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May 2022

Van Andel Institute Virtual Public Lecture Series: From fish to dish – How a little fish can help cure cancer

May 19 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual MI United States

Can a tiny fish frequently found in kids’ aquariums help us cure cancer? The answer might surprise you. Join Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Stephanie Grainger for an exploration of how zebrafish help scientists better understand cancer and fuel new insights that one day could lead to powerful new treatments. Registration Dr. Stephanie Grainger is an authority on the biological underpinnings of how stem cells develop, and how these processes can go awry during cancer. She earned her Ph.D. in Cellular…

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Kristian Helin, Ph.D. – VAI Seminar Series

May 25 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual MI United States

Title TBD Speaker Information Kristian Helin, Ph.D. The Institute of Cancer Research Time & Location 12:00 p.m. in Conference Room 3104/3015. VAI Host: Andrew Pospisilik, Ph.D. Questions? For questions, please contact Courtney Zirkle at 616.234.5821.

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August 2022

Van Andel Institute Virtual Public Lecture Series: How VAI is helping schools reinvent teaching and learning for 2022 and beyond

August 3 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual MI United States

Over the last two academic years, educators have tackled a mountain of unexpected challenges. But through it all, many educators have remained more committed than ever to creating authentic learning experiences for their students. Join VAI Chief Education Officer Terra Tarango as she examines the impact of the last two years on K–12 schools in the U.S. and illustrates how VAI is helping schools transform teaching and learning across the country. Registration Terra Tarango is an accomplished advocate in the…

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September 2022

Van Andel Institute Virtual Public Lecture Series: At the crossroads: Epigenetics and chance in health and disease

September 14 @ 12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT
Virtual MI United States

Our health sits at the crossroads of many influences, from genetics and epigenetics to our environment and our diet. Believe it or not, luck or “chance” also works with these factors to influence our health — just like a roll of the dice. Join Van Andel Institute’s Dr. Andrew Pospisilik as he highlights how luck can change our health and the health of future generations. Register here Dr. J. Andrew Pospisilik is a leading expert in the study of how…

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December 2022

Van Andel Institute Virtual Public Lecture Series: Assembly instructions for cancer

December 6 @ 12:00 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST
Virtual MI United States

To find cures for cancer, we must understand the nuts and bolts of how the disease starts. Join VAI’s Dr. Evan Worden for a look into cancer’s molecular roots and how his research is revealing the fundamental mechanisms cancer uses to hijack regulation of our genetic code. Register here Dr. Evan Worden is an assistant professor in the department of Structural Biology at the Van Andel Institute. He received his Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley in the…

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