BMB Seminars

Date/Title of Talk

Thursdays 4 PM
Basic Science Auditorium 2.212



September 14, 2023
"Drugging Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance"
Dr. Susan Rosenberg
Baylor College of Medicine
Linda Kenney, Ph.D.
September 21, 2023
"Investigating targetable vulnerabilities of human tumors with complex genomic rearrangements"
Dr. Kadir Akdemir
MD Anderson
Guy Nir, Ph.D.
October 12, 2023                                                          "Dare to hide: Different facets of immunity in the host-pathogen arms race"

Dr. Naeha Subramanian    University of Washington

Linda Kenney, Ph.D.

October 19, 2023 **VIRTUAL**                            “New High-Throughput Technologies to Understand the Molecular Basis of Membrane Penetration within the Rule of 5 and Beyond”

Dr. Juan Hu                           University of California, Irvine

Bernard Pettitt, Ph.D.
October 26, 2023                                           “Pediatric Cryptosporidiosis: Engineering tissue-specific stability to develop a GI targeted parasiticidal agent” Dr. Manjunatha Ujjini                    Dr. Joseph Young                   Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research (NIBR)Xuping Xie, Ph.D.
November 9, 2023                                  “Development of countermeasures against highly pathogenic viruses”Dr. Junki Maruyama                       The University of Texas Medical BranchKrishna Rajarathnam, Ph.D.
November 16, 2023                                               "The Shape of DNA"Dr. Erez Lieberman Aiden          Baylor College of MedicineGuy Nir, Ph.D.
November 30, 2023                                                       "Regenerative Therapies to Accelerate Wound Healing and Reduce Hypertrophic Scarring"Dr. Amina El Ayadi                          The University of Texas Medical BranchKrishna Rajarathnam, Ph.D.
December 7, 2023                           "Phosphoinositides orchestrate integrin trafficking and Cdc42 activity in the podosome"

Dr. Cheng-Han Yu                        Hong Kong University

Mike Sheetz, Ph.D.
January 18, 2024                                                        "Brain-Targeted Mechanical Acceleration via Oscillating Head Motion Lowers Blood Pressure in Hypertensive Rats and Humans"   Dr. Yasuhiro Sawada                          National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with DisabilitiesMike Sheetz, Ph.D.
January 25, 2024                                                         "Fungal-Bacterial Interaction in the Urinary Tract"Dr. Alison Coady                              The University of Texas Medical BranchKrishna Rajarathnam, Ph.D.
February 1, 2024                                                        "Small Molecule Allosteric Agonists of Integrin CD11b as Novel Therapeutics for Autoimmune Diseases"Dr. Vineet Gupta                                The University of Texas Medical BranchKrishna Rajarathnam, Ph.D.
February 8, 2024                                                        "Norovirus uses Metabolites and Structural Flexibility to Avoid the Immune System"

Dr. Thomas Smith                          The University of Texas Medical Branch

Guy Nir, Ph.D.
February 15, 2024                                                      "From Tangled Mess to Ordered Structure: Unraveling the Mechanisms of 3D Genome Organization"Dr. Eric Joyce                        University of PennsylvaniaGuy Nir, Ph.D.
February 22, 2024                                                      "Genetic Diversity in Nonhuman Primates: Insights into Primate Evolution and Biomedical Applications"Dr. Jeffrey Rogers                        Baylor College of MedicineMichelle Ward, Ph.D.
February 29, 2024                                                      "Metal Mastery of Integrins"Dr. Mehmet Sen                            University of HoustonYunfeng Chen, Ph.D.
March 7, 2024                                                              "Dynamic Gene Regulation in Development and Disease: Using Single-Cell (and Multi-Cell) Genomics to Search for "Crouching Tigers" in the Human Genome"Dr. Darren Cusanovich           University of ArizonaMichelle Ward, Ph.D.
March 14, 2024                                                              TBDTBD
March 21, 2024                                                            "Catch Bonds and their Biological Relevance"Dr. Cheng Zhu                              Georgia TechYunfeng Chen, Ph.D.
March 28, 2024

Dr. Christophe Herman          Baylor College of Medicine

Stuti Desai, Ph.D.
April 4, 2024TBDTBD
April 11, 2024Dr. Babak Faryabi                    University of PennsylvaniaGuy Nir, Ph.D.
April 18, 2024TBDTBD
April 25, 2024

Dr. Ting Wang                  Washington University School of Medicine

John Hurley
May 2, 2024Dr. Olivia Steele-Mortimer        Rocky Mountain LabsLinda Kenney, Ph.D.
May 9, 2024Dr. Jon Kurie                                    MD AndersonWilliam Russell, Ph.D.
May 16, 2024Dr. Golnaz Vahedi                  University of PennsylvaniaGuy Nir, Ph.D.
May 23, 2024Dr. Heidi Kaplan                        UTHealth

Faith Cox


May 30, 2024Dr. Greg Ira                                    Baylor College of Medicine
Maga Rowicka, Ph.D.

Seminar Series Contact Information


Dr. Guy Nir
Phone: (409) 772-3575


Ashley Trevino
Phone: 409-266-0143