• STEM Research Seminar Series for Undergraduates

STEM Seminar Series for Undergraduates

The Office of Undergraduate Research and the McNair Scholars Program have joined forces to organize a lunchtime STEM research seminar series for the 2013-14 academic year. We are pleased to announce our lineup of speakers for the fall semester:

Friday, October 4, 2013
PCSB 139, 11:45am-1pm
EGFR Signaling Stimulates Anabolic Changes in Articular Cartilage
J.B. Shepard
6th year PhD student
Skeletal, Craniofacial, and Oral Biology  / Dealy Research Group, UConn Health Center

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
KNS 202, 11:45am-1pm
(Part A) Olefin cross-metathesis of α-alkylidene lactones for the rapid assembly of β-lactones as inhibitors of the Fatty Acid Synthase (FAS): lessons from nocardiolactone
(Part B) Synthesis of sulfatides and examination of their roles in the NKT cells activation in immunomodulation
Kaddy Camara
5th year PhD student
Chemistry / Howell Research Group, UConn-Storrs

Monday, December 2, 2013
PCSB 139, 11:45am-1pm
Development of Vitamin D3 Analogues as Selective Hedgehog Signaling Inhibitors
Albert DeBerardinis, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral Fellow
Pharmaceutical Sciences / Hadden Research Group, UConn-Storrs

This is a brown bag style seminar series. Light refreshments will be served.

The series is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and is designed especially for students conducting (or interested in conducting) undergraduate STEM research.

Caroline McGuire, Ph.D.
Interim Director
Office of Undergraduate Research
Renée Gilberti, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
McNair Scholars Program