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Department Seminars

If you would like to speak with any of these people during their visit, or need additional information, please contact Stephanie Scoville.

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Transposon-encoded CRISPR-Cas Systems Direct RNA-Guided DNA Integration

Sam Sternberg, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, New York, NY

 Dec 02, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

Structure of the RNase MRP Holoenzyme: More Diversity in the RNase P Family

Andrey S. Krasilnikov, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Center for RNA Biology, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

 Nov 18, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

Anatomy of the Long Noncoding RNA

Mauro Calabrese, Ph.D. - Director of Graduate Studies; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

 Nov 11, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

TBD - RNA Collaborative Seminar Series

Clarak Kielkopf, Ph.D., & Paul Boutz, Ph.D. - URMC, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

 Nov 04, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Zoom webinar (TBA)

RNA Editing by Adenosine Deaminases that Act on RNA (ADARs)

Peter A. Beal, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Davis, CA

 Nov 04, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

TBA

Jeffrey A. Pleiss, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

 Oct 21, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

The Art of Possibility: Weighted Ensemble Simulations of Long-timescale Kinetics

Lillian T. Chong, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

 Oct 14, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Alan Grossfield (co-sponsored by the Bioinformatics Cluster)

Co-Transriptional Splicing through the DBIRD Complex and PRMT5 Further Diversifies Cell Heterogeneous Populations

Martin Walsh, Ph.D. - Director, The Mount Sinai Center for RNA Biology and Medicine; Co-Director, MoTrPAC NIH Common Fund Chemical Analysis Site for Genomics, Epigenomics and Transcriptomics; Tisch Cancer Institute/ Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute; Professor, Departments of Pharmacological Sciences, Genetics and Genomic Sciences and Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

 Oct 07, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Visualize and Manipulate Single Allele and RNA in Live Cells

Bin Wu, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

 Sep 30, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307 (3-6408)

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

"Image-based spatial genomics and transcriptomics" & "RNA decay deficits cause neurodegeneration in ALS/FTD"

Siyuan Wang, Ph.D. & Junjie Guo, Ph.D. - Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine

 Aug 26, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

YouTube Channel

Biochemistry & Biophysics Ph.D. Thesis Defense Seminar: RNA Molecular Interactions Studied Through Simulation and Experiment

Louis Smith - PhD Candidate

 Aug 11, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: David Mathews, Ph.D. - Advisor

High Throughput Biochemical Approaches for Exploring the Lung in Health and Disease

Charles Ansong, Ph.D. - Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

 Aug 05, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

"Programmable RNA-targeting by CRISPR-Cas enzymes" & "Coupled protein synthesis and ribosome-guided piRNA processing on mRNAs"

Mitch O'Connell, Ph.D.; Xin Li, Ph.D. - University of Rochester, Center for RNA Biology

 Jul 15, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.

Zoom webinar registration

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Awards Ceremony

Jeff Hayes & The Biochemistry and Biophysics Dept

 May 15, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Biological factors and genetic programs that drive differentiation and maintenance of CD49a+ CD8+ Tissue Resident Memory cells

Ashwin Kumar - PhD Candidate

 May 05, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Structure and specificity of cyclic peptides in complex with HIV TAR provides insight into inhibitor development

Rachel Bonn-Breach - PhD Candidate

 May 05, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: J. Wedekind

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Identifying common features of piRNA precursors using computational and biophysical approaches

Abhinav Mittal - PhD Candidate

 Apr 28, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: X. Li

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Evaluating the Potential of Tumor Suppressor p53 to Preserve Pancreatic Acinar Cell Identity

Jennifer Twardowski - PhD Candidate

 Apr 28, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: S. Mello

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics 2020 Special Seminar: CryoEM as a modern method for structural biology

Qiu-Xing Jiang, Ph.D. - Director of Cryo-Electron Microscopy Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute

 Apr 27, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

Zoom Invitation

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Structure and effector-binding analysis of a PreQ1-III riboswitch suggests a fold that is tolerant to binding pocket mutations

Yoshita Srivastava - PhD Candidate

 Apr 21, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: J. Wedekind

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Distinguishing the roles of TatSF1 and U2AF65 paralogues in HIV vs. host gene expression

Justin Galardi - PhD Candidate

 Apr 21, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: C. Kielkopf

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Tracking ultrafast protein dynamics of rhodopsin on photon activation

Ashlin Poruthoor - PhD Candidate

 Apr 14, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: A. Grossfield

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Antigen and whole virus arrays for high throughput assessment of the human immune response to influenza

Gabrielle Kosoy - PhD Candidate

 Apr 14, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: B. Miller

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: Developing methods of targeting programmed ribosomal frameshifting in HIV and SARS-CoV-1

Elinore Loch - PhD Candidate

 Apr 07, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: B. Miller

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics PhD Defense Seminar: Executable models of signaling pathways and application to HIV

Rohith Palli - PhD Candidate

 Apr 02, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Juilee Thakar, Ph.D. - Advisor

Structural Analysis of a Riboswitch Reveals Long-Range Interaction Spine Bridging Distant Domains

Griffin Schroeder - PhD Candidate

 Mar 31, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: J. Wedekind

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: The Role of Csx28 in CRISPR-Cas13b Anti-Phage Defense

Arica VanderWal - PhD Candidate

 Mar 24, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: M. O'Connell, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Student Seminar Series: The role of DDX3X in regulating cardiac upstream open reading frames

Omar Hedaya - PhD Candidate

 Mar 24, 2020 @ 1:00 p.m.

Zoom Invitation

Host: Advisor: P. Yao, PhD

Integrative Analysis of RNA Binding Protein Targets and Function

Markus Hafner, Ph.D. - Senior Investigator, RNA Molecular Biology Group, NIAMS/NIH Intramural Research Program, Bethesda, MD

 Mar 04, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Rm 3-6408

Host: Dr. Mitch O’Connell (co-sponsored by RNA Society & Lexogen)

Ribosomes in Motion: The Role of Dynamics in the Mechanism and Regulation of Translation

Ruben Gonzalez, Ph.D. - Professor, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York, NY

 Feb 26, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Medical Center | 3-6408 (K-307)

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko (co-sponsored by Protein Synthesis Cluster, RNA Society & Lexogen)

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar Series: Surviving and Thriving as a Graduate Student

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

 Feb 20, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Adolph Lower Aud 1-7619

Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Understanding the Roles of Antioxidants in Cancer

Isaac Harris, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Jan 29, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K-307, Room 3-6408

Host: Dr. Josh Munger

Biological Architecture: From Protective Biocrystals to 3D-printed Bacteria

Anne Meyer, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Jan 22, 2020 @ 2:00 p.m.

Host: Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar Series: Fear, Failure, and Change

Siobhan Julian, Ph.D. - AP Chemistry and Regents Chemistry, Webster Schroeder High School, New York State Master Teacher - Finger Lakes, New York State POGIL Mentor, Webster, NY

 Jan 16, 2020 @ 3:00 p.m.

Host: Dr. Jeff Hayes