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




Noon Low Learning Center
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 Noon Low Learning Center Irina Bezsonova
2/7 Dr. Hashim M. Al-Hashimi – Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University Noon Low Learning Center  Jeff Hoch
2/21 Dr. Michael Latham, Asst. Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota Noon Low Learning Center Gianluca Arianna/Dmitry Korzhnev
3/7 Dr. Gustavo M. Silva, Assistant Professor, Duke University Noon Low Learning Center Irina Bezsonova
3/21 Noon Keller Auditorium
4/4 Dr. Mark L. Dell’Acqua – Professor & Vice-Chair, Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine Noon Low Learning Center Wolfgang Peti & Kimberly Dodge-Kafka
4/18 Dr. Petra Levin – Professor, Washington University, St. Louis Noon Low Learning Center Patricia Hare
5/2 Noon Low Learning Center
5/16 Dr. Babak Javid – Associate Director, Bench Science, UCSF Center for Tuberculosis Medicine Noon Low Learning Center Oscar Vargas
5/30 Noon Low Learning Center
6/13 Noon
6/27 Noon