BSURF Weekly Program Schedule - 2019

WEEK 1

 
Sat, May 18 First day to move into Petersen Hall (starting at 4:00 pm)  
Tues, May 21 BSURF HR Orientation Meeting, Heath Conference Room (4-403 BSB)
 
 
  9:30 AM Welcome Session/Breakfast: Dr. Ernesto Fuentes, Associate Professor, Biochemistry    
  10:30 AM Safety Training: Troy Struzynski, Manager, Biochemistry Stores  
  10:45 AM Equipment Usage: Paul Rogers, Engineering Specialist, Facility Maintenance  
  11:00 AM Tour of Labs: Kelli Sylvers, Biochemistry Graduate Student, Brandon Davies Lab  
  11:30 AM Microscopy Core Tour: Randy Nessler, Core Facility Research Manager  
  12:00 PM Lunch  
  1:00 PM Obtain UI ID Badge (Kelli Sylvers)  
Fri, May 24
9:30-10:30 AM
Heath Conf Room
BSURF Program Meeting - Nicotinamide Riboside: Full Circle from Milk
Charles Brenner, PhD
Chair and DEO, Biochemistry
 

WEEK 2

 
Mon, May 27 Holiday - University Offices Closed  
Fri, May 31
9:30-10:30 AM
Heath Conf Room
BSURF Program Meeting - Model Organisms in Biochemistry
Dan Weeks, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry
 

WEEK 3

 
Mon, June 3
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
 
FUTURE in Biomedicine Seminar Series - Panel on UI Training in Clinical Careers:  Physician, Physician Assistant, or Physical Therapist

Presenters:
  • MD – Kathlene Muhlenbruck, Director of Admissions for M.D. program of the Carver College of Medicine
  • PA – Tom O’Shea, Department Administrator, Physician Assistant Program
  • PT – Kelly Sass, Faculty in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Science Program
Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
 
Wed, June 5
12:00-3:00 PM
 
Tour of IDT
1710 Commercial Park, Coralville, IA

*All attendess must wear full pants and full (closed-toe) shoes.  This is a safety requirement.

We will join the Microbiology summer program students at Coral Ridge Mall for lunch at 12:15, then tour IDT at 1:30.
 
Thur, June 6 9:00-9:25 AM
MERF Atrium
Continental Breakfast/Participant Check-in
Workshop will be held upstairs in 2117 MERF
 
  9:30-11:00 AM
MERF 2117
Grad School Applications 101 (students preregistered to attend)
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 

 
3:30-4:30 PM
EMRB Atrium & Patio
Welcome Reception - Come enjoy refreshments and meet other students!
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Fri, June 7
9:30-10:30 AM
Heath Conf Room
BSURF Program Meeting - Triglyceride Metabolism
Brandon Davies, PhD, Associate Professor, Biochemistry
 

WEEK 4

 
Mon, June 10
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
FUTURE in Biomedicine Seminar Series - Panel on Training to be a Researcher – Postbac Program and Selected PhD Programs

Presenters:
  • PREP@Iowa – Dr. Donna Hammond, Ph.D., Professor of Anesthesiology & Pharmacology
  • Microbiology – Dr. Tim Yahr, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Cancer Biology – Dr. Adam Dupay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
 
Tues, June 11
12:00-1:00 PM
1289 CBRB, Kelch Conf Room
Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series
Vitamin C, Beyond an antioxidant: High dose vitamin C as a drug for cancer treatment, Dr. Garry Buettner
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Wed, June 12
12:00 PM
E331-GH, Med Alumni Aud, 3rd Floor
Wednesday Seminar Series (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Thur, June 13
12:00 PM
2166 MERF
Case-Based Learning Session 1, Dr. Peter Rubenstein (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Fri, June 14
9:30-10:30 AM
Heath Conf Room
BSURF Program Meeting - Instructions for Short Oral Presentations
Peter Rubenstein, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry
 
 

WEEK 5

 
Mon, June 17
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
FUTURE in Biomedicine Seminar Series - Overview of Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) – Combined MD & PhD Training

UI M.D./Ph.D. program funded by the National Institutes of Health http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/mstp/
Program Administrator Dr. Richard Barajas, MIPA, MPH, and MSTP Student representatives

Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
 
Tues, June 18
12:00-1:00 PM
1289 CBRB, Kelch Conf Room
Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series
Cancer research linking the laboratory, clinic and community, Dr. George Weiner
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Wed, June 19
12:00 PM
E331-GH, Med Alumni Aud, 3rd Floor
Wednesday Seminar Series (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Thur, June 20
12:00 PM
2166 MERF
MSTP Application Process, Dr. Pamela Geyer (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Fri, June 21
8:30-3:00 PM
2117 MERF
Careers in Human Genetics Information Day
Open to all students and recent graduates - all BSURF students have been pre-registered
Please refer to the Schedule of Events for topics and location
 

