Seminar Series - Fall 2016-2017 Seminar Series

Thursdays, 4:00 pm, Basic Science Auditorium, 2.212

September 1, 2016    
September 8, 2016
Dr. Fernanda Laezza “The voltage-gated Na+ channel complex in neuropsychiatric disorders”
Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
September 15, 2016 Dr. Maga Rowicka “What bioinformatics can do for you? Changing role of bioinformatics in biomedical research”
Host: Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco

September 16, 2016 FRIDAY

9:00 am

Dr. Linda Kenney, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore


Host: Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco

September 16, 2016 FRIDAY

4:00 pm

Dr. Michael P. Sheetz, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore


Host: Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco

September 22, 2016 Dr. Xiang Dong Fu “Global Enhancer-Promoter Connectivity in 3D Genome”
Host: Dr. Muge Martinez
September 29, 2016 Dr. Johan Neyts “Antivirals, a lot has been achieved, yet a long way to go”
Host: Dr. Pei-Yong Shi
October 6, 2016 Dr. Jeff Coller “Controlling mRNA translation and decay through the genetic code”
Host: Dr. Eric Wagner
October 13, 2016


Dr. Bill Marzluff
Pioneering Biological Discovery Seminar Speaker

"Birth and death of histone mRNA: Life without a poly(A) tail"

Host: Dr. Eric Wagner
October 20, 2016 Dr. Allan Weiner “What does a domesticated piggyback transposon in the human CSB gene have to do with Cockayne syndrome”
Host: Dr. Pei-Yong Shi
October 27, 2016 Dr. Roberto Galletto “Helicase, polymerases and protein blocks: what does what at telomeres?”
Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
November 3 ,2016 Dr. Peter Nagy “Insights into the assembly of the tombusvirus replicase: the role of co-opted host proteins and lipids”
Host: Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco
November 10, 2016 Dr. Kota Ramana “Aldose reductase, from aldehyde metabolism to inflammatory complications, a bench to bed side approach”
Host: Dr. Kay Choi
November 17, 2016 Dr. Enrico Di Cera “Mechanisms of ligand binding: a critical appraisal”
Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
November 24, 2016 THANKSGIVING  
December 1, 2016 Dr. Krishna Rajarathnam

“Chemokines, neutrophils, and microbial killing: simple and yet so complex”
Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski

December 8, 2016 Dr. Nicole Koropatkin

“How gut Bacteroides eat your veggies: A molecular view of glycan uptake by human gut bacteria”
Host: Dr. Tom Smith

December 15, 2016    

January 5, 2017
2:00 PM

Liang Ge, Ph.D., Faculty Candidate, UC Berkeley NOTE SPECIAL TIME
"Autophagosome Biogenesis: Synergistic Remodeling of the Endomembrane System"
Host: Eric Wagner

January 9, 2017


Dustin C. Hancks, University of Utah School of Medicine, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics "New battlegrounds in immunity revealed by evolution-guided studies”
January 12, 2017 Dr. Philip Sharp

"Super-enhancers and non-coding RNAs-a phase transition model for transcriptional regulation"

Host: BMB Graduate Students
January 17, 2017
Tuesday 4 pm
Dr. Stefano Santaguida, Faculty Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME“Molecular insights into the consequences of chromosome segregation errors on cell physiology”
Host: Dr. Kay Choi
January 19, 2017 Dr. Wladek Minor "Reproducibility in Biomedical Sciences - Big Data Perspective" Host: Dr. Maga Rowicka
January 23, 2017
Monday 2 pm
Dr. John Pulikkan, Faculty Candidate, UMass. Medical School NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME"Hematopoietic gene regulation: from transcription factors to chromatin architecture"
Host: Dr. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez
January 26, 2017 Dr. David Veesler “Structural studies of coronavirus fusion proteins”
Host: Dr. Andrew Routh
January 31, 2017
Tuesday 1 pm
Dr. Xiaoyu Xue, Faculty Candidate, Yale University NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME
"Mechanisms of DNA/RNA motor proteins in genome maintenance and cancer avoidance"
Host: Dr. Louise Prakash
February 2, 2017 Dr. Charles Stanley "Genetic Disorders of Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia: What Babies Teach Us About the Biochemistry of Fuel-Mediated Insulin Secretion"
Host: Dr. Tom Smith
February 10, 2017
Friday 4 pm
Dr. Antoine van Oijen, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
University of Wollongong
NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME"Single-Molecule Studies of DNA Replication: the Plasticity of the Replisome"
February 13, 2017
Monday 2 pm
Shengjiang Tu, Ph.D., Faculty Candidate, New York University / HHMI NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME
"A Co-repressor Regulates Pluripotency and Germline Development"

February 16, 2017 Dr. Ziv Bar-Joseph “Reconstructing dynamic developmental networks from single cell data”
Host: Dr. Maga Rowicka
February 23, 2017 Fange (Katherine ) Liu, Faculty Candidate, University of Chicago "One Cupin Platform, A Kaleidoscope of Biological Functions”
February 27, 2017
Monday 4 pm
Matthew Taliaferro, Faculty Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME
"RNA localization: Delivering the message"
March 2, 2017
March 6, 2017
Monday 4 pm
Robert Stahelin, Faculty Candidate, Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend NOTE SPECIAL DAY AND TIME"Ebola virus and Marburg virus use different modes of lipid gymnastics to assemble and exit the host cell"
March 9, 2017 Dr. Gabrielle Rudenko "Synapse Organizing Molecules"Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
March 16, 2017    
March 23, 2017 Dr. Maria Carla Saleh,

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

"Small RNA pathways and arboviral persistence in mosquitoes"
Host: Andrew Routh
March 30, 2017 Dr. Philippe Pasero, Institute of Human Genetics, Marseille, France "The HIV restriction factor SAMHD1 acts at stalled replication forks to prevent the induction of type I IFNs"
Host: Dr. Maga Rowicka
April 6, 2017
April 13, 2017    
April 20, 2017 Dr. Stan Watowich Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
April 27, 2017    
May 4, 2017 Dr. Kathleen Howard, Swarthmore College "Site-directed spin-label EPR spectroscopy of the domain of Influenza M2 protein involved in viral budding"
May 11, 2017    
May 18, 2017    
May 25, 2017 Dr. Jay Rudra Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
September 7, 2017 Dr. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez Host: Dr. Garcia-Blanco
September 14, 2017 Dr. Tanya Paull Host: Dr. Maga Rowicka
September 21, 2017 Dr. Brian Black Host: Dr. Muge Martinez
September 28, 2017 Dr. Rob Krumlauf Host: Dr. Andy Kudlicki
October 5, 2017 Dr. Monte Pettitt Host: Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
Seminar Series Contact Information
Chair Coordinator
Dr. Wlodek Bujalowski
PHONE: (409) 772-5634
FAX: (409) 772-6334
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Rebecca Whitton
PHONE: (409) 772-4226
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