Below is a list of upcoming events: (please check back regularly)  

Monday, July 22

Dissertation Defense

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis PhD

Gage Pyles

The Identification and Characterization of Novel and Improved Antigens for Next-Generation Pertussis Vaccines

9:00 AM | Zoom | HSC-N 2118

Tuesday, July 23

Protein Detection Seminar

MilliporeSigma

Demonstrating the Need for Intergenerational Trauma-Specific Substance Use Treatment for Mothers Receiving Substance Use Treatment and their Children

1:00 - 2:00 PM EST | HSC North, Room 2157

Dissertation Defense

Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences PhD

Brandon Law

Characterizing 4,4’-Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Exposure in Primary Human Epidermal Keratinocytes: A Multi-Omics Approach

1:00 PM | HSC-South 3301

Proposal Defense

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program PhD

Eileen Tabrizi

Therapeutic Potential and Mechanistic Insights of GAS
Derived Exosomes in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

12:30 PM | Room 2094

Wednesday, July 24

Dissertation Defense 

Social and Behavioral Sciences PhD

Brittany T. Smith

Demonstrating the Need for Intergenerational Trauma-Specific Substance Use Treatment for Mothers Receiving Substance Use Treatment and their Children

12:00 PM | Erma Byrd 301

Dissertation Defense 

Pathophysiology, Rehabilitation, and Performance PhD

Andrew Taylor

Regulation of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy Through Mitochondrial Import of Long Non-Coding RNAs

12:00 PM | HSC-N 3084

Thursday, July 25

Dissertation Defense 

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis PhD

Stuti Khadka

Endogenous Glucocorticoid Signaling is Required for Normal Macrophage Response to H. Pylori Infection

11:00 AM | Zoom | HSC-N 2094

Friday, July 26

Dissertation Defense 

Cancer Cell Biology PhD

Zuan-Fu Lim

Personalized Molecular Therapies for Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Overcoming Heterogeneity to Optimize Treatment Response and Clinical Outcomes

1:00 PM | Zoom | HSC-N 2157

Monday, July 29

Proposal Defense 

Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program PhD

Quinn Hopen

The Influence of Androgens on Anti-Tumor Immunity in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

1:00 PM | Room 2094 or via Zoom

Thursday, August 1

The WVU Flow Cytometry & Single Cell Core Facility will be hosting an all day, hands on bioinformatics workshop in conjunction with 10x Genomics. In the workshop you will be walked through how to process single cell RNAseq and ATACseq raw data using the 10x Cloud Analysis platform.  The process will include how to use both Cell Ranger and the Loupe browser.  At the end of the session, you will have the opportunity to sit down with the 10x Bioinformatics specialist  to map out your own data analysis.  Spatial transcriptomics analysis will only briefly be discussed (potential for spatial transcriptomics webinar later in the year).

10am – 4pm in HSC North room G119A.   The workshop is free and lunch will be provided.. 

Prior registration is required. REGISTER NOW https://10xgen.com/1Ei 

Hope many of you will take this great opportunity to learn more about analyzing single cell data.  Please bring a laptop or pad so that you can follow along with the analysis.

Wednesday, August 21 

Save the Date - Fall Welcome Event

Tailgate at Buffalo Wild Wings and Black Bears Baseball Game

The HSC Office of Research and Graduate Education will host a welcome back event and sponsor a tailgate and the cost of the tickets for graduate students, postdocs faculty, and staff. Tailgate: Buffalo Wild Wings University Town Center 4:30 PM Baseball Game: Black Bears Stadium 6:30.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP

Friday, August 23

Save the Date - HSC PhD Research Induction and Awards Ceremony

This ceremony marks an important step in the lives of the doctoral students who have completed their core educational course work, identified their research mentors and are now entering their selected areas of graduate research.
The laboratory coat presented at this ceremony symbolizes the entry of new scientists into the hands-on process of research and discovery. It also serves to recognize the relationship of mentor and student in a mutually supportive interaction that is key to successful training for a career in research. We hope you can join us.

4:00-5:00 PM 

In-person & Online

Keynote Speaker: Tara Croston, PhD, Research Biologist, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Branch, Health Effects Laboratory Division, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)                         

Reception to follow

Tuesday, August 27

All in One Institute Conversation

Focus on: Women's Health

We look forward to the discussion with our Institute leaders in which women's health will be the focus. Our intention is to identify synergy derived from individual investigator strengths, diverse teams that are already in place and the established institutes that include care for people across our state as one part of their mission.

3-5 PM, 2940A HSC-N

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Tuesday, September 3rd

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Peter Stoilov, PhD West Virginia University
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, September 11

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speaker - Alan Mizener, Graduate Student
“Identifying Mechanisms and Treatments for Breast Cancer Induced Skeletal Muscle Fatigue”
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 2188

BioRender 101 Webinar

Led by Hayley Lau
Professional Science Figures in Minutes!
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Zoom
If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Sunday, September 15 and Monday, September 16

Van Liere and WV IDeA Research Conference

View the event for more information.

Tuesday, September 24

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Michael Wendt, PhD University of Iowa
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Tuesday, October 1

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Hojoong Kwak, MD, PhD Cornell University
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, October 9

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speakers - Nicole Stout, DPT, FAPTA West Virginia University & Brian Witrick, PhD, WV Clinical & Translational Science Institute

“Applied Population Science: Deeper insights into Health Disparities using Geographic Information Systems”
12:00-1:00 PM at HSC North, Room 2188

Tuesday, October 15

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Yingming Zhao, PhD University of Chicago
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, October 16

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speaker - David W. Ussery, PhD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
"Using Chat=GPT in Teaching Bioinformatics"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 2118 Health Sciences North

Tuesday, October 22

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - John Gray, PhD, Arizona State University
“Salmonella: A Bacterial Warrior in Cancer Immunotherapy”
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, October 23

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Wei Kong, PhD, Arizona State University
“Salmonella: A Bacterial Warrior in Cancer Immunotherapy”
12:00PM - 1:00 PM | HSC North, Room 2118

Sunday, October 27

Great Lakes Breast Cancer Research Symposium

Save the Date! The 6th annual Great Lakes Breast Cancer Research Symposium will be in Columbus, OH from October 27-29!

Tuesday, October 29

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - James Sellers, PhD NIH
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, November 13

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speaker - Sonikpreet Aulakh, MD, West Virginia University
"Personalized Treatment for Brain Cancers"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 2118 Health Sciences North

Tuesday, November, 19

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Seminar Series

Speaker - Daniele Gilkes, PhD Johns Hopkins University
12:00 PM at HSC North, Room 3129

Wednesday, November, 20

WVU Cancer Cell Biology Fall Seminar Series

Speaker - Dannell D. Boatman, EdD, MS, West Virginia University
"Health Communication Research at the WVU Cancer Institute"
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | 2118 Health Sciences North

Wednesday, December 11

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, February 12

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, March 12

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, April 9

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

Wednesday, May 14

Non-Academic Careers in Science Seminar Series

4:00 PM

Speaker details coming soon.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP.

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