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MSP Seminar Series

School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine. 
Minority Science Programs (MSP) Theory and Research Seminar (Bio Sci 197) 
Fall 2017 | 4201 Natural Sciences II Thursdays 5:00- 6:20 PM
Instructors: Dr. Francisco J. Ayala and Dr. Luis Mota-Bravo
05-October From Natural Theology to Natural Selection
Read Chapters 6 and 11 in “Evolution, Explanation, Ethics & Aesthetics”
Francisco J. Ayala, Ph.D.
University Professor and Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
12-October Discussion: From Natural Theology to Natural Selection
Read Chapters 6 and 11 in “Evolution, Explanation, Ethics & Aesthetics”
Francisco J. Ayala, Ph.D.
University Professor and Bren Professor of Biological Sciences
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UC Irvine
19-October Making Proteins Dance and Sing
Gregory A. Weiss, Ph.D.
Professor
Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
26-October Dr. Geeta Narlikar, Ph.D.
Visiting Faculty from the University of California, San Francisco
02-November ABRCMS Conference. No MSP Seminar.
9-November Modulation of immunity by age, nutrition and microbial exposure
Ilhem Messaoudi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
16-November From the blood to the brain: parasites, innate immunity, and pathogenesis
Melissa Lodoen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
23-November Thanksgiving Holiday. No MSP Seminar.
30-November Body-on-a-chip: The future of drug discovery?
Christopher C.W. Hughes, Ph.D.
Professor & Francisco J. Ayala Chair, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, UC Irvine
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UC Irvine
Director, Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, UC Irvine
07-December Wired for sound: neural circuit assembly in the auditory system
Karina S. Cramer, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, UC Irvine
Director, Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, UC Irvine