Seminar in Systems and Computational Biomedicine (SCBM)

Science Building G19
Fridays 12-1PM
BMSC-GA 4435  - 1.5 Credits

Course Description
The Seminar in Systems and Computational Biomedicine course is meant to give students the opportunity to practice their presentation skills and to facilitate the development of student’s dissertation research ideas.The main goal of the course is to provide students an open forum for scientific discussion of relevant topics in Biomedical Informatics and provide feedback to the doctoral students about their scientific work. 

After taking this class students are expected to:

  • Read and understand scientific literature.

  • Critically evaluate scientific work.

  • Actively listen and evaluate presentation content and formulate pertinent questions.

  • Develop presentation, communication and teaching skills.


Attendance and participation
Students are required to attend to seminars in order to obtain a passing grade and/or credit for the course. Attendance will be taken and two absences per semester will be allowed. Attendance will be taken and two absences per semester will be allowed. In cases where a student misses more than two classes per semester, they will be required to summarize an assigned article per class missed. Master’s students can attend via WebEx or another telecommuting method with permission of the course director.

All students are required to present, with the exception of first-year students.  This class will be graded as a pass or fail will based on attendance, the quality of the student presentations and their participation in class. 

Fall 2019

  • September 6: Lili Blumenberg - Ruggles Lab

  • September 13: Menghan Liu - Blaser Lab

  • September 20: Sana Badri - Skok/Bonneau Lab

  • September 27: Igor Dolgalev - Aifantis/Tsirigos Lab

  • October 4: Vincent Major - Aphinyanaphongs Lab

  • October 11: Postdoc TBD

  • October 18: Britney Martinez - Nudler Lab

  • October 25: Emily Kawaler - Fenyo/Ruggles Lab

  • November 1: Greg Brittingham - Holt Lab

  • November 8: Sofia Nominkou - Aifantis/Tsirigos Lab

  • November 15: Ji Chen - Aphinyanaphongs Lab

  • November 22: Angelina Volkova - Ruggles Lab

  • November 29: OFF Thanksgiving Break 

  • December 6: Laura McCullough - Boeke Lab

  • December 13: Postdoc TBD

Spring 2020

  • January 17: Anna Yeaton - Tsirigos Lab

  • January 24: Runyu Hong - Fenyo Lab

  • January 31: Cooper Devlin - Loke/Ruggles Lab

  • February 7: Jonathan Abebe - Long/Tsiringos Lab

  • February 14: Cindy Wang - Fenyo Lab

  • February 21: Postdoc TBD

  • February 28: Neil Jethani - Aphingyanaphongs Lab

  • March 6: Dalia Barkley - Yanai Lab

  • March 13: RETREAT!

  • March 20: Sonali Narang - Tsirigos/Tibes Lab

  • March 27: SPRING BREAK

  • April 3: Postod TBD

  • April 10: Tobias Schraink - Carlton Lab

  • April 17: Raquel Moya

  • April 24: Juan Irizarry-Cole

  • May 1: MacIntosh Cornwell - Ruggles Lab

  • May 8: Kevin Yang - Nudler Lab