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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.

Seminars for the week of February 11-15, 2019

Tuesday, February 12

"Dendritic Cells Targeted Nanoparticles as Anticancer Vaccine Adjuvants"
Presented by Wenqiu Zhang, Graduate Student, Panyam Lab
3:00 p.m. at UMTC (contact Katie James, 612-624-5153,, to attend from Duluth to ensure ITV connection)
Hosted by Pharmaceutics Seminar Series

Wednesday, February 13

"The Good and Bad of Genome Instability"
Presented by Dr. Anja Bielinsky, Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics, University of Minnesota
3:30 p.m. in SMed 130
Hosted by Regional Campus Dean Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Dr. Lester Drewes & Dr. Jean Regal, Professors, Medical School Duluth.  UMN WebEx Connection:

Thursday, February 14

"Moving Away from the Smorgasbord Research Approach: Lessons from a New Faculty Member"
Presented by Ben Aronson, Graduate Student, Social and Administrative Pharmacy
3:30 p.m. in LSci 163
Hosted by SAPh Seminar Series

Friday, February 15

"The Effect of Composition on the Alkali-Silica Reaction Mitigation Potential of Fly Ash-Ground Glass Blends in Concrete" and "Impacts of Beaver Management on Hydrology: Site Selection and Modeling"
Presented by Nathan Doolittle and Nicholas Peterson, Civil Engineering MS candidates, UMD
3:00 p.m. in SCIV 265
Hosted by Dr. Nathan Johnson, Civil Engineering, 726-6430,

"Miniature Intestines on Microdevices"
Presented by Dr. Nancy Allbritton, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3:00 p.m. in Chem 200
Hosted by the Society of Chemists & Biochemists,,

"Climate Adaptation in Action:  Helping Forested Ecosystems Prepare for Change"
Presented by Kristen Schmitt, Climate Change Outreach Specialist, US Forest Service
3:15 p.m. in 185 LSci
Hosted by Dr. Jessica Savage, 726-8122,