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Baker Institute for Animal Health



Spring 2023 Seminar Series

Baker Seminars that are open to the general public are listed below. 


May 2, 2023



Dr. Andrew Belmont, Professor of cell and development biology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Host: Esteban Flores, Shang Lab

Title: 'Some Things about Speckles'

Dr. Andrew Belmont seminar flyer


In person in the Thaw Lecture Hall, Baker Institute for Animal Health

















Seminar Series recordings below: 

SpeakerKarin Hoelzer, DVM, PhD, Senior Director, Public Health, Maximus Federal, VA
Title: Of Microbes and Men - Public Health in Practice
View the recorded seminar HERE
SpeakerGilad Barshad, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Danko Lab
Title: “The loop of fortune: on the relationship between chromatin loops and transcriptional regulation”
View the recorded seminar HERE
SpeakerKyeong-Ok Chang, DVM, MS, PhD, Professor, Virology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
Title: “Coronavirus 3C-like protease as a therapeutic target“
View the recorded seminar HERE


SpeakerLaura Goodman, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Cornell University, Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences
Title: “Pathogen discovery in a one health context”
View the recorded seminar HERE
SpeakerAnne Avery, DVM, PhD, Director, Clinical Hematopathology Laboratory and Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. Colorado State University
Title: “Good dogs, bad lymphocytes”
View the recorded seminar HERE
SpeakerSarah Lepage, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph 
Title: “Cartilage tissue engineering for horses: A journey from cell source to osteochondral grafts” 
View the recorded seminar HERE
Speaker: Steve Suter, VMD, MS, PhD, DACVIM, Professor of Medical Oncology, Medical Director: Canine Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, North Carolina State University 
Title: "Canine Bone Marrow Transplantation: One Health in Action!"
View the recorded seminar HERE
Speaker: Floryne Buishand, DVM, PhD, Lecturer, Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery; The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute
Title: “Improving the diagnosis, treatment and prognostication of canine and human endocrine cancers”
View the recorded seminar HERE
SpeakerKelsey Hart, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Associate Professor, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Director, DVD-PhD Program, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Title"Immune-endocrine interactions in equine infection -- new approaches in neonates and beyond."
View the recorded seminar HERE


SpeakerCharles Danko, Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Life Science and Technology, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences. Faculty at Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: "Transcription as a lens for interpreting genome sequence" 
View Presentation Here
Speaker:Rainer Storb, MD, Professor, Head of Transplantation Biology Program Clinical Research Division, Milton B. Rubin Family Endowed Chair, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, “History and Future of Allogeneic Transplantation Driven by Intensive Bench-to-Bedside Research”, & Dr. Ed Sullivan, Bellingham Washington Veterinary Clinic, Washington. Baker Institute 70th Anniversary Seminar, “Bone Marrow Transplantation & Tumor Immunotherapy in humans and dogs” 
View the recorded seminar HERE
SpeakerRaina Plowright, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Montana State University
Title: "Pathogen spillover: lessons learned from emerging bat viruses." 
View the recorded seminar here: 
Part I
Part II
Speaker: Susan Hafenstein, PhD, Director of the Center for Structural Biology; Huck Chair of Structural Virology; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Penn State College of Medicine
Title: "High resolution cryo EM analysis of human papilloma virus describes capsid flexibility and reveals minor structural protein” 
View the recorded seminar HERE
Speaker: Sarah Caddy, VetMB, PhD, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease, Senior Research Fellow, Magdalene College
Title: “Unraveling mysterious interactions between viruses and antibodies: Molecular mechanisms and importance in vaccination” 
View the recorded seminar HERE
SpeakerLeslie Lyons, PhD, Gilbreath-McLorn Endowed Professor of Comparative Medicine, Dept. of Vet. Med & Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia
Title“Precision Medicine and Genomic Resources for Domestic Cats”
View the recorded seminar here