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Genetic Conflicts Shape The Evolution Of Centromeres And Species 29 April 2015 from 01:20 PM to 02:20 PM Berg Auditorium, 100 Life Sciences Building
Harmit Singh Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
The Resurgence of Reference Quality Genomes Using 3rd Generation Sequencing Technologies 06 January 2015 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM 519 Wartik Laboratory at University Park; with video to Room CG628 at Hershey
Michael Schatz, Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory
Tales from ExoPAG 12 January 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 538 Davey Laboratory
Suvrath Mahadevan, Penn State University
Quasar Feedback 21 January 2015 from 03:45 PM to 04:45 PM 538 Davey Laboratory
Nadia Zakamska, Johns Hopkins University
IDPs: It’s Time to Get Serious About Career Planning 15 January 2015 from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM To Be Announced
Philip S. Clifford, University of Illinois at Chicago
Androgen Receptor Function in the Placenta 05 February 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 324 Ag Sciences and Industries Building
Jerry Bouma, Colorado State
The Complex Interplay between Star Formation and Galaxy Evolution at Low and High-redshift 28 January 2015 from 03:45 PM to 04:45 PM 538 Davey Laboratory
Desika Narayanan, Haverford College
The Role of Exercise-Induced Immune Modulation in Breast Cancer Risk and Progression 09 February 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Connie Rogers, Penn State University
The Role of the ProbioticBifidobacterium Animalis Subsp. Lactison Systemic Immune Function in Humans 16 February 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Huicui Meng, Penn State University
Eating Phenotypes for Childhood Obesity 23 February 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Tanja Kral, University of Pennsylvania
Myths and Presumptions in Obesity: Why Do We Believe So Many Unproven Things 03 March 2015 from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM The Living Center (110 Henderson Building)
David B. Allison, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Inflammation and Immune Modulation in Pancreatic Cancer 06 April 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Shawntawnee Collins, Penn State University
Relating Iron Status and Physical Fitness to Cognitive Performance in Young Adult Females 27 April 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Samuel Scott, Penn State
Researching the Crop-Cow Connection at Miner Institute 16 April 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 324 Ag Sciences and Industries Building
Rick Grant, Miner Institute
Challenges in the Identification of Mitochondrial DNA Heteroplasmy: A Case of Wasted Data, and Silver Linings 14 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Boris Rebolledo Jaramillo, Penn State
Comprehensive Transcriptome Mapping Reveals Conservation of Organism Development and Cell Differentiation across Distant Species 21 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Jingyi Jessica Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Cyber-Infrastructure for Eukaryotic Gene Regulation Studies 28 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Bongsoo Park, Penn State
Evaluating the Genetic Basis of Neurodevelopmental Disorders 11 February 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Qingyu Wang, Penn State
Comparative Functional Genomics: A VISION for Interpretation and Validation of Function from Epigenomic Profiles 18 February 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Ross Hardison, Penn State
Compression of Complex Data with an Example of Time Series Gene Expression 25 February 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Le Bao, Penn State
(title to be announced) 04 March 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Nathaniel Cannon, Penn State
(title to be announced) 18 March 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Shaun Mahony, Penn State
RESCHEDULED TO 4/1: A Tale of Two Genomes: the Odyssey of assembling the highly heterozygous genome(s) of Castanea mollissima 25 March 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Nathaniel Cannon, Graduate student, Bioinformatics and Genomics
Genomic Data Sharing and Privacy Protection: How to Combine These Goals to Advance Research and Human Health 08 April 2015 from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Lucila Ohno-Machado, University of California San Diego
Molecular Evolution of the Sex Ratio Meiotic Drive Element in Drosophila pseudoosbcura 15 April 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Nick Stoler and Zachary Fuller, Penn State
'Functional and Evolutionary Consequences of Transcriptionally Active CrERV' and 'Understanding the Determinants and Dynamics of Transcription Factor Binding During Cellular Reprogramming' 22 April 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 501 Wartik Laboratory
Theodora Maravegias and Akshay Kakumanu, Penn State
Driving Cell-Free Production of a Liquid Fuel with Membranes 22 January 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM 102 Chemistry Building
Georges Belfort, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Childhood Obesity Disparities: The Importance of Prevention in Early Life 12 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Elsie M. Taveras, Harvard Medical School
Predictors and Consequences of Girls’ Self-Initiated Dieting in Childhood and Adolescence 26 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Katherine Balantekin, Penn State
Food and Mood in Daily Life 02 February 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 008 Mueller Laboratory
Joshua M. Smyth, Penn State University
Characterizing Nearby, Young Moving Groups 26 January 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 538 Davey Laboratory
Kyle McCarthy, University of Kentucky
Regulation of Intestinal Macrophages by Microbial Metabolites 12 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Pamela V. Chang, Yale University School of Medicine
Poliovirus 3C Is A Phophatidylinositol-Phosphate-Binding Protein 15 January 2015 from 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM 101 Althouse Laboratory
