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From the Bench to NIH: A Career Path to Science Policy

Tara A. Schwetz, Ph.D. - Associate Deputy Director, Office of the Director National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 Jan 17, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Catherine Ovitt

Using Functional Genomics to Explore the Interface Between Viruses and Hosts

Sara Cherry, Ph.D. - Professor of Microbiology; Scientific Director, High-throughput Screening Core; Director, Program for Chemogenomic Discovery University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Feb 20, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Steering Through the Ups and Downs of Research Science

Sara Cherry, Ph.D. - Professor of Microbiology; Scientific Director, High-throughput Screening Core; Director, Program for Chemogenomic Discovery University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 Feb 21, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of ‘62 Aud G-9425

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Engineered tRNAs for Suppression of Nonsense Mutations

John Lueck, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Feb 27, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

Functions of Motile Cilia in the Male Reproductive System

Wei Yan, M.D., Ph.D. - University of Nevada, Reno Foundation Professor; Director, Single Cell Genomics & Genome Editing Core Labs; Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program, Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV

 Mar 06, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Xin Li

Translational Control by FMRP in Neuronal Populations: Targets and Mechanism

Jennifer C. Darnell, Ph.D. - Research Associate Professor, Rockefeller University, New York, NY; Professor, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

 Mar 20, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (Co-sponsored by the RNA Society & Lexogen and the Graduate Women in Science)

Always Up!

Jennifer C. Darnell, Ph.D. - Research Associate Professor, Rockefeller University, New York, NY; Professor, Simons Initiative for the Developing Brain, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

 Mar 21, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat (co-sponsored by the RNA Society and Lexogen)

Sequence Selective Recognition of Double-Stranded RNA by Cationic Nucleobase and Backbone-Modified Peptide Nucleic Acids

Eriks Rozners, Ph.D.. - Chair and Professor, Department of Chemistry, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

 Mar 27, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

RNAs and RNA Binding Proteins in Transcriptional Control

Xiang-Dong Fu, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA

 Apr 03, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

RNA Aptamers for AMPA Receptors and Beyond

Li Niu, Ph.D. - Chair and Professor, Department of Chemistry, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY

 Apr 10, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

Graduate Student NIH T32 Retreat in Cellular, Biochemical and Molecular Science: Collaboration of Transcription Factors at Promoters and Enhancers to Regulate Distinct Steps in Gene Expression

John Lis, Ph.D. - Barbara McClintock Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Class of ‘62 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 Apr 17, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

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

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Surviving and Thriving as a Graduate Student

Brigid Cahill, Ph.D. - Director, University Counseling Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Apr 18, 2019 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Controlling Oncogenic RAS with Monobodies”

Shohei Koide, Ph.D. - Professor of Biologics Design, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, New York University School of Medicine; Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

 Apr 24, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

Molecular Mechanisms of Splicing Aberrations in Splicing Factor Mutant Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Stephanie Halene, M.D., Ph.D. - Associate Professor of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine and Yale Cancer Center; Member, RNA Science and Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

 May 01, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

Epigenetic Control of RNA Polymerase Pausing: Constraining Tumor Cell Adaption

Paula Vertino, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics; Wilmot Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Genomics, Associate Director of Translational Research, Wilmot Cancer

 May 22, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Jeff Hayes

Mapping the Pathway of Mitotic Chromosome Formation

William C. Earnshaw, Ph.D., FRS, FRSE, FMedSci - Professor and Wellcome Principal Research *Please note: Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 Jun 25, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Jeff Hayes

PhD Thesis Defense Seminar: The Intersection of Human Cytomegalovirus Infection and Innate Immune Signaling

Christopher Goodwin - Ph.D. student, Biochemistry

 Jul 29, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | 1-6828

Host: Joshua Munger, PhD

RNA Splicing, Chromatin Modification, and the Coordinated Control of Gene Expression

Tracy Johnson, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA; Cecilia and Keith Terasaki Endowed Chair in the Life Sciences; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor

 Sep 11, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

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

Making Ends Meet: New Roles of mRNA Secondary Structure in Translation

Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Sep 18, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Dave Mathews

Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Regulation

Tatiana Kutateladze, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

 Sep 25, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Jeff Hayes

Small RNAs Play Diverse Roles in Virus-host Interactions

Weifeng Gu, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

 Oct 02, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

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

Enzymatic Manipulation of IgG Fc Glycans - Harnessing Effector Functions for the Next Generation of Immunotherapeutic Antibodies

Eric J. Sundberg, Ph.D. - Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

 Oct 07, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Jeffrey Hayes

Elucidating the Biological Roles of ADARs, the RNA Editing Enzymes

Mary O'Connell, Ph.D. - ERA Chair, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, CEITEC, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

 Oct 09, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Yi-Tao Yu and Dr. Eric Phizicky (co-sponsored by RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

Transposable Elements as Catalysts of Cellular Innovation

Cedric Feschotte, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 Oct 16, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. Amanda Larracuente (co-sponsored by the RNA Structure and Function Cluster)

The Love-Hate Relationship between RNA Viruses and Their Hosts

Mariano A. Garcia-Blanco, M.D., Ph.D. - Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Mildred H Vacek and John R Vacek Distinguished Chair in Honor of President Truman G. Blocker, Jr., University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX; Professor, Department of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

 Oct 23, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

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

RNA Modifications in Gene Regulation and Disease

Richard I. Gregory, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Co-Director, HMS Initiative for RNA Medicine, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

 Oct 30, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

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

Single Molecule Studies of Homologous DNA Recombination

Eric Greene, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY

 Nov 06, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Quality Control in 40S Ribosome Maturation

Katrin Karbstein, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute; HHMI Faculty Scholar, Jupiter, FL

 Nov 13, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko (co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

Translation Dysfunction in Neurological Diseases

Susan L. Ackerman, Ph.D. - Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Steven W. Kuffler Chair, Department of Biology; Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Medicine, UC San Diego Medical School, La Jolla, CA

 Nov 20, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Eric Phizicky (co-sponsored by Graduate Women in Science)

CryoEM Structure of the P Element Transposase Strand Transfer Complex

Elizabeth Kellogg, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 Dec 04, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Mitch O’Connell