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Development of Next-Gen PCR Technologies

Phillip Belgrader, Ph.D. - R&D Manager, Bio-Rad (formerly QuantaLife)

 Jan 17, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Aud.)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

Assembly and Dynamics of Uber Complex RNPs

Melissa Moore, Ph.D. - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director, RNA and Neuro Therapeutics Institutes; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Feb 20, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

Activation of the G Protein Coupled Receptor Rhodopsin: From Femtoseconds to Seconds

Oliver Ernst, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Toronto

 Feb 27, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Assessing and Validating Simulation Approaches to Model Nucleic Acid Structure and RNA-Ligand Interactions

Thomas Cheatham, III, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah

 Mar 07, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. David Mathews

Reversible DNA and RNA Methylation in Biological Regulation

Chuan He, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry; Director, Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, University of Chicago

 Mar 13, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Yi-Tao Yu

Modulation of Folding Energy Landscape by Charge-Charge Interactions: Linking Experiments with Computational Modeling

George Makhatadze, Ph.D. - Senior Constellation Chaired Professor in Biocomputation and Bioinformatics; Professor, Department of Biology, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 Mar 20, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dimitri Ermolenko

The Role of MicroRNAs in Cancer: Cross-Talk with Antioxidant Genes

Jozef Dulak, Ph.D. D.Sc. - Professor and Head, Department of Medical Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Poland

 Mar 27, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines

mRNA Surveillance is Driven by Translation

Rachel Green, Ph.D. - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 Apr 03, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Cancer Metabolism: Cell Biology and Translational Opportunities

Ralph DeBerardinis, M.D. Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Genetics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 Apr 10, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Joshua Munger

Cryo-EM with Movies: Higher Resolution with Optimized Image Contrast

Nikolaus Grigorieff, Ph.D. - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Brandeis University

 Apr 17, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Using Computer Simulations to Investigate Dynamic Aspects of Inhibitor Binding and Potency

Carlos Simmerling, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Stony Brook

 Apr 24, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. David Mathews

The Structure and Viral Recognition Mechanisms of Surveillance Protein RIG-I

Anna Marie Pyle, Ph.D. - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Departments of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology and Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 May 01, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: T32 Training Grant Graduate Students (Joseph Liberman)

Structure and Dynamics of the Ribosome

Harry Noller, Ph.D. - Director, Center of Molecular Biology of RNA, University of California, Santa Cruz

 May 08, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Aud.)

Host: Drs. Lynne Maquat, Dmitri Ermolenko and Gloria Culver

Circadian Components as Modulators of Cell Cycle Signaling

Carla Finkielstein, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

 May 22, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines

Controlling Biology By Protein Design

Shohei Koide, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago

 May 29, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

APOBEC3 Proteins: role in sexual transmission of retroviruses

Chioma Okeoma, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular & Cellular Biology, The University of Iowa

 Jul 15, 2013 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Harold Smith

Adapting to Stress: Lessons from a Model Organism

James R. Broach, Ph.D. - Director, Penn State Hershey Institute for Personalized Medicine, Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State Professor Emeritus of Princeton University

 Jul 17, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

Trinucleotide Repeat Instability via DNA Base Lesion Repair

Yuan Liu, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry School of Integrated Science and Humanity Florida International University

 Aug 07, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 1-6823 (Neuman Conference Room)

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

The Importance of Being Modified: How Modified Nucleosides Influence Codon Usage

Paul Agris, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Chemistry; Director, The RNA Institute; SUNY Albany

 Sep 18, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind (Co-Sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute & the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Neurexins - Synaptic Organizers Implicated in Neurological Disease

Gabrielle Rudenko, Ph.D. - Research Assistant Professor, Life Sciences Institute; Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology; University of Michigan Medical School

 Sep 23, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

The Role of PARP-1 in Chromatin-Mediated Gene Regulation: Control of Cellular Signaling and Differentiation Programs

W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D. - Director, Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences; Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Science, Department of Ob/Gyn; Professor, Department of Pharmacology; Cecil H. and Ida Green Distinguished Chair in Reproductive Biology Sciences; UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

 Sep 25, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Michael Bulger (Co-Sponsored by the Department of Environmental Medicine)

Normal and Unusual Decoding by the Ribosome

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Ph.D. - Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology; Cambridge Biomedical Campus; Cambridge, England

 Oct 02, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Aud.)

Host: Dr. Yi-Tao Yu (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster & Graduate Women in Science)

Clock Proteins: New Players in DNA-Damage Signaling

Carla Finkielstein, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences; Virginia Polytechnic Institute

 Oct 09, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines

Spliceosome Assembly and Activity

Andrew MacMillan, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry; University of Alberta

 Oct 16, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf

Identification of a New RNA Degradation Machine: A Bedside to Bench Story

Sandra Wolin, M.D.,Ph.D. - Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Vice Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Yale University School of Medicine

 Oct 21, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 2-6408 (K-207 Aud)

Using Computer Simulations to Investigate Dynamic Aspects of Inhibitor Binding and Potency

Carlos Simmerling, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry; SUNY Stony Brook

