Ph.D. students in the MCIP program participate in monthly research seminars where students present their ongoing work to MCIP faculty, students and other friends and colleagues. The seminars provide a forum at which students can hone their presentation skills, receive feedback and constructive suggestions, and identify shared scientific interests with their colleagues in the MCIP program.

Lunch is provided! Please join us! 

All seminars are held at noon in the Terasaki Life Sciences Building, Room 1100.


August 12, 2014
Jun Deng (H. Sun lab)
"Identification of Tropic Factors That Protect the Light Sensors in Vision"

September 9, 2014
Jonathan Hoffman (J. Weiss lab)
"Arrhythmias, Sudden Death, and Hemodynamics in the Mouse Hybrid Diversity Panel"

Fall Quarter 2014

October 14, 2014
Liz Fraley (White lab)
"Nexus between Genetics and Vocal Communication Using a Cross-species Approach"

November 4 2014
Lingxuan Chen (Mody lab)
"Buoyancy as a Confounding Factor in the Mouse Forced Swimming (Porsolt) Test"

December 9, 2014
Marlin Touma (Wang lab)
"Novel Chamber-Specific Signals in Neonatal Heart Maturation and Disease"

Winter Quarter 2015

January 13, 2015
Danny El-Nachef (Maclellan lab)
"Histone Methylation Regulation of Cardiac Growth"

February 10, 2015
Griselda Metta Yvone (Phelps lab)
"Disabled-1 Expression Identifies Multiple Mispositioned Dorsal Horn Neurons Involved in Nociceptive Circuit"

March 10, 2015
Laura Kammel (Voskuhl lab)
"Menopause and the Brain: Mechanisms of Cognitive Impairment Following Estrogen Deficiency"

Spring Quarter 2015

April 14, 2015
Guo Cheng (H. Sun lab)
"The Cell-Surface Receptors of a Factor with Broad Therapeutic Value Define a New Type of Transmembrane Receptors "

May 12, 2015
Ala Morshedian (Fain lab)
"Electrophysiological Characterization of Photoreceptors in Agnathans"

June 9, 2015
Seminar cancelled

Summer 2015

July 14, 2015
Deborah Stefanova (Ganz/Nemeth labs)
"The Role of Iron Metabolism and Hepcidin in Infection"

August 11, 2015

September 8, 2015
James Engel (Arhehali lab)
"Reprogramming of fibroblasts to cardiac lineage using modified RNA"