Djoshkun Shengjuler, Penn State University
Illuminating Plant-Microbiome Interactions 15 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 8 Mueller Laboratory
Cara Haney, Harvard University
Local Adaptation to Environment: From Gene to Ecosystem 20 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 8 Mueller Laboratory
Jesse Lasky, Columbia University
Geological Storage of CO2: Modeling Approaches for Large-Scale Simulation 12 January 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 106 McAllister Building
Jan Nordbotten, University of Bergen
Transfer Operators, Dolgopyat Operators, Expander Graphs, and Applications 12 January 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:35 PM 114 McAllister Building
Dale Winter, Brown University
Multifractal Analysis for Multiple Mixing, I 13 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM 216 McAllister Building
Joerg Schmeling, University of Lund
(to be announced) 15 January 2015 from 11:15 AM to 12:05 PM 106 McAllister Building
Jeffrey Paul Wheeler, University of Pittsburgh
Towards Magneto-Logic Gates in Graphene 08 January 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Hua Wen, Ohio State University
Colloquium: Our Current Understanding of Tornadic Storms 15 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory
Yvette P. Richardson, Penn State University
CAMP: Control and Exploitation of Cellular Variability in Homeostasis and Cancer 20 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Arjun Raj, University of Pennsylvania
A Novel Statistical Framework to Characterize Antigen-Specific T-Cell Functional Diversity in Single-Cell Expression Data 27 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 201 Thomas Building
Lynn Lin, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Bose-Einstein Condensate Axion Dark Matter 14 January 2015 from 03:45 PM to 04:45 PM 538 Davey Laboratory
Chanda Prescod-Weinstien, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Smithsonian Science: It's Not Just About Museums on the Mall 16 January 2015 from 12:15 PM to 01:10 PM 213 Buckhout Laboratory
Eva Pell, Penn State University
Evaluation of Epicoccum Nigrum Link and Polyethylene Glycol (PEG 8000) in the Control of Pseudogymnoascus Destructans (Blehert and Gargas) Minnis and Linder 09 February 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Barrie Overton, Lock Haven University
CANARY for Rapid Detection of Plant Pathogens 16 March 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Zhaowei Liu, USDA
CANCELED: Current Perspectives on Composting and Use of Manure and Compost in Production of Fresh Produce 23 March 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Patricia Millner, USDA-ARS
Bacterial Pathogenesis as a Probe of Disease and Basic Plant Mechanisms 30 March 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Sheng Yang He, Michigan State University
Cell Biology of Rice Blast Disease Caused by Magnaporthe oryzae 06 April 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Chang Hyun Khang, University of Georgia
What We've Learned While Fixing Flavor in the Tasteless Industrial Tomato: How and Why Does a Plant Make All Those Interesting Chemicals? 13 April 2015 from 12:10 PM to 01:05 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Harry Klee, University of Florida
Convergence of Fundamental and Applied Methodologies to Study Fungi Causing Postharvest Decay on Pome Fruit 13 April 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Wayne Jurick II, USDA-ARS
Occurrence of Grapevine Viruses in VA and the Mid-Atlantic Region and Management of Mealybugs, Vector Insects of Grapevine Leafroll Viruses 20 April 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Mizuho Nita, Virginia Tech
Study of Tropical Molecular Plant Pathology/Mycology and Plant-Pathogen Interaction 27 April 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Lydia Rivera-Vargas, University of Puerto Rico
Do Bacteria Have Sex? 04 May 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 213 Buckhout Laboratory
Rosie Redfield, University of British Columbia
CANCELED: Chemical Biology of Anti-Cancer Innate Immunity 20 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Lingyin Li, Harvard Medical School
A Novel Modification of Messenger RNA and Fungal Morphogenesis 26 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 108 Wartik Laboratory
Douglas A. Bernstein, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Abstract Structures in the Design and Analysis of Quantum Algorithms 14 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM 315 McAllister Building
William Zeng, Oxford University
Nonlinear Approximation Theory for the Homogeneous Boltzmann Equation 16 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM 315 McAllister Building
Binh Tran, Basque Center for Applied Mathematics, Spain
(title to be announced) 20 January 2015 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM 106 McAllister Building
Jorge Gómez Tejeda Zañudo, Penn State University
Multifractal Analysis for Multiple Mixing, II 20 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM 216 McAllister Building
Joerg Schmeling, University of Lund
Tensor Networks, Model Reduction, and Error Modeling 21 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM 315 McAllister Building
Jacob Biamonte, ISI Foundation
Colloquium: Vortex Crystals in Frustrated Mott Insulators 22 January 2015 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM 117 Osmond Laboratory
Cristian D. Batista, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Approximate Bayesian Computation for the Stellar Initial Mass Function 15 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 201 Thomas Building
Jesse Cisewski, Carnegie Mellon University
Methods for Quantifying Conflict Casualties in Syria 19 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 201 Thomas Building
Rebecca Steorts, Carnegie Mellon University
Measures of Complex Data 22 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 201 Thomas Building
Jingyi (Jessica) Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Small Game Hunting 22 January 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ian Lipkin, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Intellectual Property: An Unexpected Career Choice 23 January 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM 127 Noll Laboratory
