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  • February 2021

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Marcos De Moraes

Monday, February 1, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  A novel family of mutagenic bacterial toxins with unprecedented DNA deaminase activity Marcos De Moraes Postdoctoral Scholar University of Washington

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Patrick Schlievert, PhD

Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link and ID number  3T Bacterial Superantigen Diseases Patrick Schlievert, PhD Professor of Microbiology and Immunology University of Iowa  

Pain Research Program Seminar - Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, MSPH, PhD

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00am

  "Neurobiological Mechanisms at the Intersection of Pain & Aging" Presented by Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, MSPH, PhD Assistant Professor University of Florida Term Professor Director, Training & Career Development UF Pain Research & Intervention Center of Excellence Leader, Pilot & Exploratory Studies Core UF Claude D. Pepper Older American Independence Center Gainesville, FL

Introduction to Data Analysis in R

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

R is a popular programming language for statistical computing and graphics. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn to clean, analyze, and visualize data using R. Key concepts include:...

CIRTL Back to Class Series: Grading Tools in ICON

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 12:30pm

Join us on Wednesday, 2/3 at 12pm for CIRTL Back to Class: Grading Tools in ICON, facilitated by Victoria Maloy, Assistant Director, Academic Technology ITS....

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Zeyuan Zhang, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (L. Yang Lab), presenting “Immuno-Metabolic Role of the Lysosome in the Adipose Metabolic Homeostasis in the Context of Obesity” / Mark Li, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (L. Yang Lab), presenting “Protective Role of Hepatic IRTE1 in Sepsis”

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine University of Washington Host: Biochemistry Graduate Students Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

2020 - 2021 Update in Internal Medicine by Katherine Harris, MD & Katherine White, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Mengya Wang and Alex Keyes

Thursday, February 4, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"The Role of Cerebellar CGRP in Migraine-like Behavior" Presented by Mengya Wang Graduate Student in Dr. Andy Russo's lab "Spinal and Supraspinal Processing of Pain" Presented by Alex Keyes Graduate Student in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's lab

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. See-Yeun Ting, PhD

Friday, February 5, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Molecular mechanisms underlying interbacterial warfare See-Yeun Ting, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Washington

Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 1: Nuts & Bolts - ZOOM

Monday, February 8, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This class will provide a framework for developing a literature search for a systematic review. Topics will include the following: standards and criteria to consider, establishing a plan, registering a protocol, developing a research question, determining where to search, identifying search terms, reporting search strategies, and managing references....

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Evan Rosen, MD, PhD

Monday, February 8, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Evan Rosen, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at BIDMC (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Harvard Medical School Title: "Novel Mechanisms Regulating Adipose Thermogenesis"

Learning Community Meetings

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

2/9 Virtual Biochemistry Workshop: TBA

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

No Biochemistry Workshop on this date Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Basic (Online Version) - ZOOM

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

EndNote Basic is a web-based citation management software that is freely available to all UI affiliates. It allows you to import, organize and format citations for papers, articles, etc. EndNote Basic is not the same as the desktop software, Endnote. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Zhao-Qing Luo, PhD

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  The mechanism and regulation of ubiquitination catalyzed by single bacterial enzymes Zhao-Qing Luo, PhD Professor, Department of Biological Sciences  Purdue University

Introduction to Data Analysis in R

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

R is a popular programming language for statistical computing and graphics. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn to clean, analyze, and visualize data using R. Key concepts include:...

Active learning in Sections (CIRTL Back to Class Series)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, 2/10 at 12pm for CIRTL Back to Class: Active Learning in Sections, facilitated by Dr. Brian Lai, Associate Professor & Department Chair, Political Science...

