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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 January 18-22:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

SCSE Spring Colloquium: A Journey to Connect Science and Social Justice
Presented by Peggy R. Biga, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Biology
3:00 pm via Zoom
Hosted by Dean Wendy Reed

Validation and Applications of Stress Transmission Ratio: A Robust Predictor of Material Plasticity
Presented by Gerrit Vreeman, Pharmaceutics Graduate Student, Sun Lab
3:00-4:00pm via Zoom
Hosted by the Pharmaceutics Seminar Series, College of Pharmacy

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Course Introduction and Orientation, Research Emphasis Track, and Welcome
Presented by Dr. Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, Dr. L'Aurelle Johnson, and Dr. Robert Straka, CoP Faculty Members
12:20pm via Zoom
Hosted by the Experiential and Clinical Pharmacology Seminar Series, College of Pharmacy

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Protein Monoaminylation in Brain: Novel Mechanisms of Neural Development, Plasticity and Disease
Presented by Ian Maze, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine
3:00-4:00pm via Zoom
Hosted by the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy

Pharmacogenomics: A Tool Shaping the Future of Pharmacy ISPOR / SAPh Kickoff Seminar - Hosted by Angie Carlson and Zachary Rivers
Presented by Pamala Jacobson, PharmD, Professor, ECP
3:35-5:00pm via Zoom
Hosted by the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Seminar Series, College of Pharmacy

Friday, January 22, 2021

Creating New Electron-deficient Types of Functional Dyes that are Potentially Useful as Electron Acceptors in Solar Cells
Presented by Dr. Viktor Nemykin, Professor & Head, Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee
3:00 p.m. via Zoom 
Hosted by Dr. Viktor Zhdankin, UMD Department of Chemistry, 218-726-6902, 

UMD Biology lightning talks
Presented by Dr.Donn Branstrator, Dr. John Dahl and Dr. Allen Mensinger
3:00 pm via Zoom
Hosted by Dr. Julie Etterson, Department Head for Biology