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Structural Biology and Biochemistry

Upcoming Events

​Date Speaker​ ​Title ​Host
​ALL STBB ​Program Seminars  RC1 S 9th Floor Conference Room​ 12 Noon
​Au​g. 13 ​Candice Wike ​Thesis Defense NA
Aug. 27​ ​Dr. Israel Fernandez ​MRC Lab of Molecular Biology; Cambridge, UK ​Dr. Kieft
​Sept. 3 ​Dr. Amy Palmer ​UC-Boulder ​Aga Kendrick
​Sept. 10 ​Dr. Changwei Liu ​UCD-AMC ​NA
​Sept. 17 ​Dr. Scott Keeney ​Molecular Biology Seminar Series Guest Speaker ​NA
​Sept. 24 ​Student Journal Club/ ​Practice Talks ​   Vishantie Dostal
​Oct. 1 ​Student Journal Club/ Meet in RC1 N 6123 ​Practice Talks ​Vishantie Dostal
​Oct. 8 Student Journal Club/ Practice Talks ​Vishantie Dostal
​Oct. 15 ​Melanie Blevins ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Oct. 22 ​Student Journal Club/ ​​Practice Talks ​Vishantie Dostal
​Oct. 29 ​Dr. Gongyi Zhang ​National Jewish Health ​NA
​Nov. 5 ​Dr. Richard Benninger ​UC-Denver Bioengineering/ Barbara Davis Diabetes Center ​Aga Kendrick
​Nov. 12 ​Dr. Chris Xing ​University of Minnesota ​Dr. LaBarbera
​Nov. 19 ​STBB 1st Rotation Talk ​Aaron Issaian, Sky Lee,
& Michael Olenek
​Dec. 3 ​Dr. Brian Strahl ​Univ. of North Carolina School of Medicine ​Dr. Kutateladze
​Dec. 10 ​Aga Kendrick ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Dec. 18 ​STBB Holiday Potluck ​No Seminar--Only Luncheon ​NA
​Jan. 7 ​Dr. Stirling Churchman ​Harvard University ​Dr. Bentley
​Jan. 14 ​Student Journal Club/ ​Practice Talks ​Vishantie Dostal

​Jan. 21 ​Michael Holliday ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Jan. 28 ​Vishantie Dostal ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Feb. 4 ​Student Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Vishantie Dostal
​Feb. 11 ​Stephen Pollard ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Feb. 18 ​Ryan Hill ​Thesis Update Talk NA
​Feb. 25 ​STBB 2nd Rotation Talk Aaron Issaian, Sky Lee, 
& Michael Olenek
​Mar. 4 ​Ryan Walsh ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Mar. 18 ​Student Journal Club/ ​Practice Talks ​Vishantie Dostal
​Mar. 25 ​Alex Barrett ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Apr. 1 ​Student Journal Club/ ​Practice Talks ​Vishantie Dostal
​Apr. 3 ​Dr. Xiaodong Cheng ​Emory University ​​Dr. Kutateladze
​Apr. 8 ​Travis Nemkov ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Apr. 15​ ​Dr. Kevin Quinn National Jewish Health ​​NA
​Apr. 22 ​Erik Hartwick ​Thesis Update Talk ​NA
​Apr. 30 ​Structural Symposium ​Hensel Phelps/
Trivisible Room
​May 6 ​Dr. Robert Tycko ​National Institutes of Health ​Dr. Zhang
​May 13 ​Dr. Steward Shuman ​Sloan Kettering ​Dr. Johnson
​May 20 ​STBB 3rd Rotation Talk Aaron Issaian, Sky Lee, 
& Michael Olenek
​Date Speaker​ ​Title ​Host
​ALL STBB ​Program Seminars  RC1 S 9th Floor Conference Room​ 12 Noon
Sept 2 STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks Sky Lee
Sept 9​ ​Dr. Hai Lin ​UCDenver-Downtown Department of Chemistry ​Dr. Zhao
​Sept 16 ​Dr. Jeff Kieft ​UCD-AMC ​NA
Sept 23 ​Dr. Hongjin Zheng ​UCD-AMC STBB Faculty Talk ​Dr. Zhao
​Sept 30 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Sky Lee
​Oct 7 ​Dr. Carlos Catalano UCD-AMC STBB Faculty Talk ​   Dr. Zhao
​Oct 14 ​Dr. Michael Guarnieri ​National Renewable Energy Lab Dr. Zhao​
​Oct 21 ​STBB Student Retreat PLANNING MEETING
Elizabeth Wethington
​Oct 28 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Sky Lee
​Nov 4 Erik Hartwick ​​Thesis Update Talk ​Kieft Lab
​Nov 11 ​Dr. Rachel Klevit ​University of Washington ​Dr. Liu
​Nov 18 ​STBB 1st Rotation Talks Josh Abbott Christal Davis Cassie Smith  Nick Torelli
​Dec 2
​Dec 9 ​Stephen Pollard ​Thesis Update Talk ​​Pollock Lab
​Dec 16 ​STBB Holiday Potluck
​Jan 27 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Sky Lee

​Feb 3 STBB Recruitment  ​Student Meeting ​Elizabeth Wethington
​Feb 10
​Feb 17 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Sky Lee

