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Department of Molecular Biology

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Departmental Seminars

The Molecular Biology Department’s seminar program is one of the very best on campus. We make a strong effort to bring in visiting scientists who can provide a entertaining, enlightening, and current research report on an important area of molecular biology. Shown below is a listing of the current semester’s seminar speakers.

PLEASE NOTE:  Fall Semester seminars will start at 2:10 pm. and are held in the Berry Center Auditorium - Room 138.

Molecular Biology Fall 2016 SEMINARS


Speaker & Affiliation

Seminar Title



Don Jarvis
University of Wyoming      

Introduction to MOLB Seminar



Michael Ailion
University of Washington  

From unmotivated worms to diabetic mice: how secretory cells make a unique organelle

David Fay


Gerardo Vasta
University of Maryland   

The sweet tooth of innate immunity: Lectins as self/non-self recognition proteins   

Don Jarvis


Dennis Brown
North Carolina State University

From Alpha Virus Assembly to Arbovirus Vaccines

Don Jarvis


 Aaron Straight
Stanford University

Mechanisms of Chromosome Segregation: Genetic and Epigenetic Control of Centromere Formation

Jay Gatlin


Douglas Kominsky
Montana State University

Insights into Tissue Metabolism and Acute Inflammation

Peter Thorsness


Sue Jaspersen
Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Assembly of microtubule organizing centers

Dan Levy


Paul Straight
Texas A&M University

Bacterial Fitness, Programs for Competitive Success

Dan Wall


Bob Haltiwanger

University of Georgia

Regulation of the Notch Signaling Pathway by Glycosylation

Christopher Meadows


Aimee Beaulieu
Rutgers University

Regulation of Lymphocyte Responses to Infection

Jason Gigley


Erin Nishimura
Colorado State University

Single-cell transcriptome profiling and single-molecule transcript visualization in the early embryo

David Fay


Emma Wilson
University of California-Riverside

Bugs on the brain: a niche of neuroimmunology

Jason Gigley



Thanksgiving Holiday



Anna Moroni
University of Milan

Engineering of a light-activated potassium channel protein for optogenetics

Mark Gomelsky


Jesse Rinehart
Yale University

A general synthetic gateway to study the function of protein phosphorylation

Don Jarvis

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