Visiting Speaker Seminars

2019-2020

Date Presenter Title Time Location Host
September 10 Dr. Changchun Liu, Biomedical Engineering, UConn Health Enabling Point of Care Molecular Detection of Infectious Diseases/Cancer Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Bing Hao
September 24 Dr. Joseph Sorg, Biology, Texas A&M University Pseudoprotease regulation of Clostridium difficile spore germination Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Peter Setlow
October 8 Dr. Ranajeet Ghose, Chemistry & Biochemistry, The City College of New York Eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase – a unique regulator of translation Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev
October 22

CANCELED

Dr. Karen Crowhurst, Chemistry & Biochemistry, California State Univeristy Northridge Investigating the mechanism of activation and function of acid stress chaperones Noon

CANCELED

Low Learning Center Dr. Irina Bezsonova
November 5 Dr. Stavroula Hatzios, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Yale University Biochemical crosstalk at the host-microbe interface Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Wendy Mok
November 19 Dr. Mark Hochstrasser, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Yale University How endosymbiotic bacteria manipulate the ubiquitin system in their eukaryotic hosts Noon ARB Small Conference Room Dr. Irina Bezsonova
December 3

CANCELED

Dr. Julia Oh, Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine From metagenomes to therapeutics: the human microbiome Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Wendy Mok
December 17 Dr. Sara Buhrlage, Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard University Target class approaches accelerates early DUB discovery efforts Noon ARB Large Conference Room Dr. Irina Bezsonova
January 14 Dr. Carlos Castañeda, Biology and Chemistry, Syracuse University Protein droplets and ALS: Liquid-liquid phase separation of UBQLN2 is modulated by oligomerization, ALS-linked mutations, and ubiquitin binding Noon Low Learning Center Kerry McPherson (Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev’s Laboratory)
January 28   Noon Low Learning Center
February 11 Dr. Jianbin Ruan, Immunology, UConn Health Gasdermin pores: Opening gates for mature cytokines release. Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Irina Bezsonova
February 25 Dr. Jeanne A. Hardy, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Exploiting Conformational Changes in Caspase-6 protease as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Irina Bezsonova
March 10 Dr. Mary J. Dunlop, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University Dynamics, Noise, and Antibiotic Resistance in Single Cells Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Wendy Mok
CANCELED

March 24

OSBORN LECTURE

Dr. Inger K. Damon, Div. of High Consequence Pathogens & Pathology (DHCPP), CDC Public Health Research and Response Efforts – Dealing with Deadly Diseases Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Sandra Weller
April 7

CANCELED

Dr. David Jeruzalmi, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of New York Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev
April 21

CANCELED

Dr. Angela Gronenborn, Structural Biology, University of Pittsburgh Noon ARB Large Conference Room Dr. Jeffery Hoch
May 5

CANCELED

Dr. Voula Kanelis, Chemical & Physical Sciences, University of Toronto Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Irina Bezsonova
May 19

CANCELED

Dr. Eric Bennett, Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego Noon ARB Large Conference Room Gabrielle Valles (Dr. Irina Bezsonova’s Laboratory)
June 2 Noon
June 16 Noon
June 30 Noon