Other Events & Dates
September through October 2014


September 3, 2014 ( Wednesday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chemistry Ph.D. Defense

Title: Size-Programmed Synthesis of Lead Selenide Quantum Dots

Amanda Preske – University of Rochester, Department of Chemistry Physical Seminar

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 26-Aug-14 4:22pm 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 '62 Auditorium, G-9425

Posted by:  Anne Reed, Shared Resource Laboratories, 2-Sep-14 11:28am ET


September 8, 2014 ( Monday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chemistry Inorganic Seminar

Title: Oxazolinylborate Metal Compounds and Catalysis

Professor Aaron Sadow; Iowa State University, Department of Chemistry

Host: Prof. William Jones

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 26-Aug-14 4:31pm 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 12, 2014 ( Friday )

9:00am - 10:00am
Organic Chemistry Seminar

Title: Chemical Biology Approaches to Innate Immunity and Vaccines: Probing a Code Without a Key

Professor Aaron Esser-Kahn; University of California - Irvine, Department of Chemistry

Host: Prof. Rudi Fasan

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 2-Sep-14 3:22pm ET


September 15, 2014 ( Monday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar

Title: Modeling non equilibrium dynamical processes in TDDFT: optoelectronic and photovoltaic applications

Professor Dr. Angel Rubio; Universidad del Pais, Vasco - Spain, Departamento de Fosoca de Materiales

Host: Prof. Ignacio Franco

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 26-Aug-14 4:29pm ET


September 17, 2014 ( Wednesday )

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Chemistry Colloquium

Title: A New Way to Degrade Heme: IsdG-like Enzymes Degrade Heme without Release of CO

Professor Masao Ikeda-Saito – Tohoku University - Japan, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials

Host: Prof. Kara Bren

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 26-Aug-14 4:34pm ET


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 22, 2014 ( Monday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Physical Chemistry Seminar

Title: Solvation Dynamics and Vibrational Spectroscopy in Ionic Liquids

Professor Steven Corcelli – University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Host: Prof. David McCamant

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 26-Aug-14 4:37pm 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


September 26, 2014 ( Friday )

9:00am - 10:00am
Organic Chemistry Seminar

Oxidative Allene Amination in the Synthesis of Complex Molecular Scaffolds

Professor Jennifer Schomaker – University of Wisconsin, Department of Chemistry

Host: Prof. Daniel Weix

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 26-Aug-14 4:39pm ET


September 29, 2014 ( Monday )

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chemistry Inorganic Seminar

Title: Carbon Dioxide-Olefin Coupling at Zerovalent Metals: Routes Toward Acrylates

Professor Wesley Bernskoetter – Brown University, Department of Chemistry

Host: Prof. Michael Neidig

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473, RC

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 26-Aug-14 4:41pm ET


October 1, 2014 ( Wednesday )

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

Jeffrey Kieft, Ph.D., Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine

"Flavivirus (Dengue, West Nile, etc.)-caused Disease Depends on Structured RNA Wrenches Thrown into Protein Machines"

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind

K-307 (3-6408)

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 11-Jun-14 9:24am ET


October 7, 2014 ( Tuesday )

10:00am - 3:30pm
Lung Research & Trainee Day

10-12 pm Poster Session (Morning refreshments provided)

12-1 pm: Guest Speaker- Professor Dr. Victor Thannickal, Director, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care at University of Alabama at Birmingham. (Box lunch provided)

2-3:30 pm Career Development Round Table (Light snack provided)


Location:  Flaum Atrium & Class of '62

Posted by:  Laurie Furibondo, Environmental Medicine, 28-Aug-14 4:58pm ET


October 8, 2014 ( Wednesday )

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

Victor Corces, Ph.D., Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

"Transcription and the Three-Dimensional Organization of the Genome"

Hosts: T32 Training Grant Graduate Students (Amber Cutter) & Dr. Lynne Maquat, T32 P.I.

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 1-Aug-14 12:58pm ET


October 15, 2014 ( Wednesday )

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

Traci Hall, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Structural Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC

"Long Lost Relatives: The Expanding PUF Protein Family"

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

K-307 (3-6408)

Dr. Traci Hall will also be the speaker for the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 3 pm - 4 p.m. in the Case Method Room (1-9576) titled "Personalized Science: The Roles of Heroes, Mentors, and Family in Our Careers".

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 11-Jun-14 9:40am ET


October 16, 2014 ( Thursday )

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

Traci Hall, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Structural Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC

"Personalized Science: The Roles of Heroes, Mentors, and Family in Our Careers"

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf

Case Method Room 1-9576

Dr. Traci Hall will also be presenting a seminar in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics seminar series on Wednesday, October 15th titled "Long Lost Relatives: The Expanding PUF Protein Family" at 2:00 p.m. in K-307.

Location:  Case Method Room 1-9576

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 24-Jun-14 11:29am ET


October 22, 2014 ( Wednesday )

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

Melanie Cobb, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

"ERKonomics in Metabolic Signaling"

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines

K-307 (3-6408)

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 4-Aug-14 10:16am ET


October 29, 2014 ( Wednesday )

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

Adrian R. Ferré-D'Amaré, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD

"Structural Analyses of RNA-Small Molecule Interactions: Bacterial Riboswitches and Engineered Devices"

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky

K-307 (3-6408)

Location:  K-307 (3-6408)

Posted by:  Stephanie Scoville, Biochem & Biophys, 12-Jun-14 10:14am ET

 
 
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