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Biochemisty and Molecular Genetics Seminar Series Schedules

Seminars are Mondays at noon in the RC1 South, 9th floor conference room.


Coming soon
Month Date Speaker Topic Host Location
October 3 Jasper Rine, PhD, University of California - Berkeley "Looking for Good News in the Human Genome" Johnston
L18-9105
17 Adrian Krainer, PhD, Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory  "Antisense-Based Modulation of Alternative Splicing as a Therapeutic Strategy" Zhao  L18-9105
November 7 Markus Muschen, PhD, University of California San Francisco and Children's Hospital Los Angeles "Oncogene Signaling and Negative Feedback in Leukemia" DeGregori L18-9105
  14 Karolin Luger, PhD, Colorado State University "Structural Transitions in Chromatin" Bentley L18-9105
December 5 Pravin, T.P. Kaumaya, PhD, Ohio State University  "Combination HER-2 Vaccine and VEGF Peptide Mimics in Breast and Ovarian Cancers" Hodges L18-9105
January  30 David Peabody, PhD, University of New Mexico  "Virus-like Particles as Platforms for Peptide Display" Sclafani  L18-9105
February 27 Scott Kennedy, PhD, University of Wisconsin  "Multi-generational Epigenetic Inheritance and Germline Immortality" Bentley
L18-9105
 March 5 Anne-Laure Perraud, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison  "TRPM Ion Channels Fused to Enzymes: From Mg2+ to Oxidative Stress Sensing" DeGregori L18-9105
12 Dennis Winge, PhD, University of Utah "Biogenesis of Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase" Huang L18-9105
 April 2 Richard Johnson, CU Department of Medicine, Chief, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension  "New Insights into the Mechanisms Driving Obesity and Insulin Resistance: Role of Fructose and Uric Acid" N/A L18-9105
  9 Eric Greene, PhD, Columbia University  "Single Molecule Imaging of Protein-DNA Interactions With DNA Curtains" Kieft L18-9105
16 Dong-Er Zhang PhD, University of Colorado San Diego  "RUNX1 and AMLI-ETO in Blood Cell Differentiation and Cancer" Liu L18-9105
May 7 Sue Jinks-Robertson, PhD, Duke University Medical Center "Transcription and Genome Instability in Yeast: the Top1 Connection" Hesselberth L18-9105
  21 Paul Chang, PhD, David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT  "PARP Function in RNA Metabolism and the Unfolded Protein Response" Roberto Perales L18-9105
Date Speaker Topic Host Location
September 2 Ken Jones, PhD
University of Georgia
Genomics and population genetics: RNAseq, SNPs, and microsatellites L18-10106
6 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY      
7 Andrej Luptak, PhD
University of California, Irvine
Self-cleaving ribozymes: Discovery and biological roles L18-9105
12-1pm
  13 Phil Anderson
University of Wisconsin
Genetics
mRNA Surveillance by the C. elegans smg Genes Johnston L18-9105
12-1pm
  20 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
           
October 4 Lauren McIntyre 
University of Florida
  Johnston L18-9105
12-1pm
  11 Chalk Talk   Johnston L18-9105
12 Harry Noller Sadler Memorial Lecture Kieft/Seeds  Hensel Phelps Auditorium-West
3pm
  18 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
           
November 1 Chalk Talk   Huang L18-10106
2 Jessica Schultz
Thesis Defense
Characterization and Transcriptional Regulation of the Alpha7 Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Gene and Potential Roles in Schizophrenia RC1 North 8108
10am
  15 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  17 Julia Cooper Telomeres and the challenges to chromosome integrity Sclafani Hensel Phelps Auditorium-East
4pm
22 Dan Rossbach/Elan Valiquett/Seth Welsh BMG Rotational Talks L18-9105
12-1pm
  23 Ruben Gonzalez Translation factor control of ribosome and tRNA dynamics during protein synthesis Kieft L18-9105
12-1pm
 
December 6 Chalk Talk   Seeds L18-10106
  13 Jay Storz
University of Nebraska
Mechanisms of hemoglobin adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia Hittinger L18-9105
12-1pm
  20 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
           
January 3 Chalk Talk   Liu L18-10106
  10        
  17 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY      
  24 Faculty Meeting       
  31        
           
February 7 Chalk Talk   Sclafani  L18-10106
  14
  21 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY      
  28 BMG Rotaional Talks      
           
March 7 Chalk Talk   Pollock L18-10106
  21 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  28 Jeremy Thorner A protein kinase signaling network that regulates plasma membrane lipid homeostasis Sclafani  L18-9105
12-1pm
           
