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Past Workshops 2017

Date Speaker, Department/Institution Workshop Title
1/24/2017 Brian O'Neill, MD, PhD, Division of Endocrinology, Internal Medicine The insulin-FoxO Axis in the Regulation of Muscle Proteostasis and Mitochondrial Metabolism
1/31/2017 Emma Morrison, PhD, Biochemistry (Musselman Lab) The histone H3 tail as an active component in chromatin regulation
1/31/2017 Ryan Sheldon, PhD, Biochemistry (Taylor Lab) Understanding citrate as a cellular and physiological energy currency
2/7/2017 Christopher Stipp, PhD, Biology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics Integrin crosstalk regulates the metastatic phenotype of prostate carcinoma
2/14/2017 Rebecca Dodd, PhD, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & marrow Transplantation, Internal Medicine The role of the tumor microenvironment in sarcoma biology and treatment
2/21/2017 Ling Yang, PhD, Anatomy and Cell Biology Regulation of hepatic autophagy by nitrosative stress in obesity
2/28/2017 Carlos Chan, MD, PhD, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery Role of CEACAM in cancer progression
3/21/2017 Quinn Li, Biochemistry (A. Spies Lab) Determinants of glucokinase activation: Implications for small molecule allosteric control
3/21/2017 Brandon Davies, PhD, Biochemistry Modulating lipase activity with ANGPTL3 and ANGPTL8
3/28/2017 Mike Schnieders, PhD, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering Novel simulation methods for the protein crystal folding proglem & the evaluations of missense variations
4/4/2017 Mark Miller, Biochemistry (Elcock Lab) Improving the accuracy of amino acid interactions in molecular simulations
4/4/2017 Tyler Weaver, Biochemistry (Musselman Lab) The EZH2 SANT1 domain is a histone reader providing sensitivity to the modification state of the H4 tail
4/11/2017 Ernesto Fuentes, PhD, Biochemistry Towards revealing the regulation of the S. aureus SrrAB two-component system: A progress report
4/25/2017 Maria Spies, PhD, Biochemistry Dynamics and regulation of the RAD51 nucleoprotein filament
8/29/2017 Shuxiang Li, Graduate Student
(Elcock Lab-Thesis Defense)
Computer simulations exploring conformational preferences of short peptides and developing a bacterial chromosome model
9/12/2017 Tingting Duan, Graduate Student (Geyer Lab) An architectural protein Suppressor of Hairy-wing [SU(Hw)] is required for spermatogenesis
9/19/2017 Emma Morrison, Post Doc (Musselman Lab) The conformation of the histone H3 tail inhibits association of effector domains with nucleosomes
9/26/2017 Ferhaan Amad, MD/PhD, Cardiovascular Genetics Mechanistic Insights into Heritable and Acquired Heart Failure
10/3/2017 Hannah Miller, Graduate Student (DeMali Lab) Force-induced apoptosis: The mechanoprotective role of PAK2
10/10/2017 Nitija Tiwari, Graduate Student (Fuentes Lab) Regulation of S. aureus SrrAB two-component system by a PAS domain
10/10/2017 Fletcher Bain, Graduate Student (M. Spies Lab) FBH1: A Homologous Recombination Switch
10/24/2017 Colleen Caldwell, Graduate Student (M. Spies Lab) Dynamic motions in homologous recombination: RPA, Rad51, and Rad52
10/31/2017 Todd Washington, PhD, Professor, Biochemistry The eukaryotic mutasome: Choosing the best tool for the job
11/7/2017 Liping Yu, PhD, Director, NMR Core Facility, Adjunct Biochemistry NMR Studies of Enzyme Mechanism, Protein-Glycan and Protein-Prenyl Lipid Interactions
11/14/2017 Jacob Litman, Graduate Student (Schnieders Lab) Towards Computational Protein Design with Many-Body Potentials
11/21/2017 Robert McDonnell, Graduate Student (Elcock Lab) Optimizing force field parameter for nucleic acid simulations
11/28/2017 Kin Fai Au, PhD, Internal Medicine-Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Addressing the combinatorial complexity in tumor and transcriptome by linkage information in sequencing data
12/5/2017 Ryan Mahling, Graduate Student (Shea Lab) Exciting Channels and Promiscuous Partners: Probing the Interactions between Nav1.2, CaM and FGF