Past Workshops 2011

DateSpeaker, Department/InstitutionWorkshop Title
1/4/11Ruth Welti, Director of the Kansas Lipidomic Research Center; Co-sponsored by the Center for Gene TherapyEverything you always wanted to know about Lipidomics
1/18/11Thomas J Hund, Asst. Professor, Medicine & Biomedical Engineering, Dept. Internal Medicine, Univ. IowaA betaIV-spectrin/CaMKII signaling complex is essential for vertebrate membrane excitability
1/25/11Ku-Kuang Wen, Asst. Res. Scientist, Rubenstein lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaRescue of a mutant-actin associated phenotype by a mutant profilin
 Tiandao Li, Postdoctoral scholar, Price lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaNew methods to map chlP-seq data and accurately find peaks
2/1/11Rebecca Fagan, Postdoctoral scholar, Khademi lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaActivity and inhibition of DNA methyltransferase 1
 John Pryor, Graduate student, Washington lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaEfficient bypass of an Abasic site by DNA polymerase Rev1
2/8/11Michael Wright, Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Univ. IowaMapping androgen-dependent co-regulators of androgen receptor-mediated transcription: "finding new links to disparate pathways"
2/15/11Szu-Chieh (Christy) Mei, Postdoctoral scholar, Brenner lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaNAD Metabolism & Lifespan Control in Yeast
 Ugur Akgun, Postdoctoral scholar, Khademi lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaSolue recruitment, selectivity, & gating in Rh/Amt/MER superfamily
2/22/11Jerrold Weiss, Professor, Internal Medicine, Univ. IowaPattern recognition of Gram-negative bacterial endotoxins
3/1/11Liping Yu, Research Scientist, NMR Facility, Univ. IowaNMR Studies of Molecular Structure, Function, and Recognition of Drugs, Proteins, and Oligosaccharides
3/8/11Cathy Hass, Graduate student, MCB Program, Wold lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaNew Insights into Repair-specific DNA-binding of Replication of Protein A
 Alexey Soshnev, Graduate student, MCB program, Geyer lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaA new look at an old chromatin insulator taking cues from Drosophila germline development
3/22/11Amit Choudhury, Assistant Professor, 
Anatomy & Cell Biology, Univ. Iowa
Role of syntaxin 6 in trafficking of angiogenic receptors and angiogenesis
3/29/11Seth Brown, Postdoctoral scholar, Brenner lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaThe role of CHFR homologs in cell growth
 Monika Joshi, Postdoctoral scholar, Fuentes lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaStudies on PHnCCEx domain of Tiam1 and its interaction with Par
4/5/11Sheila Baker, Asst. Professor, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaThe trafficking of membrane proteins in photoreceptors
4/19/11Bryce Plapp, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Univ. IowaBiochemical Basis for Growth of "Filter" Yeast in the Presence of Allyl Alcohol
4/26/11Christine Kondratick, Asst. Res. Scientist, Washington lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaPCNA modifications and their effect of genome stability
 Andrew Thomas, Postdoctoral scholar, Elcock lab, Dept. Biochemistry, Univ. IowaHistone tails and condensed DNA: molecular modelling of nucleosome array
5/3/11Madeline Shea, Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Univ. IowaRecognition and Regulation of Sodium Channels by Calmodulin
8/23/11Alexey Soshnev, Graduate Student, Biochemistry, Geyer LabBeyond the Genome Punctuation: The Non-canonical Function of an Insulator Protein in Transcriptional Regulation
9/13/11Bernd Fritzch, Professor and Chair, BiologyThe molecular basis for making and derailing neurosensory development of the ear
9/20/11Bridget Lear, Assistant Professor, BiologyRole of the NARROW ABDOMEN ion channel and its putative subunits in promoting behavioral rhythms in Drosphila
9/27/11Chris Adams, Associate Professor, EndocrinologyInvestigating causes and treatment of skeletal muscle atrophy
10/4/11Mishtu Dev, Assistant Professor, ChemistryStructural and biochemical investigation of metalloenzyme mechanisms
10/11/11Patrick Schlievert, Professor & Head, MicrobiologyStaphylococcus aureus Exotoxins Cause Serious Human Illnesses
10/18/10Karina Kruth, Graduate Student, Biochemistry, Rubenstein LabDeafness-causing actin mutations affect Arp2/3-dependent actin regulation
10/18/10Christy Mei, Postdoc, Biochemistry, Rubenstein LabNAD Metabolism and Lifespan Control in Yeast
10/25/11John Pryor, Graduate Student, Biochemistry, Washington LabStructure of the Rev1 BRCT domain and its role in the error-prone replication of damaged DNA
10/25/11Lacy Barton, Graduate Student, Biochemistry, Geyer LabFunctions of the nuclear lamina in a germline stem cell niche
11/1/11Anne Kwitek, Associate Professor, PharmacologyThe Metabolic Syndrome in the LH Rat: Do These Genes Make Me Look Fat?
11/8/11Seongjin Seo, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual ScienceMolecular Pathophysiology of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome: Biochemical, Cell biological, and Genetic Approaches
11/15/11James Gloer, Professor, ChemistryBioactive Natural Products from Fungi: Recent Results and Future Prospects
11/29/11Biochemistry Undergraduate Honors TalksMin Jung Choi: Non-invasice delivery of macromolecules to brain

Steven Linden: The expression and purification of the urea channel in helicobacter pylori