Visiting Speaker Seminars



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Date Presenter Title Time Location Host
9/05 Dr. Nimrat Chatterjee, Asst. Professor, Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, University of Vermont Cancer Center Translesion synthesis: beyond DNA damage tolerance





Low Learning Center & WebEx


Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev


9/19 Dr. Brad Nolen, Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics, University of Oregon Structural and biochemical insights into activation of Arp2/3 complex by WASP family protein Noon ARB Small Conference Room & WebEx Dr. Steven Chou





Dr. R. Andrew Byrd, Senior Investigator at the Center for Cancer Research, NIH Surface Dancing: Arf1-ASAP1 peripheral membrane complexes at the surface – challenges for integrated structural biology







Low Learning Center & WebEx




 Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev







Dr. Hesper Rego, Asst. Professor, School of Medicine, Yale University



Mycobacterial metabolism at the single-cell level





Keller Auditorium & WebEx Only


Dr. Wendy Mok


10/31 Dr. Dmitri Ivanov, Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, UT Health San Antonio, TX Recognition and Restriction of Retroviruses by the TRIM5α Restriction Factor Noon


Low Learning Center & WebEx


Daniel Fairchild


11/14 Dr. Paul Babitzke, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Director of the Center for RNA Molecular Biology at Pennsylvania State University Regulation of gene expression via RNA polymerase pausing and termination Noon


Keller Auditorium & WebEx



Michael Guertin



11/28 Noon Low Learning Center
12/12 Dr. Benjamin Turk- Associate Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, Yale University Dissecting MAP Kinase Interaction Networks Noon Low Learning Center  Wolfgang Peti
12/26 Noon Low Learning Center &  WebEx
1/09 Low Learning Center and WebEx
1/23 Dr. Zachary Nagel, Associate Professor of Genomics and Cancer Biology Environmental Health, Harvard University Functional assays for DNA damage tolerance and repair reveal molecular mechanisms of therapy resistance in cancer Noon Low Learning Center & WebEx  Dmitry Korzhnev
2/06 Dr. Robert Burgess, Professor, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies for tRNA Synthetase-Associated Peripheral Neuropathies Noon Low Learning Center  Oscar Vargas-Rodriguez
2/20 Noon Keller Auditorium
3/05 Dr. Barbara Kazmierczak, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Microbial Pathogenesis; Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation MD/PhD Program Director, Yale University Intrinsic antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Noon Low Learning Center and WebEx Wendy Mok
3/19 Noon Keller Auditorium and WebEx
4/02 Noon Low Learning Center and WebEx
4/16 Dr. Hashim M Al-Hashimi, Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics  

Bringing the structures of nucleic acid alive using NMR: The ensemble revolution in structural biology

Noon Keller Auditorium  Jeff Hoch
4/30 Prof. Stephen Blacklow, MD, PhD – Harvard Medical School A Journey from Membrane to Nucleus: Notch Signaling from the Outside-In Noon Low Learning Center and WebEx  

Wolfgang Peti

5/14 Dr. Benoit (Ben) Boivin, Associate Professor of Nanobioscience, Director of the Redox Biology and Signal Transduction Laboratory, Suny Polytechnic Institute  

The unexpected complexity of the redox regulation of phosphatases

Noon Low Learning Center and WebEx Wolfgang Peti
5/28 Dr. Kai (Jack) Zhang – Asst. Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University Cryo-EM Reveals the Mechanochemical Cycle of Reactive Full-length Human Dynein-1 Noon Low Learning Center and WebEx Stephen King
6/11 Dr. Aaron Mendez – Asst. Professor, Molecular Biology & Microbiology, Tufts University The Multifunctionality of Viruses: Impacts on Host Gene Expression and Replication Noon Low Learning Center and WebEx Sandra Weller