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Student Seminars and Professional Development Workshops

Welcome to the GSBS Student Seminar and Professional Development Workshop page. All Ph.D. students must give an annual, oral seminar during the fall or spring term. All Work-in-Progress seminars and Thesis Defenses are located on the Stratford Campus in Room 290 of the Science Center, unless otherwise noted.

Work in Progress Presenter: Haven Predale, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Barry Waterhouse

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: Organizational Features and Functional Implications of the Locus Coeruleus-Norepinephrine Projection to Motor Centers of the Mouse Brain

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex Link: tbd

Work in Progress Presenter: Brittany Friedson, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Katrina Cooper

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: tbd

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2023

​Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: tbd

Work in Progress Presenter: Shannon Dwyer, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Sal Caradonna

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: tbd

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex Link: tbd

Work in Progress Presenter: Alicia Campbell, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Randy Strich

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: Coordinating transcriptional control and mitochondrial dynamics in skeletal muscle cells

Date: Monday, April 3, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex:  https://rowan.webex.com/meet/campbe26

Work in Progress Presenter: David Kahn, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Rood

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title:  Investigating the Role of Vasopressin-Responsive Neurons in the Mediodorsal Thalamus

Date:  Friday, March 31, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=m9020f80d99bc2e050e484d10e17ba561

Work in Progress Presenter: Arthur Reyes, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Dan Chandler

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: tbd

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex Link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/reyesa74

 

Work in Progress Presenter: John Tkaczynski, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Dan Chandler

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: tbd

Date: Monday, March 27, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex:  tbd

Work in Progress Presenter: Timothy Joseph Sloand, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth West

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: Frontal circuits mediating flexible behavior deficits in an Alzheimer's disease rat model

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/sloand83

Work in Progress Presenter: Bhumiben Patel, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Jessica Loweth

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: tbd

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex Link: tbd

Work in Progress Presenter: Quy Nguyen, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Francis

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: Investigating the Function of Aspartoacylase in Age-Related Energy Metabolism in the Brain and Risk for Neurodegenerative Disease

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex:  https://rowan.webex.com/meet/nguyenq0

Work in Progress Presenter: Stephen Willis, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Randy Strich

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: tbd

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex Link: tbd

Work in Progress Presenter: Nicole Hinds, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Daniel Manvich

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: Neuroactivational and behavioral correlates of psychosocial stress-induced cocaine seeking in rats

 Date: Monday, March 20, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=me920b4f4bb94818bbb39f7202976e5d7

 

Work in Progress Presenter: Erin Wannen, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Jessica Loweth

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: Investigating Mechanisms Underlying Sex Differences in Incubated Cocaine Seeking Behavior

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: tbd

Work in Progress Presenter: Jie Yang, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Brian Weiser

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: Discovery of Sirtuin Probes and Modulators

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

WebEx: http://rowan.webex.com/meet/yangji17

Work in Progress Presenter: Mariia Ivanova, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Ron Ellis

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: Evolutionary conservation of the heterochronic genes orthologs in C. elegans and C. Briggsae

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: tbd

Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presenter: Kyle Hubble, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Michael Henry

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: DPC29 Promotes mitochondrial translation post-initiation in Saccharomyces cereviseae

Date: Friday, December 9, 2022

​Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/hubble

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Presenter: Gary Grover, Ph.D.

Topic: Drug Discovery and Life in Pharma

Date: December 2, 2022

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Work in Progress Presenter: Tirth Patel, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Benjamin Rood

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience 

Title: Investigating the role of vasopressin responsive neurons in neural networks underlying social behavior in mice

Date: December 2, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex Link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/patelt42

Work in Progress Presenter: Christopher Knapp, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Rachel Navarra

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience 

Title: Assessing the effects of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury on risk/reward decision making and catecholamine regulatory proteins

Date: November 29, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center, Room 290

Webex: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=m7618c56ebf0fce158a2b2b251a2fa9d6

 

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Date: September 23, 2022

Time: 12:00 pm

Presenter: Jessika Zinskie, Ph.D.

