Seminars

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 
June 1 1117 MERF 11:00 AM Quinn Li, Graduate Student, A. Spies Lab (Thesis Defense) Elucidating Enzyme Catalytic Power and Protein-Ligand Dynamics of Human Glucokinase: The Role of Modern Allostery Mentor: Dr. Ashley Spies
June 11 2117 MERF 10:00 AM Emily Malcolm, Graduate Student, Davies Lab (Thesis Defense) Regulation of plasma triglycerides by ANGPTL4 and GPIHBP1  Mentor: Dr. Brandon Davies
July 12 2117 MERF 1:00 PM Wesley Lay, Graduate Student, Elcock Lab (Thesis Defense) Optimizing computer simulation models for carbohydrates and proteins at the atomistic and coarse-grained level Mentor: Dr. Adrian Elcock
July 13 2117 MERF 11:30 AM Arpit Sharma, Graduate Student, Taylor Lab (Thesis Defense) Loss of the Skeletal Muscle Mitochondrial Pyruvate Carrier Drives Cori Cycling and Whole-body Leanness Mentor: Dr. Eric Taylor
Sept. 6 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Chun Han, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University Recognition of degenerating neurons and new CRISPR tools in Drosophila Lori Wallrath
Sept. 13
Henry Bull Lecture
2117 MERF 10:30 AM Dale Wigley, Chair in Prtein Crystallography, Department of Medicine, Imperial College London Structure and mechanism of the INO80 and SWR1 chromatin remodeling complexes Maria Spies
Oct. 4 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Raluca Gordan, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, Duke University Transcription factor binding at damaged DNA sites and its potential role in mutagenesis Miles Pufall
Oct. 11 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Arthur Cooper, Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, New York Medical College

ω-Amidase: An Underappreciated, but Important Enzyme in L-Glutamine and L-Asparagine Metabolism Relevance to Sulfur and Nitrogen Metabolism, Tumor Biology and Hyperammonemic Disease

Eric Taylor
Oct. 25 2117 MERF

10:30 AM

Melanie Samuels, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Huffington Center on Agining, Baylor College of Medicine Genetic modulators of neuronal resilience Sheila Baker
Nov. 8 2117 MERF 10:30 AM Jerrold Turner, Professor, Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University Stemming the tide: Mechanisms and impact of mucosal barrier regulation Ernesto Fuentes
Nov. 29 2117 MERF 10:30 AM A. Joshua Wand,  Benjamin Rush Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsyvania The dark energy of proteins comes to light: Entropy in molecular recognition by proteins  Ernesto Fuentes

Past Seminars