The Science Forum Series is an opportunity for faculty and special guests to present their latest research to the campus community. Each presentation is approximately 45 minutes to one hour in length. Feel free to drop in and leave as your schedule permits.
»Science Forum Series
+-September 25, 2014
|Lisette de Pillis, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Mathematics
Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences
Professor of Mathematics
Chapman University, Argyros Forum Student Ballroom, AF 119A
Noon to 1 p.m.
Title: Modeling Cancer-Immune System Dynamics
Dr. de Pillis will present a variety of mathematical models of tumor-immune interactions that have resulted from interdisciplinary collaborations with practicing oncologists and experimentalists. She will also discuss certain approaches to modeling cancer growth and immune system interactions, and treatment approaches that harness the power of the immune system to slow and sometimes stop cancer progression.
+-October 1, 2014
Ramendra K. Singh, Ph.D.
The present talk focuses on development of bioconjugates of curcumin, which can enhance its bioavailability, ensure its slow release and maintain thereby a reasonable level of curcumin inside the cells and reduce its metabolic degradation. These bioconjugates have biodegradable ester linkages. The biocompatible molecules used for preparing curcumin conjugates were amino acids, fatty acids and folic acid, which enhanced its lipophilicity. The curcumin bioconjugates showed much better antibacterial activity against several Gram +ve and Gram -ve bacteria and appreciable activity against Vesicular stomatitis virus, Feline corona virus and Feline herpes virus, however, no anti-HIV activity was observed. The conjugates exhibited significant anticancer properties in the case of cervical cancer caused by Human Papilloma Virus.
+-October 13, 2014
Mahesh Rao, Ph.D.
+-November 10, 2014 - cancelled
Colleen Hansel, Ph.D.
+-December 3, 2014
Jasper Kok, Ph.D.
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