​Feb 24 ​STBB 2nd Rotation Talks Josh Abbott Christal Davis Cassie Smith  
​Mar 2 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Sky Lee
​Mar 9 ​1PM 10th Floor Comps/Prelim Disscussion  ​1st & 2nd Year Students Required ​Dr. Kieft
​Mar 16 ​Vishantie Dostal ​Thesis Update Talk ​Churchill Lab
​Mar 23 ​Dr. Blake Wiedenheft Montana State University​ Dr. Keift
​Mar 30 ​Dr. David Giedroc ​Indiana University ​Dr. Zhao
​Apr 4 ​Dr. Forest Andrews ​UCD-AMC ​Kutateladze Lab
​Apr 13 ​Aaron Issaian ​Thesis Update Talk ​Hansen Lab
​Apr 20 ​STBB Retreat Meeting ​Student Meeting ​Elizabeth Wethington
​Apr 21 ​STBB Retreat ​Wings Over the Rockies Museum ​9:00am
​Apr 27 ​Alex Barrett ​Thesis Update Talk ​Hansen Lab
​May 4 Sky Lee ​Thesis Update Talk ​Zhang Lab
​May 11 ​Dr. Shaodong Dai ​UCD-AMC STBB Faculty Talk ​​Dr. Zhao
​May 18 ​STBB 3rd Rotation Talk Josh Abbott Christal Davis Cassie Smith  
​May 25​ ​Travis Nemkov Thesis Update Talk ​​Hansen Lab
​Date Speaker​ ​Title ​Host
​ALL STBB ​Program Seminars  RC1 S 9th Floor Conference Room​ 12 Noon
​Aug 24 ​Cassie Smith ​Rotation Talk Dr. David Jones
​Sept 7 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Josh Abbott
​Sept 14 ​Dr. Peter Chien ​Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst ​Dr. Aaron Johnson
​Sept 14 ​Dr. Andy Byrd ​National Institutes of Health ​Special 4pm Seminar Dr. Mair Churchill 
​Sept 21 ​Thomas Priess ​Australian National University ​Dr. Jeff Kieft
​Sept 28 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Josh Abbott
​Oct 5 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Josh Abbott
​Oct 12 ​Dr. Yann Robert Chemla ​University of Illinois ​Dr. Carlos Catalano
​Oct 19 ​Erik Hartwick ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Jeff Kieft
​Oct 26 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Josh Abbott
​Nov 2 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Josh Abbott
​Nov 9 ​Biochemistry Departmental Guest Speaker ​Dr. Marc Johnston
​TUESDAY Nov 15 ​Dr. Michael Rossmann ​Purdue University ​Dr. Rui Zhao
​Nov 16 ​STBB 1st Year Students ​Rotation Talk #1 ​Alexandra Born, Leah Froelhe, Ruben Rosas-Ospina, Natalie Young
​Nov 23 Dr. Angelo D'Alessandro ​STBB Faculty Candidate ​Dr. Rui Zhao
​Nov 28 ​Dr. John Bankston ​STBB Faculty Candidate ​​Dr. Rui Zhao
​Nov 30 ​STBB Journal Club ​Practice Talks ​Josh Abbott
​Dec 7 ​Dr. Sukyeong Lee ​Baylor College of Medicine ​Dr. Rui Zhao
​Dec 14 ​Travis Nemkov ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Kirk Hansen
​Dec 21 ​STBB Holiday Potluck
​Ja​n 18 ​Stephen Pollard ​Thesis Update Talk ​​Dr. David Pollock
​Jan 25 ​Dr. Francisco Asturias ​STBB Faculty Candidate ​Dr. Rui Zhao
​Feb 1 ​STBB Student Meeting
​Feb 8 ​Cassie Smith ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. David Jones
​Feb 15 ​Alex Barrett ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Kirk Hansen
​Feb 22 ​STBB 1st Year Students ​Rotation Talk #2 ​Alexandra Born, Leah Froelhe, Ruben Rosas-Ospina, Natalie Young
​Mar 1 ​Dr. John Bushweller ​University of Virginia ​Dr. Tanya Kutedeladze
​Mar 8 ​Dr. Tobin Sosnick ​University of Chicago ​Dr. Krishna Mallela
​Mar 15 ​Aaron Issaian ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Kirk Hansen
​Mar 22 ​Dr. Beat Vogeli ​STBB Faculty Candidate ​Dr. Rui Zhao
​Mar 29 ​Josh Abbott ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Dan LaBarbera
​Apr 5 ​Vishantie Dostal ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Mair Churchill
​Apr 12 ​STBB Student Meeting
​THURS Apr 13 ​STBB SYMPOSIUM ​Erik Hartwick
​Apr 19 ​Sara Espinosa ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Rui Zhao
​Apr 26 ​Dr. Joseph Wedekind ​University of Rochester ​Dr. Jeff Kieft
​May 3 ​Christal Davis ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Carlos Catalano
​May 10 ​Sky Lee ​Thesis Update Talk ​Dr. Gongyi Zhang
​May 17 ​STBB 1st Year Students ​Rotation Talk #3 ​​
​Alexandra Born, Leah Froelhe, Ruben Rosas-Ospina, Natalie Young


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