Wayne State University

Special Research Seminars @ Wayne

Wayne State University's Office of the Vice President for Research offers a number of research seminars series that are free and open to the public. Please join us for these informative seminars!

Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors - CURES - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Date/Time Location Speaker Seminar Title
Sept. 15, 2016 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Sol Bobst Ph.D., MBA, DABT, President & Principal Advisor,  Toxsci Advisors Challenges for the Toxicologist in the Courtroom: the 5 Question Approach to Specific Causation
Oct. 13, 2016 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Kathleen Slonager, RN, AE-C, CCH, Executive Director, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of American-Michigan Chapter Asthma in Our Community
Nov. 17, 2016 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Qinghua Sun, MD, Ph.D. Professor, Environmental Health and Engineering, Ohio State University Ambient Air Pollution on Human Health & Disease Development
Dec. 1, 2016 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Ellen Silbergeld. Ph.D, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, John Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health  Managing Hazards in Pleace - The Risks of Remaining Risks
Dec. 8, 2016 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Santosh K. Katiyar, Ph.D., Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Alabama  Bioactive Phytochemicals-based Strategires for Prevention Of Solor UV Radiation Induced Cutaneous Malignancy
Jan. 12, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Jim Dunn, Ph.D., Professor, Health, Aging & Society, McMaster University Policy Implementation Tools for Healthier Urban Form in Toronto's Peel Region
Jan. 26, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Lauren Wise, Sc.D. Professor, School of Public Health, Boston University The Radial Disparity in Uterin Fibroids: Insights from the Black Women's Health Study
Feb. 2, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Johann Eberhart, Ph.D. Associate Professor, University of Texas-Austin Using Zebrafish to Characterize Genetic Rik for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Feb. 16, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Tina Reynold, J.D., Health Policy Director of the Michigan Environmental Council Research, Science and Policy Making in Lansing: With Real Life Examples
Mar. 16, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D John Barnett, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology of School of Medicine West Virginia University Pre-conception or Prenatal Cadmium Exposure-Effects on the Immune Response of the Offspring
Mar. 30, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D John Barnett, Ph.D., Professor and Department Chair of Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology of School of Medicine West Virginia University Pre-conception or Prenatal Cadmium Exposure-Effects on the Immune Response of the Offspring
Apr. 13, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D John Postlethwait, Ph.D., Professor, Biology, University of Oregon Molecular Genetic and Evolutionary Responses to Toxic and Environmental Stressors in Arctic and Antarctic Fish
Apr. 27, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Cornelis Elferink, Ph.D., Professor & Director, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Texas                                                    New Insights into Non-Canonical Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Signaling
May 4, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D Tomas Zoeller, Ph.D., Professor, Biology Department University of Massachusetts Thyroid Hormone, Industrial Chemicals and Environmental Health
May 4, 2017 IBio - Seminar Room 1D             Angela Slitt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island                                                                                                                          The Role of Nrf2 on Adiposity an dAdipogensis

Nano@Wayne - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 18, 2016   UGL Community Room Zhan Chen, Ph.D, Professor of Chemistry, University of California - Berkeley              Molecular Structures of Peptides and Proteins at Abiotic/Biotic Interfaces
Oct. 25, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Emory Chan, Ph.D,  Staff Scientist, Washington State University, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs High-throughput Design of Doped Colloidal Nanocrystals
Nov. 1, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Wei Lu, Ph.D, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan Nanoelectronics: Merging Electronics with Ionics
Dec. 6, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Meser Ali, Ph.D, Senior Staff Investigator, Director, Cellular and Molecular Imaging Lab, Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital Cancer Nanomedicine
Feb. 21, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Mark Hersam, Ph.D, Professor, Chemicals and Materials Science Engineering, Northwestern University Chemically Functionalized Two-Dimensional Nanoelectronic Heterostructures
Feb. 28, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Sanjay Kumar, Ph.D, Professor of Bioengineering, University. of California - Berkeley Cells and biomaterials as micro- and nanoscale force transduction machines
Mar. 7, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Tayyaba Hasan, Ph.D, Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Mass General Hospital Optically activatable nanoconstructs for image-guided therapeutics
Apr. 18, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Kristala Prather, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Biology for Chemistry's Sake

