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2009-10 Seminars

Academic Health Center Duluth Campus Seminars 2009-10

All seminars held from 12:00-1:00 in 130 SMed unless otherwise noted.

If you wish to meet with the speaker, please contact the AHC Duluth graduate programs ( or the host.

Information on speakers will be updated as it becomes available.


Date Title and Speaker Host email

142 SMed

May 24, 2010

Title: Cryptococcal meningitis: From the lungs to the brain
Kirsten Nielsen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Microbiology Immunology and Cancer Biology Program
University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Grant Anderson

130 SMed

May 3, 2010

Title: MicroRNAs (miRNAs): Promising novel lung cancer biomarkers
Fekadu Kassie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Masonic Cancer Center and College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Oncology
University of Minnesota Medical School
Dr. Robert Cormier

130 SMed

April 12, 2010

Title: Molecular Mechanisms of Iron Uptake by the Liver
Mitchell Knutson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Biophysics Graduate Student Club

142 SMed

November 2, 2009

Title: Conversations Between Glia, Neurons and Blood Vessels in the Brain
Eric A. Newman, Professor of Neuroscience
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Lester Drewes

165 SMed

October 26, 2009

Title: Biochemical Pathology of Auditory Disorders
Steven K. Juhn, Professor and Director
Department of Otolaryngology, University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Lester Drewes

130 SMed

October 5, 2009

Title: Making Insulin Producing Cells from Stem Cells
Meri Firpo, Assistant Professor
Medicine/Endocrinology, University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN

Dr. Lester Drewes

175 LifeSci

September 25, 2009

Title: Aminol Pharm: Asymmetric Syntheses and Utilization of Chiral, Non-Racemic Amino Alcohols
co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Bakthan Singaram, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.
University of Madras,
Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. Venkatram R. Mereddy


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