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Translational Control Mechanisms of VEGFA

Peng Yao, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

 Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Deciphering the Intimate Connections Between Translation and mRNA Decay

Rachel Green, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 Nov 30, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Initiation of Paramyxovirus Transcription and Genome Replication

Rachel Fearns, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

 Nov 16, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Molecular characterization of nucleosome recognition by linker histone H1

Amber Cutter - PhD Candidate

 Nov 15, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper S-Wing (3-7619

Investigating the Dynamic Structure of the Human Spliceosome

Melissa Jurica, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

 Nov 09, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

S. cerevisiae Trm140 has two recognition modes for 3-methylcytidine modification of tRNA substrates

Lu Han - PhD Candidate

 Nov 08, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper S-Wing (3-7619

Codon Usage - A Guide for Protein Folding in the Cell

Anton A. Komar, Ph.D. - Professor, Director, Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

 Nov 02, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Translational Control in Stress Response: from Ribosome to mRNA

Shu-Bing Qian, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 Oct 26, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

From the Top Down: Building and Specializing Epithelial Organs

Deborah Andrew, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 Oct 19, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Student Seminar: Detection of a Bithional Sensitive Potassium Channel in Cardiac Mitochondria Absent in Slo2.1 Knockouts

Owen Smith - PhD Candidate

 Oct 18, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Imaging the Functions of Multi-Component Molecular Assemblies at the Single-Molecule Scale

Scott C. Blanchard, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY, NY

 Oct 12, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Biological Action in Read-Write Genome Evolution

James Shapiro, Ph.D. - Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 Oct 05, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Identifying the Structural and Energetic Factors that Govern Ribosome Function

Paul Whitford, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

 Sep 28, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

tRNA Splicing and Repair: Many Ways to Make Ends Meet

Stewart Shuman, M.D., Ph.D. - Molecular Biologist, Molecular Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY

 Sep 21, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Integrative Biophysical Approaches to Reveal Mechanisms of Viral Gene Expression

Blanton Tolbert, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

 Sep 14, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Connecting Sequence-Encoded Information to Form and Functions of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Rohit Pappu, Ph.D. - Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director of the Center for Biological Systems Engineering, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO

 May 04, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Alan Grossfield

Structural Dissection of the Ribosome as a Cellular Stress Sensor

Andrei Korostelev, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

 Apr 27, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Order from Disorder: Defining Functions of Dysfunctional Proteins

Elizabeth Rhoades, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Alan Grossfield

Regulation and Function of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) in Pathological Vascular Remodeling

Lingfeng Luo - PhD Candidates

 Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Understanding the Effect of Direct Protein-Lipid Interactions on Rhodopsin Structure and Retinal Behavior

Letty (Leslie) Salas Estrada - PhD Candidate

 Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Chromatin Dynamics of Histone Variants H2A.Z and CENP-A at Yeast Promoters and Centromeres

Carl Wu, Ph.D. - Senior Fellow and Lab Head, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA

 Apr 13, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

TBD

Luke Marr/Louis Smith - PhD Candidates

 Apr 12, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Transcriptome Analysis by Integrating Third Generation Sequencing and Second Generation Sequencing

Kin Fai Au, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

 Apr 06, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Xin Li

TBD

Fanfan Hao - PhD Candidate

 Apr 05, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

The Structures of E. coli HipBA-promoter Complexes Reveal the Molecular Basis of HipBA Repression and Heritable Multidrug Tolerance

Richard G. Brennan, Ph.D. - James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry; Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

 Mar 30, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: NIH T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences Graduate Students

Pseudouridylation of S. cerevisiae U2 snRNA by Box H/ACA Ribonucleoprotein Guided Mechanism

Meemanage De Zoysa - PhD Candidates

 Mar 29, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Transcriptional Coactivation Through 5'-End Binding of Nascent RNAs

Christopher Phipps - PhD Candidates

 Mar 29, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

VEGF-Ax, an Anti-angiogenic VEGF-A Isoform Generated by Programmed Stop Codon Readthrough of vegfa mRNA

Paul L. Fox, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 Mar 23, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky

Investigating genome-wide patterns of secondary structure in mRNA sequences

Mohammad Kayedkhordeh - PhD Candidates

 Mar 22, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Dissecting the Function of Domain-Forming Transcriptional Enhancers

Sierra Fox - PhD Candidates

 Mar 22, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

An Editor’s Eye View of Publishing in Science

Guy Riddihough, Ph.D. - Senior Editor; Research, Perspectives Editor at Science, Washington, D.C.

 Mar 18, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Competition for a Hungry Spliceosome Shapes mRNA Populations and Cell Phenotypes

Manuel Ares, Jr., Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

 Mar 16, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf

Yeast Cell Surface Display of HIV Envelope Glycoprotein for Vaccine Development

Hong Zhu - PhD Candidates

 Mar 15, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Defining mechanisms that maintain reading frame in eukaryotic translation

Jiyu Wang - PhD Candidates

 Mar 15, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

GPCRs, Powerful Allosteric Switches to Regulate G Proteins and Cell Signaling

Roger K. Sunahara, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, CA

 Mar 09, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: NIH T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences Graduate Students

The Regulation of Poly(A) Site Utilization by Intragenic Transcriptional Enhancers

Jonathan Flax, M.D. - Research Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Rochester, NY

 Mar 02, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Structure and function investigation of a riboswitch

Debapratim Dutta - PhD Candidates

 Mar 01, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

The Human Cytomegalovirus UL26 Protein Modulates the NFκB Host Defense Pathway

Christopher Goodwin /Debapratim Dutta - PhD Candidates

 Mar 01, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Ribosomal Response to Damaged mRNA

Hani Zaher, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO

 Feb 24, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Xin Li

Exploring the Basis of U2AF65-Purine Degeneracy and its Relevance in Human Genetic Disease

Steven Henderson - PhD Candidates

 Feb 23, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)

TurboFold II: structure based RNA multiple sequence alignment

Zhen Tan - PhD Candidates

 Feb 23, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)

"SLNC"-ing Towards Invasion: A Long Non-Coding RNA Implicates the Androgen Receptor and Brn3a in Melanoma Invasion

Karyn Schmidt, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 Feb 17, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Signaling Response and Cell Surface Abundance of Ste2p, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae G Protein-Coupled Receptor

Shairy Danial - PhD Candidates

 Feb 16, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Prediction of RNA secondary structure including non-canonical pairs

Michael Sloma - PhD Candidates

 Feb 16, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

3' UTR SINEs and Staufen-mediated mRNA decay regulate orthologous human and mouse genes

Bronwyn Lucas - PhD Candidates

 Feb 09, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Substrate specificity of the Trm140 C32 methyltransferase

Lu Han - PhD Candidates

 Feb 09, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Mapping multiple nucleosome interaction sites of linker histone H1

Amber Cutter - PhD Candidates

 Feb 02, 2016 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Unexpected Structure and Stabilities for RNAs Containing GU Base Pairs Near Loops

Kyle Berger - PhD Candidates

 Feb 02, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Determining the role of G-protein βγ translocation in GPCR-mediated activation of perinuclear PI4P hydrolysis in cardiac myocytes

Jerry Madukwe - PhD Candidate

 Jan 26, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)

Characterizing the Substrate Specificity of the Rapid tRNA Decay Pathway

Matthew Payea - PhD Candidate

 Jan 19, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Investigating an SF3b155 Scaffold for UHM-Containing Pre-mRNA Splicing Factors

Sarah Loerch - PhD Candidate

 Jan 12, 2016 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)