Biology Department Events


Monday, April 24, 2017

Seminar: Vishal Keshari, IUP alumnus

Weyandt 107

Vishal Keshari will be giving a presentation on: "Understanding human tolerance and resistance against pathogens or drugs using frog embryos as a model organism in a high throughput system." Vishal is an IUP alumnus. His presentation will include information on current approaches to understand human biochemical pathways such as tolerance is limited to low number of samples when working with mammals (pigs, chimpanzees, rats, mice) as model organism, or microbial organisms such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, that may lack human relatability. We are developing a high throughput screening system that can perform multiple pathogenic or drug screening studies with thousands of complex organisms such as frog embryos. Higher number of samples can then be utilized for various analysis to understand biological phenomenon at a high confidence interval.