November Events

  • November 2023

Pain Research Program Seminar - Stephanie Shiers, PhD

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Investigation of pathological abnormalities of diabetic neuropathy in the human dorsal root ganglia" Presented by Stephanie Shiers, PhD Research Scientist II Project Lead, Human Tissue Procurement and Processing Core University of Texas, Dallas

ACB Seminar Series - Sanford Bernstein

Wednesday, November 1, 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Sanford Bernstein from San Diego State University will present a seminar titled "Modeling Myosin-Based Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Aging and Disease in Drosophila."

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 10:30am to 11:20am

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Valentina Botero, PhD

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

"Neuronal and molecular mechanisms of neurofibromin-mediated modulation of metabolic homeostasis" Presented by Valentina (Val) Botero, PhD Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Dr. Seth Tomchik's Lab

Python for Data Analysis: Python Fundamentals

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1. Overview...

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Ting-Sung Hsieh, PhD

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for more information. Dynamic membrane remodeling by a self-organizing bacterial kinase–phosphatase duo Ting-Sung Hsieh, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Molecular Biology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Iowa City Hosts National Premiere of "The Bears on Pine Ridge": An Inspirational Mental Health Project

Thursday, November 2, 2023, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The College of Nursing presents the national premiere of the film, The Bears on Pine Ridge. The BEARS Project & film convey the story of the disadvantaged youth & poor mental health outlook on Pine Ridge Reservation. "The BEARS" tell a touching story of perseverance & hope, honoring life against insurmountable odds. The NURS:3655:1002 course has developed this free & open to the public presentation as their Public Health Practicum project to bring awareness & support to...

Scientific Careers Retreat

Friday, November 3, 2023, 9:30am to 5:30pm

The University of Iowa NIH T32 sponsored Scientific Careers Retreat...

2023 Prospective Student Visit Day and Graduate Research Symposium

Friday, November 3, 2023, 1:30pm to 5:00pm

The Computer Science (CS) department welcomes prospective students interested in our graduate programs to our annual Prospective Student Visit Day on Friday, Nov. 3. We are looking for strong students with diverse backgrounds to join our MCS and PhD programs. A wide variety of research areas is represented by our world-class faculty including algorithms, computational epidemiology, distributed computing, human-computer interaction, machine learning, massive data algorithms and technology,...

Iowa Eye Alumni Reception @ AAO 2023

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Join us at the Iowa Eye Alumni Reception during this year's American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in San Francisco!  Drinks and heavy appetizers will be served. RSVP TODAY

REDCap Basic Training

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

This is the first step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will build a new REDCap project scratch and cover basic features such as:...

Hardin Open Workshops: Conducting a Health Sciences Literature Review (In-Person and Zoom)

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The session will offer a framework for conducting a quality health sciences literature review for scholarly projects or publication. Learn tips about how to identify sources, use appropriate search techniques, organize results, and synthesize the body of literature to successfully prepare a review. Key differences in search methodology for reviews in the health sciences will be described, with examples provided. Although introductory material regarding systematic and scoping reviews will be...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop: Dr. Sheila Baker

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Andrew Hryckowian, PhD

Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for more information. A butyrate-centric view of Clostridioides difficile pathogenesis Andrew Hryckowian, PhD Assistant Professor  Department of Medicine (Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology) Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology University of Wisconsin-Madison

Pain Research Program Presentation - Ashley Plumb and Angela Smith

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Elucidating the role of testosterone in the descending pain pathway after activity-induced muscle pain" Presented by Ashley Plumb Graduate student in Dr. Kathleen Sluka's lab "Exploring the role of descending dopaminergic pain modulation in the transition to chronic pain" Presented by Angela Smith Graduate student in Dr. Kathleen Sluka's lab

Hardin Open Workshops - EndNote Desktop (Zoom)

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 9:30am to 10:30am

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....

REDCap Intermediate Training

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

This is the second step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will cover basic and intermediate features such as:...

Read on the Rug

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 10:30am to 11:00am

Read on the Rug is back with monthly offerings!...

ACB Seminar Series - C. Andrew Frank, Ph.D.

Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. C. Andrew Frank from the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology will present a seminar titled "How Does a Synapse Transition from One Form of Plasticity to Another?"

REDCap Advanced Training

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

This is the third step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will cover advanced features such as:...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar: Dr. Anna Marie Pyle, Yale University

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10:30am to 11:20am

"The innate immune receptor RIG-I couples protein folding with host-pathogen differentiation" Anna Marie Pyle, PhD Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology Professor of Chemistry Yale University HHMI Investigator https://pylelab.org/people/anna-marie-pyle https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/anna-pyle/ Hosted by Dr. Maria Spies

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Workshop - Nilufer Sayar, PhD

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

“AgRP Neurons Encode Circadian Feeding Time” Presented by Nilufer Sayar, PhD Assistant Research Scientist in Dr. Deniz Atasoy's Lab

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Tim Casselli, PhD

Thursday, November 9, 2023, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for more information. Resolving the disconnect: characterizing a small animal model of Lyme neuroborreliosis Tim Casselli, PhD Research Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Sciences University of North Dakota

Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Distinguished Lecture

Friday, November 10, 2023, 10:30am to 12:00pm

IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering is hosting the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Distinguished Lecture, Professor Elizabeth Edwards. Known for her work on anaerobic bioremediation, the lecture is titled, "The Complex Microbiology of Pilot and Full-Scale Anaerobic Digestion Systems." Dr. Edwards will describe her anaerobic digestion research that seeks to understand how to efficiently and effectively use microbiological data to reimagine waste disposal....