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Thomas Lynch, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (J. Engelhardt Lab) presenting “Tertiary Lymphoid Organs Differentiate Pathways of Pathoprogression in Ferret Chronic Lung Allograft Dysfunction” / Jianing Li, Cell and Deveanalopmental Biology Graduate Program (S. Young Lab) presenting “Synprint Region Differentially Regulates CaV2 alpha 1 Subunits and CaV2 Levels”

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Nicole Recka, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics (R. Cornell Lab) presenting "KCTD15 Inhibits Open Chromatin Positioning Mediated by Transcription Factor AP2a"  / Bo Hu, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist (F. Lin Lab) presenting "G Protein alpha 13 in Endoderm Convergence"

Hardin Open Workshops - Keeping Current - ZOOM

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Want to know as soon as an exciting new article is published? Tired of skimming the websites or paper copies of multiple journals to see what is in the new issue? This hands-on session will show you how to create a single destination for information from your favorite journals, databases, websites and blogs using RSS feeds and auto-alerts. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Arden Perkins, PhD

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Bacterial sensing, elimination, and manipulation of host-generated reactive oxygen species Arden Perkins, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher University of Oregon

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed - ZOOM

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

This hands on session will help you improve your searching through best practices for basic and advanced searching and show you features for saving or exporting citations. The session will also help you understand medical subject headings (MeSH) and how they improve your search as well as the benefits of a MyNCBI account. PLEASE NOTE Class will be taught via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link 30 minutes before the class time.

UI Latinx Council Monthly "Meet & Eat"

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend our monthly "meet & eat" events. This is a time to meet new people, find collaborators, and connect with other Latinx members across campus in a casual setting. Fix your lunch, sit back, and join us!*...

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

2020 - 2021 Update in Internal Medicine by Katherine Harris, MD & Katherine White, MD

Erich D. Jarvis: Evolution of Brain Pathways for Vocal Learning and Spoken Language

Friday, February 12, 2021, 12:00pm

Erich Jarvis is a professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language at the Rockefeller University. He uses song-learning birds and other species as models to study the molecular and genetic mechanisms that underlie vocal learning, including how humans learn spoken language. He chairs the international Vertebrate Genomes Project which studies how species are genetically related and how unique characteristics evolve. Jarvis also collaborates on a project to generate a new human...

Hardin Open Workshops - Systematic Reviews, Part 2: Literature Searching - ZOOM

Monday, February 15, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This class will focus on tips and techniques for carrying out a successful literature search in support of a systematic review. Topics will include techniques for developing search strategies, deciding which databases to search and how to seek out grey literature for a given topic. There will also be discussion on selecting journals for hand searching, documenting search strategies, and saving and organizing references....

Introduction to Linux (Using Argon)

Monday, February 15, 2021, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

"Intro to Linux (using Argon)" is a two-hour general purpose introductory session intended for anyone who plans to use the Linux environment for research. The following lessons are featured: ...

2/16 Virtual Biochemistry Workshop: Dr. Lisa Kelly

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Lisa Kelly Leader of Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching & Learning (CIRTL) Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Jörn Coers, PhD

Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Interferon-inducible cell-autonomous immunity to bacterial pathogens Jörn Coers, PhD Associate Professor, Departments of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Immunology  Duke University Medical Center  

Pain Research Program Seminar - Vivianne Tawfik, MD, PhD

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Post-injury pain: From clinical to clinically-informed basic science" Presented by Vivianne L. Tawfik, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Director, Fellowship in Anesthesia Research & Medicine (FARM) Program Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, CA

Soliciting Student Feedback (CIRTL Back to Class Series)

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, 2/17 at 12pm for CIRTL Back to Class: Soliciting Student Feedback, facilitated by Dr. David Gooblar, Assistant Professor, Department of English...

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Nicole Recka, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics (R. Cornell Lab) presenting "KCTD15 Inhibits Open Chromatin Positioning Mediated by  Transcription Factor AP2a" / Bo Hu, Ph.D., Assistant Research Scientist (F. Lin Lab) presenting "G Protein alpha 13 in Endoderm Convergence"

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop - ZOOM

Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

EndNote is a reference management tool that helps you to easily gather together your references in one place, organize them, and then insert them into papers and format them in a style of your choosing. This session will walk you through the basics of using EndNote to collect and format your citations. The class will be hands-on and there will be time for questions at the end....

