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Tuesday Noon Seminar Series: Fall 2010

Dr. Alex Travis is the Coordinator for the Fall 2010 series. Speakers are from the Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, unless specified otherwise. Seminars are held on Tuesdays at noon - 1:00 pm unless specified otherwise.

Lunch is provided for those attending seminar with sign-up in advance by Monday 11:00 am prior to the Tuesday seminar; sign up sheet by reception desk, phone 256-5600, or Email to to be added to the list. NOTE: You do not need to sign up to attend the seminar, only to order lunch.

Location: Thaw Lecture Theatre, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Hungerford Hill Road (off Ellis Hollow Rd., 1/4 mile past East Hill Plaza).

9/15 WEDNESDAY, Noon - 1:00 pm. Special Webinar broadcast, "Beyond the Knockout Mouse: New Opportunities for Genetic Engineering in Animals," produced by Science/AAAS, and sponsored by Sigma Advanced Genetic Engineering Labs.
9/21 Jennifer Johnson, Research Support Specialist, Acland laboratory, “What can transcriptome sequencing tell us about tame and aggressive silver foxes?”

Dr. Alex Travis, Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology, “Harnessing the energy production strategy of sperm for implantable medical devices and in vitro diagnostics.”

10/5 Dr. Judy Appleton, Interim Director, “The Baker Institute and Feline Health Center: 2010.”

Tony Eisenhut, Managing Director and Co-Founder, KensaGroup, Ithaca, NY, "Moving your research from Hungerford Hill to the Market," Alex Travis, host. Web Site link.  A pdf of this presentation is available.


Dr. Susana Mendez, Asst. Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, “If you can’t control the bug, control the messenger: vaccines against vector borne diseases that target transmission.”

10/26 Dr. Sangbom Michael Lyi, Research Associate, Parrish lab, "Parvovirus particles in the cytoplasm or nucleus."
11/2 Lisa Blum, PhD Candidate Graduate Student, Appleton Lab, "Sounding the alarmin: IL-33 amplifies the immune response to Trichinella spiralis."
11/9 No Seminar (postponed to 12/14)
11/16 Hannah Bender, BVsc, Vet Resident, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, “Devil facial tumor disease: Cytogenetic and genomic clues to transmission and development.” Judy Appleton, host.
11/23 Dr. Julia Felippe, Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, "Epigenetics in common variable immunodeficiency."
11/30 Dr. Robin Radcliffe, DVM, DACZM, Adjunct Asst. Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Medicine, Cornell Conservation Medicine Program, "How Rhinos Breathe: Building Conservation Partnerships Through Science," Alex Travis, host.
12/7 John McElwee, PhD Candidate Graduate Student, Coonrod Lab, “The role of PADI2 in breast cancer progression and DCIS tumors.”
12/14 Margaret Brosnahan, Post DVM PhD Candidate Graduate Student, “Interleukin 22 is expressed by the chorionic girdle cells of the 34 day pregnancy in the domestic horse (Equus caballus),” and Leela Noronha, Post DVM PhD Candidate Graduate Student, Antczak Lab, "Evidence for NK cells in the equine endometrium during pregnancy."
  End of Fall 2010 Series
  Current as of 12/6/10