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April Events

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: TBA

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

  Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

No Fear Networking: Leveraging LinkedIn for the Job Search

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:30pm

The Grad Success Center’s CareerCore Professional Development Series will focus on helping graduate students hone their professional skills from improving their cover letters and resumes to preparing for interviews. These lunchtime webinars will run from 12-12:30 pm Central Time on Thursdays in April. Topics include:...

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Cancer Diagnostic Clinic: A New Initiative and Clinical Vignettes by Taher Abu Hejleh, MD and Mark Karwal, MD

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Cancer Diagnostic Clinic: A New Initiative and Clinical Vignettes by Mark Karwal, MD and Taher Abu Hejleh, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Alex Glebov-McCloud and Connor Laule

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"The Role of Drp1-Dependent Mitochondrial Fission in Peripheral Diabetic Neuropathy" Presented by Alex Glebov-McCloud Graduate Student in Dr. Stefan Strack's lab "Role of mTORC1 and Opioid Signaling in Arcuate Nucleus Neurons" Presented by Connor Laule Graduate Student in Dr. Kamal Rahmouni's lab

Get Answers to Tax Questions w/ Xuefen Zhen, UI International Tax Expert

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Are you an international scholar with tax questions? Are you not an international scholar, but still have questions? Come get answers from Xuefen Zhen, the UI international tax expert.  Please contact Kayly Lembke at kayly-lembke@uiowa.edu for zoom link. 

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

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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....

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Jessica Tucker, PhD

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Gammaherpesviruses Alter the Host tRNA Expression Landscape  Jessica Tucker, PhD ACS Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Plant and Microbial Biology University of California, Berkeley

GPSG Virtual Yoga Class

Monday, April 5, 2021, 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week Join us via Zoom on Monday, April 5th at 6:00 PM CT for a virtual yoga class!  All University of Iowa graduate and professional students are welcome! 

Coffee and Bagel Grab-n-Go

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 8:00am to 11:00am

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week Coffee and Bagel Grab-n-Go Stop by one of our two pick-up locations to grab a free cup of coffee and bagel! Locations: Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) Hubbard Commons  Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) Atrium  Time: 8:00-11:00am COVID-19 safety measures will be implemented during pick-ups (individually wrapped bagels, maintaining 6 feet of distance, mask requirement).

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Guest speaker Amy Ryan (Firth), Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Ryan’s seminar is entitled “Stem Cell Models of Lung Disease”.  John Engelhardt, Ph.D.,  Professor, is Dr. Ryan’s faculty host.

Virtual Biochemistry Workshop: Dr. Priya Issuree

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Dr. Priya Issuree Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine University of Iowa Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Pathogenesis of coronavirus infections including COVID-19 Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD Professor of Microbiology and Immunology University of Iowa  

Graduate and Professional Veteran and Military-Connected Student Appreciation

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 11:00am to 3:00pm

IVETS Graduate and Professional Student Celebration Event...

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Jeremy Dittman, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College, presenting "Molecular Control of Synaptic Vesicle Fusion". Sam Young, Ph.D., Associate Professor, is Dr. Dittman's faculty host.

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Christopher Basler, PhD

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  How and why emerging RNA viruses target importin alpha nuclear transport proteins Christopher Basler, PhD Professor and DirectorCenter for Microbial Pathogenesis, Georgia Research Alliance,Eminent Scholar in Microbial Pathogenesis, Institute for Biomedical Sciences Georgia State University

Annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women Celebration (CEAAW)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women, is the University’s annual tribute to the accomplishments of all women at the UI, will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 4:00-5:00 p.m. virtually.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our 2020 celebration was canceled, therefore, we plan to honor both 2020 and 2021 recipients during this virtual event. To access the full virtual event experience, visit the Celebration website via the CEAAW website: https://celebrationofexcellence.sites.uiowa.edu...

GPSA Paint & Chill Night

Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week...

Structural Biology Interest Group

Thursday, April 8, 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.  Presenter: Ramaswamy Subramanian, PhD, Purdue University Paper: "Comparison of CryoEM and X-ray Structures of Dimethylformamidase" in press in Progress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology.  Link to paper  

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Xiaolan Zhao

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Xiaolan Zhao Professor Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Host: Dr. Maria Spies Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop ZOOM

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm

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....

UI Latinx Council Monthly "Meet & Eat"

Thursday, April 8, 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, April 8, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Rural Environmental Lung Disease by Robert Blount, MD, M.A.S.

Digitize Your Search: Using Job Agents to Streamline your Search

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:30pm

The Grad Success Center’s CareerCore Professional Development Series will focus on helping graduate students hone their professional skills from improving their cover letters and resumes to preparing for interviews. These lunchtime webinars will run from 12-12:30 pm Central Time on Thursdays in April. Register for sessions here. Please email braden-krien@uiowa.edu with questions.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Tuberculosis: New Approaches to an Ancient Disease by Robert J. Blount, MD, MAS

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Ms. Mary T. Szela

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

“A CEO’s Perspective on Advancing Novel Treatments for Solid Tumors: Case Study using TriSalus Life Sciences” Presented by Mary T. SzelaPresident & CEO TriSalus Life Sciences  

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Eric Weaver, PhD

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  In Search of Universal Influenza Vaccines: Modern Immunogen Design Eric Weaver, PhD Associate ProfessorSchool of Biological Sciences and Nebraska Center for Virology University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Connecting Communities: Creating Space for Underrepresented Graduate Students (GPSA Week)

Friday, April 9, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Connecting Communities: Creating Space for Underrepresented Graduate Students ...