Trisha Agrawal, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Landscape Paleothermometers: Mapping Pennsylvania's Pleistocene Landforms and Permafrost Boundaries with Lidar 20 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 22 Deike Building
Dorothy Merritts, Franklin & Marshall
Under Pressure and in Hot Water: Liquid Fuels from Algae 21 January 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory
Philip Savage, Penn State
Some Puzzles in Ice Nucleation: Supercooled Water, Surface Crystallization, and the Triple Lane 21 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Walker Building
Raymond Shaw, Michigan Technological University
Patagonian Fossil Floras: Keys to the Origins, Biogeography, Biodiversity, and Survival of the Gondwanan Rainforest Biome 23 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 112 Walker Building
Peter Wilf, Penn State
Viral Polymerase Mechanism-Based Strategies For Viral Attenuation And Vaccine Design 28 January 2015 from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM 301D Life Sciences Building
Cheri Lee, Penn State University
Microbial Growth Under Supercritical CO2: Enabling Technology for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and More Efficient Biocatalysis 27 January 2015 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 8 Mueller Laboratory
Janelle Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Homogenization and Anomalous Diffusion 15 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 04:20 PM 114 McAllister Building
Gautam Iyer, Carnegie Mellon
Separation and Reduction in Second-Order Arithmetic 20 January 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:45 PM 315 McAllister Building
David Belanger, Cornell University
Interpolation Problems in Algebraic Geometry 22 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 04:20 PM 114 McAllister Building
Jack Huizenga, University of Illinois at Chicago
A Simple Finite Element Method Simulating the Incompressible High Reynolds Number Flow and Boundary Layer Separation 23 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM 315 McAllister Building
Yunhua Xue, Nankai University
CAMP: Spin Orbit Interaction Induced Magnetic Dynamics 27 January 2015 from 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Luqiao Liu, IBM Watson Research Center
HEP: IceCube's Neutrino Excess in the Light of Multi-Wavelength Observations 28 January 2015 from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM 339 Davey Laboratory
Anna Franckowiak, Stanford University
Love, Sex, and Illegal Aliens 21 January 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Akhkesh Lakhtakia, Penn State University
Ethics Discussion: Design and Conduct of Experiments 28 January 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Clifford Lissenden, Penn State University
Integrated Standardization of BIM Information Exchanges 04 February 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Issa Ramaji, Penn State University
Ethics Discussion: Rambling Among Retractions 11 February 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Penn State University
Advances in 3D Microscopy: Using Photons and Electrons to Explore Plants, Microbes, and Their Interactions 16 February 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:30 PM 112 Buckhout Laboratory
Kirk Czymmek, Carl Zeiss Microscopy
Discerning Rare Disease Biomarkers by Micro- and Nanotechnologies 18 February 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Jeff Tza-Huei Wang, Johns Hopkins University
Understanding Einstein's Greatest Discovery 24 January 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building
John Norton, University of Pittsburgh
When Molecules and Materials Clash: Pathways to High-Efficiency Solution-Processed Solar Cells 29 April 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
John Asbury, Penn State University
Sculpting the Universe 31 January 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building
David Weinberg, Ohio State University
Numerical Techniques for the Study of Flow and Transport Problems in Brain 04 March 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Francesco Costanzo, Penn State University
The Warped Side of the Universe 07 February 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM HUB-Robeson Center Alumni Hall
Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Capturing the Birth Cries of Black Holes 14 February 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building
John Nousek, Penn State
Sensing and Control for Additive Manufacturing of Metal Components 18 March 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Edward W. Reutzel, Penn State University
Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Additive Manufacturing Processes 25 March 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Panagiotis Michaleris, Penn State University
Using General Relativity to Discover Planets 21 February 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building
Jason Wright, Penn State
Pushing Science Beyond Einstein 28 February 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 100 Thomas Building
Eugenio Bianchi, Penn State
Opportunities to Transform Space and Exploration with Participatory Science and In-Situ Resources 22 April 2015 from 03:35 PM to 04:25 PM 114 EES Building
Lois Pollack, Cornell University
Selenoprotein K as a Regulator of Protein Palmitoylation 11 February 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM W201 Millenium Science Complex
Peter Hoffmann, University of Hawaii
A Genomics Approach to Identifying Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence Factors 25 February 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM W201 Millenium Science Complex
Alan Hauser, Northwestern University
Nutritional Intervention for Prevention of Ovarian Cancer in a Natural Model: The Laying Hen 22 January 2015 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 324 Ag Sciences and Industries Building
Buck Hales, Southern Illinois University

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