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 Survey Monkey.

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.

2019-2020 Seminar Schedule

As of 3/17/2020, all CMB seminars are available virtually.

September 10Chris Dustin“Airway IL-33 secretion and type 2 cytokine responses depend on IL-33 feedback signaling via DUOX1 and Src”
September 17Eric Bolf"Thyroid Hormone Receptor Mediated Tumor Suppression in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer"
September 24Alvee Hasan"Probing Cryptosporidium sexual differentiation with small molecules"
October 1Huy Tu"How does dengue immunization confer protection?"
October 8Nick Chamberlain“Lung epithelial PDIA3 plays a critical role in influenza infection”
October 15Dominique Lessard“Regulation of KIF1A Behavior and Motility via Tau’s Structural Dynamics”
October 22Michael Mariani“Developments in Epigenomic Approaches to Unravel Host-Virus Interactions for Human Herpesviruses”
October 29Evan Elko“Linking Peroxiredoxin 4 and ER Oxidative Stress to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
November 5Sierra Bruno“Mitochondrial Fission Protein Dynamin Related Protein 1 (Drp1) in Allergic Airways Disease”
November 12Leslie Sepaniac“Micronuclei resulting from different insults, differently impact genomic stability”
November 19JJ Bivona“Investigating the role of myeloid cells in lung injury induced muscle atrophy”
November 26Thanksgiving Break 
December 3Inessa Manuelyan“Mapping The Zika Virus Phosphoproteome”
December 10Princess Rodriguez“Ikaros regulates the chromatin landscape of mature B cells and enforces the requirement for costimulatory signal”
December 17Alex Thompson“Mutations in the Chromokinesin KIF22 Disrupt Mitotic Chromosome Segregation and Cause Skeletal Dysplasia”
December 24Winter Break 
December 31Winter Break 
January 7  
January 14Evan Hoffman“Alveolar extracellular matrix hydrogels provide a novel culture model for induced pluripotent cell-derived alveolar
epithelial spheroids”
January 21  
January 28Annalis Norman“Host interactions with arenavirus polymerases”
February 4Rachel Stadler“Visualizing the force production during 3D motility of Toxoplasma gondii”
February 11Jamie Deutsch“Measuring Alterations in Wnt Signaling Induced by the Leukemogenic CALM-AF10 Fusion Oncoprotein”
February 18Kathryn Svec"Mechano-chemical regulation of subcellular signaling during cell migration”
February 25Andrea Foote"Defining the Mechanism of Purβ Interaction with Single-Stranded DNA and its Relevance to the Repression of Smooth Muscle Alpha Actin Gene Expression"
March 3Town Meeting Day 
March 10Spring Break 
March 17Somen Mistri“Single-cell TCR analysis of mouse lung Vγ4 γδ T cells reveals a link between TCR clonotypes and effector function”
March 24Eric Bolf - Defense“Anti-Tumor Signaling of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta in Breast and Thyroid Cancer Cells”
March 31Alisa Cario“N-terminal Disease associated Tau mutation, R5L, alters Tau:Microtubule Interactions in an Isoform Specific Manner ”
April 7Emily Whitaker"Characterization of the HIV-1-induced T cell syncytia surface profile"
April 14Scott Vanson"Structural Investigation of Polymerase Theta Helicase-like Domain"
April 21Mingu Kang“Identification of AKAPs and PKA Substrates in Cell Adhesion Complexes: Potential Critical Effectors for Cell Migration”
April 28Emily Stassen"Identification of 5-Hydroxymethylcytosine Markers in the Cattle Brain"
May 5Theresa Montgomery“Lactobacillus species deferentially regulate CNS autoimmunity through distinct immunomodulatory genomic loci”
May 12Jonathon Ferrell"Using Computational Methods to Predict De Novo Anti-Bacterial Peptides"
May 19 Canceled
May 26Trevor Wolf"The therapeutic interest of ADP-ribosylation in glioblastoma"
June 2Cole Davidson"TRβ-Mediated Suppression of PI3K: Uncovering the Mechanism of Aktion"
June 9Frances Male

“Characterizing parasite-host plasma membrane interactions to better understand Toxoplasma gondii invasion”
Begins at 11 AM

June 16Bristy Sabikunnahar"Experimental dissection of a novel mouse long non-coding RNA U90926"
June 23Julia Snyder"Nitric oxide mediated metabolic reprogramming during dendritic cell activation"
June 30Lucy Pilcher"The non-coding RNA, Snord116, regulates pathological cardiac remodeling"
July 7Cong Gao
Sean Lenahan

"The role of bromodomain epigenetic readers in breast cancer"
Cong Go
"Serine/Threonine Kinase 11 loss correlates with anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy resistance in KRAS-driven non-small cell lung cancer"
Sean Lenahan

July 14Ethan Mattice
Bethany Mihavics
July 21Katie Queen
Alqassem Abuarqoub
July 28Lea Drogalis