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Spring Semester 2017 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).
Select seminar date to see schedule for meeting with the seminar speaker
(available for select seminars only – contact organizers for more info).

Friday, January 13  
  Mark Reimers, Neuroscience Program, Michigan State University
  The BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies®) Initiative: Big Data Comes to Neuroscience
Friday, January 20 Cancelled due to illness  
  James Bardwell, Departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan
  Watching a Chaperone Fold a Protein at High Resolution
Friday, January 27  
  Mason Porter, Department of Mathematics, UCLA
  Collective Behavior in Online Social Networks, Politicians, and Cows
Friday, February 3  
  Jennifer Marsman, Developer, Microsoft
  Intro to Machine Learning: Predict Who Survives the Titanic
Friday, February 10  
  Jiali Gao, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Minnesota and Jilin University, Changchun, China
  Control of Water by Protein Functional Dynamics in Two Photoreceptors
Friday, February 17  
  Ursula Whitcher, Math Reviews, American Mathematical Society and Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  Mirror, Mirror: String Theory and Pairs of Polyhedra
Friday, February 24  
  Paul Jardine, Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
  Bacteriophage DNA Packaging as a Model for Ring Motors and Polymer Dynamics
Friday, March 3  
  John Stiller, Department of Biology, Eastern Carolina University
  RNA Polymerase and the Evolution of Eukaryotes: Comparative Genomics Shakes the Tree-of-Life
Friday, March 17  
  Marilyn Gunner, Physics Department, City College of New York
  Electron Transfer & Proton Transfer Reactions
Friday, March 24  
  Karen Davies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  Electron Cryo-Tomography of Mitochondria: The Role of ATP Synthase in Shaping Cristae
Friday, March 31  
  James Noonan, Department of Genetics, Yale University
  Genetic Models of Human Evolution
Friday, April 7  
  Wenying Shou, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Washington
  The Survival of the Most Cooperative: Insights from Biological and Mathematical Systems
Friday, April 14  
  Michael Chabinyc, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
  Energy Conversion with Organic Semiconductors
Friday, April 21  
  Rongling Wu, Department of Public Health Sciences and Director of Center for Statistical Genetics, Pennsylvania State University
  Statistical Genetics and Genomics
Friday, April 28  
  Sunduz Keles, Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics and Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Statistical Analysis of Global Gene Expression Information

Seminar Organizers:
Interdisciplinary Physics Seminars:
Carlo Piermarocchi, Physics & Astronomy carlo@pa.msu.edu
Engineering Seminars:
Richard Lunt, Chemical Engineering & Material Science rlunt@egr.msu.edu
Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease Seminars:
George Mias, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease gmias@msu.edu
David Arnosti, Quantitative Biology / Gene Expression in Development & Disease arnosti@msu.edu

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