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Past Seminar 2019

Date Location Time Visitor Title Host
Feb 7 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Anthony Kowalczyk, Professor, Cell Biology, Dermatology, Emory Univeristy Cadherins as Modulators of Tissue Architecture in Development and Disease Dr. Kris DeMali
Feb 14 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Alain Nicolas, Group Leader, Institut Curie, Centre de Recherche, Paris, France Role of G-quadruplexes in genome instability and sequence evolution Dr. Maria Spies
Feb 28 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Jacob Litman, Graduate Student, Thesis Defense, Biochemistry Advanced optimization and sampling techniques for biomolecules using a polarizable force field Mentor: Dr. Michael Schnieders
March 11 2117 MERF 9:00 AM Tyler Weaver, Graduate Student, Thesis Defense, Biochemistry Regulation of polycomb repressive complexes by histone reader domains Mentor: Dr. Catherine Musselman
March 14 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Natasha Snider, Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Proteostasis of intermediate filaments: Disease models, tools and mechansms Dr. Lori Wallrath
April 11 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Andrei Karginov, Associate Professor Pharmacology, The University of Illinois at Chicago Sythetic Biology Approaches for Interrogation of Cell Signaling Dr. Kris DeMali
April 18 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Daniel Starr, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis Moving nuclei through constructed spaces; how the nuclear envelope interacts with the cytoskeleton Dr. Lori Wallrath
April 23 2117 MERF 1:00 PM 15th Annual Gene F. Lata Biochemistry Undergraduate Honors Symposium 15th Annual Gene F. Lata Biochemistry Univergraduate Honors Symposium Department of Biochemistry
April 25 2117 MERF 10:30 AM

Dr. Erika Matunis, Professor, Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Stem cell dynamics in the Drosophila testis niche Dr. Pamela Geyer
May 14 2189 MERF 12:30 PM Thomas Magin, Professor, Universitat Leipzig Intermediate filament proteins as integrators of tissue organization and metabolism Dr. Lori Wallrath
June 18 2117 MERF 9:00 AM Hannah Campbell, Graduate Student, Thesis Defense, Biochemistry  Mechanisms of E-cadherin force transmission Mentor: Dr. Kris DeMali
September 12 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Vadim Gaponenko, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Biased Antagonism of G-protein Coupled Receptors  Dr. Maria Spies 
September 26 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Erika Geisbrecht, Professor, Kansas State University  Through thick and thin: the path towards muscle proteostasis  Dr. Lori Wallrath
October 3 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Robin Dowell, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Boulder Unlocking transcription factor activity from nascent transcription  Dr. Miles Pufall 
October 24 2189 MERF  10:30 AM Jeffrey Hayes, Professor, University of Rochester  Histone H1- A nexus for chromatin regulation  Biochemistry Graduate Students 
November 6 2189 MERF 12:00 PM Julio Sanchez, Graduate Student, Thesis Defense, Biochemistry  Characterization of the DNA binding activity of the BRG1-AT-hook-bromodomain Mentor: Dr. Catherine Musselman
November 7 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Megan King, Associate Professor, Yale University  Mechanotransduction through the LINC complex: From integrins to the nuclear lamina Dr. Lori Wallrath 
November 14 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Sandra K. Weller, Professor and Chair, University of Connecticut New insights into the mechanism of Herpes Simplex Virus DNA replication: Role of viral nuclease and a DNA binding protein that promotes annealing  Dr. Maria Spies 
November 21 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Jill Dowen, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill DNA loop structures important for gene expression and cellular identity  Dr. Pamela Geyer
December 12 1117 MERF 1:00 PM Melissa Gildenberg, MSTP Student, Thesis Defense The structure and function of fork remodeling helicase Rad5 Mentor: Todd Washington