Distinguished Researcher Seminar Series

The Burrell College Distinguished Researcher Seminar Series consists of monthly seminar presentations given by invited researchers who have made notable contributions to their field of study.   Speakers are identified and hosted by College faculty and students.  Seminars are scheduled at a time that minimizes conflict with other events.


2021 Medical Student Research Day Speaker

July 16, 2021:  11:30 a.m.

Experiences in Translational Research.    Andrea Amalfitano, D.O., Ph.D.;  Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine & Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.


Previous Distinguished Researcher Seminar Speakers:

August 24, 2020,  Osteopathic Lymphatic Pump and the Immune System.    Lisa M. Hodge, Ph.D,  Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Anatomy, University of North Texas Health Science Center.    Dr. Hodge was invited and hosted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences

October 1, 2020,   Maria Mylopoulos, Ph.D., Preparing Learners to Be the Experts We Need. Associate Professor and Associate Director, The Wilson Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Invited and Hosted by Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology

October 28, 2020, Research During Medical School: Bench, Bedside, Bioinformatics, and Beyond.  Vinod Nambudiri, MD, MBA.   Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Dermatology,  Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.   Invited and Hosted by the Department of Clinical Sciences

November 13, 2020, Does What Cognitive Scientists Have Found in the Laboratory Transfer to the Real World of Teaching and Learning?    Robert A. Bjork, Ph.D.,  Distinguished Research Professor, and Elizabeth Ligon Bjork, Ph.D. Professor Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles.  Invited and Hosted by the Department of Physiology & Pathology

December 1, 2020, Fascia and the Biotensegrity Connection.  John Sharkey, MSc,  Clinical Anatomist/Exercise Physiologist, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences, University of Chester, Dublin Ireland.  Invited and Hosted by the Department of  Anatomy & Cell Biology

February 16, 2021, Fascination, Creativity, and Competitiveness: Fundamental Tenets of Biomedical Research Initiatives.  Michael J. Kenney, Ph.D., College of Science Associate Dean for Research and Professor, Department of Biological Sciences,  University of Texas at El Paso.   Invited & Hosted by Department of Physiology & Pathology

March  15, 2021,  Development of Nucleoside-Modified mRNA Vaccines.   Norbert Pardi, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.  Invited and Hosted by the Department of Biomedical Science

April 1, 2021,  The Role of the Microbiome in Antimicrobial Resistance.   Jennie H. Kwon, DO, MS., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.   Invited and Hosted by the Medical Students