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Lecture Series

X-STEM All Access Videos

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Offered by the USA Science and Engineering Festival, this STEM lecture series covers an extensive list of topics such as engineering in space, data science, robotics, and chemistry, to only name a few! Lecturers include distinguished scientists working at institutions at the forefront of their fields, including NASA, AstraZeneca, and more.

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: “Navigating the Politics of Healthcare Reform: A Survivor’s Guide”

February 23, 2023 12 PM - 1 PM

The Department of Medicine at Georgetown University is hosting a special Grand Rounds featuring Chris Jennings, who has over 30 years of experience in health policy advising at the White House, Congress, and the private sector. Additionally, Jennings has served as a senior health policy advisor to ten Presidential campaigns and helped implement various health reforms and programs. He is currently the founder and president of Jennings Policy Strategies Inc., a healthcare consulting firm that aims to provide quality and affordable health care for all. The presentation will take place virtually via Zoom and in-person at the Goldberg Auditorium, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital on February 23, 2023 from 12 PM - 1 PM. 

School of Medicine Rare Disease Day Panel

Monday, February 13

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. via zoom

A panel of researchers, patients, family members and physicians will come together to talk about rare disorders and diseases. Debra Regier, MD, PhD is the PI for the Rare Disease Scholars Program and a researcher and physician at Children’s National Hospital. Colonel Steven Coffee is the Co-Founder of Patients for Patient Safety US as well as part of the Georgetown University Hospital Patient Advisory Council for Quality and Safety. Click the link above to learn more about the panelists and to register for the event 

Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative Seminar Series: Patricia A. Ganz, MD

February 10, 2023 10 AM - 11:30 AM

This seminar is titled “Addressing the Psychosocial Needs of Cancer Survivors in 2023” and will be presented by Dr. Patricia A. Ganz. Dr. Ganz is a leading researcher in the assessment of the quality of life in cancer patients, with a particular focus on breast cancer. Her research focuses on cancer survivorship, quality of care for cancer patients, and other related topics. This seminar will provide attendees with a special opportunity to “Meet the Professor” through a Q&A session and discussion of specific research topics with Dr. Ganz. The event will be held on February 10, 2023 from 10 AM - 11:30 AM through Zoom. 

Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: “A Career in Global Health: From Rural Bangladesh to Fogarty”

February 9, 2023, 12 PM - 1 PM

Hosted by the Georgetown University Medical Center, this presentation will be given by Dr. Roger Glass, a GUMC Cura Personalis Award recipient and former director of the Fogarty International Center (NIH) and NIH Associate Director for International Research. Dr. Glass has conducted field studies across the world, including India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Mexico, Israel, Russia, Vietnam, China, and many other countries. In his presentation, Dr. Glass will discuss his international health career, specifically focusing on health policy and public health. This Grand Rounds will take place both virtually through Zoom and in person at the Goldberg Auditorium, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. 

Science at Cal Lecture Series

Recorded Lectures are attached via the link above.

Hosted by the University of California Berkeley, this lecture series covers a large range of STEM-related topics that cover emerging, innovative, and engaging topics. With a series of hosts- including Berkeley’s faculty, this is a series where every lecture will be informative and spark your curiosity.

“Molecular Epidemiology and Head and Neck Cancer: Integrating Data from a Large Clinical Cohort”

December 9, 12:00-1:00 in the New Research Building Auditorium or via zoom

The next Grand Rounds Lecture will be given by Laura Rozek, Ph.D., co-leader of the Cancer Prevention and Control program. Her research looks at finding ways to prevent and improve the survival of head, neck, and colorectal cancer. Click on the link above to learn more.

Georgetown Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative Seminar Series

December 9, 10-11:30 via zoom

The next lecture in the Lombardi Survivorship Research Initiative Seminar Series will be given by Clare Snyder, Ph.D., MHS, professor of medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and oncology, program director, Building Lifestyle, Outcomes, and Care Services Research in Cancer (BLOCS). Dr. Snyder focuses on improving the quality of life for patients with cancer and the relationship between primary care providers and cancer specialists. Click on the link above to learn more.

