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Seminars included on this schedule are in these three series:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars, Engineering Seminars, and Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars.
A poster of this schedule is available (PDF format).

Fall Semester 2012 Michigan State University
Seminars begin at 11:30 a.m. Fridays,  with refreshments served at 11:15 a.m.
Seminars are in Room 1400 Biomedical & Physical Sciences Building (unless noted otherwise)

Friday, September 7 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Yukiko Yamashita , Center for Stem Cell Biology, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan
  Asymmetric Stem Cell Division in Drosophila
Friday, September 14 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Paul Corkum , JASLAB, University of Ottawa and National Research Council of Canada
  Catching Electrons with Light
Friday, September 21 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Richard Scheuermann , J. Craig Venter Institute, San Diego, California
  Comparative Genomics Analysis to Determine the Origin of Pandemic Influenza Viruses
Friday, September 28 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  David Luzzi , Northeastern University
  Nanotechnology: From Research Lab to Commercialization
Friday, October 5 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Stephen Hsu , Michigan State University Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies
  Genetic Architecture of Intelligence [PDF file of talk slides]
Friday, October 12
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Heather Allen , Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University
  Ion, Lipids, and Water Organization at Air-Aqueous Interfaces: From Atmospheric Chemistry of Aerosols to Biophysics of Lung Surfactant
Friday, October 19 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Jacob Schaefer , Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis
  Carbon Partitioning in Soybean Leaves by Combined 11CO2 and 13CO2 Labeling
Friday, October 26 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Paul Schumacker , Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Cell & Molecular Biology, Northwestern University
  Mitochondrial Oxidant Stress/Signaling: Detection, Modification and Consequences in Health and Disease
Friday, November 2 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Chris Lee , Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of California, Los Angeles
  Turning the Scientific Method into Math: Information Metrics for Experiment Proposal and Optimization
Friday, November 9 Engineering Seminar
  Jonathan Dordick , Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  High-Throughput 3D Cell Culture for Drug Discovery and Human Toxicology
Friday, November 16 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  David Case , BioMaPS Institute and Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
  Bridging the Divide: All Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Biomolecular Crystals
Friday, November 30 Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminar
  Gerry Wright , Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, McMaster University
  Resisting Resistance: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance with Small Molecules
Friday, December 7 Interdisciplinary Physics Seminar
  Kenneth Suslick , Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Inside a Collapsing Bubble: Sonochemistry and Sonoluminescence

Seminar Organizers:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Ruby Ghosh, Physics & Astronomy ghosh@pa.msu.edu
Engineering Seminars:
Christina Chan, Chemical Engineering & Material Science krischan@egr.msu.edu
Tim Whitehead, Chemical Engineering & Material Science taw@msu.edu
Richard Lunt, Chemical Engineering & Material Science rlunt@msu.edu
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars:
C. Titus Brown, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease ctb@msu.edu
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease arnosti@msu.edu

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