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Winter 2014 Seminars

Biochemistry Seminar Series 2013-2014: Winter
Fridays @ 1pm in the Feltham room (SN-4015) unless otherwise noted.

Titles and abstracts will be posted 2-3 weeks in advance of each seminar.


Jan 17 
Dr. Ángel Baldán (Abstract)
Anti-miR-33 therapy: when all that glitters is not gold

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Edward A. Doisy Research Center
Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Jan 24 
Dr. John Weber (Abstract)
Brains, Booze and Berries

Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Jan 31

Dr. Laurie Twells (Abstract)
Understand infant feeding decisions in Newfoundland and Labrador and effecting positive change
Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Feb 7
Dr. Sherri Christian (Abstract)
Regulation of cell survival and development by CD24

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Feb 14
Dr. John (Sean) Brosnan (Abstract)
A key role for threonine metabolism in embryonic stem cells

University Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Feb 21
Midterm Break
No seminar


Feb 28
Dr. Zhao Zhi Fan (Abstract)
Linear Statistical Models and Beyond

Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Mar 7
Dr. Dawn Marshall (Abstract)
Genetics and genomics of Newfoundland canids: colonization, coat colour, and wildlife disease

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Mar 14
Nathan K. Agnew (Abstract)
Insight into the Mechanism of SP-B: Investigation of the Lipid-Peptide Interactions of SP-B Fragments

M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. V. Booth)
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Mar 21
Luke MacMillan (Abstract)
A stable isotope approach to measuring in vivo formate kinetics in vitamin-deficient rats

M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. J. Brosnan)
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Mar 28
Breanne Coady (Abstract)
Functional analysis of a mimetic peptide of human hepatic lipase

M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. R. Brown)
Memorial University of Newfoundland


Apr 4
Nikitha Kendyala (Abstract)
CD24 expression on Breast Cancer Stem Cells

M.Sc. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. S. Christian)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

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