Georgetown Lombardi Visiting Professor and Grand Rounds Lecture Series Featuring Laura Rozek, PhD

December 9, 2022, 12 PM - 1 PM

This lecture will be presented by Laura Rozek (Ph.D.), a professor of Oncology at Georgetown University. Dr. Rozek researches the application of genomics and epigenomics as they relate to cancer etiology, particularly in lower-income countries where people experience disproportionate hazardous environmental exposures and a lack of access to healthcare. This lecture will be presented both in person at the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom from 12 PM - 1 PM on December 9, 2022.

Imageomics – A New Field of Science at the Crossroads of Biology and Machine Learning

December 7, 2022, 1 PM - 2 PM

In this webinar, Tanya Berger-Wolf, Director of the Translational Data Analytics Institute at the Ohio State University, will discuss Imageomics, a new science discipline at the intersection of machine learning and biology. This new scientific field aims to utilize the power of artificial intelligence to extract biological information directly from images. Dr. Berger-Wolf will introduce attendees to Imageomics, its challenges, as well as her own research in this emerging field. The webinar will take place online on December 7, 2022, from 1 PM - 2 PM and the link for registration can be found using the attached link. 

“Stretching Beyond Your Comfort Zone: How Different Lenses and Methods Can Improve Child Health Research”

December 5, 12:00-1:00 pm via zoom

Jenny Radesky, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan School of Medicine will give a lecture on how broadening our perspectives can improve research outcomes. Georgetown Collaborative for Research and Education to Advance Child Health (GC-REACH) is sponsoring this event. Find more using the link above.

Georgetown Lombardi Visiting Professor and Grand Rounds Lecture Series Featuring Lee Grimes, PhD

December 2, 2022, 12 PM - 1 PM

This lecture is titled “Discrete Hematopoietic Cell States and Marrow Failure Syndromes,” and will be presented by Lee Grimes (Ph.D.), a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Professor Grimes researches how normal hematopoiesis is programmed in humans, and how childhood diseases (like marrow failure and leukemia) can induce DNA changes in the mechanism of hematopoiesis. This lecture will be presented both in person at the New Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom from 12 PM - 1 PM on December 2, 2022.

Doctors Gave the Orders: 75 Years After the Nuremberg Medical Trial

December 1, 5:30-7:30 pm & December 2, 8:00-4:45 pm in the Research Building Auditorium and via Zoom *Registration required using the link above by 11/28

Experts from around the world studying law, ethics, and history will discuss the events leading to the Nuremberg Medical Trial and how it relates to current medical practices. Register using the link above by 11/28 to participate!

The Future of Exploration In The Greatest Age of Exploration

December 1, 2022, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

In this lecture, Professor Lee Berger (Ph.D., D.Sc.) will discuss some of the greatest discoveries regarding human origins over the last two decades of research in this field. Professor Berger will explain why he believes we are in the midst of the “greatest age of exploration,” and share some of the most important lessons he has learned during his search for human origins. Professor Berger is an award-winning researcher, explorer, author, and speaker - the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s first Prize for Research and Exploration, and many more. This lecture will be presented both in person at the Martin Luther King Library and via Zoom from 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM on December 1, 2022. 

The Neuroscience of stress and wellness series by Dr. Safia Debar 2022

November 7, 2022 3 PM EDT

Dr. Safia Debar has a particular interest in Stress Management and Neuroplasticity and is also the only doctor in the UK who runs the Harvard Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) course. This lecture series aims to demystify common issues and questions regarding stress and mental wellness. In this lecture, Dr. Debar will be talking about the neuroscience behind and techniques for getting a good night’s sleep. 

2022 Ramanathan Climate Conversation

November 17, 2022, 1 PM ET

The Ramanathan Climate Conversation will involve a conversation between Mariette DiChristina (Boston University) and Veerabhadran “Ram” Ramanathan (UC San Diego & Cornell University), focusing on climate resilience in South & East Asia. This webinar is particularly appealing, as it allows viewers to ask questions that will be made available to view on the page after the event. The talk will be held online on November 17, 2022, from 1 PM - 2 PM ET, and the link will be available after registration.

The Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce and Its Impact on Child Health and Well-Being: Webinar #4

November 9, 2022, 2 PM ET

This public webinar is hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and is part of the project “The Pediatric Subspecialty Workforce and Its Impact on Child Health and Well-Being.” This project aims to bring awareness to future pediatric clinician shortages and examine strategies to ensure future children receive adequate healthcare globally. This particular webinar will focus on subspecialty access, referral innovations, and financial innovations. The event will be held online on November 9, 2022, from 2 PM - 3:30 PM ET, and the link will be available after registration.

