 p.m. via Zoom
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Savage, Biology Dept,