WEEK 6

 
Mon, June 24
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
FUTURE Faculty Fellows - Midsummer Research Talks – Part I
Barbara Christie-Pope (Cornell), Nilda Rodriguez (UNI), Ali Tabei (UNI)

Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
 
Tues, June 25
12:00-1:00 PM
1289 CBRB, Kelch Conf Room
Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series
Artificial Intelligence and Personalized Genomic Medicine, Dr. Tom Casavant
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Wed, June 26
12:00 PM
E331-GH, Med Alumni Aud, 3rd Floor
Wednesday Seminar Series (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Thur, June 27
12:00 PM
2156 MERF
Case-Based Learning Session 2, Dr. Peter Rubenstein (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Fri, June 28
9:30-10:30 AM
Heath Conf Room
BSURF Program Meeting - DNA Metabolism: The 3 R's
Todd Washington, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry
 

WEEK 7

 
Mon, July 1
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
FUTURE Faculty Fellows - Midsummer Research Progress & Alumni Talks – Part II
Brittney Dinkel (Buena Vista), Charvann Bailey (Grinnell), Alisa Drapeaux (Drake)

Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
 
Tues, July 2
12:00-1:00 PM
1289 CBRB, Kelch Conf Room
Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series
Study of Lung Biomechanics with CT Imaging, Dr. Joseph Reinhardt
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Thur, July 4 Holiday - University Offices Closed  
Fri, July 5 No BSURF Program Meeting !  

WEEK 8

 
Mon, July 8
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
FUTURE in Biomedicine Seminar Series - Uniting Research & Education in Mechanisms of Human Health & Disease - Iowa Laminopathy Network

Presenters:
  • Dr. Lori Wallrath, Ph.D., University of Iowa
  • Dr. Gary Coombs, Ph.D., Waldorf College
  • Dr. Laura Hecker, Ph.D., Loras College
Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
 
Tues, July 9
12:00-1:00 PM
1289 CBRB, Kelch Conf Room
Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series
Cognitive control and cognitive flexbility in humans, Dr. Jan Wessel
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Wed, July 10
12:00 PM
E331-GH, Med Alumni Aud, 3rd Floor
Wednesday Seminar Series (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Thur, July 11
9:30-11:30 AM
Reading Room (4-560 BSB)
BSURF Program Meeting - Short Oral Presentations-Students
Peter Rubenstein, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry
 

WEEK 9

 
Mon, July 15
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
FUTURE in Biomedicine Seminar Series - Careers Rooted in Basic Science

Presenters:
  • Dr. Rebecca Laird, UI Chemistry Lecturer
  • Dr. Keith Bryan, Research Scientist, Integrated DNA Technology (IDT), &
  • Dr. Lokesh Gakhar, Director, UI CCOM Protein & Crystallography Facility & Adjunct Associate Prof. of Biochemistry
Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
 
Tues, July 16
12:00-1:00 PM
1289 CBRB, Kelch Conf Room
Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series
Actin: Beyond the cytoskeleton and into the nucleus, Dr. Tina Tootle
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
 
Wed, July 17
12:00 PM
E331-GM, Med Alumni Aud, 3rd Floor
Wednesday Seminar Series (Lunch included!)
Sponsored by the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
 
Fri, July 19
9:30-10:30 AM
Heath Conf Room
BSURF Program Meeting
Lori Wallrath, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry
 

WEEK 10

 
Mon, July 22
3:30-5:00 PM
2189 MERF
Student Presentations of Summer Research – Practice Session for Posters at Symposium
Students will present draft SURC/FUTURE posters as a talk (10' each).  Labs are welcome to attend. 

Sponsored by FUTURE in Biomedicine
Tues, July 23
 
12:00-1:00 PM
1289 CBRB Kelch Conf Room   
Summer Undergraduate Seminar Series                                                                            
Allergic Asthma: A Tale of Mice and Men, Dr. Josalyn Cho
Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  3:30-4:30 PM
EMRB Atrium & Patio
Farewell Reception - Enjoy refreshments and share your summer research experience with other students!
Wed, July 24
1:00-4:30 PM
IMU
Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Conference - All Students Must Attend and Present!
Sponsored by the Graduate College
 
Thur, July 25
12:00-1:00 PM
BSURF Student/Mentor Group Lunch
Location/Time TBD
 
 
Fri, July 26
 
Last day in the lab!  
Sat, July 27 Must be moved out of Petersen Hall by noon