Every semester we are proud to host outstanding seminar speakers. Please check the schedule below for date and location of the seminar. All seminars are held at 10:30 AM unless otherwise noted. All are encouraged to attend.

Date Location Time Visitor Title Host 
Feb 1 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Emily Dyhuizen, Assistant Professor, Purdue University The tumor suppressive role of Polybromo-1, a subunit 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 components 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 Sivasankar, 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 1117 MERF 12:00 PM Venkata Sanaboyana, Graduate Student, Elock Lab (Thesis Defense) Profess towards molecular simulations of plasmid segregation 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 Epigenetic 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 11 2117 MERF 10:00 AM Emily Malcolm, Graduate Student, Davies Lab (Thesis Defense)   Mentor: Dr. Brandon Davies
July 13 2117 MERF 11:30 AM Arpit Sharma, Graduate Student, Taylor Lab (Thesis Defense)   Mentor: Dr. Eric Taylor

Past Seminars