Three Minute Thesis: Final Competition

Friday, November 10, 2023, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Join us on Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. to see our amazing 3MT finalists present their incredible research at the final competition. This event is open to all of UI campus and community!...

BMindful Holy Days: Diwali (Hinduism)

Sunday, November 12, 2023

BMindful is an initiative that seeks to meet the needs of diverse communities by providing event and conference planners with the dates of holy days of major religious faiths for five years into the future. By providing these dates in advance, BMindful seeks to help planners avoid those dates when scheduling events....

Women In Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour

Monday, November 13, 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for the Women in Micro & Immuno Coffee Hour. It is the monthly coffee hour on the third Monday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon in 1289 CBRB. Enjoy coffee, pastries and contribute to the discussion! This is open to all—students, staff, postdocs, and faculty interested in promoting women in science (we have several male faculty in regular attendance and we appreciate the support!). Speakers change monthly. Contact: jessica-tucker@uiowa.edu for details.

REDCap Surveys Training

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

This is the fourth step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will cover survey configuration and distribution such as:...

Why We Compete: Global Health Case Competition Information Session

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 10:00am to 10:30am

Start preparing for the 7th annual IPHPRP Global Health Case Competition!...

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:20pm

TriNetX Basic Training

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 2:00pm to 3:00pm

This training will provide an in-depth look at TriNetX and show you how to use the tool. We will go through building a study, searching for a specific population, and finally what information you can gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research....

Interactive Data Visualization with Plotly in R

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1. Overview...

Why We Compete: Global Health Case Competition Information Session

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 2:00pm to 2:30pm

Start preparing for the 7th annual IPHPRP Global Health Case Competition!...

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Becky Lamason, PhD

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for more information. Manipulation of host membranes by a cytosolic bacterial pathogen Becky Lamason, PhD Associate Professor Department of Biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yeonmi Park's Lecture and Q&A: A North Korean Defector's Journey

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Born in North Korea, human rights activist and TED Speaker Yeonmi Park grew up in a punishing society devoted to the worship of Kim Jong-Il. But at the age of 13, she and her family made a daring escape to China in search of a life free of tyranny. In her viral talks, viewed online nearly 350 million times, Park urges audiences to recognize—and resist—the oppression that exists in North Korea, and around the world....

Hardin Open Workshops - PubMed (Zoom)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 9:30am to 10:30am

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.

REDCap Data Quality Training

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

This is the fifth step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we will discuss ways to manage and view data such as:...

ACB Seminar Series - Thomas Rutkowski

Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Thomas Rutkoswki from the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department will present a seminar titled "CHOP: The Stress-Regulated Protein That Kills Cells or Makes Them Stronger."

REDCap Data Handling Training

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 10:00am to 11:30am

This is the sixth step in the REDCap training series. In this training, we won’t use REDCap at all. Instead, we will cover ways to view and manage your exported REDCap data in Microsoft Excel and Sublime Text such as:...

Interactive Data Visualization with Plotly in R

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

1. Overview...

Distinguished Biomedical Scholar Lecture - Charles S. Zuker, PhD

Thursday, November 16, 2023, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Charles S. Zuker, PhD, will be presenting a lecture titled, “The Body-Brain Axis: From Sugar and Fat to Immunity," on Nov. 16, 2023, at 4 p.m. Dr. Zuker is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and of Neuroscience; Principal Investigator at Columbia's Zuckerman Institute and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute....

Skills for Educators: Observation, Feedback and Supervision with Health Professional Learners

Friday, November 17, 2023, 8:30am to 11:30am

Exploring approaches to observation, feedback and supervision while balancing learner autonomy.

Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series

Friday, November 17, 2023, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series highlights trainees and junior faculty from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in neuroscience. We meet virtually once each month—featuring one Big Ten institution—for presentations and discussion/networking. Seminars are scheduled for afternoons on the third Friday of each month. Zoom link is provided by the host institution. If not added in the event listing, please email iowa-neuroscience-institute@uiowa.edu the week of the seminar to...

Neuroscience & Pharmacology Seminar - Kyle Flippo, PhD

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 10:30am to 11:30am

"Defining glutamatergic circuits in basolateral amygdala function" Presented by Kyle Flippo, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine University of Iowa

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research Workshop: Lucy Langmack

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Microbiology and Immunology Seminar: Dr. Daniel Perez, PhD

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Contact Kerry Jones (kerry-jones@uiowa.edu) for more information. Emergence of H9 subtype influenza A viruses of pandemic concern: The little virus that could. Daniel Perez, PhD Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Investigator University of Georgia - Athens

Graduate School Virtual Fair

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Are you interested in pursuing a graduate degree? Want to learn more about what you should look for in a PhD program or what graduate programs look for in applicants? Please join the Graduate School Virtual Fair, hosted by faculty and students in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Iowa. Registration is not required.

Pain Research Program Presentation - Giovanni Berardi and Robert Bowers, DDS

Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 9:00am to 10:00am

"Post-exertional Malaise & Immune Changes Following Exercise in Long-COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" Presented by Giovanni Berardi Graduate student in Dr. Kathleen Sluka's lab "Predictors of pain outcomes in dentistry - potential correlations beyond the mouth" Presented by Robert Bowers, DDS Assistant Professor Dept of Family Dentistry University of Iowa

ACB Seminar Series - Amy Ryan

Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. Amy Ryan from the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department will present a seminar titled "The Influence of the Niche on Basal Stem Cell Exhaustion."