College of Veterinary Medicine Research Seminar Series

CVM Research Seminars are from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in room 125 of the Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine building, 1088 Fitch Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota. Everyone is weclome to attend, refreshments are provided.

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Schedule of Events

January 23

"When good bugs go wild: The role of commensal bacteria in airway disease pathogenesis"

Dr. Ryan Hunter
University of Minnesota
Microbiology and Immunology Dept.

Host: Dr. Maria Pieters

January 30- CANCELED

Lightning Talks

Dr. Fang Li“Structural studies of moonlighting enzyme aminopeptidase N”
Dr. Matt Aliota- "Do antigenic interactions between Zika and dengue viruses modulate the risk of congeital Zika syndrome?"
Dr. Kathleen Boris-Lawrie

Host: Dr. Pam Skinner

February 6

"Targeting inactive rhomboid proteins in autoimmunity and inflammation"

Dr. Thorsten Maretzky
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine- Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

Host: Bruce Walcheck

February 13

"Veterinary perspectives on animal welfare: what the research shows and why it matters"

Beth Ventura
Companion Animal & Equine Behavior & Welfare
Animal Science Dept.
College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences
Univetsity of Minnesota

Host: Dr. Alonso Guedes

February 20

"One Health pathogen surveillance in veterinary diagnostics"

Dr. Laura Goodman

Host: VMED/CMB Graduate Students

February 27

"T cell tolerance in autoimmunity and cancer"

Dr. Vaiva Vezys
University of Minnesota
Microbioligy and Immunology Dept.

Host: Dr. Mary Pampusch

March 6


Dr. Scott O'Grady
University of Minnesota
Animal Sciences Dept.

Host: Dr. David Brown

March 13

"Science Beyond Borders:  International Research Collaborations, Travel, and Shipments"

J. Patrick Briscoe
Export Controls and International Projects Officer, Research Compliance Office

Host: Dr. Dave Brown 

March 20- Spring break, no seminar

March 27

Lightning Talks

Dr. Cathy Carlson
Dr. Davis Seelig

Host: TBD

April 3

"Relevance of targeting heteromeric opioid receptors for treating chronic pain"

Dr. Phil Portoghese
Department of Medicinal Chemistry
College of Pharmacy
University of Minnesota

Host: Dr. Alonso Guedes

April 10


Dr. Aaron LeBeau
Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

Host: Dr. Fang Li

April 17


Dr. Lanying Du
New York Blood Center

Host: Dr. Fang Li

April 24

Caffeinated conversation


Host: Dr. Molly MCue