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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Workshop Schedule

Biochemistry Research Workshops are a series of informal scientific workshops for the University of Iowa research community. They are usually held on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. in 1117 MERF. 


Speaker, Title, Department, Lab

Workshop Title





Dr. Daniel Weeks, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Studies on the Parkinson's Protein alpha-Synuclein Using Xenopus laevis

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Dr. Sheila Baker, Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Photoreceptor Calcium Channels and Synapse Development

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Dr. David Price, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Zombie Pre-Initiation Complexes (PICs)

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Specific Aims Presentation by Graduate Students

Logan Dawson, DeMali Lab
Lucy Langmack, T. Abel Lab
Sydney Walker, Davies Lab

Mechanisms Coupling Actin-Cytoskeleton Reinforcement and Metabolism
by Logan Dawson

Characterizing missense mutations in the ligand binding domain and DNA binding domain of NR4A2 transcription factors from individuals with autism spectrum disorder
by Lucy Langmack

Regulation of extracellular lipases by ANGPTL3
by Sydney Walker

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Nicholas Hammons, Biochemistry Graduate Student, Dr. Ernesto Fuentes Lab (EMRB 283 Seebohm)

Characterizing the Regulation of the Staphylococcal aureus SrrB Histidine Kinase

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Dr. Michael Gebhardt, Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa

Exploring the Hfq-mediated RNA-RNA interactome in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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Rebecca Splitt, Biochemistry Graduate Student, Dr. Kris DeMali Lab

Investigating E-cadherin Mediated Force Transmission

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11/08/2022 William Hacker, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Elcock Lab, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Development and Application of a Simulation Toolkit for Modeling Prokaryotic Transcription and Translation Dynamics

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Sarah Mayer and Nathan Mohar, Genetics Graduate Students, Dr. Lori Wallrath Lab

Drosophila Models of SNRNP200-Associated Retinitis Pigmentosa Exhibit Photoreceptor Abnormalities
by Sara Mayer

Identification and Analysis of Genetic Modifiers of Laminopathies
by Nathan Mohar

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Grace Ciampa, Biochemistry Graduate Student, Dr. Long-Sheng Song Lab

Examining the Function of a Novel Protein in the Cardiac Junctional Membrane Complex

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Andrew Kalenkiewicz, MSTP/Biochemistry Graduate Student, Ashley Spies lab

Unraveling the Structural and Thermodynamic Basis of Caspase Allostery

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Past Workshops