Translational Biomedical Science Workshop Scholar Presents Series

Thursday, November 10

The Translational Biomedical Science Workshop Movie Club will discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. TL1 Scholars Jalisa Nurse, Ph.D. Candidate and Branka Stanic, MD will be presenting for this meeting. Click the link above to learn more! 

“Improving Global Disease Surveillance While Protecting Privacy and Individual Rights”

Wednesday, November 9

The O’Neill Institute is on the second module in their colloquium series: What Would It Take: To Prepare For The Next Global Health Emergency. On November 9, the fourth class in this series will be a seminar talk on “Improving Global Disease Surveillance While Protecting Privacy and Individual Rights.” The seminar will feature Sharifah Sekalala from the University of Warwick, Spiros Dimolitsas, Ph.D., a Georgetown Research & Chief Technology Officer, and Seble Kassaye, MD, from the Georgetown School of Medicine. Learn more using the link above.

The Harrington STEM Lectures

Available to signup via Webex and the link above

Hosted by SUNY New Paltz, this lecture series covers prominent STEM topics such as Energy Storage: A Keystone for a Sustainable, Equitable Energy Future; What Do Bodies Think About? Bioelectricity and Basal Cognition During Morphogenesis; and The Mystery of Turbulence: A Mathematician’s Perspective. The series has distinguished professors come to speak from a multitude of different schools and fields, so this is a series you don’t want to miss!

Early Admissions Program (EAP) with GUSOM Information Session

November 9, 2022, 5 PM EST

This workshop will introduce first-year and sophomore undergraduate students to the Early Admissions Program (EAP) offered by the Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM). The information session will review the requirements, student expectations, timeline, and other general information regarding the EAP. Students can RSVP using the attached link. The event will be held on November 9, 2022 at 5 PM EST at Reiss 103. 

Center for Neuroengineering Distinguished Speakers Series Inaugural Lecture Neuroengineering: Challenging the Next Frontier with Gordon Cheng

November 2, 2022, 4 PM EST

This lecture is presented by Gordon Cheng (Ph.D.), who has worked in the field of humanoid robotics, neuroengineering, and artificial intelligence over the past 20 years. In this particular presentation, Dr. Cheng will talk about recent developments in neuroengineering, as well as the future directions within the field. The event will be given in person on the 3rd floor of Healy Hall in Riggs Library, from 4 PM - 5 PM. RSVP is available using the attached link. 

Georgetown Lombardi Lecture Series Featuring Beth Anne Jones, Ph.D., MPH - “Translating Cancer Disparities Research Into Community Impact”

October 28, 2022 12 PM EST

This lecture is presented by Beth Anne Jones (Ph.D., MPH), a research scientist in cancer epidemiology who specifically works on addressing racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer. Her multidisciplinary research attempts to evaluate and explain African American/White differences in cancer survival, screening mammography, and high-risk breast density patterns. The presentation will be given in person in the New Research Building Auditorium on October 28, 2022 from 12 PM - 1 PM EST, and there is also an option to attend via Zoom. More information regarding the lecture is available at the attached link. 

UCL Engineering Spring into STEM Virtual Lecture Series

Videos included on the linked site

Created by UCL Engineering, explore this virtual lecture series! With lectures from AI to Robotics to Healthcare to Sound and Vision, this series is a great way to expose yourselves to a multitude of STEM subjects. Use this series to learn about fuel cells or 2D materials or radiation physics in medicine. The learning is just one click away!

American University STEM Time Lecture Series

Wednesday Evenings

Check out this lecture series hosted by American University. Free to students, AU faculty and students will address many STEM-related issues. The next event in this series includes lecturer Sauleh Siddiqui, an environmental science professor who specializes in mathematical optimization and operations research applied to environmental systems.

Dean’s Seminar Series featuring Ebru Erbay, MD, PhD

November 10, 2022

The Office of the Dean for Research at GUMC offers a Dean Seminar Series at 4 pm ET on many Thursdays throughout the year. The next one will be held by Ebru, Ebay, MD, Ph.D. Dr. Ebru Erbay is the Principal Investigator at Altos Labs at the Bay Area Institute. She is currently researching a treatment for atherosclerosis that involves counteracting a hyperlipidemia-induced immunometabolite. Learn more about the event using the link above.

