Visiting Speaker Seminars


Date Presenter Title Time Location Host
September 7 Dr. Crysten E. Blaby-Haas, Biology, Brookhaven National Laboratory Adjusting to life of the inside: evolution of metal homeostatic mechanisms to accommodate an organelle Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Betty Eipper
September 21 Dr. Brian Kelch, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Motors, rings, springs and things: macromolecular machines on DNA Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev
October 5  Dr. Jeremy L. Balsbaugh, Proteomics and Metabolics, UConn, Storrs Biological Mass Spectrometry at UConn: An Introduction to the New COR2E Proteomics & Metabolics Facility Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Irina Bezsonova
October 19  Dr. Colin A. Smith, Chemistry, Wesleyan University  An Atomistic View of Protein Dynamics and Allostery Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Adam Schuyler
October 25


Dr. Andrei Sali, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of California  Integrative Structural Biology Noon Low Learning Center Gabrielle Valles

(Dr. Irina Bezsonova’s Laboratory)

November 2 Dr. Nicole A. Broderick, Molecular and Cell Biology, UConn, Storrs The Microbiome in Health and Disease: Using a Fly Model to Understand Host-Microbe Interactions Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Sandra Weller
November 16 Dr. Christopher Miller, Biochemistry, Brandeis University A weird ion channel for a weird ion: Fluoride resistance in micro-organisms Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Peter Setlow
November 30 Dr. Brian R. Crane, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University Novel molecular mechanisms that underlie bacterial motility Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Justin Radolf
December 14 Dr. Michael Forgac, Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Bology, Tufts University Regulation of V-ATPase Assembly and Function of V-ATPases in Tumor Cell Invasion Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Betty Eipper
December 28 Noon Low Learning Center
January 11  Dr. Michael T. Hemann, Biology, Koch Institute, MIT  New strategies for using old cancer drugs Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev
January 25 Noon Low Learning Center
March 8


Dr. Bertram Ludaescher, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  From Workflow Automation to Reproducible Science through Provenance Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Michael Gryk
March 22


Dr. Rita Tamayo, Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina  Phase variation of virulence factors in Clostridium difficile Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Melissa Caimano
April 5 Dr. Carolyn Teschke, Molecular and Cell Biology, and Chemistry, UConn, Storrs  Portal protein: the business end of dsDNA viruses Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Sandra Weller
April 17


Dr. Stephen M. Strittmatter, Neuroscience, Yale School of Medicine  Mechanisms of Synapse Loss in Alzheimer’s Disease 4 p.m. Low Learning Center NEUROSCIENCE JOINT SEMINAR

Drs. Lawrence Klobutcher and Rashmi Bansal

May 3 Dr. Allan S. Jacobson, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School NMD: bench to bedside, and back to the bench Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Sandra Weller
May 17 Dr. Richard D. Wood, Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  DNA polymerases, breaks, and cancer Noon Low Learning Center Alex Rizzo

(Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev’s Laboratory)

May 31


Dr. Joanna Groden, Cancer Biology and Genetics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Genome Maintenance in Cancer and Aging Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Sandra Weller
June 14 Dr. Christina Redfield, Biochemistry, University of Oxford Interactions and Conformational Dynamics of the Bacterial Oxidoreductase DsbD Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Jeffrey Hoch
June 28  Dr. Benoit Boivin, Nanobioscience,  SUNY Polytechnic Institute Tracking down phosphatase oxidation to prevent pathological signaling Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Kimberly Dodge