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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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)

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)