Department News and Events
Department News and Events
November 27, 2013
Research Seminar - Dr. Kaiming Ye
The University at Albany Division of Research cordially invites you to attend a seminar given by Dr. Kaiming Ye, Professor and Chair of the Bioengineering Department at SUNY Binghamton. Dr. Ye's talk, titled "Building 3D cell niches for generating clinically-relevant cell lines from human pluripotent stem cells," will be held on Wednesday, December 4th from 2:30-3:30PM at the Massry Conference Center, CRC, East campus. Please email Judith Duckor to RSVP for this talk. Click here for the talk flyer and Dr. Ye's abstract.
November 18, 2013
This week, there will be a mini-symposium in place of the weekly seminar series. The symposium, titled "Stem Cells, Cancer and Therapeutics" will include three 20 minute talks by Dr. Barbara Corneo, Dr. Jason Herschkowitz and Dr. Anne Messer. The symposium will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 3:00PM in the CRC Massry Conference Center.
November 15, 2013
Student Seminar - Ann Christin Gaupel
Ann Christin will be presenting a CRC Research Seminar on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 3:00PM. The seminar, titled "Mechanistic Analysis of the HDACi-CG-1521," will be held at the CRC Massry Conference Center.
November 5, 2013
Student Seminar - Winnie Wang
Winnie will be presenting a CRC Research Seminar on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 3:00PM. The seminar, titled "Modulation of energy metabolism in prostate cancer by androgen and vitamin D3," will be held at the CRC in the Massry Conference Center.
October 29, 2013
Student Seminar - Jan Baumann
Jan will be presenting a CRC Research Seminar on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:00PM. His seminar is titled "The Lipogenic Phenotype of HER2+ Breast Cancer" and will be held at the CRC in the Massry Conference Center.
October 28, 2013
Dr. Douglas Conklin featured on UAlbanyTV
Dr. Douglas Conklin, associate professor in the Molecular Genetic track, was recently featured in a short segment on UAlbany TV, titled "Researcher hunts for keys to Breast Cancer." Head over to the BMS Faculty page to check it out!
October 16, 2013
Upcoming BMS/EHS GSO Events
The BMS/EHS GSO willl be hosting their first social/happy hour of the year next Tuesday, October 22nd, at 5:30 at The Fountain on New Scotland Ave. Students and faculty from both departments are encouraged to attend this event (sort of like a revival of BMS Beers, for those of you who know what that was). GSO funds will be used to buy some snacks to share, but drink purchases will be up to individuals.
The second event is a breast cancer awareness walk taking place this Sunday, October 20th in Washington Park. The SPH GSO has invited us to join their team so it would be nice if some BMS/EHS people show up to support the cause! For more information and/or to register for the walk, click here. The team name is "UAlbany School of Public Health GSO." If you attend this event, please let Devon know so she can log your time as part of the BMS/EHS GSO's community service requirement.
September 25, 2013
BMS Research Symposium
The BMS department has initiated a monthly seminar series aimed at providing mid- to late-stage doctoral students an opportunity to present their research results in front of their peers and faculty members. The talks can be short (20 minutes) or long (40 minutes) in length.
This semester, the seminars are scheduled for the following dates at 3PM in the Massry Auditorium at the Cancer Research Center (CRC):
October 25, 2013: Two 20-minute slots available
November 22, 2013: BMS Symposium (Three 20-minute slots available)
December 20, 2013: Brandon LaPallo
All are encouraged to consider signing-up for a seminar slot this semester. Remember, if you received a travel grant over the past 12 months, you are obligated to present in the seminar series. Please email Dr. Mantis or Tony Torres to schedule a slot.
September 25, 2013
New Faces of BMS
The "New Faces of BMS" pamphlet for 2013 has been posted under the "Current Students" page. Check it out here!
September 18, 2013
BMS-EHS GSO Picnic - September 28th in Thatcher Park
The BMS-EHS GSO is holding their first event of the new academic year - a picnic for all members of the two departments on Saturday, September 28 at Thatcher Park. The picnic will begin at noon and continue as long as people want to stay and hang out. The exact location within the park is TBA, but more information will follow.