INI Seminar: Indira Raman, PhD

Friday, April 9, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“Synchrony and synaptic signaling in cerebellar circuits" Indira Raman, PhD Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biological Sciences Department of Neurobiology Northwestern University

Graduate and Professional Student Government Elections-GPSG Info + Q&A Session #2

Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm

   Now's your chance to share your vision, talents, and energy to represent and advocate on behalf of all graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa! GPSG elections for officer and committee chair positions will be held virtually on Sunday, April 18, 2021, starting at 6pm. More information and important dates can be found here: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgpsg.uiowa.edu%2Fne...        All candidates interested in running for a GPSG officer or com...

Graduate and Professional Student Government Elections-Candidate applications due

Sunday, April 11, 2021, 11:59pm

   Now's your chance to share your vision, talents, and energy to represent and advocate on behalf of all graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa! GPSG elections for officer and committee chair positions will be held virtually on Sunday, April 18, 2021, starting at 6pm. More information and important dates can be found here: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgpsg.uiowa.edu%2Fne...        All candidates interested in running for a GPSG officer or com...

Girl Scientists After School Science Outreach Program

Monday, April 12, 2021, 3:45pm to Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 5:00pm

Good afternoon,...

Learning Community Meetings

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Virtual Biochemistry Workshop: Justin Ling

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Justin Ling Biochemistry Graduate Student University of Iowa Dr. Todd Washington Lab Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Pharmacology PhD Dissertation Defense - Chandra Maharjan

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

“Role of RABL6A in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Development and Progression” Presented by Chandra Maharjan Graduate Student in Dr. Dawn Quelle's Lab

Next Generation Sequencing Interest Group: 10x Genomics sample preparation for Chromium single cell gene expression, ATAC, and multiome solutions

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

First, we will provide an overview of 10x Genomics Chromium and Visium solutions. Next, we will cover general sample preparation guidelines for Chromium single cell solutions, including important concepts when isolating cells or nuclei from mouse embryonic and adult brains. Finally, we will review how to isolate nuclei for single cell gene expression, ATAC, and multiome ATAC + gene expression solutions.

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Seminar: Dr. Neal Hammer, PhD

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Close encounters: Staphylococcus aureus interactions with host-derived metabolites Neal Hammer, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Michigan State University  

Hardin Open Workshops: Data Management and Sharing Plans for Grant Proposals ZOOM

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

NIH, NSF, and many other research funders require data management plans as part of the funding proposal. A good plan may help you provide a more competitive proposal. We’ll cover the foundational elements of these plans, campus resources and policies you can include in the plan, and look at some examples. Bring your plan if you have started working on one....

Anatomy & Cell Biology Seminar

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Anatomy and Cell Biology Departmental Seminar Dan Su, Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program (B. Amendt Lab) presenting "Characterization of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Candidate 1 (Whsc1) in Pitx2-miR-23/24-mediated Tooth Development" and Fan Shao, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scholar (B. Amendt Lab) presenting "Comparative genomics and ATAC-seq identify putative enhancers controlling tooth development program"

Pharmacology PhD Dissertation Defense - Yujia (Jennie) Liu

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

“Regulators of mitochondrial fission in learning, memory and neurological disorders” Presented by Yujia (Jennie) Liu Graduate Student in Dr. Stefan Strack's Lab

Microbiology and Immunology Zoom Faculty Candidate Seminar: Dr. Renfeng Li, PhD

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for the Zoom meeting link information.  Beyond apoptosis: Caspases switch off cellular restriction factors to reactivate a ubiquitous human tumor virus Renfeng Li, PhD Associate Professor Oral and Craniofacial Molecular Biology School of Dentistry  Virginia Commonwealth University

Girl Scientists After School Science Outreach Program

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 3:45pm to Friday, April 30, 2021, 5:00pm

Good afternoon,...

Iowa Bibliophiles "The Roots of Medicine"

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Roots of Medicine...

Graduate and Professional Student Government Elections-Meet the GPSG Candidates

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

   Now's your chance to share your vision, talents, and energy to represent and advocate on behalf of all graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa! GPSG elections for officer and committee chair positions will be held virtually on Sunday, April 18, 2021, starting at 6pm. More information and important dates can be found here: https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgpsg.uiowa.edu%2Fne...        All candidates interested in running for a GPSG officer or com...

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Kyle Roux

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 10:30am to 11:30am

Virtual Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Kyle Roux Sanford Research Host: Dr. Lori Wallrath Contact abby-t-johnson@uiowa.edu for ZOOM link

Revamp your Resume: 4 Strategies to Get Your Materials to the Top of the Stack

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00pm to 12:30pm

The Grad Success Center’s CareerCore Professional Development Series will focus on helping graduate students hone their professional skills from improving their cover letters and resumes to preparing for interviews. These lunchtime webinars will run from 12-12:30 pm Central Time on Thursdays in April. Register for sessions here. Please email braden-krien@uiowa.edu with questions.

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sudden Cardiac Death: Novel Approaches to Prediction and Prevention by Sumeet Chugh, MD

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Graduate Student Workshop - Karley Monaghan

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"ASIC3 null mice have diminished disadvantageous remodeling after myocardial infarction" Presented by Karley Monaghan Graduate Student in Dr. Chris Benson's lab

Hardin Open Workshops: Data Management Essentials ZOOM

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Whatever the research you are doing, chances are, you’re working with research data. Small changes to your data management practices can make a big difference during research, and when you are ready to share the results. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to securely store and organize your data, keep track of changes to your files, create accompanying documentation, and submit your data for publication. Employing these practices will ensure that everyone, including you, can use and reuse...

Molecular Medicine PhD Dissertation Defense - Jordan Kohlmeyer

Friday, April 16, 2021, 8:30am to 9:30am

  Presented by Jordan Kohlmeyer Graduate Student in Dr. Dawn Quelle's Lab