In The News: Winter is Coming: Europe, Energy, and Climate Change

November 7, 2022

The Center for Security Studies and the Mortara Center for International Studies will host the last “In the News” event of the fall semester on November 7. The event will cover the current energy crisis in Europe and will include speakers from Abe Newman, a Professor in the School of Foreign Service, and Dagomar Degroot, an Associate Professor of Environmental History at Georgetown. More information can be found using the link above. 

MDI Distinguished Lecture “The Unpredictability of Life Outcomes” by Dr. Matthew J. Salganik

October 26, 2022

The inaugural MDI Distinguished Lecture Series will be held on October 26 and is open to the public. The lecture will focus on “The Unpredictability of Life Outcomes” and will be presented by Dr. Matthew J. Salgankik a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Princeton University. Professor Salgankik will discuss the idea that experiences dictate outcomes and then explain how predicting these outcomes has limitations. Use the link above to learn more about the talk.

Registered Nursing Degree Information Session

Wednesday, April 13, 2022. 10:00 a.m. - Remote

Thursday, April 28, 2022. 1:00 p.m. - HLSB , Room 145B

Wednesday, May 11, 2022. 11:00 a.m. - Remote

Monday, May 23, 2022. 2:00 p.m.- HLSB, Room 100

Monday, June 6, 2022. 10: 00 a.m. - HLSB, Room 100

The program at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is offering information sessions on their Registered Nursing program in the form of virtual and in-person events. Their goal is to open the door for students interested in nursing and allow them to choose from the many specialties as a registered nurse. [email protected] will contact interested participants with the Microsoft Teams link to join the information session an hour before the session starts.

From Great Ideas to Global Impact: A Talk with Andrew Byrnes

Wed, May 4, 2022, 2:00–3:15 pm

The above is an event featuring the tech executive, attorney, and investor Andrew Byrnes, co-hosted by the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School, and Business for a Better World Center at the School of Business at George Mason University. Andrew Byrnes will discuss his path from developing his ideas to his current career and the ways in which we all can achieve our goals of impacting the world, including through legal issues and business imperatives. He currently serves as the Deputy General Counsel and Global Head of Public Affairs at Getaround, a global and digital car-sharing network, and is the Founder of Syncopation, a company exploring how music and performing arts promote successful entrepreneurship. Previously, he has served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, general counsel for Uber's global rideshare business, an executive at two venture-backed technology companies, and a partner in several major law firms. His decades-long career in the private and public sectors makes Byrnes qualified to offer insights and advice on leadership, team-building, engaging with policymakers, and navigating career and entrepreneurial challenges.

STEM Scholars Lecture Archive

Provided by the Center for Science & Math Success of the College Of Natural Sciences & Mathematics of Sacramento State, this ongoing lecture series covers a multitude of interesting topics and research projects surrounding the STEM field. Expounding upon topics such as Understanding the Grandeur of Spiral Galaxies, Taking the Ocean's Temperature, or Using Fruit Flies to Identify Autism Risk Factors, this lecture series provides curios STEM enthusiasts to explore a wide breadth of interesting topics.

Southern California Stem Cell Seminars Series

Every 2nd Thursday of each month

Hosted by the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, this lecture series brings accomplished individuals forward to discuss their research surrounding stem cells. Including such as  Kristin Baldwin, Ph.D. from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Thorold Theunissen, Ph.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine, this lecture series is a great opportunity to learn more about stem cell research, so make sure to check it out!

The Center for Philosophy of Science Annual Lecture Series (62nd Annual Lecture)

Friday afternoons, 3:30 pm

Hosted by the Center for Philosophy of Science- a program of the University of Pittsburgh- historians, philosophers, and scientists are invited to present original papers ranging from biological behavioral aspects and their effect on the allocation of gender roles to precision medicine. Lectures from previous years are linked on the page provided above as well. 

Past lecture series

Science in Health

Multiple dates available in December 2020, January, February and March 2021

The Science in Health Public Lecture Series are free events that attract a diverse audience including the public, secondary school pupils and professionals. The series aims to open up areas of concern in health care and present new research on health issues to the public.