Solutions and Support Scientist for LI-COR Biosciences

Topic: How to build a strong, eye-catching, and powerful LinkedIn page: from a graduate student to a professor.

Location: Science Center, Room 290

Work in Progress Presenter: Nicole Hinds

Date: April 18, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Daniel Manvich

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience 

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Examing The Role Of The Periaqueductal Gray In Psychosocial Stress-Induced Cocaine Seeking In The Rat 

Webex Link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=m9bb691ecf8b610a161a34d3e8125c7cf

Work in Progress Presenter: Stephen Willis, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: April 14, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Randy Strich

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Dissecting the Dual Role of Cyclin C in Tumor Suppression

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/willis58

Work in Progress Presenter: Jonathan Harbin, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: April 12, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Mentor: Dr. Ronald Ellis

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Sex-determination in the Male/Female Species C. nigoni

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/harbin17

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Date: April 8, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Presenter: Sharmi Thor, Ph.D. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Topic: How to Find a Job at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) After Getting Your Ph.D.

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/shcherna

Work in Progress Presenter: Jie Yang, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: April 7, 2022

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Brian Weiser

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Effects Of Different Ligands On The Conformation And Function Of SIRT2.

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/weiser 

Work in Progress Presenter: Rachael Wilson, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: April 7, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Mentor: Dr. Kingsley Yin

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Lactobacillus acidophilus Secretes Antibacterial and Immunomodulatory Molecules

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=mad2f9b523c1b6e2eb204b2d1343e858f

Work in Progress Presenter: Steven Doyle, D.O./Ph.D. Candidate

Date: April 6, 2022

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Randy Strich

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Role Of Cyclin C In Connecting Stress-Induced Mitochondrial Fission To Apoptosis

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=m5b7c290e73373b18fe42e18ebf09889d

Work in Progress Presenter: James Kennedy, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: April 5, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Ronald Ellis

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Evolution of fem-1 activity in Caenorhabditis

Webex link:

https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=mbda7ca7f9b70985942a205c5bafdba6d

Work in Progress Presenter: Julianne Thornton, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: March 31, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Kingsley Yin

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Effects Of Lipoxin A4 On Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Established Biofilm

Webex link:https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=m952a6060b4c511ec047540dfd40d6c9a 

Work In Progress Presenter: Brittany Friedson, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: March 29, 2022

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Katrina Cooper

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Cdk8 Kinase Module Modifies Expression Of Specific Translation-Related Proteins

Webex Link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=mb6b70a63f570b7eb3b4e8aa6f76ec4d4

Work in Progress Presenter: Prem Kadiyam Sundarasivarao, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: March 24, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. 

Mentor: Dr. Kingsley Yin

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Investigating Immunomodulatory Role Of Resolvin D2 In Mice Model of Sepsis

Webex Link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=md81d08605103528ce665869ff6a02cc5

Work in Progress Presenter: Mariia Ivanova, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: March 14, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Eric Moss

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Conservation And Divergence In The Heterochronic Pathway Of C.elegans And C.briggsae

Webex Link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/mosseg

Work in Progress Presenter: Sara Hanley, Ph.D Candidate

Date: March 8, 2022

Time 11:00 a.m.

Mentor: Dr. Katrina Cooper

Department of Molecular Biology

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Med13 Plays A Dual Role In Promoting P-Body Assembly 

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=mb349e2f3c0e09c16c22f5e06464eef50

Professional Development Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

Date: January 7, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Presenter: Brian P. Weiser Ph.D. 

Department of Molecular Biology

Topic: Managing Your Fluid Resume and Recommendations: How To Prepare For A Job Searching After Getting Your Ph.D.

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Lunch will be provided

Work-in-Progress Presenter: John Tkacznski, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: November 15, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Dan Chandler

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience 

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290 and webex

Title: Sex-Specific Effects Of Stressor Exposure On Coping Behavior And Locus Coeruleus Activity In Rats

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/tkaczy28

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