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Student Seminars and Professional Development Workshops

Welcome to the GSBS Student Seminar 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.

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

Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presenter: Madeleine Minutillo, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Eric Moss

Department: Molecular Biology

Title: Dual mechanisms implemented by lin-28 for positive regulation of hbl-1 are necessary for proper development of distinct tissues in Caenorhabditis elegans

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022

​Time: 11:00 am

Location: Science Center, Room 290 and via Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/meet/mosseg

Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presenter: Russell Sapio, Ph.D. Candidate

Mentor: Dr. Dimitri Pestov

Department: Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Title: The Effects Of Stress On The Mammalian Nucleolus And Ribosome Synthesis

Date: Friday, August 5, 2022

​Time: 1:30 pm

Location: Science Center, Room 290 and via Webex (https://rowan.webex.com/meet/sapior37​)

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

Ph.D. Thesis Defense Presenter: Claire Corbett, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: April 13, 2022

Time: 9:15 a.m.

Mentor: Dr. Jessica Loweth

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290

Title: Investigating The Role The Basolateral Amygdala Plays In The Incubation Of Cue-Induced Cocaine Seeking Behavior 

Webex link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=m7a43afc03c6da1722b09e52fb7d189ce

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: Christopher Knapp, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: November 29, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Rachel Navarra

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290 and webex

Title: Assessing The Effects Of Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury On Risk-Based Decision Making And Catecholamine Associated Proteins

Webex Link: https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=m8faf94b1447240f593615000a9f9c61d

Work-in-Progress Presenter: Madeleine Minutillo, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: November 22, 2021

Time: 12:30 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Eric Moss

Department of Molecular Biology  

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290 

Title: Defining The Roles Of lin-28 And hbl-1 In Gonad Development

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

Work-in-Progress Presenter: Russell Sapio, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: November 17, 2021

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Dimitri Pestov

Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience 

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290 

Title: Effects Of Oxidative Damage On The Nucleolus, rRNA, and Ribosome Biogenesis

Webex Link:  https://rowan.webex.com/rowan/j.php?MTID=me01763806600a4f58e8a2962ee039ace

Work-in-Progress Presenter: Kyle Hubble, Ph.D. Candidate

Date: November 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Mentor: Dr. Michael Henry

Department of Molecular Biology  

Location: Stratford Campus, Science Center Room 290 and webex

Title: Taco1 Stabilizes Stalled Mitoribosomes To Prevent Premature Translational Termination 

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

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