Dean’s Seminar Series featuring Ed Schlesinger – “Engineering and Medicine; A Confluence”

Cosponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research

The relationship between medicine and engineering—between clinicians and engineers—is undergoing a transformation so radical that it now can be difficult to define precisely where engineering ends and medicine begins. Fueled by advances in data science and engineering’s innovations, this revolution is redefining what it means to practice medicine and the roles of physicians and patients. These changes are occurring at an ever-faster pace and I believe will be more disruptive to health care than many anticipate, forever altering the relationship between engineering and medicine, our institutional structures, and how and even where medicine is practiced. In this presentation, I will describe disruptive changes that already have occurred in other industries that should be regarded as a harbinger for the evolving future of medical practice. I will also explain why we must embrace this change and the opportunities it presents, so that we, in partnership, can shape and lead the future of our disciplines.


Application Writing Process: Writing About Leadership

March 17, 2021, 2 pm

The Undergraduate Research and Fellowship advisers at Columbia University talk about leadership and the points one should highlight as a leader in their essay and/or resume.

Dean’s Seminar Series featuring Bruce Tromberg, PhD – “Bioengineering for COVID-19: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) at Unprecedented Speed and Scale”

March 25, 2021

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D.

Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

National Institutes of Health

Tutorial on distributed optimization & distributed machine learning, and security and privacy in distributed optimization/learning

March 12, 19, 26, 2021

Tutorial on distributed optimization & distributed machine learning, and security and privacy in distributed optimization/learning by Nitin Vaidya, Department of Computer Science, Georgetown University (

Interested attendees should register at this link: preferably using an institutional email address for the registration.

Barbara McClintock Life Sciences Lecture Series

Multiple dates available in February, March and April 2021

The Barbara McClintock Life Sciences Lecture Series is among the most distinguished lecture series in the world. This lecture series brings together colleagues from the natural, physical, and computer sciences and engineering communities in a single forum. 

The Application Process: Personal Statement 

April 15, 2021, 4 pm

The Undergraduate Research and Fellowship advisers at Columbia University discuss the differences between research and personal statements and help brainstorm potential topics of focus.

Dean’s Seminar Series featuring E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD – “(Glucose Metabolism) a Common Soil Linking Diabetes Mellitus, Heart Failure and Cancer?”

May 6, 2021, 4-5 pm

Heart failure is a disease of aging that continues to have a poor prognosis. Diabetes Mellitus amplifies the risk of heart failure. Heart failure and diabetes are accompanied by impaired mitochondrial oxidative capacity in the heart. Moreover, heart failure and diabetes are insulin resistant states. An important consequence of these systemic and organ-specific metabolic changes is a mismatch between glucose uptake and its mitochondrial metabolism that leads to the accumulation of glycolytic intermediates that activate signaling pathways that contribute to ventricular remodeling. Many of these perturbations in glycolytic metabolism are also seen in cancer. Whereas activation of these pathways lead to cellular proliferation in cancer, in the heart they promote myocardial remodeling. Metabolic modulation may play an important role in ameliorating the progression of heart failure.

Clinical & Translational Research Grand Rounds: Modeling Exertional Exhaustion in Gulf War Illness (GWI) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

May 7, 2021, 12-1 pm

Dr. Baraniuk serves as Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University where, for over 20 years, his NIH (NIAID, NIEHS, NCRR, NINDS) and DOD supported research has focused primarily on careful phenotyping, mechanistic, biomarker, and therapeutic studies to improve the understanding and care of patients with complex, chronic, multi-symptom illnesses including Gulf War Illness and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. His research has leveraged his remarkable engagement with Veteran and Patient communities, cutting-edge and discipline-spanning molecular, analytical, neuroimaging, and informatics approaches, and complex clinical protocols that have depended on our expert clinical research unit staff. His work underscores the centrality of rigorous human subjects research to understand and improve patient care in complex clinical disorders. His talk will focus on exertional exhaustion, a defining, distressing, and debilitating characteristic of GWI and ME/CFS.