Hardin Open Workshops - Scopus & Web of Science - ZOOM

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:00am to 11:00am

Both databases are multidisciplinary and allow you to measure scholarly impact. This hands-on session will show you...

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Kun-Liang Guan

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

"The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size control, and cancer" Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Kun-Liang Guan Distinguished Professor Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center at UCSD Host: Biochemistry Graduate Students Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Introduction to High Performance Computing (Using Argon)

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 11:00am to 1:00pm

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Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

CPC:  Complications of Sickle Cell Disease by Usha Perepu, MBBS, MRCP, Matthew Becker, MD & Nicole Peyton, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Yue Deng and Bolu Zhou

Thursday, February 18, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"The role of central RGS2 in energy homeostasis" Presented by Yue (Alvin) Deng Graduate Student in Dr. Huxing Cui's lab "Central FGF21 mediates learning and memory in mice" Presented by Bolu Zhou Graduate Student in Dr. Matt Potthoff's lab

Charmaine Royal - Race, Genetics, and Health

Friday, February 19, 2021, 4:00pm

Race, Genes, and Health: A webinar lecture and panel discussion with Professor Charmaine Royal. REGISTER HERE. Panelists are Dr. Mariola Espinosa (UI Dept. of History), Dr. Professor Phoebe Jean-Pierre (UI College of Law) and Dr. Brian Donovan (BSCE Science Learning)....

Clinical Conference: Pediatric Ophthalmology

Saturday, February 20, 2021, 9:00am to 11:15am

The conference will be held online using the Zoom Meeting Platform. Meeting information and link will be provided after registering to attend....

Neuroscience and Pharmacology Virtual Faculty Recruit

Monday, February 22, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"What are the biological effects of electromagnetic fields?" Presented by Calvin Carter, PhD Postdoctoral Research Scholar Department of Pediatrics University of Iowa

Neuroscience and Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar - Dr. Calvin Carter

Monday, February 22, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

"What are the biological effects of electromagnetic fields?" Presented by Calvin Carter, PhD Postdoctoral Research Scholar Department of Pediatrics University of Iowa

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Karen Ashe, MD, PhD

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Forgetful mice: what have they taught us about Alzheimer's disease?" Presented by Karen Ashe, MD, PhDProfessor, Depts of Neurology and Neuroscience Founding Director, N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care Edmund Wallace and Anne Marie Tulloch Chairs in Neurology and Neuroscience University of Minnesota

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Bin He, PhD

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Evolution of a Stress Response Transcription Factor in an Opportunistic Yeast Pathogen Bin He, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Biology University of Iowa

Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Genomic Analysis of Chronic Staphylococcus Aureus Infections in Cystic Fibrosis...

Latinx Council Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Due to Covid-19, all of our meetings will be virtual until further notice. You will find we are still a great community. We have both official meeting times and more casual lunch and connects, please join us!...

Templated Drawings: Bob Ross in your Classroom (CIRTL Back to Class Series)

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 12:00pm

Join us on Wednesday, 2/24 at 12pm for Templated Drawings: Bob Ross in your Classroom (CIRTL Back to Class Series), facilitated by Dr. Darren Hoffmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology...

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Sam Mellentine, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Genetics (T. Tootle Lab) presenting "Defining the role of PGE2 in Drosophila border cell migration" / Anit Shah, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (T. Rutkowski Lab) presenting "Protection of the liver from ER stress by suppression of the differentiation factor HNF4".

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 9:00am to 10:00am

The Structural Biology Interest Group meetings are biweekly at 9:00am. Currently the group meets via Zoom.  The faculty director of the group is Dr. Todd Washington.  To join the mailing list or request the Zoom link, please contact Sonya Housholder in the CCOM Office of Research.  Title TBD