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Biology seminars and other events

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Archive of 2015-2017 biology seminars and events

Functions of Glial Cells in the Retina
Photoreceptor morphogenesis: evolutionary adaptations and human disease
Regulatory T cells and the prevention of autoimmunity
Functional dissection of retinal neurons controlling hunting behavior in larval zebrafish
696 Day
  • Friday, 24 March 2017 - 10:45am - 11:45am
Butterfly wing color plasticity: black and white, but not simple
The effects of ambient air pollution in vulnerable populations
CourseNetworking: Social media that engages students to enhance learning
  • Friday, 24 February 2017 - 10:45am - 11:45am
  • Andrew Gavrin (IUPUI Department of Physics) and James Marrs (IUPUI Department of Biology)
STAT3 and sphingosine-1-phosphate signaling in inflammation associated colorectal cancer
  • Friday, 17 February 2017 - 10:45am - 11:45am
  • Andrew Nguyen, Department of Biological Science, CUNY-Queensborough
You are what you don't eat: Bacterial adaptation to Nutritional Immunity
Roles of alternative splicing in complex diseases
Case studies from the IU Molecular Genetics Diagnostic Laboratory
Cytokine-driven Autophagy in the Pancreatic Beta Cell
FolamiRs: Ligand-targeted, vehicle-free microRNA replacement therapy
Lysine acetylation in Toxoplasma gondii - incidence and functional significance
  • Friday, 9 December 2016 - 10:45am - 11:45am
  • Victoria Jeffers, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Indiana University
  •  LD010 
Cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for muscle-bone crosstalk
C-C Bond Activation in Strained Ring Systems: Impact on Heterocycle Synthesis and Drug Design
Organ crosstalk in physiological and pathological cachexia
  • The overall aim of my research is to understand the molecular mechanisms regulating organ size. The model system and application we have chosen to study is regulation of skeletal muscle mass in disease. Muscle size is highly plastic and extraordinarily responsive to changes in single genes or pathways. Furthermore, skeletal muscle protein stores and metabolic functions play important and essential roles in the physiologic response to injury and disease. We seek to discover the molecular pathways regulating muscle plasticity in the setting of serious illness. The long term goal is to develop targeted interventions for muscle preservation and functional recovery in chronic disease.
The phosphatase Rtr1 prevents early RNAPII termination
There and Back Again - My circuitous route to biomedical engineering and how I use it to study bone
  • My laboratory is focused on investigating bone from mechanical engineering and materials science perspectives by tying morphology and composition to mechanical function and fracture resistance at discrete length scales throughout the hierarchy of bone (and other musculoskeletal tissues). The long-term goal of my laboratory is to determine mechanisms by which biological and mechanical factors influence the mechanical integrity of bone at levels throughout the tissue's hierarchy. Our goal is to translate findings into rational and clinically-relevant diagnostic and treatment options for defects, damage and disease of musculoskeletal tissues. A common thread that passes through all of our research projects is an interest in collagen and the roles collagen plays in bone health.
What insecticide resistance teaches us about molecular evolution
On the origins of novelty and diversity in development and evolution: case studies on horned beetles
  • Our lab addresses a fundamental question in biology: how do novel phenotypic traits originate and diversify in nature? We use a wide range of approaches to address this question from different perspectives, and on different levels of biological organization. We use behavioral and ecological approaches in the lab and field on experimental and natural populations to understand when and how ecological processes can drive phenotypic evolution. We employ standard developmental techniques and growth manipulations to address physiological mechanisms of phenotype formation and evolution. Lastly, we rely on an increasing range of developmental-genetic and molecular tools (gene expression, gene function analysis, genomic and proteomic approaches) to investigate the genetic and genomic regulation of phenotype expression and diversification.
Interval Timing in Fragile X Syndrome
  • A major challenge in neuroscience is to understand how brain circuits perform computations, affect perception and behaviors. I am interested in elucidating how neuromodulatory systems induce reward-dependent plasticity of the neural circuits involved in visual perception. I use a multi-disciplinary approach: using optogenetics and robotics to map neural circuits in vitro, and extra- and intracellular electrophysiological recordings in vivo. I use the mouse primary visual cortex (V1) as a model system, as it combines the ease of manipulating visual stimulus with accessibility for in vivo recordings in a genetically tractable animal model. This combination of in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology with the optogenetic tools provides an integrated platform to dissect and manipulate specific circuits relevant for visual perception, and study diseases affecting perception and neural circuit function, such as autism.
