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Nina Tang Sherwood

Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology
Biology
Duke Box 90338, Science Drive, 371D Biosci, Durham, NC 27708
Box 90338 137 Bio Sciences, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Good glia gone bad: Insights into neuronal dysfunction from a fly model of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia - Biology Seminar Series · November 12, 2020 Invited Talk Christopher Newport University,
A good thing gone bad? Glial contributions to Neurodegeneration revealed by a model of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia - Neuroglial Group Spring Symposium · March 25, 2015 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke University, Durham Convention Center
Microtubule severing proteins in disease and development · October 29, 2014 Invited Talk Department of Biology, Appalachian State University
Glia-Neuron interaction in a Drosophila model of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia · October 1, 2013 Lecture MGM Division of Human Genetics Retreat
Break up to make up: Microtubule severing in neuronal function and dysfunction · May 1, 2013 Lecture Whitney Labs, University of Florida
Good glia gone bad: Insights into neuronal dysfunction from a fly model of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia - Biology Seminar Series · November 12, 2020 Invited Talk Christopher Newport University,
A good thing gone bad? Glial contributions to Neurodegeneration revealed by a model of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia - Neuroglial Group Spring Symposium · March 25, 2015 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Duke University, Durham Convention Center
Microtubule severing proteins in disease and development · October 29, 2014 Invited Talk Department of Biology, Appalachian State University
Glia-Neuron interaction in a Drosophila model of Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia · October 1, 2013 Lecture MGM Division of Human Genetics Retreat
Break up to make up: Microtubule severing in neuronal function and dysfunction · May 1, 2013 Lecture Whitney Labs, University of Florida
I, Drosophila: Or, How the fruit fly can teach you about your nervous system · August 16, 2012 Lecture Project Search Summer Program, Duke University
Microtubule Severing in Neuronal Development and Disease · January 1, 2012 Lecture Department of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Chicago
Specific regulation of dendrite morphology and function by the microtubule severing protein family member Katanin p60-Like 1 · October 6, 2011 Lecture Neurobiology of Drosophila Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, New York
Three proteins in thirty minutes: Microtubule severing proteins sculpt the nervous system · September 9, 2011 Lecture DCMB Seminar Duke University
I, Drosophila: Or, How the fruit fly can teach you about your nervous system · August 17, 2011 Lecture Project Search Summer Program, Duke University
I, Drosophila: Or, How the fruit fly can teach you about your nervous system · July 12, 2011 Lecture Howard Hughes Summer Research Fellows Program, Duke University
Microtubule Severing in Neuronal Development and Disease · July 1, 2010 Lecture Eccles Institute of Human Genetics, University of Utah
Regulation of Neuronal Form and Function by Microtubule Severing Proteins · February 1, 2010 Lecture Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and University Program in Genetics & Genomics, Duke University
Microtubule Severing in Neuronal Development and Disease · October 1, 2009 Lecture Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of South Carolina
Understanding the Basics: Current approaches in AD-HSP and neurodegeneration research. · September 1, 2009 Lecture Spastic Paraplegia Foundation NC Quest for the Cure Seminar
Microtubule Severing in Neuronal Development and Disease · October 13, 2008 Lecture NC Quest for the Cure Symposium, Raleigh, NC
Microtubule Severing in Neuronal Development and Disease · March 20, 2008 Lecture Albert Einstein University
Microtubule Severing in Neuronal Development and Disease/UPGG Seminar Series · February 5, 2008 Lecture Duke University

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Bass Connections Team Leader - Laboratory Art in Practice · 2023 - 2024 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Team Leader - Laboratory Art in Practice: Building a Model for the Art/Science Lab at Duke · 2022 - 2023 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience · August 2016 - May 2017 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience · July 2015 - May 2016 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience · August 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Team Leader - Laboratory Art in Practice · 2023 - 2024 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Team Leader - Laboratory Art in Practice: Building a Model for the Art/Science Lab at Duke · 2022 - 2023 Projects & Field Work
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience · August 2016 - May 2017 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience · July 2015 - May 2016 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media and Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience · August 2014 - May 2015 Projects & Field Work flag United States of America
Unknown - Science Share, Forest View Elementary School · October 1, 2012 Other , Durham, NC Service to the Community ; Helped organize interactive demo introducing parts of a cell.
Unknown - Science Share, Forest View Elementary School · October 1, 2012 Other , Durham, NC
Closing Ceremony Speaker - Spastic Paraplegia Foundation Magnificent Mile · September 16, 2012 Other , Raleigh, NC
Closing Ceremony Speaker - Spastic Paraplegia Foundation Magnificent Mile · September 16, 2012 Other , Raleigh, NC Service to the Community ; Gave the closing remarks at the annual Magnificent Mile Race (>1300 participants) to benefit the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation. ; http://www.magmilerace.com/thank-you-dr-sherwood/
Superstar Scientist - Summer Science Sleuths at Duke · June 1, 2011 Other , Duke University Service to the Community ; The Duke Center for Science Education's new science summer camp at Duke for rising 8th graders, from all over the US, who like science but can't yet see themselves choosing a science career. Theme this year was The Five Senses: How They Help Us Make Sense of Science. Led a hands-on activity for ~10 students teaching them how to analyze Drosophila nocifensive behavior.
Superstar Scientist - Summer Science Sleuths at Duke · June 1, 2011 Other , Duke University
Unknown - Girl Scouts of America · May 1, 2010 Other , Durham, NC
Unknown - Girl Scouts of America · May 1, 2010 Other , Durham, NC Service to the Community ; Discussed fruit fly research with cadets for their science badge.
Speaker - Spastic Paraplegia Foundation Conference · September 1, 2009 - September 1, 2010 Other , Clarion Hotel, Raleigh, NC Service to the Community ; I was a featured speaker at the NC SPF chapter's annual conference for patients with Spastic Paraplegia or Primary Lateral Sclerosis and their families.
Unknown - SHODOR Education Foundation · July 1, 2009 Other , Durham, NC Service to the Community ; Provided scientific advising and equipment support for the Forensic Science summer course for middle school children. ; http://www.shodor.org
Unknown - SHODOR Education Foundation · July 1, 2009 Other , Durham, NC
Unknown - Howard Hughes Precollege Program · July 1, 2009 Other , Duke University
Unknown - Howard Hughes Precollege Program · July 1, 2009 Other , Duke University Service to the Community ; Discussed my research and science career with Howard Hughes Precollege Summer Program students.
Faculty Member - FEMMES (Females Excelling More at Math, Engineering, and Sciences) · February 1, 2009 Other , Duke University Service to the Community ; I run a day long workshop for 3rd-6th grade girls once a year for the FEMMES program, called "The Fly and I." In each session the girls learn how to use microscopes to look for mutations in fruit flies, about the similarities between flies and humans, and why fruit flies are useful to study (and should not be abhorred). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiAoLV9IP5U&feature=related ; http://www.duke.edu/web/FEMMES/index.html
Faculty Member - FEMMES (Females Excelling More at Math, Engineering, and Sciences) · February 1, 2009 Other , Duke University
Unknown - Duke Outreach · December 19, 2008 Other , Duke University Service to the Community ; Spoke with Durham Public Schools high school students about biology research and careers. (Can't recall the specific program name.)
Unknown - Duke Outreach · December 19, 2008 Other , Duke University

Service to the Profession


Ad Hoc Reviewer for professional journals · 2013 Editorial Activities
Ad Hoc Reviewer, PNAS · 2012 Editorial Activities
Reviewer : Gene · 2010 Editorial Activities
Reviewer : Brain · 2008 Editorial Activities