Past Seminars

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Date Presenter(s) Affiliation Title
January 17 Phil Belgrader, Ph.D. R& D Manager, Bio-Rad (formerly QuantaLife) in Hercules, CA Biotech Startups - Risks and Rewards
February 21 Melissa J. Moore, Ph.D. Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-director, RNA and Neuro Therapeutics Institutes; Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts Re-writing the Unwritten Rules
March 21 Eleanor Goldfarb, N.P. Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Open Sky Yoga Center, Rochester, NY How the Yogis Do It: The Science of Stress Management
April 18 Wendi Heinzelman, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY Leveraging Opportunities in Graduate School to Build the Career YOU Want
May 16 Kara Bren, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY Mentee-mentor relationships in the development of an academic career
October 2 Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Ph.D. Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Cambridge Biomedical Campus; Cambridge, England Normal and Unusual Decoding by the Ribosome
October 3 Venki Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate Professor, Structural Studies Division MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, England From a Childhood in India to Seeing the Structure of the Machine that Reads our Genes
October 17 Lea Vacca Michel, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Materials Science Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY Timing is Everything … Or Is It?
November 6 Arlen Johnson, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences; The University of Texas at Austin Test Driving the 60S Ribosomal Subunit
November 21 Martha Fedor, Ph.D. Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA An Unforeseen Path to a Fortuitous End
December 18 Hazel Holden, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biochemistry; University of Wisconsin-Madison Structural Insights into Novel Deoxysugar Biosynthesis in Bacteria
December 19 Hazel M. Holden, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Biochemistry College of Agricultural and Life Sciences University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison WI My Circuitous Route from New Providence, NJ to Madison, WI
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