Beyond the Dopamine Receptor: Regulation and Roles of Serine/Threonine Protein Phosphatases in Striatal Neurons
Reactive oxygen species signaling regulates neuronal development
Some, but not all: integrin modulation of serotonin neurotransmission
Get your Pax Straight: The role of key transcription factors expressed in the fallopian tube in high grade serous cancer
Surveying a landscape - how to reimagine what we know (or think we know) about proteasome biogenesis
Vibrio cholerae and cholera
Novel Mass Spectrometry Technologies for Measurement of Metabolites, Lipids, and Drugs in Biological Samples
Modeling Genes and Other Factors Affecting Variation in the Human Face
Multiple Roles for the Misshapen Kinase in Drosophila Oogenesis
The Evolutionary-Developmental Origins of Multicellularity
Cilia and Centrosomal Defects in Disease
Cellular Reprogramming into Brown Fat-Like Cells
Studies of RNA-DNA damage elicited by ribonucleotides incorporated during DNA replication
Getting a head: using zebrafish to understand variation in facial birth defects
RecQ4 helicases and genome stability
Genes and the Size of our Jeans: The Role of Neurotensin in Regulating Body Weight
Heart Repair and Regeneration in Non-Mammalian Models
  • Friday, 29 January 2016 - 10:45am - 11:45am
  •  LD010
Sex differences in amygdala circuit responses to alcohol and stress
Distributed Drug Discovery Takes a Quantum Leap: IUPUI Student Chemists and Biologists Join Forces to Find Drugs for Neglected Diseases
Boosting Bone Anabolism
Regulation of an Simian Virus 40 (SV40) infection: a novel view of the epigenetic universe
Biochemical and biophysical regulation of epithelial junction
Enhancing bone mechanical properties with low-impact exercise
CB2 receptor signaling in neurons and the consequences of CB2 receptor functional selectivity
Basic and Translational Studies in Neuromuscular Disease
From genotypes to phenotypes (and vice versa): Forensic biology in the 'omics era
Inhibition of Ras GTPases: drugging the undruggable
Dissecting circuits in the mouse visual thalamus
Sex Differences in the Regulation of Energy Homeostasis by Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor
Cellular roles of ADF/cofilin in health and disease
Bio-inspired structural design
Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute (INDI) - Interdisciplinary Research Development and Resources
Peripheral and Central Mechanisms of Methamphetamine-Induced Brain Injury
Damned if She Doesn't? The Stigma of Foregoing Motherhood
  • Part of the Research Seminar Forum Highlighting Research by School of Science Investigators: This forum is intended to highlight some of the cutting-edge research ongoing in the School of Science at IUPUI, and hopefully stimulate interactions between our faculty. Given the diversity of the disciplines represented within the School of Science, these talks are appropriate for an intelligent audience that is not deeply familiar with the area of research.
Reprogramming our understanding of development and disease
Coordinate control of Cell Polarity and HIPPO Signaling by Angiomotin Proteins
Toll-like receptor 3 has a role in the protective immune response to Chlamydia infection
Growth Factor Regulation of Articular Cartilage
Molecular regulation and trafficking of potassium channels
Tissue regeneration in newts: spinal cord, limb and heart
Adenomatous Polyposis Coli: New functions of an old friend
miRNAs and retinal development: it's about time
Making and using stem cells - lessons from the mouse blastocyst
Modern anoxic lakes as analogs for Early Earth redox conditions
Function and Mechanisms of Chloroplast Movements in Leaf Cells
Studying bipolar disorder using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Friday, 6 February 2015 - 10:45am - 11:45am
  • Kwi Hye Kim, Eli Lilly and Co.
  •  LD010
Novel Mechanisms Underlying Substrate Selection for Multifunctional Kinases
Revealing transcriptional complexes required for pancreatic islet development and function
Larval dispersal, rapid adaptation, and the role of variable reproductive success