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Department Events

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.

Wednesday, November 18

"Surviving You Ph.D." Roundtables: Techniques and Technologies

Join us to discuss the following topics:
· Time Management and Productivity
· Getting your Writing Done through Peer Support
· Managing your Academic Relationships
· Maintaining a Presentation and Publication Schedule/Getting Published
· Managing Collaborative Projects

Light refreshments will be provided.

Note: You don’t have to stay for the whole session! Just join us for as long as you can!

This event is sponsored by the University Auxiliary Services.

Wednesday, November 18, 12:30 pm – 2:30pm
Humanities Building 137
Register for this event at

November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Multiple Events -Hudson Valley RNA Club

The Hudson Valley RNA Club is sponsoring two talks at 4:00pm by Arun Chandrasekaran, UAlbany, “Programmable DNA nanoswitches for microRNA detection”, and Drew Peifer, RPI, "Regulation and consequences of retrotransposons during quiescence". Click here and here for flyers on the two talks.

Pizza will be served afterward.

RNA Fellows Colloquium at 5:30pm

Alicia McCarthy, UAlbany, will present, “A tail of two histone modifiers”.

Refreshments will be available.

All events will take place on November 17th, in Room 1143, Life Sciences Research Building, University at Albany.

November 5, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Dissertation Seminar - Sarah Beaudin

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Sarah Beaudin on " Vitamin D regulates metabolic gene expression, glutamate and glutamine utilization, and mitochondrial function in human mammary epithelial cells." The seminar will be held in the George Education Center, Classroom 1 on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 1PM. Please click here for the full flyer.

October, 29 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Chalk Talk- Kirstin Koutmou, Ph.D.

We are pleased to announce that the University at Albany is looking for an RNA Environmental Biochemist and a candidate with be giving a chalk talk titled 'What happens when tralnslation goes awry?" on Wednesday November 11th at 9:30 AM in LS 1143. Please click here for full details.

November 5, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Seminar- Kirstin Koutmou, Ph.D.

We are pleased to announce that the University at Albany is looking for an RNA Environmental Biochemist and a candidate with be giving a seminar titled Ribosomes pause and slide on ,ysine-encoding homopolymeric A stretches."on Tuesday November 10th at 3 PM in the D'Ambra Auditorium. Please click here for full details.

November 5, 2015

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ASM Symposium Presented by the Eastern NY Student Chapter of ASM

We are pleased to announce the ASM Symposium presented by the Eastern NY Student Chapter of ASM on November 4th, 2015. This seminar will include posters, free lunch, talks by students and postdocs and a key note lecture by Dr. Briana Burton (Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University). For the final schedule please click here. Abstract submission has since closed.

August 31, 2015

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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