Seminar Series

College of Veterinary Medicine Research Seminar 
Spring 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.

January 21 

Dr. Jason Lombard - "An overview of the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) and preliminary results from the NAHMS Dairy 2014 study"
Dairy Specialist/Veterinary Epidemiologist
National Animal Health Monitoring System
Fort Collins, CO

Population Systems Invited Speaker 
Host: Dr. Riki Sorge 

January 28 

Dr. KeumSoon Im - “Interactions Between CXCR4 and CXCL12 Promote Cell Migration and Invasion in Canine Hemangiosarcoma”
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 
University of Minnesota 
Postdoctoral Program

Dr. Bjoern Meyer - "Approaches to tackle Arenavirus infections"
Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences 
University of Minnesota 
Postdoctoral Program


February 4

Dr. Edgar Arriaga - “Multifaceted Analysis of Autophagy: individual organelles, proteomics and mass cytometry”
Dept. of Chemistry & Biomedical Engineering
College of Biological Sciences
University of Minnesota

EZD Invited Speaker
Host: Dr. Pam Skinner 

February 11

Dr. Thomas E. "Tem" Morrison - “Arthritogenic Alphaviruses: Mechanisms of Virus Clearance and Persistence”
Department of Immunology & Microbiology
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

VBS Invited Speaker 
Host: Dr. Hinh Ly 

February 25 

Dr. Pam Skinner  - "CTL and the follicular reservoir of HIV" 
Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences 
University of Minnesota

VMED Graduate Program Invited Speaker 

March 4

Dr. Kimberly Vanderwaal - "Linking social and pathogen transmission networks using microbial genetics in wild giraffe" 
Department of Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota
Postdoctoral Program

Dr. Yawu Jing - "Disrupting CD16 shedding to augment the antitumor response of leukocytes"
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences 
University of Minnesota
Postdoctoral Program 

March 11 

Dr. Robert Cattaneo - "New Viruses for Cancer Therapy: The Measles Paradigm"
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

CMB Graduate Student Invited Speaker
Hosted by: CMB Graduate Student

April 1

Dr. Jamie Van Etten - TBA
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota
Postdoctoral Program

Dr. Hiro Tomiyasu - TBA
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
University of Minnesota
Postdoctoral Program 

April 8 

Dr. Dori Borjesson - "Fulfilling the promise of stem cell therapy using naturally-occuring large animal models of disease" 
Professor, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
University of California – Davis
Davis, California

VCS Invited Speaker
Host: Dr. Jennifer Granick 

April 22

Dr. Anuradha Ray - TBA
Professor, Dept. of Medicine/Pulmonary
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

CM Invited Speaker

Host: Dr. Mathur Kannan

April 29 

Dr. Cyprianna Swiderski - "Pasture heaves: evidence for a spontaneous model of severe asthma" 
Equine Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS

Equine Center Invited Speaker
Host: Dr. Stephanie Valberg 

May 6

Dr. Rami Dalloul - TBA
Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

VBS Invited Speaker
Hosted by: Dr. Kent Reed 




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