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 
12/10/2018 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
12/14/2018 2117 MERF 1:00 PM Sean Tompkins, Graduate Student, Taylor Lab, MSTP (Thesis Defense) Mitochondiral Pyruvate Transport Regulates a Glultamine Switch Controlling Hepatocellular Tumorigenesis Mentor: Eric Taylor
2/6/2019 2189 MERF 1:00 PM Young Joo Sun, Graduate Student, Fuentes Lab (Thesis Defense) Engineering PDZ domain specificity Mentor: Ernesto Fuentes
2/7/2019 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Anthony Kowalczyk, Professor, Cell Biology, Dermatology, Emory University Cadherins as Modulators of Tissue Architecture in Development and Disease Kris DeMali
Co-sponsored by the Molecular Medicine Program
2/14/2019 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 Maria Spies
2/28/2019 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
3/11/2019 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
3/14/2019 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 mechanisms Lori Wallrath
4/11/2019 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Andrei Karginov, Associate Professor of Pharmacology, The University of Illinois at Chicago   Kris DeMali
4/18/2019 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Daniel Starr, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of California Davis   Lori Wallrath
4/25/2019 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dr. Erika Matunis, Professor, Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine   Pamela Geyer

Past Seminars