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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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Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar: “Identity in academic research: carving your path”

Amanda Larracuente, PhD - Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

 Jan 21, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

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Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

SPECIAL EVENT: RNA Presentations by UR Grad Students, Postdocs, and Technicians (Day 3)

Deb Maji (Kielkopf Lab), Elizabeth Abshire, PhD (Maquat Lab), Xavier Rambout, PhD (Maquat Lab) - University of Rochester, Center for RNA Biology

 Jan 27, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

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Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. Dave Mathews

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar: “Leading successful scientific research through mentoring”

Celia Schiffer, PhD - Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology; Gladys Smith Martin Chair in Oncology; Director, Institute of Drug Resistance, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

 Feb 11, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

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Host: Dr. Clara Kielkopf and Dr. Joseph Wedekind

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar: “Investing for your future”

Igor Yurovskiy - J.P. Morgan Private Client Advisor, Senior Vice President-Investments, Chase Private Client, Pittsford, NY

 Mar 18, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

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Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) Seminar: “We plan, the gods laugh: Splicing, slicing, editing, and living”

Erik Sontheimer, PhD - Pillar Chair in Biomedical Research; Professor and Vice Chair, RNA Therapeutics Institute, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

 Apr 15, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

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Host: Dr. Lynne Maquat

Dean's Lecture: TBA

Lynne Elizabeth Maquat, PhD - J. Lowell Orbison Distinguished Service Alumni Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Director, Center for RNA Biology

 Sep 13, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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DBB Seminar: "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 22, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

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

DBB Seminar: "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

 Sep 29, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

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

DBB Seminar: TBA

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

 Oct 06, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

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

DBB Seminar: "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 03, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.

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

DBB Seminar: "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

 Apr 06, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m.

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