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.

2021-2022 Seminar Schedule

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

September 28Alex Thompson"Pathogenic Mutations in the Chromokinesin KIF22 Disrupt Anaphase Chromosome Segregation"
October 5Annalis Whitaker"An agnostic approach to map the human anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody repertoire"
October 12Evan Hoffman"Ex vivo human alveolar hydrogels promote iPSC-derived alveolar type 2 epithelial cell maturation and differentiation"
October 19No Seminar 
October 26Dean’s Excellence in Research Celebration 
November 2Rachel Stadler“Visualizing force production during 3D motility of Toxoplasma gondii”
November 9Katie Svec"Mechano-chemical regulation of subcellular signaling during cell migration"
November 16Andrea Foote"Investigating the role of aromatic residues in Purβ transcription factor function"
November 23Thanksgiving Break 
November 30Alisa Cario"A New Take on Tau Dysfunction: The Pathogenic Mutation, R5L, Disrupts Tau Patch Formation on Microtubules"
December 7Lucy Pilcher"Snord116p- mice undergo less pathological remodeling after myocardial infarction"
December 28Winter Break 
January 4Emory Pacht"Hydroxymethylation across the cattle brain"
January 11Mingu Kang"Investigating Talin as a putative focal adhesion A-kinase anchoring protein (AKAP)"
January 18Theresa Montgomery"Commensal Lactobacillus reuteri tryptophan catabolism promotes host susceptibility to CNS autoimmunity"
January 25Julia Snyder"Genetic regulation of nitric oxide -mediated metabolic reprogramming in dendritic cells"
February 1Trevor Wolf 
February 8Frances Male 
February 15Bristy Sabikunnahar 
February 22Scott Vanson 
March 1Town Meeting Day 
March 8Spring Break 
March 15Cole Davidson - Defense 
March 22Cong Gao 
March 29Sean Lenahan 
April 5Ethan Mattice 
April 12Katie Queen 
April 19Bethany Mihavics 
April 26Alqassem Abuarqoub 
May 3Lea Drogalis 
May 10Hannah Despres 
May 17Sebastian Duno-Miranda 
May 24Pauline DiGianivittorio 
May 31Amanda Fastiggi 
June 7Jonathon Ferrell 
June 14Emily Giddings 
June 21Randi Gravelle 
June 28Emily Holt 
July 5Emily Joyce 
July 12Kiera Malone 
July 19Kate Quinn 
July 26Alyssa Richman 
August 2Nate Shannon 
August 9Pika Nandagopal 
August 16Kip Strother 
August 23Marcus Weinman 
August 30Regina Visconti 
September 6Jayita Barua 
September 13Bay Vagher 
September 20Anne Snyder 
September 27Jubilee Ajiboye
Soyeon Gullickson
October 4Shannon Prior
Kanayo Ikeh
October 11Paola Pena
Jacob Mackinder
October 18Josh Victor