The CMB Program holds a weekly seminar for students to present their current dissertation research to the UVM community. All students are expected to attend and participate in seminars while in the CMB Program. Second year students and beyond will present an annual formal seminar that describes their research, including background, methods, results, and discussion. CMB faculty and students will submit seminar evaluations virtually through Google Forms.

These evaluations will be shared with each student speaker in an effort to improve their presentation skills.

Our seminars are open to all in the University community. If you would like to be included on our weekly seminar announcement email distribution list, please email us.

2020-2021 Seminar Schedule

Tuesdays, 11:30am - 12:30pm, Zoom

September 22Huy Tu - Defense“Determinants of Antibody Immunity in Flavivirus Infections and Immunization”
September 29Noelle Gillis"Temporal regulation of T3-dependent transcriptional programming by TRb in thyroid cells"
October 13Mike Mariani"An Epigenomic Approach to Unravel Host-Virus Interactions for Human Herpesviruses"
October 20Evan Elko"Linking Peroxiredoxin 4 and ER Stress to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis"
October 27Sierra Bruno“To split or not to split? The role of mitochondrial dynamics in allergic airway disease”
November 3Open 
November 10JJ Bivona“Macrophages Augment the Muscle Inflammatory Response Through TNFα Following Acute Lung Injury”
November 17Open 
November 24Thanksgiving Break 
December 1Alex Thompson"Pathogenic Mutations in the Chromokinesin KIF22 Disrupt Anaphase Chromosome Segregation"
December 8Princess Rodriguez"Altered epigenetic landscape of IKZF1-mutated Ph+ pre-B ALL"
December 15Annalis (Norman)Whitaker"An agnostic approach to map the human anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody repertoire"
December 22Winter Break 
December 29Winter Break 
January 5Evan Hoffman"Human Alveolar Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels Facilitate Proliferation and Differentiation of iPSC-Derived Human Alveolar Epithelial Progenitors"
January 12Rachel Stadler"Visualizing force production during 3D motility of Toxoplasma gondii"
January 19Kathryn Svec"Crosstalk between Focal Adhesion Kinase/Src and Protein Kinase A signaling pathways in cellular migration"
January 26Andrea Foote"Absence of a Single-Stranded DNA-Binding Protein May Reduce Effects of Heart Attack in Mice"
February 2Open 
February 9Alisa Cario"Tau N-terminal Disease Associated Mutation, R5L, Alters Microtubule Mediated Behavior and Function"
February 16Emily Whitaker"Characterizing the surface profile of HIV-1-induced T cell syncytia"
February 23Lucy Pilcher"Aged Snord116 knockout mice develop dilated cardiomyopathy"
March 2Somen Mistri"Single-cell proteogenomics reveals that SLAM/SAP signaling regulates the development of innate-like γδ T cell subsets with distinct TCR repertoires"
March 9Inessa Manuelyan"A global map of the Zika virus phosphoproteome reveals host-driven regulation of viral budding"
March 16Mingu Kang"Investigating the role and regulation of PKA in focal adhesions"
March 23Emily Stassen Pacht"Hydroxymethylation across the cattle brain"
March 30Theresa Montgomery"Gut commensal Lactobacillus reuteri exacerbates CNS autoimmunity in a dietary tryptophan-dependent manner"
April 6Jonathon Ferrell"Machine Learning Physics So We Don't Have To: Accelerating Simulations Using Machine Learned Force Fields"
April 13Julia Snyder"Genetic regulation of nitric oxide -mediated metabolic reprogramming in dendritic cells"
April 20Trevor Wolf"Transcription Factor Recruitment of Polycomb Repressive Complex in Autism Spectrum Disorder"
April 27Cole Davidson 
May 4Frances Male 
May 11Bristy Sabikunnahar 
May 18Scott Vanson 
May 25Cong Gao 
June 1Sean Lenahan 
June 8Ethan Mattice

June 15Bethany Mihavics 
June 22Katie Queen 
June 29Alqassem Abuarquob 
July 6Lea Drogalis


July 13Jayita Barua
Hannah Despres
July 20Pauline DiGianivittorio
Sebastian Duno-Miranda


July 27Amanda Fastiggi
Emily Giddings
August 3Randi Gravelle
Emily Holt
August 10Emily Joyce
Kiera Malone
August 17Bay Vagher
Gopika Nandagopal
August 24Kate Quinn
Alyssa Richman
August 31Nate Shannon
Anne Snyder
September 7Kip Strother
Marcus Weinman
September 14Regina Visconti