For more information, contact [email protected] or visit

CS Colloquium: Munmun De Choudhury (Georgia Institute of Technology)

May 7, 2021, 1-2 pm

Employing Social Media to Improve Mental Health: Harnessing the Potentials and Avoiding the Pitfalls

A popular form of web data — social media data — is being increasingly used to computationally learn about and infer the mental health states of individuals and populations. Despite being touted as a powerful means to shape interventions and impact mental health recovery, little do we understand about the theoretical, domain, and psychometric validity of this novel information source, or its underlying biases, when appropriated to augment conventionally gathered data, such as surveys and verbal self-reports. This talk presents a critical analytic perspective on the pitfalls of social media signals of mental health, especially when they are derived from “proxy” diagnostic indicators, often removed from the real-world context in which they are likely to be used. Then, to overcome these pitfalls, this talk presents results from two case studies, where computational algorithms to glean mental health insights from social media were developed in a context-sensitive and human-centered way, in collaboration with domain experts and stakeholders. The first of these case studies, a collaboration with a health provider, focuses on the individual perspective, and reveals the ability and implications of using social media data of consented schizophrenia patients to forecast relapse and support clinical decision-making. Scaling up to populations, in collaboration with a federal organization and towards influencing public health policy, the second case study seeks to forecast nationwide rates of suicide fatalities using social media signals, in conjunction with health services data. The talk concludes with discussions of the path forward, emphasizing the need for a collaborative, multi-disciplinary research agenda while realizing the potential of web data in health — one that incorporates methodological rigor, ethics, and accountability, all at once.

MDI Scholars Spring 2021 Showcase

May 10, 2021, 10 am

Come hear from Georgetown students working on a host of exciting research projects this term. From the 2020 elections to forced migration to partnership work with the World Bank and Pact, MDI Scholars are tackling some of the most pressing policy issues of our time. We’re excited to share their work with you at this event.

Please RSVP here to receive the Zoom link for our event

ANU College of Science STEM Guest Lecture Series

3 June-15 July, 2021, 4:30 pm

Including past webinars on Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, etc, this site includes lecture series describing the leading research work in many different fields of STEM. Some background from college-level courses is required to fully grasp and take advantage of these lectures. 

Dean’s Seminar Series featuring Paul Roepe, PhD – “The Biochemistry of Antimalarial Drug Resistance”

September 9, 2021, 4-5:30 pm (recorded)

This seminar will discuss the biochemical processes behind antimalarial drug resistance.  The presentation will start with addressing chloroquine probes. Then, information will be provided on the synthesis of fluorescent antimalarial drug probes. Then, the seminar will clarify the structure and function of malarial resistance proteins like PfCRT.

Inoculating Cities: Case Studies of Urban Pandemic Preparedness

Thursday, September 9, 2021, 8-9 am (recorded)

Cities and urban areas are especially at risk for infectious outbreaks due to their high density, socioeconomic inequalities, and other factors. Despite this, they offer models for resolving these issues and enhancing overall public health security Inoculating Cities: Case Studies of Urban Pandemic Preparedness is a volume, published in July 2021,  that represents a collection of case studies on models of urban pandemic preparedness and response. The discussion held this Thursday will feature a seminar and discussion with the editors and writers.

Dean's Seminar Series featuring Vilhelm Bohr, MD, PhD - "DNA damage and mitochondrial dysfunction in neurodegeneration and aging"

October 28, 2021, from 4-5 pm (zoom link:

It has been known that DNA repair defective diseases with severe neurodegeneration have mitochondrial dysfunction. Thus, the research done by Dr. Bohr cell lines, the worm (c.elegans), and mouse models and include the premature aging syndromes Xeroderma pigmentosum group A, Cockayne’s syndrome, Ataxia telangiectasia, and Werner syndrome. The goal of this research is to study the mechanisms and signaling surrounding mitochondrial health as well as neurodegeneration. The talk will then also discuss potential interventions that could be used in the future. 

Georgetown Lombardi Visiting Professor and Grand Rounds Lecture Series Featuring Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD

October 29, 2021, from 4-5 pm (zoom link:

Dr. Rathmell studies the pathways that influence lymphocyte differentiation in inflammatory diseases and cancer. His research also focuses on the mechanisms behind immunometabolism and their role in immune-related diseases. His talk will focus on these pathways and the regulation of cells within the immune system. The lecture will take place on October 29th, from 12-1 pm (virtually). 

Soft Matter Seminar: Gelation and Blocky Functionalization of Semi-Crystalline Polymers

November 10, 2021, from 11 am-12 pm in Arrupe Multipurpose Room

This event is hosted by the Institute for Soft Matter. It will describe SPS, a well-known gel-forming polymer. Emphasis will be placed on the gel’s interesting properties, such as its mechanical strength, how it is formed, and reactivity. There will also be a discussion on the utilization and identification of such gels.

