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 to the CMB Program Administrative Office after each presentation.

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.

2018-2019 Seminar Schedule

All CMB seminars are held at 11:30 am on Tuesdays in the Davis Auditorium.

Date Presenter Title
September 11 Abbas Raza "Genetic analysis of Bphse and Shs, novel loci controlling histamine hypersensitivity in mice"
September 18 Blas Guigni "Electrical stimulation prevents chemotherapy-induced atrophy in cultured muscle cells"
September 25 Diana Gerrard "Defining Super Enhancer regions in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma"
October 2 Chris Dustin “DUOX1-dependent IL-33 signaling and type 2 responses involve redox regulation of Src Kinase”
October 9 Mike Secinaro - Defense “The contribution of metabolism to the regulation of caspase activity and cell death in T lymphocytes”
October 16 Vicki DeVault - Defense “Regulation of Natural Killer T Cell Subset Development and Function by Slam Family Receptors”
October 23 Wyatt Chia "Protein S-glutathionylation/glutaredoxin-1 axis in the regulation of allergic airways remodeling and epithelial cell plasticity"
October 30 Eric Bolf "Thyroid Hormone Receptor Signaling in Breast and Thyroid Cancers"
November 6 Alvee Hasan "Targeting Cryptosporidium sexual differentiation for novel drugs and tools"
November 13 No Seminar  
November 20 Thanksgiving Break  
November 27 Huy Tu “Human antibody response to primary Zika infection targets type-specific quaternary structure epitopes”
December 4 Brittany Carroll “NTHL1: A glycosylase that moves”
December 11 Lauren Hinkel “Response to and utilization of mucin by the opportunistic pathogen Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
December 18 Nick Chamberlain “Lung epithelial PDIA3 plays a critical role in influenza infection”
December 25 Winter Break  
January 1 Winter Break  
January 8 Leslie Sepaniac "Houston, do we have a problem? Return of micronuclei"
January 15 Dominique Lessard "Tau Mediated Regulation of Kinesin-3 Motility and Behavior"
January 22 Evan Elko “Linking Peroxiredoxin 4 and ER Oxidative Stress to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis”
January 29 Sierra Bruno “Mitochondrial Fission Protein Dynamin Related Protein 1 (Drp1) in Allergic Airways Disease”
February 5 Michael Mariani “An Epigenomic Approach to Unravel Herpesvirus Host-Pathogen Interactions for Varicella Zoster Virus”
February 12 Inessa Manuelyan "Granulin and its effect on Zika virus growth"
February 19 JJ Bivona “The contribution of muscle to the inflammatory environment following lung injury”
February 26 Princess Rodriguez “Ikaros regulates chromatin landscape in mature B cells and is critical for B-cell tolerance”
March 5 Town Meeting Day  
March 12 Spring Break  
March 19 Alex Thompson "Mutations in the Kinesin Motor KIF22 Cause Skeletal Dysplasia"
March 26    
April 2 Andrea Foote  
April 9 Annalis Norman  
April 16 Rachel Stadler  
April 23 Jamie Deutsch  
April 30 Kathryn Svec  
May 7 Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills
Visiting VLC seminar speaker,
University of Virginia
“Allergic Sensitization to alphaGal Allergen, Red Meat Allergy, and Cardiovascular Disease"
May 14 Emily Whitaker  
May 21 Phill Munson - Defense  
May 28 Noelle Gillis  
June 4 Alisa Cario  
June 11 Scott Vanson  
June 18 Mingu Kang  
June 25 Emily Stassen  
July 2 Theresa Montgomery
Julia Snyder
 
July 9 Lucy Greetham
Trevor Wolf
 
July 16 Cole Davidson
Frances Male
 
July 23 Bristy Sabikunnahar
Jonathon Ferrell
 
July 30 Somen Mistri