Current Seminars

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology hosts several seminars each semester featuring on-campus faculty as well as prominent research scientists from other universities and institutions. These seminars are designed to broaden the knowledge of students, faculty and staff in the areas of current research and application of biochemistry and bio-technology.

Spring 2019 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

 

Date Speaker Title Host
Mon, Jan 28 Dr. Louise Cramer      University College London, UK “Attractive and Repellent Chemotaxis start with distinct Actin-based Mechanisms” James Bamburg, Ph.D.
Mon, Feb 25 Dr. Ramanujan Hegde Cambridge, United Kingdom “Molecular basis of membrane protein biogenesis” Kenneth Lyon
Mon,  Mar 11 Dr. Alexey Merz  University of Washington “How to get into and out of the Golgi” Santiago Di Pietro, Ph.D.
Mon, Mar 25 Dr. Ahmet Yildiz
UC Berkeley
“The Mechanism and Regulation of the Dynein/Dynactin Machinery Steven Markus, Ph.D.
Mon, Apr 8 Dr. Christian Kaiser
John Hopkins University
“The ribosome cooperates with a chaperone to guide multi-domain protein folding” Tim Stasevich, Ph.D.
CANCELED Mon, Apr 22 Dr. Daniela Cimini
Virginia Tech
“Aneuploidy, tetraploidy, and centrosomes: a numbers game” Jake DeLuca, Ph.D.
Mon, Apr 29 Dr. Tom Muir
Princeton University
“Painting Chromatin with Synthetic Protein Chemistry” Jeffrey Hansen, Ph.D.

Fall 2018 SEMINAR SCHEDULE

Mon, Aug 20 Reserved for Chair – Laurie Stargell, Ph.D.
Mon, Aug 27 Kelly C. Wrighton, Ph.D.
CSU Department of Soil and Crop Science–
“From the deep biosphere to the human gut: tracking microbial methylamine metabolism across ecosystem” Laurie Stargell, Ph.D.
Mon, Sep 3 University Holiday
Mon, Sep 10 Katya Grishchuk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
“Chromosomes on the edge: coupling kinetochores to dynamic microtubule ends” Jennifer DeLuca, Ph.D.
Mon, Sep 17 Kassandra  Ori-McKenney, Ph.D.
UC Davis
“Microtubule Cartography: The Role of Microtubule-Associated Proteins in Lattice Gating” Steven Markus, Ph.D.
Mon, Sep 24 Matthew Taliaferro from University of Denver “mRNA Localization: Delivering the Message”
Mon, Oct 15 Dr. Dileep Varma
Northwestern University
“Mechanisms controlling formation and stabilization of kinetochore-microtubule attachments during mitosis” Jennifer DeLuca, Ph.D.
Mon, Oct 22 Dr. Srinivas Ramachandran
CU Anschutz Medical Campus
“Caught in the act: Mapping   chromatin dynamics during transcription and replication” Tinting Yao, Ph.D.
Mon, Oct 29 Steve Foster
Director, Licensing & Business Development
CSU Ventures
“Google, Gatorade, and GPS-
A world transformed by university ideas”
Matthew Saxton
Mon, Nov 5 Greg Hermann, Ph.D from Lewis and Clark College Santiago Di Pietro, Ph.D.
Mon, Nov 19 Fall Break
Mon, Nov 26 Karine Gousset, Ph.D.
California State University -Fresno
“Microproteonomics and Transcriptomics analyses of laser capture microdissected cell protrusions” Erin Nishimura, Ph.D.
Mon, Dec 3 Dr. Edouard Bertrand – The Institute of Molecular Genetics at Montpellier “Imaging single mRNPs reveals new insights into RNA localization and translation” Tim Stasevich, Ph.D.
Mon, Dec 10 Finals Week

 

 

BMB Seminar: Monday January 28, 2019

Dr. Louise Cramer Presents:

Monday January 28th, 2019 at 1:00 PM in MRB 312

“Attractive and Repellent Chemotaxis start with distinct Actin-based Mechanisms”

BMB Seminar Monday, February 25, 2019

Dr. Ramanujan Hegde Presents:

Monday February 25th, 2019 at 10:00 AM in MRB 312

“Molecular basis of membrane protein biogenesis”

BMB Seminar Monday, March 11, 2019

Dr. Alexey Merz Presents:

Monday March 11th, 2019 at 10:00AM in MRB 312

Dr. Alexey Merz presenting “How to get into and out of the Golgi”  

BMB Seminar Monday, March 25, 2019

Ahmet Yildiz Presents:

Monday March 25th, 2019 at 10:00AM in MRB 312

“The Mechanism and Regulation of the Dynein/Dynactin Machinery”

BMB Seminar Monday, April 8, 2019

Christian Kaiser, Ph.D. Presents:

Monday April 8th, 2019 at 10:00AM in MRB 312

“The ribosome cooperates with a chaperone to guide multi-domain protein folding”

CANCELED BMB Seminar, Monday, April 22, 2019

Daniela Cimini, Ph.D. Presents:

Monday April 22nd, 2019 at 10:00AM in MRB 312

“Aneuploidy, tetraploidy, and centrosomes: a numbers game”    

BMB Seminar Monday, April 29, 2019

Tom Muir, Ph.D. Presents:

Monday April 29th, 2019 at 10:00AM in MRB 312

“Painting Chromatin with Synthetic Protein Chemistry”

Ph.D. Defense, Tuesday April 30, 2019

Chih-Feng Tien Presents:

Tuesday April 30th, 2019 at 9:00AM in MRB 312

“Understanding Regulation of HIV-1 Protease Precursor Autoprocessing”

Ph.D. Defense, May 31, 2019

Kenneth Lyon Presents:

Friday May 31st, 2019 at 9:00AM in MRB 312

“Multi-Color Visualization and Quantification of Single RNA HIV-1 Programmed Ribosomal Frameshifting Dynamics in Living Cells”

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