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Biomedical Sciences Program Seminars

Monthly "Research in Progress" Seminars



Fall 2021  Noon-1 PM via Zoom


The Biomedical Sciences Program-wide Seminar Series continuing into second year focuses on ongoing research at UNF and the Mayo Clinic laboratories. The goal of this series is to bring Biomedical Sciences research-oriented faculty/students together to learn about the state-of-the-art research. The series aim to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations, publications and grant applications across the two institutions. The series is open to all.


September 9, 2021: Dr. Mona Nasseri, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, College of Computing, Engineering & Construction, UNF

Title: Seizure prediction and detection with wrist-worn non-invasive device using deep learning

Research Interests: Physiological Sensors and wearable devices; Machine-based learning and signal processing methods; Seizure forecasting and detection. 



October 7, 2021: Dr. Thomas Caulfield, Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic

Title: Attacking SARS-CoV-2 Progression using Small Molecules 

Research Interests: Deep Learning/Machine Learning, De Novo drug design, Molecular modeling, Simulations, Conformational biasing algorithms, Adaptive informatics for database driven personalized medicine.



November 18, 2021: Dr. Marka van Blitterswijk, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic

Title: Transcriptomic signatures of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and related disorders due to an expanded C9orf72 repeat 

Research Interests: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), genomics, bioinformatics, long-read sequencing, single-cell RNA sequencing, brain organoids.



December 9, 2021: Dr. Ying Wang, M.D., Ph.D,  Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Mayo Clinic

Title: Multifaceted roles of neuroplin-1 in cardiovascular diseases 

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of vascular remodeling and heart failure, High-throughput screening of novel anti-inflammatory compounds, cell membrane coreceptor in endothelial cell inflammatory response. 



Organizer: Dr. Ramaswamy Narayanan