Visiting Speaker Seminars


Date Presenter Title Time Location Host
September 11 Dr. Kshitiz Gupta, Biomedical Engineering, CCAM, UConn Health The Stag Hunt Game in Cancer: How Cells Cooperate Within Cancer Populations and Stroma to Divide and Conquer Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Sandra Weller
September 27


Dr. Rita Tamayo, Microbiology & Immunology, University of North Caroline at Chapel Hill Variation of Virulence Factors in Clostridium difficile Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Melissa Caimano
October 9 Noon
October 23  Dr. Roger Woodgate, Division of Intramural Research, NIH Utilization of low fidelity DNA polymerases to uncover mechanisms of ribonucleotide excision repair Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Irina Bezsonova
November 6 Dr. Sharon B. Cantor, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School Replication stress avoidance and therapy resistance in hereditary breast cancer Noon Low Learning Center  Dr. Dmitry Korzhnev
November 20 Dr. Eric Strieter, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Understanding the Cryptic Activity of Deubiquitinases Noon Keller Auditorium Dr. Irina Bezsonova
December 4 Dr. Riqiang Yan, Neuroscience, UConn Health Inhibition of BACE1 for benefiting Alzheimer’s disease patients Noon Keller Auditorium Dr. Sandra Weller
January 29 Dr. Voula Kanelis, Chemical and Physical Sciences, University of Toronto The effect of regulatory interactions and disease mutations on the NBDs of SUR proteins, the regulatory subunits in KATP channels Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Irina Bezsonova
February 12 Dr. Kaiyao Huang, Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences Functions of ectosome release in ciliary membrane remodeling and cell-cell communication Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Stephen King
March 12 Dr. Marta M. Gaglia, Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine


Viral hijacking of host pathways to control gene expression and immune responses Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Sandra Weller
April 9 Dr. Kumaran Ramamurthi, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, NIH Synthetic bacteria deliver the goods Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Peter Setlow
April 23 Dr. Yolanda Sanchez, Molecular and Systems Biology, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Promises and Challenges for Checkpoint Inhibitors as Anti-Cancer Drugs Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Christopher Heinen
May 7 Dr. Nancy Freitag, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Illinois at Chicago From soil to cytosol: the pathogenic transformation of the environmental bacterium Listeria monocytogenes Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Justin Radolf
May 21 Dr. Ursula Jakob, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Role of Polyphosphate in Amyloidogenic Processes Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Sandra Weller
June 4 Dr. Richard W. Kriwacki, Structural Biology, St. Jude Children’s Hospital Phase separation in biology and disease Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Jeffrey Hoch
June 18 Dr. Nadia Benaroudj, Microbiology, Institut Pasteur Noon Low Learning Center Dr. Melissa Caimano