This picnic will be a great opportunity for the members of BMS and EHS to meet, socialize and greet this year's new students. The GSO will provide some basic cook-out food (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, buns), but the rest of the food and drinks will be potluck.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 25 to Devon, if you will be attending this event. In your RSVP email, please let Devon know if you will be bringing a guest and indicate what you might be bringing to the picnic - to ensure that everything is adequately covered.
See you there!
September 13, 2013
BMS Town Hall Meeting and Welcome Reception
Drs. Janice Pata and Nicholas Mantis will be hosting a BMS Town Hall meeting that will take place on Monday, September 16 at 4 PM in the DAI auditorium. Please mark you calendar and plan to attend. The meeting is designed as a chance to provide you with an update of changes that have occurred or announcements that have been made at the University at Albany and/or the Wadsworth Center, that are of interest to you. But, more importantly, the meeting is a chance for you to provide us feedback on ways to improve the program and your educational experience.
At the conclusion of the meeting there will be a small reception to welcome the new BMS students.
August 16, 2013
SPH Graduate Student Handbook 2013-2014
The SPH Graduate Student Handbook (2013-2014) is now available. Click here for a pdf of the handbook. For other useful documents and forms, check out the SPH Student Affairs website.
July 22, 2013
Thesis Defense Seminar - Jessica Gracias
The BMS department is happy to announce the upcoming thesis defense seminar of Jessica Gracias!
Jessica's seminar, hosted by Dr. Valerie Bolivar, is titled "BTBR-FVB Chromosome 4 congenic displays rescue of behavior and neuroanatomical phenotypes." Jessica's seminar will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 10AM in the CMS 1st Floor Conference Room. Click here for the seminar announcement.
July 12, 2013
Dissertation Seminar - Yifeng Wu
The BMS department is happy to announce the upcoming dissertation seminar of Yifeng Wu!
Yifeng's seminar, hosted by Dr. Janice Pata, is titled "Y-family DNA Polymerases: Mechanism of Single-base Deletion and Effect of PCNA Interaction." Yifeng's seminar will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 1PM in the CMS Bioinformatics Collaboratory. Click here for the seminar announcement.
June 4, 2013
Dr. Laura Kramer featured in the Times Union
Dr. Laura Kramer has been featured in the Times Union for her work on West Nile Virus. The article discusses her research and her lab at Griffin Laboratories. Check it out here!
May 30, 2013
Final BMS Graduate Research Seminar of the Academic Year
There will be a BMS research seminar tomorrow (Friday, May 31) at 3PM in the Massry Conference room at the Cancer Research Center (CRC). There will be two talks (20-25 minutes each) during the seminar:
Ryan Palumbo of Dr. Joan Curcio's lab will present "Ribosomal protein L7 regulates the Ty1 retrotransposon", and
Roxie Formoe of Dr. Kathleen McDonough's lab will present "Characterization of a conserved hypothetical gene protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis."
The research seminar series will resume in September.
May 14, 2013
Congratulations Jessica Gracias!
Jessica is a recipient of this year's Ford Foundation Initiative for Women in Science Fellowship. There will be a reception honoring Jessica on Thursday, July 18 at 2PM in the University Library Standish room. Congrats Jessica!
May 3, 2013
BMS Club Second Annual Career Symposium
The Biomedical Science Club presents the Second Annual Career Symposium. The symposium will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 2:00-4:30PM at Albany Medical College, Medical Science (MS) Building in room MS169.
Join a panel of experts as they discuss careers in:
Industry R&D (Regeneron)
Clinical Research (AMC)
Private Health Research
A Q&A session with food will follow the lectures. The event is being catered by Slid'n Dirty.
Click here for the symposium flyer.
May 3, 2013
SPH Graudation Celebration Dinner Cruise
All faculty, staff and students invited!
Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00-8:00PM on the Dutch Apple Cruise Line, Port of Albany, Downtown Albany.
$25 each for students and guests
$40 (2 for $70) for faculty/staff and guest
Price includes buffet dinner, salad, vegetable, potato, rolls, coffee/tea & desserts, DJ, and private charter. Cash bar.
Click here for the RSVP form. This RSVP form is due, with payment, by May 13th to Susan Bernardi-Bain, SPH Room 118, East Campus.
If you have any questions, email Lauren or Susan.
Click here for the Dinner Cruise annoucement.