Georgetown Lombardi Visiting Professor and Grand Rounds Lecture Series Featuring Caryn Lerman, PhD

November 12, 2021, from 12-1 pm (zoom link:

“Precision Therapy for Nicotine Dependence”. This event is part of a lecture series organized by the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. It will feature Dr. Caryn Lerman, who is the Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. She will speak about her research on cancer prevention. In particular, her work has sparked investigation into behavioral epidemiology of cancer genetic susceptibility tests and pharmacogenomic approaches to treating tobacco dependence.

Physics Colloquium: Supporting the integration of numerical computation in physics education (Prof. Danny Caballero, Michigan State University)

November 30, 2021, from 3:15-4:30 pm in Regents 109

Hosted by the Physics department, this colloquium will feature Professor Danny Caballero from Michigan State University. It will discuss computation and its integral role in modern research. However, most science curricula do not give adequate attention to this area. Thus, the major point of the discussion will focus on how computation should receive greater emphasis in science education.

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2 and the Pandemic- MIT Biology Lecture Series

September 8-December 8, 2021, Wednesday mornings, 9 am  

In this free online lecture series provided by MIT, prominent health officials and scientists such as Anthony Fauci delve into the logistics and science behind the current pandemic. From reviewing coronavirus biology to viral immunology, the online lecture series presents a way to learn more about the virus that currently plays a prominent role in many research efforts.

Biology/Omicron Friday Seminar Series - Fall 2021

Lectures are already posted on the website linked above

Hosted by the California State University-Chico, this lecture series covers many different interesting biological concepts. Touching upon bioinformatics, immunology, adaptation in fish, and more, this series includes many talented, distinguished professionals who share their insights on these topics. 

Colloquium: Using Magnetic Domain Walls for Cognitive Computing

February 1, 2022, 3:15-4:30 pm

This physics lecture will feature professor Jean Anne C. Incorvia from The University of Texas at Austin. The talk will address cognition and how magnetic materials can be used in this context. More specifically, the talk will feature results that support how magnetic devices can reflect neuron interactions that are key for learning. The event will be virtual (taking place over zoom on February 1st from 3:15 to 4:30 pm).

Grand Rounds Lecture Series Featuring Nina Kadan-Lottick, MD, MSPH

February 4, 2022, 12-1 pm

This lecture features Dr. Nina Kadan-Lottick, a professor of oncology and pediatrics at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The talk will focus on childhood cancer survivors across the lifespan. In particular, Dr. Kadan-Lottick will speak about two randomized control trials that consist of children, adolescents, and young adults who are childhood cancer survivors. The goal of the study is to enhance physical activity and maintain sufficient surveillance for late treatment complications. The event will take place virtually on February 4th from 12-1 pm.

Understanding the Grandeur of Spiral Galaxies

March 3, 2022, 6:00-7:00 pm

In this one lecture of a STEM lecture series hosted by Sacramento State, Assistant Professor Alexander Pettitt invites individuals to come to his talk surrounding the study of galaxies. Using computer simulations to study galaxies- as they can not fit underneath a microscope- Pettitt will reveal his current work on understanding spiral galaxies.

Arizona Science Lecture Series | 2022

March 3, 10, 17, 31, and April 7

Addressing minerals, earth, and civilization topics, the University of Arizona opens up this lecture series to the public, being the 17th annual College of Science Lecture Series. This lecture series emphasizes the important minerals that play in our everyday lives, and how the scientific field utilizes their different properties. The lecture series is hosted live at Centennial Hall and is live-streamed on YouTube for those who cannot attend in person.

Hugo Rossi Lecture Series

March 18, 2022

Check out this lecture series hosted by the University of Utah. The next event in this series includes lecturer Shirin Vossoughi, a Northwestern University professor specializing in learning sciences. Previous Hugo Rossi presentations from years prior are also linked on the website as well. 

Part one of a STEM lecture series hosted by Adelphi University’s interdisciplinary collaborative Manhattan institute

Fri, April 1, 2022, 4:00–5:30 pm

Hosted by Adelphi University, this STEM lecture series will cover a range of interdisciplinary subjects, including engineering concepts that will help the effort of cleaning up ocean water and beaches without disrupting sea life and natural fauna. The series can be attended in person, or virtually. One must sign up via Eventbrite to choose the latter.