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Date/TimeLocationTitle/Presenter/Affiliation
Jan 12, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Investigating an SF3b155 Scaffold for UHM-Containing Pre-mRNA Splicing Factors
Sarah Loerch
PhD Candidate
Jan 19, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Characterizing the Substrate Specificity of the Rapid tRNA Decay Pathway
Matthew Payea
PhD Candidate
Jan 26, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)Determining the role of G-protein βγ translocation in GPCR-mediated activation of perinuclear PI4P hydrolysis in cardiac myocytes
Jerry Madukwe
PhD Candidate
Feb 02, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Unexpected Structure and Stabilities for RNAs Containing GU Base Pairs Near Loops
Kyle Berger
PhD Candidates
Feb 02, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Mapping multiple nucleosome interaction sites of linker histone H1
Amber Cutter
PhD Candidates
Feb 09, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Substrate specificity of the Trm140 C32 methyltransferase
Lu Han
PhD Candidates
Feb 09, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)3' UTR SINEs and Staufen-mediated mRNA decay regulate orthologous human and mouse genes
Bronwyn Lucas
PhD Candidates
Feb 16, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Prediction of RNA secondary structure including non-canonical pairs
Michael Sloma
PhD Candidates
Feb 16, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Signaling Response and Cell Surface Abundance of Ste2p, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae G Protein-Coupled Receptor
Shairy Danial
PhD Candidates
Feb 17, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)"SLNC"-ing Towards Invasion: A Long Non-Coding RNA Implicates the Androgen Receptor and Brn3a in Melanoma Invasion
Karyn Schmidt, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Feb 23, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)TurboFold II: structure based RNA multiple sequence alignment
Zhen Tan
PhD Candidates
Feb 23, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center 1-7619 (Adolph Auditorium)Exploring the Basis of U2AF65-Purine Degeneracy and its Relevance in Human Genetic Disease
Steven Henderson
PhD Candidates
Feb 24, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Ribosomal Response to Damaged mRNA
Hani Zaher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO
Mar 01, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)The Human Cytomegalovirus UL26 Protein Modulates the NFκB Host Defense Pathway
Christopher Goodwin /Debapratim Dutta
PhD Candidates
Mar 01, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Structure and function investigation of a riboswitch
Debapratim Dutta
PhD Candidates
Mar 02, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)The Regulation of Poly(A) Site Utilization by Intragenic Transcriptional Enhancers
Jonathan Flax, M.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Rochester, NY
Mar 09, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)GPCRs, Powerful Allosteric Switches to Regulate G Proteins and Cell Signaling
Roger K. Sunahara, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, CA
Mar 15, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Defining mechanisms that maintain reading frame in eukaryotic translation
Jiyu Wang
PhD Candidates
Mar 15, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Yeast Cell Surface Display of HIV Envelope Glycoprotein for Vaccine Development
Hong Zhu
PhD Candidates
Mar 16, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Competition for a Hungry Spliceosome Shapes mRNA Populations and Cell Phenotypes
Manuel Ares, Jr., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 18, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)An Editor’s Eye View of Publishing in Science
Guy Riddihough, Ph.D.
Senior Editor; Research, Perspectives Editor at Science, Washington, D.C.
Mar 22, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center Upper S-Wing (3-7619) Dissecting the Function of Domain-Forming Transcriptional Enhancers
Sierra Fox
PhD Candidates
Mar 22, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center Upper S-Wing (3-7619) Investigating genome-wide patterns of secondary structure in mRNA sequences
Mohammad Kayedkhordeh
PhD Candidates
Mar 23, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)VEGF-Ax, an Anti-angiogenic VEGF-A Isoform Generated by Programmed Stop Codon Readthrough of vegfa mRNA
Paul L. Fox, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Mar 29, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Transcriptional Coactivation Through 5'-End Binding of Nascent RNAs
Christopher Phipps
PhD Candidates
Mar 29, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Pseudouridylation of S. cerevisiae U2 snRNA by Box H/ACA Ribonucleoprotein Guided Mechanism
Meemanage De Zoysa
PhD Candidates
Mar 30, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)The Structures of E. coli HipBA-promoter Complexes Reveal the Molecular Basis of HipBA Repression and Heritable Multidrug Tolerance
Richard G. Brennan, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry; Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
Apr 05, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)TBD
Fanfan Hao
PhD Candidate
Apr 06, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Transcriptome Analysis by Integrating Third Generation Sequencing and Second Generation Sequencing
Kin Fai Au, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Apr 12, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)TBD
Luke Marr/Louis Smith
PhD Candidates
Apr 13, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center G-9425 (Class of '62 Auditorium)Chromatin Dynamics of Histone Variants H2A.Z and CENP-A at Yeast Promoters and Centromeres
Carl Wu, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow and Lab Head, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Research Campus, Ashburn, VA
Apr 19, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Regulation and Function of Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) in Pathological Vascular Remodeling
Lingfeng Luo
PhD Candidates
Apr 19, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-7619 (Upper S-Wing Auditorium)Understanding the Effect of Direct Protein-Lipid Interactions on Rhodopsin Structure and Retinal Behavior
Letty (Leslie) Salas Estrada
PhD Candidate
Apr 20, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Order from Disorder: Defining Functions of Dysfunctional Proteins
Elizabeth Rhoades, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Apr 27, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Structural Dissection of the Ribosome as a Cellular Stress Sensor
Andrei Korostelev, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
May 04, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Connecting Sequence-Encoded Information to Form and Functions of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Rohit Pappu, Ph.D.
Edwin H. Murty Professor of Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Director of the Center for Biological Systems Engineering, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO
Sep 14, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Integrative Biophysical Approaches to Reveal Mechanisms of Viral Gene Expression
Blanton Tolbert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Sep 21, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)tRNA Splicing and Repair: Many Ways to Make Ends Meet
Stewart Shuman, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Biologist, Molecular Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY, NY
Sep 28, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Identifying the Structural and Energetic Factors that Govern Ribosome Function
Paul Whitford, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Oct 05, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Biological Action in Read-Write Genome Evolution
James Shapiro, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Oct 12, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Imaging the Functions of Multi-Component Molecular Assemblies at the Single-Molecule Scale
Scott C. Blanchard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY, NY
Oct 19, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)From the Top Down: Building and Specializing Epithelial Organs
Deborah Andrew, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Oct 26, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Translational Control in Stress Response: from Ribosome to mRNA
Shu-Bing Qian, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Nov 02, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Codon Usage - A Guide for Protein Folding in the Cell
Anton A. Komar, Ph.D.
Professor, Director, Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
Nov 09, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Investigating the Dynamic Structure of the Human Spliceosome
Melissa Jurica, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
Nov 16, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Initiation of Paramyxovirus Transcription and Genome Replication
Rachel Fearns, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Nov 30, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Deciphering the Intimate Connections Between Translation and mRNA Decay
Rachel Green, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Dec 14, 2016
2:00 p.m.
Medical Center 3-6408 (K-307)Translational Control Mechanisms of VEGFA
Peng Yao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY