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Department News and Events

Department News and Events

September 19, 2014

Dissertation Seminar - Brandon LaPallo

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Brandon LaPallo, titled "Spinal transection changes external urethral sphincter muscle activity and motoneuron properties: implications for lower urinary tract function after spinal cord injury." The seminar will be held in the Axelrod Theater at Biggs Laboratory on Monday, September 29 at 1PM. Please click here to see the seminar announcement.

September 11, 2014

Incoming Class of 2014 - Photo Directory

The Incoming Class of 2014 Photo Directory has been uploaded to the "Current Students" tab. Check it out!

August 13, 2014

BMS Social Hour - Friday, September 5

There will be an informal social hour at the Recovery Room (located next to the Hilton Garden Inn on New Scotland Ave.) on Friday, September 5 at 4PM to welcome the incoming class of BMS graduate students. Faculty and students alike are welcome. Please mark your calendar. More information will be available as the date approaches.

August 8, 2014

Other BMS News

  • There will be a BMS student town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 9 at 4 PM in the DAI auditorium. Please come and provide your feedback about the Department, discuss a career development seminar and other department activities.
  • Just a reminder, the Department provides cash awards ($100-200) to assist in traveling to regional and national meetings. Information will be re-posted on the BMS webpage before the semester kicks off.
  • Please send us ( information about recent accomplishments! Poster presentations, manuscripts in press, fellowships and others news! We will post this information on the webpage.
  • Meet the incoming class of doctoral and master's students! Information to follow about a meet and greet in the first part of September.

August 8, 2014

BMS Research Seminar Series

With the fall semester fast approaching, it is important to let you know of a new Research Seminar Series that the Department will be implementing as part of your doctoral project/dissertation research courses (BMS 898/899). Dr. Jan Conn has offered to spearhead the program this coming academic year.

The primary goal of the seminar series is to provide a forum for students to present their doctoral research to their peers and faculty mentors to garner feedback regarding research progress and direction. The seminar series should be considered a key part of your educational experience and an important component of your professional development within the realm of communication skills. The value of such a series is well recognized, as virtually all biology/biomedical graduate programs have a regular student seminar series. In fact, the Wadsworth Center hosted such series ("breakfast club") until just two years ago.

The 2014-2015 seminars will take place from 2-4 PM (tentatively) on October 16, November 13, February 26, March 26 and April 23 in the CMS second floor seminar room ("collabatorium"").

The actual format of the seminars has yet to be finalized, but we envision 3-4 talks of 15 min in length (with 5 min for questions). It is expected that all doctoral students (years 3-5+) will speak once during the academic year. Attendance will be considered mandatory.

Dr. Conn (through the Department) will be soliciting speakers in the coming weeks.

July 14, 2014

Dissertation Seminar - Jan Baumann

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Jan Baumann, titled "The lipogenic phenotype of HER2/neu-positive breast cancer cells." The seminar will be held in the CRC Massry Conference Center on Wednesday, July 16 at 10AM. Please click here to see the seminar announcement.

July 14, 2014

Dissertation Seminar - Ann-Christin Gaupel

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Ann-Christin Gaupel, titled "Characterization of the histone deacetylase inhibitor CG-1521." The seminar will be held in the CRC Massry Conference Center on Tuesday, July 15 at 10AM. Please click here to see the seminar announcement.

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