Seminar Series

College of Veterinary Medicine Research Seminar 
Fall 2015 Schedule

3:00 p.m.
125 Animal Science/Veterinary Medicine Building
1988 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul campus

All are invited, Refreshments Available.

When permissible all seminars are recorded.  View past lectures.


Fore more information, contact Jessica via e-mail ( or by calling 612-624-3002.

September 9

Dr. Lauren Trepanier - "Studies on Drug Allergy: Dogs to Monkeys to Man" 
Director, Clinical Scientist Training Programs
Director, Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency training program 
Department of Medical Sciences 
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Comparative Medicine Signature Program Invited Speaker 
Host: Dr. David R. Brown 

September 16 

Dr. Shan-Lu Liu - "The Ins and Outs of Virus-Host Interactions: Studies on HIV and Ebola Virus" 
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
School of Medicine
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 

Emerging and Zoonotic Diseases Signature Program
Host: Dr. Yuying Liang


September 23 

Dr. Linda Saif- "Gut Reactions to human rotavirus: Probiotics immunomodulate diarrhea and vaccine efficacy in a germfree neonatal piglet model"
Distinguished University Professor
Food Animal Health Research Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University
Wooster, OH 

Swine Center Invited Speaker
Host: Drs. Montse Torremorell and Doug Marthaler 

October 7 - Points of Pride Research Day*

Dr. James Lokensgard - "Neuroimmune Responses to Viral Brain Infections" 
Department of Medicine
Medical School
University of Minnesota 
Minneapolis, MN 

*This seminar will be held at 3:00 pm in room 215 in The Pomeroy Building as part of the Points of Pride Research Day event. 


October 14

Dr. Ioana Boeras - "RNA Structure and Host Components Regulate HIV Replication"
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota

Postdoctoral Program 

Dr. Damani Bryant - "Low Dose Aspirin as a Prophylactic Against the Progression of Scrapie in Mice" 
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 
University of Minnesota
Dr. Bonnie Youmans - "Identification of potential probiotic species for growth promotion in turkey flocks"
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences 
University of Minnesota 
Introduction by: Dr. Tim Johnson 

Postdoctoral Program 

November 4

Dr. Fang Li - "Animal Origins and Cross-Species Transmissions of SARS and MERS Coronaviruses" 
Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine
University of Minnesota 

VMED Graduate Student Invited Speaker
Hosted by: VMED Graduate Students

November 11 

Dr. Laura Janke - "Steroid-Induced Osteonecrosis: Development of a Mouse Model and Elucidation of a Pathogenesis" 
Department of Pathology
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 
Memphis, TN

CMB Graduate Student Invited Speaker
Hosted by: CMB Graduate Students

December 2 

Dr. Colleen Webb  - "Livestock Movement and Transboundary Disease Spread Modeling at the U.S. National Scale: Improving Prediction and Control" 
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
College of Natural Sciences 
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 

Veterinary Population Medicine invited speaker 
Host: Dr. Meggan Craft 

December 9 - Note: This seminar will be held in room 135 AnSci/VetMed instead of room 125. 

Dr. Lovell (Tu) Jarvis - "Economic Analysis of Animal Health Management" 
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies 
University of California, Davis
Davis, California  

Population Systems Signature Program Invited Speaker 

Host: Dr. Andres Perez 

December 16

Dr. Xiaona Ge ,"Galectin 1: Role in regulation of eosinophilia and allergic inflammation"

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
Introduction by: Dr. Srirama Rao   

Dr. Vikram Verma, TBA 
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota 
Introduction by: Dr. Hinh Ly 

Postdoctoral Program 




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