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Past Seminar 2018

Date Location Time Visitor Title Host
Feb 1 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Emily Dykhuizen, Assistant Professor, Purdue University The tumor suppressive role of Polybromo-1, a subunity of the PBAF chromatin remodeling complex Dr. Catherine Musselman
Feb 8 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Didier Hodzic, Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine Multiple isoforms of Nesprin1 are integral compnents of ciliary rootlets Dr. Sheila Baker
Feb 22 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Edwin Antony, Assistant Professor, Biological Science, Marquette University ABCD-The Language of Replication Protein A Dr. Maria Spies
March 1 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Sanjeevi Sivansankar, Associate Professor, Iowa State University Biophysics of cadherin adhesion: How cells sense and respond to force Dr. Kris DeMali
March 22 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Cancelled: Dr. Jerrold Turner, Professor, Harvard Medical School Mechanisms and impact of mucosal barrier regulation Dr. Ernesto Fuentes
March 29 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Ken Dill, Professor, Stony Brook University How cellular decisions are encoded in its proteome's physical chemistry Biochem Grad Students
April 11 2117 MERF 1:00 PM Kyle Powers, Graduate Student, Washington Lab (Thesis Defense) Structure and function of the disordered tails in translesion synthesis DNA polymerases Mentor: Dr. Todd Washington
April 12 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Bret D. Freudenthal, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center From a Hawkeye to a Jayhawk: Studies of DNA damage and repair Drs. Maria Spies and Todd Washington
April 13 2117 MERF 12:30 PM Mark Miller, Graduate Student, Elcock Lab (Thesis Defense) Use of osmotic coefficient measurements to validate and to correct the interaction thermodynamics of amino acids in molecular dynamics simulations Mentor: Dr. Adrian Elcock
April 20 2117 MERF 12:00 PM Venkata Sanaboyana, Graduate Student, Elcock Lab (Thesis Defense) Profess towards molecular simulations of plasmid segreagation in E. coli Mentor: Dr. Adrian Elcock
April 26 4-403 BSB (Heath) 9:00 AM Dr. Xu Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University A Structural Perspective on Epigentic Regulation: Inhibitor Development and Gene Evolution Dr. Ernesto Fuentes
April 26 2117 MERF

10:30 AM

Dr. Vincenzo Venditti, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University Conformational dynamics-mediated self-regulatory mechanisms in large multi-domain enzymes Dr. Ernesto Fuentes
June 1 1117 MERF 11:00 AM Quinn Li, Graduate Studnet, A. Spies Lab (Thesis Defense) Elucidating Enzyme Catalytic Power and Protein-Ligand Dynamics  Mentor: Dr. Ashley Spies
June 11 2117 MERF 10:00 AM Emily Malcolm, Graduate Student, Davies Lab (Thesis Defense) Regulation of plasma tryclycerides by ANGPTL4 and GPIHBP1 Mentor: Dr. Brandon Davies
July 12 2117 MERF 1:00 PM Wesley Lay, Graduate Student, Elcock Lab (Thesis Defense) Optimizing computer simulation models for carbohydrates and proteins at the atomistic and coarse-grained level Mentor: Dr. Adrian Elcock
July 13 2117 MERF 11:30 AM Arpit Sharma, Graduate Student, Taylor Lab (Thesis Defense) Loss of the Skeletal Muscle Mitrochondrial Pyruvate Carrier Drives Cori Cycling and Whole-body Leanness Mentor: Dr. Eric Taylor
Sept 6 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Chun Han, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University Recognition of degenerating neurons and new CRISPR tools in Drosophila Lori Wallrath
Sept 13 (Henry Bull Lecture) 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dale Wigley, Chair in Protein Crystallography, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London Structure and mechanism of INO80 and SWR1 chromatin remodeling complexes Maria Spies
Oct 4 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Raluca Gordan, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, Duke University Transcription factor binding at damaged DNA sites and its potential role in mutagenesis Miles Pufall
Oct 11 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Arthur Cooper, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College

ω-Amidase: An Underappreciated, but Important Enzyme in L-Glutamine and L-Asparagine Metabolism Relevance to Sulfur and Nitrogen Metabolism, Tumor Biology and Hyperammonemic Disease

Eric Taylor
Oct 25 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Melanie Samuels, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Huffington Center on Aging, Baylor College of Medicine Genetic Modulators of neuronal resilience Sheila Baker
Nov 8 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Jerrold Turner, Professor, Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University Stemming the tide: Mechanisms and impact of mucosal barrier regulation Ernesto Fuentes
Nov 29 2117 MERF 10:30 AM A. Joshua Wand, Benjamin Rush, Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsyvania The dark energy of proteins comes to light: Entropy in molecular recognition by proteins Ernesto Fuentes
Dec 10 2117 MERF 1:00 PM Lalita Oonthonpan, Graduate Student, Taylor Lab (Thesis Defense) Two Human Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier Mutations Reveal Distinct Mechanisms of Molecular Pathogenesis Mentor: Eric Taylor
Dec 14 2117 MERF 1:00 PM Sean Tompkins, Graduate Student, Taylor Lab (Thesis Defense) Mitochondrial Pyruvate Transport Regulates a Glutamine Switch Controlling Hepatocellular Tumorigenesis Mentor: Eric Taylor