BMB Seminars

Thursdays 4 PM Basic Science Auditorium


Title & Host

September 5, 2019

Wei Li. Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine

"Epigenetic Regulation of Cancer Driver Genes"
Eric Wagner

September 12, 2019

Eliseo Eugenin. Ph.D., UTMB

"Role of cell to cell communication in NeuroHIV and Cancer"

Mark White

September 19, 2019

Kristian Andersen, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute“Outsmarting Outbreaks – Using Genomics to Track Viruses”
Andrew Routh

September 26, 2019

Tomas Cihlar, Ph.D., Gilead Sciences

“Discovery and Development of Remdesivir, a Broad-spectrum Small Molecule Antiviral”

Pei-yong Shi

October 4, 2019

Guey-Shin Wang, PH.D., Institute of Biomedical Science, Taipei, Taiwan

“RNA toxicity induces post-translational dysregulation in myotonic dystrophy”

Muge Martinez

October 10, 2019

Dean Scholl, Ph.D., AvidBiotics

“Engineered phage tail-like bacteriocins for human therapeutics”

Petr Leiman

October 17, 2019 RESCHEDULED

Gideon  Dreyfuss, Ph.D.HHMI, U. Penn

Eric Wagner

October 24, 2019

Michael Bressan, Ph.D., UNC

Muge Martinez

October 31, 2019


November 7, 2019

John Pascal, Ph.D., U. de Montreal

“Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase enzymes: structure, regulation, and inhibition”

Whitney Yin & Zoe Hoffpauir

November 14, 2019

Andrew Routh, Ph.D., UTMB“Defective RNA virus genomes: passive interference or programmed enhancement?”
Mariano Garcia-Blanco

November 21, 2019

Eric Wagner, Ph.D., UTMB

"Negative Regulation of Paused RNA Polymerase II: The value of a pair of scissors"

Mariano Garcia-Blanco

November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving – No seminar


December 5, 2019

Lilei  Zhang, M.D,Ph.D., Baylor College of

“Circadian regulation of cardiac remodeling”
Yumei Ye

December 9/10, 2019

December 12, 2019

Rich Roberts, Ph.D., New England Biolabs

Adrian R. Krainer, Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 “Bacterial Methylomes” 
Mariano Garcia-Blanco 

Pioneering Biological Discovery Seminar 

December 19, 2019





January   9, 2020

Ken Dill, Ph.D., Stony brook

Monte Pettitt

January  16, 2020

Kay Choi, Ph.D., UTMB"How do flaviviruses find their own RNA genome for viral replication?"
Mariano Garcia-Blanco 

January 23, 2020

Manny Ares, Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz

“Mechanisms that influence splicing decisions”
Mariano Garcia-Blanco 

January 30, 2020

Jeffrey Chang, Ph.D., UT Health Science Center Houston
"Genomic dissection of metastatic breast cancer tumors"
Pei-yong Shi

February 6, 2020


February 13, 2020

Sandra Schmid, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center“Dynamin function:  Looking under and away from the lamp-post”
Michael Sheetz

February 20, 2020

Nicholas S. Heaton, Ph.D., Duke University Medical Center

"Tissue Specific Interferon Regulation and Effects on Influenza Virus Pathogenesis"

Mariano Garcia-Blanco 

February 27, 2020

Lynn Zechiedrich, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine“Using supercoiling, sequence, and curvature to create nanoparticle DNAs for gene therapy”
Monte Pettitt

March 2, 2020
3:00 PM
MONDAY - Faculty Candidate

Jiajie Diao, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

"Studying SNARE - mediated membrane fusion at the single vesicle level"
Linda Kenney

March 5, 2020

Walter J Chazin, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University

“The core scaffolding of nucleotide excision repair machinery: From molecular mechanism to personalized medicine”
Junji Iwahara

March 12, 2020

Margo Brinton, Ph.D., Georgia State University

"Both cellular and flaviviral specific factors determine the mode of induction and characteristics of stress granules"
Pei-yong Shi

March 19, 2020

Paul de Figueiredo, Ph.D., Texas A&M"Mechanisms controlling Brucella intracellular parasitism"
Bill Russell

TUESDAY March 24, 2020

Christine Mayr, M.D, Ph.D., Sloan Kettering Institute
Eric Wagner

April 2, 2020


April 9, 2020


April 16, 2020



April 23, 2020


April 30, 2020


July 2, 2020

Ridvan Nepravishta, Ph.D. UTMB“Numerous reconciliations before divorce: The dynamic interactions of transcription factors with DNA”
Junji Iwahara

September 10, 2020

Bryan Sutton, Ph.D. UT Health Science Center HoustonMark White
September 24, 2020

Frank Conlon, Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michelle Ward

October 8, 2020

Joshua Wythe, Ph.D. Baylor College of MedicineMuge Martinez

October 22, 2020


November 5, 2020


November 19, 2020

Weidong Wang, Ph.D., National Institute on Aging, NIH Mariano Garcia-Blanco

December 3, 2020

Mehmet Sen, Ph.D. University of HoustonMark White



Seminar Series Contact Information


Dr. Kay Choi
Phone: (409) 747-1402
Route: 0647


Valerie Rodecap
Phone: (409) 772-2271