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May 8 - 14, 2023

Targeting host pathways for dengue treatment

Ashley St. John, PhD
Duke-NUS Medical School
Monday, May 8, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | 2231 WH or via Zoom
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Life Work and Journey of Patrick O'Reilly Brown

Patrick O'Reilly Brown, PhD, MD
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Impossible Foods, Inc.

Patrick O. Brown received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Chicago and completed a pediatric residency at Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital. As a post-doctoral fellow, he and co-investigators identified the mechanism by which HIV and other retroviruses incorporate their genes into the genomes of the cells they infect. At Stanford, Dr. Brown and colleagues invented the DNA microarray – technology that made it possible to monitor the activity of all the genes in a genome – along with the first methods for analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting global gene expression programs. He pioneered the use of gene expression patterns to classify cancers and improve prediction of their clinical course.

Dr. Brown has been a pioneer in open-access publishing. With two colleagues, he co-founded the Public Library of Science (PLoS) in 2000, a nonprofit scientific publisher that has transformed the publishing industry by making scientific and medical research results freely available to the public. In 2010, Dr. Brown moved on to the challenge of catastrophic climate change and the global collapse of biodiversity. He found a way to reduce the impact of animal agriculture on our carbon footprint by inventing a new technology to produce delicious, affordable, and sustainable meats made from plants. He founded Impossible Foods, Inc., served as its CEO from 2011-2022, and is currently Chief Visionary Officer and founder and president of the Impossible Foundation.

Monday, May 8, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM | 1159 WH
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Nanobodies: a novel tool to alter the activity and assembly of V-ATPases

Kassidy Knight
Graduate Assistant, Wilkens Lab
Monday, May 8, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 103 WH
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Cx36 Gap Junctions in the Inner Retina Set the Absolute Visual Threshold

Sam LaMagna
Neuroscience Program PhD Candidate, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Dr. Eduardo Solessio's Lab
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 4709 NRB@IHP
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Student Conversations with Entrepreneurs

Annmarie Lanesey
Founder & CEO, Can Code Communities

Established in the summer of 2016, Can Code Communities is a nonprofit that develops non-traditional talent and advocates for a vibrant, inclusive tech talent pipeline in our region. Hear from Annmarie as she discusses her journey to entrepreneurship in this student-led conversation. Click here to receive webinar link. 

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | virtual
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Contrast sensitivity and asymmetries in the optokinetic reflex originate in retinal direction selective ganglion cells

Felice A. Dunn, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of California, San Francisco
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | 4709 NRB
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Spontaneous Epileptiform Discharges in a Genetic Rabbit Model of Kcnh2-Mediated Seizures, Long QT Syndrome, and Sudden Death

Veronica Singh
Graduate Assistant (Dr. David Auerbach's Laboratory)

Click here for Zoom or, go to and enter meeting ID: 939 4081 2599 and password: 249277 Join from dial-in phone line: Dial: +1 646 931 3860 or +1 646 876 9923 Meeting ID: 939 4081 2599 Participant ID: Shown after joining the meeting. International numbers available:

Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 103 WH and via Zoom
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Pan-Paralog SHIP Inhibition to Promote Homeostatic Innate Immune Function in Disease

Dr. William Kerr
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | 2231 WH or via Zoom
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ORCID Workshop for Researchers

Sheila Raboun
Program Leader for Persistent Identifier Communities at Lyrasis (including the ORCID US Community).

Getting and using your free ORCID iD and ORCID record can help you save time and get credit for your work in funding, publishing, and research reporting workflows. Funding organizations, publishers, and research institutions are increasingly requiring or asking for ORCID iDs from researchers, so this workshop will help you make sure you are ahead of the game.

In this workshop, we will cover:
● An overview of the benefits of ORCID for researchers
● How ORCID can help you save time throughout the research landscape
● Tips and tricks for keeping your ORCID record up-to-date
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Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | virtual
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DISORDER IN THE LOOP: Identification of a Role for Intrinsic Disorder and Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in R-Loop Biology

Leonardo Dettori
Graduate Assistant, Bah Lab

Click here for Webex Meeting number: 2310 437 4790 Password: eHbdRhMN235

Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 10:00 AM | 103 WH and via Webex
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Genetic characterization of neurodegenerative diseases.

Jennifer Yokoyama, PhD
Mary Oakley Professor of Neurology Department of Neurology, UCSF

Interested in aging or neurodegeneration?  You'll want to attend this talk by Jennifer Yokoyama (UCSF) no matter if you're interested in genetics, diverse populations, neuroimaging, animal models, human models or novel disease mechanisms, this talk has it all!  Dr. Yokoyama is leading multiple projects integrating all of these approaches into disease insights.  Known for her articulate and approachable style and wide-ranging leadership in education, this talk will utilize novel statistical genetics approaches, to probe the relationships between genomic variation, brain structure, and cognitive/behavioral function to elucidate genetic contributions to selective vulnerability for neurodegenerative disease.

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Friday, May 12, 2023 | 1:00 PM | via Zoom
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Building Bridges to Use-Inspired Research and Science-Informed Practices

National Science Foundation

The Directorate of Biological Sciences (BIO), the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), and the Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) at the National Science Foundation have jointly funded a workshop that aims to build new connections among key BioSci communities to successfully conduct ‘Use-inspired Research’. The workshop will consist of a series of events: two free virtual Pre-Workshop MicroLabs (for an unlimited number of participants) and an In-Person Workshop (for 120 selected participants representing diverse groups and organizations). These events are being facilitated by KnowInnovation, a company that specializes in working with science groups to accelerate scientific innovation and achieve actionable outcomes. Our events are designed to be highly interactive, discussion- and solution-based.

Participants of the workshop will co-develop structures and processes that can guide how diverse organizations support and value use-inspired science, and will explore current and future opportunities within NSF with the potential to create use-inspired tracks within the Directorate for Biological Sciences and the Office of Integrative Activities. Our vision for this workshop is to support researchers across career stages who want to take advantage of new funding and partnership opportunities within and associated with the new Technology, Innovation, and Partnership Directorate at NSF and to support government and private organizations who want their science needs to be more broadly understood and incorporated into research priorities.
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Friday, May 12, 2023 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | virtual
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