Seminars: Biomedical Sciences

The primary purpose of the departmental seminar series is to provide a regularly scheduled series of seminars, with expert speakers, and in a venue in which new findings of clinical relevance to the practice of Medicine will be presented and discussed. Departmental seminars are held, via Zoom Webinars and on the 2nd Thursday of the month, from 3:00- 4:30pm EST, August through June.

Biomedical Sciences Departmental Seminar Series are free and open to all.

CME Course Objectives

CME credit is available to participants who attend and who have filled out an attestation form.

Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply the information delivered in the session to compare and contrast current therapeutic modalities to future possibilities of treatments of disease.
  • Able to use the information delivered to differentiate novel mechanisms of disease to established paradigms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to ask appropriate questions of the material and recognize when lines of inquiry fall outside of disciplinary boundaries.


Date Speaker Title Recorded Presentation Speaker Homepage
8/11/22 Randy Stout, PhD Imaging Gap Junctions in Health and Disease
9/08/22 Shenglong Zhang, PhD Next-Generation Mass Spectrometry-based de novo RNA sequencing
10/13/22 Kazushi Suzuki, PhD A Red Light–Responsive Photoswitch for Deep Tissue Optogenetics
11/10/22 David Fulton, PhD Circadian Origins of Vascular Disease in Obesity
12/08/22 Gonzalo Otazu, PhD Computational Basis of Olfactory Deficits in Autism
1/12/23 Scott Kennedy, PhD High-Accuracy Sequencing Methods for Mitochondrial DNA Mutagenesis
2/09/23 Michael Laflamme, MD/ PhD Cardiac Regeneration With Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
3/09/23 Haotian Zhao, MD/PhD Transcriptional Mechanisms in Development of Choroid Plexus Carcinoma
4/13/23 Sifan Chen, MD/PhD ACE2 Activation Ameliorates COVID-19- induced Metabolic Complications Video not available yet Not Available
5/11/23 Qian Huang, PhD Purinergic Signaling in the Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease Video not available yet Not Available
6/08/23 Jitka Virag, PhD A Swiss Army Knife Approach to Targeted Ephrin A1 Therapeutic Proteins Video not available yet