Kopriva Science Seminar Series
AY 2011-2012 Speakers
Mark S. Cooper, Ph.D.
Mark Cooper, associate professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, presented "Neuroinflammation and Electroanatomy: Integrative Roles in Pain and Movement Disorders." Dr. Cooper’s lab investigates linkages between pattern formation, tissue morphogenesis and the dynamic cytological activities of cells to understand the social interactions of cell populations during embryogenesis, as well as the genesis of neurological disorders.
Jonas Mulder-Rosi, a doctoral student in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and recipient of a Kopriva Graduate Student Fellowship, presented "Information and Anatomy: What Neuronal Morphology Can Tell Us About Neuronal Function." Mulder-Rosi’s research assesses how the normal healthy functioning of a nerve cell is determined by various structural and biophysical properties, which is a significant consideration from basic and clinical perspectives.
Tomáš; Gedeon, Ph.D.
Tomáš; Gedeon presented a lecture entitled, "Mathematics and Systems Biology: Can Mathematical Models Help Discover New Biology?" Professor Gedeon’s interests lie in applied dynamical systems, neuroscience, discrete optimization theory and modeling. He actively collaborates with Center for Computational Biology at MSU on neural coding problems and with colleagues in the Computer Science Department on algorithm development.
Bruce Ames, Ph.D.
Bruce Ames is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Senior Scientist at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). The research in his lab involves various aspects of tuning-up metabolism to optimize health. He presented a lecture titled "Increasing Health & Longevity With Optimal Micronutrients."