April 4 Chalk Talk   DeGregori L18-10106
  11        
  18 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  25 Dennis R. Voelker Enemy at the Gates and the Hydrophobic Defense:  The Surprising Role of Pulmonary Surfactant Phospholipids as Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Viral Agents. Johnston L18-9105
12-1pm 
         
May 2 Chalk Talk   Davis L18-10106
  9        
  16 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  23 BMG Rotational Talks      
  30        
June 6 Nick Seeds L18-9105
12-1pm
13
27 Chalk Talk Kieft L18-10106
Date Speaker Topic Host Location
January 4        
  11 Richard Spritz
UC Denver
Human Medical Genetics
Program
  Johnston **
  18 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY      
  19 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  25 Rosalie Sears
Oregon Health & Science University
Molecular & Medical Genetics
“Phosphorylation sites on c-Myc regulate its oncogenic activity” DeGregori **
           
February 1        
  8 Nick Seeds Chalk Talk-BMG Faculty Only   L18-10106
  15 UNIVERSITY HOLIDAY      
  16 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  22 Hiten Madhani
UCSF
Biochemistry and Biophysics
"Control of heterochromatic gene silencing by nucleosome positionining and identity:  lessons from three different yeasts" Bentley **
           
March 1 Changwei Liu Chalk Talk-BMG Faculty Only   L18-10106
  8 Carla Finkielstein
Virginia Tech
"Circadian Regulation of Cellular Homeostasis" Zhao **
  15 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  22 Dong-Er Zhang
Univ California San Diego
Cancer Center
"Ubiquitin Like Modifier ISG15 and its Deconjugating Enzyme UBPi43/USP18" Liu **
  29 Tim Formosa
University of Utah
Moecular Biology
"Making and Breaking Nucleosomes; What Are the FACTs?" Sclafani **
           
April 5        
  12 NO SEMINAR     **
  19 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  26 Tamim Shaikh, PhD
UC Denver
Pediatrics
  Johnston **
           
May 3 Philip Kapranov, PhD
Principal Genomics Scientist
Helicos BioSciences Corporation
"The Multifaceted Human Transcriptome" Johnston Hensel Phelps East Lecture Hall
  10 Thomas Wilson
University of Michigan
Pathology
"Genome resequencing for investigating induced alterations of the human and yeast genomes" Johnston **
  17 CANCELLED-Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  24 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
  24 James Hagman
UC Denver
Immunology
"Regulation of chromatin structure and transcription in B cells" Degregori **
           
June 7 Takenori Takahata
Visiting Scholar
"Plant Flavonoids Affect the Response of Cancer Cells to Topoisomerase I inhibitors" Sclafani **
  21 CANCELLED Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
           
July 19 Faculty Meeting     L18-10106
 
​Date ​Description ​Presenter ​Title ​Host
​September 2 Not Available - Holiday
​9 Faculty Meeting
​16 ​​Seminar  ​David Pollock New understanding of the evolution of genes and genomes (and why it matters) ​Department
​23 ​Chalk Talk ​Dick Davis
​30 ​Seminar ​Sue Biggins (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) ​How do Cells get the Right Chromosomes? ​Paul Megee
​October 7 Seminar  Kevin Gardner (UT Southwest) ​ Structure and Dynamic Basis for Protein Regulation Students (Michael Holliday)​​
​14 Seminar​ ​Jeff Keift  Eleven years, four nucleotides, three department chairs, two campuses...and a long-term relationship with one amazing viral RNA​​
​21 Cancer Center Symposium
​28 Not Available​
​29 Sadler Lecture​
Hensel Phelps West
James Berger (University of California-Berkeley)​ How far does the rabbit hole go?  Plumbing the mechanistic depths of a DNA remodeling machine (and not hitting bottom) Bob Sclafani​​
​November 4 Seminar Dave Brow (University of Wisconsin Madison) snRNA dynamics during pre-mRNA splicing Rui Zhao​​
​11 Faculty Meeting​
​18 Chalk Talk
Mingxia Huang

