CPP-UCR Master's Bridges to PhD (B2D) Program

Previous Seminars

Spring 2022

Summer Blanco (Former RISE student)
First-year Ph.D. student in the Plant Biology department at the University of Georgia, Athens
Presentation Title: Flower, Bud & Thorn: Reflections on pursuing a PhD in Plant Biology in the middle of a pandemic
Date: March 18th, 2022 IN-PERSON

Meera G. Nair, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine Block 6 Co-director
Associate Editor, PLoS Pathogens
Chair, IACUC
University of California Riverside
Presentation Title: Immunoregulatory mechanisms in parasitic helminth infection
Date: March 11th, 2022 IN-PERSON

Huinan Liu, PhD
Professor of Bioengineering 
University of California Riverside
Presentation Title: Engineering Bioresorbable Materials and Nanostructures for Repairing Tissue and Fighting Infection
Date: February 25th, 2022 IN-PERSON

Monica J. Carson, PhD
S. Sue Johnson Presidential Endowed Chair
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions
University of California Riverside, School of Medicine
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuroinflammation
Presentation Title: Healthy brain aging or age-associated dementia: The role of genetics, life exposures and chronic inflammation.
Date: February 11, 2022 

Fall 2021

Nicholas Dipatrizio PhD
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences  
University of California Riverside School of Medicine
Presentation Title:  Endocannabinoids and the Gut-Brain Axis
Date: October 22, 2021

Maurizio Pellecchia, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Daniel Hays Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Director, Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine (molmed.ucr.edu)
UCR School of Medicine
Presentation Title: Targeting pharmacologically viable protein-protein interactions via combinatorial library screening (HTS by NMR) and Lys covalent agents

Emma Wilson, PhD
Associate Dean of Graduate Division
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of California Riverside
Presentation Title: The neuroimmune niche of parasites in your brain