Visiting Speaker Seminars


Seminars will be virtual. Event Link:


Date Presenter Title Time Location Host
8/30 Dr. George Inglis & Dr. Zhijuan Qiu, Communication Biology (Nature Portfolio Journal)  Navigating Scientific Publishing in the Nature Portfolio Noon WebEx Wendy Mok
9/06 Dr. Eran Agmon, Asst Prof/Basic Sci, Cell Analysis Modeling – CCAM Vivarium: A Framework for Integrative, Multi-Scale Computational Cell Biology Noon Low Learning Center & WebEx Wolfgang Peti
9/20 Dr. Penny Beuning, Chair, and Professor, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Northeastern University “Moving in the Right Circles: Dynamics of processivity clamp proteins.” Noon Low Learning Center Dmitry Korzhnev
10/4 Dr. Stanley Brul, Professor, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam Visualizing Spore Germination Protein Complexes in Action in Bacterial Endospores; Lessons and Challenges Ahead Noon Low Learning Center

-Virtual only – WebEx

Angela DeMarco (Mok’s Lab)
10/18 Dr. Colin Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University Characterizing aberrant energy landscapes in computationally designed and naturally occurring proteins Noon Keller Auditorium Irina Bezsonova
11/1 Dr. Janice Pata, Chair & Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences, University of Albany Kinetic Mechanisms of S. aureus PolC & DnaE: Insights Into the Initiation of DNA Synthesis in Gram-positive Bacteria Noon Low Learning Center Dmitry Korzhnev
11/15 Dr. Lars Dietrich, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Columbia University Metabolic heterogeneity and antibiotic tolerance in bacterial biofilms Noon Keller Auditorium Wendy Mok
11/29 N/A N/A Noon Low Learning Center N/A
12/13 Dr. Emily Derbyshire, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Duke University Interdisciplinary Approaches to reveal parasite vulnerabilities Noon Low Learning Center Virtual only – WebEx Wendy Mok
12/27 N/A N/A N/A N/A
1/10 Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, Professor & Chair, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of California Mechanism and regulation of DNA repair: RAD52 and BRCA2 regulate pathway choice in double-stranded DNA break repair Noon Low Learning Center Dmitry Korzhnev
1/24 Dr.  Achim Werner– NIH, Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator,  Stem Cell Biochemistry Unit, Skeletal, Matrix & Mechanisms of Development & Stem Cell Fate Deciphering ubiquitin-dependent cell-fate decisions during development through biochemical screening of human disease mutations Noon Low Learning Center Irina Bezsonova
2/7 N/A N/A Noon Low Learning Center N/A
2/21 Dr. Alison ONeil-Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University iPSC and zebrafish modeling of pesticide exposure as a route to sporadic ALS Noon Low Learning Center Irina Bezsonova
3/7 Dr. Gustavo M. Silva, Assistant Professor, Duke University Ribosome Ubiquitination and Translation Control During Stress Noon Low Learning Center Virtual Only – WebEx Irina Bezsonova
3/21 Dr. Michael Latham, Asst. Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota Conformational heterogeneity of the MR complex underlies its function in DNA double-strand break repair. Noon Keller Auditorium Gianluca Arianna/Dmitry Korzhnev
4/4 Dr. Mark L. Dell’Acqua – Professor & Vice-Chair, Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine Regulation of Local Synaptic Plasticity and Distal Signaling to the Nucleus by Neuronal L-type Ca2+ Channel Complexes Noon Low Learning Center Wolfgang Peti & Kimberly Dodge-Kafka
4/18 Dr. Petra Levin – Professor, Washington University, St. Louis The environment shapes the cell Noon Low Learning Center Patricia Hare
5/2 Noon Low Learning Center
5/16 Dr. Babak Javid – Associate Professor, Division of Experimental Medicine, UCSF Investigator, Wellcome Trust Targeting (mis)translation as an anti-virulence strategy Noon Low Learning Center Oscar Vargas-Rodriguez
5/30 Noon Low Learning Center
6/13 Sergey Melnikov – Principal Investigator, Newcastle University Medical School  

– Canceled –

Noon Low Learning Center  

Oscar Vargas-Rodriguez

6/27 Noon Low Learning Center