Other Events & Dates
August through September 2014


August 26, 2014 ( Tuesday )

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Career Development Workshop - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Special Agents Chad Kaestle, Darin Schultz and Christina Peklak-Scott, PhD
US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation

A presentation on "Foreign Intelligence Threat Awareness and Careers with the Federal Bureau of Investigation"

Reception to follow in the Flaum Atrium

This event is open to all graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

Location:  G-9425 Class of '62 Auditorium

Posted by:  Lauren Keppler, Graduate Education & Postdoctoral Affairs, 21-Aug-14 9:14am ET


September 5, 2014 ( Friday )

10:00am - 11:30am
CRISPR-Cas: Tools and applications for mammalian genome engineering

Presented by: Fei Ann Ran, PhD Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Feng Zhang Lab; Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows; Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT

The ability to introduce targeted modifications into genomes and engineer model organisms holds enormous promise for biomedical and technological applications, and has driven the development of tools such as zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs) and transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs). We have harnessed the Cas9 nuclease from the bacterial CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) adaptive immune system for targeted editing of the mammalian genome. Cas9 can be easily programmed by short guide RNAs to induce gene knockout or homology-directed repair with robust efficiency and is highly amenable to multiplexed applications. In addition, we have also engineered a Cas9 nicking mutant and devised a "double nicking" strategy to facilitate high-precision genome editing with minimal off-target mutagenic activity, enabling applications across basic science, biotechnology, and medicine. The seminar will also discuss the newest developments in using Cas9 for in vivo and therapeutic applications.

Location:  Class of

Posted by:  Anne Reed, Shared Resource Laboratories, 24-Jul-14 8:01am ET


September 11, 2014 ( Thursday )

11:00am - 12:00pm
EHSC Seminar Series: Dr. Arti Shukla, University of Vermont

Dr. Arti Shukla, University of Vermont, Dept. of Pathology, will present a seminar as part of the EHSC Seminar Series on September 11, 2014,starting at 11 a.m. in the EHSC Conference Room (4-8820). Her seminar is entitled: "Inflammasomes in asbestos-induced mesothelial cell pathogenesis."

Location:  EHSC Conference Room (Med. Ctr. 4-8820)

Posted by:  Judy Havalack, Environmental Medicine, 31-Jul-14 11:13am ET


September 17, 2014 ( Wednesday )

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Series

Jamie Cate, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

"eIF3: a Bridge Between Translation and Transcription"

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

K-307 (3-6408)

Dr. Jamie Cate will also be the speaker for the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 3 – 4 p.m. in Case Method Room 1-9576 titled "Science for Breakfast".

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 17-Jun-14 10:41am ET


September 18, 2014 ( Thursday )

11:00am - 12:00pm
EHSC Seminar Series: Dr. Jamie J. Bernard, Rutgers University

Dr. Jamie J. Bernard, Rutgers University, Dept. of Chemical Biology, will present a seminar entitled: "Mechanistic studies on parametrial fat pad-promoted skin cancer" as part of the EHSC Seminar Series on September 18, 2014, starting at 11 a.m. in the EHSC Conference Room (4-8820).

Location:  EHSC Conference Room (Med. Ctr. 4-8820)

Posted by:  Judy Havalack, Environmental Medicine, 31-Jul-14 11:17am ET


3:00pm - 4:00pm
Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Meeting

Jamie Cate, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Title: "Science for Breakfast"

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Dr. Jamie Cate will also be presenting a seminar in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics seminar series on Wednesday, September 17th titled "eIF3: a Bridge Between Translation and Transcription" at 2:00 p.m. in K-307.

Location:  Case Method Room 1-9576

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 24-Jun-14 11:28am ET


September 24, 2014 ( Wednesday )

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Seminar Series

Kinga Hosszu, Ph.D., Outreach Director – F1000 Americas, Faculty of 1000, New York, NY

"Innovations in Research Impact Measurement and Literature Discovery"

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 1-Aug-14 12:53pm ET

 
 
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