25​ Cancelled
​December 2 Seminar - Available


​9 Chalk Talk Rui Zhao​​
​16 Seminar  Aaron N Johnson​ (UCD) Post-transcriptional regulation of myogenesis: an unexpected role for the RNA binding protein Hoi Polloi​ ​Aaron Johnson​​
​23 Not Available - Holiday​
​30 Not Available - Holiday​
​January 6 Seminar ​ Richard Harland (UC Berkeley)​ Frog Genomics​ David Bentley​​
​13 Faculty Meeting​ CANCELLED​
​20 Not Available - Holiday​
​27
​Faculty Meeting
​February 3 Seminar  Sean Brady (Rockefeller)​ TBD​ Jeff Kieft​​
​10 Faculty Meeting​
​17 Not Available - Holiday​
​24 Chalk Talk​ David Bentley
​March 3 Seminar
​Anthony Latai (Harvard) Guiding Leukemia Therapy with BH3 Profinling James DeGregori​
​10 Faculty Meeting​
​17 Seminar  Ileana Cristea (Princeton)​ The functional interactome landscape of the human histone  deacetylase family ​Kirk Hansen​
​24 Chalk Talk​ Cancelled
​31 Seminar
​Robert Hollingsworth (MedImmune, Inc.) ​Killing the weed at the root: cancer stem cells​
​April 7 Seminar  Jason Gertz (University of Utah)​ Genomic features that influence cell type-specific estrogen receptor binding Mark Johnston​​
​14 Faculty Meeting​
​21 Seminar Kenji Murakami
Architecture of an RNA polymerase II transcription pre-initiation complex
Jeffrey Kieft
24 Seminar ​William Old ​Discovery of Novel Effectors in Oncogenic B-Raf Signaling ​Jeffrey Kieft
​28 Seminar ​Carsten Mim Reshaping Borders:  Structural Basis of Membrane Bending by Endophilin​ Jeffrey Kieft​
May 1​ ​Seminar ​Andrew Truman ​Dealing with Difficult Clients:  Modulating HSP 70 Function as a Novel Anit-Cancer Strategy Jeffrey Kieft​
5 Seminar
Robert Batey​ TBD​ Yumeng Hao​​
8​ ​Seminar ​Elizabeth Stroupe ​Couple Proton and Electron Transfer in the Metalloenzyme Sultfite Reductase ​Jeffrey Kieft
​12 Seminar​ Pui Kwok​ (University of California at San Francisco) Automated high-resolution genome mapping using single DNA molecules Jim Sikela​​
15​ ​Seminar ​Juan Fontana ​Structural Characterization of the intermediate steps of enveloped virus fusion
​Jeffrey Kieft
​19 Seminar  Christine Beattie (Ohio State University)​ Analysis of motoneuron development and function in a zebrafish model of the motonneuron disease SMA ​​Changwei Liu
​26 ​Not Available - Holiday
29​ ​Sadler Lecture ​David Haussler (University of California Santa Cruz)
Large-scale Cancer Genomics

Bob Sclafani​
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​Date ​Description ​Presenter ​Title ​Host
​September 1 Not Available - Holiday
​8 Seminar - Available





​15 ​​Faculty Meeting 
​23 Sadler Memorial Lecture ​Venki Ramakrishnan ​MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology Robert Sclafani​
​29 Chalk Talk
​October 6 Seminar  Iestyn Whitehouse (Memorial Sloan Ketterring Cancer Center) Replicating chromatin: a view from the lagging strand Aaron Johnson
​13 Faculty Meeting ​ 
​20 Seminar  Haoyi Wang (Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Scin
Next Generation Genome Engineering in Mice​ Mark Johnston​
​27 Chalk Talk
​November 3 Seminar Tim Kowalik (UMASS) Viral genomics and disease James DeGregori
​10 Faculty Meeting​
​17 Chalk Talk


24​ Seminar - Recruitment
​December 1 Seminar - Recruitment
​8 Seminar - Recruitment
​15 Seminar - Recruitment
​22 Seminar - Recruitment
​29 Not Available - Holiday​
​January 5 Seminar - Recruitment ​​
​12 Seminar - Recruitment
​19 Not Available - Holiday​
​26
Seminar - Recruitment
​February 2 Seminar - Recruitment
​9 Seminar - Recruitment
​16 Not Available - Holiday​
​23 Seminar - Recruitment
​March 2 Seminar - AVAILABLE
​9 Faculty Meeting​
​16 Seminar  Marvin Wickens (Wisconsin) TBD ​Jay Hesselberth​
​23 Chalk Talk​
​30 Seminar  ​Robbin Brodbeck ​Applying a Classical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education to the Modern World of Drug Discovery ​Bob Sclafani​
​April 6 Seminar  Rhiju Das TBD Jeff Kieft
​13 Faculty Meeting​
​20 Seminar  ​Elliot Androphy (Indiana University)

The COPI vesicle: what it does in neurons and spinal muscular atrophy Changwei Liu
​27 Chalk Talk​ ​​
​May 4 Seminar  ​​​Christian Tschudi (Yale School of Public Health) The new biology of African trypanosomes: from transcriptions to development Dick Davis
​11 Faculty Meeting ​​
​18 Seminar - Available




​25 ​Not Available - Holiday
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Faculty meetings and chalk talks will begin at noon, 10th floor conference room.

(click here for the Friday Research Report Schedule)
(click here for the Chalk Talk Schedule)