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.

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 
November 3Open 
November 10JJ Bivona 
November 17Inessa Manuelyan 
November 24Thanksgiving Break 
December 1Alex Thompson 
December 8Princess Rodriguez 
December 15Evan Hoffman 
December 22Winter Break 
December 29Winter Break 
January 5Annalis (Norman) Whitaker 
January 12Rachel Stadler 
January 19Kathryn Svec 
January 26Andrea Foote 
February 2Somen Mistri 
February 9Alisa Cario 
February 16Emily Whitaker 
February 23Scott Vanson 
March 2Town Meeting Day 
March 9Spring Break 
March 16Mingu Kang 
March 23Emily Stassen Pacht 
March 30Theresa Montgomery 
April 6Jonathon Ferrell 
April 13Julia Snyder 
April 20Trevor Wolf 
April 27Cole Davidson 
May 4Frances Male 
May 11Bristy Sabikunnahar 
May 18Lucy Pilcher 
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