Young Investigator Keynote Seminar Series

The ASIP Young Investigator Keynote Seminar Series is a virtual forum for trainee members of the ASIP to showcase their research through full-length seminars. This new seminar series enables ASIP trainee members to get to know each other’s research, complimenting their social and networking interactions. This seminar series also enables regular members of the ASIP to participate in the professional development of our trainee members, and learn about the research of their colleagues in the field of experimental pathobiology.

All Keynotes are at 12:00 PM EST

June 16, 2021

Integrating metabolic reprogramming and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT): Insights from the retina

Daisy Y. Shu, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Harvard Medical School
Boston MA

July 21, 2021

Gut dysbiosis and cardiac inflammation: New mechanisms in heart disease

Francisco Carrillo-Salinas, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Immunology
Tufts University
Boston, MA

August 18, 2021

High powered viruses: How rotavirus exploits host signaling to induce pathogenesis

Kristen A. Engevik, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

September 15, 2021

Role of RhoA in Physiological and Pathological Angiogenesis: Molecular Pathways and Compensatory Mechanismseting

Fatema Zahra, MPharm
PhD Candidate
Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Science
Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

October 20, 2021

Intestinal mucosal glycosylation patterns are altered during Giardia duodenalis infection

Elena Fekete 
PhD Candidate
Department of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

November 17, 2021

The role of transcription factor EB in alcohol-associated liver disease

Xiaojuan Chao, MSc
PhD Candidate
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

December 15, 2021

Mast cells regulate bile acid signaling via modulation of
farnesoid X receptor/fibroblast growth factor 15 during cholestasis

Vik Meadows
PhD Candidate
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

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Monday, April 26, 2021
1:00 pm EST

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1:10 to 1:25 pm

Social Media: Fighting Impostor Syndrome to Build a Research Career

Elmira Vagapova, MS
PhD Candidate
Engelhardt Institute of Molecular Biology
Russian Academy of Sciences
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

1:25 to 1:40 pm

A Twitter Bot for Science

Debayan Dasgupta, PhD
Research Associate
Center for Nanoscience and Engineering
Indian Institute of Science
Co-founder and CEO of Theranautilus

1:40 to 1:55 pm

Visualize Your Success: Judging a Paper by Its Cover

Francisco Carrillo-Salinas, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Tufts University

1:55 to 2:10 pm 

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PhD Candidate
Tufts University


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What to read if you’re a scientist

It’s 2021 and if you’re anything like me and enjoy setting New Year’s Resolutions, then you might have “Read more books” on your list. As scientists, we already have a tonne of articles to read but it’s nice to take our mind off our own science for a while and immerse ourselves in another scientific topic. Who knows, it might even inspire some new hypotheses 🙂

Here’s some books that I’ve either read or that have been recommended by other scientists!

  1. Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
  2. The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
  3. Her-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer by Robert Bazell
  4. Lifespan: why we age and why we don’t have to by David A. Sinclair and Matthew LaPlante
  5. Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
  6. The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman by Richard P. Feynman
  7. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) by Richard P. Feynman
  8. The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe by Stephen Hawking

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