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Effective September 1, 2021, the Department of Biology has been reorganized into three new departments.
Please go to our new websites for the most current information.


Cell and Molecular Biology Seminars


Fall 2021 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will be held at 12:00 noon in BSB 3.03.02 (Loeffler Room)
(the international seminars held virtually will be streamed in BSB 3.03.02)


August 30, 2021

Spermatogonial Stem Cells – What They Do and How They Work

Dr. Brian Hermann, UTSA

Department Host: Dr. Brian Hermann

September 13, 2021

Using Brain Organoids to Identify Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulators of Brain Size

Dr. Madeline Lancaster, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Department Host: Dr. Jenny Hsieh

September 20, 2021

Understanding Astrocyte Mediated Neurotoxicity in Progression of ALS

Zack Jordan, CMB PhD Student, UTSA

Department Host: Drs. Jenny Hsieh and John McCarrey

September 27, 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Perspectives from the Frontline

Dr. Luke Daum, Longhorn Vaccines and Diagnostics, LLC

Department Host: Dr. James Chambers

October 4, 2021

Environmentally-Responsive Nanomaterials for Applications in Biosensing and Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Marissa Wechsler, UTSA

Department Host: Dr. Brian Hermann

October 11, 2021

Neuronal Underpinnings of Oral Mechanosensation

Dr. Yalda Moayedi-Esfahani, Columbia University

Department Host: Dr. Lindsey MacPherson

October 18, 2021

ADADs as Regulators of Meiotic and Post-Meiotic Germ Cell Translation

Dr. Elizabeth Snyder, Rutgers University

Department Host: Dr. Brian Hermann

October 25, 2021

Non-Human Primate Organoids as a Model for Studying Fetal Testicular Niche Development

Dr. Enrique Sosa, University of California, Los Angeles

Department Host: Dr. John McCarrey

November 1, 2021

(Epi)genomic Pathways to Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disease

Dr. Jon Mill, University of Exeter, UK

Department Host: Dr. Melanie Carless

November 8, 2021

Adult Neurogenesis as a Regenerative Strategy in Accelerated Neurodegeneration

Dr. Mi-Hyeon Jang, Rutgers University

Department Host: Dr. Hyoung-gon Lee

November 15, 2021

Do Spermatogonial Stem Cells Arise from a Subpopulation of Male Germ Cells during Mouse Testis Development?

Lorena Roa, CMB PhD Student, UTSA

Department Host: Dr. Brian Hermann

November 22, 2021

Evaluating the Efficacy of CLEC-2 and GPVI Receptors in Stored Platelets as Indicators of Platelet Viability for Vascular Maintenance

Jacqueline Messenger, CMB PhD Student, UTSA

Department Host: Dr. Andre Cap (USAISR)

November 29, 2021

Identifying Reprogramming Barriers to Totipotency

Ching Hsun "Eric" Cheng, CMB PhD Student, UTSA

Department Host: Dr. Gary Gaufo


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