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June 28

Christopher Barnes (Biology)

Structural Insights for the Development of Broad Interventions to Emergent Coronaviruses [SUNet login required]

Paul J. Wang (Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine)

How to Have a Career in Academics and Innovation

Hawa Racine Thiam (Bioengineering and Microbiology & Immunology)

Neutrophils Biophysics - Learning from NETosis [SUNet login required]

July 5

John Boothroyd (Microbiology & Immunology)

How a Protozoan Parasite Can Invade Almost Any Mammalian Cell and Then Co-Opt that Cell's Functions for Its Own Nefarious Purposes! [SUNet login required]

Rogelio Hernández-López (Bioengineering and Genetics)

Engineering T Cells to Fight Cancer

Merritt Maduke (Molecular & Cellular Physiology)

From Chemistry to Physiology: A Journey through the Membrane [SUNet login required]

July 12

Lu Chen (Neurosurgery and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

The Fragility of Memory – Understanding Fragile X Syndrome [SUNet login required]

Claudia Padula (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

The Impact of Alcohol and Cannabis Use on the Brain: Implications for Sleep

Gavin Sherlock (Genetics)

Constraints in Adaptive Evolution, Using Yeast as a Model [SUNet login required]

July 19

Margaret Fuller (Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Obstetrics & Gynecology - Reproductive Biology)

How to Switch from Proliferation to Differentiation in an Adult Stem Cell Lineage [SUNet login required]

Kabir Peay (Biology and Earth System Science)

The Importance of Finding Friends: How Fungal Mutualisms Reshape Our View of Nature [SUNet login required]

Ashby Morrison (Biology)

Nuclear Sunscreen Protects Cells from Cancer Development [SUNet login required]

July 26

Jill Helms (Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

I Don't Know How She Does It: Mimicking Nature to Create a Durable Soft Tissue Attachment

Michael J. Rosen (Pediatrics - Gastroenterology)

Intestinal Organoids as a Window on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (and How I Got Here) [SUNet login required]

Kevin Shea (Orthopaedic Surgery)

How Anatomy Research and Biomechanics Changed My Life as a Surgeon [SUNet login required]

August 2

Tamar Green (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

Utilizing Genetic Fingerprints in Psychiatry: Harnessing the Power of Big Data

Creed Stary (Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine)

Epigenetic Regulation of Sex-Differences in Stroke

Neir Eshel (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences)

The Economics of Dopamine Release

August 9

Joy Wu (Medicine - Endocrinology, Gerontology, & Metabolism)

Bone and Blood: How Osteoblasts Support Hematopoiesis

Mark Skylar-Scott (Bioengineering)

Scaling 3D Biofabrication From the Petri Dish Towards Whole Organs [SUNet login required]

Sergiu P. Pașca (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine)

Functional Models of the Human Brain

August 16

Jennifer Raymond (Neurobiology)

Big Ideas from the Little Brain: Insights from the Cerebellum about Learning and Meta-Learning [SUNet login required]

Elizabeth Sattely (Chemical Engineering)

Discovery and Engineering Plant Chemistry for Plant and Human Health

Melody Smith (Medicine - Blood & Marrow Transplantation)

Assessing of the Impact of the Intestinal Microbiome on Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Therapy [SUNet login required]

August 23

Andrea Goldstein-Piekarski (Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences - Sleep Medicine)

Sleep and Affective Brain Function: Neural Mechanisms of Affective Disorders and Treatment Response [SUNet login required]

Markus Covert (Bioengineering)

Saving Lives, Saving the Planet - Via Simulation and Computational Modeling

Keren Haroush (Neurobiology)

Neuronal Circuits Underlying Social Interactions

August 30

Stephen Quake (Bioengineering and Applied Physics)

A Decade of Molecular Cell Atlases [SUNet login required]

Avnesh Thakor (Radiology - Pediatric Radiology)

“Precision Delivery” of Cell and Cell-Free Therapies

Monther Abu-Remaileh (Chemical Engineering and Genetics)

A Novel Lysosomal Phospholipid Salvage Pathway that Is Essential under Nutrient Scarcity [SUNet login required]