Winter 2015 Seminars

Biochemistry Seminar Series 2014-2015: Winter 2015 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 9
Erin Alcock (Abstract)
Get what you need at MUN Libraries. You need us, really!

Science Research Liaison Librarian
Queen Elizabeth II Library
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jan 16
Dr. Craig Moore (Abstract)
Regulating Innate and Adaptive Immune Mechanisms during Neuroinflammatory Injury and Repair
Assistant Professor
Division of Biomedical Sciences
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jan 23
Dr. David Heeley (Abstract)
Phosphorylation of the muscle protein tropomyosin

Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jan 30
Kayode Balogun (Abstract)
Lipid metabolism and the risk of cardiovascular disease: Implication of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids
Ph.D. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. S. Cheema)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Feb 6
Dr. David Ford (Abstract)
Chlorinated Lipids: Vignettes on Novel Lipid Oxidation Products

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

Feb 13
Dr. Nicholas Fairbridge (Abstract)
Context matters: appreciating the complexity of sex-specific differences when studying gene-environment interactions

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. S. Christian)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Feb 17 (11:00-12:00)*
Dr. Ryan J. Mailloux (Abstract)
Control of mitochondrial bioenergetics by redox signaling; importance of S-glutathionylation reactions in cardiac metabolism and physiology
Research Associate
Department of Biology
University of Ottawa
* Please note the change in day and time from our regular seminars

Feb 20
Dr. Guangju Zhai (Abstract)
Application of metabolomics in biomarker discovery for osteoarthritis
Associate Professor
Discipline of Genetics
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Feb 27
Dr. Sean Brosnan (Abstract)
Formate, the key to one-carbon metabolism in the fetus

University Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mar 6
Craig Ayre (Abstract)
Identifying the mechanisms by which CD24 influences B cell development

Ph.D. student
Department of Biochemistry – (Dr. S. Christian)
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mar 13 (Abstract)
Dr. Paola Marcato
Studies on cancer stem cells give new insights into breast cancer progression and potential therapies

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Dalhousie University

Mar 20 (Abstract)
Brad Feltham
A Diet High in Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Alters the Fatty Acid Composition of the Brain and Regulates the Expression of Neurotrophins

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

Apr 3
Good Friday

Apr 8-17
Final Exams - No Seminars

April 24 (Abstract)
Dr. Mark Berry
A 45 minute primer on trace amines: Drug and alcohol abuse, species-specific olfactory cues, and metabolic disorders
Professor and Department Head
Department of Biochemistry
Memorial University of Newfoundland

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