Guest Lecturer Schedule 

All Seminars Take Place at Noon in Room 1212C of the School of Veterinary Medicine.

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Date Speaker Presentation Title SVM Contact
January 10, 2019

Jerrold M. Ward, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Veterinary Pathologist

Global Vet Pathology

Montgomery Village, MD

Are lab animals relevant for studying human diseases?

Dr. Langohr
January 24, 2019

Tianquan (James) Jin, PhD

Vice President


Wakefield, MA

CRISPR /Cas9 based extreme genome editing (EGE)
technology and its application

Dr. Huang


February 7, 2019

Tim Driscoll, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

Escape velocity: Notable exceptions to reductive
genome evolution in Rickettsia

Dr. Macaluso
February 21, 2019

Le Cong, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology and Department of Genetics

Stanford University School of Medicine

Stanford, CA

Integrating genome engineering and single-cell analysis for probing cancer

Dr. Huang
March 7, 2019

Jacqueline M. Stephens, PhD

Professor, LSU Biological Sciences

Claude B. Pennington, Jr. Endowed Chair in Biomedical Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Baton Rouge, LA

Emerging roles of the JAK-STAT signaling pathway in ft cells: insights into metabolic disease states

Dr. Macaluso
March 21, 2019

Jason Rasgon, PhD


Department of Entomology

Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA



Dr. Christofferson

April 4, 2019

Kathryn Hanley, PhD

Regents Professor

Department of Biology

New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM


Dr. Christofferson
May 2, 2019

Shou-Jiang Gao, PhD

Professor, Department of Microbiology and

Molecular Genetics

Director, Cancer Virology Program

University of Pittsburgh

Metabolism and metabolic sensors in KSHV-induced cellular transformation and

Dr. Huang