Baker Institute for Animal Health



All seminars are held Tuesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Thaw Lecture Theatre at The Baker Institute unless otherwise specified. Lunch is provided for those attending the seminar. Email with any questions. 

Date: January 21, 2020
Speaker: Scott Coonrod, PhD, Judy Wilpon Professor of Cancer Biology Director, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: "State of the Institute"

Date: January 29, 2020
Speaker: Dr. Fran Chan, PhD, Research Group Leader, Friedrich Miescher Laboratory, Max Planck Institute, Tubingen, Germany
Title“The Long-legged Mouse and the Impossible Hybrid – The Genetics of Evolutionary Change”

Date: February 4, 2020
Speaker: Doug Antczak VMD, PhD, Dorothy Havemeyer McConville Professor of Equine Medicine, Baker Institute for Animal Health
Title: "Baker @ 70 Years - A Look Back to Guide us to the Future" 

Date: March 3, 2020
Speaker: Colin Parrish, PhD, John M. Olin Professor of Virology 
Title: "Understanding the emergence, spread and control of the H3N8 and H3N2 canine influenza viruses." 
Date: March 10, 2020
Speaker: No Baker Seminar Series scheduled due to overlap with Vertebrate Genomics Club (VERGE)

Date: March 17, 2020

Date: April 6, 2020 at 2:00p.m. via Zoom
The Office of Graduate Education and the Field of Biomedical & Biological Sciences are proud to announce that Oyebola Oyesola will present a seminar on the results of her PhD thesis research.
Title: Understanding the role of the prostaglandin D2 receptor CRTH2 in the regulation of type 2 immune responses at mucosal surfaces.

Date: Cancelled April 7, 2020
SpeakerCarrie Shaffer, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Veterinary Science Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Gluck Equine Research Center, KY
Title: "Development of an Organoid Platform for Equine Medicine." 

Date: April 14, 2020
Speaker: No Baker Seminar Series scheduled due to overlap with Vertebrate Genomics Club (VERGE)

Date: April 14, 2020 via Zoom 
Speaker: Lauren Choate, PHD Thesis Defense Seminar
Title: "Cis-regulatory adaptations in th primate immune system." 

Date: April 16, 2020 via Zoom 06:00 PM EST
A special webinar in conjunction with Dr. Meg Thompson and the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. 

Webinar Topic: Cornell Vet COVID-19 updates and information sharing with special guests from the Baker Institute

April 17, 2020 via Zoom at 4:00 PM EST

Part I

Date: Cancelled April 21, 2020
Speaker: Susan Hafenstein, Associate Professor, Penn State University. Hafenstein lab.
Title: "Structural control of canine parvovirus host range and antibody binding." 

April 24, 2020 via Zoom at 4:00 PM EST

Part II

Date: Cancelled April 28, 2020
Speaker: Christine King, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Upstate Medical University. 

Date: Cancelled May 5, 2020
SpeakerPaul Thompson, PhD, Professor and Director of Chemical Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Title: "The role of citrullination in autoimmunity" 

Date: May 12, 2020
Speaker: No Baker Seminar Series scheduled due to overlap with Vertebrate Genomics Club (VERGE)
Date: July 17, 2020
Speaker: Dan Mishmar, Professor of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion, University of the Negev