2/7/2018 1:00pm Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar

“Magnesium Transporter SLC41A1 as a target to improve viability of melanocytes and dopaminergic neurons,” to be presented by Morgan Sturgeon, Grad Student, Anatomy and Cell Biology


“Tfap2a in the neural crest specification gene regulatory network," to be presented by Andrea Hallberg, Grad Student, Anatomy and Cell Biology

Location: 1-561 BSB 1-561 BSB

2/14/2018 1:00pm Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar

"The maintenance of homeostatic synaptic plasticity requires continuous IP3 receptor and ryanodine receptor functions," to be presented by Thomas James, Interdisciplinary Grad Student, Neuroscience, Andy Frank Lab, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Location: 1-561 BSB 1-561 BSB

2/15/2018 4:00pm Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Paul Ridker, MD, MPH

Dr. Paul Ridker, MD, MPH, will visit campus on February 15, 2018 to present a lecture on "Inflammation and Atherosclerosis: From Population Biology to the Bench to a Novel Treatment" at 4:00pm in the Prem Sahai Auditorium. Dr. Ridker is Senior Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.  This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Francois A. Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center. 

Faculty host: Donald Heistad, MD


The Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture Series features top-tier scientists and physicians performing high-impact research in a variety of areas.


Most lectures, with few exceptions, will be held on the third Thursday of each month during the academic year. The seminars will be of broad interest and are open to the public all University faculty, staff and students. The schedule of current speakers can be found here.


Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sonya Housholder in advance at (319) 335-8587 or

Location: 1110A Medical Education Research Facility

2/20/2018 12:00pm Neuroscience Thesis Seminar

"The reversibility and limits of homeostatic synaptic plasticity"

by Catherine Yeates

Mentor: Andy Frank, Anatomy & Cell Biology

Location: 2117 Medical Education Research Facility

2/21/2018 1:00pm Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar

“The hunt for missing heritability in orofacial clefting: ZNF750 in the periderm gene regulatory network," will be presented by Kaylia Duncan, Interdisciplinary Grad Student, Molecular Medicine, is in the Rob Cornell Lab here in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology


"Role of Non-canonical Wnt signaling in endoderm morphogenesis," will be presented by Anurag Kakkerla Balaraju, Graduate Student, he is part of the Fang Lin Lab in Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

Location: 1-561 BSB 1-561 BSB