Sustainability@Wayne - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 11, 2016    UGL - Bernath Auditorium   Rishelle Thomas, Ph.D, Advanced Engineer, R&D,  Owens Corning                                                        Sustainability and Product Transparency in Manufacturing: An Insider's Perspective
Nov.. 8, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium  Darlene Schuster, Ph.D, Director of Technical Entities, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Measuring Sustainability: Benchmarks and Metrics
Dec. 8, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Hyung Chul Kim, Ph.D, Research Scientist,  Ford Motor Company Life Cycle Assessments for Sustainable Transportation: Ford Approach
Jan. 17, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Jeremy Rickli, Ph.D, Asst. Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Wayne State University Research Experience for Undergraduates: Wayne State's 2017 Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing
Jan. 31, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Dr. Yongli Zhang, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University; director of the Detroit Water Works Park research field station An Integrative Approach for the Sustainability of Food-Energy-Water Nexus through Innovative Algae-Based Technologies  
Apr. 4, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Marianthi Ierapetritou, Ph.D, Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University Process Intensification for Biomass-Based Chemical Production Using Techno-Economic and Life-Cycle Analysis
Apr. 11, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Gintaras Reklaitis, Ph.D, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University Water-Energy Nexus and Sustainable Shale Gas Supply Chain Development

Water@Wayne - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Oct. 6, 2016   UGL - Bernath Auditorium   Marianthi Lerapetritou, Ph.D, Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering - Rutgers University                                                         Process Intensification for Biomass-Based Chemical Production Using Techno-Economic and Life-Cycle Analysis
Oct. 13, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium   Gintaras Reklaitis, Ph.D, Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University                                                                         Water-Energy Nexus and Sustainable Shale Gas Supply Chain Development
Oct. 20, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Nick Hayes, Videography/Filmaker/Producer, CMT Productions Road salt: How unsustainable infrastructure is leading to the salinization of our freshwater
Nov. 3, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Phyllis Green, Superintendent, Isle Royal National Park Service Building partnerships and coalitions to address water quality issues in the Great Lakes: A case study in emergency ballast treatment for aquatic nuisance species prevention
Nov. 10, 2016 Purdy/Kresge Library Rajesh Seth, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor The "Good" Ozone: Managing contamination from source water to drinking water quality in the Great Lakes Region
Dec. 15, 2016 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Tom Loch, Ph.D Student, Certified Fish Health Inspector, Michigan State University Epizootiology of Emerging Fish-Associated Flavobacteria of the Great Lakes Basin
Jan. 5, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Jo Latimore, Ph.D, Equatic Ecologist & Outreach Specialist, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University ommunication is Critical: Linking water research, management, and policy through outreach and engagement
Jan. 19, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Catherine Riseng, Ph.D, Assistant Research Scientist, Aquatic Ecologist, University of Michigan The Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework: a spatial framework, ecosystem classificaiton and tools to meet the needs of Great Lakes management and research
Feb. 2, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Nancy Love, Ph.D, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan The Interplay Between Chemicals and Microbiomes: An Environmental Biotechnology Perspective
Feb. 16, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Jason Knouft, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Biology, St. Louis University Global Change, Hydrology, and Freshwater Biodiversity
Feb. 23 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Scott Calborne, Ph.D, Post-doctoral researcher, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Marine Biology, University of Windsor Fish in the city: the roles of habitat use and foraging in urban aquatic ecosystems
Mar. 2, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Chauanwu Xi, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan Microbiome mediated effects in water quality and environmental health
Mar. 9, 2017 Purdy/Kresge Auditorium Cheryl Porter, Chief Operating Officer, Great Lakes Water Authority From Stand-Up to Sustainability: The Story of the Great Lakes Water Authority
Mar. 30, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium David Strayer, Ph.D, Freshwater Ecologist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Twenty-Five Years Of Ecological Change In New York's Hudson River: Lessons For The World's Rivers
Apr. 6, 2017 UGL - Bernath Auditorium Joaquim Goes, Sc.D, Research Professor, Marine Biology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Columbia University Shrinking Snow Caps And Rising Tides: The Response Of An Ocean Ecosystem To Rapid Warming

