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Biomedical Sciences Program Seminars

Monthly "Research in Progress" Seminars



Zoom Forum: Meeting ID will be available one week prior to the seminar date.

 Fall 2020 (Second Fridays of each month), Noon-1 PM.


The monthly Biomedical Sciences Program-wide Seminar Series will focus on ongoing research across 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.


September 11, 2020: Dr. Amy L. Lane, Associate Professor & Director for Advancement of Women in Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts & Sciences, UNF. 

Title: Unleashing the biochemical and biomedical potential of marine bacteria. 

Research Interests: Drug discovery, marine natural product, biosynthesis, marine microbiology, chemical ecology, metabolomics


October 9, 2020: Dr. Judith Ochrietor, Associate Professor & Assistant Chair, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, UNF. 

Title: The role of Basigin in metabolic gene expression during the inflammatory response of monocytes 

Research Interests: Cellular metabolism, Neural retina, innate immunity, molecular biology, biochemistry


November 13, 2020: Dr. Jason T.  Haraldsen, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, College of Arts & Sciences, UNF. 

Title: Theoretical investigations into DNA sequencing using atomistic 2D materials 

Research Interests: Density Functional Theory, Atomistic and Quantum Modeling, Correlation Dynamics, Biotechnology, DNA translocation, Medical Theory and Mechanism 


December 11, 2020: Dr. Santanu Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic & Research Faculty, Department of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences, UNF. 

Title: Biomechanics of cell membrane using atomic force microscope. 

Research Interests: Targeted drug delivery, Pancreatic cancer, Nanomedicine, Biosensor, Biomechanics, Extracellular vesicles