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Past Seminars 2021

Date Visitor Title of Seminar Host
02/04/2021 Dr. John Stamatoyannopoulos, Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine, University of Washington "Programming the Human Genome" Biochemistry Graduate Students
02/18/2021 Dr. Kun-Liang Guan, Distinguished Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center at UCSD "The Hippo pathway in cell growth, organ size control, and cancer" Biochemistry Graduate Students
02/25/2021 Dr. Cheryl Stucky, Professor; Director of Neuroscience Doctoral Program, Medical College of Wisconsin "Skin Matters: Keratinocytes Contribute to Touch, Thermal Sensation and Pain" Dr. Sheila Baker
03/25/2021 Dr. Sonja Schmid, Chair, Biophysics, Wageninegin University, Netherlands "Protein Dynamics Across Timescales" Dr. Maria Spies
04/08/2021 Dr. Xiaolan Zhao, Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center "Regulating two branches the DNA damage response" Dr. Maria Spies
04/15/2021 Dr. Kyle Roux, Scientist, Stanford Research "Nuclear Rupture, repair and beyond" Dr. Lori Wallrath
04/22/2021 Dr. Seychelle Vos, Assistant Professor of Biology, MIT "Pause & Go: Structurally elucidating mammalian RNA polymerase II regulation" Dr. David Price
05/26/2021 Colleen Caldwell, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student, Thesis Defense Seminar RPA DNA-binding domain dynamics: A target for homologous recombination regulation Mentor: Dr. Maria Spies
07/06/2021 Alicia Salvi, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student, Thesis Defense Seminar "Mechanisms of Force Transmission" Mentor: Dr. Kris DeMali
7/07/2021 Diamond Jelani, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Graduate Student, Thesis Defense Seminar "Chemical regulation of two-component systems: a study of the regulation of Staphylococcus aureus two-component systems, SrrAB and ArlRS, through the effects of small molecules"

Mentor: Dr. Ernesto Fuentes

07/08/2021  

Robert McDonnell, Biochemistry Thesis Defense Seminar, University of Iowa  "Modeling RNAs: From Small Molecules to Bacterial Polysomes" Mentor: Dr. Adrian Elcock

09/16/2021  

Dr. Michael Trakselis, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Baylor University

"Dynamic Regulation of Replisome Progression"

Dr. Maria Spies and Dr. Todd Washington
09/21/2021 Dr. Alissa Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Department of BIological Sciences, University of South Carolina "Nutritional control of Drosophila oogenesis mediated by fat-to-ovary communication" Dr. Lori Wallrath and Dr. Tina Tootle
10/14/2021 Liyang Zhang, Intigrated DNA Technologies, Coralville, IA "Engineered genome editing enzymes with enhanced activities" Dr. Ernesto Fuentes
10/21/2021 Dr. John Cooper, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Washington "Regulation of Actin Capping Protein at Membranes" Drs. Kris DeMali and Dr. Pete Rubenstein

10/22/2001

 Colton Lankford, Molecular Medicine Graduate Student, Thesis Defense at 1:00pm "Function and regulation of the photoreceptor hyperpolarization-gated channel HCN1" Mentor: Sheila Baker
11/04/2021 Dr. Claudio Punzo, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School "Role of Photoreceptor metabolism in retinal diseases" Dr. Sheila Baker
11/11/2021 Dr. Wendy Gordon, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota "Decoding mechanotransduction mechanisms of cell surface receptors" Dr. Kris DeMali
11/16/2021 Fletcher Bain, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student, Thesis Defense Seminar "Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase 1 G-quadruplex DNA Binding and AutoPARylation is Dependent on DNA Sequence and Secondary Structure" Mentor: Maria Spies
11/18/2021 Dr. Borden Lacy, Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology & Immunology, Vanderbilt University "Structures and functions of the Clostridioides difficile toxins" Dr. Ernesto Fuentes
11/19/2021 Kelli Davie, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Student, Thesis Defense Seminar "The Regulation of Endothelial Lipase and Lipoprotein Lipase by ANGPTL3 and ANGPTL8" Mentor: Brandon Davies