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Seminar Series

Department of Biochemistry Spring 2024 Seminar Series

BCHM 5004

Mondays from 4-5pm

Most of our seminars will be presented in person in Engel 223. All seminars will be available via Zoom. To attend the seminar via Zoom, you must be a member of our weekly seminar Canvas site. All biochemistry members have been added to the site. For those outside of biochemistry, please email Lisa Jones to be added. Once added to our Canvas site, you will have access to all seminar links for the semester. 


Speaker (Name and Affiliation)

Seminar Title

Janurary 29th 

Dr. Peter Kennelly 

Department of Biochemistry

Virginia Tech 

Engineering Precision Medicine

February 5th 

(Host: Kylie Allen & Biswarup Mukhopadhyay)

Dr. Jake Tu Department of Biochemistry Virginia Tech

Targeting the biting female mosquitoes: Heritable sex conversion, sex ratio distortion, and gene drives.

February 12th

(Host: Pablo Sobrado)

Noah Lyons, Graduate Student Department of Biochemistry Virginia Tech

The Development of On Demand Glycan Synthesis to Drive Glycobiology

February 19th 

(Host:  Biswarup 


Dr. Josh K. Michener

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Biosciences Division


February 26th

(Host: Stefan


Dr. Chloe Lahondere, Tenure Talk Department of Biochemistry Virginia Tech



March 4th  No SEMINAR-Spring Break  

March 11th 

(Hosts: Laura Gil Pineda and Haley Michel)

Dr.Nikki Lewis

VT Honors CollegeVirginia Tech


March 18th 

(Host: Laura Gil Pineda and Haley Michel )

Dr. Erica Cooper

Assistant Provost of Faculty Diversity Virginia Tech


March 25th 

(Host: Dr. Vinauger andDr. Lahondere)

Dr. Conor McMeniman

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health







April 1st

(Host: Dr. Justin Lemkul)

Haley Michel, Graduate Student Department of Biochemistry Virginia Tech


April 15th 

(Host: Dr. Biswarup Mukhopadhyay)

Dr. Mohamed Seleem

One Health Research Professor Biomedical Science

Virginia Tech


April 22nd 


Dr. Frank Aylward

Biological Scieneces Virginia Tech


April 29th 

(Host: Dr. Pablo Sobrado)

Brittany Hart, Graduate Student

Department of Biochemistry Virginia Tech