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PhD Thesis Defense: Molecular Characterization of Nucleosome Recognition by Linker Histone H1.0

Amber Cutter - PhD Candidate

 Jan 16, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Neuman Room (1-6823)

Host: Jeffrey Hayes, PhD

Tales from the Other Side: My Experience Working in Industry

Melanie Preston, Ph.D. - Scientific Instructional Designer, Promega; Madison, WI

 Jan 18, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

The Biology of Anticodon Stem-Loop Modifications of Yeast tRNAs

Lu Han - Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

 Jan 23, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Neuman Room 1-6823

Domestication and Diversification of Yeast

Justin Fay, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Feb 14, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Mark Dumont

A Career Path of Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research: Challenges and Rewards

Michelle Janelsins-Benton, Ph.D., M.P.H. - Associate Professor of Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Neuroscience; Director, Cancer Control and Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory; Chair of Translational Research, URCC NCORP Research Base Member, Wilmot Cancer Institute, Department of Surgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Feb 15, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of 62 Aud G-9425

Host: Dr. Catherine Ovitt

Small RNA Fighting Genome Invaders: From Bacteria to Mammals

Alexei Aravin, Ph.D. - Professor, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

 Feb 21, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Epigenetic Control of Transposable Elements in the Genome

P. Jeremy Wang, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor of Developmental Biology; Director, Center for Animal Transgenesis & Germ Cell Research, Department of Biomedical Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Mar 07, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Xin Li

Family Planning During the Pursuit of a Career in Scientific Research - Perspectives, Considerations and Resources

Kristian Baker, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

 Mar 13, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Ryan Case Method Room 1-9576

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

RNA Quality Control: Recognizing and Eliminating Nonsense

Kristian Baker, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Center for RNA Science and Therapeutics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

 Mar 14, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Biology of RNA End Modification and Repair

Jay Hesselberth, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

 Mar 21, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Functional and Regulatory Insights into RNA Editing

Jin Billy Li, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

 Mar 28, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Yi-Tao Yu (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Insights into G protein ?? Regulation of Phospholipase C?

Jerry Chukwuemeka Madukwe - PhD candidate - Biochemistry, Advisor: Dr. Alan Smrcka

 Apr 02, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Neuman Room (1-6823)

Targeting the Viral RNA Polymerase for Antiviral Therapy: Insight From Studies of Single Molecules and Single, Infected Cells

Craig E. Cameron, Ph.D. - Professor and Holder of the Eberly Family Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

 Apr 04, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: T32 Training Graduate Student, Miriam Barnett (Co-sponsored by the NIH T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences, Dr. Lynne Maquat, PI)

Designer Spliceosomes and Disease

Charles Query, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

 Apr 11, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf and Dr. Yi-Tao Yu (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Deciphering the Code of N-terminal Post-translational Modification

Christine E. Schaner Tooley, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 Apr 18, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: (Co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

Science Co-Parenting: Raising a Family and a Lab at the Same Time

Christine E. Schaner Tooley, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

 Apr 19, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Mark Dumont

Graduate Student NIH T32 Retreat in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Science: When Genetics and Epigenetics Collide: Insights Gained into Human Cancer

C. David Allis, Ph.D. - Joy and Jack Fishman Professor; Tri-Institutional Professor, Laboratory Class of ’62 Aud of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

 Apr 25, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of 62 Aud G-9425

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

Epigenetic Genome Control by Heterochromatin and RNA Processing Factors

Shiv Grewal, Ph.D. - NIH Distinguished Investigator; Chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 May 16, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: T32 Training Graduate Student, Michael Bryan (Co-sponsored by the NIH T32 Training Grant in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Sciences, Dr. Lynne Maquat, PI)

Division of Labor Among the Subunits of a Highly Coordinated Ring ATPase

Carlos J. Bustamante, Ph.D. - Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator; Raymond and Lander Aud. Beverly Sackler Chair of Biophysics; Professor of Molecular & Cell Biology, Physics, and Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

 May 23, 2018 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Hutchison Hall | Lander Aud.

Host: Dr. Ignacio Franco (Chemistry Colloquium; Co-sponsored by the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics)

RNA Binding Proteins and Cancer Progression

Fatima Gebauer, Ph.D. - ICREA and Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain

 Jun 04, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph (1-7619)

Host: ICREA and Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain

Networks of Alternative Splicing Regulation in Cancer

Juan Valcarcel, Ph.D. - ICREA and Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain

 Jun 04, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Lower Adolph (1-7619)

Host: ICREA and Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Barcelona, Spain

Mechanisms to Define and Tune the Length of Small Silencing RNAs

Dr. Ryuya Fukunaga - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 Jun 27, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Xin Li

Uncovering New Links Between Chromatin Structure and Function: the Role of Histone Variants in the Testis, Brain and During Differentiation

Dr. David Tremethick, Ph.D. - Professor, The John Curtin School of Medical Research; Head of Genome Biology Department, The Australian National University, Australia

 Jul 20, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Jeff Hayes

Alternative Splicing and the Human Immune System

Kristen W. Lynch, Ph.D. - Chair and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

 Sep 19, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

The Genome of the Hi5 Germ Cell Line from Trichoplusia ni, a Novel Model for Small RNA Biology

Zhiping Weng, Ph.D. - Li Weibo Chair in Biomedical Research; Director, Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

 Sep 26, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Xin Li (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster and the Bioinformatics Cluster)

Structural Insights into RNA Processing and Quality Control

Liang Tong, Ph.D. - William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor; Department Chair, Department of Biological Science, Columbia University, New York, NY

 Oct 03, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Ben Miller (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

The Yin and Yang of Hedgehogs in Lung Cancer Progression

James Kim, M.D., Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

 Oct 10, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Dave Mathews

The Histone Methyltransferase Setd8 is Essential for Erythroid Lineage Commitment and Terminal Maturation

Laurie Steiner, M.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Oct 17, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Embracing Change: Reframing Career Zigzags as Skillful Transitions

Annabelle Kleist, Ph.D. - Director, Teen Health & Success Partnership; UR Inclusive Climate Leadership Fellow; Center for Community Health & Prevention University of Rochester Medical Center

 Oct 18, 2018 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Intron Retention and Control of SAM Metabolism: Lessons Learned From A Long Tail

Nicholas Conrad, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

 Oct 24, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

The piRNA Pathway in Genome Defense and Fertility

Chen Chen, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

 Oct 31, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Xin Li (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Dissecting RNA Metabolism Using Single Molecule Microscopy

Daniel Zenklusen, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

 Nov 07, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Mitch O’Connell (Co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Deciphering Patterns in Selective Small Molecule:RNA Interactions

Amanda E. Hargrove, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry Duke University, Durham, NC

 Nov 14, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

Molecular Regulatory Mechanisms in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Infection and Viral Pathogenesis

Ourania Andrisani, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

 Nov 28, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Harold Smith

Chromatin Reprogramming Underlies Gene Activation and DNA Demethylation

Patrick Murphy, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Dec 12, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Josh Munger