Past Events

BRINGING NEURODEGENERATION TO HEEL: Lessons from Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Dr. Teepu Siddique, MD, Professor of Neurobiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
February 6, 2012, Monday

A BIOMECHANIC AT THE MOVIES
Inaugural Eukaryon Lecture

Dr. Michael LaBarbera, Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
March 6, 2012, Tuesday

SNOW LEOPARDS TO LEMMINGS: Predation Risk, Competition, and Biodiversity Conservation

Dr. Som Ale, Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Illinois-Chicago
March 21, 2012, Wednesday

TRACKING DISEASES USING BIOCHIPS
Beta Beta Beta Induction

Dr. Aeraj ul Haque, PhD in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, Post-doctoral Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory
March 28, 2012, Wednesday

NOVEL TREATMENTS FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE: Insights from Fly Behavior, NeuroFrontiers Lecture

Dr. Anthony West, PhD in Cellular and Clinical Neurobiology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
April 28, 2012, Saturday

CORRECTION OF RNA SPLICING DEFECTS IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES

Dr. Michelle Hastings, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
April 23, 2011, Saturday

THE ROLE OF WNT SIGNALING IN ZEBRAFISH CRANIOFACIAL CARTILAGE DEVELOPMENT

Dr. Barbara Sisson ‘98, Post-doctoral Associate, Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Children’s Memorial Hospital Research Center
March 30, 2011, Wednesday

DISCOVERING NOVEL GENES THAT REGULATE OUR CHOLESTEROL

Katrina Brandis ‘06, Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Cell Biology, Diabetic Cardiovascular Disease Center, Washington University School of Medicine
March 1, 2011, Tuesday

NEURODEGENERATION: Role of flow in motion

Dr. Puneet Opal, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Cell & Molec. Biology and Neuroscience, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
February 23, 2011, Wednesday

LMP1 IN B-CELL LYMPHOMAS: How does a viral protein both drive and inhibit apoptosis in cancers?

Dr. Zach Pratt, Ph.D., Cancer Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
February 8, 2011, Tuesday

MECHANISMS FOR HEMORRHAGIC TRANSFORMATION FOLLOWING ISCHEMIC STROKE: Implications for Treatment

Dr. Darryl Peterson, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science,
February 1, 2011, Tuesday

CELL AND GENE THERAPY FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Dr. Jeffrey Kordower, Professor of Neurosurgery, Rush University
November 10, 2010, Wednesday

SCIENCE MEETS SCIENCE FICTION: Seeing into the Future of Ecosystem Conservation

Jessica Price’05, PhD student Candidate
Conservation Ecology, UW-Madison
October 20, 2010, Wednesday

THE ORIGIN OF BIRD SPECIES: Lessons from the Himalayas 

Dr. Trevor Price, Professor of Biology
Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago
September 30, 2010, Thursday

LENTI ON THE BRAIN: Strategies for reducing amyloid-beta pathology in Alzheimer Disease

Dr. Robert Marr, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Saturday, April 24 , 2010

Targeting the Disguised Command Centers in Brain Cancer

Michael Zorniak ’07, PhD student, University of Wisconsin Madison
Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Novel Approach for Enhanced Regeneration

Dr. Nijee Sharma ’04, MD/PhD student, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Saturday, April 24, 2010

BACE1: The “Secret Ace” in Alzheimer’s Disease 

Lokesh Kukreja ’08, PhD student, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Saturday, April 24, 2010

PIRATES OF INFLAMMATION: Curse of the Kaposi Sarcoma Associated Herpes Virus  

 Arun Paul ’05, MD/PhD student, Microbiology/Immunology Department Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

HOW NEURONS CHANGE DURING LEARNING IN YOUNG AND AGING BRAINS  

Dr. John Disterhoft, Magerstadt Memorial Research Professor
Chair of Physiology and Director of the Institute of Neuroscience, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Tuesday, March 2, 2010

KENNETH L. WEIK UNDERGRADUATE LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM 

First Annual Showcase of Biology Research Conducted by Lake Forest College Students
Thursday, November 10, 2009

USING MUSEUM RECORDS TO TRACK RECENT BIOTIC CHANGE: An 80-year resurvey of small mammals in the Ruby Mountains, Nevada

Dr. Eric Rikart, Curator of Vertebrates, Associate Professor of Biology
Utah Museum of Natural History Thursday, October 22, 2009

PREPARING FOR DIVERSE BIOLOGY CAREERS: Alumni Choices, Alumni Voices

Thursday, September 10, 2009

  LABILE CARBON IN FOREST ECOSYSTEMS: Production, Allocation and Drivers

Charles Flower ‘04, PhD candidate, Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior program, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thursday, October 8, 2009 

GENETICS OF SPECIATION: Insights from Fly Behavior

Dan McNabney ’04, Ph.D. candidate, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Program, University of Rochester
Monday, April 13, 2009

Short Research Talks by Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Fellows

STICKY AMOEBA: Not a SAD Tail After All

Tony Kowal, Ph.D. Candidate, Integrated Graduate Program in Life Sciences, Northwestern University
Monday, March 30, 2009

PARKINSON’S DISEASE - Vulnerability of Dopamine or Norepinephrine Neurons?

Javier Sanchez, Ph.D. Candidate, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, Northwestern University
Monday, March 30, 2009

CAN WE MAKE BLOOD OUTSIDE OUR BODY?