 Oct 23, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. David Mathews

When Chromatin Assembly Goes Awry

Jessica Tyler, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Oct 30, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Michael Bulger and Dr. Lata Balakrishnan

Test Driving the 60S Ribosomal Subunit

Arlen Johnson, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences; The University of Texas at Austin

 Nov 06, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky

RNA Sensors and Global Metabolic Regulation

Martha Fedor, Ph.D. - Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology; The Scripps Research Institute

 Nov 20, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

Communicating Science in the 21st Century

Martha Fedor, Ph.D. - Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology; The Scripps Research Institute

 Nov 21, 2013 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Auditorium)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

An Unforeseen Path to a Fortuitous End

Martha Fedor, Ph.D. - Editor in Chief, Journal of Biological Chemistry; Professor, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

 Nov 21, 2013 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

Structural Insights into Novel Deoxysugar Biosynthesis in Bacteria

Hazel Holden, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry; University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Dec 18, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

The Role of RNA- and DNA-Binding Proteins in Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation and Innate Immunity

Manuel Ascano, Jr. Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology at the Rockefeller University

 Jan 08, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Small RNA Sorting is Critical for Germline Surveillance and Fertility

Carolyn Phillips, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School

 Jan 13, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Assessing the Orientation of Vaccine Candidate P6 in Nontypable Haemophilus Influenza

Lea Vacca Michel, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

 Jan 15, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. David Mathews

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Yinghan Fu

Yinghan Fu - PhD Candidate(s)

 Jan 21, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Unraveling the Effects of microRNAs: Targets and mRNP Remodeling

Olivia Rissland, D.Phil. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

 Jan 22, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Mechanistic Studies of Eukaryolic Translation Initiation

Sarah Walker - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry at John Hopkins University School of Medicine; Research Fellow in the Intramural Program of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development at the NIH

 Jan 27, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Nicholas Leioatts

Nicholas Leioatts - PhD Candidate(s)

 Jan 28, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Stefanie DeVito and Chinmay Surve

Stefanie DeVito and Chinmay Surve - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 04, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Stefanie DeVito and Chinmay Surve

Stefanie DeVito and Chinmay Surve - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 04, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Integrative Approaches for Decoding the Function of Long Non-coding RNAs in Human Cancer

Yiwen Chen, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health

 Feb 10, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Dejun Lin and Sarah Loerch

Dejun Lin and Sarah Loerch - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Dejun Lin and Sarah Loerch

Dejun Lin and Sarah Loerch - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

piRNA Primary Transcripts: A New Class of Long Non-coding RNA

Xin Zhiguo Li, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Associate, University of Massachusetts, Medical School/HHMI

 Feb 17, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Yongchun Zhang and John Vadas

Yongchun Zhang and John Vadas - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 18, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Yongchun Zhang and John Vadas

Yongchun Zhang and John Vadas - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 18, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Science and News: A Marriage of Convenience

Joe Palca, Ph.D. - Science Correspondent, NPR News, Washington, D.C.

 Feb 20, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Auditorium)

Host: Dr. Lynne E. Maquat

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Shihao Xu and Clarence Ling

Shihao Xu and Clarence Ling - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 25, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Shihao Xu and Clarence Ling

Shihao Xu and Clarence Ling - PhD Candidate(s)

 Feb 25, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Synthetic Molecular Evolution of Membrane Active Peptides

William C. Wimley, Ph.D. - Department of Biochemistry, Tulane University School of Medicine

 Feb 26, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Alan Grossfield

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Christina Brule and Jerry Madukwe

Christina Brule and Jerry Madukwe - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 04, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Christina Brule and Jerry Madukwe

Christina Brule and Jerry Madukwe - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 04, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Mechanisms of Human Translation and mRNA Turnover Regulation

Jens Lykke-Andersen, Ph.D. - Professor, Division of Biological Science, University of California, San Diego

 Mar 05, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Yi-Tao Yu

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Matthew Payea and Morgan Monaghan

Matthew Payea and Jerry Madukwe - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Matthew Payea and Morgan Monaghan

Matthew Payea and Jerry Madukwe - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 11, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Stepwise Analysis of RNA Interference by Single Molecule and Single Cell Platform

Sua Myong, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Bioengineering Department, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

 Mar 12, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Rakesh Chatrikhi and Mallory Scott

Rakesh Chatrikhi and Mallory Scott - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Rakesh Chatrikhi and Mallory Scott

Rakesh Chatrikhi and Mallory Scott - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 18, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Mechanism and Regulation of DNA Double-Strand Break Repair

Lorraine Symington, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Columbia University

 Mar 19, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Elaine Sia and Lynne Maquat

Using Microsoft Word to Format Your Dissertation

Patrick Brandt, Ph.D. - Director of Science, Training and Diversity, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Dentistry

 Mar 21, 2014 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | 1-6823 (Neuman Room)

Thinking Strategically About Your Postdoc Training

Patrick Brandt, Ph.D. - Director of Science, Training and Diversity, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Dentistry

 Mar 21, 2014 @ 4:00 p.m.

