BMS Seminar Series

Seminars are held Tuesdays at 4pm unless otherwise noted.
All seminars will be held virtually via Zoom until further notice.

Fall 2021

Thursday, August 19 (Virtual) - 11:00-12:00pm          

RNAs for next generations: piRNAs and sperm RNAs.

Xin Li

Xin Zhiguo Li, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology
Department of Urology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Hosted by:  Dr. Mark Roberson

Tuesday, August 24 (Virtual) - 3:00-4:00pm          

The molecular control of oogenesis, meiosis, and early development

Zak Swartz

Zak Swartz, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Hosted by:  Dr. Mark Roberson

Tuesday, September 21 (Virtual) - 4:00-5:00pm          

Recent Advances in Male Fertility Preservation Using Non-Traditional Animal Models

Pierre Comizzoli

Pierre Comizzoli, DVM, Ph.D.

Research Biologist
Center for Species Survival

Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Hosted by:  Dr. Alex Travis

Friday, October 1 (Virtual) - 10:00-11:00am          

Poisons from within - how endogenous aldehydes cause ageing and cancer

Meng Wang

Dr. Meng Wang, Ph.D.

Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist Fellow
MRC - Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Department of Haematology

University of Cambridge

Hosted by:  Dr. Scott Coonrod

Tuesday, October 19 (Virtual) - 4:00-5:00pm 

"Examining fat-to-ovary communication using Drosophila melanogaster as a model"

Alissa Armstrong

Dr. Alissa Armstrong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

University of South Carolina

Hosted by:  Dr. Praveen Sethupathy