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Department Events

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Dissertation Seminar- Christina Herrera

We are pleased to announce the dissertation seminar of Christina Herrera, titled "Extracellular and Intracellular Neutralization of Ricin Toxin by Engineered Bispecific Antibodies." This seminar will be located in the DAI auditorium at 1PM. For the full flyer please click here.

Monday April 11, 2016

Dissertation Seminar- Kara Levinson

We are pleased to announce the dissertation seminar of Kara Levinson, titled "Antibody-mediated Immunity to Vibrio cholera at Epithelial Surfaces." This seminar will be located in the DAI auditorium at 1PM. For the full flyer please click here.

Tuesday March 15, 2016

Hudson Valley RNA Club

The Hudson Valley RNA Club is sponsoring two talks at 4:00pm by Katarina Tluckova, PhD, UAlbany (Rangan Lab), “Role of the secondary structure in translation control”, and Ryan Palumbo, PhD, UAlbany (Rangan Lab), "Sequential translational repression of a germline mRNA by temporally restricted translational repressors”.

Pizza will be served afterward.

RNA Fellows Colloquium at 5:30pm

Neil Robertson, UAlbany (Yigit Lab), will present, “Novel Single Trigger, Dual-Responsive Magnetic Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Resistant Cancer Phenotypes”.

Refreshments will be available.

All events will take place on March 15th, in Room 1143, Life Sciences Research Building, University at Albany


Please click here and here for more information.

Thursday February 18, 2016

ENY-ASM Student Chapter Meet and Greet

Hello Everyone,

Tonight is the ENY-ASM Student Chapter Meet and Greet! Come join us at The Fountain Restaurant, 283 New Scotland Ave at 4:30pm. We will be introducing the new ASM student executive board members, describing our planned activities for 2016 and having sign ups for car-pools and roommates for the national ASM Microbe 2016 meeting. Beverages and Pizza will be provided. Please email if you would like a ride over to the restaurant from DAI / CMS.

Best Regards,

ENYSC ASM Executive Board

Saturday, January 23

ACPHS Sixth Annual Research Forum

I would like to invite you to our Sixth Annual Research Forum, to be held at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences on Saturday, January 23, 2016, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm in the Student Center (Room 201, and in Vermont Room 310). The Forum is intended to enhance our research collaborations internally and externally. Our keynote speaker is James A. Dias, PhD, Vice President for Research at the University at Albany, and our featured speaker is Shahrokh Falati, PhD, Managing Partner, Falati International Law Firm.

We’ve changed the format this year to emphasize the poster presentations, and there will be a panel discussion on the subject of oncology. The Blythe Award will also be announced at the Forum.

For the full itinerary please click here. For a map to ACPHS please click here.

Department News


Matthew A. Florczyk Award

Ms. Elisabeth (Lis) Knoll is this year’s recipient of the Matthew A. Florczyk Memorial Award. Lis, a 4th year Biomedical Science Ph.D. student in Dr. Randy Morse’s lab, is studying the Mediator complex in yeast. During her tenure as a graduate student Lis has dealt with obstacles many students do not have to face. First, her initial Ph.D. project got “scooped”, forcing her to regroup and start a new project. Second, she faced funding uncertainties, which
even resulted in her working without a stipend for part of one summer. Despite these challenges, Lis has remained dedicated to her research, found time to serve on the BMS/EHS Graduate Student Organization and the local chapter of the American Society for Microbiology, and participated in many local community fundraising events. Her dedication to research and service to others despite professional adversity make Lis ideally suited for this award. Congratulations Lis!

Spring 2016 Course Announcement

Course Topic: Global Climate Change, Extreme Weather and Public Health
Course: EHS 894 Directed Readings in Environmental Health
Wednesdays: 1:00 PM-3:50 PM
School of Public Health, East Campus, C6

Click here for the course flyer

3rd Annual Symposium on RNA Science: Epitranscriptomics


We are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission for the 3rd Annual Symposium on RNA Science : Epitranscriptomics is now open! Please click here for details on key note speakers, workshops and abstract submission guidelines.

 September 3, 2015


Biomedical sciences department welcomes new faculty member - Magdia De Jesus

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a new faculty member, Magdia De Jesus, to the Biomedical Sciences program. Please click here to see the full list of new faculty and staff appointed by the University at Albany this fall.

September 3, 2015


Congratulations Virginia Chu - Boren Fellowship Recipient

The BMS department would like to congratulate Virginia Chu, a 2nd year PhD student in Dr. Jan Conn's laboratory, for becoming a recipient of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowship! Virginia will be traveling to Brazil to study Portuguese and continue her dissertation research. To read more about Virginia and the Boren Fellowship, visit the Current Students page.

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