101 BBE (Kollross)

Molly Duman-Schell, PhD, Navari Family Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics
Indiana University
"RNAi-based Mosquito Control Programs: A Journey from the Bench to the field"

Faculty host: Dan Eberl, Ph.D.


Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Advanced Retinal and Ocular Therapeutics
University of Pennsylvania
"The Luxturna experience: Insights into development of gene-based treatments for other blinding disorders"

Faculty host: Arlene Drack, M.D.

4/15/24No Seminar
101 BBE (Kollross)

Vilhelm Bohr, MD, PhD, Professor, D, SC
National Institute on Aging-Laboratory Molecular Gerontology
"DNA damage signaling to mitochondria in neurodegeneration and aging"

Host: Genetics Graduate Program student invited speaker


Janine Kwapis, PhD, Paul Bery Early Career Professor and Assistant Professor of Biology
Penn State University
"Time to learn: Diurnal regulation of memory via the clock gene Per 1"

Faculty host: Ted Abel, Ph.D.


Ryan Corces, PhD, Assistant Investigator
Gladstone Institutes
"Multi-omic dissection of noncoding genetic drives of neurodegenerative disease risk"

Host: Genetics Graduate Program student invited speaker


Gene Yeo, PhD, MBA, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California San Diego
"Modulators of RNA in Human Health and Disease"

Faculty host: Ryan Boudreau, PhD

101 BBE (Kollross)
Marc Freeman, PhD, Director and Senior Scientist
Oregon Health & Science University, Vollum Institue
“Neuronal remodeling in complex metazoans”
2/20/23Quasar Padiath, MBBS, PhD, Associate Professor Human Genetics, and Department of
University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
“The role of the nuclear lamina in disease and development”
3/20/23Elena Semina, PhD, Professor and Chair, Division of Developmental Biology
Medical College of Wisconsin
“Exploring Underlying Causes of Rare Developmental Phenotypes”
Mark Schultz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Iowa
“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Proteostatic therapeutics for Niemann-Pick type C disease”
4/3/23Seth Tomchik, PhD, Professor, Department of Neuroscience & Pharmacology
University of Iowa
“Nf1 Ras GAP effects on repetitive motor behaviors and metabolic alterations”
4/10/23Cat Pinnaro, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Iowa
“Turner syndrome and Associated Phenotypes: The X chromosome and Beyond”
Lucy Bai, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State University
“Binding Mechanism of Pioneer Factors”

Helen Jones, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Functional
University of Florida

“In utero gene therapy; Targeting and improving placental development and function
for impact across the lifespan”

101 BBE (Kollross)
Laura Landweber, PhD, Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics,
and Biological Sciences, and Systems Biology.
Columbia University
“RNA-Mediated Genome Rearrangements in the Ciliate Oxytricha”