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Metabolic Influences on RNA Biology

Benjamin Tu,Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

 Dec 06, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Satellite DNA and Meiotic Drive in Drosophila

Amanda M. Larracuente, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Nov 29, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Latching on and Moving Forward: Career Advice from the Ribosome

Sarah Walker, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY (Co-Sponsored by the RNA Society)

 Nov 16, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Emerging Roles for mRNA Polyadenylation in Stem Cells

Yongsheng Shi, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, CA

 Nov 15, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Xin Li

Establishing and Maintaining Epigenetic Memories

Danesh Moazed, Ph.D. - Investigator, HHMI; Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

 Nov 08, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Small and Bright: Tailoring Luminescent Nanoparticles in Biology

Gang Han, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

 Nov 01, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Diverse Biology of tRNA-Derived Fragments

Pavel Ivanov, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Associate Immunologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Associate Member, The Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T., Cambridge, MA

 Oct 18, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Academic Science: Amazing Career Opportunities

Anita Hopper, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 Oct 12, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-7619 Adolph Lower Auditorium

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

tRNA Splicing and Subcellular Dynamics

Anita Hopper, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

 Oct 11, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

mRNA and tRNA Modifications in the Regulation of Gene Expression

Tao Pan, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 Oct 04, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Unraveling the Role of RNA Structure in Gene Regulation Through Studies of the RNA Helicase Dbp2/DDX5

Elizabeth J. Tran, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 Sep 27, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

From U of R to Tenure-Track: Teaching and Research at a Small Liberal Arts

Emily Desmet Ledgerwood, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY

 Sep 21, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Uncovering Novel Capabilities of Acid Sensing Ion Channels

David M. MacLean, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 May 31, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

A Journey In and Out of Science and the Challenges of Career Re-entry

Jane Skok, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

 May 15, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph Aud 1-7619

Mechanism and Dysfunction of Spliceosome Assembly

Aaron Hoskins, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

 May 03, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Proportional Boolean Networks for Pathway Analysis of omicsData

Rohith Palli - PhD Candidate

 May 02, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Identifying a Phospholipase Cε Region that Interacts with Gβγ

Jerry Madukwe - PhD Candidate

 May 02, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Ribosomal RNA Modification and Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance

Graeme L. Conn, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

 Apr 26, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Regulation of Protein Synthesis by mRNA Structure

Wan-Jung Lai - PhD Candidate

 Apr 25, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Investigating Methyltransferase Activity of PRDM3

Yuliya Muradova - PhD Candidate

 Apr 25, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Exploration of CRISPR Diversity: from Microbiology to Biotechnology

Feng Zhang, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences; Core Member, Broad Institute of MIT, Cambridge, MA

 Apr 19, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

The Roles of Histone H2A Variants in Erythroid Maturation

Nazish Jeffery - PhD Candidate

 Apr 18, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Conformational dynamics of an HIV-1 RNA hairpin bound to a lab-evolved peptide

Chapin Cavender - PhD Candidate

 Apr 18, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

How RNA Structures ‘Jiggle and Wiggle’ at Atomic Resolution: Importance to Function and Drug Discovery

Hashim Al-Hashimi, Ph.D. - James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry, Director, Duke Center for RNA Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

 Apr 12, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Multiplex Detection of Biomarkers for Sepsis by Monolithically Integrated Photonic Microring Resonator Biosensors in a Hand-held Device

Michael Bryan - PhD Candidate

 Apr 11, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | Whipple (2-6424)

Mechanisms of Codon-mediated Inhibition of Translation

Lisa Houston - PhD Candidate

 Apr 11, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Whipple (2-6424)

LncRNA Control of Heart Development and Disease

Doug M. Anderson, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

 Apr 05, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Disrupting the Erythroid Enhancer for Setd8 in Human Hematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells with CRISPR/Cas9

Tyler Couch - PhD Candidate

 Apr 04, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Strategies for Enhancing Permeability and Specificity of RNA-targeted Anti-HIV Compounds

Viktoriya Anokhina - PhD Candidate

 Apr 04, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Specialized Translation Mechanisms by microRNAs in Cancer Quiescence

Shobha Vasudevan, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Cancer Research, Boston, MA

 Mar 29, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Seeds for Collaboration: Faculty Mixer

David Auerbach, Ph.D., Danielle Benoit, and Eric Phizicky

 Mar 28, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m.

 Medical Center | LeChase Assembly Room G-9576

Defining Context Specific Gene Sets for Deconvolution and Pathway Analysis

Lauren Benoodt - PhD Candidate

 Mar 28, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

The Role of Yeast Met22 and pAp Signaling in Rapid tRNA Decay

Thareendra De Zoysa - PhD Candidate

 Mar 28, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Genomic Mechanisms of Gene Regulation and Chromatin Organization

Frank Pugh, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 Mar 22, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

A Novel Method for Probing Chromatin Accessibility

Luke Marr - PhD Candidate

 Mar 21, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Mechanism-Based Antisense Therapy for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Adrian R. Krainer, Ph.D. - St. Giles Foundation Professor of Molecular Genetics and Program Chair, Cancer & Molecular Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

 Mar 15, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Mechanisms of RNA-based Immunity in Prokaryotes

Ailong Ke, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 Mar 08, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Communication between the Core Histone Tails and H1 Carboxyl-Terminal Domain

Fanfan Hao - PhD Candidate

 Mar 07, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Substrate Recognition by Box H/ACA RNA Guided Pseudouridylation

Meemanage De Zoysa - PhD Candidate

 Mar 07, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Diversity in Post-Transcriptional Modifications: Adaptive or Not?

Jianzhi - Marshall W. Nirenberg Collegiate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 Mar 01, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Coactivator PGC1β Contains a Novel CBP80-Binding Motif That Orchestrates Efficient Target-Gene Transcription and Transcript Splicing

Christopher Phipps - PhD Candidate

 Feb 28, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Benchmarking RNA Force Fields using Hairpin Loop Folding Free Energy Change

Louis Smith - PhD Candidate

 Feb 28, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Defining Mechanisms that Maintain Reading Frame in Eukaryotic Translation

Jiyu Wang - PhD Candidate

 Feb 21, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Yeast Cell Surface Display of HIV Envelope Glycoprotein for Vaccine Development

Hong Zhu - PhD Candidate

 Feb 21, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Regulation and Function of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterases in Pathological Vascular Remodeling

Lingfeng Luo - PhD Candidate

 Feb 14, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Model RNA Secondary Structure with Sequence Comparison and Experimental Mapping Data

Zhen Tan - PhD Candidate

 Feb 14, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Characterization of Opsin's Activation Mechanism Using Multi-basin Structure-based Models

Letty Salas Estrada - PhD Candidate

 Feb 07, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Exploring the Link between Longevity and DNA Double Strand Break Repair Coordination by SIRT6

Steven Henderson - PhD Candidate

 Feb 07, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

HCMV and Immunity: UL26 Interactions with NFkB and ISGylation Pathways

Christopher Goodwin - PhD Candidate

 Jan 31, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Relating RNA Structure to Regulatory Conformation in Live Cells

Debapratim Dutta - PhD Candidate

 Jan 31, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Investigating Genome-wide Patterns of Secondary Structure in mRNA Sequences

Mohammad Kayedkhordeh - PhD Candidate

 Jan 24, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m.

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

Dissecting the Function of Domain-Forming Transcriptional Enhancers

Sierra Fox - PhD Candidate

 Jan 24, 2017 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Regulation of Reversible Phosphorylation in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Formation

Hugh Xia, M.Sc., Ph.D. - Paul Stark Professor of Pharmacology; Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology & Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Jan 11, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)