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Seminar Series


Schedule for Fall 2015

 The BMS Seminar Series is held Thursdays, noon - 1 pm, in Room 2025 at the Veterinary College. 


 Spring 2015

“Viral and bacterial catalysts of middle ear infections of young children
David Verhoeven, PhD, BMS
January 15, 2015

“Lipocalin 2; A moonlighter in the acute inflammatory response?
Marit Nilsen-Hamilton, PhD, BBMB
January 22, 2015

“Immune responses and efficacy of a live-attenuated H3N2 influenza vaccine in pigs
Matthew Sandbulte, PhD, VMPM
January 29, 2015


Past Seminars

“B cell tolerance: mouse genetics to vaccinology
David Nemazee, PhD, Scripss Institute
August 28, 2014

“Vaccination using a microneedle patch
Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
September 4, 2014

“Discovery of novel mosquito-borne and mosquito-specific viruses
Bradley Blitvich, PhD, VMPM
September 11, 2014

“Motor unit dysfunction in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA): Defining molecular mechanisms and developing therapies”
Christine J. DiDonato, PhD, Northwestern University
September 18, 2014

“Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: Neonatal seizures, EEG suppression and epilepsy”
F. Edward Dudek, PhD, University of Utah
September 25, 2014

“Etiology and prevention of fatty liver and ketosis in dairy cattle”
Donald C. Beitz, PhD, ANS
October 2, 2014

“Using mouse genetics to unravel CNS pathways regulating energy balance and glucose homeostasis”
Joel K. Elmquist, DVM, PhD, University of Texas Southwestern
October 9, 2014

“Eating behavior and the appetitive, endocrine and metabolic response”
James H. Hollis, PhD, FSHN
October 16, 2014

“Agricultural dust-induced respiratory disease”
Myron L. Toews, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
October 23, 2014

“Metal ion export in bacteria”
Edward W. Yu, PhD, PHYS, CHEM, BBMB
October 30, 2014

“Lung cancer gene therapy by targeting natriuretic peptide Receptor A”
Weidong Xu, PhD, BMS
November 6, 2014

“Junctophilin-2 dysregulation, T-tubule remodeling and heart failure”
Long-Sheng Song, MD, MS, University of Iowa
November 20, 2014

“Glia maturation factor-dependent neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration”
Asgar Zaheer, PhD, University of Iowa
December 4, 2014



“Curing the leading genetic disease of children: Target discovery and validation”
Ravindra Singh, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University
January 16, 2014

“Lessons from mouse, rat, and sea lion models of temporal lobe epilepsy”
Paul Buckmaster, PhD 
Stanford University
January 23, 2014

“Strategies to investigate the role of the noncoding genome in glioma cancer progression” 
Maura McGrail, PhD
Iowa State University Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology
January 30, 2014

To Be Determined
Michael Wannemuehler, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Vet Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University
February 6, 2014

"Tapping into Parkinson's disease: Understanding neural control of repetitive movements"
Elizabeth Stegemoller, PhD
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology, Iowa State University

February 13, 2014

“Blast-related mild traumatic brain injury: The consequences of more than a decade at war” 
David G. Cook, PhD
University of Washington
March 6, 2014

"NeuroAIDS: A tango of HIV and the host"
Shilpa Buch, PhD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Thursday, March 13, 2014

"Advanced materials for biomedical applications and multistage release platforms"
Reza Montazami, PhD
Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
March 27, 2014

"The shining 'star' cells: New therapeutic strategy in neurological disorders/diseases"
Yongjie Yang, PhD
Tufts University
Thursday, April 3, 2014

"The role of strain interference in prion evolution"
Jason C. Bartz, PhD
Creighton University
April 10, 2014

"Function of Transcription Factor YY1 in B Cell Development"
Michael L. Atchison, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
April 17, 2014