November Books & Bagels 11/21

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Friday, November 21, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Boris Dyatkin
PhD Candidate, Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
“Threading the Needle: Finding Common Themes in Energy Materials Research”

Dr. Mohit Sehgal
Recent PhD Graduate, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
“MicroRNAs: Small engine, Big Power”

Moderated by Dr. Teck-Kah Lim, Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor of Physics

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Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research 9/26

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Friday, September 26, 2014
12-1PM
The ExCITe Center of Drexel University
3401 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Laura Ashley Oxenfeld
MS Student, Science, Technology & Society
College of Arts & Sciences
“How Sharing Tools and Technology Builds Networks of Knowledge”

Nora Madison
PhD Candidate, Communication, Culture & Media College of Arts & Sciences
“(In)Visible: Technologies of Bisexual Identity Online”

Moderated by Dr. Kelly Joyce, Professor, History & Politics, College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Center for Science, Technology & Society

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Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research 8/27

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Cem Sahin & Mitchell D’Rozario
PhD Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering & PhD Candidate, Biological Sciences
College of Engineering & College of Arts and Sciences
“Of Flies, Mice and Humans: A Bioinformatic Approach”

Cem is a PhD student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He earned his undergraduate degree as a Computer Engineer at Drexel. He then joined the Drexel Wireless Systems Lab to continue his academic career as a graduate student. His research interests include wireless network security, embedded design, multimedia streaming, and engineering education. He is honored to be able to contribute to Mitch’s research.

Mitch is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology. Before he came to Drexel, Mitch did his undergraduate work at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He is interested in the role of a protein Daughterless in differentiated neurons and how this function is conserved in flies and mice. He recently began collaborating with Cem. Today they will talk about their work with bioinformatics, an interdisciplinary scientific field that develops methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data. A major activity in bioinformatics is to develop software tools to generate useful biological knowledge.

Abstract: Our understanding of gene expression has changed dramatically over the past decade through technological improvements. High-throughput experiments generate large amount of genome-wide gene expression data that are curated in public archives. Reuse of public data can be very powerful, but there are obstacles in analyzing across different species. In our initial attempt, we have generated a tractable list of conserved targets of a transcription factor Da (and it’s homologue TCF4) in differentiated neurons in flies and human cell lines. We have further validated Da/TCF4 function in flies, mice and humans. These results suggest that TCF4 has a function in differentiated neurons across evolution.

Hossein Rastgoftar
PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
College of Engineering
“Evolution of Multi Agent System as Continua”

Hossein is a PhD candidate in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is currently finising his degree and looking for a postdoctoral position in the field of Dynamics and Control. Hossein has developed a new methodology for formation control in multi agent system based on principles of continuum mechanics. He is proud to have done most of his research with his former advisor, Dr. Sudhada Jayasuriya who passed away last month.

Abstract: The key idea of this research comes from the hypothesis that natural biological swarms do not perform peer-to-peer communication to sustain their group behavior as a collective. The group evolution is more likely based on what each individual agent perceives of its nearby agents behavior to control its own motion. However, most if not all of the work available on biologically inspired engineered swarms rely on inter-agent or peer-to-peer communication to shape group behavior such as formation keeping and formation reconfiguration. In this work, we have been able to develop a novel communication protocol for propagating an original motion strategy based on the so called Homogeneous maps.

Moderated by Dr. Jacob Russell, Associate Professor, Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

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Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research 7/23 12pm

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

John K. Lee
MD/PhD Candidate, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Neuroengineering and Bioengineering, Drexel University College of Medicine and School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“How to Win a Nobel Prize and Other Lessons from the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting”

Gaurav Goyal
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“Biology at Nanoscale”

Moderated by Dr. Simon F. Giszter, Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Drexel University College of Medicine and Research Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Co-Director, Drexel Neuroengineering Initiative

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Call for Books & Bagels Speakers 2014-2015

Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research
CALL FOR SPEAKERS

The Graduate Student Association and Office of Graduate Studies are looking for Drexel University graduate students to present at Books & Bagels: Conversations on Interdisciplinary Research for 2014-2015!

Books & Bagels is a one-hour lunchtime program. Each program features 2-3 graduate student speakers from various school/colleges and levels of study who present a brief 10-15 talk about their current research projects, the challenges, benefits, and impact of their work, and their overall graduate student experience. Presentations are followed by Q&A and discussion led by a faculty moderator. Presentations are broadcast live via Blackboard Collaborative and recorded for later viewing at http://www.youtube.com/user/DrexelGSA/videos

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Save the Date: Books & Bagels June 26th!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Anna Jaworski
PhD Candidate, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, College of Arts and Sciences
“Drowned Forests and Buried Salt Marshes: Sea Level Change in the Delaware River Estuary”

Aliki Panagopoulou
PhD Candidate, Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science, College of Arts and Sciences
“Sea turtles and small-scale fisheries: Steps towards designing conservation policies for a marine area on the island of Crete, Greece”

Moderated by Dr. Gail Hearn, Research Professor, Biology & Director, Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program

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Next Books & Bagels May 14 12pm

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Basement of Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Latifa Jackson
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Science, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“Addiction, Mental Health and Immunity: A Complex Web of Genetic Interactions”

Rosemary Bastian, Arangassery
PhD Candidate, Biomedical Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
“Bursting HIV’s Bubble”

Moderated by Natalia Broz, Associate Director of Graduate Programs, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

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Books & Bagels Center City 4/7 12pm

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Monday, April 7, 2014 12-1:30pm
New College Building, Room 3506, 3rd Floor
245 N 15th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Chelsey Johnson, BS
MPH Student, Public Health, School of Public Health
“Implementing Health Education Workshops to Reduce Preventable Diseases in the Alajuelita Community of Costa Rica”

Laura Jennings, BS
MHS, PA-C Student, Physician Assistant Program, College of Nursing and Health Professions
“Advances in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Healthcare and Education”

Gioia Chilton, MA, ATR-BC, PhD
PhD Graduate, Creative Art Therapies, College of Nursing and Health Professions
“An Arts-Based Study of the Dynamics of Expressing Positive Emotions”

Moderated by Julie Kinzel, MEd, PA-C, Assistant Clinical Professor, PA Dept., CNHP

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Next Books & Bagels: March 28th 1pm

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Friday, March 28, 2014 1-2pm
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Leah Brogan, BA
PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences
“Diagnosing Substance Related Disorders in Justice Involved Youth: Strengths and Weaknesses of the Current Diagnostic Criteria”

Lindsey Peterson, MS
JD/PhD Candidate, Law and Psychology, College of Art and Sciences
“Mental Health and the System”

Moderated by Dr. Kirk Heilbrun, Professor, Department of Psychology

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Books & Bagels February 28, 2014

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Friday, February 28, 2014 12-1PM
Graduate Student Lounge (Main 010A)
Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Brief introduction to current research by graduate students followed by a moderated discussion.
Audience participation is encouraged.
Lunch will be provided.

Featuring:

Dr. Joseph J. Salomone
PhD Graduate, Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies, School of Education
Executive Director, Office of the University Registrar
“Student Engagement in Online Learning: Understanding and Defining the Infusion of the Social and Academic Shared Experiences”

Moderated by Dr. Rebecca Clothey, Assistant Professor, School of Education

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