 Helen Wood Hall | 1W304

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Thomas Hilimire and Owen Smith

Morgan Monaghan and Owen Smith - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 25, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Thomas Hilimire and Owen Smith

Morgan Monaghan and Owen Smith - PhD Candidate(s)

 Mar 25, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Karl Smith and Bronwyn Lucas

Karl Smith and Amber Cutter - PhD Candidate(s)

 Apr 01, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Karl Smith and Bronwyn Lucas

Karl Smith and Amber Cutter - PhD Candidate(s)

 Apr 01, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

eIF5A Promotes Polyproline Protein Production

Thomas Dever, Ph.D. - Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health

 Apr 02, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Christina Brule

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Kyle Berger and Amber Cutter

Kyle Berger and Bronwyn Lucas - PhD Candidate(s)

 Apr 08, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BPH 572) for Kyle Berger and Amber Cutter

Kyle Berger and Bronwyn Lucas - PhD Candidate(s)

 Apr 08, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

How Enzymes Work

Dan Hershlag, Ph.D. - Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and of Chemical Engineering; Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs, Stanford University

 Apr 09, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Michael Sloma and Lu Han

Michael Sloma and Lu Han - PhD Candidate(s)

 Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 502) for Michael Sloma and Lu Han

Michael Sloma and Lu Han - PhD Candidate(s)

 Apr 15, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Story in a Sample: How cryo-EM Unravels Multiple States of the Ribosome in a Single Experiment

Joachim Frank, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

 Apr 16, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

The Dark Side of Functional Genomics and a New Hope: Genome-Wide Screens with RNAi and CRISPR

John Doench, Ph.D. - Research Scientist, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

 Apr 23, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. David Mathews

Liver Inflammation and Cancer

Michael Karin, Ph.D. - Professor of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego

 Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 (Case Method Room)

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines

The Metabolic Code

Brian Shoichet, Ph.D. - Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto; Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California, San Francisco; Member of the Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto

 May 07, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | G-9425 (Class of '62 Auditorium)

Host: Drs. Sina Ghaemmaghami and Lynne Maquat

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Angela Balliano

Eric Phizizky & Angela Balliano - PhD Candidate

 Sep 09, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Angela Balliano

Eric Phizizky & Angela Balliano - PhD Candidate

 Sep 09, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Rajashri Sridharan

Rajashri Sridharan - PhD Candidate

 Sep 16, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

eIF3: a Bridge Between Translation and Transcription

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

 Sep 17, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

eIF3: a Bridge Between Translation and Transcription

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

 Sep 17, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

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

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Guangze Jin

Guangze Jin - PhD Candidate

 Sep 23, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)

Innovations in Research Impact Measurement and Literature Discovery

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

 Sep 24, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Dhruba Jyoti Basu Roy

Dhruba Jyoti Basu Roy - PhD Candidate

 Sep 30, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

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

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

 Oct 01, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Joseph Wedekind

Effects of non-histone protein HMGN1 on histone tail domain interactions and H1 binding in chromatin

Kevin Murphy - PhD Candidate

 Oct 07, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Transcription and the Three-Dimensional Organization of the Genome

Victor Corces, Ph.D. - Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Oct 08, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: T32 Training Grant Graduate Students (Amber Cutter)

Investigating the role of PGE2 receptor subtype 1 (EP1) in Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) differentiation

Marina Feigenson - PhD Candidate

 Oct 14, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Long Lost Relatives: The Expanding PUF Protein Family

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

 Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

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

Long Lost Relatives: The Expanding PUF Protein Family

Traci Hall, Ph.D. - Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Structural Biology, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

 Oct 15, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for He Fang

He Fang - PhD Candidate

 Oct 21, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)

ERKonomics in Metabolic Signaling

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

 Oct 22, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Yinghan Fu

Yinghan Fu - PhD Candidate

 Oct 28, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7616 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

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

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

 Oct 29, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Chinmay Surve

Chinmay Surve - PhD Candidate

 Nov 04, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Structural Studies of Bacterial Transcription

Seth Darst, Ph.D. - Jack Fishman Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

 Nov 05, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf & Dr. Michael Gleghorn (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Coordinated Responses to Nutritional Metal Stress by Heme-Dependent Gene Expression

Mark O'Brian, Ph.D. - Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Biochemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo

 Nov 12, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Mahin Maines

HCMV-mediated activation of pyrimidine biosynthesis drives UDP-sugar synthesis to support viral protein glycosylation

Stefanie DeVito - PhD Candidate

 Nov 18, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)

The Molecular Tool-Kit of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers

Erica Ollmann Saphire, Ph.D. - Professor of Immunology and Microbial Science, Scripps Research Institute, California Campus

 Nov 19, 2014 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Host: Joshua Munger & Luis Martinez-Sobrido

Oncogenic mutations-induced restriction to HCMV infection

Shihao Xu - PhD Candidate

 Nov 25, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Dejun Lin

Dejun Lin - PhD Candidate

 Dec 02, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)

The Ribosome Determines mRNA Stability

Jeff Coller, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Associate Director, Center for RNA Molecular Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

 Dec 03, 2014 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky

Student Seminar (BCH 501/BPH 571) for Yongchun Zhang

Yongchun Zhang - PhD Candidate

 Dec 09, 2014 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)