Samantha England ’04, Ph.D. candidate, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Rochester
Monday, March 23, 2009

GENETICS OF DIABETES MELLITUS: Insight From Studies Of Neonatal Diabetes

Dr. Graeme Bell, Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Human Genetics, The University of Chicago
Wednesday, February 25, 2009


PREPARING FOR DIVERSE BIOLOGY CAREERS: Alumni Choices, Alumni Voices

Monday, February 16, 2009

MODELING SCHIZOPHRENIA IN RODENTS: A Heuristic Approach

Dr. Kuei Y Tseng, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Rosalind Franklin Univ of Medicine & Science
Saturday, December 6, 2008

STEM CELLS & NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGIC DISEASE

Dr. John Kessler, Davee Professor of Stem Cell Biology & Chairman of Neurology
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Wednesday , November 12, 2008

UNDERSTANDING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS WITH A VIRAL MOUSE MODEL

D’Anne Duncan’04, PhD Candidate, Microbiology-Immunology Dept, Northwestern University
Monday, October 27, 2008

LIVING WITH WOLVES

Jim & Jamie Dutcher, Multiple Emmy Award-winning filmmakers and cinematographers
Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WHY DO NEURONS DIE IN PARKINSON’S DISEASE & HOW CAN IT BE STOPPED?

Dr. James Surmeier, Nathan Smith Davis Professor and Chairman of Physiology,
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Monday, October 6, 2008

HOW TO MAKE A MODERN CELL

Dr. Aaron Turkewitz, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology, University of Chicago
Wednesday, September 24, 2008

PREPARING FOR DIVERSE HEALTH CAREERS: A STUDENT-ALUM PANEL

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

USING FAST VOLTAGE SENSITIVE DYES TO “SEE” NEURAL NETWORK ACTIVITY

Dr. William Frost, Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy, R. Franklin University of Medicine & Science
Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TRANSCRIPTIONAL CONTROL OF C. ELEGANS PHARYNGEAL DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION

Dr. Peter Okkema, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
Wednesday, April 9, 2008

EXAMINING THE ROLE OF GONADAL STEROIDS AND ELECTRICAL STIMULATION IN A RAT FACIAL NERVE INJURY MODEL

Ms. Nijee Sharma ’04 (Biology major), MD/PhD candidate, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
Wednesday, March 19, 2008

PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT CAN I DO WITH A SCIENCE MAJOR?

Lisa Azu-Popow ’91 (Biology major), Project Manager, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
J. Jeffrey Johnson ’95 (Biology major), Project Manager, Museum of Science and Industry
Tara Buckland ’01 (Chemistry major), Corporate Training & Instructional Design, Abbott Laboratories
Tabatha Endres-Cruz ’98 (Environmental Studies Major), Program Director, YMCA of McHenry County
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

NEURONS IN MOTION: THE ROLE OF THE PLANAR CELL POLARITY PATHWAY DURING FACIAL BRANCHIOMOTOR NEURON MIGRATION

Mr. Oni Mapp, PhD candidate, Department of Developmental Biology, University of Chicago
Mr. Avery Posey, PhD candidate, Department of Genetics, University of Chicago
Wednesday, February 13, 2008

MANIPULATION OF HOST CELLS BY KAPOSI’S SARCOMA ASSOCIATED HERPESVIRUS - Survival By A Successful Pathogen

Dr. Bala Chandran, Chair & Professor of Microbiology & Immunology,
Rosalind Franklin University of Science & Medicine
Wednesday, November 14, 2007

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS: Their Role In Understanding Evolution In The Tropics And How To Conserve Biodiversity

 Dr. John Bates, Chairman, Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History
Monday, November 5, 2007

LUPUS AND SNURPS: Uncovering An Extra Step In The Central Dogma

Dr. Joan Steitz, Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
Thursday, October 18, 2007

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS IN ALZHEIMERS DISEASE

Dr. Robert Vassar, Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A VOYEURISTS’ APPROACH TO CELL BIOLOGY:  Revealing Cell Behavior Using Live Cell Imaging

Dr. Kathy Green, Joseph Mayberry Professor of Pathology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Wednesday, September 19, 2007

POLLINATORS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION IN PENSTEMON

Dr. Jeremie Fant, Plant Biologist & Manager, Chicago Botanic Gardens
Wednesday, September 12, 2007

NEUROSCIENCE IN SEARCH FOR A CURE FOR DRUG ADDICTION

Dr. T. Celeste Napier, Professor of Pharmacology, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine
November 30, 2006

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A TANGLED PROBLEM

Dr. Lester Binder, Abbott Professor of Biology, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
November 30, 2006

FEEDING AND GLOATING FOR MORE: INTELLIGENT DESIGN VS. EVOLUTION

Dr. Jerry Coyne, Professor of Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago
November 15, 2006

HOW OUR HANDS HELP US THINK

Dr. Susan Goldin-Meadow, Ruml Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
November 8, 2006

YEAST AS SMALL “MAD COWS” DEMONSTRATE PROTEIN-BASED INHERITANCE

Dr. Susan Liebman, Distinguished University Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago
October 25, 2006

STRESS & AGING IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE

Dr. Richard Morimoto, Bill & Gayle Cook Professor of Biology, Northwestern University
September 27, 2006

 




 

 

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