Lipids@Wayne - 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Oct. 5, 2016  Biological Sciences Room 1165 Jun Hee Lee, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, University of Michigan                        Sestrin, A Versatile Regulator of Lipid and Glucose Metabolish                                                                                      
Oct.19, 2016 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Travis Ness, Hendrickson Lab, Biochemistry, Wayne State University Insight into the Assembly and Function of the Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
Nov. 2, 2016 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Papasani V. Subbalah, Ph.D, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics,  University of Illinois Food for Thought: Novel Strategy to Enrich Brain DHA Through Diet
Nov. 16, 2016 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Joseph Wider, Ph.D Candidate, Physiology, Wayne State University Cardioprotective Role of Exosomes:  Sometimes Good Things Come in Small Packages
Dec. 7, 2016 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Michael Holinstat, Ph.D , Associate Professor, Pharmacology, University of Michigan Omega-6 Oxylipins from 12-LOX Represent a New Class of Platelet Regulators
Jan. 18, 2017 Biological Sciences Room 1165 James Granneman, Ph.D Professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and of Internal Medicine, Director, Center for Integrative Metabolic and Endocrine Research (CIMER), Wayne State University A New Locus of Lipolysis Control n Fat and Musc
Feb. 1, 2017 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Nathan Adler, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Molecular & Cell Biology - University of Connecticut Protein-Lipid Interactions
Feb. 15, 2017 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Elizabeth Berger, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Cell Biology/Opthamology, Wayne State University TBA
Mar. 1, 2017 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Julian Gomez-Camrenero, Ph.D, Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Wright University Phospholipase D (PLD) Cell Signaling in Cancer, Inflammationa an Heart Ischemia
Mar. 15, 2017 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Maria Bykhovskaia, Ph.D, Professor of Neurology, Wayne State University How Does Neuronal Calcium Sensor Synaptotagmin Bin Lipids?
Apr. 5, 2017 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Scott Hansen, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research Institute Disruption of Lipid Order and Non-Tensions Forse Transduction
Apr. 19, 2017 Biological Sciences Room 1165 Krishnarao Maddipati, Ph.D, Associate Professor and Director, Lipidomics Core Facility, Wayne State University Analytical Strategies for the Lpidome

RoBUST@Wayne - 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Feb. 8, 2017   5057 Woodward, Room 7909 Reginald Tucker-Seely, Sc.D, Assistant Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences                             Financial well-being and health: Results from the Money-Health Connection Study    
April 28, 2017 5057 Woodward, Room 7909 Dr David A. Sbarra, Professor, Department of Psychology Clinical Area, Director of the Laboratory for Social Connectedness and Health, University of Arizona TBA
Oct. 10, 2016 IBio - 1st Floor Seminar Room Thomas Templin, Ph.D, Professor (Research) College of Nursing, Wayne State University Sample Size, Research Design & Power:  Reproducibility Of Research Findings
Oct. 24, 2016 IBio - 1st Floor Seminar Room April Vallerand, Ph.D, Associate Dean for Research, Director of the Office for Health Research, Director of the Ph.D. Program, College of Nursing, Wayne State University The Power Over Pain: Coaching Intervention Improves Function Inafrican Americans With Cancer Pain
Nov. 14, 2016 IBio - 1st Floor Seminar Room Francesca Luca, Ph.D, CMMG, Assistant Professor of Molecular Medicine and Genetics and of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University The Best Environment For Your Genes: Functional Genomics Of Gene-By-Environment Interactions
Nov. 28, 2016 IBio - 1st Floor Seminar Room April Carcone, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Wayne State University Accelerating The Pace Of Qualitative Communicateon Research With Computational Technology
Dec. 12, 2017 IBio - 1st Floor Seminar Room Danny Almirall, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center for Social Research, University of Michigan A Look Under The Hood Of SMART Designs For Developing Adaptive Interventions

SciComp@Wayne - Time TBD

Save the dates: SciComp@Wayne is a new seminar series. Seminar speakers and topics to be announced soon. Upcoming 2017 seminars will be held on Mar. 21, Apr. 25, and May 16.